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Yesterday I was looking at bargin dvds and I heard about this small film when it came out in 2000 but never heard about it again. I knew U2 and Bono had something to do with it., So i picked it up for $5.50.. First I understoood where the film was going then I got lost then I got back into it again. Oh yeah Bono Wrote the film and has a few songs with u2 in the film. he also does a cameo. the bonus features has commentery from Bono and a few interviews with the cast and crew. The opening with The First Time was a perfect way to open the film to get you drawn into the story.
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MP3 for you, this is Miracle Drug from Dublin Studios with Bono's speech about what inspired it.
here's a site that's the full 'vertigo' concert (and old ones too) it changes day to day, but you'll know what you're in for at the concert. the first five shows have had slightly different set lists too - http://www.thegoalissoul.cjb.net
"New York" from All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
Thoughts: I love how the song starts with just the instruments for 45 seconds before Bono's soothing voice comes in with the first verse. I'm not sure if he's describing New York correctly (about it being very hot in the summer), but he's correct in singing about how you can't sit still in New York because it's always working and moving and active. I've always thought that the city was ready to burst from its seams for years. The song, of course, takes on a heightened significance in the wake of 9/11 (I say even more so than "The Hands That Built America" from Gangs of New York) because they get right to the heart of what the city of is all about. The influx of so many different races of people and the police presence and just describing everything that defines the city. It's a very vivid and inspiring song. The song rides like a wave. The 45-second intro to the bombastic jumping in of the guitars at the 2:10 mark, as it stays with the vocals until the 3:45 mark, then jumps back into bombastic mode at the 4:30 mark. It's remarkable how the band can bottle such emotion and detail into a glorious package like the 5 and a half minutes that embodies "New York".
I and three other friends went to the Wed 30-Mar-05 concert in San Diego and had a great time - But if the concert was good - it was a million times better getting to meet BONO in the parking lot after show!!!!!!
Yep - asfter complaining a lot for being stuck in traffic for ~40 minutes inside the Sports Arena parking lot, I spoted a few people conglomerated near a big black Hummer(?!) limmo - I saw people dispersing and "someone" dressed in black steping into the limo... After a few seconds I finaly registered that ti was BONO!! -I jumped out of the car and wen to the limo where I found Bono looking out the window. He smiled and asked "what can I do for you?!" - After my brain registered reality I told him: "Could you please sign this shirt for my friend?". Bono the said "Sure" and grabbed the shirt then asked me if "I had a pen - hey" (DUHHHH) I said: "uhhhh - NO!" - this is when things went from amazing to surreal!!:
Bono then said -" No pen! - Ok let's go find one!" (brain went blank... again) - As he said this he steped out of the limmo and said - "OK lets go and find a pen" - After this time seem to compress... we walked together towards the front of the limo and into the traffic jam. As we walked by the limmo driver (a big burly woman) she screamed (pretty upset) "BONO what are you doing!!!!??" - Bono just contine walking and started asking people "hey - do you have a pen?". In fact, we walked right by some people who would look at each other an say "dude... is that BONO?!!!"
Finally we found a pen and he signed the shirt (thanks to the guy in the car whomever you are who provided the pen). Bono signed many shirts - in fact there was some guy asking Bono to sign his college Thesis - which Bono gladly did. People were taking pictures right and left! - and more and more people started arriving. Among the things he said was "guys, we have to make this a better world: be good to your parents, be good to your neighbor, be good to your friends..."
Someone asked him about the band going to Mexico & he responded "yeah Mexico 2 US 1 " - referring the soccer score for the WOrld Cup preliminaries.
On of my friends gave Bono like three or four items to sign in a row; one after the other and Bono, joking, went on to sing my friend forehead!!! - (he was using a ball pen so Rodolfo's forehed only got a small black line) - People laugh qite a bit with this one!.
After a while - Bono said: "Ok folks I got to go now". As he was about to leave I taped him on the shoulder and told him: "Hey man, thanks a lot for all the great work you are doing with Africa" -he smiled and said "thanks!" - then he left and climbed back into his limmo.
Whata great guy!! - So down to earth!!
Now - If any of you reading this was one of the few lucky ones who were able to snap a few pictures of this amazing event please - PLEASE!! - share them with me. I managed to get BONO out of his limo and did not have even a disposable camera to snap a few pics!!!!
What a great time!!!
Sorry, it turns out what I had was WAV files. It took me a bit to figure out how to convert them to Mp3's but they're converting right now. I'm not sure if people still need it. I guess I'll post just in case. They'll be up as soon as I have them uploaded to yousendit.
2 Love and Peace or Else
5 Electric Co.
5 An Cat Dubh
7 Into the Heart
8 City of Blinding Lights
9 Beautiful Day
10 Miracle Drug
11 Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
12 New Year's Day
13 Sunday Bloody Sunday
14 Hands that Built America
15 Bullet the Blue Sky
16 Running to Stand Still
17 Declaration of Human Rights
18 Zoo Station
19 The Fly
20 Mysterious Ways
22 Where the Streets Have No Name
24 All Because of You
I need to find a picture of Bono, and I was wondering if anyone here could help. It's an old Anton Corbijn shot, black and white, with him in a bathrobe playing his guitar. If anyone can give a link, it would be most appreciated.