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Tiz couldn't have said it any better myself.

 

Interesting points you make, but let's not forget the interview was supposed to be of the film and not on the future of the band. Knowing u2, there will probably be countless meetings about the next direction over the coming weeks.

 

But it was supposed to be about the film and the achtung baby album.

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Tiz couldn't have said it any better myself.

 

Interesting points you make, but let's not forget the interview was supposed to be of the film and not on the future of the band. Knowing u2, there will probably be countless meetings about the next direction over the coming weeks.

 

But it was supposed to be about the film and the achtung baby album.

exactly, it has to be put into the right context, as you say
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 I agree, Bono does not like to look backwards, he's always forward looking and I don't think he enjoyed the film and looking back at themselves at that time and place at all.  What's the point of it?  For fans of the band it's a great thing, but for artists I don't think they like analyzing stuff from the past, especially at such a rocky time for them as a band back then.  

I agree with your point of view, even the director said that he doesn't think about what he has done on the set until he's going back home, I think the life of an artist is partially what Edge calls it "Taking risks" and on this matter it's obvious that at middle age you're less unconscious, and so the possibility of taking risks becomes a problem, more than in the past...and as Bono said, an artist, a poet, a musician, have their top creativity when they feel uncomfortable, in this sense it's true that art helps to live better, for the audience as well as for the artist...so I think it's normal from this prospective not liking to look at back, if probably that period (as they pointed out) was yes so creative but even full of the tensions which often create great art products, probably that's why re-living those emotions must have not been so easy for them, let's not forget they were on a point of breakdown...I'm not sure how to take it, if it's a slowly preparing us to the end of the U2 era, or just a moment of vulnerability that, as always, they don't want to hide...they're very sincere with us, and the way they worked on this press conference (wanting only fans questions by twitter and leaving journalists speechless....very unusual for a press conference) well it seemed to me that they just need some confirmations of our love, being unsecure is part of an artist's soul, and probably, for what I feel into my heart, they just need to know we still love them, whatever they decide to do...this is how I take it...once again they are not afraid to show themselves as humans, as men who are thinking about what they have done til now...as director said, let's not forget they've been exposed in the showbusiness since age of 16, and probably only someone knowing well what it means can understand how it feels...as you lost something of your life and your youth, and it's normal to me, at a certain point of your life, wanting to be back in touch with the men inside the role of rockstars, and probably listening to that part of themselves which has been for so many years forgotten, means coming back to live as "normal" men (for a period of time which all us us hope will be not too long)...I'm not sure if I make sense, I'm getting very emotional too on this subject...

Beautiful, Tizi.  Just beautiful.  And just to say it....they are relevant to me.  Very relevant.  They are the soundtrack of my life.  They have been since *cough*1982*cough*.  And especially after this summer and the concerts I had, I still love them so so much.  And so happy they showed the love too.  I've always said that I wanted them to go out gracefully and not like the Rolling Stones, but this interview has had me thinking too and whenever it is...it's gonna hurt something terrible.  Because they are a part of me.  And I'm guessing that there are a lot of people that would agree. 
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 I agree, Bono does not like to look backwards, he's always forward looking and I don't think he enjoyed the film and looking back at themselves at that time and place at all.  What's the point of it?  For fans of the band it's a great thing, but for artists I don't think they like analyzing stuff from the past, especially at such a rocky time for them as a band back then.  

I agree with your point of view, even the director said that he doesn't think about what he has done on the set until he's going back home, I think the life of an artist is partially what Edge calls it "Taking risks" and on this matter it's obvious that at middle age you're less unconscious, and so the possibility of taking risks becomes a problem, more than in the past...and as Bono said, an artist, a poet, a musician, have their top creativity when they feel uncomfortable, in this sense it's true that art helps to live better, for the audience as well as for the artist...so I think it's normal from this prospective not liking to look at back, if probably that period (as they pointed out) was yes so creative but even full of the tensions which often create great art products, probably that's why re-living those emotions must have not been so easy for them, let's not forget they were on a point of breakdown...I'm not sure how to take it, if it's a slowly preparing us to the end of the U2 era, or just a moment of vulnerability that, as always, they don't want to hide...they're very sincere with us, and the way they worked on this press conference (wanting only fans questions by twitter and leaving journalists speechless....very unusual for a press conference) well it seemed to me that they just need some confirmations of our love, being unsecure is part of an artist's soul, and probably, for what I feel into my heart, they just need to know we still love them, whatever they decide to do...this is how I take it...once again they are not afraid to show themselves as humans, as men who are thinking about what they have done til now...as director said, let's not forget they've been exposed in the showbusiness since age of 16, and probably only someone knowing well what it means can understand how it feels...as you lost something of your life and your youth, and it's normal to me, at a certain point of your life, wanting to be back in touch with the men inside the role of rockstars, and probably listening to that part of themselves which has been for so many years forgotten, means coming back to live as "normal" men (for a period of time which all us us hope will be not too long)...I'm not sure if I make sense, I'm getting very emotional too on this subject...
Beautiful, Tizi.  Just beautiful.  And just to say it....they are relevant to me.  Very relevant.  They are the soundtrack of my life.  They have been since *cough*1982*cough*.  And especially after this summer and the concerts I had, I still love them so so much.  And so happy they showed the love too.  I've always said that I wanted them to go out gracefully and not like the Rolling Stones, but this interview has had me thinking too and whenever it is...it's gonna hurt something terrible.  Because they are a part of me.  And I'm guessing that there are a lot of people that would agree. 

 

yep, its going to hurt me too when that day comes. they have been the soundtrack to my life too ever since 1985! everyday at school i had to listen to u2 on the way and back home on my walkman.....

ever since i saw them live for the first time on the zooropa tour in wembley stadium, i simply wanted more......

ever since i saw my wife walk down the aisle to all i want is you and have all our dinner tables named after u2 songs......

ever since i introduced both my sons to their music......

ever since me and my wife saw them play by winning the radio one competition in london infront of about 200 people being 3 foot away from bono and adam.......

until last night when i had bullet the blue sky and running to stand still playing on my ipod whilst in the bath......

the day u2 announce "we are over" i just might have to do the missus head in and play all their albums back to back and b-sides, watch the dvd's on end until the cows come home.....roll.gif

 

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I agree with your point of view, even the director said that he doesn't think about what he has done on the set until he's going back home, I think the life of an artist is partially what Edge calls it "Taking risks" and on this matter it's obvious that at middle age you're less unconscious, and so the possibility of taking risks becomes a problem, more than in the past...and as Bono said, an artist, a poet, a musician, have their top creativity when they feel uncomfortable, in this sense it's true that art helps to live better, for the audience as well as for the artist...so I think it's normal from this prospective not liking to look at back, if probably that period (as they pointed out) was yes so creative but even full of the tensions which often create great art products, probably that's why re-living those emotions must have not been so easy for them, let's not forget they were on a point of breakdown...I'm not sure how to take it, if it's a slowly preparing us to the end of the U2 era, or just a moment of vulnerability that, as always, they don't want to hide...they're very sincere with us, and the way they worked on this press conference (wanting only fans questions by twitter and leaving journalists speechless....very unusual for a press conference) well it seemed to me that they just need some confirmations of our love, being unsecure is part of an artist's soul, and probably, for what I feel into my heart, they just need to know we still love them, whatever they decide to do...this is how I take it...once again they are not afraid to show themselves as humans, as men who are thinking about what they have done til now...as director said, let's not forget they've been exposed in the showbusiness since age of 16, and probably only someone knowing well what it means can understand how it feels...as you lost something of your life and your youth, and it's normal to me, at a certain point of your life, wanting to be back in touch with the men inside the role of rockstars, and probably listening to that part of themselves which has been for so many years forgotten, means coming back to live as "normal" men (for a period of time which all us us hope will be not too long)...I'm not sure if I make sense, I'm getting very emotional too on this subject...

Beautiful, Tizi.  Just beautiful.  And just to say it....they are relevant to me.  Very relevant.  They are the soundtrack of my life.  They have been since *cough*1982*cough*.  And especially after this summer and the concerts I had, I still love them so so much.  And so happy they showed the love too.  I've always said that I wanted them to go out gracefully and not like the Rolling Stones, but this interview has had me thinking too and whenever it is...it's gonna hurt something terrible.  Because they are a part of me.  And I'm guessing that there are a lot of people that would agree. 

 

yep, its going to hurt me too when that day comes. they have been the soundtrack to my life too ever since 1985! everyday at school i had to listen to u2 on the way and back home on my walkman.....

ever since i saw them live for the first time on the zooropa tour in wembley stadium, i simply wanted more......

ever since i saw my wife walk down the aisle to all i want is you and have all our dinner tables named after u2 songs......

ever since i introduced both my sons to their music......

ever since me and my wife saw them play by winning the radio one competition in london infront of about 200 people being 3 foot away from bono and adam.......

until last night when i had bullet the blue sky and running to stand still playing on my ipod whilst in the bath......

the day u2 announce "we are over" i just might have to do the missus head in and play all their albums back to back and b-sides, watch the dvd's on end until the cows come home.....roll.gif

 

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/celebrity-news-gossip/bono-u2-together-until-we-die-2872199.html

I hope this article will make us feeling better....

 

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I hope this article will make us feeling better....

 

Thank you Tiziana for the link! 3120.gif

no, sorry if I don't get what you mean, but now you make me curious? What's about?

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I hope this article will make us feeling better....

 

Thank you Tiziana for the link!
3120.gif

no, sorry if I don't get what you mean, but now you make me curious? What's about?

 

Sorry, it reads: Bono of U2 says he feels like an American. I don't know in what context he said that or why. I just thought it was nice.smile.gif Maybe he says that bout everyone.Like when he said, he's Irish Mexican!

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U2LAWoman']Thank you Tiziana for the link!
3120.gif

no, sorry if I don't get what you mean, but now you make me curious? What's about?

 

Sorry, it reads: Bono of U2 says he feels like an American. I don't know in what context he said that or why. I just thought it was nice.smile.gif Maybe he says that bout everyone.Like when he said, he's Irish Mexican!

yes he said that referring to today Twin Towers celebrations, and I really think he meant it wink.gif

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