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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by miryclay on August 18, 2018, 09:37:06 AM »
Speak it and it might make sense.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello Hello (fr. Nebraska)
« Last post by PlaytheBluesEdge on August 18, 2018, 09:12:47 AM »
No favorites but I do keep a JT cd on loop in the car. Least favorite? Probably anything that appeared from '97 to '05. The 'we took a really bad turn' era. But we all grow from mistakes, right? JMHO
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by derm on August 18, 2018, 04:11:04 AM »
I have to say 'OurLan' is new to me
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Summer Of Love Remixes?
« Last post by U2alwaysforever on August 17, 2018, 10:10:59 PM »
3 out of the 4. Didn't like the Howie B one much
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General U2 Discussion / Re: How would a Comedy Central Roast of Bono go?
« Last post by feedback on August 17, 2018, 07:48:27 PM »
U2 should have the attitude of Chuck D. when Flavor Flave was roasted. As in, stay the f*** far away from any Comedy Central Roasts. I remember one of the comedians roasting the latter even said from the stage that the 'D' must stand for Diginity.' Now a FRIARS roast of Bono would be more classy and elegant.
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z U2 songs
« Last post by kevtn43 on August 17, 2018, 04:23:29 PM »
Kite
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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by opening night on August 17, 2018, 01:57:43 PM »
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I'm not sure there will be another formal tour

Really,? Iím more shocked an admin is saying this. I think the next forma tour could be the last, but to me there is 0% chance of it not happening.

Iím a U2 as well as admin on here but just my view. Iím not convinced they guys want to go on forever thatís all. May be wrong but they will disappear for a while after this tour.

Stop and do what? This is what they love doing. Being age 58 is not old for a traveling musician. Especially given the style and comfort they travel in. This is what they enjoy doing in life. Its not a a 9 to 5 job that some person does not enjoy or actually hates and their looking forward to retirement to get away from it. That does not exist in this case. To stop doing this would be like asking them to stop breathing or eating. This has been in their blood since age 16.

But, these ideas of the last tour or the end have been around for a long time. At least since just after Rattle and Hum in 1989/1990. It never happens though. U2 will not live forever of course, but trying to knock them down at age 58 is several decades too early.

R.E.M.'s break of was a surprise at the time, but when you look back it was understandable. One of the band members had already left about 15 years earlier which changed the dynamic. The bands following had declined to tiny levels. They had just completed their record contract. The band members were all living far away from each other and had grown apart. The band also met during College which is not the same bonding experience as High School and having grown up in the same town. I don't see ANY of these things with U2 at all.

I totally agree with you. It's ridiculous to think the band will stop recording and/or touring in the next 10 years. Same talk of breaking up after every tour in the last 30 years. :) :) I mean the band has (or is about) to sign a new contract with Live Nation.

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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by laoghaire on August 17, 2018, 01:45:31 PM »
Fair enough! The Dalton Brothers was a joke, not a serious attempt at American speech. But, in case anyone wondered - it didn't pass off! Lol
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Guy Oseary
« Last post by hollywoodswag on August 17, 2018, 01:43:05 PM »
TJT30 was crazy loud at least relative to any other act I've ever seen, and that includes Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Amway Center just a few rows back from the front. Ditto E&I. Some parts of those concerts sounded like sustained explosions instead of discernible music.

Thank you to those who recommended musician earplugs, though! I wish I'd have known about them ahead of time.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by miryclay on August 17, 2018, 12:28:45 PM »
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It strikes me that "Dublin, Ireland" has a really nice meter, it rolls off the tongue in a way "Los Angeles, California" doesn't quite. I don't think there's a lick of confusion over where Dublin is (and nobody outside of Ohio is thinking of Ohio). I wouldn't be surprised if performers sometimes said "Hello Houston, Texas!" even though there's no confusion over the location of Houston. Also, adding the larger location (Ireland, Texas, etc.) sounds even more inclusive, welcoming a whole area instead of just the city.

I have noticed Bono's y'alls and such, and it's cute but it doesn't pass for real American speech. I'm American and I can't pull off y'all either (though sometimes I say it - lived a few years in North Carolina). Just as we Americans mangle an Irish accent, the Irish can mangle an American accent. When they pretended to be the Dalton Brothers, Bono's accent was soooo laughably fake.

I would say he is successful with his American vocabulary, though. Very successful.

Most Irish are very good at wordplay and accents. Coincidentally, I say Ireland as OurLan the way many Irish do. When I say this in North America numerous times people think I'm saying Arlen, Texas. I just can't bring myself to say Ayreland the way many North Americans pronounce it.

The Dalton Bros thing was done with humour so I would leave that one alone!
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