I don’t know how to embed videos here yet so here’s a link to R.E.M. doing “So. Central Rain” from the year 1983 on David Letterman, complete with a brief interview beforehand. Notice Michael Stipe sitting in the back on the drum riser, all shy and what not. Oh yeah, this is in honor of R.E.M. being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mr. Vedder, seen below, gave the induction speech. That’s somewhere on the YouTube as well, of course, as is everything else that’s ever been filmed. Congrats, R.E.M., you’re still alright in my book.