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Why U2? #35 – It’s All About the Songs

I was thinking today about the ways in which Songs of Innocence did and didn’t meet my expectations – not so much with regard to how much or how little enjoyment I get from the record, but more in the ways U2 did or didn’t do what I thought they’d do. In the most important sense, the band delivered exactly...

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Bono’s Not In “Shape!”

“God knows it’s not easy, taking on the shape of someone else’s pain.”  You know why God knows it’s not easy? Because God failed Geometry! Have you ever seen a dodecagon?  If that’s the shape of someone else’s pain, kill me now!  It’s true that most relationships are not in ship-shape condition, and sure we could all shape up in...

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Know Your Bonoisms, Part 17 – Blinding U2 Lyrics

By now, we all know Bono has glaucoma. U2 Radio has already addressed the shocking announcement here, with Joepit’s piece that pointed out one of U2’s most eyesight-centric lyrics, “Vision over visibility” (good eye, Joe!). But let’s be honest, U2 fans: How shocking is this announcement, really? Bono’s first time addressing the glasses issue was actually nine years ago, when...

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Bono is “Out of sight!”

The good news, Bono doesn’t have Ebola, which was floating around social media last week. The bad news, Bono does have glaucoma, which he revealed on the Graham Norton show the other day.  Listen, I know U2 is out of sight, but this goes too far. There’s more to this story that meets the eye. This revelation puts a whole...

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(Video) U2 on “Later ….. With Jools Holland”

U2 was on Later …. With Jools Holland this evening for a live show which featured the first live performance of “Volcano” (which opened the showed) and “Every Breaking Wave”. You can download the mp3’s and watch the performance below.       On the show broadcast on Friday, they play ‘Volcano’, ‘Every Breaking Wave’ and ‘California (There Is No...

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Why U2? #34 – The Color of Music

Every band has moods to their music, I think, although that’s less true with some artists than it is with others. Some artists seem to focus on one mood – anger, for instance – throughout their entire body of work. Most, though have at least a a couple of songs that delve into romance or depression or lust, just to...