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November 1st, 2004

(no subject) @ 08:32 pm

kjackson:
Has anyone else (besides me) considered going on a U2 semi-sabbatical until the new album comes out?

Bono has been pitching How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb as a "debut album" and, as the claim is such, I'm coinsidering holding off listening to any leaked clips of new material, limiting at least slightly how often I listen to the older material and then, come the 23rd, going absolutely ape-poop. (New phrase! Woowoo!)

I was inspired to do this, believe it or not, by Hootie. Ok, ok: Darius Rucker, singer of Hootie and the Blowfish -- on VH1's I Love 1987 program, he mentioned refusing to listen to WOWY and any other material that the radio stations would play from The Joshua Tree until he could buy a copy of his album that would be all his own, that he could play over and over and over... it just seems like a great idea, personally.

Of course, I've already both heard AND seen Vertigo, but my policy is limited to the album -- anything that's on the radio or on the Vertigo single is fair game, in my eyes.

Thoughts?
 
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From:lardencelover
Date:November 1st, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm doing the same thing. Let it not be said that I have no will power.
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From:volare
Date:November 1st, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
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It's been talked about on Interference quite a bit -- some people started their "fast" over a month ago....
From:seven86
Date:November 1st, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I'm doing the same...U2 power!!
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From:__grey
Date:November 1st, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
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i'm doing this as well. or trying to, anyway.
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From:maro_chik
Date:November 1st, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
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I tried it back in September, with the intention of holding out until November 23rd.

...Yeah right.

I caved after 3 weeks, when I absolutely had to listen to Bad one day.
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From:signifiers
Date:November 1st, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
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I've gotten way into other bands so I've only listened to a couple U2 songs lately. I did dl Vertigo the day it was leaked, but that's about it. So I guess I could say I've gone on a U2 sabbatical...
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From:mattg
Date:November 2nd, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
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Hell no. In fact, I'm doing the exact opposite. I made myself a playlist that includes every single album and single that I own (which is every album available, and a few singles) and I've been listening to it non-stop.
From:milieus
Date:November 2nd, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
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Me too! Except Vertigo, of course. I can't imagine not listening to that song.
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From:canadanne
Date:November 2nd, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
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After the way ATYCLB was spoiled for me, I'm doing absolutely everything in my power to avoid hearing stuff about HTDAAB before it comes out. I'm even limiting how much I read in this community at the moment, as I'm so scared of accidentally seeing details about the new songs... and I haven't downloaded a single leaked clip. I just hope all this effort is going to pay off!

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