Alma1

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About Alma1

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    New York, USA.
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    Great things, fun things, interesting things, important things, family, friends, you & me, our world, & the universe! Plus: how we can keep the good things in our world & make the bad things better.
  • Favourite U2 Single
    New Year's Day! Always a great experience to hear it. A close 2nd (to me, always connected w/NYD) is Sunday Bloody Sunday. These are the 2 songs that introduced me to U2 in '83 & made them my all-time favorite band for life, so they'll always be my favorite 2 songs. Since I guess SBS wasn't released as a single, technically my 2nd favorite 'single' would be 'In God's Country.'
  • Favourite U2 Person
    BONO!!! (& his mates. I appreciate each. Vive la difference.) Let me add: Edge's guitar-playing from the start was a Unique, never-b4-done phenomenon!!!
  • Fav. Other Bands
    My longtime 2nd-favorite (after U2, which will always be my favorite): Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. (B4 U2 came along, my fave was The Police.) There's A Lot of music other than U2's that I love, appreciate, or think is awesome, & other music that I love & appreciate deeply, such as classical guitar. I appreciate all the great music out there. But when it comes to bands & popular music (the majority of what I listen to), as far as which music is my favorite & what band I'm interested in promoting & keeping up with: it's a U2 Universe for me! Always will be! U2 is kind of 'the sound of my soul.' Not overboard, but I do have a Passion for U2. Anyways, I have a real Love of great music! If a person could have the proverbial 9 lives that we say cats have, or even 3, (& be something different in each one), I know that in 1 of them I'd be a full-time musician (or at least a record producer). I'm happy to be here sharing w/the U2 community the major part of that love & interest that is U2. : )

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  1. "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, & Juliette is the sun." And that's your ounce of Shakespeare for today. (From memory, so I hope I got it right. )
  2. Paola! I didn't remember that Dickinson poem! I don't remember having seen it before. What awesome poetry you've been posting! I'm glad you posted the Shelley & Rossetti poems, too.
  3. Hello Manohlive. Some folks do write their own poetry although it's more likely to see people post poems that they like by others. This is not legal advice about protection of one's own writing / intellectual property, & laws do change from time to time of course, but I took a 'media law' course in the past (here in the U.S.) & the general rule I learned then was that once you've published something you wrote (wherever you've published or posted it), as long as it's dated & can be shown that you're the person who published or posted it, then that serves as a sort of copyright on its own, showing it's yours - obviously as long as no one else published or posted the same thing before you did. I recommend that if you post original work here & you want to keep track of that, then keep a copy for yourself that you can find, & make a note of when you posted it & where. For ex, if you write an original poem or post original lyrics here, keep a copy for yourself that you can find - for ex, copy-&-paste a copy into an email & send it to yourself (which I would think would date-stamp it, too). I once posted an original little poem of mine on U2.com which was not a big-deal poem, but it had sentimental value to me & I liked it, & I probably kept a copy of it but I'm not sure whether I could find it now. As far as your last question goes - and I wish a lawyer would see your question & jump in w/ some general guidance since what I'm saying is not legal advice - I've always understood that it can depend on the kind of work & can also depend on whether someone is using someone else's work to make money from it or not. I have a question about this myself because I always heard that after a certain number of years (a long time - like, for ex, maybe after 25 yrs) songs then become part of the 'public domain' & can be sampled or recorded by other artists - but then I've also heard about the song "Happy Birthday" supposedly being copyrighted & people having to pay to use that song in certain circumstances, which doesn't make sense to me. Well, to some extent, the law doesn't have to make sense to people though, does it - it just is whatever it is, Lol. As far as copying & distributing certain works or excerpts of certain works, I've always heard there's something called 'fair use' under which a person can copy & distribute someone else's work to some extent (if it's not prohibited otherwise) as long as it's for educational purposes or other such non-money-making purposes. You can definitely post music videos here & poetry/verse/lyrics, but I'm thinking it can't be a spam type of thing where someone is posting a link to a commercial, money-making website. People do post videos from youtube here to share w/ each other some songs they like, for ex, whether it's music of U2's or other bands (as much as we hugely love & adore U2, we scandalously listen to other music too, lol). I've seen some folks post some of their own music (& verse) & I'm happy to say I've never seen someone abuse it in a spammy/overly self-promotional/commercial way. But if you still have questions, I think Bigwave (the u2.com manager) would probably be the person to ask. I think it was good of you to ask in the first place. Btw, when you mentioned Caged Bird, were you referring to Maya Angelou's work (i.e. 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings')?
  4. Hello Jenwins. I have 2 questions. When you say NYC, do you mean East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium there)? Also, I didn't think those tickets were transferable at all - I thought they require the card they were purchased with to be swiped at the stadium for entry (unless a person somehow got their ticket(s) 'in hand' when they bought them). Thanx in advance for your reply.
  5. Where In The World are U2 ?

    If I've never said it b4, you've got one of the best U2 gifs around. I could watch it for 2 or 3 minutes straight if I had 2 or 3 minutes to spare, which I don't, Lol. (Set to the tune of 'It's a beautiful day') : It's a beautiful thing! (The heart is a bloom. Pushes up through the stony ground!...)
  6. Where In The World are U2 ?

    Wow. Beautiful photograph. Unique, too. (Sans sunglasses, but it looks like evening there.) Ah...how great to be where there are palm trees!
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    I'm curious - who are the ladies in this photo? (I'm thinking the lady on the left might be a certain comedic actress, but I know it's just as likely I'm wrong about that.)
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    Good photo of Guggi. (Personally, I would've cropped the right-side 1/5th or so of the photo off, but it's a matter of personal taste.) He has created art that I enjoy - including, for ex, his 'Vessels' paintings & other pieces.
  9. (P.S. Max Tsukino & anyone else: Just to let you know: for me, the trick to getting a tkt was someone's tip that said if you get a message like 'unable to process your request,' that just means you've tried too many times, but: just clear the cache, close the browser, & start again, & then if there are tickets you'll have access to buying them.)
  10. Thanx much, Max. I was just about to say: Toronto, here I come. But NYC is affordable for me. Toronto - not so much. Max Tsukino & Bigwave & anyone else: I just came here to say thanx, I got a ticket, & I was so happEEE (& maybe I still am)...but on the way here, an unusual but *important* question arose: what did I just buy a tkt to? I didn't stop to see the homepage video til after purchase - I knew this tour was a celebration of Joshua Tree, which is great, but...I *have* to ask now: in addition to performing JT, *please* tell me NewYearsDay & SBS WILL be performed too! They HAVE to be. Not kidding on this. Does anyone know??
  11. Thanx much, Max. I was just about to say: Toronto, here I come. But NYC is affordable for me. Toronto - not so much.
  12. true... but East Rutherford is so close to NY that sometimes is considered as if it were - have seen it before... I got the answer I was looking for already, as you know. Then I saw some folks talking here. I debated whether to ask about it again here, knowing the answer might make ERutherford tix disappear. I was in the middle of picking out a ticket in another screen. They were available. Then I asked here. I think I shot myself in the foot by asking here. Tix were available in ERutherfordt - til I asked this question here. Now they're gone. Argh. *Sigh.*
  13. What are people talking about here re: NY? There are no NY dates announced.
  14. When fact is fiction & tv reality! 'Don-the-Con Swamp' makes this a REAL CONCERN in America these days! (You could change 'tv' to 'twitter.')

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      Alma1

      America did not elect Trump. It's an illegitimate election because of all the illegal & immoral Voting Rights Violations by legislators (of a certain political stripe) to stop the poor, elderly, minorities, & college students from voting & to make some of their votes not count. Despite that, Hillary got about 2 & a half MILLION more votes than Trump, & only the 'Electoral College' gave Trump the 'win.' Things are still going to court.

  15. let them announce the tour and you'll have your Guinness record Lol. True. So true. And long time no speak Monica, so "Hello!"