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Offline codeguy

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2015, 07:33:59 AM »
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Yes, I agree - Bono's accident won't affect them psychologically.  As they get older, they get more thick skinned and less emotional or impulsive.

However, I've always felt this accident will affect the upcoming Songs of Experience - Bono may start adding or rewriting lyrics to deal with fragility and mortality.  Just a thought.

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And the rest of the band hopefully has the existing lyrics, so they can all work together and maybe come up with a 4th album?  ;)
No, what will happen is that after Songsof Ascent we will now get Songs of rapid Descent. Tracklist includes:

I fall down
Out of control
A day without me
50
trip through your wires
exit
So cruel
Numb
Some days are better than others
Last night on earth
Gone
Wake up dead man
Miracle Drug
Breathe

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2015, 08:15:11 AM »
They are going to come back...stronger...watch

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2015, 02:10:51 PM »
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They are going to come back...stronger...watch

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They are going to come back...stronger...watch

Nice to read some positivity .  :)

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2015, 03:10:29 PM »
Releasing a weak first single and then waiting close to 5 months to release the follow up single is a complete head scratcher.

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2015, 08:35:53 PM »
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They are going to come back...stronger...watch

+1

+ 2.   

Even if Bono does't play the guitar or on a more limited basis.  He has the crowd and is an amazing performer.  If you can get to see them.  Go!  I was finally able to get tickets and saw them in 2011.  What the critics called "greatest hits tour."  It was the best concert I have ever been to.  I am 58 years old and have seen a few bands in my life time.   U2, nothing compares.
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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2015, 08:48:51 PM »
No matter how many bands you see live in your lifetime, U2 will always be the best you'll ever see.  There has never been a live band like them and probably never will be.  The emotional connection between the band and the audience is incomparable.

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2015, 09:01:44 PM »
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No matter how many bands you see live in your lifetime, U2 will always be the best you'll ever see.  There has never been a live band like them and probably never will be.  The emotional connection between the band and the audience is incomparable.

I agree... :)

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2015, 05:31:52 AM »
I don't know about everywhere else but Ive heard EBW a few times on the radio, and I only listen to it on the way to college and back.

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2015, 02:15:39 PM »
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I don't know about everywhere else but Ive heard EBW a few times on the radio, and I only listen to it on the way to college and back.

That's good news. I don't listen to the radio often. When I have listened, I haven't been hearing EBW - and only acoustic if anything.

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2015, 04:23:45 PM »
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Releasing a weak first single and then waiting close to 5 months to release the follow up single is a complete head scratcher.

I agree. The Miracle is a decent enough track but not particularly exciting, and then nothing for months. They should release Volcano and California a couple of months apart or something, I don't understand the slow pace of activity. I doubt Bono's injury would be a pivotal factor but could be wrong.

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2015, 03:13:46 PM »
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Fernanda Bottini Has just reported that songs of innocence has gone Platinum in Brazil

Was it at u2.com or twitter? Does she say how many platinum is for Brazil?

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2015, 09:20:06 PM »
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Fernanda Bottini Has just reported that songs of innocence has gone Platinum in Brazil

Was it at u2.com or twitter? Does she say how many platinum is for Brazil?

she tweeted it...

what is platinum for brazil?

its not the same as usa where it would be one million

Thanks, spicy. :) I found her tweet before work.

I also don't know what platinum is in Brazil. My daughter's best friend's mom is Brazilian and she and her entire family just spent over a month there. I will ask next time I see her if she heard lots of U2 while there.  ;)

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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2015, 10:21:03 PM »
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Fernanda Bottini Has just reported that songs of innocence has gone Platinum in Brazil

Was it at u2.com or twitter? Does she say how many platinum is for Brazil?

she tweeted it...

what is platinum for brazil?

its not the same as usa where it would be one million

Thanks, spicy. :) I found her tweet before work.

I also don't know what platinum is in Brazil. My daughter's best friend's mom is Brazilian and she and her entire family just spent over a month there. I will ask next time I see her if she heard lots of U2 while there.  ;)


Platinum in Brazil is way different then the USA. Brazil has two tiers - Domestic and International. This is what I was able to find, via the governing body (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login):

Physical cd's
Domestic Platinum is 80,000
International Platinum is 40,000

Digital Singles - it doesn't distinguish between domestic or international
Platinum is 100,000 downloads


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Re: Did Bono's bike accident kill SOI 's momentum ?
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2019, 02:23:45 AM »
Thats sad. When I was involved in an accident, a good Los Angeles DUI attorney helped me out. I was drunk but did it 12 hours before my accident. It was very strange and then had to consult a doctor. There was something in my body that was producing alcoholic content.
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