Hello U2areloved friends. It’s been a while. Been off-blog for a while, but will post very soon because I’ve missed writing here!
Right now I can’t contain myself. I really am dreaming with tears in my eyes as I’ve been waiting (how long?) for so long now for a new U2 album.
Many of you know that my U2areloved blogs are often inspired by the music and lyrics of U2. Other times, they are inspired by my Christian faith. It’s kind of where my faith and my passion for music merge with my desire to create through writing and photography.
I tease my son sometimes that “U2 follows me everywhere I go.” Case in point, this week: Twice he asked if I could change the radio from the talk radio station I often listen to, to the pop music station he likes. “Fine,” I relented. It’s a good thing. A beautiful thing actually. BOTH TIMES (2 out of 2) U2 was playing. “With or Without You” a few days ago, and “Where the Streets Have No Name.” Good decision, I told my son. A slight cringe from him, because he knows I’m right–they tend to follow me (elevators, bathrooms, movie theater lobby music, grocery stores, Irish restaurants (ok, no surprise there). Maybe I’m just hyper aware. But maybe it’s more?
It’s that strange bond, we U2 fans and friends have with the band and each other. Sometimes you just think of someone, and well…..they seem to pop up in a message, a song, a thought.
It’s what we U2 fanboys and fangirls get: We are all connected. Love is the better way. Music can do a whole lot more than entertain us; it can teach us, it can inspire us to change the world and change ourselves. Bono has said he’s not sure if he believes that music can change the world, but I beg to differ. Their music inspires people to write, to paint, to cry, to smile, to remember, and so much more, but above all to love. That’s a change I can live with.
And now, U2 is sending all their fans, including the ones they haven’t met yet a free gift (thru 10/13/14). On the house! That’s right. Price is zip, zero, nada! ENJOY! So go to I-TUNES now and download U2’s new free album! It may not only the biggest give-away of all time, but perhaps the best.
U2. They’re BACK!!!!!