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?

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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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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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Book Review: U2: Revolution

The latest addition to the coffee-table category of books about U2 is Mat Snow’s U2: Revolution, a vibrantly illustrated jaunt from the 1970s to the early months of 2014. Bruce Springsteen contributed his speech inducting U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 for the book’s introduction, and two gatefold timelines further enhance the book. One gives a brief chronology of each band member’s life; the other presents landmark moments in U2′ …read more

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Why U2? #42 – Love

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In the debate about who the greatest band of all time is, one widely-held opinion (other than U2, which we all know to be the correct answer to that question ;P) is that The Beatles belong at the top of the rock n roll heap. I’m not here today to argue one way or the other, but I think that John, Paul, George, and Ringo at least belong in the conversation. I mainly bring The Beatles up today because I find it interesting that one of the lessons that their music tried to teach us is on display and even…
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Why U2? #42 – Love

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In the debate about who the greatest band of all time is, one widely-held opinion (other than U2, which we all know to be the correct answer to that question ;P) is that The Beatles belong at the top of the rock n roll heap. I’m not here today to argue one way or the other, but I think that John, Paul, George, and Ringo at least belong in the conversation. I mainly bring The Beatles up today because I find it interesting that one of the lessons that their music tried to teach us is on display and even…
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Why U2? #42 – Love

U2 RADiO
In the debate about who the greatest band of all time is, one widely-held opinion (other than U2, which we all know to be the correct answer to that question ;P) is that The Beatles belong at the top of the rock n roll heap. I’m not here today to argue one way or the other, but I think that John, Paul, George, and Ringo at least belong in the conversation. I mainly bring The Beatles up today because I find it interesting that one of the lessons that their music tried to teach us is on display and even…
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Column: off the record..., vol. 14-649

What a difference a week makes. Talking to a non-U2 fan, I described last week as our version of the Super Bowl. It was game time, and you want in to the game, Coach! It was no surprise that additional dates went on sale. For the most part, things went relatively smoothly. It helped that the majority of people had already used their codes the week before, …read more

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U2 Is A Rock Band, Right?

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Am I speaking Swahili? Most question whether I can speak English, but have I not been clear. There is no way….underline NO WAY that U2 is going to do an entire acoustic concert. Bono can run his usual wishy, washy, vague “Different show each night” mumbo jumbo mouth all he wants. IT AIN’T HAPPENING. Not on my watch! Not in my house, the Boston Garden. Oh, I know it’s official name is the TD Garden, but no one in Boston calls it TD. If you live in Boston, it’s the GAAAAAAARHHHHHDEN! I don’t care what Bono says, do you think…
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