docstra888:
@missy @sash @ceres @zely @maevee  @heidimae @vxmpire@stormyent @tulipe @flareh  @cheshi @dojikko @mrshyde Ummm... I spoke toan SG from Montreal - and she said she wasn't a fan of U2.  Personally ifI could speak to the band - I would try and arrange something where the SGCommunity could get a group discount on tickets etc. Near the beginning of thelast decade U2 wrote a song called "Big Girls Are Better' - which was myattempt to make a plus size movement and to challenge conventions of beautythat were considered oppressive. Bono's wife Ali - started up a fashion businesscalled Edun (Nude spelled backwards) which I think had an ethical emphasis ofsome sort. (My life was then hi-jacked and I was silenced from 12 - 13 years -including a couple attempts on my life - and numerous death threats). Well - Iam alive today. And if any of the SG Community is interested in activism - Iencourage them to join the ONE Campaign. Through his efforts and desire toco-operate with many people that could have compromised the band's"cool" factor - Bono and U2 - has probably raised awareness - andraised more money than any religious organization or governmental organization.Personally if it wasn't for this band's spirit - I would probably be dead - ashis voice brought me through some prettyREALLY times. There is a FrenchCanadian Connection through one of his former producers "DanielLanois" who is definitely in my list of top 5 Canadian musicians - alongwith Neil Young and Leonard Cohen.
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tulipe:
@maevee me too,  man! Don't understand it,  can't explain it,  but their music makes me want to stab myself. Great causes,  though. 
docstra888:
@tulipe @maevee - I respect everybody's right to have an opinion - especially when it comes to art (music, film, visual art etc) - and I don't expect people to endorse my tastes or what is personally important to me. When I hear somebody say such strong things like the irritate me - or I they make me want to stab myself - it kind of makes me wonder why. If you take away the desire to make the world a better place - the activism they do (perhaps perceived as self-righteousness - or messianic complexes) - and evaluate the music in of itself upon being good or bad - perhaps I would understand why people would have such strong negative opinions about U2.     If  people who have a very discriminating  taste in music - or people who have a certain criteria of what makes good music - or good rock and roll -  separating it from the rest of the stuff that is out there  - criteria or rules the come from the stand point of a well informed musician, or a music journalist - or perhaps a musicologist - I suppose I can understand somebody not liking them. I suppose when I hear people say that they 'revile" U2 - it puzzles me - which is fine. Not everything has to make sense especially when it comes to art or opinions about celebrity. Thanks for sharing your opinions.
docstra888:
@missy @sash @ceres @zely @maevee  @heidimae @vxmpire @stormyent @tulipe @flareh  @cheshi @dojikko @mrshyde Ummm... I spoke to an SG from Montreal - and she said she wasn't a fan of U2.  Personally if I could speak to the band - I would try and arrange something where the SG Community could get a group discount on tickets etc. Near the beginning of the last decade U2 wrote a song called "Big Girls Are Better' - which was my attempt to make a plus size movement and to challenge conventions of beauty that were considered oppressive. Bono's wife Ali - started up a fashion business called Edun (Nude spelled backwards) which I think had an ethical emphasis of some sort. (My life was then hi-jacked and I was silenced from 12 - 13 years - including a couple attempts on my life - and numerous death threats). Well - I am alive today. And if any of the SG Community is interested in activism - I encourage them to join the ONE Campaign. Through his efforts and desire to co-operate with many people that could have compromised the band's "cool" factor - Bono and U2 - has probably raised awareness - and raised more money than any religious organization or governmental organization. Personally if it wasn't for this band's spirit - I would probably be dead - as his voice brought me through some prettyREALLY times. There is a French Canadian Connection through one of his former producers "Daniel Lanois" who is definitely in my list of top 5 Canadian musicians - along with Neil Young and Leonard Cohen.