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Title: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 04, 2013, 06:37:20 PM
http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: GardenTart on July 04, 2013, 07:52:11 PM
Thanks for sharing this Jen!
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: lorijane on July 05, 2013, 05:46:49 AM
Thanks, jen, you always have the best finds!  Love this quote (when asked if he ever talked with Edge's brother Dik about "what if" he had stayed with what eventually became U2):

Just get on with your life, and try and be the best you can, is the right way to go as far as I am concerned.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: Dali on July 07, 2013, 03:28:47 PM
 A great interview. Thank you.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: m2 on July 07, 2013, 04:04:11 PM
Thx Jen - great find!
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on July 08, 2013, 08:58:56 AM
You are welcome!
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: Inishfree on July 08, 2013, 07:33:15 PM
Thank you Jen, this is the first interview.  I have read with Edge's dad.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: EdgyBaby on July 20, 2013, 07:51:07 PM
Thanks.... I never realized how much Edge and his dad look alike, they have the same eyes
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: Executioner on August 01, 2013, 06:30:21 AM
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Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: lorijane on August 01, 2013, 06:34:57 AM
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http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.

If you think it's irrelevant, why waste your time reading it and commenting on it?
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: imaginary friend on August 01, 2013, 08:45:25 AM
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http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.

Hell, @u2 should be able to do that! The Edge's cat is actually a member here.  :D
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: paddyattitude on August 01, 2013, 09:20:50 AM
i get your point Executioner.
i have met some of the so called U2 fans you're talking about, who think they can step into people's lives because they feel part of the family.
Actually the first one i met was a female italian fan, back in 95, who almost lived oppsite to Larry's house...
Yeah, get a life scary fans!
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 01, 2013, 10:08:51 PM
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http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.

Yes there are some scary fans out there, but you rush to judge easily. You don't know this person and you don't what the circumstances are behind it. I don't think this interview was done in malice and Mr. Evans most likely knows that he didn't have to participate in the interview, but he chose to answer a few questions without giving away Edge's phone numbers or give out personal info.

BTW - If you were upset that I posted the link to the interview and that my posting this was a horrible thing, remember I didn't put a gun to your head and force you to read it.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: lorijane on August 02, 2013, 07:10:20 AM
I appreciated it, jen.  I wish there were a more "live and let live" feeling in this forum sometimes.  I don't like political threads.  I don't read them.  Some people like them, so what do I care?  I didn't get the impression that Edge's dad was being stalked for the interview.  I would guess that being the father of someone famous, he's used to a little more attention than the average Joe might get.  He sounded very gracious.

Different "relevance" strokes for different folks.  Can't wait to hear what Edge's cat has to say.
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: TotallyDaft on August 02, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
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http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.

Hell, @u2 should be able to do that! The Edge's cat is actually a member here.  :D

I would LOVE to read an interview with The Edge's Cat. Imagine all of the great stories he overheard whilst slinking around! ;D
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: Allie79 on August 04, 2013, 05:11:22 PM
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http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.

And this is coming from you?
I think you are way up there when it comes to irrelevant posts.
All your talk about your friend who has an important position within U2 and has the inside scoop on what's going on and has told you this but you are sworn to secrecy and can't reveal anything about it?
I'm not saying it's not true, just that it is irrelevant; it doesn't mean anything to me, if you can't discuss it, don't post it.
 
Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: THRILLHO on August 04, 2013, 05:29:09 PM
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http://www.rivistainutile.it/2013/07/02/intervista-a-garvin-evans-il-papa-di-the-edge-degli-u2/

Interview with Garvin Evans, the father of The Edge of U2
How to explain: our friend Giulia has lived six months in Dublin. One Sunday in church (strictly Protestant), she made ​​friends with a spry gentleman. He s called Garvin Evans, and his son is The Edge.

The English translation is below the Italian version, so scroll down. Topics covered: Edge's sacrifices for music, Edge's relationship with his dad, what his parents worried about, touring with the band, religion and Edge's brother.
What an irrelevant post ,can you get an interview with the edges cat next,scary fans out there.I knew this Italian so called U2 fan who called up to Bono's father when he lived in Howth,Dublin,asking about what U2 were up to,it was a total invasion of privacy and totally wrong thing to do,needless to say Bob was kind to him and gave him a cup of tea,as is the good Irish way.

And this is coming from you?
I think you are way up there when it comes to irrelevant posts.
All your talk about your friend who has an important position within U2 and has the inside scoop on what's going on and has told you this but you are sworn to secrecy and can't reveal anything about it?
I'm not saying it's not true, just that it is irrelevant; it doesn't mean anything to me, if you can't discuss it, don't post it.
 
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Title: Re: Interview with Edge's father
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 04, 2013, 08:46:09 PM
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I appreciated it, jen.  I wish there were a more "live and let live" feeling in this forum sometimes.  I don't like political threads.  I don't read them.  Some people like them, so what do I care?  I didn't get the impression that Edge's dad was being stalked for the interview.  I would guess that being the father of someone famous, he's used to a little more attention than the average Joe might get.  He sounded very gracious.

Different "relevance" strokes for different folks.  Can't wait to hear what Edge's cat has to say.

Agreed! I'm pretty sure that the parents are very careful about who they talk to and what they talk about. Mr. Evans actually sounded like he was talking about any other person instead of Edge. He's a proud parent of all of his kids and it sounds like he got very lucky with having a calm family.

Maybe we need to set up a thread to ask Edge's Cat questions so he can answer them at his leisure.