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Being Michael Stipe: R.E.M. Lead Singer Shows Off His Tumblr

Michael Stipe is the lead singer of R.E.M., one of the most influential bands of all time. In an interview with Creators Project, Stipe describes how he uses the blogging platform Tumblr to publish his side project art work. “In a way, like the rest of the world, I’m kind of self-publishing on my Tumblr site,” said Stipe in the interview.

It’s refreshing to know that someone as famous as Michael Stipe is admitting that he’s just like every other Tumblr user. It shows both how truly democratic these Web tools are and the level of control that anybody – Michael Stipe or not – can have over their creative work.

Stipe noted that his Tumblr site represents the real him – it’s not subject to peoples’ pre-conceptions, nor is it a manufactured image. His Tumblr is called Confessions of a Michael Stipe, which according to its author is an inside joke. “This might not be the Michael Stipe that you think you know,” said Stipe, “this is actually me.”

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