September 18th, 2005

Sunday Bloody Sunday

For those of you that really liked my other survey: Here is another one!
For those of you that never saw or got my other survey: Another Chance.

Here is basically a Song of the Day with a survey.

The song: Sunday Bloody Sunday
The albums: War, Under A Blood Red Sky, and Best of 1980-1990.

Importance and Overall Appeal: High
Reason: This was the first U2 song that made me fully realize that these boys ROCK!

First Time Heard: on the Live8 video (from over 20 years ago when a young Bono had a mullet and the band was still under the radar screen to most of the world). Now I have the videos, the songs, the albums, a love for the band and so on and so forth...

First Time It Meant Something: History Class - It was played to get us to think about the importance music plays on History. Funny thing is the very next semester in History I got a young student teacher that implemented the idea into his curriculum and I had no choice but to replay this awesome song. I was first to volunteer for the assignment and I was proud to play this for all my classmates to hear. Additionally, for the first time in a while I really did not care if they liked me or the song. I was determined to play this awesome song! I got an 11/10 and to this day no-one has topped my command performance on that nice Spring Day...

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Enough of me, Here are the 3 Questions that I have for you:

1) What do you think of this song and the importance it plays to U2 being who they are today?

2a) Where did you first hear this song (and if you say Live8 where else)?

2b) Has anyone heard this song live and in person?

3) Where do you rank this song against all other U2 songs?

Optional Bonus:

?) How do you make this song personal to you or what connections do you have with this song, if any?

Any other information about this song that you wish to share is welcome:


Thank you in advance for sharing.
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    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
The Frames- Colm

Boston for sale...

I've got one Boston seat for sale--

October 3rd, Loge 6, Row 8.

Looking for face value (160) or best offer.

[Alternately, if anyone wants to trade for an MSG seat or Atlanta GA, that would be splendid.]
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SUMMERSTEF

A bit late SOTD

Song of the Day


Hello, I'm the new Sunday/Monday Song of the Dayer. Today's edition is a little late, due to my part fouling up when I was supposed to start, but it's all taken care of.

Let me introduce myself in "U2 terms" and personal terms as well. I'm (almost, so very close to being) 21, I am a junior in college (political science major, religious studies minor) and have always lived in Tennessee. I became a U2 fan back in '97 when my Grandmother forced me into going to see a Popmart show. Since then I've been running off seeing them in all kinds of places. My last show was this tour--Chicago. My next one is Atlanta.

Anywho

Today's selection is..

A Celebration

Commercially released in March of 1982 but never made it to an album. This is one of my favorite U2 songs, though I've never been a big fan of the earlier things like I have been the 90s things, just because it appeals to me more. I do love early things, I just have my preferences. Anyhow, my favorite part of this song is the "And you..can GO! GO! GO!" part, though I find these lyrics pretty clever all together. Larry gets some mean drumming in, also!

Have you seen the video for this? Bono's red pants, running up and down a spiral staircase, it's great.

My latest observation on this song? The line "...I believe in the atomic bomb" Very interesting, considering the latest release. :) It's almost like a precursor of something they'd never dreamed of. Similar to the Stories for Boys reference in Vertigo.

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Detroit Show

Does anyone have a spare ticket or two for one of the Detroit, MI shows in October that they are willing to part with/needing to sell off? I was unemployed when tickets went on sale back this spring and was unable to purchase any. If you don't have any, but know of someone who does, pass this on to them? Floor, 1st and 2nd levels are all good.