Friday, October 29, 2004

Can get it out of my head...

U2 has a knack for soundtracking my life, and that latest single has got me again.

It's everything I wish I didn't know
Except you give me something I can feel


Uh huh.

7 comments:

Derek said...

I just saw that you can buy a U2 iPod - custom w signatures etc. And you can also buy the Digital Box Set - everything they've ever recorded for US$ 150. I wonder if Apple made a big donation to one of Bono's charities recently, because they almost seem like partners.

JJ said...

Yeah, I noticed that. I am pretty big on U2, but corporate tie-ins? It seemed almost un-U2 of them. When can I get the Bono happy meal?

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Brian said...

Bono Happy meal...what's in it? I'm sure the main course would be heavy and hard to swallow, depsite being good for you, but the toy in the bag would make it all seem like fun somehow. The corporate logo on the packaging would provide the irony, of course. And somewhere in there, hopefully, would be some humble pie for dessert, don't ya think? In the end, it would be delicious as always and you would be more than willing to pay for another one at the next opportunity...

JJ said...

You know, that sounds about right.

Erich said...

I'm a big U2 fan as well. However, I do occasionally wonder if U2 isn't becoming more and more un-U2 as their popularity rises. I don't know the song that those words come from. What is it?

As to the Apple connection, maybe they convinced Bono to work with them by presenting themselves as the David to Bill Gates' Goliath. Being the underdog seems to be something he could go for.

Btw, I've often thought that in a lot of U2 songs, especially the ones from the 80s, but afterward as well, one could substitute "God" in for the word "you" and it would all make sense. I'm not trying to look too deeply into this, but I'm pretty sure that it's the case. Some are harder than others, but his general verbiage is so religious/symbolic, that I'd think it workable.

JJ said...

Yeah, it's like the South Park joke that worship music is made simply by replacing "baby" with "Jesus". U2 got that started, except they left it as "baby".

Those words are from "Vertigo", the latest single.