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Separated at Birth?

stipe artpaul When I looked at the birthday list for today, January 4, 2010, I discovered something pretty amazing. R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and noted Madison street performer (and recording artist) Art Paul Schlosser both turn 50 today. Coincidence? I'm not so sure. Could they be twins separated at birth? Both have a pretty offbeat view of the world, and are prolific songwriters. When you take a look at some of the song titles, it gets downright eerie. Art Paul wrote "Purple Bananas (On The Moon)." R.E.M. scored a hit with "Man on the Moon." Art Paul has a song called "The Worst Restaurant," while R.E.M. had what could have been the record's flip side, "Finest Worksong." And Art Paul's song "Weird Radio," could have been a follow up to "Radio Free Europe." I can only chalk it up to their very different environmental experiences that some of the Art Paul Schlosser tunes have no corresponding R.E.M. song. But maybe Michael will have a tune to similar to "Kermit the Frog Aftershave," "I Ate the Poppin' Fresh Doughboy," or "Have a Peanut Butter Sandwich" some time in the future.

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01/04/2010 8:54AM
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01/05/2010 8:04AM
Art Paul Schlosser
Thanks Kitty ! Reading this really made me smile yesterday when I found it by acident on google. Thanks for also posting it at my facebook.
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