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February 13th, 2006

Breaking the U2 fast @ 02:38 pm

sapphires13:
I'm currently feelin: full full
I'm currently hearin: Not U2 =P

A couple of weeks ago I discovered something. I'd been listening to U2 most of the day, almost every day. Basically, drinking it in in large doses. Too much is not enough, right? Wrong, too much and it began to lose it's touch. It was becoming background music. I mostly ignored it while it played, and then when I did decide to listen to it again, it had lost some of it's magic.
So I decided to start listening to it less and less. In fact, I made an entire U2-free playlist. Over the last couple of weeks, I've barely listened to any U2 at all. Aside from: the Staring at the Sun music video, the With or Without You music video, the performances at the Grammys, and listening to Miami four times in a row when I did it as song of the day.

Today, however, I was voice chatting with a few friends. Upon mentioning I had barely listened to U2 in the last couple of weeks, they decided to tease me. Emma played Beautiful Day, Elevation, and part of Do You Feel Loved while we were chatting, and I had no choice but to listen. Then Paul played Mysterious Ways, Salome, Babyface, and the first 10-12 seconds of every song on Achtung Baby. To both of them, my reaction was something of "OMG, you're evil! OMG! You're killing me!"
It was literally painful. I'd been aching for U2, any U2 at all, even U2 songs I don't really like that much. I mean, I don't like Beautiful Day that much, but I was almost moaning upon hearing it (that was the first one played for me).

To add to this, today my sister, mother, and I went out to lunch. Afterward, as soon as we got back into the car, Sunday Bloody Sunday was starting on the radio. Mom's a big U2 fan as well, and she and I both gasped quite loudly when we heard Larry's military drumming. My sister, who was driving, heard us gasp and slammed on her brakes, thinking something was wrong XD
So, the whole time the song was playing, mom and I were singing along loudly, and at one point we were even clapping to the beat. My sister pretended she didn't know us. After the song was over, I, being in a hyper mood, started imitating Bono in the Red Rocks version of the song (basically, I was yelling "NO MORE!" alot, and one good rendition of "I'M SO SICK OF IT!"). My performance sent my mother into a fit of giggles. Mission accomplished.

Anyway, the fast breaks tomorrow. I have nothing better to do for Valentine's than to sit on the couch eating chocolate and listening to U2 anyway, so I'm going to break my fast with the Vertigo Chicago DVD. I've still only watched it once all the way through since I got it at Christmas. I'm sad to say that that first time around, I didn't really enjoy it quite as much as I would've liked. I could rant about that, but that's another story.
Basically, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? Well, my hope is that I've been so starved for U2 that I'll be totally drooling over the DVD, spastic camerawork and all.
 
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From:funkywombat
Date:February 13th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
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y'know. This really does actually put me in negative light and I think everyone who comments will be like "bad paul!", even though it was actually fun and I don't think anyone could've resisted to do it.
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From:sapphires13
Date:February 13th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
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You're evil... but I enjoyed it immensely =P
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From:funkywombat
Date:February 13th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Only because I can do vocals better than Bono.


(and, please dear. Get MacPhisto away from me)
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From:sapphires13
Date:February 13th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
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You wish =P

(and Mr. MacPhisto is devilish love ;P)
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From:treatyoself
Date:February 13th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Hey! You and I have the same Valentine's plans! Who needs love when you've got U2 (and chocolate)? :D
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From:sapphires13
Date:February 13th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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**points to icon**
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From:zoostation
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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A lot of people are fasting on U2 lately, it's really for the best. I've been discovering music for a good two weeks now and it's pure love with other artists.
For example, I've rekindled my love with Coldplay. <3 Hooray!
From:stay_please
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Prepare to be flamed (by others).
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From:zoostation
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
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I am not going to be ashamed of loving a great band.
I'm also not going to defend them against people who have nothing but insults against my music listening traits.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
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i wholeheartedly concur!! I was never a fan of Coldplay, but lately I've gotten REALLY into them. Plus I've rediscovered some music that I'vel oved, but have neglected as of late (ie Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Of Montreal, Belle and Sebastian and freakin' Springsteen who I've always loved, but lately haven't listened to as much.)
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From:__claude__
Date:February 13th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
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I was just wondering, who's Jorma? (in your icon). I don't know what it's all about.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:February 13th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
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It's a comedy group called the lonely island. they write and film shorts that are hilariously weird. one of the guy, Andy Samberg, is on SNL and Jorma and Akiva (the other two in the group) write for the show.

www.thelonelyisland.com

they have some weird shit on there, but I think it's hilarious
From:stay_please
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I fast some times, too. Though I find it hard to get into more than one artist at a time. Latest kick - The Kaiser Chiefs.

I was watching my Boston: Elevation DVD last night. It's probably my favorite DVD. But I found myself longing for the days, a few short years ago, when I saw Slane for the first time. Saw U2 (on TV) for the first time. Totally in awe, and totally in love.
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From:bostondave
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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I have been doing small doses since the last time I saw the band with a few days of heavy U2 play on rotation. Its normal to feel some U2 burnout though. I know I have. Small doses seems to work for me until they start touring again later this month and the new bootlegs start appearing. heh
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From:bonoffee
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
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I can't say I've ever wanted to stop listening to U2 for any length of time, really! I'd cry if I didn't put them on on my horrible bus journey every morning. It's like I try to listen to other stuff, and I do, but I always come back to U2 without even meaning to. It actually pisses me off sometimes because I want to listen to new albums I buy and stuff but then I'm like "U2!" *pathetic squeeing fit* and all is lost.

I love teh DVD but I love Boston more.
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From:alternatending
Date:February 13th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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You should watch a day's worth of U2.
I'm talking Rattle and Hum, Boston, Slane, ZooTV, PopMART, Vertigo...

and online goodies.
:)

EVERYTHING!

Because love is blindness. :p
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From:morgan_kilvein
Date:February 13th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
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I can't think of any better way to spend a feb 14 then listening to the lads and scarfing chocolate(okay I can think of a few better ways, but since I'll be doing the same thing)

and speaking of chicago vertigo, it's admitidly not my fave, but you can't go wrong with the edge in electric co.
From:youreanidiom
Date:February 14th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
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Parts of this entry had a very orgasmic feel to it, especially the aching and the moaning over Beautiful Day.

I never have a problem with listening to too much of a particular band and needing a break. Could be because I have 4 days worth of music on my computer and a few hundred CDs, so I can't really get sick of any band. The one thing is I haven't been getting into too much new music lately. I can't seem to find anything that's worth the time. Does that say something about the state of music today? Maybe. :P
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From:sapphires13
Date:February 14th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
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I was trying not to word it that way, and avoid sounding pervy. But really, that's the way it was O_o

U2 music is just so awesome, it does things to me!
From:tiffiny_
Date:February 14th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
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Sometimes I just can't get enough of a certain band. Then I'll move on to something else for awhile, and come back. Right now I'm satisfying my U2 fix.

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