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  1. Aung San Suu Kyi

    I'm very concerned about this as a topic and how it's being handled by fans an media. Please correct me if I'm wrong (and I very well maybe), but wasn't this a crisis she originally sought advice from other international leaders on (and there appeared to be little). Again - if I dis-remember that correct me, I could easily be wrong. But, in any event, isn't this an issue of the military / generals again? You know - the people who imprisoned her? Her acting as a governmental leader maybe be on a figurehead basis while the military really is in control again. I'm not seeing reporting on choices she's facing. I'm not seeing reporting indicating collusion with the generals in this matter, and she truly may not have the ability to stop it. How would you proceed? Call on the UN maybe? Basically all I'm seeing is calls to take away her awards and diminish her image on the international stage, which would potentially remove any leverage she might have from her, and play exactly into the generals hands. Again, someone point me to some decent reporting that truly makes the case that she should be the target of the international community's ire. I'll believe it if it's there, but I haven't heard any yet, and am not inclined to condemn her personally from what I've seen so far. And please do not confuse this as prioritizing her personally above a genocide, they are separate issues, both can be addressed, but I'm most concerned that if there's international pressure that it be properly placed.
  2. Many thank yous to the band & crew - a special one. Thank you.
  3. So, let's start in on the bad - the pre-show GA line controversy for the moment. The band wrote a song about it, you know the one with the line "just gimme what I want and no one gets hurt" (shouldn't say that as some will feel honored) - because that's what it comes down to, people proclaiming the given rules void and naming themselves proclaimers of new rules, in secret, and threatening violence or its approach if their rule isn't adhered to (before the bulk of the crowd shows up of course), and security and the venue both bow when it's clear the numbers are greater than they could prevent violence from. The reality is the venue & security should refuse to pay any attention to the false line, and the question remains open whether there's any recourse here for the bulk of the fans whose only notice is of the original venue announced rules: perhaps a suit for fraud against the perpetrators of the line? Tricky, but possible. Pre-emptive strike by the venue? distributing #s by purchased group of tickets a week prior to the show? Maybe. Just a few more comments in the many out there about this now, though it isn't the first go 'round for this controversy either, and without value in it for the venue or security, the argument turns but changes do not come. What fuels it mostly does seem to be the need for hierarchy among fans - the focus on numbers, objects, contacts, etc. as of central value. Not the art itself of course, not the songs themselves, just how I stand in the reflected light from the art, that belief in a position owed or again self-proclaimed - hate to say it, but the band is not your mirror, you look just the same Then again, some just want position so they can make money. And all this exists in the ever present lip-smacking thunder of the ass kissing going on toward the band, toward moderators, toward site owners in the vie for position, or at least to hide the behind the scenes pettiness. Ah, why do I persist, resist, etc. in this circus? Not because I'm a woman. I'm not. For this tour, yes, purely for nostalgia, to sing along to songs with a couple people whose rooms I used to hang out in 30 years ago and we'd talk about the album and the tour (the original one) while it was still ongoing. But another Lumineers picture to distract you from any controversy...
  4. I'll say some things later. Keep meaning to get back here, but not finding the time. I'll open with a pic of the Lumineers - found them pretty enjoyable, very glad to have seen them.
  5. Need to follow that up with his later comment on soundcheck Mr. Wave - may result in some speculation.
  6. Nice job - curated is so much better than twitter box ticking on songs & phrases, parroting bono, and attempts at notoriety (her vanity) mainly via crowdsourcing. Honestly bored with the bulk of twitter coverage. But that's just me.
  7. Yes, check their feed out, additional pics of it as well.
  8. 2017 Tour (MOVED FROM RUMOURS & MERGED)

    I'm ready for what's next beyond the tour - let's get 'em through SOE and SOA and then, post-ascent, on to a "Life on Mars" album of music for the red planet's first colonists (whenever that happens) based on Bowie, Kim Stanley Robinson, Yuri Gargarin, Elon Musk, Neil Armstrong, and B & E's time with NASA A song suite to the future
  9. Will U2 be touring this year? (MERGED)

    He also leaned off the multiple shows in limited cities approach and stuck to indoors for the moment, so maybe back to 30 or so cities for a North American or European leg? How many are South America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan typically running these days?
  10. Is there a stream for the show outside of Canada?
  11. From physiological psychology side of things there's an interesting bit of arousal state transference going on there, which is cheaper than conventional marketing. Anyway, I'll be back to comment on this further (though not that specific point).
  12. Everyone I've seen post they got tickets supposedly had used their codes already.
  13. Merci. I think I had the easy job on this one though - the people chasing down the books is what I'm thankful for.
  14. And the piece on the Psalms confetti is now up - http://www.u2wanderer.org/news/2015/08/09/you-got-my-head-filled-with-psalms-you-got-my-shoelaces-undone/ Left out the "Pilgrim" Psalm so Miracle lovers may want to note its presence. Anyway, all these articles have been building toward a wrap with the next one - Psalm 1925 (it's not a typo for an actual Psalm, that is the title of the next article), which hopefully we'll have done soon, and then update our source info etc. Big thanks to all who've helped, and to Aaron for putting the stuff up & putting up with me.