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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2015, 01:46:29 PM »
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MacPhisto should make a comeback!
That would be a real treat for the upcoming tour!

I have mentioned this elsewhere but not here, I think... MacPhisto left a You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login for a fan convention in 2004, mocking the lyrics of 'Into The Heart' and saying "Innocence has turned to experience..." So I am hoping for a 'Teenage Bono vs MacPhisto' theme on the upcoming tour, as the voices of innocence and experience. ;)

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Bono on 'Songs Of Experience': "The singer - the protagonist in it - is much closer to where we're at in our life and the younger character from Songs Of Innocence, they sometimes meet and one has a take on the other that is often a little aggressive. I often think about that - what would the younger me think of me now. Not much." [...] Bono went on to describe the upcoming tour in more detail where there's a conversation between innocence and experience, describing it like The Who's Quadrophenia.

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Bono on 'Volcano': "The second verse is, the younger guy goes, 'Your eyes were like the landing lights/They used to be the clearest blue/Now you don't see so well/And the future's going to land on you.'" It's this young guy going, "The f*** happened to you?" And on Songs of Experience, there will be a little bit more of that cross-talk, and I think that's going to get very interesting. So for a live show you can imagine Quadrophenia where Pete Townshend could walk in any minute and have an argument with his younger self. You know?"

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Bono on the IE Tour: "We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two, and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!"

Alternating stage personas? If only..... :)

oh man! this is going to blow everyone's minds!!!!
the chance we see a hologram of MacPhisto or even live on stage... That would be huge!!!

aaahhhh... to hear again that mocking speech would be pure bliss!

It would be the best surprise ever. Too bad it almost certainly won't happen! Still, I live in hope that one day they'll show some MacPhisto footage on the screens again, like they did on PopMart. And this tour would be the perfect opportunity to do it.

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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2015, 01:57:49 PM »
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^I made that gif, love his fancy arm movements :)

His arm movements are a thing of beauty, especially the shapes he creates in the Lemon video!

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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2015, 06:39:57 PM »
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^I made that gif, love his fancy arm movements :)

His arm movements are a thing of beauty, especially the shapes he creates in the Lemon video!

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He does something similar when he performs Lemon.

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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2015, 07:32:12 PM »
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^I made that gif, love his fancy arm movements :)

His arm movements are a thing of beauty, especially the shapes he creates in the Lemon video!

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He does something similar when he performs Lemon.

Yes, when he comes down the walkway steps to be surrounded by his adoring fans... it always reminds me of male birds' courtship displays... ;D

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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 10:29:36 PM »
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^I made that gif, love his fancy arm movements :)

His arm movements are a thing of beauty, especially the shapes he creates in the Lemon video!

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He does something similar when he performs Lemon.

Yes, when he comes down the walkway steps to be surrounded by his adoring fans... it always reminds me of male birds' courtship displays... ;D
The Lemon video is very striking! And live too- I thought of his motions more like accepting the love of the audience, making himself open to them... Courtship displays though, that's great :D

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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2015, 02:46:31 PM »
Hello. So I guess Ill admit it on here.. I was one of the various MacPhistos that Bono has been fascinated with, over the years. (*Not any longer, I might add). I was the MacPhisto that Bono spotted during a Much Music interview in Toronto 2001 after one of their shows at the Air Canada Centre. Always a great time to interview a band is AFTER their shows, as they are exhausted and   will not keep their guard up. Throw in another wild, screaming studio audience, have all 4 band members in the middle of it all facing eachother with all the other member's images on TV sets behind each person and you will see truth appear before your eyes. Slow motion the video to see the microexpressions of each band mate's response to a question or comment and you will know core beliefs of each band mate. Great genuine interview.

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31:31 - Bono sees my devil horns in the crowd and stops George Stombolopolous to connect with someone he relates to. He looks at me with sadness in his eye..

"Son, Your the Antichrist!" shouts his father.
"You come from a family of travelling salespeople."
"You're just going to end up some wretched old celebrity doing Las Vegas shows"

I feel so sorry for Bono. He went through so much hardship, challenge and struggle in his life. He needed his mom so badly to keep him, protect him from such awful insults from those brute Irish males he grew up with. I identify with his yearning for mother in his songs.

With much sympathy to the MacPhisto identity that he accepted of himself, he says to himself:  Its okay young child. "One day all of this could be yours". (A quote that became inspiration for U2s next album (How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Vertigo).






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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2015, 03:39:00 PM »
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Hello. So I guess Ill admit it on here.. I was one of the various MacPhistos that Bono has been fascinated with, over the years. (*Not any longer, I might add). I was the MacPhisto that Bono spotted during a Much Music interview in Toronto 2001 after one of their shows at the Air Canada Centre. Always a great time to interview a band is AFTER their shows, as they are exhausted and   will not keep their guard up. Throw in another wild, screaming studio audience, have all 4 band members in the middle of it all facing eachother with all the other member's images on TV sets behind each person and you will see truth appear before your eyes. Slow motion the video to see the microexpressions of each band mate's response to a question or comment and you will know core beliefs of each band mate. Great genuine interview.

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31:31 - Bono sees my devil horns in the crowd and stops George Stombolopolous to connect with someone he relates to. He looks at me with sadness in his eye..

"Son, Your the Antichrist!" shouts his father.
"You come from a family of travelling salespeople."
"You're just going to end up some wretched old celebrity doing Las Vegas shows"

I feel so sorry for Bono. He went through so much hardship, challenge and struggle in his life. He needed his mom so badly to keep him, protect him from such awful insults from those brute Irish males he grew up with. I identify with his yearning for mother in his songs.

With much sympathy to the MacPhisto identity that he accepted of himself, he says to himself:  Its okay young child. "One day all of this could be yours". (A quote that became inspiration for U2s next album (How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Vertigo).

Oh, it's you! Welcome. :) I wrote about you on my You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login just last year!

Loved the spontaneous MacPhisto anecdote later in that show, after they made the band watch the Lemon video. :)

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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2015, 04:24:44 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2015, 05:20:38 PM »
So I have a question, regarding that piece to camera that was filmed at the hotel in Rome, as described in B.P. Fallon's book ("hate your life enough and you can keep it forever", etc). Does anyone know if it ever got shown anywhere? Seems odd that they would film it and then do nothing with it. It's kinda like the holy grail for me, I would so love to see it! Or any other random stuff like that wonderful video message for Naked City - did other TV shows broadcast anything similar at the time? I'm always hoping some long-lost gem will show up. :) And those two missing phone calls, of course... argh...

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2015, 09:40:41 PM »
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So I have a question, regarding that piece to camera that was filmed at the hotel in Rome, as described in B.P. Fallon's book ("hate your life enough and you can keep it forever", etc). Does anyone know if it ever got shown anywhere? Seems odd that they would film it and then do nothing with it. It's kinda like the holy grail for me, I would so love to see it! Or any other random stuff like that wonderful video message for Naked City - did other TV shows broadcast anything similar at the time? I'm always hoping some long-lost gem will show up. :) And those two missing phone calls, of course... argh...

The 'missing phone calls'?  What are you referring to?

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Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2015, 09:58:34 PM »
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So I have a question, regarding that piece to camera that was filmed at the hotel in Rome, as described in B.P. Fallon's book ("hate your life enough and you can keep it forever", etc). Does anyone know if it ever got shown anywhere? Seems odd that they would film it and then do nothing with it. It's kinda like the holy grail for me, I would so love to see it! Or any other random stuff like that wonderful video message for Naked City - did other TV shows broadcast anything similar at the time? I'm always hoping some long-lost gem will show up. :) And those two missing phone calls, of course... argh...
I wondered what they did with it too after reading about it... They didn't show it at the concert or anything, did they? Or maybe they were going to use it for some video project that got scrapped- although I'd expect that would be mentioned somewhere...

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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2015, 04:26:58 PM »
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So I have a question, regarding that piece to camera that was filmed at the hotel in Rome, as described in B.P. Fallon's book ("hate your life enough and you can keep it forever", etc). Does anyone know if it ever got shown anywhere? Seems odd that they would film it and then do nothing with it. It's kinda like the holy grail for me, I would so love to see it! Or any other random stuff like that wonderful video message for Naked City - did other TV shows broadcast anything similar at the time? I'm always hoping some long-lost gem will show up. :) And those two missing phone calls, of course... argh...

The 'missing phone calls'?  What are you referring to?

From the Lausanne and Brisbane shows. I don't think they were taped or shared by any fans. :( Just got to hope the band have some official recording in the vaults...

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I wondered what they did with it too after reading about it... They didn't show it at the concert or anything, did they? Or maybe they were going to use it for some video project that got scrapped- although I'd expect that would be mentioned somewhere...

It wasn't used at any shows as far as I'm aware. It's a real mystery what it was for!

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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2015, 10:56:34 AM »
Happy birthday Mr MacPhisto! :) He made his first appearance, unnamed and hornless, at a rehearsal 22 years ago today. How lucky were those few fans, getting a sneak preview of the awesomeness that was to come! "I can see you're all in awe of my platform shoes..." ;D

I wonder if this photo was taken then?

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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2015, 12:08:09 PM »
That was also the appearance of the Red Fly! What a momentous night :D

Happy birthday MacPhisto!!

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2015, 08:42:50 PM »
Happy Birthday, Macphisto!