April 24th, 2005

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Funeral songs, from Netscape News:

The top 10 favorite funeral songs in Europe:
1. Queen's "The Show Must Go On"
2. Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"
3. AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"
4. Frank Sinatra's "My Way"
5. Mozart's "Requiem"
6. Robbie Williams' "Angels"
7. Queen's "Who Wants to Live Forever"
8. The Beatles's "Let It Be"
9. Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters"
10. U2's "With or Without You"
Source: Music Choice


Would you play U2 at your funeral? If so, which song(s)?
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Songs of The Day

I had to take my dad to the Emergency Room yesterday and was unable to update on yesterday's Song of The Day. It will be included here.

"When Love Comes to Town" from Rattle and Hum (1988)

Thoughts: I haven't heard this album before so I don't know the song.

Today's selection is

"Walk On" from All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)

Thoughts: Somehow, this song has become the unofficial lead song on the album (probably because the first verse has the album title in it), and I sort of like it that way. When the album first came out, I always thought either "Beautiful Day" or "Stuck in a Moment..." were the lead songs of the album, but no, this is it. Funny how simple and quickly it happened. "Walk On" just subverted the other songs. I love the song all the same. The way the near-poetic lyrics seem to speak to a lot of people and how it's about leaving behind the past and starting anew. Because the song is played so often, I think it has become the song that most people these days use to identify themselves with U2. It's played on commercials, montages, sports themes and clips, and it's a standard on episodes of television (I remember specifically, the song being played at the end of an episode of Alias, one of my favorite tv shows). Sometimes, it feels just right and other times, it really feels out of place. I think my personal favorite aspect of "Walk On" is the tambourine in the background. It's such an unorthodox instrument for any band to use, but on this song, it works very well.

You could have flown away
A singing bird
In an open cage
Who will only fly
Only fly for freedom
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    Sting, "Fields of Gold"

Some questions and a funny little story

Hi you guys!

I have some questions

In the videoclip of Even Better than the Real Thing, there are two shots of bono walking to the camera while he's saying something, something with Las Vegas in it, this shot was cut into two shots and these shots were placed in the videoclip, what is Bono saying there?

Also, I saw a picture of this shot a while ago, does anybody have this picture? Or a link to it?

Also, is the ''movie'' of the Zoo TV era on DVD?

Yesterday, I went to the ''Free Record Shop'', that's a famous record store in Holland, but not a record store where you can find many alternative things. Though, I saw a huge picture of the ''How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb'' album. So I went to the pay desk and asked to this 23 years old girl when they were going to throw away the poster, so maybe I could have it, and she said: Well er, if you come back next week and ask for me, you can have it *girl blinks her eyes*. And then she gave me her personal phone number and said: You can call me any time for it.
... I'm 16, ok, everybody who asks for my age and hears that I'm 16 won't believe I'm 16: What? 16? No way! I thought 18 or so!
So, I look old for my age, but 23!? No way :P

But well, I'm happy for getting that poster.

U2 Story ???


Does anyone have the U2 Story, narrated by Andrea Corr?

I have part 1, I'm not sure how many other parts there were... I think just 2. But I seem to have lost part 2.

If anyone has it, could you possibly upload it on "you send it" for me? I would be most grateful.

thanks in advance. :)

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This isn't a photo post, but I wanted to know what your favorite picture of the band as a whole is? I'm going to blow up one picture to put over my bed, and I want it to be really good. I'm using Rasterbator.

My favorite so far is one from the Achtung era, with Bono leaning on a car looking at the other three, but I only have a small version of it. It's here. If anyone can point me to a bigger version with better detail, that'd be awesome. Or suggest your own!

Also, tell me if this is inappropriate/it should be moved to u2photos.
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Twitchy Winky

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i am looking for boots of april 6th at stapples and was adivsed i check ddz and u2t. The problem is i do not know how to find these websites. i've searched but with no luck. could someone give me a link to either of these sites or to a site with the stated date?

Thank you muchly.