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December 26th, 2004

Holy Flabbergasted Fangirls, Batman! @ 12:31 am

bibliophile81:
I'm currently feelin: gobsmacked

Cross-posted to bibliophile81 and u2.

So Christmas was pretty good this year, despite the fact that 3/5 of my family (including myself) was sick.

Grandma got me the super-special, ultra-deluxe collector's edition of HTDAAB (I've said it before, and I'll say it again ... Best. Grandma. Ever!).

I've been avoiding reviews of the new CD until now, just because I like surprises.

Boy, did I ever get a weird surprise.

I'd just finished listening to the CD (I'll have more thoughts/opinions on the music later), and decided to pop the DVD into the player.

Now, before I go any further, I should explain that I took a college graphics class during the spring '01 semester, and one of our assignments was to design a fictional CD package for an actual band. I'd been having a particularly difficult semester, so I did what anyone bogged down in schoolwork would do. I drank listened to lots and lots of U2.

So, my brain + lots and lots of Bono produced this:





Fast forward three-and-a-half years.

About an hour ago, I pull the HTDAAB DVD out of the sleeve and see this:



Freaky. And very, very cool. :)
 
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From:blonde_wolf
Date:December 26th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
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lol, that is so awesome yet freaky at the same time :)
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From:notasecretagent
Date:December 26th, 2004 05:57 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad you've finally got it! :D And that is messed up. Cool, though. You're on the same wavelength as the boys.

I hope you're feeling a little better, though. Being sick on holidays is firmy in the 'not good' column.
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From:bibliophile81
Date:December 27th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Messed up is right. When I took it out of the sleeve, I just kinda starred at it for 30 seconds, and my brain just froze. I was like, "huh?"

;D

Still feeling kinda crappy. I have this cold that's threatening to turn into an upper-respiratory infection, but I'm doing everything to keep it from getting to that point (mainly, that means a lot of allergy medication -- yes, weird, but it's worked in the past). I haven't gotten either better or worse in the past three days. It's getting old.

But at least I have my U2 to keep me distracted. :)
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From:canadanne
Date:December 26th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC)

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Mad!!

And, wow... how on earth did you manage to avoid CD reviews for this long?  I found it hard enough staying spoiler-free throughout November!
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From:bibliophile81
Date:December 27th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'd heard Vertigo on the commercials, and I saw the SNL performance and the MTV Jammed show, so that kept me going for a while.

And then, as notasecretagent and anyone else on my flist could tell you, I went on a full run-through of my CD collection from A-Z, in order to distract myself. I made it all the way to L (The Lemonheads, specifically), before Christmas rolled around. Me = nerd. ;D

And I've been listening to HTDAAB almost nonstop now.

"Fast Cars" is my favorite at the moment, I think. Makes me want to take flamenco lessons, lol!
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From:redsoxnut545
Date:December 27th, 2004 12:40 am (UTC)
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your grandma bought you the album? your grandma rocks! i dont think my grandfather knows who u2 is, nevermind buying anything from them
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From:bibliophile81
Date:December 27th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Well, I guess it helps that I left my amazon wishlist lying around the house, lol!

But my Grandma also does totally rockin' things for me, unprompted. For further evidence of her awesomeness, check out this entry.

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