Download Michael Stipe's (REM) New Single, "Your Capricious Soul" for Free
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Download Michael Stipe's (REM) New Single, "Your Capricious Soul" for Free

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Posted 11th Oct
This past Saturday saw the official release of Michael's new single and first solo work, "Your Capricious Soul." Available exclusively through his official website, proceeds from the single will go to the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion; the release coincided with October 7th’s “International Rebellion” climate justice protests.


In explaining why he’s chosen to present this latest musical work in this way, Michael says, “I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in. I love “Your Capricious Soul” - it’s my first solo work. I want to add my voice to this exciting shift in consciousness. Extinction Rebellion gave me the incentive to push the release and not wait. Our relationship to the environment has been a lifelong concern, and I now feel hopeful—optimistic, even. I believe we can bring the kind of change needed to improve our beautiful planet earth, our standing and our place on it.”


The “Your Capricious Soul” download includes a master-quality audio version of the song, a striking video by acclaimed artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson, Michael’s lyric document, a print-ready poster, stencil, and an animated flip-book portrait.


The download is priced at 77 cents but those who prefer to give more can enter an amount of their own choosing. A free download option will also be provided.
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Wow people seriously attack a real global issue! What have people done to challenge big corporations who emit vast majority of carbon emissions into the atmosphere! Least some people have the guts to stand up for what they believe in. People are so snide and disrespectful of others. This affects everyone whether you like it or not so for once society needs to take a stance together. Countless councils and parishes are declaring climate emergency..... lets quit being childish and save the planet (the only planet) we have to live on!
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 03:32

Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the …Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the atmosphere since the beginning of time.Life continues! Our planet has burned for hundreds of thousands of years and also been completely covered in ice for hundreds of thousands of years in its past.......Life Continues! Do you really think these Z list celebrities and attention seeking twitstergram social justice warriors really believe what they preach to you whilst they are flying in private jets and having wagons full of gig equipment or movie sets following them everywhere? People have been giving us “only a few years left” for at least 5 decades now....Life continues. The sky isn’t falling. Rant over.


skepticalscience.com/vol…htm

A person being hypocritical does not negate the possibility that they believe what they're saying.

logicallyfallacious.com/too…que

Do you actually think you know more than the experts? If so, feel free to publish your findings.
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 03:32

Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the …Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the atmosphere since the beginning of time.Life continues! Our planet has burned for hundreds of thousands of years and also been completely covered in ice for hundreds of thousands of years in its past.......Life Continues! Do you really think these Z list celebrities and attention seeking twitstergram social justice warriors really believe what they preach to you whilst they are flying in private jets and having wagons full of gig equipment or movie sets following them everywhere? People have been giving us “only a few years left” for at least 5 decades now....Life continues. The sky isn’t falling. Rant over.


There is a vast difference between volcanic emissions and carbon dioxide emissions from manmade causes. We are destroying this planet at an alarming rate. Its funny how you tarnish all with the same brush. What about those who use social media for its purpose to connect and share information. We ALL need to make changes including big industries. Its a shame people just like to attack and dont see the things outside that are happening. This is why people ate protesting for seismic changes within every industry.

This is not about calling people ridiculous names, not about bullying its about working together to save something that affects everybody

The sky isnt falling is a ridiculous comment to make its about the earth warming at a far greater rate than anyone expected. Animals, ecological biodomes, plants, natural resources i being wiped out by man! By our own greed.
scottswaha11/10/2019 23:46

Useful idiot for the climate change con...The single sounds dire by the …Useful idiot for the climate change con...The single sounds dire by the way.


Those pesky scientists....
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He looks like an elderly hobo.
Must be bum if it’s free
Wow well hark that have some heat Andy
Edited by: "Wongy110" 11th Oct
Useful idiot for the climate change con...The single sounds dire by the way.
Wow people seriously attack a real global issue! What have people done to challenge big corporations who emit vast majority of carbon emissions into the atmosphere! Least some people have the guts to stand up for what they believe in. People are so snide and disrespectful of others. This affects everyone whether you like it or not so for once society needs to take a stance together. Countless councils and parishes are declaring climate emergency..... lets quit being childish and save the planet (the only planet) we have to live on!
grex910111/10/2019 21:23

He looks like an elderly hobo.


I still would, you would too given half a chance
As he's spent most of his Adult life flying first class, playing under massive lighting and sound rigs and selling millions of plastic cds maybe he should donate his own wealth to the crusties and go live in a tent with them, hypocritical twot!
lucas12/10/2019 01:17

I still would, you would too given half a chance


Would what? You positive you would want to?
Liam_McGregor12/10/2019 00:11

Wow people seriously attack a real global issue! What have people done to …Wow people seriously attack a real global issue! What have people done to challenge big corporations who emit vast majority of carbon emissions into the atmosphere! Least some people have the guts to stand up for what they believe in. People are so snide and disrespectful of others. This affects everyone whether you like it or not so for once society needs to take a stance together. Countless councils and parishes are declaring climate emergency..... lets quit being childish and save the planet (the only planet) we have to live on!


Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the atmosphere since the beginning of time.
Life continues! Our planet has burned for hundreds of thousands of years and also been completely covered in ice for hundreds of thousands of years in its past.......Life Continues!
Do you really think these Z list celebrities and attention seeking twitstergram social justice warriors really believe what they preach to you whilst they are flying in private jets and having wagons full of gig equipment or movie sets following them everywhere?
People have been giving us “only a few years left” for at least 5 decades now....Life continues. The sky isn’t falling.
Rant over.
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 03:32

Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the …Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the atmosphere since the beginning of time.Life continues! Our planet has burned for hundreds of thousands of years and also been completely covered in ice for hundreds of thousands of years in its past.......Life Continues! Do you really think these Z list celebrities and attention seeking twitstergram social justice warriors really believe what they preach to you whilst they are flying in private jets and having wagons full of gig equipment or movie sets following them everywhere? People have been giving us “only a few years left” for at least 5 decades now....Life continues. The sky isn’t falling. Rant over.


skepticalscience.com/vol…htm

A person being hypocritical does not negate the possibility that they believe what they're saying.

logicallyfallacious.com/too…que

Do you actually think you know more than the experts? If so, feel free to publish your findings.
scottswaha11/10/2019 23:46

Useful idiot for the climate change con...The single sounds dire by the …Useful idiot for the climate change con...The single sounds dire by the way.


Those pesky scientists....
Excellent track. M4a.
mike203uk11/10/2019 21:45

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Well, perhaps. I agree that the doom mongering is largely unfounded, however looking at species diversity loss and agribusiness we do have extra work to do for our environment.
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 03:32

Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the …Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the atmosphere since the beginning of time.Life continues! Our planet has burned for hundreds of thousands of years and also been completely covered in ice for hundreds of thousands of years in its past.......Life Continues! Do you really think these Z list celebrities and attention seeking twitstergram social justice warriors really believe what they preach to you whilst they are flying in private jets and having wagons full of gig equipment or movie sets following them everywhere? People have been giving us “only a few years left” for at least 5 decades now....Life continues. The sky isn’t falling. Rant over.


There is a vast difference between volcanic emissions and carbon dioxide emissions from manmade causes. We are destroying this planet at an alarming rate. Its funny how you tarnish all with the same brush. What about those who use social media for its purpose to connect and share information. We ALL need to make changes including big industries. Its a shame people just like to attack and dont see the things outside that are happening. This is why people ate protesting for seismic changes within every industry.

This is not about calling people ridiculous names, not about bullying its about working together to save something that affects everybody

The sky isnt falling is a ridiculous comment to make its about the earth warming at a far greater rate than anyone expected. Animals, ecological biodomes, plants, natural resources i being wiped out by man! By our own greed.
Liam_McGregor12/10/2019 04:25

There is a vast difference between volcanic emissions and carbon dioxide …There is a vast difference between volcanic emissions and carbon dioxide emissions from manmade causes. We are destroying this planet at an alarming rate. Its funny how you tarnish all with the same brush. What about those who use social media for its purpose to connect and share information. We ALL need to make changes including big industries. Its a shame people just like to attack and dont see the things outside that are happening. This is why people ate protesting for seismic changes within every industry.This is not about calling people ridiculous names, not about bullying its about working together to save something that affects everybodyThe sky isnt falling is a ridiculous comment to make its about the earth warming at a far greater rate than anyone expected. Animals, ecological biodomes, plants, natural resources i being wiped out by man! By our own greed.


The earth heats up and cools down on its own, it always has changed and long after humans are extinct it will still heat up and cool down.
Solar changes, Volcanic ash in the atmosphere, submarine volcanoes spewing carbon dioxide at changing rates, etc. etc.
The point you haven’t understood is the planet changes whether we are here or not.
The Extinction rebellion people are unnecessarily blocking roads that have caused people to die or not be with a dying relative, they are flying drones endangering the lives of people on aircraft....and for what? To tell a comparatively ‘clean/green’ country something we’ve known for decades......bigger businesses cause bigger waste and pollution?..... They cause traffic jams raising pollution, they drop their litter everywhere, they buy then dump nylon tents everywhere, they cause planes to dump massive amounts of fuel in the sea or need refuelling because of delays......I could go on...and on.

I recycle, I never drop litter, I don’t follow fast fashion,I don’t even drive to do my bit for future generations (I don’t have kids because of over population).

These people ARE Hypocrites and any struggling Z lister will jump on this over hyped band wagon to get noticed and feel relevant.
That is what I see, no name calling or “Bullying”.
copperspock12/10/2019 03:42

https://skepticalscience.com/volcanoes-and-global-warming.htmA person …https://skepticalscience.com/volcanoes-and-global-warming.htmA person being hypocritical does not negate the possibility that they believe what they're saying.https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/11/Ad-Hominem-Tu-quoqueDo you actually think you know more than the experts? If so, feel free to publish your findings.


“A person being hypocritical does not negate the possibility that they believe what they’re saying.”

True......but it makes them look silly saying one thing and doing the opposite..........if only there was a word to describe them ........( like Hypocrite)
“Do you actually think you know more than the experts? If so, feel free to publish your findings”

Surely this is an argument of authority?
I studied logical fallacies many years ago maybe you could use your link to read up on them(confused)
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 06:21

The earth heats up and cools down on its own, it always has changed and …The earth heats up and cools down on its own, it always has changed and long after humans are extinct it will still heat up and cool down. Solar changes, Volcanic ash in the atmosphere, submarine volcanoes spewing carbon dioxide at changing rates, etc. etc.The point you haven’t understood is the planet changes whether we are here or not. The Extinction rebellion people are unnecessarily blocking roads that have caused people to die or not be with a dying relative, they are flying drones endangering the lives of people on aircraft....and for what? To tell a comparatively ‘clean/green’ country something we’ve known for decades......bigger businesses cause bigger waste and pollution?..... They cause traffic jams raising pollution, they drop their litter everywhere, they buy then dump nylon tents everywhere, they cause planes to dump massive amounts of fuel in the sea or need refuelling because of delays......I could go on...and on. I recycle, I never drop litter, I don’t follow fast fashion,I don’t even drive to do my bit for future generations (I don’t have kids because of over population).These people ARE Hypocrites and any struggling Z lister will jump on this over hyped band wagon to get noticed and feel relevant. That is what I see, no name calling or “Bullying”.


It is shocking that you still feel it fair to describe everyone there a hypocrite. London for example where i live is shockingly high with pollution. We had a day where all vehicles were banned from central london snd and i for one applaud it. Not everyone leaves rubbish on streets, the tents are recycled from ones going to the dump instead of being used as a single use item. Go ask everyone if their tent is brought brand new?! Just because people reuse already made items doesnt make them a hypocrite far from it especially if they have recycled or upcycled it.

Regarding volcanic ash etc whilst it does impact the earth to some degree it is nothing like the emissions from us humans. The idea is to SHUT DOWN roads and Airports not to deliberately harm people. Nobody has flown a drone at a plane and there is no intelligence to believe nor narrative to substantiate those claims otherwise it would be conspiracy to commit mass murder.

Peaceful protests are what this country should be advocating. Central london should be at the very least car free. With exception for emergency services. As for dehumanization of z celebrities as you call them....they are human and have every right to stand up for what they believe in and to assume or to categorize all in the same bracket is ignorance.

Unfortunately there are people who will jump on the bandwagon and hijack protests. So you cannot assume everyone is the same
Ahh....argument from authority, yes.....a logical fallacy in itself.
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 06:21

The earth heats up and cools down on its own, it always has changed and …The earth heats up and cools down on its own, it always has changed and long after humans are extinct it will still heat up and cool down. Solar changes, Volcanic ash in the atmosphere, submarine volcanoes spewing carbon dioxide at changing rates, etc. etc.The point you haven’t understood is the planet changes whether we are here or not. The Extinction rebellion people are unnecessarily blocking roads that have caused people to die or not be with a dying relative, they are flying drones endangering the lives of people on aircraft....and for what? To tell a comparatively ‘clean/green’ country something we’ve known for decades......bigger businesses cause bigger waste and pollution?..... They cause traffic jams raising pollution, they drop their litter everywhere, they buy then dump nylon tents everywhere, they cause planes to dump massive amounts of fuel in the sea or need refuelling because of delays......I could go on...and on. I recycle, I never drop litter, I don’t follow fast fashion,I don’t even drive to do my bit for future generations (I don’t have kids because of over population).These people ARE Hypocrites and any struggling Z lister will jump on this over hyped band wagon to get noticed and feel relevant. That is what I see, no name calling or “Bullying”.



The point you haven't understood is that while the climate has always been in flux, it's the rate of change that's a threat now. Ecosystems cannot and will not be able to keep up with the vastly increased rate at which the planet is warming if we keep going on, business as usual.

skepticalscience.com/cli…htm

Do you actually think that there's a vast coordinated conspiracy between the world's scientists to lie to people, even though the data they base their findings on is available for anyone to analyse? If anyone was able to publish a paper that disproves ACC then they'd get a Nobel prize and be rich & famous.
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 06:39

“Do you actually think you know more than the experts? If so, feel free to …“Do you actually think you know more than the experts? If so, feel free to publish your findings”Surely this is an argument of authority? I studied logical fallacies many years ago maybe you could use your link to read up on them(confused)



It isn't an appeal to authority fallacy because they are actual experts in the subject in question, and the data they base their findings on is available for anyone to analyse.

logicallyfallacious.com/too…ity
mike203uk11/10/2019 21:45

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That’s a dated and dangerous opinion which a lot would disagree with. Go and troll somewhere else.
copperspock12/10/2019 07:07

It isn't an appeal to authority fallacy because they are actual experts in …It isn't an appeal to authority fallacy because they are actual experts in the subject in question, and the data they base their findings on is available for anyone to analyse. https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/21/Appeal-to-Authority


Not so simple - numerous problems of method and no proof of the theory, only speculation. E.g. computer modelling of climate cannot distinguish between natural warming and human-caused warming. Serious probs with temp data sets too. And the rise of temp even with these sets is tiny anyway - 0.7 percent since mid-nineteenth C. Data shows higher average warmth in early twentieth century before we we were all driving around in cars and going on holiday by plane. The mass media love a good scare story and the opposing science isn't even being mentioned never mind considered. Read into the subject and you will find all this out and much more. There is a range of opinion from 'the world is going to end' XR nonsense right through to the more likely climate change is going to be extreme and dangerous cooling. You do not crash the economy back to the dark ages on this basis, unless you want mass poverty and the breakdown of society.
His name is Stripe, he knows itwe knows it. STRAAAAAAAAAIPE!
grex910111/10/2019 21:23

He looks like an elderly hobo.


if you are 60 you tend to look like that, come one dont be ageist. your turn sooner than you think (unless u are brown they age different)
chimpee12/10/2019 07:56

if you are 60 you tend to look like that, come one dont be ageist. your …if you are 60 you tend to look like that, come one dont be ageist. your turn sooner than you think (unless u are brown they age different)


Wacist!
Extinction huh. The world already ended in 2011.

Yes when REM split up. But I feel fine.
Edited by: "chimpee" 12th Oct
grex910112/10/2019 07:56

Wacist!


ha!

just in case someone doesnt see that - they age differently means you need to focus on different features - hair body shape bagginess of skin - to judge darker skins age correctly.

If you look for blood capillaries that older paler people have, you wont see them on dark skin, so you will be fooled into thinking darker ones are younger. We're just too incompetent to judge age, thats the issue. Some of us are age incompetent globally.
Edited by: "chimpee" 12th Oct
Great Freebie Thank You Andy Near Wild Heaven
Edited by: "Boz" 12th Oct
mike203uk12/10/2019 07:27

computer modelling of climate cannot distinguish between natural warming …computer modelling of climate cannot distinguish between natural warming and human-caused warming.



'Compared to other carbon sources, carbon from fossil fuels has a distinctly different “signature,” essentially the relative amount of heavier or lighter atoms of carbon (technically B13C). The more negative the B13C, the higher the proportion of carbon from fossil fuels.

Over the years, B13C has decreased while the overall amount of CO2 has increased. This information tells scientists that fossil fuel emissions are the largest contributor of CO2 concentrations since the pre-industrial era.'

ucsusa.org/glo…tml

mike203uk12/10/2019 07:27

And the rise of temp even with these sets is tiny anyway - 0.7 percent …And the rise of temp even with these sets is tiny anyway - 0.7 percent since mid-nineteenth C.


skepticalscience.com/few…htm

mike203uk12/10/2019 07:27

Data shows higher average warmth in early twentieth century before we we …Data shows higher average warmth in early twentieth century before we we were all driving around in cars and going on holiday by plane.


Where on Earth are you getting that from?

'According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per decade.'

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/wor…emp


skepticalscience.com/glo…htm

mike203uk12/10/2019 07:27

You do not crash the economy back to the dark ages on this basis, unless …You do not crash the economy back to the dark ages on this basis, unless you want mass poverty and the breakdown of society.





It isn't either/or. It's entirely possible to reduce emissions and still have a healthy economy, nevermind the fact that the economy will be in far worse shape long term if we do nothing now.

skepticalscience.com/co2…htm
They should cut inner city emissions purely to combat asthma in my view, never mind extinction. I cant breathe down here!
though i do get it works the other way for Birmingham city dwellers who cant breath when they travel into the country lol
Edited by: "chimpee" 12th Oct
chimpee12/10/2019 08:33

They should cut inner city emissions purely to combat asthma in my view, …They should cut inner city emissions purely to combat asthma in my view, never mind extinction. I cant breathe down here!though i do get it works the other way for Birmingham city dwellers who cant breath when they travel into the country lol



That's another thing. Even if people don't accept ACC, it's still in everyone's interests to reduce pollution, increase our energy independence etc.

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NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)


You need to dig deeper. The temp data sets used by NASA have been shown to be problematic. And even so, the issue remains that there is no way of determining how much warming is manmade or natural. In terms of the known fluctuations over geological time it is a tiny increase anyway. I don't have the sources at hand but there's a heck of a lot of reading involved - the main point is that the matter isn't being properly debated or aired through mainstream media (exception being Australia where green policies have hiked fuel bills to crazy levels). Trump hoped to organise a symposium bringing scientists together from a range of disciplines and perspectives - it looks like it has been blocked by the Republican Party though. XR's suggestions are far from being moderate anyway and this is the group that Stipe is supporting. I'd suggest the key area of enquiry will eventually be how and why the green movement became so prominent. You need a historical perspective really, perhaps beginning with how green ideas evolved as a reaction to industrialisation, a tendency to idealise nature. It goes further back though....one theory is that green ideology is more religion than science. The concept of natural balance is an example of this....central to 'global warming theory' but you see the same assumption in Buddhist teaching and ancient Greek culture....yin/yang, the 4 humours. I don't believe there is a conspiracy theory - Soros or something behind the one-sided coverage on TV - though trillions of dollars have been invested already based on an unproven theory, so there's certainly skin in the game as it were. Depth of analysis simply doesn't make for good TV anyway. We'll probably see this coming to ahead in the next 20 years. I really can't see the likes of XR having any credibility soon unless temp increases more than by tiny increments or NASA cooks the books. The greens were predicting catastrophe three decades ago.
copperspock12/10/2019 08:46

That's another thing. Even if people don't accept ACC, it's still in …That's another thing. Even if people don't accept ACC, it's still in everyone's interests to reduce pollution, increase our energy independence etc.[Image]


And this I agree with - no harm in reducing pollution, as long as there is economic growth for all. However XR want so much more than that.
WowWowWeeWaa12/10/2019 03:32

Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the …Ever heard of a Volcano? They have been pumping out emissions into the atmosphere since the beginning of time.Life continues! Our planet has burned for hundreds of thousands of years and also been completely covered in ice for hundreds of thousands of years in its past.......Life Continues! Do you really think these Z list celebrities and attention seeking twitstergram social justice warriors really believe what they preach to you whilst they are flying in private jets and having wagons full of gig equipment or movie sets following them everywhere? People have been giving us “only a few years left” for at least 5 decades now....Life continues. The sky isn’t falling. Rant over.



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So called experts told me to buy a diesel car a number of years ago
Jesus. It's not even like this is official social media so will have bots/etc stirring trouble. This is genuinely what a lot of clueless, old, thankfully soon to be dead, small brained UK knuckle-draggers actually think. I'm officially quite alarmed.

Lets ignore:
Sharply declining animal populations
The poles literally melting
Hottest weather records being broken pretty much everywhere
Sharp rise in more violent weather (hurricane strength increasing etc)

Because we wouldn't want all those poor mega-corps to have less profit with which to line shareholders pockets with, would we?!
Genuinely some sad, sorry states in here.

I'd love to see a properly researched Venn diagram with "clueless right wing moron" and genuinely important social and geopolitical topics on (along with maybe "would happy blow trump" ).
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 12th Oct
As much as I love our planet and while I whole heartedly agree we need to do more, I'm not paying a cent to extinction rebellion. Absolutely the worst way to go about raising awareness for this, they are just bringing hate on themselves and everyone who agrees with change, while hurting only the common man and do little to harm corporations.
Wow, this the feelings on this thread have escalated quickly. I have no comment on any of that. I will however say that Stipe's website is horrible and looks like a migraine.
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