music | u – u2 #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell.]

u | u2

I’m not much of a U2 fan… not really. But because I have this funny story… and because U is not an easy letter… I offer this little anecdote.

When I was a teenager, I went on a school field trip with the French club to the Museum of Fine Arts. [Not that kind of French club… but then again, my boyfriend was also in the French club…] Mr. G, French teacher extraordinaire, trusted us to be mature enough to explore on our own and meet back at the bus at the specified time. But he wanted to be sure we knew he was serious about the time.

And so he said… ‘The bus is leaving at 1 o’clock… with or without you!’

The entire bus full of French Club students broke into song in unison like one big chorus…

With or without you… I can’t live… with or without you…

And holy shit, Bono is young in this video…!

other u artists worth a listen
I’ve got nothing…

song of the day
#atozchallenge | music
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[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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46 Responses to music | u – u2 #atozchallenge

  1. Meg Sorick says:

    I loved U2 when I was in my 20’s – back when they were all serious and into causes and stuff. Now, not so much. 😀

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  2. That’s funny! I actually have tickets to see them in June. They’re officially for sale though, as it conflicts with vacation. I like vacation more than U2, though this tour is supposedly them playing Joshua Tree in its entirety, which is a great album. I like 80’s U2 best. “Refugee”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” etc. I thought they were bad-ass back in high school. 😃

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  3. Funny story! U is a hard letter, but all the rest are mocking me today!

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  4. gigglingfattie says:

    I was all concerned about leaving a comment until I read your first sentence – cos let me tell you! I hate U2. I can’t stand the sound of Bono’s voice….bleh

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  5. The V Pub says:

    I’m not a big fan, either. Angel of Harlem was good, but he gets kind of whiney.

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