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About ZooTV8

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Chicago, IL USA
  • Interests
    Music industry, licensing, marketing, emerging distribution channels & IP | #Connector | Corporate Sponsorship | Media Relations
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung Baby
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Until The End Of The World
  • First U2 Gig
    ZooTV Indoor (Rosemont, IL)
  • Recent U2 Gig
    #U2360CHI (all 4)
  • Best U2 Gig
    Vertigo tour closer, Hawaii, 12/9/2006
  • Favourite U2 Person
    Edge
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Daniel Lanois

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    @LanceASchart
  • Website URL
    http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/LanceSchart

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  1. I’ve admittedly been a harsh critic of several of the past U2 fan club releases, particularly remix material that has been available elsewhere (e.g., “Duels” and the Desire/When Love Comes To Town 3D remixes with unimaginative artwork); and odd-sized prints that cost significantly more to frame than they are worth. Sorry; I never need another U2.com print. As a vinyl collector, I prefer vinyl as the physical format created for fans. While the 10-inch singles are nice and have typically had tremendous artwork, they’re more of a novelty and do not hold a significant amount of audio. That said, I would enjoy a 12” vinyl pressing of a PASSENGERS reissue; and the U2:3D Soundtrack. (I have a 3D blue-ray DVD player and 3D HDTV but 99.99% of U2 fans do not... The impact of the IMAX 3D film would be lost on a regular DVD release.) Ultimately, 2021 is the year to celebrate #ZooTV30. I joined PROPAGANDA and have been a U2 fan club member for 30 years —because of ZooTV. I would really enjoy something unique to celebrate this important anniversary for the band: •Alternate takes/mixes of Baby and Zooropa songs (the genesis of the songs, not previously available remixes); • Zoo Dollars • CD quality live audio of an Indoor Broadcast performance —unedited, warts and all; and • Vintage ZooRadio downloads. Then, in subsequent years, • POP outtakes and re-imagined versions (e.g., Howie B and Flood returning to revise mixes). • PopMart 12” vinyl live concert (Mexico City re-release but with the full/complete concert would be fine) • HTDAAB or Vertigo Tour 12” double or triple vinyl concert • NLOTH unreleased tracks (e.g., “Winter”, “Mercy”, “North Star”, and Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois’ ambient mixes of the album tracks that are more faithful to the original Morocco recording sessions) on vinyl. • “SONGS OF ASCENT”. • Edge’s solo film and stage/theater soundtrack releases. • MP3 downloads of U2XRadio audio bumps (e.g., “Songs The Saved My Life” acoustic guitar intro and The Edge’s “interrupt this transmission...” clips). Everything offered should also have a digital download code; not everyone wants physical media. And ... fewer incompetent snippets of live tracks on the website, please. Thank you. Lance A Schart Chicago, IL USA
  2. RUN, ADAM! Once, on a sunny afternoon in Chicago before an Elevation Tour show, my wife and I happened to be driving near the band’s preferred hotel. As I turned the corner on to a side street, my wife screamed as I suddenly and sharply hit the brakes. I has to avoid the person that jogged in front of my car —against the light. The runner, Adam Clayton, stopped, popped his head in my wife’s passenger side window and graciously apologized. He gently said, “Sorry”, smiled, waved and casually jogged off. Yep; I almost ran over Lord Clayton on Michigan Avenue...
  3. @LanceASchart: Blew off meetings, sped to @93XRT (old) west side HQ to meet @ElvisCostello. Very genial! #unforgettablegig @U2 http://t.co/LxBnb5K60x
  4. @LanceASchart: Ditched conference, bought cheap ticket, jumped barrier, worked way up 3rd row at #RayCharles @u2 #unforgettablegig http://t.co/QfNJcYXiMO
  5. @LanceASchart: Fake VIP lanyards got über pregnant wife (10 days to birth), 5 y/o son & I into VIP section #U2 360 Chicago! #unforgettablegig http://t.co/jybclYUEwo
  6. @LanceASchart: Met indomitable @BillClinton during '92 election. Didn't vote for him, but I probably would now #unforgettablegig @U2 http://t.co/6xli8VrSvJ
  7. [quote name='basher1 wrote: ZooTV8']It's embarrassing for U2 and insulting to anyone who pays to subscribe to a fan club to include album versions of a song on an "exclusive content" CD. At least the past several "exclusive" U2.com records and CDs had at least 3-4 "previously" unheard remixes of less popular songs. And, to add insult to what essentially amounts to Femoral Dysplasia, the album artwork is...? I'm frankly flattened, deflated even, by this entire package! Now there is ZERO benefit to $50.00 membership. The only positive to come out of this announcement (read: overwhelmingly negative experience) is that U2.com kindly sent me a reminder yesterday that my membership will expire in 30 days I hate to, but after 21 years, I am NOT renewing my U2.com membership. Dear www.ATU2.com, thank you for being better at representing U2 than U2. Where may I send you my $50.00? Lance A. Schart Chicago, IL USA *Stands and applauds* best post i've read anywhere for ages and spot on. Thank you, Basher1. I appreciate your kind words. I'm just so... in a funk now. I feel betrayed by the band I've given so much money to since 1987, and yet torn that I'm giving up my 20-year membership. I understand and blog about the music business -and it is a business- but am depressing by just how business-focused U2's fan club has become.
  8. It's embarrassing for U2 and insulting to anyone who pays to subscribe to a fan club to include album versions of a song on an "exclusive content" CD. At least the past several "exclusive" U2.com records and CDs had at least 3-4 "previously" unheard remixes of less popular songs. And, to add insult to what essentially amounts to Femoral Dysplasia, the album artwork is...? I'm frankly flattened, deflated even, by this entire package! Now there is ZERO benefit to $50.00 membership. The only positive to come out of this announcement (read: overwhelmingly negative experience) is that U2.com kindly sent me a reminder yesterday that my membership will expire in 30 days I hate to, but after 21 years, I am NOT renewing my U2.com membership. Dear ATU2.com, thank you for being better at representing U2 than U2. Where may I send you my $50.00? Lance A. Schart Chicago, IL USA
  9. It's embarrassing for U2 and insulting to anyone who pays to subscribe to a fan club to include album versions of a song on an "exclusive content" CD. At least the past several "exclusive" U2.com records and CDs had at least 3-4 "previously" unheard remixes of less popular songs. And, to add insult to what essentially amounts to Femoral Dysplasia, the album artwork is...? I'm frankly flattened, deflated even, by this entire package! Now there is ZERO benefit to $50.00 membership. The only positive to come out of this announcement (read: overwhelmingly negative experience) is that U2.com kindly sent me a reminder yesterday that my membership will expire in 30 days I hate to, but after 21 years, I am NOT renewing my U2.com membership. Dear www.ATU2.com, thank you for being better at representing U2 than U2. Where may I send you my $50.00? Lance A. Schart Chicago, IL USA
  10. I know how you feel about continuing your membership. I have not had any issues with my U2 webmail, because I don't use it. I've been a subscriber since 1991, but I'm just not satisfied with the quality of or the frequency of the "exclusive" web content; atu2.com is so much better, honestly. I'm also curious to know "what" is going to be on the new "members only" 2011 CD "Duels." It my guess that I already own every collaboration on the "exclusive" CD --just like the last three promotional items (save for two new, lame remixes on the most recent give-away)! And with people saying that tenure doesn't matter regarding how long-term members are able to access ticket pre-sales, what's the point of continuing on into my 20th year as a member? We'll see... Lance A. Schart Chicago, IL USA P.S. Angry that the new Wide Awake In Europe 12" EP will only be available for ONE WORKING day... Guess I'll have to turn to eBay and pay through the nose...
  11. I agree; I also prefer the "old" (unreleased) version. Though, I understand the commercial aspect of things, too: the original version is "too long." Let's see what version (if any) gets released --maybe both. Lance A. Schart Chicago, IL USA
  12. Finally received my copy on Saturday, 7/24/10, slightly less than perfect. The vinyle, BTW, was filthy, covered in brown dust! High production quality standards there... Glad to finally have it in hand. Now let's see when my dad gets his copy and if it's in the same condition.
  13. Forgot to mention that Fanfire has NO record of me taking to them on Tuesday OR the web inquiry I submitted yesterday...
  14. UPDATE: Fanfire says today, 1:00 PM Central, that the "item shipped from an international location on 7/1/10 and could take from 6-24 BUSINESS days to arrive." Therefore, you should expect that the item should be "delivered no later than the end of the first week of AUGUST." BTW, the item is being shipped via a service that picks up from FedEx and delivers the package to the USPS, and your local mail carrier will deliver to your mailing address. And I should call them back then if I still don't have the item by 8/6/10... Great CYOA, Fanfire! I'm beginning to believe that Principle Management doesn't know about these problems and does NOT care about long-term paying fan club members (I've been a paying member since 1991). I'll keep you posted.
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