Friday, May 30, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
try writing, that's where I'm at. I'm not stupid. I'm aware of the futility of rock & roll music, but
I'm also aware of its power.''
Bono (forntman, singer and song writer)
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
"It's a song about a man living on little or no romance," Bono says. "It's a song about women - or a woman - but it's addressed to him." Bono talks a bit about theology and about El Shadi - the third and least used name for God in the Bible, which translates as "the breasted one." "I've always believed that the spirit is a feminine thing," he says. "Mysterious Ways" is not about a particular woman. It is about women in general, and the way they entrance, and often dominate men. Says Bono, "At times I do tend to idealize women. It's easy to fall into the trap of separating them into angels and devils for the sake of the drama. But there's no way that there's ever anything anti-women involved. Our songs are not politically correct. They are written from a man's point of view. He's wrestling with different things, there's a flash of anger and hurt here and there. But I don't think women come out badly."(From Into The Heart by Niall Stokes)
Definitely one song I personally favour : the bass line and the powerful performance from Larry Mullen drums, the very strong guitar work, and Bono at the height of his lyrical powers. One of U2's most well known songs, and still receives a lot of airplay over ten years after its initial release.
There are several club ,disco remixes: Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix,Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix,Tabla Motown Remix and Paul Oakenfold Remix.I prefer the standard version straigth and powerful.A great version live!!! (watch the 2005 Chicago version!!!)
While recording this in Berlin, U2 came up ith the basis for their song "One." In a rush of creativity, they put together "One" and finished this later. This was very refreshing for the band - they were having a hard time coming up with anything and even considered breaking up.
U2 performed this on the Zoo TV tour with a bellydancer on stage for visual aids(later the belly dancer became Mrs Edge)
Saturday, May 10, 2008
It´s his birthday today.Mr Paul David Hewson is 48!!! And as the good humanitarian he is ...he celebrates giving...The African Well Fund is accepting donations for its sixth annual Bono’s Birthday Well fundraiser through Saturday, May 10. Donations can be made at http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2008.html.
Donors may sign their names to an online birthday card that will be forwarded to Bono. Last year Bono sent a thank-you note to African Well Fund that can be viewed at the well homepage noted above.
The first Bono’s Birthday Well fundraiser was held in 2003 with the intent of collecting $1,000 to build one well in Bono’s honor. That year, the African Well Fund collected more than $10,000. The second year, $15,000 was raised. More than $26,000 was collected for Bono’s Birthday Well in 2005. Over $32,000 was collected in 2006. The 2007 fundraiser raised the largest amount to date, with more than $34,000 collected. Those funds are being used toward several projects at schools in Uganda.
Tax-deductible donations to the African Well Fund are used by the partner organization Africare to fund various water projects in Africa. To date, African Well Fund donations have given more than 100,000 people in 10 African nations improved access to water.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONO!!! Hope your good wishes come true!!!
source:http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2008.html. and Blog meanies