Happy new year one and all! I hope it will be filled with happiness, love, peace, u2, other great music, and another us leg of the vertigo tour. for xmas this year i was going to p[ost my u2 pics from charlotte, i got side tracked but als they are done and ready o share, 51 pics in total. they are in my facebook album
I also have pics from the rolling stones, hot hot heat and coming soon are david bowie pics, coldplay pics, and many more. hope you enjoy them, and i love new friends, so feel free to add me to you lj friends or facebook me! once again happy new year y'all!
...but I'm posting it here because I've figured out a way to make the colors a little more intense, and I thought you might like to see them--hopefully Matt will re-post these better pictures later today. It's a ( Collapse )
Note: on @U2's front page there's a Flickr link you can use if you want to turn this into an actual calendar you can buy. Um, I've tried it and it doesn't work, so don't do it. Flickr brutally crops these pictures so they fit a horizontal format, and as a result you'll lose a lot of the pictures. We may or may not be able to correct this--I dunno. It was Matt's idea and he knows a lot more about Flickr than I do. Fingers crossed!
All is quiet on new year’s day, A world in white gets underway, And I want to be with you, Be with you night and day. Nothing changes on new year’s day. I will be with you again. I will be with you again.
Under a blood-red sky A crowd has gathered in black and white. Arms entwined, the chosen few, Newspapers say, it says it’s true. And we can break through, Though torn in two we can be one. I will begin again, I will begin again. Oh and maybe the time is right, Oh maybe tonight. I will be with you again. I will be with you again.
And so we are told this is the golden age And gold is the reason for the wars we wage. Though I want to be with you, To be with you night and day. Nothing changes on new year’s day.
Obviously song of the day today is New Year's Day. But to be creative I want to encourage you to listen to my favorite version (today haha) which can be found on the Popmart Live in Mexico City VHS or the Hasta La Vista Baby CD available from Propaganda back in the day. I really love that version.
Hope 2006 is kind to you all
And anyone want to talk about why they NEVER perform the "So we are told this is the golden age.." section live?
Hopefully tomorrow's song of the day will be more exciting :)
Rock star Bono feared being kicked out of U2 because of his fight against global poverty, he admitted yesterday.
The singer - who along with Bob Geldof fronted this year's Make Poverty History campaign - said his work had "raised eyebrows" among fellow band-members.
"They're hugely supportive but they're in a rock 'n' roll band and the first job of a rock 'n' roll band is not to be dull," he said.
"When I do my rant on making poverty history, I have got Larry Mullen, our drummer, behind me looking at his watch, timing me."
Yet again I've ignored the rest of the article to laugh at the bit about Larry. Eeee. There was a similar report in another paper, saying he was speaking on the Today programme (Radio 4). I have no idea if this has already been broadcast or is due to be soon... I'll keep a listen out for you!
Separately - MASTERMIND! There I was, minding my own business, watching Mastermind (Celebrity) tonight, and what should the first specialist subject be but 'The Music of U2'! I actually squealed. I got all the answers right and the guy doing it got a few really easy ones wrong! But he got some right that only a more knowledgeable fan would, so he wasn't too bad. I was dying to get in the chair and answer instead! Funniest thing was me shouting "Bullet The Blue Sky!" very loudly at the TV, on the edge of my seat, getting odd looks from my mum and hungover brother. Much fun!