"I had one girl show up on my front porch," R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills once recalled. "My girlfriend answered the door, and she came back and said, 'There's this really pretty girl on the porch that I don't know.' I'm like 'Oh jeez, who could that be?' I go out there, and this girl says, 'I understand it all now. The music and the numbers on the records. I understand it now.' And I said, 'You want the singer's house. He
[Michael Stipe] is around the corner.'"