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Offline Dark Angel

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Now this may sound a little odd but...
« on: November 04, 2008, 11:53:25 AM »
I didnt know where to post this so I put it here:

I am about to write a 5000 word essay on the band and I need some ideas for questions!

I have "how has U2s music changed politically and spiritually over the years and how does it effect the listeners"

but I dont think it is that good!

It needs to be long and have alot of avenues for discussion!


thanks!



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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 06:21:47 AM »
PLEASE can somebody throw me a bone here!  :-\

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 06:54:12 AM »
Why don't you base it on the different musical avenues U2 has gone down? Write about each chapter in the U2 story - first three albums, then the change through UF to Joshua Tree and Rattle ..., the 1990s, then 2000 to present. Like this, you could also include the question you were originally going to ask, because the political landscape has changed over nearly thirty years and Bono as a lyricist has drawn from different areas.

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 09:21:44 AM »
U2 : How to re-invent yourself without losing your true self ?

It's open, you can access a lot of different areas with this : politics, faith...music (obviously). Even marketing.

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 11:42:26 AM »
Use the word "very" a lot. ;)

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 11:56:51 AM »
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Use the word "very" a lot. ;)

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I dont understand?

Thanks to everyone who has replyed!  :D 8) ;D

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 12:52:15 PM »
Hi Dark Angel (love your name).  I am certainly not an expert in this area, but I would stick with the spiritual part of the music. You could analyze that topic in each album.  So few bands that are this popular have any spiritual stuff in their work.  If they do, they are usually classified as Christian rock.  U2 has crossed those boundaries into the mainstream rock n roll arena.  I believe there is a website dedicated to the spiritual side of U2's music.  I think @U2 lists it on their home page.  I forget the name of it right now.  I'll check it out and get back. Hope I helped you a little bit.

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 06:26:35 AM »
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Use the word "very" a lot. ;)

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I dont understand?

Thanks to everyone who has replyed!  :D 8) ;D

I think hurricane hugo is just being an ass.   ;)  Good luck.  I can't think of a more interesting topic for a paper. 

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 06:31:33 AM »
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Use the word "very" a lot. ;)

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I dont understand?

Thanks to everyone who has replyed!  :D 8) ;D

I think hurricane hugo is just being an ass.   ;)  Good luck.  I can't think of a more interesting topic for a paper. 

ah ok thanks!  ;D

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008, 07:07:10 AM »
Is the "how.....listeners" the title of your essay? You could do something like "Politics and Religion in U2's music" and that can take more like 50000 words. You'll have plenty of topics of discussion, from Northern Ireland to Nicaragua to 9/11 in politics, and multiple Bible references, and the personal views of the various band members in religion.

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Re: Now this may sound a little odd but...
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 04:08:11 AM »
This is just for my benefit! I wanna keep it where I can find it!

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U2 : How to re-invent yourself without losing your true self ?

It's open, you can access a lot of different areas with this : politics, faith...music (obviously). Even marketing.

I like your one! I may use it! Do you want credit? not that you will get anything out of it of course!
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