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September 10th, 2005

Telethon @ 01:10 am

canadanne:
Crappy AOL webcast of the Katrina concert started right in the middle of U2 performing One!  It would have been nice to see the whole thing, grrrr. It was done as a quite cool duet with a female singer, not sure who she was - sounded like Mary J Blige, possibly?
 
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From:sirensong984
Date:September 10th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
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Mary J Blidge, it was indeed. I personally didn't care for it very much, but it's a nice concert for a *very* good cause
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From:canadanne
Date:September 10th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
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I can't believe I correctly identified her!
Would have preferred a U2-only performance, but I thought she did a decent job. Did they just do the one song, do you know?
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From:sirensong984
Date:September 10th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
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Just one song. I thought Bono sounded funny, actually...
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From:canadanne
Date:September 10th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
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I barely saw any of Bono singing!  Hopefully the whole song will be downloadable at some point tomorrow...
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From:boriel
Date:September 10th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
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i thought he sounded about ready to cry a few times...seemed quite choked up with emotion
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:September 10th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
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They only played One, and my mom and sister wouldn't shut up during it! *hits them on the head with a toilet brush*
First I thought U2 only would be better, but it sounded pretty cool! I liked it!
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From:bonoinakilt
Date:September 10th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
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i didn't really like it with Mary.
it was okay.
kinda would have been a lot better without her. lol.
oh well.
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From:sapphires13
Date:September 10th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
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I agree. I don't like listening to anyone but Bono or Edge singing U2 songs. It's just too sacred. Especially songs like One. I mean, if it was some random person singing Vertigo, that's ok, Vertigo's not one of those super-sacred U2 songs. One is.
It could've been worse though.

I'm proud of myself though. When they cut to U2, the first thing you could see was a closeup of Edge's guitar (and part of his arm). I totally recognized it. **geek**

Did anyone else notice than Don Cheadle was wearing a ONE wristband? He rocks.
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From:bonoinakilt
Date:September 10th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
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i totally agree with you. I don't like hearing anyone else sing U2 songs. when she walked out, i flipped out. lol and the fact that Bono only sang like 5 lines.
i didn't like that at all.
i really just wanted to hear U2. a little disappointing.

haha! i totally recognized Edge's guitar and hand too! and i freaked out and my friend thought I was insane.
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From:flashfire
Date:September 10th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
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I think some of you need to put aside your preferences for how a song is sung and keep in mind what the whole purpose of this in the first place is really about.
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From:bonoinakilt
Date:September 10th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
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i know what the purpose is and im all about it.
but i cant help that i didnt like Mary J Blige singing with them.
im not complaining about the relief telethon...im glad they did it.
i just didn't like the performance.
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From:creepy_coyote
Date:September 10th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
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This is a U2 group. What do you think we're here to talk about, exactly?
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From:flashfire
Date:September 10th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
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The band, obviously.

But, I wrongly figured people would avoid complaining about someone singing a song with Bono in light of seeing what it's for.
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From:zoostation
Date:September 10th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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When they cut to U2, the first thing you could see was a closeup of Edge's guitar (and part of his arm). I totally recognized it. **geek**

ME TOO!!!!
I recognized him by his arm hair.
::uber Edge geek::
From:onebadkite
Date:September 10th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
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I have to disagree with most of what's been said so far in this thread. "One" is hands down, my favorite song of all time. I'm an AB3er in fancode terms!! No matter what it does to me live, or how many boots, or covers, or re-dos and resets we get, the album version will always be the best to me. I think Mary did a superb job, and could probably pull off a decent, official cover. Bono did only sing the opening verse and the choruses (chori?), but I still liked it. The renewal each new version brings me, makes me love the original even more. :-)
From:leelee_cakes
Date:September 10th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
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I thought Bono's voice sounded a bit off, and the amount that Mary J. Blige sang made me think that maybe his voice is a little sore right now. Perhaps that why she sang so much?

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From:zoostation
Date:September 10th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
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That's what I was thinking.

I was really expecting more singers to come out and sing different parts for him.
He might have a cold and Mary J. was willing to do a good portion of the song for him.
Didn't she do "What's Goin' On?"
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From:creepy_coyote
Date:September 10th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
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I sat there completely annoyed. Bono sang the first line, and that's about it. He sounded GREAT, too... and thennnnn... aaaaaaaaaaaaagggghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not that Mary J. Blige was BAD... but, it was supposed to be a 'duet' right? Not a takeover!!!

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