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  1. Time for U2 to step up to the plate with their next tour don't you think? 2 of Bruce's latest shows in South Africa are on his site for download and the wristband isn't necessary for downloading. http://brucespringsteen.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/artist?sourceCode=BSPWEBWWUSD&categoryName=Live+Downloads&artistName=Bruce+Springsteen
  2. This critic speaks the same language as Neil McCormick !! Sheesh !! I Love Beautiful day but I don't like Invisible and I'm NOT stepping off the bus at the next stop, I'm driving it !!! We need to remember what EDGE said in 1982 when October came out : "While some loved October, others preferred Boy...". I like both October and Boy
  3. A critic who loves it: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-review-u2-invisible-band-aspirational-best-20140203,0,3421749.story#ixzz2sHr1J1Sm
  4. Join the club, mate :http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/28233-who-doesnt-like-invisible/ ! Been there, done that, don't get much for the money IMO.
  5. Neil McCormick on Invisible http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/10614514/U2-get-maximum-Super-Bowl-visibility.html UGH! "The first fruits of their labours suggest that U2 are scaling down their rocky sound for a contemporary pop world of small speakers and social network song sharing where digital genre bending electronica reigns supreme. Their Oscar nominated theme song for Mandela, Ordinary Love, was a subdued, stripped back, atmospheric ballad. Invisible seems to confirm an unsuspected taste for musical understatement."
  6. iTunes doesn't work on my computer for some dumb reason, so I'll have to wait to grab from somewhere else when it shows up. From the short clip I've seen and heard, not too impressed, but have to hear the whole song. I can't stand drum machines and lots of synth, that was my concern with them using Danger Mouse, I would've much preferred Rick Rubin.
  7. A little insight http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/11/13/whoa-u2s-management-company-being-sold-to-live-nation-madonn.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlanCross+%28Alan+Cross%3A+The+Secret+History+of+Rock%29&fb_action_ids=10151873507605528&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210151873507605528%22%3A617636271616026}&action_type_map={%2210151873507605528%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]
  8. That is true Alma, U2 is in artistic control and power. Very few musicians have that and most will never have that kind of power due to how the music industry is today. As fans, it's really just about the music, do you like it or not. Most bands make their money now with touring so all that matters to fans are ticket prices. The business end of music shouldn't really matter to fans unless it impacts the music itself and ticket prices. With this it just looks so "Corporate" and about big money. I love that letter by NJ White also!
  9. Actually, Paul isn't retiring, he's set up a sweet deal for himself. He'll still be chairman of Principle but sold it to LN for $30 Mill and won't be as hands on, that's a businessman. What would be good for the band at this point, and most long time fans don't seem to be quite happy about this, or at the least very nervous, would be for their next tour to be in smaller venues with decent prices. Bad publicity and moves like this have negative effects on artists, so as artists, they need to get back to basics and quit pandering to their corporate master by playing huge stadiums and over
  10. Whether ticket prices go up or not, no more shows for me. I'm sick of corporations dictating and running everything. Here in the U.S. we've been literally screwed over by corporations and wall street to the point of almost no return with lost jobs for more corporate profits, including my own family. I stll have principles and refuse to hand over any more money to large corporate monopolies and large multi-millionaires.
  11. U2 are the new Rolling Stones, $$$$$$$$$, except U2 makes better music then the Stones at this point. Live Nation took over ticketbastid, that worked out well didn't it. Live Nation runs this site, that's worked out well too right, it's why I don't subscribe anymore. Subscription cost will probably go up along with concert ticket prices. Corporations rule nations and now artists. Sad that rock music originally was anti-establishment, rebellious, etc. and then slowly became establishment big business. Lou Reed was a true artist who never made his art about the $. I wish Paul wel
  12. http://www.independent.ie/videos/irish-news/bono-joins-niece-leah-hewson-at-her-art-exhibition-cusp-29669547.html
  13. Official trailer, no U2 Ordinary Love It's in this one Theatrical Trailer 2 http://movies.yahoo.com/video/mandela-trailer-2-233042678.html
  14. Yes. That's the movie trailer w/ the new U2 song included in it (not the full song of course). Did you all get the full song, or is it the same as on the link I posted. I'm not a subscriber anymore so I was just wondering.
  15. Is it the same as this https://soundcloud.com/ivanevan85/u2-ordinary-love-making-of
  16. Thank you Anjana for posting the full article, and thanks to your hubby too. I saw the article posted somewhere else and was so disappointed I couldn't read the whole thing. Ciara sounds like a great gal, and what can you say about Edge that hasn't been said before
  17. He should just quit coloring his hair, nothing wrong with grey/silver hair. His son behind him is very blonde.
  18. If you're renewing just for presale tickets, why bother? Many people, including myself, have gotten very good seats without using the presale. I haven't renewed in 2 years.
  19. Sigma, I'm very sorry about your mom, you have my deepest sympathies. It does shake your faith to the core sometimes and perfectly normal to question, I know I have. I lost my mom this past November. She was 91 and her last 5 years weren't kind to her. She had dementia and at the end it really was a blessing. The funeral director said to me, sometimes death can be a friend. In my mom's case that's true. The harder part is that 36 days later, in the first week in January this year, I lost my brother out of the blue. An 86 year old man crossed into my brothers lane and hit him head on.
  20. That's the part I loved the most, it was brilliantly funny. Remember Rock the Casbah LOL. I've always appreciated how Bono manages to throw The Clash into interviews, speeches, etc. I grew up in the 60s and music was very politicized due to the Vietnam War and social changes in the U.S. Then it seemed to disappear, until The Clash. The Clash equalled moral conscience on a wordly level. I miss Joe Strummers genius and he still had a lot to offer until his untimely death. Bono's speech was amazing. So heartfelt, so smart, clever and funny. His Clinton impersonation was hilarioius.
  21. I was out of work for a 1-1/2 years due to large layoffs with the company I worked for. I'm on the other end of the spectrum, an older worker, and we're finding it just as hard to find jobs as young people. I did finally find a job, I'm not crazy about it but it's a paycheck. I feel very sorry for young people trying to start their careers because the landscape of the working world today in the U.S. is really bad and doesn't look to improve any time soon. Anyone here in the U.S. who has a bachelor's degree, or masters, you can substitute at schools with those degrees. They can be a degree
  22. I was at work and one of my co-workers told us Elvis had just died. Someone else said it's really the "The Day The Music Died" (great song)
  23. I'm drinking ice cold ice tea cause we're having an extended period of extremely hot weather in the Chicago area. 101 the other day
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