Si intitola No Time For Love Like Now il nuovo brano pubblicato da Michael Stipe. Il pezzo è un messaggio d'amore e solidarietà in questo momento di isolamento forzato.L'ex leader dei R.E.M. Michael Stipe ha pubblicato attraverso YouTube e Instagram la versione demo di un nuovo pezzo, intitolato No Time for Love Like Now. Un brano che ci riporta direttamente al sound dei R.E.M. più noti al pubblico, con l'inconfondibile voce di Stipe.No Time for Love Like Now è stato scritto insieme ad Aaron Dessner della rock band dei The National. Il testo vuole essere un vero e proprio messaggio d'amore in questo momento difficile di quarantena forzata a causa del Coronavirus.
No time for crazy, / Non è tempo di pazzie, No time for arguments, / Non è tempo di discussioni, No time for love like now. / Non c'è un tempo migliore di adesso per l'amore.
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@jacknifelee remembers Bill Rieflin (special thanks to Jeremiah and Vincent Moon for the beautiful accompanying footage) “I absolutely loved Bill’s laugh. It was a big baritone burst of air. A huge ha. It came from deep in him and you knew exactly when he enjoyed something. It filled the room his laugh did. That and his fantastic hair and smile. The gentleman drummer. Always looked dapper, he was almost a dandy. He once called me a “sensualist” but of all the people I know that maybe is the best thing to describe him; nose deep in a wine glass, luxuriating in the smell of it. Saying to me or to himself “mmmmm....leather satchel,” him almost ecstatic. He hunted delight. Some of my favorite times with Bill were spent eating and drinking. Talking ‘til the early hours about the seriousness and importance of noise making all the while roaring with laughter. Every session ended with a decompression in a restaurant or bar until the early hours and it was here we plotted records that we would make but, sadly, never got to. He was an exhilarating mix of huge intellect, seriousness and mischievous giddiness. Sometimes I was intimidated by him; on my first week producing “Accelerate” by R.E.M. in Vancouver I didn’t think I would survive his intensity. He was on me, testing me a little, checking my worth. He didn’t take to everyone, you had to “impress” or interest him to be let in. I made it through and we became close. He made me laugh a lot. I felt Bill should have been born in earlier times, pre-cars, pre-internet, airports and rocknroll. At Grouse Lodge studios in the middle of nowhere Ireland, Bill sat on a horse being led by Paddy the studio owner. He seemed to be a world of his own, huge smile, waving his arm slowly at me, he looked.... right, on that horse. Lord of the manor... but we had to come back to the modern world and drum or make noise on his EMS Synthi. Later that week that laugh erupted again. This time we were in a tank that was driving up a brick wall. It crashing down having smashed it, us landing with a back aching thud. Bill laughing his head off. Bill Rieflin, never not surprising. -Jacknife Lee