Interview: Bertis Downs

Londonist, August 2005

by londonist_mark

It remains unshakable, confident, sprawling, determined. There is a spirit and a soul here not found in other places, a remarkable spirit that makes London so special and civilized, even when things go terribly wrong like yesterday. Bertis Downs, occasionally known as the fourth member of the band R.E.M., posted his thoughts about the London bombings on the Huffington Post website the day after they happened. Here, R.E.M.‘s manager, legal counsel, and advisor, talks to Londonist, paying tribute to a capital with which the band have been closely associated for 22 years...

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