unforgettableu2

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    art/painting, jewelry making, decorating, refinishing furniture, watching movies new & old, psychology, spirituality and health
  • Favourite U2 Album
    all of them.....for different reasons
  • Favourite U2 Single
    All I want is you, Lemon, Bad...(too many to list)
  • First U2 Gig
    unforgettable fire, U of I pavillion
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Joshua tree tour 2017
  • Best U2 Gig
    zoo tv Rosemont Horizon
  • Favourite U2 Person
    ALL four...separate but equally loved
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Love and Rockets, Peter Murphy

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  1. OOC.jpg

    That is quite a collection of U2 artifacts....in your U2 museum..... I own the U2 three, 45..... But, my most rare U2 possession is the U2 three in cassette form, from Ireland. Anyone else who owns the cassette, too? Tell me the story in how you acquired it all?
  2. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    brendo... I didn't intend to diminish your opinion or observation about comparing the similarity in sound between Is That All & TLTTGYA.....really....that wasn't my intention. I don't play a instrument, but, I do have a 'good ear' or memory for sounds. Just because I didn't hear it....doesn't mean I am right....by any stretch of the imagination! Truthfully, U2 often utilizes the same 'chords'...and arranges them differently to create a new pattern of sounds.....kind of like the same letters create different 'words' arranged in a different order. ex. saw/was or ate/eat. You probably have a good ear, better than many....and have picked up on this correlation of the same chords arranged in different patterns...but still the same chords!!! Truthfully....I find myself attempting to place where have I heard that sound before...in which particular 'u2' song.....especially in SOE.....there is considerable overlapping in sounds. Its inevitable......especially after 40 years of making music.....its human nature to repeat what we re familiar with and know....even if its on a subconscious/subliminal level.....
  3. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Brendo.... I attempted to replay "Is That All"? in my head to search for similarities with TLTTGYA.......but failed, so then I played it......and I didn't find it to resonate the same. I do hear a similar spiritual theme return in SOE....that was clearly evident in the October album. A theme of who I am? What is my purpose? What does God want from me? I also hear unresolved anger, sadness and emptiness caused by Iris's death and issues with how Bono's dad dealt with it. Maybe Bono went full circle with these very emotions as a young man....now as a older middle aged man, who experience his own near death experience???? But, I honestly think of "BAD" every time I hear TLTTGYA......not the same sound....but just the way the song builds and spirals into this pressurized emotion being suppressed by anxiety, pain and fear......that suddenly bursts to reveal and expose all the truth that has been numb/desensitized for so long.
  4. u2 song of the day

    Grande....cheers and happy new year to YOU! I've been a fan since 1983.......and I was VERY aware of the backlash U2 received then.....as they do now.....just in different form. However.....I have never gave two shits what critics or the anti-u2 coalition thinks. U2 has always been on the outside of the circle.....even at the height of their popularity, when Joshua tree/Achtung Baby made them a house hold name. Mainstream popularity was bitter sweet for U2, because as much as they wanted people to understand/validate their work/vision......it came with attachments/strings. The higher you climb.....the greater the fall. Besides....the air was getting very thin up inside the atmosphere of fame....and I think u2 is more comfortable with earth.....and getting dirty with the common man. U2 have primarily been artists first......fame just arose from what they loved to do. I think they don't regret Rattle n' hum or Pop...or even the apple/cell phone incident. I do think they carry a few scars from it.....and sadly, a little more inhibited from all the unjust criticisms..... Most of our best creative work is derived when we are young.....because we are naive and willing to take risks......"ignorance" and youth can be a useful tool in exploration, creativity and discovery......if that oxymoron makes sense?
  5. Less gigs this tour?

    Gogme... Yes....there are less dates/shows for the upcoming E &I tour..... in comparison to the past. Times are changing....and sneaks up on the best of us....its inevitable......no matter how great, beautiful, talented, smart and successful we are..... U2 are aging.....and the fandom is aging along with them..... Most of U2's dedicated/long term fan-base is in their 40' 0r 50's......spring chickens we are NOT. U2 is very cognitive of this.....for its apparent in their lyrics/music and recent declared priorities in life...... SOE still reached a number one status(which doesn't necessarily equate to quality or success).....but, they have broken all records in terms of band of their age/status. They will always be legendary.....the Mozart or Beethoven of this generation(or the past 4 decades). At this point...U2 will be a template or teachers for up-coming generations. Are the masters ready to pass the torch to new talent? Are they slowing down because that is the way nature designed it to be? I don't think it's their will....but, acceptance of what they are capable of handling at this point in their lives. 40 or 50 is not the new 25-30 years old.....the body will say otherwise. Wisdom/humility, however.....is....and I think this is what we are witnessing in themselves and us aging fan base.....
  6. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Shannon.... Great commentary....and thanks for your perspective as well. I really enjoyed reading it....for I read it a few times to digest/process the details in your thoughts. The root of all art.....in any format/medium.....is in the context of 'interpretation' of who views/acknowledges it. Even in your conveyed, beautiful writing...is my 'interpretation'......and that is what art is all about...... Art/music/writing is a prism.....reflecting different thoughts/perspectives of the creator and the observer/interpreter. This relationship is unavoidable......and essential. Any artist who denies this....is lying or not self-aware of this inevitable love/hate bond.....especially between a rockstar/audience. U2's name says it all....."U2" is a all encompassing word.....for performer/audience....no barriers....no boundaries......and essential feedback for the creator and to be heard/validated for their creations...... Bono is the voice for himself and larry, Adam & Edge.....but the music/lyrics are also another character in this bond....for it is the art and the truth speaking for their souls. The art/music is the only truth....really.....it is the animation of the conscience/subconscious mind/heart...... Bono/the band knows only the truth/meaning in their songs and lyrics......but, it doesn't diminish our individual interpretations.....in fact, I think they welcome it. Do people/fans project our ideal selves on to our idols? For sure......but, in all fairness....we all project on others.....everyday. I think Bono/band know this.....and yet, this is the difficulty of being a celebrity. Hate/darkness is always around the light.....people want to worship or live vicariously through others. Reciprocally, people also want to hate/tear down the things they can't have or inspire to be...... The sinister aspect of celebrity and the dark relationship between a performer/audience. Bono has entertained this concept both the positive and negative aspects throughout their career....especially evident in Zooropa/Zootv tours....Macphisto/devil alter ego persona. Maybe the interpretation of The Showman, can be taken a step farther.....in how God sees Bono's true self......always has.....despite his performances/alter egos.... God sees our true nature/path....despite the many masks we wear to conceal our pain, insecurities and low self-esteem. God sees the 'ugly' in all of us....yet doesn't 'care'.....because he unconditionally loves us for who we are....... I think Bono explores the contrast between human/worldly definition of love and divine/perfect love.... And by the way, Shannon....I love the series Black Mirror.....I guess, I think to much as well.......
  7. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Hi Shannon.... SOE is something I can't really define.....the songs are crafted from a very familiar sound/place..... and yet,..... something so foreign.....almost like a step child has entered into a existing family photo. Does that make sense??? The showman has a Roy Orbison feel.....with Bono's sarcasm/whit and cryptic inflection..... Does the upbeat tone work in contrast......? I think this dissonance is the 'poetry' Bono was attempting to illustrate. I like the way Bono sings it...with a sexy, sultry bastard tone.......self-reflecting, self- imposing and a mockery of himself. Bono is taking stabs at himself.....and his "unlabored" profession....after all.....the whole shallow nature of being a rockstar. A profession by tradition filled with excess and ego....yet, Bono/the band has crafted a image of sincerity, honesty, spirituality and 'importance' within this chosen medium..... Bono has stated...being a rockstar is the best job....he'd do it, even if he wasn't paid. Yet???? Bono knows what is the initial attraction to being a celebrity/rock star? There has to be a inner need/insecurity to be fulfilled......at the root of all his performances/preaching/teaching.....is a inner quest to be loved/valued and understood. Self-importance is the inner belly of all celebrities.....and the delicate balance between the performer/audience is interdependent....vital....and essential to coexist. The performer/artist.....lives for the 'feedback'/reaction of the audience......it's the heart & blood relationship....without the other.....there is no relationship, purpose or 'life'. Maybe you sense Bono's love and contempt for his fans/audience.....because he may doubt our reasons for following the band. For sure....not everyone who attends a U2 concert is there for the love of the music, the messages or for the band members, themselves. Some want to be shallowly entertained for a few hours, smoke some pot....and have some beer spilled on their shoes... And, yet....their life blood.....their validation.......is evident with us core fans.......right here and now.......40 years later...... We may criticize.....but, we are still talking about them and their 'art/vision'......and keeping their dream alive......
  8. u2 song of the day

    Grande.... Happy New year!!! 2018... I am hopeful....New Year....new beginning, to learn from past mistakes and grow.......for humankind.....to learn to be more "kind"..... Anyway... Rattle n' Hum is masterful work.....full of boundless creativity and exploration......truly "fearless"......and that is when U2 is at it's best...... It may have not been understood by the masses....but when is innovation excepted......? Not when it's first introduced...and it takes time for people to digest what is not familiar or different. Rattle n' hum is appreciated now....more than then ever.. I believe U2 were always proud of it.....regardlesseg of the criticisms. I miss fearless U2...... full of piss n' vinegar.....yet, also romantic, spiritual and sensitive...... I love the heavy lyrics mixed with Bono's raw voice....particularly in this song.....still sends chills down my spine.... "like a preacher needs pain,,,,like a needle needs a vein.....like someone to blame.....the contrasting imagery......very powerful. Or....like BB king said to Bono: "Mighty heavy lyrics for a young man".... WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN.... I was there when they crucified my LordI held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword.I threw the dice when they pierced his sideBut I've seen love conquer the great divide. Rattle n' hum is true art....and transcendent in form......Musicians/singers of today should learn from them and do less criticizing.....if they were smart.
  9. u2 song of the day

    Or....since we are on the Rattle n' Hum track...... How about Hawkmoon 269.....and such lyrical imagery that would make most poets cry...... such as .... Like coming home And you don't know where you've been Like black coffee Like nicotine I need your love (I need your love) When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love Like a Phoenix rising needs a holy tree Like the sweet revenge of a bitter enemy I need your love Like the hot needs the sun Like honey on her tongue Like the muzzle of a gun Like oxygen I need your love (I need your love) When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love Like thunder needs rain Like a preacher needs pain Like tongues of flame Like a sheet stained I need your love I need your love Like a needle needs a vein Like someone to blame Like a thought unchained Like a runaway train I need your love Like faith needs a doubt Like a freeway out I need your love Like powder needs a spark Like lies need the dark I need your love
  10. Music is “girly” - interview with Bono

    Wahine.... I totally get that.....I could only imagine what that felt like.....very scary..... and within a blink of eye...... Maybe a bit of post traumatic stress he endured? or.... Re evaluated how fragile life is and what his priorities are? Does that equate to a physical health scare, though? Maybe? why can't he just disclose a brief outline of what occurred? He keeps bringing it up and how it influenced the new album.....I think he wants to tell.....but, something holds him back.... The truth may set him free????? or not.....? Maybe time will tell......the truth always seems to seep through the cracks.....
  11. Music is “girly” - interview with Bono

    It is quite sad.....really. it's cool to bash Bono these days....as much as Trump.....EXCEPT Trump deserves it..... Hey....even Jesus wasn't popular when he walked the earth despite his true followers....even crucified him, too.....literally. Humanity is cruel....always has been....always will be. Does Bono make mistakes? of course......and he'd be the first to admit he was wrong. His words weren't intentionally misogynistic.....Bono loves and respects women...clearly. common sense seems to be a rare thing of today.......
  12. Music is “girly” - interview with Bono

    Yes Bono is very articulate, for sure..... but, he also says what is on his mind.....sometimes unfiltered....which I like about him. However, being honest/transparent is not the way of the world....which is very passive/aggressive. Bono knows this.....and probably doesn't care.....it was what he wanted to express....and did. Better choice of words? probably.....but, his intent was not to be taken "literally".....and many people are literal thinkers. This is why Bono gets in trouble....because of how he thinks is so abstractly or metaphoric. I was more agitated that Bono keeps bringing up his health scare but then buttons up about the specific details....even a general outline would suffice. If he doesn't want it discussed....then don't allude or speak of it to arouse such curiosity in the media/fans alike. The "girlie" comment is Bono speaking off the cuff....and not to be taken in literal terms.
  13. u2 song of the day

    Very underrated song.... Don't believe the devil I don't believe his book But the truth is not the same Without the lies he made up Don't believe in excess Success is to give Don't believe in riches But you should see where I live I, I believe in love Don't believe in forced entry Don't believe in rape But every time she passes by Wild thoughts escape............... The dichotomous lyrics are so completely powerful....I love rattle n' hum for one of these aspects...... Bono wrote some intense lyrics....and imagery still stuck within my head.....even after all these years.....
  14. u2 song of the day

    One of their best.....if I could truly pick a favorite because there are so many genius songs they have created.... but, ALL I WANT IS YOU....is comparable to Beethoven's moonlight Sonata and symphony N. 9 combined.....
  15. u2 song of the day

    This gospel scene in Rattle n' Hum personifies what U2 is all about.....color blind, unity, faith and musical inspiration for all that is willing to hear.....