When I saw that Paste magazine has compiled a list of the best covers of R.E.M. songs, I thought to myself, "I sure hope they know about Great Big Sea."
Of course they do. The GBS cover of It's The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) is there, with a particular nod to the mandolin. It's a daunting song to cover, if only because of the speed-train of a beat and a truckload of complicated words.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.