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  1. hey....everyone!!!!! I was at the DC show on Monday..... GA....around the E stage.....loved many aspects of the show, it felt like a intimate, coffee house, open mic poetry hour for those few songs centered around that little, circular stage. I've always seen U2 main stage/GA, front row. This was a very different experience for me on so many levels. I am only 5 ft. in height, so it limits my perspective vs. people whom are taller and can digest the visual experience. Standing at the E stage I believe I had the best aspects of the show, but I can't be completely certain because I wasn't able to consume all the visual elements as someone whom is taller or in another section.... please tell me your perspective about E & I stage layout and overall interpretation of this particular tour..... I've been a fan for 35 years....my first concert was unforgettable Fire.....this was a U2 concert, with many first experiences..... I felt like a newborn......not a seasoned fan...... It felt new, exciting and interesting(amazing at this age/stage of the band)....yet, very uncertain and displaced. I felt a dark current of sadness.....enveloping me and swirling in the darkness of the night. The music swallowed up my heart....almost strangulating my air supply.....and I felt a heavy, impending doom at the end of the show.....in which I always feel enlightenment, joy and optimism at most of all my U2 concert experiences. Tell me your personal experiences.....for I really would like to know...
  2. weird indeed....art is weird.....comes from a subconscious place.....dreams are like being drunk....altered reality.....lowered inhibitions.... Interesting about the "drunk'' aspect again, referring to the Alice cooper story.....but, "trying to throw your arms around the world" was about u2's first, new experiences with the excesses of partying/drinking....in their late twenties...not when young/teens. "Dali'' reference must have some connection? Surreal/altered reality of drinking and the rockstar life? How creativity is affected? Good or bad????? Not sure???
  3. Fun how this works...right? Human interaction is one giant web....tethered.... Hmm....yes, Bono has a thing for Dali.....but, I don't know the origin of this fascination or 'why'.
  4. yes... cool to be YOU...silly. Having the experience.....and what it taught you.....and shaped you creatively. You were destined to have that because God knew you would value it beyond the egocentric.. it's comparable to meeting the band and appreciating the moment....instead of seeking a autograph/picture. Which is more sincere? Which is more centered around the work of a artist, or the overall experience rather than then being associated to such a masterful teacher. Your professor had the humility to teach you this....and you comprehended the value of his teachings. I love the mustache story....it reinforces your ability to be humble and flawed....if you can't laugh at yourself....than no one can.
  5. Omnivox....I took my kids to the Joshua tree concert last year. They made their own shirts/hat.....actually, my older daughter wore my t-shirt i made when I was 13 years old(u2 boy)...back in 83'....it was surreal seeing her wear my shirt. They roughed the GA line....and I mean it was rough....but, my youngest daughter had rail/front row.....and got Edge's pick, too. I felt bad for them....but, they loved it....a memory they will always treasure. I couldn't get GA's for the entire family this time due to the weird pre-sale. it's just my husband and I....this time around. I'm a bit sad I can't share the experience with the kids. U2 transcends generations......it's truly remarkable.
  6. "I dreamed I saw Dali...with a supermarket trolley.....trying to throw his arms around a girl. He took a open top beetle Through the eye of a needle He was trying to throw his arms around the world." Cool story Mano....not one everyone could say they have experienced in their life time. How cool is that? How cool to be YOU....and have such a dynamic, creative mentor. I think it's ironic that I used "Dali" as illustrative point...to describe the random creative process. I think Dali had a unabridged mind....no filters.....and created from a child-like place. So, what is Bono's fascination with Dali? do you know? Since you know a considerable amount of information about Dali. Educate me.....
  7. I hope so too, Omnivox.....the band has got to read this for "feedback".....I want to believe.....but, hey....it's their artistic expression....maybe 'crumbs' doesn't fit into their story/theme they would like to t convey on the tour.
  8. Bingo.....I get it....more than you know....Mano.... Here is to one artistically challenged night owl....to another!!! But, when you get it right....it's usually effortless....whether it's 2am or 8 am.... The wonder of creativity....if only we could understand the corresponding pieces that make it fit perfectly that one day...and then not another. I'm sure u2 has also asked the same questions...how can we harness that same genius/inspiration again? What made the difference? will we ever achieve that 'cohesive' , artistic perfection again?
  9. One of mine, too...If I had to pick from a plethora of songs/choices...... Think about the breadth of that achievement on the behalf of U2. Most musicians pray to have 1/10th of their talent/library of songs.....I can honestly say, I don't think u2 have ever made a 'bad' song. Their worst...is at most, some artists' best. BTW... I also love "please"....both lyrically/musically. Another very underrated gem.....I'd love if they would play that beauty as well.
  10. Night time....is when the brain is full of creativity....at least for me. One thing I know,....it's mostly psychological.....the stillness....or quiet dark....allows thoughts to gather....while in the day, too many distractions. besides....creativity can't be forced into a certain time lot....it has to develop organically...or not at all. Alcohol (the right amount)....loosens the heavy armor we all wear...everyday...that clogs the mind. Children just create to create....without any contrived thought/influence..... I guess..most artists need to remember that freedom....and special time....."the heart of a child" where creativity is most honest/sincere. Creating without apologies, politeness or permission. You mean feel like poop in the morning....(ha).....staying up all night....with a creative wind? Or just not liking what you've done so late, like what was I thinking?? You were not....and that is the definition of true creativity. Do yo think Dali was thinking when he created? Free associated thoughts... good writing should be the same....don't you think. mano?
  11. Great book. They have many. it's a funny thing....but, many times I understand their ideas behind their lyrics, intuitively....and then, in one of heir books....its confirmed somehow. I always knew 'crumbs' had a different energy....behind it's powerful lyrics/sound. The story confirmed my intuitions. I think U2 is so different compared to most rockstars....in which they mostly create without the cliche' ways of being under the influence of some sort of substance. David Bowie finally realized he didn't need drugs/alcohol to be creative or to write songs. His genius was apart of him....not created by the drugs. I think maybe the alcohol served as placebo effect....allowing them or giving them permission to be 'free' and liberal with their creative ideas/process. The creativity is there...they just have to believe it.....and allow it.....and the alcohol gave them them false permission to something they already knew and had.
  12. Thanks, Mano.... love that movie as well....I like so many U2 songs...each with their own personality/individual identity....how do you chose? it must be difficult for the band, as well. What is personal/meaningful to them might not be translated to fans...or what is highly valued by fans,....may not be a priority for them. Art is a funny thing....many times artists hate what is most received or popular by their fans. Sometimes, fans see beauty in the things the artist creates...that they don't see/value in themselves. Its a symbiotic relationship....fans and their creator.....both make the art/music have validity and a voice.
  13. Really not that long when you read all the powerful fortified insight inside those lyrical lines. It really can be interpreted in so many ways...metaphorical, literally., politically.....or personally. I love the imagery......the personification.....Bono writes with such dark beauty....cuts deep to the jugular.....the artery of human nature/behavior.
  14. Yep.....it was really only Edge/Bono that was drunk as follows: "Bono and the Edge wrote this after a night of drinking. Bono recalls in the book U2 by U2: "We were out, it was very late, the sun was coming up. I'm not a late-night person, but Edge is like an owl. He would just sit there and days could go by and he wouldn't need sleep. So he didn't want to go to bed and we ended up getting the guitar and singing, off our faces, one of those moments where two mates are not talking sense but they're doing it at the same time and then, eventually, it sort of coagulates into a thought and out came this beautiful song, words, title, melody, boom, it all arrived in the middle of this lunatic night." Yes.... Mano & DMWAY, I guess it does say how well they can play. I also interpreted it as....the alcohol lubricated them enough to loosen the creative chains and lower their inhibitions. Not "Overthinking" it....and allowing the creative juices to flow where they were destined to go. Too much drink can often do the opposite....so, maybe at the time, Bono & edge had just enough to enhance their creativity instead of killing it.
  15. I hope the band reads this....and takes our requests with a serious heart. I believe 'crumbs' was the only song that was crafted out of a drunken influence.....regardless....it's a masterful song, that needs to be taken out of the archives...because its a relic in U2's history that shouldn't be buried or forgotten....
  16. yes....If I had to pick a favorite from HTDAAB....it would be "crumbs", too. Not just for it's musical craftmanship/genius..... but, lyrically, too. I love these lyrics.....that paint a imagery so powerful. I want a tattoo of "YOUR FACE CAUGHT UP TO YOUR PSYCHOLOGYWITH A MOUTH FULL OF TEETH YOU ATE ALL YOUR FRIENDSAND BROKE EVERY HEART THINKING EVERY HEART MENDS" From the brightest star Comes the blackest hole You had so much to offer Why did you offer your soul? I was there for you, baby When you needed my help Would you deny for others What you demand for yourself? Cool down mama, cool off Cool down mama, cool off You speak of sights and wonders I need something other I would believe if I was able But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table You were pretty as a picture It was all there to see Then your face caught up with your psychology With a mouth full of teeth You ate all your friends And you broke every heart thinking every heart mends You speak of signs and wonders But I need something other I would believe if I was able But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table Where you live should not decide Whether you live or whether you die Three to a bed Sister Ann, she said Dignity passes by And you speak of signs and wonders But I need something other I would believe if I was able I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table, hey
  17. Ramsatw.... I think crumbs from your Table is sublime, too ....that would be a major contender for me, as well.... U2's music/concerts are like winning the golden ticket to visit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Such a magical and sensory experience....too many good things to eat...which should I choose??? So many U2 songs provide a different sensory experience...tethered by a memory, a certain sound or just the overall artistic innovation of it...like never been heard/seen before. Certain U2 songs are like your favorite candy....you never tire of it's experience.....but, you just crave it more and more....
  18. Blessed are the blind who see beauty in what they cannot perceive
  19. Thank God you were Born into this world.....Adam Clayton.....whether you believe or not.....you make it a better place! Clayton is a true friend.....so true, he'd serve as a guardian or a human shield, for his fellow pal, Bono.... as Follows.... Bono said: “I looked up at the end of the third verse(of pride) and I clearly wasn’t dead. But not only that . . . Adam Clayton was standing in front of me.” Explaining why he stepped between Bono and the throngs to take the bullet, bass player Adam said: “It’s weird what goes through your head. Or maybe not even through your head. “Maybe it’s just an instinctive thing of daring someone to carry out a threat like that.” Band mate Edge said of Adam’s bid to take the bullet for his pal: “I just thought, ‘That’s a mate.’”
  20. I don't think rock 'n' roll is necessarily a young man's game. Quote: Adam Clayton I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.' Adam Clayton Look at you now.....Mr. Clayton.....58th birthday......to the Comedian....who grew up to the infamous "JAZZ MAN"......as Bono says.....
  21. SHADOWS AND TALL TREES..... "life through a window, a discoloured pain"......
  22. unforgettableu2


    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?
  23. 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.....
  24. 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.
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