Author Archive | Rashas W.

Weirdest U2 Crafts

Ever wonder what unusual U2-related crafts people have come up with? Stereogum put together a list of the 10 Weirdest U2 Crafts on the Web. There’s everything from a dress made out of a tour T-shirt to a drawing of Bono and Edge as sheep in the band Ewe 2. This reminds me of the […]

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Worst U2 Cover Ever?

NME recently posted this question with a link to a video showing judges from The Voice singing “Beautiful Day.” The real highlight of Saturday night’s The Voice was this opening performance of U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’, which involved all four of the judges bellowing the song into submission, in the manner of a pack of mountain […]

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The Temper Trap Returns Fire On U2

Australia’s Triple M 104.9 radio posted a response from Aussie band The Tender Trap to comments made by Edge. In 2010, U2 guitarist, The Edge, publicly referred to The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ track and said it was very similar to the Irish band’s classic hit, “Where The Streets Have No Name”. But after performing […]

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Miss Sarajevo

Inela Nogic was just 17 when she participated in the Miss Besieged Sarajevo pageant. She became an iconic figure due in part to the song “Miss Saraajevo,” which also used her picture on the single sleeve. In a recent interview in The Washington Post, Nogic talks about how she became an “accidental icon.” Nogic’s magical […]

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The Eternal Sunshine of Bono's Mind

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, philosophy professor Michael W. Austin, examines authentic love with a little help from Bono. In a Pyschology Today blog post titled Authentic Love, Kierkegaard and U2, the concept of losing love to find romance is explored. In the song “A Man and a Woman” from the album How to […]

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The U2 Paradox

“Never has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful…” In a recent Slate article, Eric Hynes presents a comprehensive argument as to the lasting impact of their music. In the era of 99 cent downloads, U2 continues to conceive of albums as long-form journeys, with individual songs—like chapters in a […]

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U2's influence on iPod ads

In a recent issue of the SF Weekly, blogger Sean Highkin discusses U2’s influence on the iPod silhouette ads: …from day one, the iPod hasn’t had any serious competition as the best digital music player on the market. But specs and aesthetics aside, the iPod’s rise to ubiquity was crucially aided by those brilliant black-silhouettes-with-white-earbuds […]

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Spider-Man Musical Mocked In New Show

According to Playbill, The Legend of Julie Taymor, or The Musical That Killed Everybody! will make its world premiere this August as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Featuring book and lyrics by Travis Ferguson and music and lyrics by Dave Ogrin, the new musical, according to press notes, “tells the story of […]

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