Achtung Y'all


Every morning I rise from bed, put on the running gear, and have at it. These are some of the most spiritual moments of my life, in part because the music of u2 forms the soundtrack for most of those runs. On this blog, I share that love with you.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bono Discusses his Faith

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After decades of ambiguity and speculation, U2 singer Bono openly discusses religion and Christianity in a breakthrough interview with Beliefnet.com, the Internet's leading multifaith community for religion and spirituality.  Beliefnet columnist, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and Grammy Award-winning music writer Anthony DeCurtis, who has covered the band since 1984, conducted the exclusive interview for Beliefnet. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"We Need to Talk"

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Bono is steamed.

It's not every day that I answer my cell phone and hear the lead singer of U2 expressing serious disagreement with something I've written, but that day has arrived.

"You've offended us," he says as I weave up Lake Shore Drive during evening rush hour, trying not to crash into a concrete barrier while I reach for my notebook. "There's a dark cloud over us and we need to talk."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Songs of Innocence: Aggregated Tour Setlist

1.            The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
2.            The Electric Co.
3.            Vertigo
4.            I Will Follow
5.            Iris (Hold Me Close)
6.            Cedarwood Road
7.            Song for Someone
8.            Sunday Bloody Sunday
9.            Raised by Wolves
10.          Until the End of the World

Intermission - The Wanderer

11.          Invisible
12.          Even Better Than the Real Thing
13.          Mysterious Ways
14.          Angel of Harlem
15.          When Love Comes to Town
16.          Every Breaking Wave
17.          Bullet the Blue Sky
18.          Pride
19.          Beautiful Day
20.          All I Want Is You
21.          With or Without You

Encore:

22.          City of Blinding Lights
23.          Where the Streets Have No Name
24.          40

Alts

1.            One
2.            In God's Country
3.            Desire
4.            Elevation
5.            Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
6.            I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
7.            Bad
8.            The Ocean
9.            11 O'Clock Tick Tock
11.          Sweetest Thing
12.          Miracle Drug
13.          Out of Control
14.          Ordinary Love
15.          The Troubles
16.          Lucifer's Hands
17.         Gloria
18.         Crystal Ballroom

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Aggregated Tour Setlist

1.            The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
2.            The Electric Co.
3.            Vertigo
4.            I Will Follow
5.            Iris (Hold Me Close)
6.            Cedarwood Road
7.            Song for Someone
8.            Sunday Bloody Sunday
9.            Raised by Wolves
10.          Until the End of the World

Intermission - The Wanderer

11.          Invisible
12.          Even Better Than the Real Thing
13.          Mysterious Ways
14.          Angel of Harlem
15.          When Love Comes to Town
16.          Every Breaking Wave
17.          Bullet the Blue Sky
18.          Pride
19.          Beautiful Day
20.          All I Want Is You
21.          With or Without You

Encore:

22.          City of Blinding Lights
23.          Where the Streets Have No Name
24.          40

Alts

1.            One
2.            In God's Country
3.            Desire
4.            Elevation
5.            Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
6.            I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
7.            Bad
8.            The Ocean
9.            11 O'Clock Tick Tock
11.          Sweetest Thing
12.          Miracle Drug
13.          Out of Control
14.          Ordinary Love
15.          The Troubles
16.          Lucifer's Hands

Friday, June 19, 2015

Songs of Innocence and Experience -- A Review of Week 1

Photo by Adam Stielstra, Pictures Heal, LLC

 AFTER months of speculation and anticipation, U2 kicked off their Innocence + Experience tour in Vancouver last week. Bono was, by all account?, in good form, despite some lingering physical stiffness thanks to the devastating bicycle accident he suffered in New York last November.

Friday, June 12, 2015

u2, Stephen Hawking, & the Meaning of Life


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When we see the Earth from space we see ourselves as a whole. We see the unity, but not the divisions. One planet, one human race. We are here together and we need to live together with tolerance and respect.

Our only boundaries are the way we see ourselves, the only borders the way we see each other. We must become global citizens. Our voices are important. We give our elected officials their power, but we can take it away.

We at all time travelers, traveling together into the future. But let us make that future a place we want to visit.

Be brave.
Be determined.
Overcome the odds.
It can be done.