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Title: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on April 30, 2012, 04:02:49 PM
As usual we Bonogirls/Bonophiles have to do something to usher in our man's special day. For the past couple of years we have had a major countdown with The Plan, but well, we have all been busy and trying to organize so we have devised a Mini-Plan.

Once a day here were will have a theme and culminate in a Viewing Party (stay tuned for details). If you want to host a day or if there is a theme near and dear to your heart, send me a PM. We only have 10 days to play around with so, first come, first serve. :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on April 30, 2012, 04:13:56 PM
The first theme comes from the ocean-- one of the few of us who actually got to see the boys live in the early days. Her theme is Boy Era Bono. . . excellent choice to get this ball rolling. . . feel free to post your fav Boy Bono pics.

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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: The Grave on April 30, 2012, 04:44:10 PM
 :D

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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on April 30, 2012, 04:51:17 PM
Some early videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aJJCZHeGWY

And yes, he is skipping. . .

Life on a Distant Planet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu6vWgx0Ibw

Stories for Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR7udiyRnwU&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL2C0279847A816152
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on April 30, 2012, 07:08:24 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: EnduringChill on April 30, 2012, 07:28:38 PM
Boy Bono is so cute. ;D
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Some early videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aJJCZHeGWY

And yes, he is skipping. . .

Life on a Distant Planet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu6vWgx0Ibw

Stories for Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR7udiyRnwU&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL2C0279847A816152

Such exuberance. :D That's what I like best about Bono in the early years... the performing energy! Which got a little toned down but never fully went away when he was older.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: OnlyU2 on April 30, 2012, 10:27:14 PM
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10 more days
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 01, 2012, 03:18:45 AM
This is one of my faves!
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And I think it looks so much like Eli looks now.  :)

An early interview:   
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpuBhh3zmpI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpuBhh3zmpI)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 01, 2012, 04:27:54 AM
Here is the lovely store:
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And a young one...
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But I was looking for the lovely pink pants from A Celebration!  ;D
Anyone have that one?
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jabw10 on May 01, 2012, 09:00:08 AM
looking at all the adorable baby bonos reminds me of a passage from 'bono, in conversation' *shameless plug for book club vote* :D
anyhoo - he's talking about a corbijn exhibition in holland he helped with (opened the event, i think) and he mentions seeing a huge pic of himself getting into a helicopter (for the NYD video).  he looked into his own eyes in the photo, and noticed how clear and fearless they looked.  a journalist walks up and asks bono 'what would you say to that person [in the photo] now?' 
bono's response: "i would tell my younger self:  'you're right.  don't second-guess yourself' " he goes on to say that he wished he'd known then how right he really was...

this is one of the coolest things about baby bono, to me... the assuredness... the refusal to believe anything is impossible... and especially the fact that the strong personality that we've come to know & love was always there in him... not many teens/early 20-year olds can pull off that kind of confidence (OR put such big ideas into motion, logistically)

oh, and there's the cute grin, too ;)
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 01, 2012, 09:30:00 AM
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looking at all the adorable baby bonos reminds me of a passage from 'bono, in conversation' *shameless plug for book club vote* :D
anyhoo - he's talking about a corbijn exhibition in holland he helped with (opened the event, i think) and he mentions seeing a huge pic of himself getting into a helicopter (for the NYD video).  he looked into his own eyes in the photo, and noticed how clear and fearless they looked.  a journalist walks up and asks bono 'what would you say to that person [in the photo] now?' 
bono's response: "i would tell my younger self:  'you're right.  don't second-guess yourself' " he goes on to say that he wished he'd known then how right he really was...

this is one of the coolest things about baby bono, to me... the assuredness... the refusal to believe anything is impossible... and especially the fact that the strong personality that we've come to know & love was always there in him... not many teens/early 20-year olds can pull off that kind of confidence (OR put such big ideas into motion, logistically)

oh, and there's the cute grin, too ;)
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I already voted for Bono In Conversation! :)

I've never seen this pic before, but I love it!!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 01, 2012, 10:04:36 AM
Lovely tribute, plug (for Bono in Conversation) and lovely pic, Jab! Thanks!
(in fact adorable pic)

And yes, amazing drive, assuredness, focus and ability to pull it all off (in community of course-- or would that be "love and community").  ;D
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 01, 2012, 02:57:30 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 01, 2012, 03:22:09 PM
I love that picture!^
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: theocean on May 01, 2012, 05:47:48 PM
Great thread, thanks for kicking off the celebration Bels...and thanks for taking my suggestion with the Boy Tour....my favorite still...anyways...found this bit of trivia..I went to the first three shows with my sister, but we didnt keep our tickets! We knew right off these guys were going to be big.
The energy was crazy even in this dirty old dreary building on prob like a Tuesday night..Did I mention before that they were so unknown on the first Albany gig that my sister and I sat on the little school sized stage with beers and cigarettes in hand on Edges side??? The place was dead, we had them all to ourselves without realizing who they would come to be..Funny I see in this copy I am showing you guys, that they ended with The Ocean....didnt remember that.. :D

J.B. Scott's - Albany, New York, USA

We found 3 listings for J.B. Scott's, Albany. Select a show for details. Below the concert list is a list of all songs and snippets played at this location. Click on the song title to view the song's page, containing details of every known performance. Click on the number in brackets beside the song's title to view the dates on which it was performed at this location.


Boy Tour
· 1981-03-05 - Albany, New York, USA - J.B. Scott's
· 1981-05-23 - Albany, New York, USA - J.B. Scott's

October Tour
· 1981-11-13 - Albany, New York, USA - J.B. Scott's (17 songs)



We found 17 different songs played during these shows.

· 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (1 time)
· An Cat Dubh (1 time)
· Another Time, Another Place (1 time)
· Fire (1 time)
· Gloria (1 time)
· I Fall Down (1 time)
· I Threw A Brick Through A Window (1 time)
· I Will Follow (1 time)
· Into The Heart (1 time)
· October (1 time)
· Out Of Control (1 time)
· Rejoice (1 time)
· Stories For Boys (1 time)
· The Cry (1 time)
· The Electric Co. (1 time)
· The Ocean (1 time)
· Twilight (1 time)

We found 1 different snippets played during these shows.

· Send In The Clowns (1 time)

Songs from 4 U2 albums have been played during these shows. Snippets are not counted.

· Boy (9 songs)
· October (6 songs)
· Non-album songs (1 song)
· Unreleased Songs (1 song)

Opening songs

· Gloria (1)

Closing songs

· The Ocean (1)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Velvet Dress on May 01, 2012, 05:51:54 PM
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Beautiful!   Any idea where it's from?   It looks to me like an off-camera scene from that St Patrick's Day clip they did for MTV in 1983.

edit:
Okay I just watched it again, and I think it is!   1982 though.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: theocean on May 01, 2012, 06:09:11 PM
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My shows were like this..... ;)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jabw10 on May 01, 2012, 06:15:43 PM
Ocean- that story (and the photo) is awesome! I had no idea you got to watch from the stage do casually! *way jealous*
Such a cool memory to have!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: theocean on May 01, 2012, 06:54:32 PM
Yes jab, but wait till we start doing all the newer shows you guys have seen and
the enormous crowds, thats just awesome....like the concerts were he sang Breathe!!!! :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Snowmoon on May 01, 2012, 07:58:42 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Snowmoon on May 01, 2012, 07:59:26 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 01, 2012, 08:13:18 PM
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<3 but I don't really love that wedding hair!
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 01, 2012, 09:12:09 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jabw10 on May 01, 2012, 09:36:25 PM
^i love the story from 'killing bono' about how they created the 'smoking paper' for this shot!  classic!  ;D
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 01, 2012, 11:54:12 PM
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^i love the story from 'killing bono' about how they created the 'smoking paper' for this shot!  classic!  ;D

Me too I had never seen a picture of the ad however. Classic. Even then he was so expressive. And I love the Boy ad on the back of the paper.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 02, 2012, 03:19:15 AM
Good morning Bonogirls and Bonophiles!  Here is Day Two!

As many of you know one thing that is near and dear to Bono's heart is people not having their basic needs met.  He has spoken repeatedly of how it is an injustice in this day and age for people not to have food or drugs that we can access at our corner store.  Stemming from this driving concern, the advocacy organization ONE was co-founded by Bono (which originally started off as DATA (Debt, Aid, Trade for Africa).  But Bono's activism and activities are certainly not limited to ONE.  The HIV/AIDS issue is also a core issue as well as the debt issue and now fighting corruption and lobbying for transparency. (remember the Drop The Debt and Jubilee campaigns?)

So today is dedicated to all of Bono's activism!
(for which I personally give great thanks!  And of course I love it that he loves Ghana!)
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An interview of Bono by ONE member where Bono speaks on transparency:
http://one.org/international/blog/bono-at-the-world-economic-forum/ (http://one.org/international/blog/bono-at-the-world-economic-forum/)

Bono and K'Naan talk about the famine in Somalia:
http://www.one.org/international/blog/bono-and-knaan-discuss-famine-on-cnn/ (http://www.one.org/international/blog/bono-and-knaan-discuss-famine-on-cnn/)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA-31xD0log
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA-31xD0log)
1GOAL Education for All, a Clinton Global Initiative gathering with Nicholas Kristoff, Queen Rania of Jordan and Bono:
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Bono, Jeff Sachs and some ONE members in Ghana last Jan.
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Bono vid. on World AIDS Day 2006:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G2PpO7DwsM
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G2PpO7DwsM)
Bono turns Sydney red for World AIDS Day (2010):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/8172828/World-Aids-Day-Bono-turns-Sydney-red.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/8172828/World-Aids-Day-Bono-turns-Sydney-red.html)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6kp81xjH-k
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6kp81xjH-k)
Bono and Alicia Keyes interview on World AIDS Day (this year):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOrAV-mws8s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOrAV-mws8s)

Here is a great vid. of Larry also doing his bit:
http://youtu.be/-tEtDpH4ubk (http://youtu.be/-tEtDpH4ubk)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 02, 2012, 08:16:06 AM
Faris,
I think you picked the perfect day to highlight Bono’s and U2’s social activism—today Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn into parliament in Burma. I have a lot of political and social activism U2/Bono memories and inspirations but one of the most recent was during the 360 tour in Philly it really hit me that at the start of the tour, Aung Kyi was still under house arrest (I still have my mask!) and by the final leg of the tour she was free and able to record a message to U2 fans. By no means do I think U2/Bono is solely responsible for her release, however they deserve some credit for keeping her in the spotlight and for staying with a cause—from the writing and recording of Walk On to having her address their fans. What a beautiful transition to witness.


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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jabw10 on May 02, 2012, 09:20:23 AM
i love that, too, beli! the continued support for her throughout...

when i first heard about u2, in the early 80s, i (at the age of 12) had no real 'world awareness' at all, and i wasn't aware enough of the band, yet, to realize any connections they had to groups like amnesty... or to realize the biting criticisms built into songs like 'bullet the blue sky' (although the ominous tone of that song was pretty unmistakable).  and, of course, there was 'do they know it's christmas'... which i did think was way-cool...

then, when the 90's rolled around, and i'd completely lost track of u2, and 'bono the activist' became more widely publicized, his 'celebrity activism' actually annoyed me ('great... ANOTHER 'hippie' celebrity do-gooder hoping to get good press for attaching his name to the 'so & so cause'... ::) )

fast forward to 2009... my rediscovery of the band... more research into the music and the musicians... and it turns out that bono ISN'T just riding the coattails of a good cause... he ISN'T just paying lip service... he's actually in the trenches checking out how things are going at ground level... he's actually spending massive amounts of his own time working for the welfare of these people who, if they cried for help on their own, we'd never hear...

and he continues to work for the causes dear to his heart... never believing things 'can't be done'... ignoring the lambasting and eyerolling he gets from people like my 90's self, who don't fully understand what's happening under the surface of the soundbytes... ignoring the whining of those who wish he'd stick to the next u2 release... going to people like the kennedys... and jeffrey sachs... to gain greater understanding of all the angles of the problems he's hoping to solve... the 'out of the box' thinking, in beginning groups like ONE... and building business models like (RED) (and, btw - was watching HGTV yesterday, and the dude who does the 'desperate landscapes' show was totally wearing a shirt that read: da(red).... 8)  )

this kind of dedication to justice, at the expense of popularity and acceptance (in some circles) is one of the traits i admire most in bono...  he has the kind of courage (on a world-size scale) i wish i had just a sliver of... in my own little world...

photos from his appearance on oprah... during the beginnings of (RED):

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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: theocean on May 02, 2012, 06:35:54 PM
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This one makes me smile! :) :) :) :) :) thanks Snowmoon!
Jab, faris, Bels..I am thankful for being able to share this time with you
and U2!!!! ;)
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Post by: Snowmoon on May 02, 2012, 06:41:33 PM
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This one makes me smile! :) :) :) :) :) thanks Snowmoon!
Jab, faris, Bels..I am thankful for being able to share this time with you
and U2!!!! ;)
So welcome, wish I could enlarge.  :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2012, 08:21:45 PM
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so heartwarming
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 08:29:40 PM
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Faris,
I think you picked the perfect day to highlight Bono’s and U2’s social activism—today Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn into parliament in Burma. I have a lot of political and social activism U2/Bono memories and inspirations but one of the most recent was during the 360 tour in Philly it really hit me that at the start of the tour, Aung Kyi was still under house arrest (I still have my mask!) and by the final leg of the tour she was free and able to record a message to U2 fans. By no means do I think U2/Bono is solely responsible for her release, however they deserve some credit for keeping her in the spotlight and for staying with a cause—from the writing and recording of Walk On to having her address their fans. What a beautiful transition to witness.


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When people complain about Bono's speechifying at concerts, I think "I bet ASSK is grateful Bono didn't just shut up and sing."
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 08:31:20 PM
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so heartwarming

Oh, oh, oh, so heartwarming, and even more so since it's my all-time favortie Bono, the girl with the beard.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 08:33:03 PM
Just a reminder to go to Starbucks during May and get a copy of the Every Mother Counts cd.  Bono and Edge have a beutiful version of Original of the Species on it.  Not a good song to listen to when already emotional about son's high school graduation!  "Baby, slow down, the end is not as fun as the start, please stay a child somewhere in your heart. . ."
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 08:43:04 PM
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We'll just pretend that Bono is thinking about social justice issues here.
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Post by: jabw10 on May 02, 2012, 08:52:10 PM
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Just a reminder to go to Starbucks during May and get a copy of the Every Mother Counts cd.  Bono and Edge have a beutiful version of Original of the Species on it.  Not a good song to listen to when already emotional about son's high school graduation!  "Baby, slow down, the end is not as fun as the start, please stay a child somewhere in your heart. . ."
aww... lj... :(  ((HUG))
but seriously - thanks for the reminder!  i gotta get that with my coffee tomorrow!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 02, 2012, 08:57:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWL17B0Ur4
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jabw10 on May 02, 2012, 09:06:33 PM
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so heartwarming
<3 this!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 02, 2012, 09:07:11 PM
I personally love his Girl with Beard period. . .
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 09:27:57 PM
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I personally love his Girl with Beard period. . .

+ a hundred million
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 09:31:38 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWL17B0Ur4

Thank you! In case anyone doesn't know, the cd raises money for maternal health projects around the world.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 02, 2012, 09:50:05 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWL17B0Ur4

Thank you! In case anyone doesn't know, the cd raises money for maternal health projects around the world.

It wasn't at my Starbucks when I looked this morning, but I'll be checking every day!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 02, 2012, 10:01:54 PM
I read somewhere that somebody else had to ask about them, and they were in the back.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 03, 2012, 02:47:08 AM
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I personally love his Girl with Beard period. . .

+ a hundred million

I find it insanely hot, that may have to be a theme for the countdown.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 03, 2012, 02:48:57 AM
Thanks lj for the plug about the Every Mother Counts cd!  Didn't know it was already out.  Wonder how long they'll be around? (for a month or more, do you think?)

Yes, love that pic of the girl with the beard.  :)

Awesome that Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn into office today (yesterday)!
How very special to have seen the show(s) before, while she was still under house-arrest and then after her release.
And special to have had a small part in all of it.  I like how you said, Beli, about how you certainly do not solely credit Bono/ U2 for her release but keeping her in the spotlight must have helped some.  Similarly, I would not consider Bono solely responsible for ARV drugs reaching our little, out of the way corner of Ghana nor the incredible economic growth Ghana has seen over the last 15 years... however, I can't help but think that his constant activism (in both the HIV/ ARV drug and Drop the Debt areas) and getting others on board has been instrumental at the very least.

Jab--you are very right about the B-man's dedication to justice, even at the expense of popularity-- that hits a little close to home for me as well.  (love the da(red) t-shirt reference! Gonna have to find one of those!  :))
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Post by: theocean on May 03, 2012, 04:20:28 AM
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This one makes me smile! :) :) :) :) :) thanks Snowmoon!
Jab, faris, Bels..I am thankful for being able to share this time with you
and U2!!!! ;)
So welcome, wish I could enlarge.  :)

I think i will try enlarging this on the weekend! 8)
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Post by: theocean on May 03, 2012, 04:23:09 AM
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Just a reminder to go to Starbucks during May and get a copy of the Every Mother Counts cd.  Bono and Edge have a beutiful version of Original of the Species on it.  Not a good song to listen to when already emotional about son's high school graduation!  "Baby, slow down, the end is not as fun as the start, please stay a child somewhere in your heart. . ."
aww... lj... :(  ((HUG))
but seriously - thanks for the reminder!  i gotta get that with my coffee tomorrow!

Theres one right near my house, thanks jab, I will check that out...
faris, i agree, awesome about Aung Suu Kyi in office today....you know Bono has
been an instrument for peace.... 8)
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Post by: jabw10 on May 03, 2012, 05:21:59 AM
Looking for to fill that God-shaped hole…

No matter what each of us personally believe, it’s impossible to miss the impact that faith and God have had on Bono. 

This always fascinates me, because it seems that he became closer to God after the tragic loss of his mother.  Sure, people often find God in their darkest moments (easier to see the light?), but I think to myself that, if it had been me who lost a parent as an adolescent, I would have been more tempted to get so angry with God about it that I’d want to defect from his presence altogether.  Not our boy, though… he ran toward faith instead. 

Maybe it was the only thing left to hold onto at the time, but it put him on a course to his present life.  His friends & bandmates were intertwined in that faith community of Shalom early on… the lyrics of so many U2 songs have had spiritual and even scriptural undertones/quotes… in his determination to try and better the world, he continuously points to how many scriptures mention the poor, widows & orphans…

Some of my favorite reminders of his faith show up in these clips:

The final benediction on the Moncton audience (at about 3:08) during ‘40’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axEyeurOMxw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axEyeurOMxw)
(personal side-note… my re-connection with the band was [maybe subliminally] fostered in part by the fact that the band at my bro’s church played ‘40’ during a service I went to when visiting town… hmm…now how to get my current church to see the light in that regard… ;)  )

At the end of the band’s 9-11 Tribute song “Walk On,” during the ‘Hallelujahs’… (about 4:36) he begins those shouts of ‘I’m comin home!’ and “see you when I get home, sister!’…  confident celebrations of faith during a time of mourning… (i…will be with you again…)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2-qT1fjwA8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2-qT1fjwA8)

That was a powerful performance to watch as a believer, but Bono’s passion was infectious even to some who don’t consider themselves to be ‘religious’:
http://www.atu2.com/news/like-a-song-walk-on-a-tribute-to-heroes-version.html (http://www.atu2.com/news/like-a-song-walk-on-a-tribute-to-heroes-version.html)

Several months later, at the superbowl performance, the goal is still soul (4:44) and there’s the prayer before streets (6:36)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqtkik7nTik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqtkik7nTik)

Not to mention that I love the blessing on the ‘Elevation’ tour by Jack Heaslip…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz3Po3k3Adk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz3Po3k3Adk)

How have Bono's faith and spirituality touched you?   
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Post by: Belisama on May 03, 2012, 05:37:32 AM
jab,

That was and is awesome. Thank you for sharing. I agree you cannot separate Bono from his faith, and it irks me how his critics don't see it. Or refuse to. I personally hope he goes back to the Bible for the next album because to m that is where he is at his best as a songwriter because he is able to share his view of faith and God with us-- 40, UTEOTW, Stranger in a Strange Land, etc, etc.

But what I love about Bono is that he has proved, at least to me, that a rich man can get into heaven. That you can be the swinging rock star and still be a man of faith and humility. That religion can be individualized, without rules and well, fun as well as rewarding and healing. That you can still question the injustice in the world and still believe that we as a people can resolve it, that you believe that is our duty and our mission in life.

One of my favorite Bono moments was at the Baltimore gig right after 9-11-- still my favorite U2 show-- sadly I forget which song he said this during but he made a comment that "He is close to God who makes his friends laugh -- Koran".   To me this is the paradox that makes Bono Bono that duality that always manages to balance itself out-- he can be preachy as he is at every concert but that is tempered with him not taking himself too seriously. He doesn't tell anyone how to believe he just shares his own beliefs with the world. Another thing his critics don't get.
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Post by: lorijane on May 03, 2012, 06:28:11 AM
I think the Every Mother Counts will be at Starbucks the month of May, but I only saw four at my Starbucks, so unless they had more in the back, they might sell out earlier.  I think you can order it on their website, too.

Bono truly walks the walk as well as talking the talk.  I will post more later.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 03, 2012, 08:09:12 AM
You can use the link off the home page here to go right to the Starbucks' online store and order there if your local one doesn't have it.
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 03, 2012, 08:31:24 AM
Hmmm. I have no time to contribute but I dont mind looking!
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 03, 2012, 11:35:25 AM
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This one makes me smile! :) :) :) :) :) thanks Snowmoon!
Jab, faris, Bels..I am thankful for being able to share this time with you
and U2!!!! ;)
So welcome, wish I could enlarge.  :)

I think i will try enlarging this on the weekend! 8)
Great idea Ocean!  When you figure it out-- let me know!  :)

Thanks lj and mdmom for the tips-- heading off to see if I can locate the cd online.  :)
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Post by: lorijane on May 03, 2012, 11:50:48 AM
The psalm Bono says sometimes before Streets gives me goosebumps. "What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me. . ."  Here's a version shown during halftime of the NBA finals (not sure of the year). 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za9mhzdYzfQ

And who can talk about Bono and spirituality and not post a pic of Bono and his rosary?

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I know there are other ones out there, can anybody help me out?

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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 03, 2012, 12:13:40 PM
Thank you jab for all you said.
I don't know how to say it without sounding corny but I love all what you wrote and it meant a lot to me.
I also love how Bono has been able (through all of life's ups and downs) to continue to allow his faith to guide all he does... how it is an integral part of who he is. And that faith (love?) then flows out into all the other aspects of his life--be it his music, his relationships, his various advocacy issues, all of life.  And in this, I find a mentor.
Thank you for sharing-- you said it all so well.
I also love the blessing from Elevation tour.

Here you go lj! True to what we talked about -- thought we needed some rosary pics!  ;D
(these are just shamelessly stolen from the BRMW thread  :D)

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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: MarsGirl on May 03, 2012, 12:24:33 PM
I really love the style of those shirts... especially when he doesnt button them up!!
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Post by: lorijane on May 03, 2012, 12:41:04 PM
Thanks, faris!  I think Bono would appreciate how we are mixing the sacred and the profane, since he's such a master of it!  And on BEdge day (next Tuesday), I am totally "sampling" from the BEdge thread!

Yahweh and 40, from the Chicago Vertigo DVD.  I like how at the end, Bono hangs his rosary on the mic stand and says "for Father (can't tell the name), at Notre Dame University."
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Post by: Belisama on May 03, 2012, 01:57:56 PM
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Thanks, faris!  I think Bono would appreciate how we are mixing the sacred and the profane, since he's such a master of it!  And on BEdge day (next Tuesday), I am totally "sampling" from the BEdge thread!

Yahweh and 40, from the Chicago Vertigo DVD.  I like how at the end, Bono hangs his rosary on the mic stand and says "for Father (can't tell the name), at Notre Dame University."

I have a quote about that which I will post when I get home. . . but good to know we gals think alike.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 03, 2012, 03:56:31 PM
You are very welcome, lj! We have to stick together!  ;D
Looking forward to that quote, B.

And thanks also for the links, Jab.
Downloading the Moncton one! Love it--sans glasses!
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Post by: Belisama on May 03, 2012, 04:16:02 PM
I know this is the day to celbrate the spirituality of Bono but lj took me down the primrose path. . . this is one of my favorite quotes about our man and it comes from an Oct 25, 2005 news blip from the @U2.com:

Breaking news: woman thinks Bono is sexy

In USA Today’s “Pop Candy” column, Whitney Matheson lists men she thinks ought to be named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” (Warning to sensitive readers: the column contains some mild Jude Law bashing.) Our pal Bono is Whitney’s number one pick:
 
1. Bono. He sings! He unites! He wears leather pants! In my mind, People’s pick should be a no-brainer this year–and the fact the mag has never named a rock star the sexiest man alive makes it all the more reason why his time has come.
 
…Not that I spend my break time at work reading this kind of stuff.



What I love about Bono is that few men can tred the line between the spiritual and the carnal (just check out the Sexual References thread). And nothing reflects that more than Bono rosary pictures. . .

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Post by: theocean on May 03, 2012, 07:10:14 PM
Bono a mentor faris? Indeed!!!!
He mentored me many a time in need, he doesnt even know me!
A comfort in the darkness.  I think, thats Bono's spiritual side....

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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 03, 2012, 08:50:31 PM
Absolutely stunning! time for a cold shower . . . .
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Post by: Belisama on May 04, 2012, 03:03:32 AM
You cannot talk about Bono without talking about his friendship with the band. They have all seen each other through tough times and happy times. Today the focus is BAdam. . . just as every friendship has its unique aspects the one between Bono and Adam is special. Adam has always struck me as a little outside the group-- he has a different view of religion and spirituality, he (until recently) was the one who was single and not a parent. Yet the relationship between the two of them has always been strong. Bono chose Adam to be his best man when he got married, a fact that always amazes me.


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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 04, 2012, 04:00:43 AM
Sorry to jump back to yesterday for just a minute but in the process of hunting up some of my fav. BAdam pics I ran across this and had to share.  Every little bit helps and so many have lambasted Bono for his let's say unusual ideas sometimes... but I am really glad he has them.  (RED) is one of those unusual ideas, I would say, but look what (love) it has done!  :)
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 04, 2012, 04:40:30 AM
I love how Bono and Adam are friends and relate-- both onstage:
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And off- stage:
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Love these guys! Love how they keep things light, laugh and love together and don't take themselves too seriously while still balancing so many things....
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Post by: Belisama on May 04, 2012, 06:11:01 AM
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I think the Every Mother Counts will be at Starbucks the month of May, but I only saw four at my Starbucks, so unless they had more in the back, they might sell out earlier.  I think you can order it on their website, too.

Bono truly walks the walk as well as talking the talk.  I will post more later.


The CD is currently not available on the Starbucks site so everyone do some walking. If I see any extras at by Buxs I will pick them up for those who miss them.
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 04, 2012, 06:54:33 AM
Oh, god. BAdam is the best way to start a work day.... Bono and Adam are my favorite two guys!! Oh, I feel so lusty now.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 04, 2012, 09:12:26 AM
With all these pics of our gorgeous man and the moving words posted about who he really is and how he moves us, I'm not sure if it's Bono's birthday or mine.

Love you ladies!!  :-*

And, MarsGirl - I was never in to Adam until he became the silver fox. My how some men age so well...a fine wine indeed! Maybe I should start drinking!  ;)

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Post by: MarsGirl on May 04, 2012, 09:35:57 AM
I've been into Adam since The Joshua Tree. I love guys with glasses. *drools* (And I'm going to marry a guy with glasses, go figure!)

Now he wears contacts or he got lasik or something... BOO! :'(

But, okay, he IS the Silver Fox, and I'm all right with that too. :)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 04, 2012, 09:48:48 AM
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I've been into Adam since The Joshua Tree. I love guys with glasses. *drools* (And I'm going to marry a guy with glasses, go figure!)

Now he wears contacts or he got lasik or something... BOO! :'(

But, okay, he IS the Silver Fox, and I'm all right with that too. :)

Hee hee! :)
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 04, 2012, 10:42:53 AM
Here are a couple more.  8)

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and a little Adam worship??  ;D
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Post by: jabw10 on May 04, 2012, 11:51:13 AM
LOVE how close they all are!  and i agree, beli, that adam seemed at times to be the 'outsider' in the group... but bono & the others refused to let walls be built within the U2 brotherhood.  sorta shows their character, ya know? 

and yes, the best man thing has always amazed me, too!  bono is really good at making maximum impact on people.  i can picture the thought process as he mulled over this decision (no shortage of brother-close friends he could've chosen from, right?)  but he chose adam...  maybe because he was the one who would be the most moved by being chosen... maybe because they all wanted to make it clear that he was NOT an outsider... maybe adam was the obvious choice to the band and their inner circle, but it seems an amazing choice to fans because adam plays it so cool... sort of aloof... so to an 'outsider,' it would look like he was the 'odd man out' within the band... (besides the whole 'bass players get no respect' angle ;)  )

no matter the truth behind appearances, BAdam reminds me of what true friendship is about... and that when you love someone like a brother, you never leave him behind... never... no matter what...

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Post by: jabw10 on May 04, 2012, 12:03:11 PM
some (sadly, distant) shots from east lansing...

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and a few adam shots from pgh ;)

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Post by: Georgia on May 04, 2012, 12:20:40 PM
My best shot from Philly fits today's theme:

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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 04, 2012, 12:23:44 PM
jab and Georgia - those are great shots and you all were much closer than I!! Jealous!!  ;)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 04, 2012, 04:01:26 PM
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I think the Every Mother Counts will be at Starbucks the month of May, but I only saw four at my Starbucks, so unless they had more in the back, they might sell out earlier.  I think you can order it on their website, too.

Bono truly walks the walk as well as talking the talk.  I will post more later.

The CD is currently not available on the Starbucks site so everyone do some walking. If I see any extras at by Buxs I will pick them up for those who miss them.

Our mega Starbucks has the CDs. If anyone needs one, let me know. I just picked it up and succumbed to the 1/2 price Frapps from 3-5pm daily until May 13th. The Mocha Cookie Crumb sugar free, light base was actually very tasty and I rarely spend the $ for Starbucks.  :)

Let me know if your Every Mother Counts CD has problems with Coldplay's Yellow during the last 50 seconds. Mine is distorted on the CD and also on the Ipod download.  :(

I emailed Starbucks and asked if they'd do a patch or offer an online download to fix it.
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 04, 2012, 04:55:11 PM
I love the BAdam pics. :) Ah, the 360 Tour...
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Post by: Belisama on May 04, 2012, 06:04:16 PM
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LOVE how close they all are!  and i agree, beli, that adam seemed at times to be the 'outsider' in the group... but bono & the others refused to let walls be built within the U2 brotherhood.  sorta shows their character, ya know? 

and yes, the best man thing has always amazed me, too!  bono is really good at making maximum impact on people.  i can picture the thought process as he mulled over this decision (no shortage of brother-close friends he could've chosen from, right?)  but he chose adam...  maybe because he was the one who would be the most moved by being chosen... maybe because they all wanted to make it clear that he was NOT an outsider... maybe adam was the obvious choice to the band and their inner circle, but it seems an amazing choice to fans because adam plays it so cool... sort of aloof... so to an 'outsider,' it would look like he was the 'odd man out' within the band... (besides the whole 'bass players get no respect' angle ;)  )

no matter the truth behind appearances, BAdam reminds me of what true friendship is about... and that when you love someone like a brother, you never leave him behind... never... no matter what...


jab I never thought of Bono having chosen Adam because Adam would have taken the gig so seriously. That is a fantastic insight. I always thought it was because of a talk he and Adam had where Adam helped Bono see how important the relationship with Ali was. I always found it heartbreaking that Adam has yet to settle down with The One.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 04, 2012, 11:48:59 PM
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I've been into Adam since The Joshua Tree. I love guys with glasses. *drools* (And I'm going to marry a guy with glasses, go figure!)

Now he wears contacts or he got lasik or something... BOO! :'(

But, okay, he IS the Silver Fox, and I'm all right with that too. :)

Hee hee! :)

Lasik, but he still wears reading glasses! He defines Silver Fox!
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 05, 2012, 03:13:24 AM
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LOVE how close they all are!  and i agree, beli, that adam seemed at times to be the 'outsider' in the group... but bono & the others refused to let walls be built within the U2 brotherhood.  sorta shows their character, ya know? 

and yes, the best man thing has always amazed me, too!  bono is really good at making maximum impact on people.  i can picture the thought process as he mulled over this decision (no shortage of brother-close friends he could've chosen from, right?)  but he chose adam...  maybe because he was the one who would be the most moved by being chosen... maybe because they all wanted to make it clear that he was NOT an outsider... maybe adam was the obvious choice to the band and their inner circle, but it seems an amazing choice to fans because adam plays it so cool... sort of aloof... so to an 'outsider,' it would look like he was the 'odd man out' within the band... (besides the whole 'bass players get no respect' angle ;)  )

no matter the truth behind appearances, BAdam reminds me of what true friendship is about... and that when you love someone like a brother, you never leave him behind... never... no matter what...


Lovely thoughts there, Jab., esp. love the last part about true friendship.
And it is sad B. that Adam has never settled down with "the one".
Maybe there is still time.... :)
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 05, 2012, 04:36:49 AM
Good morning, everyone! I'm hosting today.

"Live is where we live." I can't remember which member of U2 said this, but really any of them could. Despite their power in the studio, it's on the stage where the band really shines. And of course, concerts wouldn't be half as entertaining without Bono to guide them. It's obvious from any live clip that he really loves being onstage, performing. He is so often "lost in the sound." ;)

So, I dedicate today to Live Bono, or whatever you want to call it. Post your favorite Bono live moments, in picture or video form. (It doesn't have to be with U2.) I can't join in at the moment but I'd like to see what you come up with!

As a sidenote, do you have a favorite live snippet? There are so many in U2 concerts- it seems Bono loves singing other people's songs. :D I personally like Love Will Tear Us Apart at the end of With or Without You, and Never Tear Us Apart at the end of whatever song it happens to be at (it's one of my favorite songs. The PopMart performance of All I Want Is You had a very good version of the snippet there).
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Post by: theocean on May 05, 2012, 05:15:13 AM
Let me see what i can find EC, sounds like a great one today! ;)
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 05, 2012, 06:46:57 AM
You are right EC, they are so incredible live. And they have said it well that live is where they live.
I love listening to what they do (differently) in their live songs and so often wish to hear them sing a song live just to see how it would be.

There are so many to choose from that it is very hard to pick.  But one that has touched me lately was Bono's version of One for the Anton Corbijn benefit this last Fall.  https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800 (https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800)
And Bono adds a snippet that I now love from Leonard Cohen's Anthem: "there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in".

I will have to think more and post more later.  A very hard decision though....
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Post by: Spannisheyes on May 05, 2012, 07:48:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0EYKh2Oh_Y

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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 05, 2012, 09:04:44 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0EYKh2Oh_Y
i can't tell you how many times I've watched this! I first saw this in the theatre in 1988 and was in extreme awe! Most amazing version of this song, the way Bono's piercing eyes just melt you! whoa "We shine like stars"!!, and Edge's guitar gives me goosebumps.
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Post by: Spannisheyes on May 05, 2012, 10:56:35 AM
That is one of my favorite moments from rattle and hum. First time i saw it i realised how amazing Bono is. Love the way he sings there, Its like he puts all his feelings into the music, and not many singers are able to do that.
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Post by: theocean on May 05, 2012, 02:28:13 PM
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 05, 2012, 03:21:16 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0EYKh2Oh_Y
i can't tell you how many times I've watched this! I first saw this in the theatre in 1988 and was in extreme awe! Most amazing version of this song, the way Bono's piercing eyes just melt you! whoa "We shine like stars"!!, and Edge's guitar gives me goosebumps.
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That is one of my favorite moments from rattle and hum. First time i saw it i realised how amazing Bono is. Love the way he sings there, Its like he puts all his feelings into the music, and not many singers are able to do that.
True. Oh so true. So very beautiful. I love this performance.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 05, 2012, 03:35:21 PM
I also looove the WoWY performance on RnH... absolutely love the "shine like stars in the summer night" snippet.

But maybe if I had to pick one, my all time fav. live song and snippet is from PopMart tour, Mexico City.
When the band plays One and dedicates it to Michael Hutchence, it is so moving.  And the snippet at the end-- "hear me comin' Lord... hear me knockin', scratchin' at your door..." moves me very time.
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Post by: Belisama on May 05, 2012, 08:30:48 PM
This is like picking your favorite child. . .
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: The Grave on May 06, 2012, 07:12:40 AM
about time it's my day

well ladies it's the day all of us have been looking forward to. KEN DAY

kidding. but today we step aside from talking about how hawt Bono is and how AWESOME he is. so post pic/gif/vid/etc. celebrating how AWESOME the B man is

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and last but not least. my favorite gif ever  8)

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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 06, 2012, 08:59:33 AM
Wow Ken, awesome is an understatement! Thank you for starting my Sunday morning off with some awesomeness !!!
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 06, 2012, 09:07:26 AM
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 06, 2012, 09:20:11 AM
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 06, 2012, 09:23:22 AM
Wow Ken-- thanks!!! Awesome indeed!
And thanks Only U2 as well--lovely!
Hope to add a few later but enjoying these!
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Post by: Belisama on May 06, 2012, 10:38:09 AM
There are better shots of this but how many men at any age can swing from an ultraviolet mic?

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Post by: Belisama on May 06, 2012, 10:40:18 AM
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Post by: Belisama on May 06, 2012, 10:41:34 AM
And I just like the attitude in this one.

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can't post about Bono's awesomeness without mentioning when he gave his guitar to the blind fan !
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Post by: The Grave on May 06, 2012, 11:26:20 AM
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can't post about Bono's awesomeness without mentioning when he gave his guitar to the blind fan !
on that magical hot NASHVEGAS NIGHT  8)
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Post by: Belisama on May 06, 2012, 11:41:14 AM
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can't post about Bono's awesomeness without mentioning when he gave his guitar to the blind fan !
Good call Only U2!
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 06, 2012, 01:16:01 PM
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can't post about Bono's awesomeness without mentioning when he gave his guitar to the blind fan !
on that magical hot NASHVEGAS NIGHT  8)
That was unforgettable, wasn't it, Ken!?? Oh yeah! Pure awesomeness!
Thanks y'all!  You've made my Sunday! :)
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Post by: Belisama on May 07, 2012, 02:49:37 AM
Thanks to EC and Ken for hosting the weekend. Awesome job, guys!

Over this weekend I was watching the movie Handcock- not much else on. There is a moment when someone refers to Jason Bateman as the Bono of PR. He counters that Bono is the Bono of PR. How true.  If you google the phrase "the Bono of" over 420, 000 results come up. But everyone excels in something.

But this brings up one of my favorite questions during these plans. . . What are you "the Bono" of?


I like to say that I am the Bono of corporate learning. It is a career that fell into my live. I equally love it and excel at it. Not as glamorous as being a rock star, but it is my contribution to making the work a better place.


What are you the Bono of?
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 07, 2012, 04:46:08 AM
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can't post about Bono's awesomeness without mentioning when he gave his guitar to the blind fan !

That was the most spectacular moment I've ever witnessed.
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 07, 2012, 05:20:04 AM
Didn't get a chance to say it yesterday but Sunday's theme was, well, awesome.

I think I decided last year I'm the Bono of being nothing like Bono. There you go! :P
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Post by: Belisama on May 07, 2012, 05:21:31 AM
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Didn't get a chance to say it yesterday but Sunday's theme was, well, awesome.

I think I decided last year I'm the Bono of being nothing like Bono. There you go! :P

I don't think you should get off so easily. . . .
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 07, 2012, 05:34:08 AM
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Didn't get a chance to say it yesterday but Sunday's theme was, well, awesome.

I think I decided last year I'm the Bono of being nothing like Bono. There you go! :P

I don't think you should get off so easily. . . .
Okay. I'm not nothing like Bono. I sing... and I talk a lot... and I want to play the guitar very badly, but I do play it very badly...
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Post by: Belisama on May 07, 2012, 05:35:06 AM
I never fully responded to EC's theme, still can't figure my fav live performance, but without a doubt my favorite snippet is the elusive Send in The Clowns. This was my mother's favorite song and I spent hours playing it on the piano to please her. Needless to say she was not thrilled with my U2 phase, especially when I went a little Euro-Trash Punk.

But we both heard that snippet together and even she had to start liking the guy who liked showtunes. If someone can find me a copy of it. . .
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Post by: Belisama on May 07, 2012, 05:35:35 AM
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Didn't get a chance to say it yesterday but Sunday's theme was, well, awesome.

I think I decided last year I'm the Bono of being nothing like Bono. There you go! :P

I don't think you should get off so easily. . . .
Okay. I'm not nothing like Bono. I sing... and I talk a lot... and I want to play the guitar very badly, but I do play it very badly...
So one might say you are the Bono of "being Bono"?
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Post by: lorijane on May 07, 2012, 06:41:04 AM
It's easier for me to figure out what other people are the Bono of.  Like jen is the Bono of finding good pics to post, and faris is the Bono of quotes.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 07, 2012, 06:54:38 AM
Lol.  ;D  And you lj are the Bono of glitter and lovely Edge pics (and ornaments).  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 07, 2012, 07:15:12 AM
I think I'm the Bono of cycling. On a bike, I'm tenacious and mostly confident. I can hang in there for long hours and push myself to exhaustion to complete my goal. I never give up. If one day I try to do a hard hill and I end up walking up it, I won't let myself live it down until I can make it up that hill without walking it. I wish I could be like this about a lot more things in my life.

I'd love to be the Bono of writing, but alas, I am not. I can only hope to be half a Bono of writing. I'm probably the Bono of procrastination and also the Bono of big ideas that I never see to fruition. ;)
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Post by: lorijane on May 07, 2012, 07:18:11 AM
I will gladly accept the Bono of glitter title.
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Post by: The Grave on May 07, 2012, 02:08:33 PM
I'm the Bono of this forum dammit
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Post by: jabw10 on May 07, 2012, 04:23:31 PM
Eek! I'm three days behind!
Will have to catch up tonight or tomorrow :)
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 07, 2012, 04:52:58 PM
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Didn't get a chance to say it yesterday but Sunday's theme was, well, awesome.

I think I decided last year I'm the Bono of being nothing like Bono. There you go! :P

I don't think you should get off so easily. . . .
Okay. I'm not nothing like Bono. I sing... and I talk a lot... and I want to play the guitar very badly, but I do play it very badly...
So one might say you are the Bono of "being Bono"?
LOL! You read my mind. I wanted to say this but was afraid of being pretentious.

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I'm the Bono of this forum dammit
Aha! I thought so. :P
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Post by: Belisama on May 07, 2012, 04:55:10 PM
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Didn't get a chance to say it yesterday but Sunday's theme was, well, awesome.

I think I decided last year I'm the Bono of being nothing like Bono. There you go! :P

I don't think you should get off so easily. . . .
Okay. I'm not nothing like Bono. I sing... and I talk a lot... and I want to play the guitar very badly, but I do play it very badly...
So one might say you are the Bono of "being Bono"?
LOL! You read my mind. I wanted to say this but was afraid of being pretentious.

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I'm the Bono of this forum dammit
Aha! I thought so. :P

EC no one would ever accuse you of that. :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 08, 2012, 01:14:11 AM
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There are so many to choose from that it is very hard to pick.  But one that has touched me lately was Bono's version of One for the Anton Corbijn benefit this last Fall.  https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800 (https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800)
And Bono adds a snippet that I now love from Leonard Cohen's Anthem: "there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in".

This is probably a top 3 version of One in my mind, I absolutely adore it!  Great post!

As for snippets, some of my favorites are:
Blackbird in Beautiful Day
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in Beautiful Day
Hear Us Coming in One (even though that technically isn't a snippet)
Young Americans in Mysterious Ways
Stand By Me in Still Haven't Found
I Know It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) in Vertigo
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow in Streets
Hallelujah and Rain regardless of what song it's in
Love Will Tear Us Apart in With Or Without You


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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 08, 2012, 01:16:00 AM
And maybe one of the best Bono live moments of the last decade.  With Or Without You from Boston in 2001, where he is laying down with the woman at the tip of the heart.  I would die to be that woman.....and I'm a straight guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ye8GLPUVsM
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Post by: Belisama on May 08, 2012, 02:27:12 AM
Welcome to the thread OAP. . .
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Post by: Velvet Dress on May 08, 2012, 04:02:07 AM
Sorry, I know it's not today's theme, but just to add to what the last few posts said:   if I had to pick one, my favourite live moment for Bono is Bad, Self Aid.

To me, the best performance of my favourite piece of music ever; no words can express how much I love it.   I can listen to it a dozen times in a row, and each time will STILL bring me near tears.   Bono's voice was so breathtaking, soaring and majestic; lifting the whole band's performance to the moon.

Because he has such force of personality, often when he 'wears' or owns the song, it's a brilliant performance:  eg The Fly, UTEOTW, Bullet, to name just three.   But I think his very best moments live are when he enters completely into the song and it owns him.   When his voice becomes a conduit for its power.   And that performance of Bad is the paragon of that.
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Post by: lorijane on May 08, 2012, 05:19:29 AM
Good morning, countdowners!  Today we shall celebrate the goodness of BEdge.  I will be stealing/sampling heavily from the BEdge thread, so thanks to all who post in there.

First off, some of my fave BEdge photos.  Can't  you feel the love?  Really, try to think of another band that has been together 30+ years with the same lineup.  To me, that's one of the special things about U2.  And they truly seem to enjoy each others' company.

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Baby BEdge.

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Achtung Baby BEdge.

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Popmart Bedge.

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360 BEdge.

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My all-time favorite BEdge.
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Post by: lorijane on May 08, 2012, 05:24:06 AM
A great BEdge quote, thanks to yellowhat.

I read J.Wenner's interview with Bono. It's from 2005.There's a whole section about Edge.This I found especially endearing:
WENNER: Are you guys best friends?
BONO: He’s one of my very best friends. I tend to put people into two categories: friends I worry about and friends I don’t worry about. Ali and Edge are definitely the friends I don’t worry about. They’re similar and they have similar roles in my life. I’m just in awe of them.
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Post by: lorijane on May 08, 2012, 05:25:23 AM
Audio BEdge.  Acoustic Original of the Species.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWL17B0Ur4
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Post by: lorijane on May 08, 2012, 05:28:44 AM
360 BEdge on the bridges.

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Post by: theocean on May 08, 2012, 05:34:50 AM
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Edge is Cool!!!!! :D :D :D
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Post by: Belisama on May 08, 2012, 05:35:25 AM
I have a fav BEdge pic but can't post from work. . . I will post later tonight. Can I say that the only thing better than BEdge is BEdge on a rainy day?
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 08, 2012, 06:54:50 AM
Love it lj! And that quote is awesome!

One of my favorite BEdge pics is the two of them standing out in front of the hotel and both are staring at the sun.  :D
What could be better than staring at the sun? Staring at the sun with one of your best mates?
I can't find the pic right now-- hope to look for it later.
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 08, 2012, 07:22:25 AM
Bono makes straight guys gay :)
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Post by: Spannisheyes on May 08, 2012, 07:38:41 AM
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:D
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Post by: Belisama on May 08, 2012, 07:58:30 AM
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:D
Thanks SE that was the one I wanted to post. I love it.
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 08, 2012, 08:32:36 AM
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Brothers, best friends, coworkers, teammates
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Monicalea on May 08, 2012, 08:37:53 AM
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I'm the Bono of this forum dammit

*AHEM*

It has long been established that I am Bono.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Spannisheyes on May 08, 2012, 10:39:42 AM
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:D
Thanks SE that was the one I wanted to post. I love it.

Love this picture too.... its so cute XD
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: yellowhat on May 08, 2012, 11:08:22 AM
Can I jump in for a sec,just for the sake of the BEdge.witch is sooo my favorite subject.
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Happy coming Birthday to Bono.Hope he and his friends will have a nice party. :-*
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 08, 2012, 11:10:52 AM
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I swear this is how my fiance looks at me... So... um... Use your imagination here. :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: yellowhat on May 08, 2012, 11:12:44 AM

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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
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Awes! They loves each other. :)
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Post by: theocean on May 08, 2012, 12:25:30 PM
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Awes! They loves each other. :)

Nice pic!!!! ;) ;)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 08, 2012, 03:18:16 PM
^^So not fair... I can't see the pic.  :(
But lovin' the other BEdge pics!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 08, 2012, 03:40:47 PM
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There are so many to choose from that it is very hard to pick.  But one that has touched me lately was Bono's version of One for the Anton Corbijn benefit this last Fall.  https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800 (https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800)
And Bono adds a snippet that I now love from Leonard Cohen's Anthem: "there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in".

This is probably a top 3 version of One in my mind, I absolutely adore it!  Great post!

As for snippets, some of my favorites are:
Blackbird in Beautiful Day
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in Beautiful Day
Hear Us Coming in One (even though that technically isn't a snippet)
Young Americans in Mysterious Ways
Stand By Me in Still Haven't Found
I Know It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) in Vertigo
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow in Streets
Hallelujah and Rain regardless of what song it's in
Love Will Tear Us Apart in With Or Without You
Hey-- glad to see you OAP!
Mmm, that version of One is def. in my top 3.  I lived on that song for months after the Corbijn benefit.  (till everyone was sick of listening to it with me.  :D)

What is the technical def. of a snippet? (I've always wondered....  And the follow-up: what makes the "hear me coming" not technically a snippet? )
Like your list there!  :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 08, 2012, 04:38:31 PM
More 360 BEdge!
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And one from Nash:
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 08, 2012, 09:01:42 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 08, 2012, 09:04:14 PM
360 Dancing BEdge:
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 08, 2012, 09:51:27 PM
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 08, 2012, 09:54:55 PM
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Proper way to drink tea.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 09, 2012, 03:12:46 AM
We are hitting the final stretch. . . so today is BLarry Day-- come on,  you knew it was coming.
Of course Larry is the man who started it all. My favorite fun fact about Bono and Larry is that in the olden days they used to room together on the road. Make of that what you will.


Enjoy the BLarry Goodness.
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: theocean on May 09, 2012, 04:59:04 AM
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LOVE & PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OR ELSE! 8)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 09, 2012, 05:11:30 AM
Stolen from the Barry thread.

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Post by: Belisama on May 09, 2012, 05:24:34 AM
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Stolen from the Barry thread.

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That Rocks
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 09, 2012, 05:30:59 AM
^^^It totally does!

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Proper way to drink tea.
I loved this interview-- thanks Jen!!!

And this is one of my fav. BLarry pics! 
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Larry did a similar thing to Bono at one of the more recent awards ceremonies (where Bono was talking) and it was so sweet.  Larry even took the mic from Bono as I think B. was getting emotional or something and Larry finished for him. Very touching!

360 BLarry (Nash! ;D)
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nothing better than four friends in a room:
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Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Velvet Dress on May 09, 2012, 08:23:28 AM
It's 10 May already where I am  ;D

Happy fifty-second!   And happy twenty-third to Jordan!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 09, 2012, 09:16:26 AM
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There are so many to choose from that it is very hard to pick.  But one that has touched me lately was Bono's version of One for the Anton Corbijn benefit this last Fall.  https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800 (https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2839929996800)
And Bono adds a snippet that I now love from Leonard Cohen's Anthem: "there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in".

This is probably a top 3 version of One in my mind, I absolutely adore it!  Great post!

As for snippets, some of my favorites are:
Blackbird in Beautiful Day
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in Beautiful Day
Hear Us Coming in One (even though that technically isn't a snippet)
Young Americans in Mysterious Ways
Stand By Me in Still Haven't Found
I Know It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) in Vertigo
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow in Streets
Hallelujah and Rain regardless of what song it's in
Love Will Tear Us Apart in With Or Without You
Hey-- glad to see you OAP!
Mmm, that version of One is def. in my top 3.  I lived on that song for months after the Corbijn benefit.  (till everyone was sick of listening to it with me.  :D)

What is the technical def. of a snippet? (I've always wondered....  And the follow-up: what makes the "hear me coming" not technically a snippet? )
Like your list there!  :)

I believe the definition of a snippet is any reference to another song, like a guitar note/drum beat/or a lyric
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 09, 2012, 03:22:27 PM
I know we're all busy, but how could this one not be posted yet?!?

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And happy birthday in Australia, Bono!

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Post by: Spannisheyes on May 09, 2012, 03:38:14 PM
^ I just got a heart atrack O.o
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 09, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
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I know we're all busy, but how could this one not be posted yet?!?

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And happy birthday in Australia, Bono!


I couldn't find it this morning and there was no way I could access it from work! Good call lj!
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Post by: lorijane on May 09, 2012, 06:09:19 PM
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I know we're all busy, but how could this one not be posted yet?!?

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And happy birthday in Australia, Bono!


I couldn't find it this morning and there was no way I could access it from work! Good call lj!

Yeah, work really gets in the way of celebrating Bono's birthday, doesn't it?  I had forgotten about that pic, but luckily ran across it while looking for another one.  (Larry in a tutu and Bono passed out on the bed, hopefully I can find that one!)
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Post by: lorijane on May 09, 2012, 06:13:18 PM
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Bingo!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: theocean on May 09, 2012, 06:58:02 PM
So tomorrow is the big day, who's got it???
And whats the theme??? ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 09, 2012, 07:22:27 PM
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Happy Birthday Bono! We love you !
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Post by: The Grave on May 09, 2012, 07:47:50 PM
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And happy birthday in Australia, Bono!
if you look closely you can see me in the backround. I'm assuming that's what ya'll were looking at

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Post by: Belisama on May 09, 2012, 10:35:10 PM
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Bingo!
lj you so know what I like. I simply adore you.
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Belisama on May 09, 2012, 10:36:49 PM
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It's 10 May already where I am  ;D

Happy fifty-second!   And happy twenty-third to Jordan!
Velvet, you have hit on the final theme. . . I just was hoping for today we could all send Bono our best birthday wishes. Thanks for starting us off early. :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Spannisheyes on May 09, 2012, 10:40:32 PM
Happy birthday 2U
Happy birthday 2U
Happy birthday dear Bono
Happy birthday 2 U
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Abbey on May 09, 2012, 11:01:45 PM
Happy Birthday Bono!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Kurukira on May 09, 2012, 11:37:45 PM
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It's 10 May already where I am  ;D

Happy fifty-second!   And happy twenty-third to Jordan!

Wait, Jordan shares his birthday?  If so, many happy returns to father and daughter!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: lorijane on May 10, 2012, 04:19:17 AM
Happy B-day to the B-man! Many happy returns!
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: mariamontreal on May 10, 2012, 04:55:53 AM
Lot , and lots of birthday kisses and hugs to my Bono....hmmmm happy birthday superstar , thinking of you on your day and wishes to Jordan as well .
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Post by: lorijane on May 10, 2012, 05:18:55 AM
Very cool happy birthday video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7OtPU4c5sE
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: happyme on May 10, 2012, 05:41:03 AM
Happy Birthday to my Favourite singer


Have a great Birthday Bman love ya :0):0) xxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: Starman on May 10, 2012, 06:04:38 AM
Happy birthday Bono!!
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Post by: jabw10 on May 10, 2012, 06:11:09 AM
Happy birthday, bono!!
You inspire me everyday.  Thanks for everything you do!
And, btw, I'll be in NYC next week... If you see me, don't be afraid to say hi! ;) :D
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on May 10, 2012, 06:12:19 AM
Happy birthday, Bono! luv ya a lot!!! :)
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Post by: theocean on May 10, 2012, 06:54:25 AM
Have a good day Bono...Happy B-day!!! B-Man!!! :D :D :D
Ocean is your age  >:( :D :D :D But I can say i saw you on
the boy tour so its all good!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: MarsGirl on May 10, 2012, 06:55:48 AM
Happy Birthday, Bono!! Your words inspire me... give me strength when I'm weak... Lift me up when I am sad... Fill me with more resounding joy when I'm happy. Thanks for all these years of making great music with your bandmates. I will follow you on the next tour... (well, within reason)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: edgeking8 on May 10, 2012, 07:27:06 AM
Happy Birthday Bono :) or in Hungarian: Boldog születésnapot ;) have a good day, hope I can see U2 live soon :D
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Post by: bonorules on May 10, 2012, 07:57:22 AM
Happy Birthday Bono! :)
Title: Re: Bono's Birthday Countdown. . .
Post by: u2fan84 on May 10, 2012, 08:13:45 AM
Happy Birthday Bono and Jordan!!!  :D ;)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 10, 2012, 08:57:47 AM
Happy birthday to Bono and his baby girl, Jordan. Thank you for 30+ years of showing your soul. Hewson originals and we are blessed to have you!!!
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 10, 2012, 09:13:18 AM
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 10, 2012, 09:14:57 AM
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Post by: rubbersoul on May 10, 2012, 10:08:02 AM
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Happy Birthday Bono :) or in Hungarian: Boldog születésnapot ;) have a good day, hope I can see U2 live soon :D
Úgy bizony! "hope I can see U2 live soon" maybe in our home country ;-)
Happy B Day B!
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Post by: yellowhat on May 10, 2012, 10:28:50 AM
Palju Õnne sünnipäevaks,Bono!!!
Happy Birthday,Bono!!! :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: missbigkiss on May 10, 2012, 10:30:38 AM
Happy Birthday Bono  :)
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Post by: noelle510 on May 10, 2012, 11:00:14 AM
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Happy b-day!
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on May 10, 2012, 11:30:43 AM
Here's to the man who made me sing
Here's to the man who brings faith to everything
Here's to the man who lifts us up
Happy Birthday Dear Bono
may your song never stop!
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Post by: Monicalea on May 10, 2012, 11:38:47 AM
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I know we're all busy, but how could this one not be posted yet?!?

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And happy birthday in Australia, Bono!


I couldn't find it this morning and there was no way I could access it from work! Good call lj!

Yeah, work really gets in the way of celebrating Bono's birthday, doesn't it?  I had forgotten about that pic, but luckily ran across it while looking for another one.  (Larry in a tutu and Bono passed out on the bed, hopefully I can find that one!)

Good lord does it ever! So far, I have spent Bono's birthday doing casework from an apartment complex fire. We got the call at 8:15 and have just now finished activating all the assistance cards. I'm covered in soot and I smell like smoke. But on the plus side, there were tons of firemen all over the place. MMMMMMM I do love a man in uniform. And I'll get more tonight because I'm teaching a class to a bunch of policemen in Baldwin County. It's a tough job, this Channeling My Inner BonoTM, but it certainly has it's perks!
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Post by: trlica on May 10, 2012, 11:53:02 AM
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on May 10, 2012, 12:23:47 PM
Best wishes to the best singer ever and amazing person :) Hope to see you live soon :D
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Post by: ElJayVee on May 10, 2012, 01:04:27 PM
Happy Birthday to our favourite frontman!  I hope you've been spending a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends.

(Beli, I knew you'd be the one who started this thread!)
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Post by: rubbersoul on May 10, 2012, 01:09:00 PM
I heard If God Will Send His Angels in the TESCO. Just then I remembered what day it is today.
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Post by: VoodooDolly on May 10, 2012, 02:31:04 PM
Happy birthday, my dear, dear Bono.... Thank you for giving me hope and inspiration when it seems like there isn't any, and thank you for writing some of the best songs i've ever heard in my life. I hope you're having an amazing day, you sexy beast you ;)

And happy birthday to Jordan as well! Wow, 23 like me.... B's oldest is certainly growing up!!
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Post by: bono2012 on May 10, 2012, 02:36:49 PM
Happy Birthday Bono! So when is the next album coming out? Will it be November 2012 or November 2013?
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 10, 2012, 02:50:09 PM
Happy birthday, Bono!!! With love and admiration. :) :-*

And, happy birthday Jordan!

(I wonder if they have a joint celebration/party? Probably not, but that would be fun. :D )
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Post by: Snowmoon on May 10, 2012, 03:07:44 PM
Happy Birthday, Bono!  Happy Birthday, Jordan!
Thank you Bono for all the music you gave from your heart and the comfort and peace it has given me.   :)
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Post by: MelancholyBaby (U2Katya) on May 10, 2012, 04:44:20 PM
This is so funny. A birthday tribute to Bono highlighting his "10 Best (and worst) Looks" :

http://ology.com/post/76935/celebrate-bono-s-birthday-with-10-of-his-best-and-worst-looks

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Post by: jabw10 on May 10, 2012, 04:52:47 PM
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This is so funny. A birthday tribute to Bono highlighting his "10 Best (and worst) Looks" :

http://ology.com/post/76935/celebrate-bono-s-birthday-with-10-of-his-best-and-worst-looks
:D this is awesome!
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Post by: mariamontreal on May 10, 2012, 07:22:55 PM
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Very cool happy birthday video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7OtPU4c5sE
Nice video real cool
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Post by: sw on May 10, 2012, 07:58:36 PM
Happy birthday Bono!!!
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 10, 2012, 08:45:32 PM
Loved the funny tribute!! Thanks for sharing the link. :)
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on May 10, 2012, 10:35:27 PM
Happy birthday Bono and Jordan!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥  :)
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Post by: surit87 on May 10, 2012, 11:01:22 PM
Here's wishing a happy birthday to our lad!
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 11, 2012, 02:42:47 AM
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Here's to the man who made me sing
Here's to the man who brings faith to everything
Here's to the man who lifts us up
Happy Birthday Dear Bono
may your song never stop!

Love that Running!

Yes, a very happy belated birthday to the B-man!  May you have many more!
Ka Naangmini ba i koma ani sungii niriba ni tuma zaa!
Thanks for all you have given to us!
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Post by: Velvet Dress on May 11, 2012, 03:46:47 AM
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Here's to the man who made me sing
Here's to the man who brings faith to everything
Here's to the man who lifts us up
Happy Birthday Dear Bono
may your song never stop!

That's beautiful!  I second that (though I can't sing    ;D).
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Post by: Belisama on May 11, 2012, 06:38:48 AM
As usual I am a day behind. . . Happy Birthday Bono! Thank you does not seem to say enough for all you have given, but it will have to do.

I think this year a car cake is called for and I think he is driving an Audi these days. . .


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Post by: bgirl on May 12, 2012, 11:37:00 PM
Hey I drive an Audi also, wonder if he is interested in getting together and discussing the handling of it when you drive it hard and fast or maybe just a nice slow pleasurable ride on a sunny afternoon??  :-* :P ::) :o ;D
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Post by: bgirl on May 12, 2012, 11:40:02 PM
Dont report me , I'll behave.....I wont like it but I'll behave. :D :D
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 14, 2012, 09:15:16 AM
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Very cool happy birthday video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7OtPU4c5sE

Still catching up-- Mm, very lovely video! Thanks lj!!
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 14, 2012, 02:40:26 PM
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Very cool happy birthday video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7OtPU4c5sE

Still catching up-- Mm, very lovely video! Thanks lj!!
Mekvox is the best!!
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 14, 2012, 07:48:17 PM
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Very cool happy birthday video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7OtPU4c5sE

Still catching up-- Mm, very lovely video! Thanks lj!!
Mekvox is the best!!
Definitely!
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 11, 2013, 05:29:07 AM
Mini bump for the mini Plan, which, though it was short, is still worthy of one!
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Post by: northstarjo on May 11, 2013, 07:45:46 AM
Wow . . . I think I missed this entirely last year. In my defense, we did have a major crisi going on with one of the girls - what a difference a year makes.  truly grateful to be reminded where we were last year and how lucky I am to still have both daughters. . .

Ok, as you were/I was:  scrolling through lovely Bono pics! :)
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Post by: Belisama on May 11, 2013, 06:45:44 PM
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Mini bump for the mini Plan, which, though it was short, is still worthy of one!

Thank you EC! I toyed with bumping it. So glad you did. :)
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Post by: jabw10 on May 11, 2013, 07:37:42 PM
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Mini bump for the mini Plan, which, though it was short, is still worthy of one!

Thank you EC! I toyed with bumping it. So glad you did. :)
any thread with 'bono' in the title is worthy of a bump... ;)
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Post by: Belisama on May 12, 2013, 04:40:36 AM
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Mini bump for the mini Plan, which, though it was short, is still worthy of one!

Thank you EC! I toyed with bumping it. So glad you did. :)
any thread with 'bono' in the title is worthy of a bump... ;)

Just one of the many reasons I adore you, jab.