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Alma1

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  1. This was on twitter yesterday from the ZooMods: U2.com Zoo Mods ‏@U2comZooMods 21h The moment when you look over your budget, and start SIGNIFICANTLY incrementing your contribution to your #U2Tix&Travel fund has arrived Reply Retweeted Favorited Thanks for this, Mich. I used to be big into Twitter, but I stopped because it was kind of addictive to me. I figure I'm likely to hear the important Twitter stuff from someone sharing it elsewhere, like you just did here. Knowing that the mods themselves have said it's time to contribute more to U2 tix-&-travel funds is newsworthy.
  2. Glad to hear. An icon - yes. That he is. Pain/ Chris: funny stuff.
  3. Chris, I just saw your newest art post over at The Art Thread. I'm so glad you agreed w/ my suggestion that you should post your art over there. Please keep sharing your art w/ us!!
  4. P.S. Chris, I'm about to hop over to The Art Thread to see what you posted there. Then I'll be logging off. See ya around.
  5. Hi Chris! I'm looking forward to seeing it one day, too. I hear it's a really good, well-made movie. Hey, as long as you're here, here's my 2 cents of thoughts on something I see that u said earlier. You had said "Should an artist be involved in politics ? No! Because politics demands compromise..." Well, I understand your concern in general about compromise, but the level of compromise you're concerned about happens w/ people who are actual politicians and w/ people who get paid by politicians & political parties. The rest of society - the millions of us who are not politicians & don't get paid by them - can't leave governing up to the politicians or we're all in trouble. We have to breathe down their necks to make them do what's right or they won't do it on their own.
  6. I just came back here to say that I realize now it was a different Steve McQueen Bono was referring to. I see that dlperry & pain_18_ (Chris) added notes about it after my comment, which I'm seeing now, too, for the 1st time. Thanks! Anyways, here's a clip I found of the correct Steve McQueen - the director of the movie '12 Years A Slave' : http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/steve-mcqueen-on-the-violence-in-12-years-a-slave-either-i-was-going-to-make-a-film-about-slavery-or-i-wasnt/
  7. Btw, that juxtaposition of Bono & Larry in that last pic is priceless.
  8. Hey, they're looking great & congrats to the band for the Golden Globe win! I caught the movie and I have to say, the song fit in with the move perfectly. “We wrote a love story – or a love song rather – because it’s kind of what’s extraordinary about the film…it is this kind of dysfunctional love story – and that’s why you should see it…You know about the global statesman – you don’t know about the man. That’s why you should see this film…We’re good at the dysfunctional love stories.” – Bono accepting a Golden Globe award for ‘Ordinary Love.’
  9. This photo couldn't be more perfect if this scene had been labored over for an entire year at a wax museum! Are we sure it's real? (Just kidding.)
  10. Congratulations to U2! And thank you for the update, Fernanda!
  11. From febottini's link: The Washington Post: BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "While many stars are awash in the gifts and parties of Golden Globes weekend, a few used their privilege to benefit the people of Haiti — and they were rewarded with an intimate performance by U2. ...Sean Penn’s third annual Help Haiti Home benefit, which raised nearly $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The dinner party at the Montage Hotel included a surprise performance by U2— the band’s first in four years..."
  12. So happy for those who have a passion for music and will be able to study it and play it because of that program. There will also be those who discover or develop a passion for music through that program. Thanks, Malahide.
  13. Same reaction here. My reaction to the ending of the poem: Hmmm...what the heck is she talking about. Actually, the first 2 sections of the poem (verses?) are in a style that reminds me of what my own poetry-writing was likely to be like years ago. Poems I would write back then were likely to be similar to the writing there, saying the types of things Elizabeth Bishop says there & in a similar way. Interesting.
  14. I clicked on the link. Hmmm. A poem about the unkindness of people who forget a friend. I like trying to give people the benefit of the doubt, but such folk do exist who'd throw a friend under the bus - especially for some perceived benefit to themselves. Shallow maybe.
  15. Amazing grace - / how sweet the sound/ that saved a wretch like me./ I once was lost,/ but now am found,/ was blind but now I see/..was bound but now I'm free.

  16. "Steve McQueen has challenged intolerance his entire career." - Bono. I'm thinking he's referring to the Steve McQueen who was in the movies 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Sand Pebbles,' etc. Unless he was referring to a different Steve McQueen, then unfortunately it should be the past tense. It's good to see U2 get a visionary award.
  17. "...love letters Mandela wrote to his wife Minnie from his prison cell" - The Desert Sun. Of course that would be his wife Winnie.
  18. "...a vision without a promise is just a fantasy, and we're not interested in that." - Bono. Love it.
  19. Amazing grace/ how sweet the sound/ that saved a wretch like me/ I once was lost/ but now am found/ was blind but now I see/..was bound but now I'm free.

    1. KittyCatClaudine

      KittyCatClaudine

      Grace finds goodness in everything, Grace makes beauty out of ugly things - She carries a Pearl, in Perfect condition....

    2. pain_18_

      pain_18_

      But Now I Seee..OOooooohh (Edge begins to play that warm, tender Guitar Effect that precedes the Main-Guitar Theme) and we float about into the Streets With No Name...

  20. Alma1

    Mandela - mandala

    Speaking of kaleidoscopes, today, on the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon's passing, here's 1 of the most famous references to a kaleidoscope in all of music-lyrics history: "Somebody calls you. You answer quite slowly. A girl with kaleidoscope eyes."
  21. Alma1

    Mandela - mandala

    "Delivery or take out? " Now you've got me laughing, U2LAWoman.
  22. Alma1

    hawk

    Nice, badlands. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  23. Alma1

    Tour?

    Hello hello Alcon. Didn't they put the claws up for sale? Or were they just talking about it? (I'm remembering from reading the 360-tour book that came w/the subscription package recently.) But I think they'll be making a move towards arena-sized shows anyways where the claws probably wouldn't make sense, right? Anyways, no need to have the claws for a tour.
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