A lot of you probably read my sister Amber's blog along with this one. She recently posted about her favorite band U2. Let it be said here that this is in no way a rebuttal to her post, but something that I have wanted to post for a while.
A gift/curse I was born with was an ability to quickly form an opinion and a mouth that often runs faster than my brain. I am certain that I have offended many and I'm not necessarily sorry that some have made the choice to be offended but I do apologize for my lack of tact and overbearance at times.
With that said...
U2 is responsible for some of the most important music of our time. For me it is like a parable, sometimes its just a good melody and you can nonchalantly sing some of the lyrics while at other times you can get way emotional with the song and try to imagine the scenes they are describing. Over the past decade or so I think they have failed to live up to themselves. Sometimes you get a song that is okay or a set of lyrics that I really like but seldom if ever both anymore. Hence the love loss with present day U2. I also have a hard time with the amount of hype that often precedes an album and when singles finally start to peel off and get radio play I find myself changing the station more times than not.
Anyway here's to the U2 of yesteryear and when their music made me feel something besides annoyance.