Tag Archives: U2

Songs When Together

So it’s an hour before midnight, and we’re headed back to the classroom tomorrow.  We’ll have 4x as many students on campus as we did just prior to break, so it’s a new version of uncharted territory.  I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Like Yesterday, but with Better Resolution

Looks like U2 will be dropping more goodies between now and the 20th anniversary re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind.  Here’s a cleaned up clip of the band performing “Beautiful Day” from Boston in 2001.  The heart-shaped stage … Continue reading

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Unstuck

The music is wonderful.  The framing, though, of the porch and the house is oddly picturesque.  It’s a nice blend of things, particularly since it’s a great U2 song in general.

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Crashing Again (or Staircase Serenade)

Maybe someone should start a blog recording every time someone records U2 performing “Every Breaking Wave.”  It’s a great song that captures something vital about the human experience that showcases the musical and vocal talents of the band well.  And … Continue reading

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Every Breaking Wave Again

I’ve been holding onto this one for a while, if only because I keep planning on doing a “best of Songs of Innocence and Experience” list.  This is one of my favorites, for sure. You kind of get the sense … Continue reading

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9 Minutes of “40”

Sunday night at church we sang Psalm 40.  It was a nice rendition of the song and all, but I couldn’t help but think that maybe we could’ve sung U2’s (shortened) version of the Old Testament song of waiting and … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Faces of Scranton

This week I’ve been revisiting the second season of the American version of The Office.  The Valentine’s Day episode has that utterly awkward bit where Michael visits corporate and ends up showing a video he had made about the Scranton … Continue reading

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Unclosed Loop: U2’s Songs of Experience

I’ve been meaning to get something a little more substantial down concerning U2’s most recent release, Songs of Experience.  It’s been a rough semester for U2 in my classroom.  Each fall for the last few years I’ve played “When I … Continue reading

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Walking Away from the Best Thing

“You’re the Best Thing About Me” definitely passes the “play it loud when no one is around” metric, which is always a good sign.  The more I’ve listened to U2’s latest, though, the more I am mindful of the upbeat … Continue reading

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From Sweetest Thing to the Best Thing

I’m not a big fan of lyric videos, but I’ll  make an exception for the first song from U2’s forthcoming album, Songs of Experience.  Here’s “You’re the Best Thing About Me.” It’s upbeat with a melancholy undertow.  I’m curious to … Continue reading

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