28 January 2008

Why I Love R.E.M.: Reason *69

Last Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And how did my beloveds mark that anniversary?

Could they be any cuter?


By debuting one of their new songs at Babeland — a woman-friendly sex shop in New York (Seattle, too). How frickin’ cool is that????

Go here for details. Damn, what I would have paid to be there.

BTW, I’ve shopped and spent at the SoHo store, and I highly recommend a pop-in. You won’t feel uncomfortable; you’ll be relaxed and giddy — while shopping in the store, and when you get home and start sampling your stash.

UPDATE: R.E.M. just announced their North American tour! Want me to crash on your sofa and take you on the musical trip of a lifetime? (Observing me at an R.E.M. show is a hoot.) Click here to see if you can join me!

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25 Comments:

At 1/28/2008 02:41:00 PM, Anonymous gifted typist said...

We have one of those shops in my town: it's called Venus Envy.

R.E.M. must know it's market.

 
At 1/28/2008 02:53:00 PM, Blogger wapentake said...

That's very cool and also too bad - We're off to NY this Friday on an anniversary trip.

An R.E.M. gig in gift-laden Babeland would definitely have ticked a whole bunch of boxes!

 
At 1/28/2008 04:11:00 PM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

R.E.M.'s cool factor has just skyrocketed! Bless them for remembering such an important date in history.

You can crash on my couch for the concert, but you would have a brutal commute, sadly.

 
At 1/28/2008 06:02:00 PM, Blogger WDCD/DRFS/aka Sue said...

I am already planning to go see them at merriweather post...thanks for the heads up Coffey!

 
At 1/28/2008 10:11:00 PM, Blogger chelene said...

I'm around in June if you're coming over!

 
At 1/28/2008 11:50:00 PM, Anonymous Renae said...

You know I can do NY and Boston. If Tweeter Center is same place Oasis played two years back, it's a fun place. AND, well, I know someone who might be able to get us into Jones Beach on LI for free.

 
At 1/29/2008 10:20:00 AM, Blogger SkylersDad said...

After my wife and I were married, we were invited by a friend to a "Fuckerware" party. All adult toys and fun stuff.

There was one couple who did not say a word, not a peep, until they were passing around a vibrator called Penguin and friend. It was a vibrator that looked like a Penguin with a baby, and the babys node would tickle at the same time mama was doing her work...

The toy was passed around to this couple, and literally the first words this women spoke all night long were "Oh this will make you come like that" snapping her fingers!

Everyone just bust a gut laughing! :^)

 
At 1/29/2008 11:11:00 AM, Blogger Evil Genius said...

How can I tell if Modest Mouse will be with them in DC? A chance to meet you and see Johnny Marr would be too much too pass up!

 
At 1/29/2008 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

GIFTED TYPIST: I'm surprised we don't have a similar shop here. Maybe that's where I can make my millions.

WAPENTAKE: Still worth it to go to Babeland. You may even pick up some R.E.M. cooties! (Happy anniversary, BTW.)

BARBARA BRUEDERLIN: It would almost be worth the brutal commute. Don't think I'm going to make the West Coast shows, though.

WDCD/DRFS/AKA SUE: I plan to be at that show; we must work in a wave!

 
At 1/29/2008 11:25:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

CHELENE: Would love to hook up! I'm planning to hit the Long Island and/or NYC shows, so I'll be around for cocktails and dishing.

RENAE: Tweeter Center is a bit amphitheater way outside Boston; I saw R.E.M. there at the final show of the Up tour. We'll definitely hit at least two of those three shows together. CANNOT WAIT! Think I'll get in trouble for flirting with a younger boy once again?

SKYLER'S DAD: What a hoot! Those "babies" definitely do the trick, as my Babeland purchases have proved.

EVIL GENIUS: I have the impression that both The National and Modest Mouse will be playing all shows — but I'll check with my sources. (Yeah, right; I have sources.) I will probably hit the DC show, and would love to cocktail with you!

 
At 1/29/2008 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

Aren't all sex shops women-friendly?

 
At 1/29/2008 05:35:00 PM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

You can stay at my place, though I suspect the Bubs' are closer to the United Center.

 
At 1/29/2008 06:05:00 PM, Blogger Doc said...

Damn it! There is nothing in my neighborhood and I was so looking forward to taking you to Tiki before the show. Oh well, but just so you know, you ever need a crashpad in North-East Ohio for a must see show, you look me up. Flannery makes the world's greatist french toast.

Doc

 
At 1/29/2008 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Doc said...

And yes, once again, Skyler's Dad has the best comment. Where do you get this stuff from?

Doc

 
At 1/29/2008 11:51:00 PM, Anonymous Mix Tape Girl said...

He he he. I love this post. A.D. never has any problems coming along to a shop with me. And how cool is REM for playing in a sex shop. They shall forever go down as the coolest band in history. Now if they would only play over here.

 
At 1/30/2008 10:10:00 AM, Blogger Erik Donald France said...

Awesome!

Keep Roe v. Wade or bust!

 
At 1/30/2008 12:14:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

The more important question is, do YOU want to crash on our dog hair-covered futon and deal with my ambivalence about your favorite band? ;)

 
At 1/30/2008 12:16:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

Oh, and you said 69. Huh huhuhuhuhuhuh.

 
At 1/31/2008 01:32:00 PM, Blogger Bluez said...

June 18th Philly!! My couch is waiting. Actually you can have your very own room!! One train ride and 23 minutes later, yer in Philly.

 
At 1/31/2008 05:11:00 PM, Blogger Mathdude said...

Cute? I don't know...Reverand Jim from Taxi looks pretty good since he shaved his head. I didn't realize that he was in REM these days :)
Love your enthusiasm, though, even if I don't see it in REM. You go girl!

 
At 1/31/2008 07:49:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

BLOWING SHIT UP WITH GAS: Good heavens, no. Unless you're in the mood for for a little sexual leering ...

GRANT MILLER: I'll start at your place pre-show, and then crash at Bubs' shack after I'm spent from the show. Who's gonna make me breakfast the next day?

DOC: Yep, it's a short tour; maybe they'll do more U.S. cities after they tour Europe this summer. I need to Tiki! And have Flannery's amazing French toast. Skyler's Dad is living right, I believe.

MIX TAPE GIRL: OMG, I'm so excited to see you in my comment box! R.E.M. is nearly as cool as A.D.

 
At 1/31/2008 07:54:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

ERIK DONALD FRANCE: Amen!

BECKEYE: Luckily, I know COOL, musically hip people in the NYC area — but I'd love to cocktail with you while I'm up there. BTW, "Star 69" is a song off R.E.M.'s Monster. Worked well here, didn't it?

BLUEZ: Come meet me in Philly if I make that show! I have a good friend who lives there, and I hope to stay with and take him to the show.

MATHDUDE: Look at Stipey's eyes and lips; they're swoonable! (p.s. Your photo is so frickin' hawt.)

 
At 2/01/2008 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Mathdude said...

BTW, that was my senior "formal" pic. That's right, all the other guys wore suits and ties, and I wore a Hendrix tank top :)

 
At 2/01/2008 03:58:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Jesus Beth, are you with the band now? How many dates will you be making? I haven't seen them in ages (of you) so maybe baby!

 
At 2/03/2008 03:08:00 PM, Blogger jewgirl said...

They really are the shit, babes. I love them hard now. I'm sorry I didn't love them hard before. Please don't break up with me. I'm not a die-hard like you are. I think I'm falling in love with them now. Is that okay? A late bloomer, yes, that's what we'll call me. Fair enough?

 

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