SOTD: Man On the Moon – R.E.M.

Check out the song Man On the Moon by R.E.M. on lead singer Michael Stipe’s birthday. The song was a tribute to Andy Kaufman and the movie Man On the Moon based on Kaufman’s life got its title from it. The song was used in the film’s soundtrack.

Had watched the movie Man on the Moon a few months back and here is my comment on it.

“Man on the Moon Based on the life of the insanely inventive comedian Andy Kaufman, best known as lovable mechanic Latka Gravas on the 1970s sitcom “Taxi,” who shocked audiences with his caustic, off-the-wall routines.

Liked the movie but not everyone will like it. Parts of it are very enjoyable and parts of it are very weird but then the weird parts are based on what Andy Kauffman actually used to do. He used to wrestle with women and got punched by a wrestler on The David Letterman Show. He used to read the whole book The Great Gatsby in one of his comic performances.

Jim Carrey was excellent as Andy Kauffman. Danny DeVito was good as his manager. Courtney Love and Paul Giamatti were good too.”


  1. Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago

    loved the song. Thanks.

  2. aryan 10 years ago

    Good Song & Video too.

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