CorkVegan

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About CorkVegan

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    Saṃsāra
  • Favourite U2 Album
    War.
  • Favourite U2 Single
    New Year's Day... the band's message of connection.
  • First U2 Gig
    Cork 1987.
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Newark 2018.
  • Best U2 Gig
    The next one.
  • Favourite U2 Person
    The rhythm section are underrated.
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Primal Scream. Stone Roses.

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  1. CorkVegan

    If I read the Bible today..

    Colossians 3:13 (KJV) 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
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    u2 song of the day

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    If I read the Bible today..

    "Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Genesis 1:29
  4. CorkVegan

    REDZONE TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

    We're just waiting for you to start a thread @spongebob so we can all pile on. 😜
  5. CorkVegan

    u2 song of the day

  6. CorkVegan

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Unforgettable Fire were great. Their Bono could pass as the real one. He has the look and mannerisms down to perfection. They played a great set and the place was rocking. Fix You played first and are a Coldplay tribute. I'm not up to date with Coldplay but I recognized about 80% of the FY set. Their lead singer has amazing energy and was constantly moving throughout the performance. A fantastic night out. I would go again in a heartbeat. Now bed.
  7. CorkVegan

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Sitting here with a belly full of Jamaican food. The preshow music is Jane's Addiction, Pavement and "Dig for Fire," by the Pixies right now. Let's do this!
  8. CorkVegan

    u2 song of the day

  9. CorkVegan

    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    I'm off the clock and my week off work has begun.
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    u2 song of the day

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    u2 song of the day

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    Favourite tour of the last 4 years?

    I been thinking about this and for me it has to be I+E in 2015. That was such a freewheeling tour with an ever changing set list. Sure there was a solid framework of songs that were constant but otherwise they could play anything. Then the surprise of the songs they chose... "Two Hearts Beat As One," "October," "In God's Country," "The Crystal Ballroom," and so on. Add to this the surprise guests who would come onstage... Bruce, Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Panti Bliss, Imelda May. You didn't know what the night would bring. But having said all that the E+I show in Newark 2018 really stands out for me and is up there with the original JT 1987 show as best I've seen U2. But we're talking about entire tours here so I'll stick with I+E for the reasons stated above.
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    u2 song of the day

  14. CorkVegan

    Rare 1982 footage online.

    The campaign to get "Let's Twist Again," back into the set list starts here!
  15. CorkVegan

    Rare 1982 footage online.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/rare-u2-dublin-concert-footage-revealed-1.3861291?mode=amp " For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be released. There is hardly a more scrutinised or well-documented band in the history of rock music than U2 and footage, especially rare footage from the early years of the band, is prized. Taken in Sheriff Street, the footage was shot by Dublin filmmaker Sé Merry Doyle on Saturday, July 17th, 1982, a month before singer Bono married Alison Stewart. The band, at that point, were between their second album, October, released in 1981, and War, which propelled them into the mainstream in 1983. Doyle filmed the band’s concert while making a documentary about the demolition of tenement housing in the Gardiner Street/Summerhill area and during the Inner City Looking On community festival. U2’s appearance had been kept secret, so only a small number of the 300 or so people who saw them perform were followers of the band – the rest were locals. It was a chaotic scene, with local youths clambering up on to the roof of the community centre and grabbing at the band’s equipment. A still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh showing the band playing at a community festival on Sheriff Street in Dublin in July 1982. Photograph: IFI/Merry Doyle Twice during the band’s 45-minute set a swarthy local man stumbled on stage looking to sing, taking the microphone from Bono before a crew member recovered it. The man wanted to sing a Chubby Checker song, Let’s Twist Again, so Bono calmed the situation by singing it a-capella before the band started into An Cat Dubh from their debut album, Boy. Bono even managed to fit in a brief homily about the underprivileged area before the band, three of whom were born-again Christians, played Rejoice from the October album – when the buildings around them come crumbling down, the singer told the crowd, one word could save them: rejoice. Mr Doyle included 45 seconds of the footage in his 1982 documentary Looking On, and a short excerpt in his 1997 follow-up documentary Alive Alive O. “It was an amazing gig. There was one journalist there, Bill Graham from Hot Press, who often wondered would they ever get back to [the level of] that gig on Sheriff Street. “It really is the beginning of the U2 sound. They are raw and they are rough and they are dangerous. It was a great night. I was lucky to catch it.” Collectors Mr Doyle said he kept the footage under lock and key since 1982. “A couple of private collectors tried to buy it off me but because they can’t control the music, the natural home for it is the U2 organisation,” he said. “Bono is aware of the footage and loves it. Aside from the little fragment that was in the actual film, it has not been shown before.” The footage is being made available to the public online through the Irish Film Institute (IFI), which has digitised the material from Mr Doyle’s Loopline Collection. The other documentaries which are digitised include Alive Alive O, which examines a time when street traders were coming under increased pressure from legislators. Essie’s Last Stand, perhaps the most timely piece in the collection, examines an elderly woman’s fight to stay in her home as it is earmarked for development. Also going live will be Loopline documentaries focusing on the life and career of artist Patrick Scott, architect James Gandon and sculptor John Henry Foley. In addition there are 30-minute interviews with writers including Margaret Atwood, Richard Ford, Gore Vidal, Colm Tóibín and Doris Lessing. See ifiplayer.ie Direct link to footage: https://ifiplayer.ie/looking-on/