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Posts posted by gary-paul

  1. Seems like it's not 'THE BEST THING' to some :)


    The U2 purists aren't happy, and rightly so ?????????????????????????????????????????????


    Well, Your The Best Thing just reared it's ugly head and it's dividing opinion, I like everyone else got the clip from Bono's beach-house firstly and liked what I had heard,

    Now I've heard it in it's entirety over the weekend I actually like it, (for the record I think most of that dance/rave stuff is SHITE) but this fits well, and it's a one off......(possibly) let's not throw our toys out of the pram and have a shit fit over ONE song.

    But all this experimentation is bollox..blah blah.. isn't that what Achtung baby was ? Zooropa ? POP ?? ok, let's not mention 'POP' :) :) ;) for the record regarding 'POP' the only thing wrong with that album to me was the title 'POP'


    We have no idea what form SOE is going to take and I'm guessing this song will appear on the finished album but in a more familiar way because if SOE is a dance album well that'll just stir up a whole shit-storm of....well shit .


    I can't imagine 'Your The Best thing' is a teaser for what is to come... merely some collaboration with a DJ / producer, sure U2 wouldn't just drop a song like that on us...right :) :) :) lol


    There has been a few songs down the years that has caused divided opinion when it came to U2 like Elevation (I actually like it) Get On Your Boots (Still don't like it) and let's not forget I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Live) that song was just murdered, oh and Even Better Than The Real Thing...the perfecto mix - wasn't that a dance mix... (I liked that too) and almost every U2 fan I know has the CD.


    Anyhow..... (what was my point) ooh yeah, Your The Best Thing - It's catchy, it's good, I like it...   

  2. For anyone EVERYONE going to be in NYC on 22 or 23 is there anything planned before or after shows on those nights?


    Arriving from Dublin and gonna venture out both nights but would be great to catch up with other fans. .


    Anyone know where is good to drop into or know of any fan events / meet up ?




  3. I'll be in New York from the 23rd July and wondering if there is any planned meet up's before or after gigs ?


    if there's something happening where is it at, would be great to meet some fellow fans while in NYC


    See you there



  4. Any spares out there , my local store in Dublin got 2 copies , They thought they were getting more .....Ah well ...maybe next year


    That was freebird


    Tower (Easons) got 15 and Tower (Dawson St) got 25

    RAGE got 5 and Spindizzy got 10  - 


    They all went within seconds of opening, Tower was cheapest at E29.99 and Spindizzy the most eXpensive at E45


    Anyhow...... I got 1 so I'm happy enough

  5. Oh noooooo!!!!


    Who's got it?! Hunt 'em down lol


    I have no idea... never handed in, but I just hope it was someone who was pissed off at getting it free in the first place :)



  6. I bought the album on release day here in Dublin and got the deluXe CD & Vinyl, already having it on my Ipod I was on the tram home and was looking through the booklet inside the CD, I was a little immersed in listening to the album and reading the booklet and ALMOST missed my stop so I got up and out in time only then realising I had left the vinyl on the tram and could only stand there as the tram shot off - I immediately contacted the tram lost and found and informed them what had just happened and sent an SOS out on twitter.


    Knowing either 1 of 3 things would happen : The driver would get it and I'd get it back, someone would find it and keep it OR someone (Non-U2-fan) would find it and test it's aerodynamics (Bye Bye)...


    Still a little pissed off at what happened I started to think wouldn't it be funny if someone (from the many who complained) who had gotten it on Itunes free and deleted it was to sit down at the seat and find the album there :-)




    Anyhow - I got another vinyl and somewhere out there is another FREE SON GS OF INNOCENCE  .

  7. I don't believe anything man. I just want confirmation. Can't you understand that?


    Here's what I know (whatever it's worth)


    Shooting a video called SUMMER NIGHTS,

    I have been at two days of shooting and so far NO sight of anyone from U2...BUT i'll tell you this... IT's NOT an ad


    Security is so tight for this it's actually laughable - IT's not an ad.. I've been on numerous sets over the years and never encountered security like this, some saying it's a GUINNESS ad some saying it's a CADBURY ad... ALL have signed a confidentiality agreement - they wear different coloured wrist-bands every day and the shoot has so far featured a single guy (actor) walking around Dublin (wet) streets carrying a guitar on his back, the bridge shoot was him looking towards city and tossing his guitar into river below....

    Filming has been at U2/HQ among other places and again it isn't just an advert or even movie I have ever been near


    Rumours U2 were shooting here this week... BUT no sign, I personally think it is U2 video... but band WON'T be at shoot...

  8. I've been at shoot last 2 days and it's insanely tight but NO sign of band only some guys dressed in black being filmed

    the shoot on the bridge is the same... NOTHING really happening only 1 guy being filmed carrying a guitar about - and security is mad


    I don't expect band to be about for this ... at least they haven't been the last 2 days ??


    I got pix... but nothing of interest :(

  9. We wait and we wonder   !!!!!!!!!!!!


    Im not pleased at this ''partnership'' either and as far as LN are concerned I fear it's a BAD thing - LN are only concerned about how much they can bleed from the average fan and taking a 100% stake in U2 will give them complete control over every future U2 event and they will do their utmost to make us pay heavily when a tour comes around - I think this association will have a negative affect on U2 with fan's not going to as many shows as they have in the past and many could even avoid show's completely ... I wait and hope we are wrong BUT the corporate heads behind LN won't be worried about us (Im sure) but again - We will wait and wonder


    It's been a ''thing'' with me for years to catch U2 in the US and Im hoping this tour I can - I've decided that it's a toss between NY or Boston (dates pending) I've NEVER caught U2 outside Ireland, the furthest I've ventured was SLANE - 


    So with a new Album/Tour imminent I DO plan on hitting the US to catch a show (Or two)...


    It´s funny because everyone just want the opposite: to be in a U2 show in Ireland.



    I know - I've just seen so many times ''At Home'' that I want to see away  - before it all ends !!! 

  11. It's been a ''thing'' with me for years to catch U2 in the US and Im hoping this tour I can - I've decided that it's a toss between NY or Boston (dates pending) I've NEVER caught U2 outside Ireland, the furthest I've ventured was SLANE - 


    So with a new Album/Tour imminent I DO plan on hitting the US to catch a show (Or two)...

  12. Was talking to Jason McAteer on Tuesday about football and a conversation came up about ''THAT GOAL''  in the Ireland V Holland game in Dublin on Sep 1st 2001


    Of course something else was happening on that day too not too far away in SLANE !!!


    Anyhow - AFTER the game McAteer continues to tell me he is in the dressing room celebrating with the team and Mick Byrne (Ireland’s physio) comes in and tell's McAteer Bono is sending a helicopter over to pick you up to bring you to Slane with a few team-mates if you'd like to join U2 ??


    At this point McAteer tells me he thinks it's a wind up and tell's the Mick to ''Tell Bono To Fuck Off''   I'm going for a pint with Aldo (John Aldridge) ''

    So they get changed and all head off to a bar in Dublin ..






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