Amy Silverman, last mentioned in this space for interviewing me in the Phoenix New Times, occasionally records essays for our local NPR station, and yesterday morning her essay on the advantages of a car over our fancy new light-rail station concluded with R.E.M.'s "Stand." Which reminded me of this video, a song I absolutely adore, from the perfect lyrical rewrite to the Kate Pierson look-alike to the way how Michael Stipe's unique dancing style fits in perfectly with the surrounding muppets.
R.E.M. - "Furry Happy Monsters" (from Sesame Street) [YouTube]
Oh, and the '90s best pop song bar none after the jump:
R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" [YouTube]