Archive for January, 2005

30
Jan

Cover: Earliest REM Recording (1980-05-30)

23
Jan

Cover: Stuttgart – Germany (2005-02-12)

Photo Credits: Thomas Ott (REM) Kerem Ozdemir (Mercedes Benz)

23
Jan

Cover: Bolzano – Italy (2005-01-16)

Photo Credits: Daniele Paviani (REM) NA (NA)

23
Jan

Cover: Milan – Italy (2005-01-15)

Photo Credits: Daniele Paviani (REM) Aculine (Milan Train Station)

23
Jan

Cover: Basel -Switzerland (2005-01-13)

Photo Credits: Daniele Paviani (REM) Sandor Fegyverneky (Swiss Army Knife)

23
Jan

Cover: Barcelona – Spain (2005-01-09)

Photo Credits: Anaqueen. (REM) Bo de Visser (Cafe in Barcelona)

21
Jan

Covers Preview – European Leg

Finally we are seeing some bootlegs appearing from the European leg with much thanks to Matthijs. I thought I’d better come up with a new cover design. (I’ve had a whole month off between the US and European legs to design something and I leave it to the last minute :P)

Ok here it is:

As there are a lots of countries I’m going to keep the layout but use colours from the host country flag. The whole concept is based around geography and location.

The cover will feature fantastic photos (thanks to RemFriends) from the European leg and also a map of Europe showing the location of the gig.

The back will feature a shot from the host town or country. As they’re playing a lot of famous cities with famous skylines and architecture I thought I’d use it where possible to give a sense of that culture. I can’t rule out a twist or two!

The final version of Slovenia should be up this weekend and I’m just waiting on tracklistings for the two other shows (Milan and Zagreb).

The inspiration for these shows came from the Cologne cover I did. I liked it so much I wanted to do more.

16
Jan

REM Cover Studio goes LIVE!!!

ITS ALIVE!!!! Well The REM Cover Studio Beta site went live on Friday the 14th January. It’s currently being hosted on my girlfriend’s webspace (bless her) until I can find a more permanent home for it. I only have 50meg of space which must be just about up so I’ll have to start looking fast.

The response has been fantastic. I’ve only placed links to it here, murmurs and the REM Web Ring and I’ve had 250 hits already from all corners of the world.

The site still needs a couple of sections finished, as well as a couple of planned additions, but all in all the first weekend has gone well. I’m already planning v2 of the site which, if I can learn PHP from scratch, the whole site will be database driven.

05
Jan

Cover: Suzanne Vega – Winooski (2003-04-27)

05
Jan

Cover: Suzanne Vega – Zurich (1993-05-18)