I OWE MORE THAN MEMORIES to REM. I know that whenever I awaken from a dream and remember a few white knuckle nights on the German autobahn.
It's a memory rekindled during Audioboo's Octaver and it's one that I revisit occasionally when I awake from a vivid dream. REM got a lot of airplay on German radio in the mid-90s and I'd hear their tracks late at night between Mannheim and Munich. That late night radio also had traffic reports that occasionally interrupted music. I survived to continue to listen to radio, and to make Audioboos, perhaps because of REM's "Losing My Religion". I explain more in the audio clip below.