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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2017, 02:39:38 PM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

I look boss in leather...

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2017, 02:40:18 PM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

Right. And when they do we go, "Oh look, it's an old person wearing leather."

But when a person dresses more age-appropriately we go, "Oh look, it's a person."

 ;)
haha. Ya know, I've been wearing leather for a long, long time, and jeans, and t-shirts. Not gonna stop now just because I'm old. I'm still in good shape, and can wear whatever I want to!  8)

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2017, 02:48:47 PM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

Right. And when they do we go, "Oh look, it's an old person wearing leather."

But when a person dresses more age-appropriately we go, "Oh look, it's a person."

 ;)
haha. Ya know, I've been wearing leather for a long, long time, and jeans, and t-shirts. Not gonna stop now just because I'm old. I'm still in good shape, and can wear whatever I want to!  8)

Amen, sister!

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2017, 05:44:02 PM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

Right. And when they do we go, "Oh look, it's an old person wearing leather."

But when a person dresses more age-appropriately we go, "Oh look, it's a person."

 ;)
haha. Ya know, I've been wearing leather for a long, long time, and jeans, and t-shirts. Not gonna stop now just because I'm old. I'm still in good shape, and can wear whatever I want to!  8)

are you more Terminator or more Catwoman in your leather?

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
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in their defense they do the "over thinking" thing plenty, they just have their eyes set on the wrong audience. they need to make music for themselves. they got lucky pandering to johnny q. public with BDay and Vertigo, but clearly that time has long passed.
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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2017, 04:27:20 AM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

Right. And when they do we go, "Oh look, it's an old person wearing leather."

But when a person dresses more age-appropriately we go, "Oh look, it's a person."

 ;)
haha. Ya know, I've been wearing leather for a long, long time, and jeans, and t-shirts. Not gonna stop now just because I'm old. I'm still in good shape, and can wear whatever I want to!  8)

are you more Terminator or more Catwoman in your leather?
I suppose just an old ex-biker chick. Just comfy in the clothes that I've always worn. Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2017, 12:05:17 PM »
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Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

Hey, your favorite bass player was wearing Mumus in the early '90s!

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2017, 12:15:13 PM »
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Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

Hey, your favorite bass player was wearing Mumus in the early '90s!
Yeah,  you're right! How funny...but, he wore them quite well. Almost as well as he wore nothing!

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2017, 01:18:02 PM »
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Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

Hey, your favorite bass player was wearing Mumus in the early '90s!

photo or it didn't happen.

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2017, 01:49:50 PM »
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Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

Hey, your favorite bass player was wearing Mumus in the early '90s!

photo or it didn't happen.
I've seen it, but have no idea where. It wasn't exactly a muu muu...more like a tunic? A dressing gown, maybe. Weird, for sure.

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2017, 01:56:30 PM »
more odd and out of character than cross-dressing?

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #56 on: February 10, 2017, 02:00:08 PM »
Well, from what I remember, it looked quite strange. And, hey, what's wrong with cross-dressing?  :o

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »
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Here's a link to Bono performing "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad" on Spectacle last week:

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Before I watched I thought to myself cynically, "Oh great, he's going to butcher a song I have loved since the mid-nineties, I can't bear to watch." But as you can hear (and as I was shocked to hear), his vocal performance is absolutely stunning, just spot on and perfect (though I wish he'd sung the final note properly, but I'm not one to nitpick [yes, that was a joke]).

This reminded me of what I've been thinking since 360 started about where U2 need to go from here. I think they need to begin to allow their age and sophistication to show (it's OK lads, it happens to everyone. And yes, that's a bald spot...). You see, when U2 play stadiums it has certain effects on the band's (especially Bono's) performance: He jumps around wildly with this angry look on his face, huffing, puffing, and shouting at no one in particular. Now, I realize he is desperately trying to connect with the back row, and I respect that. But let's be honest, it is a tad pathetic and embarrassing sometimes, innit?

Another effect of a stadium show is that Bono naturally wants to sing in a high register in order to project his voice. Problem is, he just can't pull it off anymore. Time would fail me to list all the songs that either have been or need to be retired due to Bono's voice being incapable of reaching those high notes (Bad is one example). But as you can see from this performance of "Two Shots of Happy," Bono's voice is still absolutely amazing, but only when he sings in his proper range, which is NOT what it once was.

So here's what I'm saying: U2 need to rethink everything about their approach, one being the relationship of the tour to the album (the latter should drive the former, not the other way around). If U2 planned to play small venues, they wouldn't feel the pressure to put stadium rockers on their albums, and neither would they feel this desperate need to connect with the kids whose iPods are filled with Gnarls Barkley and Lady Gaga. Sure, they can still write songs like Magnificent (which I love), but there needs to be a whole lot more Stateless and a whole lot less Boots or Crazy.

There's just a slinkiness and sexiness that the band tapped into in the '90s that they are now at a perfect place to begin to recapture. Take that Velvet Dress-y vibe and couple it with the sick-yet-singable filthiness of a song like Acrobat, and they just may begin a whole new era of brilliance, albeit not with the kids, but with grown-ups (you know, like them).

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I couldn't agree more!

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2017, 08:16:01 PM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

Right. And when they do we go, "Oh look, it's an old person wearing leather."

But when a person dresses more age-appropriately we go, "Oh look, it's a person."

 ;)
haha. Ya know, I've been wearing leather for a long, long time, and jeans, and t-shirts. Not gonna stop now just because I'm old. I'm still in good shape, and can wear whatever I want to!  8)

are you more Terminator or more Catwoman in your leather?
I suppose just an old ex-biker chick. Just comfy in the clothes that I've always worn. Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

I just envisioned Mrs Roper!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Two Shots of Acrobat, One Shot of Velvet Dress
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2017, 04:41:14 AM »
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I repeat, old people CAN wear leather! Sheesh...

Right. And when they do we go, "Oh look, it's an old person wearing leather."

But when a person dresses more age-appropriately we go, "Oh look, it's a person."

 ;)
haha. Ya know, I've been wearing leather for a long, long time, and jeans, and t-shirts. Not gonna stop now just because I'm old. I'm still in good shape, and can wear whatever I want to!  8)

are you more Terminator or more Catwoman in your leather?
I suppose just an old ex-biker chick. Just comfy in the clothes that I've always worn. Would I be expected to start wearing house-dresses and muu muu's in my old age?

I just envisioned Mrs Roper!  ;D ;D ;D
EEK! and, that is exactly why I will continue to wear my leather jacket instead of muu muu's.