Musician and visual artist Michael Stipe discusses the evolution of his creative practices, the importance of always moving forward, and the relative benefits of being a wildly hyperactive lazy person.
Mike with the Big Star Third Live ensemble at SXSW
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Ken Stringfellow, Mike Mills, Skylar Gudasz, Benno Nelson (Director), Elizabeth Boettcher James (Producer), Chris Stamey, Jody Stephens, Sig (A Legend, A True Star) Impresario Sigworth
Michael at his home in Athens, GA, for the Athens Potluck photo book by Jason Thrasher. The book will be released this Fall. Jason is offering an opportunity for people to support production of this book through a pre-sale campaign on indiegogo:
Today at 5pm cst, join Jody Stephens, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies) and Chris Stamey (The dB's) for a live Q&A, as they discuss “Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s THIRD Live…And More” before the world premiere screening. Submit your questions below!
Athens-based photographer and HQ friend, Jason Thrasher, is releasing a "stream of consciousness" body of work focused on the widely-varied music scene of Athens, Georgia, called ATHENS POTLUCK this Fall. Michael is among the 33 musicians featured.
Here's what Jason has to say about the book and Michael's involvement:
"I've been working as a photographer in Athens, GA, for twenty-two years.... View details ⇨