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September 8th, 2004

What what WHAAAAAAT??? @ 02:22 pm

corianderstem:
I'm currently feelin: jealous jealous

Has anyone heard about any leaks of the new single? Because in my own journal, I was yakking about the big 103.1 kerfuffle, and a friend of mine in LA responded with this:

Hahahahaha, this is so funny, because I was driving around last night, and the new U2 totally played. It was either KLOS (95.5), Arrow (93.1) or KROQ (106.5), but it was def. new U2. It sounded pretty damn good, and they came on right after and said the new album was due out in November, which made me v. excited, as their last album is my favorite of the U2 bunch.

What what WHAAAAAT?? Did anyone else hear this? I haven't heard any rumblings about the single actually being played, or leaked.

I am so very, very jealous of my friend.
 
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From:purple_irises_
Date:September 8th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
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What? I'm in So. California, and the new song hasn't played, or I would have heard it. I think your friend might be mistaken. Make sure, cause I'm about to put on the radio. And if it's true, try to find out which station it was.
From:purple_irises_
Date:September 8th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Hah! Incidentally, when I turned on the radio I Still Haven't Found was on. But that's only slightly relevant.
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From:corianderstem
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Well, the quote in my post is all the information she had. She wasn't sure which station, but seemed pretty sure it was new. Not sure how big a fan she is, however. It may have been a more obscure track, and then they just happened to mention the new album after the song ended.
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From:n0nnahs
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
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as someone who grew up listening to KROQ (incidentally the call number is 106.7) along with KLOS sometimes and other stations on occasion, if any station were to play the song early, it would be KROQ. they often get very exclusive airplay of songs before other stations do. it wouldn't surprise me if they got the single to play a week or two before it's meant to be released and were given permission to play it. this happened a lot with morrissey, depeche mode, and other brit bands. i no longer live in LA so i couldn't tell you if it was played or not.
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
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yesterday KLOS were doing their 'two for tuesday' thing, and they were playing U2 about every hour, as well as hyping the new album. i'm sure your friend just heard something she didn't know and assumed it was vertigo..
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From:corianderstem
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Well damn her eyes, then! Er ... ears! *g*
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
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a friend of mine called me yesterday saying, 'oh my god i heard the single is released TOMORROW!' he didn't realise it was november 8th. everyone is so hyped right now, this sort of shit is gonna happen, y'know? on one hand it's silly that we're so out of our heads, but on the other it's a really, really great feeling, no? *grin*
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From:zoeverve
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)

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NOVEMBER 8???????????? That's totally my birthday!!!!! Yay!

Peace,
~*~Zoe
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From:corianderstem
Date:September 8th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)
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It is a great feeling, even though I was totally rolling my eyes yesterday, pff-ing and saying everyone was overreacting, calm down ...

Then today, someone tells me they may have heard a new U2 song, and I froth at the mouth.

Oh, the shame!
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
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*giggle* yes, that whole 103.1 thing is so silly...
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From:axver
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
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It hasn't been played. I don't think any radio stations actually have proper copies, they've just heard it from Universal/Interscope executives. U2's people are fervently trying to avoid leaks this time.
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
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yeah, there's no way it will be played until the 24th. they've got a tight hold on it.
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From:axver
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I bet it will be played before then by specific stations and DJs they've already chosen (i.e. Dave Fanning in Ireland). I need it to leak. I'm going on holidays on the 22nd and I'd much rather travel with a copy of Vertigo burnt onto CD.
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
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i meant out of their control though.. like you said, it could leak, but it would be by someone like fanning that they'd given it to. i dunno.

i'll be in ireland at that time, myself. :-)
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From:siren338
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
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me too.

:-D
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
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who, YOU? ;-D
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From:siren338
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
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yes, ME.

%-p

i thought you knew.
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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
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i know many things.
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From:siren338
Date:September 8th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)
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oh yeah? well, do ya know you're killin' the fuck outta me with those icons?

AND! what colour tee shirt am i wearing, miss smarty pants?

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From:stateless
Date:September 8th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC)
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oh yeah? ;-D

eh.... whatever it was, you're not wearing it anymore!

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