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  1. Just finished a new song....so that's pretty good. (edit:LOL that's picture's way bigger than I expected).
  2. *whispers........build a wall Eco! *Cue maniacal laughter
  3. The correct internet etiquette would be to blame someone else for something unrelated, flame them in a personal manner, and then never revisit the subject of your mis-quote.
  4. Hey, can't 'Like' any moar posts because this site operates according to Newton's arrow of time. So I'll 'Like' your post verbally Manohlive. (LOL that'll teach them...whoever 'they' are...Newtonians?). However, why not just say Eno, when you are talking about Eno.? Otherwise, yeah, there's no sonic discord on this record.....except that one thing that is killing me.... In the song The Showman, there's a lead into the chorus with a stray 'I' just hanging there...is that a rush job that got missed? Or do producers at this level just let that kind of thing slide?
  5. Well...little update,,, As angelofharlem4u2 said, I'm enjoying the war taking place over this record in reviews, forums, youtube, the feedback is out of control. 'One of the Best' or 'U2's Dirty(est) Day' and no line on the horizon for the middle ground! Many complain there's too much slow dancing, but I think it's a magnificent record. So I switched out The Showman, and putting Book of your Heart into the heart of the record changed the experience for me. So as we head into winter, I wish you all stay warm and don't get too numb this holiday season. Now it's time for my disappearing act. >>>>Exit.
  6. Now you're thinking straight lin! Artist gets paid, You keep people employed (while we all still cling to money and jobs...ugh.) AND you get the record on release day! It's an old fashioned pleasure to go say 'Hi' to someone at midnight and exchange money for a product. Tell them you don't need a bag and wave it over your head while you walk out of the store! I'll be up with sun...cause I'm already gone.
  7. Addendum: Mark Beaumont (NME) can GAGF, obviously still butt hurt by having his i-phone 'raped' a few years ago. Now...Tonight is a bottle of Pinot Noir, what I term the Middle 3 mostly clicked for me today. (I enjoyed them at first, but they work for me today....) but my personal version of the record is going to switch Showman out for Book of Your Heart. I liked Yardie's mention of unseen enemies knocking his door down, and I've got the volume up loud enough I'm never quite sure there's no one else in the room. (Infact the guys I'm producing for just helped themselves into the studio without me knowing...they brought wine so it's o.k....ish. LOL). Volume control, indeed. My favourite song....is.....Landlady, or love is All we have left depending on which one is playing! LOLOL. So that's enough from me until the next Album. A tip of the hat, A smile, and Goodnight.
  8. Just finished the 1st playthrough accompanied by a bottle of Temperanillo Gran Reserva 2009. Spoilers ahead, abandon ship ye of little faith! Immediately thrown for a loop, Track 1, oh they've got someone else to do the vocal! Then Bono creeps in. That was quite the head-fuck but I loved the vibe straight out of the box. Then it's acoustic guitar...Alrighty then! I'm taking gulps of wine at this point. Do you know my name!? Dig it. I like the next song. It's makes me feel good. I wish I'd not heard it before this night though. Now were getting seriously into the good songs; the heart of the album. GOOYOW (that's how it's done in the Zoo, right?). I can listen to this all night all night. Was bummed that the little poem was absent from the start. Love the speech that starts at the end. Love the start of American Soul, Summer of Love had me forcing a smile, no seriously I was like enjoying it but The Beautiful Ghost that had been visiting with me was starting to fade into the fog juice ;these middle 3 are breaking the spell. Well just drink and take in the Rock and Roll show I guess. Nod along. Tap the foot. By the end of The Showman, I've had to open a South Australian Shiraz. (Peter Lehman). Little things is the best thing about this record for me. Good wine, brings good times, the Ghost has taken a firm step back into the room. Landlady Blew the roof off my little haunted house. The Blackout less so....at risk of being M.U.R.D.E.R.E.D by all and sundry. Fuck it, I'm drunk...you can't hurt me. Love is Bigger I will revisit, it felt a lot like listening to a season of Grey's Anatomy. I didn't mind that show. 13......I put the glass down for this one. I couldn't pick it up again until the end. Enough said. Beautiful. For me this album is like a visitation. Echoes of the past, which I really like, and haven't heard done in quite this way before. What a great risk. The middle 3 won't at this stage make it on to my portable device I'm afraid. The mix also has a LOT of compression (?) big white spaces in the loud parts. Overall production is fantastic, but would love to hear this record on Vinyl. So that, for what it's worth, is where I'm at. You Are ROCK and ROLL...or some ghostly ethereal spirit entity.
  9. I 'Liked' The Blackout, but seriously hate the 'live' treatment. Looking forward to a studio version though. (please tell me there won't be moar 'live' songs lolol). I love LOVE this song (Best Thing) from the 2 minute mark. I like the intro verses, some good sounds there, (Bass Guitar!! Drums!!, and I like this crystal sparkly production...best recorded cymbals i think I've ever heard?) but it really takes off for me in the 2nd half. The Little Things is like that too. I like this songwriting...starts as one thing and ends up somewhere else. Traditionally my favorite songs are the deeper cuts (I'm looking at YOU Eco!!), so I'm really looking forward to the album now. enjoyment of U2's records seem to be based on where you are at, and how the songs fit your experience (for want of a better word) and for me, here and now, this song hits a mark.
  10. Here's a couple of cents...don't mean to bug ya..... Love the Intro, but the 'live' schtick just kills the song for now, (it's like watching someone play a sports game on playstation with the canned crowd cheers....really odd effect to go for) However: Very optimistic about the actual recorded version...Very excited about this record.
  11. Wow! Really interesting OP. This is like a free for all......but I'll try to play... The above selections are great, but I guess if I had to I would recommend also... The Savages. The Cure. The Birthday Party. and...Einsturzende Neubauten, What they have in common...they are all old I guess....Curve gets an honorable mention... oops, are my nineties showing??
  12. I remember you I remember You I remember you I remember lying awake at night and thinking just of you But things don't last forever and somehow baby They never really do They never really do I remember you I remember You I remember you I remember lying awake at night and thinking just of you But things don't last forever and somehow baby They never really do They never really do I remember you I remember You I remember you I remember you I remember You I remember you I remember you, you I remember you I remember you I remember lying awake at night and thinking just of you But things don't last forever and somehow baby They never really do They never really do I remember you I remember You I remember you I remember you I remember You I remember you I remember you Well...you get the idea.....
  13. This summer I'm trying desperately to write a new album. More likely an E.P. in between hopes that the Boys will come back to japan. Otherwise, hanging around the ocean, drinking too much, and hoping to eavesdrop on Radiohead. Forgive the link. You did ask what we were doing... https://soundcloud.com/bookofcaverns/summer-passed-segment100-00-04328-00-01-10430
  14. hestia, thanks....this is for you (and everyone else of course)....... https://soundcloud.com/bookofcaverns/sparkle-child-il-movimento-del-mare-revelation-mix
  15. Hi gang, I'm going to file this under Poems. It's basically a poem set to music, which was then reverse engineered into a song. You can download it if you like or just check it out here, I hope you'll like it: https://soundcloud.com/bookofcaverns/waiting-for-the-flowers-to-bloom-annihilator-mix It's basically about waiting for a Love that never comes; Divine/Mortal/Spiritual, but keeping the faith even through death.
  16. Thanks for checking in gang, PM's received and sent!
  17. Hi gang, I would like to ask Big Bunny, Carly, Bakoly and Fragrant to contact me via P.M. I have something I'd like to share with you gang. (Srry to waste internet space like this but technological accidents/upgrades have caused me to lose contact info....and I don't access the paid areas anymore. Mods feel free to wipe this, but please put a searchlite out for me!).
  18. I live here in Tokyo, and your playlists are now on my playlist. As a location Tokyo, and Shinjuku is always a place to see, and to be for that 'earthy' (dirty?) city vibe. What I like most is you end with 2 sots of happy, one shot of sad. Keio Plaza Hotel, Pole Star bar. If you visit Tokyo...go here.
  19. Our thoughts are with all in Paris. Take care everyone.
  20. I hope some friends from the Aussie thread find this, everyone is welcome to check it out too. This is why I've not been arounf the Zoo, or anywhere, and why this is the music I wake up with in my head. Now it's done, I'll be popping around some more...stoked for the HBO Paris show! https://soundcloud.com/bookofcaverns/sparkle-child-preview-teaser
  21. Awesome, Tenshin-en looks beautiful. I'll check it out one day. Cheers.
  22. Hi all, Tour year is upon us! Aside from working every day, I found time to do this little project; check it out, and I hope you like it. Video and song both created at home. A simple celebration of the Cherry Blossoms in Japan in Spring. In hope U2 find their way to Japan again. Click below for 3 minutes of Sakura: https://youtu.be/AFpDMPY9I-M
  23. Wow! Only 49,345 more things to go! Are there that many things in the world?? 656: Wait to see what post #666 looks like. (It better be REALLY rock and roll)!
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