Why U2? #43 – Beating the Odds

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about all the things that have happened over the years, all the reasons for there to never have been a U2, or for the band to no longer continue. To start with, when the band initially formed none of the guys really knew how to play their instruments. Think, though, about how different history might have been if the band had started out with four guys who knew what they were doing – four guys who didn’t have to hammer out their musical identities together, four guys who had other prospects, or who took…
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Column: off the record..., vol. 14-650

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, …read more

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U2 SetList Turned Upside Down

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So what if I like to sometimes stir the U2 pot? Spice things up by turning up the heat, and watch things boil, spilling over the brim. I did such a thing this past week on Twitter and F.B. What I am about to tell you is nothing new or something that hasn’t been discussed amongst U2 fans, however we are now deep enough into U2’s career, that what I am about to propose has merit and could actually occur. Can you envision a U2 setlist with no Streets, With or Without You, One, S.B.S or Pride? Here, have a seat. Take a sip of…
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Another Time, Another U2 Request

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I’m late to the party on the #U2Request hashtag, but for good reason. When it first started showing up on Twitter, the tour hadn’t even been announced yet and we had more pressing things to worry about (like Bono’s broken bones) – so I thought, why bother? But now that he’s walking around Dublin like the superman he is and we all have our tickets in hand, there’s no reason to hold back – we’re all requesting, and we’re looking good doing it. As you may have noticed, there’s a movement among users of the #U2Request hashtag to get the…
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Reports: U2 Video Shoot This Week in Belfast

Although the band isn’t present, there’s reportedly been a U2 video shoot happening this week in Belfast. We were tipped Monday by @U2 reader John B. that the shoot was underway at Colin Glen Forest Park southwest of the city. A passerby reported seeing a “helium inflatable light-up balloon [that] looked like the moon.”
By Wednesday, the video shoot had moved into Belfast city, where it continued on Thursday. The production turned one part of the city into …read more

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New Book Features Essays From the 2013 U2 Conference

We’d be remiss if we didn’t let you know about a new book coming out at the end of this month featuring essays drawn from selected presentations that were part of the 2013 U2 Conference.
It’s called U2 Above, Across, And Beyond: Interdisciplinary Assessments, and it’s the first in a series of books on rock and pop music from Lexington Books called “For The Record.” You can probably guess that we have several @U2 staffers involved. …read more

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Iris VS. Sometimes: Who Ya Got?

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My U2 buddy Jim started a Face Book war this past Monday with his claim that U2’s Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Bono’s ode to his father, is “More personal” than Iris, Bono’s ode to his mother. Like all U2 songs, you have to delve deeper and go beyond just the lyrics that Bono wrote or the music that the band plays in order to make an educated decision about such matters, you need to get to the emotion and sentiment behind such complex issues. Is there anything more complex than the family dynamic? If you think there…
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Iris VS. Sometimes: Who Ya Got?

U2 RADiO
My U2 buddy Jim started a Face Book war this past Monday with his claim that U2’s Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Bono’s ode to his father, is “More personal” than Iris, Bono’s ode to his mother. Like all U2 songs, you have to delve deeper and go beyond just the lyrics that Bono wrote or the music that the band plays in order to make an educated decision about such matters, you need to get to the emotion and sentiment behind such complex issues. Is there anything more complex than the family dynamic? If you think there…
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Iris VS. Sometimes: Who Ya Got?

U2 RADiO
My U2 buddy Jim started a Face Book war this past Monday with his claim that U2’s Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Bono’s ode to his father, is “More personal” than Iris, Bono’s ode to his mother. Like all U2 songs, you have to delve deeper and go beyond just the lyrics that Bono wrote or the music that the band plays in order to make an educated decision about such matters, you need to get to the emotion and sentiment behind such complex issues. Is there anything more complex than the family dynamic? If you think there…
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Poll Results: U2 Fans Love Songs of Innocence

U2’s latest album, Songs Of Innocence, is a big hit with fans.
A week after the album’s surprise release, we posted a new poll question on our home page asking fans to rate the album on a scale of 1-5, with five being best. The question stayed online for a little more than a month and had 8,801 total votes (an all-time record). …read more

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