I am grateful for R.E.M. Yesterday after 31 years together and 15+ major albums released the band has called it quits. I’ve been a huge fan from the very early days. I have every CD they’ve ever release, numerous concert DVDs, and even two hardcover coffee table books about the band. Michael Stipe’s photo even hangs in my bedroom/office in a series of Think Different posters. Too say this band touched my life would be an understatement. I am very grateful for the wonderful music and passionate lyrics that they provided to me since my early teenage years. I will continue to listen to them fondly on my Pandora radio station entitled R.E.M.