We have a couple Sunday night housekeeping items to pass along:
- We’ve added a web page for all of our Innocence + Experience tour photos (so far). You can click that link to get there, but in the event that you’re looking for the page and this news item is long gone, just look in the blue site menu above — move your mouse over the word “PHOTOS” and you’ll see the link for “I+E Tour Photos” about halfway down. On that page,
So last weekend, I was lounging in my lemon-motif pajamas, drinking Irish breakfast tea, rising from the couch only when it was time to flip my Songs Of Innocence vinyl to the next side when I realized I have a real problem: U2 withdrawals.
Our fifth podcast is now online and ready for your listening enjoyment. Host Chris Enns talks with Christopher Endrinal and myself live, and Sherry Lawrence joins in via a pre-recorded conversation. In this episode,
[Ed. note: This is the 93rd in a series of personal essays by the @U2 staff about songs and/or albums that have had great meaning or impact in our lives.]
How does U2 do it? How are they capable of writing the song that perfectly conveys a point in time of my existence? Whether it is a personal triumph, tragedy or turning point, U2 have written songs that could serve as the soundtrack to my life.
U2 have never been shy about using biblical imagery. Doing so has been a foundational poetic device throughout their 35-year catalog. Scripture has, at times, simply nuanced lyrics (such as the New Testament idea of “agape love” in “I Will Follow”), while at others, it has been directly referenced (note the use of Revelation 6:12-13 in “Fire”). For more examples of biblical influences in their music, see @U2’s page, Drawing Their Fish In The Sand.