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About skywarn

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Central Pennsylvania
  • Interests
    Singer/songwriter, motivational speaker, coach and trainer, storm chaser, writer, amateur photographer, belly dancer (and not because of "Mysterious Ways"!)
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Unforgettable Fire
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Bad. And Yahweh. And Stay (Faraway, So Close)
  • First U2 Gig
    Rehearsal show in Hershey, PA, August 1992
  • Recent U2 Gig
  • Best U2 Gig
    Pittsburgh, October 22, 2005
  • Favourite U2 Person
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Heart, for sure. Fleetwood Mac, Green Day
  1. I have been a member of U2.com for many, many years and used to be a member of Propaganda in the early-mid 90s. I am curious as to why "new subscribers" is next to my code. Not that it's a huge deal, but I just find that strange.
  2. Today was better. I bought a Gretsch Bono Irish Falcon for myself. This will mean a LOT of overtime...
  3. I survived. Purchasing the U2 concert ticket for Cleveland was of course the highlight. But the mentally defeating, life sucking things intruded. I attended a Goo Goo Dolls concert in November that set me on fire the way U2 did during Zoo TV. I "fell hard" for them, because their songs are about intense personal struggles and coming through them---with scars. Full of hope. I was on a "concert high" until last week. Then tragedy struck and today I hit a new bottom. But I am trying to keep my eyes on the show in Cleveland, and get some of my Dolls-inspired fight back
  4. I used to cry about not making it in the music industry despite all the learning, songwriting, traveling, etc I did. Over time, I realized "making it" might actually be a curse for the very reasons cited in this article. I lost my voice suddenly last year and hence lost my ability to perform or get public speaking gigs and have been paying major bucks to get it back. But when I do, I know it will be to sing either for no compensation, a free meal at whatever restaurant, or for tips. Ditto for speaking gigs but that's beside the point. I have a good day job and do not rely on my music to cover my basic needs, unlike many other local artists. Nobody wants to pay the musician, indeed. I always loved the chance to simply perform, however part of me was always surprised at how club and restaurant owners, parks and rec people, etc, assume we are okay with no pay. Whenever I read memoirs of musicians I love (Pat Benetar, Duff Mckagan, Fleetwood Mac, etc) I get the same vibe: the corporate world took them all for a ride and stole from them. It's a shame.
  5. I became an Arcade Fire fan in Moncton and would love to see them do their own tour. It would be cool to see more up and comers with U2 on the next tour however I'll take Florence and The Machine or Lenny Kravitz again, LOL!
  6. Thank you so much. I am glad to hear your people were unharmed. I have been to OKC many times and love the people there, everyone treats you well. This will certainly take some time to absorb
  7. First off, I have not been to this site for quite some time and did not realize my blogs have gone! Anyway, I learned this morning that someone who was very dear to me was among the missing in the aftermath of Friday's tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. He and his son were found yesterday evening. They didn't survive. Tim was a great guy. He was loved by a lot of people, and I am still dumbfounded and feeling like this didn't really happen. I also have other friends who do not live in Moore or any of the suburbs that took direct hits, but I have not heard from them either. This is a sad day.
  8. Heart....again....January 27 in Lancaster, PA! As usual, can't wait!
  9. I resubscribed a few weeks ago, although I wasn't due to expire till March 2013. I am totally confused now as to what I am going to get. There are no downloads or anything available to me. Are there supposed to be? I also thought I ordered Ground Up package as a part of my early resubscription (the email I got led me to believe this, otherwise I would not have renewed until after the new year). Hmmm.
  10. My day with the traveling lab coat.
  11. Good to know. I will watch if I can! Hope you are well, Monica!!
  12. [quote name='monica martino wrote: viu2'] That is a Nastro Azzurro bottle!!!!Nice, Monica!! Marie
  13. [quote name='xtraspicy62 wrote: xtraspicy62 wrote: skywarn']My photo is not uploading! Grrr. I've tried Flickr, Photobucket, and Shutterfly. I am going to see if I can upload it to my regular U2.com "album". I know that won't show up here on the board though. Per your private friend message to help you out, I found the problem and fixed your image for you, then sent you a private copy. I am your friend Thank you so much!!!! You guys are awesome! Marie
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