Great Idea

I just saw the coolest music video I've probably ever seen; one of the simplest too. It is U2's "All Because of You" track. You can find it on iTunes and probably Yahoo's Launch. Basically, Bono and the boys surprised New York by playing through the streets on a truck's flat bed. Getting genuine responses from New York fans is priceless. Great idea once again proving that U2 is one of the greatest bands out there.

I've been inspired by iTunes to create my own celebrity playlist as well. (Most of those are either revealing,  ridiculous, self-aggrandizing or a personal assistant wrote them, I'm convinced.) But these songs of the week or month are straight from the musical liking of one Portia. Look for them on one of the side panels.

Carry on.

Posted by Portia at February 27, 2005 08:32 PM

U2 is left-wing you know.

Posted by: ziggy at March 1, 2005 08:14 AM

Doesn't matter. Bono was seen in a pre-election interview where he stated "Who i'm voting for doesn't matter. What matters is what we're doing in other countries to help out the people and children of the world." (more or less). I respect him for that.

Posted by: Peter at March 1, 2005 09:33 AM

At least he's not doing a political tour like springsteen was. You don't normally hear him saying "F*** Bush!", like you would the other lefty musicians who think they can use their "star power" for political persuasion. Stick to music!

Posted by: Jon at March 1, 2005 10:09 AM

Ziggy, Bono could be purple, and I'd still love him. And I love his campaign for AIDS in Africa. His lefty ideas are closely aligned with my righty ideas :)

Posted by: Emily at March 1, 2005 10:04 PM

That's not what I meant, I don't care what they say in their music, but when they speak out to the media about sociAl and politicAl issues, that's when I say, stick to what you know best, MUSIC!

Posted by: Jon at March 1, 2005 11:35 PM

How about speaking about religious issues?

Posted by: ziggy at March 2, 2005 09:32 AM

Heck, you folks are in a band and you speak in the media, if the blogosphere is media, about political issues. Why is that okay for you but not for other bands? Also, as Emily has observed, Bono has spoken about AIDS, which is a political and social issue.

Posted by: ziggy at March 2, 2005 09:33 AM

Emily I'll remind you of that the next time you slam "the left." Maybe from now on you should write "the left--except U2."

Posted by: ziggy at March 2, 2005 09:35 AM

I'm telling you, musicians should stick to music, unless, like Bono, they are doing something to help. You don't hear too many musicians speaking out on religous issues, we're talking major media coverage, famous musicians on national networks. This blog stuff is nothing special. If I were to be interviewed on national television, the last thing you'd hear me talking about is politics because I don't like making waves. Most of the musicians you hear spealing out about politics are bashing our current administration, not taking a pro-active role in helping make it better. They're excellent musicians and I believe they should stick to their day jobs.

Posted by: Jon at March 2, 2005 10:20 AM

Nice post Jon

Posted by: Peter at March 3, 2005 09:50 AM

How is speaking out against this adminstration not takeing an active role? Your informing people of what the deal is and where this country is going. They're working to educate people about why the right shouldn't be in charge in '08. Is it not possible to do both, speak out and help out? come on now.

Posted by: Zachary Kern-Schnall at March 3, 2005 03:38 PM