May 29th, 2004


Now Face North

I just saw R.E.M.'s video for "Stand" on VH1 Classic (thanks, TiVo!) I've seen this a lot over the years, but I still appreciate it as the video with the most unlikely dance step -- the compass jig, which seems to involve jumping, turning to the left, and wiggling one leg in the air, Hokey-Pokey-style. It seems like an appropriate dance for denizens of the B-52's "Love Shack". BTW, there's a site that illuminates R.E.M. lyrics at if you're so inclined.