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U2’s The First Time…Again.

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Sure I can pick you up at the mall, I’ll be right there. Let me get the door for you. As soon as I put my seatbelt on, we can head out. I know we just met, but you look so incredibly hot! I hope you don’t think I’m being too forward, but should we do it right here in the car or wait until we get back to my place? You’re right, my place has more options, I like the way you’re thinking. Don’t mind my schoolboy giddiness, it’s been a while. Actually, it’s been five long years. You too? The last time I did this, it wasn’t really that magnificent, so I’m hoping this time will be better. Just sit back and relax. How about some music for the ride, any preferences? Leonard Cohen, really?  Here we are, let’s go inside and get this party started. I’m thinking a nice bottle of red, you? Guinness, and keep them coming? You got it. Have a seat and get comfortable. Listen, I’m really not into chit chat, so let me cut right to the chase, I like it loud, can you get loud? Screw the neighbors, I’ve earned this. If I don’t go crazy tonight, I will go crazy. I’m nervous, can you tell? You’re nervous, too? Alright, here I go. Oh, that is sooooo nice. I like what you’re doing there. YES! YES! DON’T STOP! Another hour of this is going to be fantastic.

 

(An hour later) That was Incredible, even better than the real thing. My God, I didn’t think it could be that good. I’m going to let you rest. Tomorrow, we’ll do it all over again, but in the car this time, OK?

 

How are you planning on spending your 1st night with your new U2 CD?  😉

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  • #9287

    joepit
    Moderator

    Sure I can pick you up at the mall, I’ll be right there. Let me get the door for you. As soon as I put my seatbelt on, we can head out. I know we just
    [See the full post at: U2’s The First Time…Again.]

  • #9288

    Leeny
    Participant

    Something tells me Daddy’s gonna pay for your crashed car.

  • #9289

    Leeny
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    And sorry about your last time not being magnificent. It was earth-shattering for me. I don’t know what went wrong with you.

  • #9290

    joepit
    Moderator

    My expectations are a little higher than yours Leeny. I always want a 10 & last time I got a 6. 😉

  • #9291

    Leeny
    Participant

    You get out of it what you put in to it, Joe.
    Only a 6, eh?

    • #9292

      joepit
      Moderator

      Leeny, remember I’ve been there from the beginning. When compared to their total catalogue, yes NLOTH is a 6. It rivals Pop. Just like ATYLB went it the opposite direction than Pop, so will this new CD. U2 themselves gave up on NLOTH by dumping most of it half way through 360. Sorry, #’s don’t lie.

  • #9293

    Leeny
    Participant

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
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    NLOTH is still my favorite, with JT and October close behind.
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    As I see it, NLOTH reveals a long-awaited μετἀνοια (metanoia)… a change of heart and mind that naturally flows into day-to-day actions. It is the roar that lies on the other side of silence/complacency/self-centeredness. It is an awakening to the purpose of life, perhaps one that comes with age. Thematically, for me, it is the opposite of all that makes me uneasy listening to AB start to finish. NLOTH makes me uneasy, but in a healthy challenging kind of way, and I love it even if I don’t always live it.

    If the new CD moves in a completely different direction, I hope it’s a good surprise, and not a sell out to number crunchers.

  • #9298

    joepit
    Moderator

    I respect your love for NLOTH. I don’t have a problem with NLOTH lyrically, it’s musically where U2 lost me. Magnificent, Stand Up & the original I’ll go crazy are classic U2 sounds, I get Moment, but it’s not in my normal rotation, but the rest is sub par musical for me. Every time U2 goes away from their classic sound & anthems it costs them. Think NLOTH & Pop.

  • #9301

    Pam
    Participant

    Joe, your descriptions are very funny. :)

    And now I imagine how I will spend my 1st night (and hours before that night) with my new U2 CD:
    I´ve been waiting and yearning for this special day a very long time and my expectations are high! For me the last time was beautiful and I´m curious for a new experience. I apologise, because in the morning I can only say a brief hello. I must join a conference and then my regular work begins. This day is long and it´s difficult to stay concentrated, because you´re in my mind all of the time…I know that´s not enough! When I come home in the evening I´m nervous. Can you hear my heart beating fast? I hope my behaviour is not too scary for you, but I need to remove your thin plastic wrapping immediately. I close all doors and windows, because the neighbours shouldn´t hear us. This is a private show and our celebration! When I listen to your first words I´m mesmerised. Everything you tell me sounds so beautiful and I need MORE! Hope for your understanding when I start singing, jumping and dancing (you might think I´m crazy). I forget to look at the clock for a while until I realise that it´s already 2:30 am. It´s Tuesday and my job waits for me. Sorry, but I should try to get at least a few hours of sleep. See you again soon!

  • #9303

    Ana
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    I will open a bottle of red wine, cabernet, get comfy and lay on sofa. I’ll take my time and let your voice caress my ears, listening to your sweet lies, heart beating so fast while I melt…
    And when finished we’ll do it again and again, we’ll spent the whole night together and the morning will meet you sleeping in my arms…

  • #9304

    Chris
    Participant

    5 stars Joe ! Better try that in your blue room too…maybe with babyface !!!

  • #9307

    joepit
    Moderator

    Thank you Pam, Ana and Chris.

  • #9314

    alma
    Participant

    Hilarious!

    • #9320

      joepit
      Moderator

      Thanks Alma.

  • #9315

    alma
    Participant

    Plastic wrapping, huh Pam? Who woulda thunk? Never woulda guessed! Lol.

  • #9316

    Pam
    Participant

    You´re welcome, Joe. You always find entertaining ways to express our yearning for a new U2 CD. Your great writing is a source of inspiration and fun. And if at least a few songs rock like Stand Up Comedy our neighbours will have to be careful of powerful music with high volume! Then we´ll enjoy a Guinness and celebrate! :)

  • #9317

    Pam
    Participant

    Alma, when I go shopping nowadays I find many things wrapped with plastic. Its removal can take a bit of time. When I want to listen to my new U2 CD I can´t wait, because I´m impatient. 😉

  • #9321

    Chris
    Participant

    That plastic wrapping always makes me anxious and nervous ’cause I want to get to it right away…It’s like an over-dressed hot girl ! If you wear that velvet dress..I’m ok with it…But you better have nothing else but that on you ! You better be naked and hot…Let the moon take the job of being naked and cold…since your last visit, my neighbor raised a 5 year old !

  • #9333

    James
    Participant

    @anafpaz said:
    I will open a bottle of red wine, cabernet, get comfy and lay on sofa. I’ll take my time and let your voice caress my ears, listening to your sweet lies, heart beating so fast while I melt…
    And when finished we’ll do it again and again, we’ll spent the whole night together and the morning will meet you sleeping in my arms…

    DIOS MIO!!!! I need a cold shower after this one !!!! :)

  • #9334

    James
    Participant

    Listening the shit out of it …..dissecting , digesting every linernote
    I think Ana’s idea is pretty good

    joe , I don’t know if I can stoop as low as you to reach so high ……IN A CAR !!!! I could never imagine such a thing

    (park bench?)

  • #9335

    James
    Participant

    PERHAPS , since we are all so connected now , via various modes of technology , at various levels ……INTERNATIONAL LISTENING PARTIES ????
    the prospects are very exciting !!!!
    excitement ,preparation, discussion , anticipation, discussion ad nauseum , strolling down memory lanes of releases past , meetups , rankings , etc , etc …..only one thing missing

    A NEW ALBUM!!!!!!

    • #9336

      joepit
      Moderator

      Stuck together with God’s glue & U2radio.com

  • #9338

    alma
    Participant

    “Stuck together with God’s glue & U2radio.com”

    Awesome. 😀

  • #9339

    alma
    Participant

    At some point, you might notice a friend of yours paying a little too much ‘attention’ to what is rightfully yours for life. If it starts to seem like that person might be wishing you would share – might be even starting to think of asking to borrow… say “Don’t even Think of it – don’t even GO there! Not if you value our friendship!”

    Lol!

  • #9340

    alma
    Participant

    Ana: “…your sweet lies…” Lol!

    Chris: “5 stars Joe !” I just happened to notice the ‘thumbs up or down’ feature yesterday for the 1st time. Gave this blog a thumbs up.

    • #9359

      joepit
      Moderator

      Thanks Alma, now go back and give all my blogs a thumbs up…they’re that good! 😉

  • #9362

    Chris
    Participant

    Yeah…like, Thumbs Up man !

    • #9363

      joepit
      Moderator

      Thanks buddy, I appreciate it.

  • #9364

    Chris
    Participant

    I always give the thumbs up but I felt the NEED to say “5 stars” !

  • #9382

    alma
    Participant

    Anyone here? The last post here was over 5 hours ago, but if anyone sees this, could someone possibly do me a favor & send a short note to Max Tsukino at u2.com for me? If anyone does this, they’re a Saint. I was in the middle of a Really Important convo w/ Max about a technical issue maybe 10 hours ago. Suddenly the community/forums/PM areas were all inaccessible – there was a msg saying ‘Service Unavailable.’ I just want him to know this: thunderstorms in my area knocked out the internet, so I wasn’t able to connect to the net all day until now, but now that I’m back online, I still can’t get into the community/forums/pm areas of u2.com – I was told by my net company to try again later.

  • #9390

    alma
    Participant

    Joe – there’s a PM for you over at the zoo bloggers site. Hopefully you read it b4 you doze off tonight & start dreaming of picking up your loved one at the mall.

  • #9391

    alma
    Participant

    Joe – got your reply. :)

  • #9393

    Chris
    Participant

    I remember some friend asked me if I could give him my ‘Bomb’ CD so he could listen, back in 2004 when it came out, I said : ” No way man !” ! I’ll burn you a WAV-cd if you like !

  • #9394

    joepit
    Moderator

    Chris, I remember recoding an 8 track onto a cassette tspe.

    • #9495

      Chris
      Participant

      Joe, what’ an 8-track? Is it a cassette or something ? It would be weird if it were that ’cause a cassette can take up a way bigger number of tracks than that !!!

  • #9432

    alma
    Participant

    About to log off my computer soon to catch some zzzzs. Had to say this: all day today I have for the 1st time decided I want the universe to produce the new album on vinyl! On cd too, of course – but also on vinyl. It’s the nostalgia of it! (8-tracks to cassette. Wow. As long as we Definitely don’t go back to 8-tracks! Lol.) I’m hungry for the new album to be on vinyl!
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    P.S. Nevermind the fact I don’t have a vinyl record-player! Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’d have to figure that one out. Maybe a public library would have a record-player / turntable!

    • #9436

      joepit
      Moderator

      Alma, at this point I think U2 fans would listen to a new CD via smoke signals.

  • #9435

    Chris
    Participant

    I’m hungry for it on CD !!! I DON’t have a turn-table and do not intend buying one ! I’m hungry for a Box-Set too, of course…But what are we talking here? We don’t know anything about it yet !!! We don’t even know if they will release it at all…

  • #9439

    alma
    Participant

    Hungry for a box set? Next we’re all going to be hungry for Edible fake u2 CDs. At least it’s something rather than no album. I remember back when someone put their wedding cake photo in the gallery at u2.com & it was a Great replica of the Joshua Tree album!
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    Joe: “

      Alma, at this point I think U2 fans would listen to a new CD via smoke signals.

    ” LOL! Will you translate the signals for us? If not, isn’t there a wooden Indian outside the Cheers bar in Boston who could translate the signals? Or one inside the Cheers bar?

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