Sunday, November 27, 2005

Just plain random

I can't sing "The Unforgettable Fire" by U2 in my head. Whenever I get to the bit just before Bono starts whining about walking on by and walking on through, it segues into the instrumental bit from Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" just before he shouts "three four!" and bangs on a bit more about whatever the hell Born to Run is about.

I don't know why this should bother me, but it does.

Carry on.


Blogger GreatSheElephant chimed in with...

I quite often feel the same way about Swan Lake and Lohengrin. Fucking annoying, so it is.

27 November, 2005 19:15  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

bizairly (unable to spell after a pissed up weekend in brighton) once in royal David's city becomes Hark the Herald angels sing for me, I spent years thinking they were one and the same song.

27 November, 2005 19:23  
Blogger Kellycat chimed in with...

It's "Suddenly I See" and the theme tune from Rainbow all over again isn't it?

27 November, 2005 19:54  
Anonymous Piggy and Tazzy chimed in with...

They're shite anyway.

Forget they exist. Works for me.

Carry on.

27 November, 2005 20:32  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

that's the annoying thing, i think - that i loathe u2 but because of the bloody segue thing they're in my head a lot.


27 November, 2005 20:47  
Blogger spindleshanks chimed in with...

now i can't remember unforgettable fire or born to run and that will bother me all night. until i remember them and can't get them out of my head. it's a lose-lose i'm afraid.

27 November, 2005 21:08  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

it's the "derr-derr, derr-derr" guitar bit just before the chorus (u2)that does it every time.


27 November, 2005 21:25  
Blogger Urban Chick chimed in with...

what a joy to find another u2-hater

i think they are so overrated

and bono never smiles either

27 November, 2005 21:35  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

that's because he is constantly thinking Very Hard about the poor people and how he, sorry, we can help them. a friend went to see them this summer and couldn't help but remark on the irony of bono wittering on about cancelling third world debt while, twenty feet away, their official merchandise stall was knocking out tour t-shirts at forty quid a pop.

and that's only part of why i hate them so much. see also turgid lyrics, inflated sense of self-worth, and shamelessly ripping off led zeppelin.

27 November, 2005 21:43  
Blogger Urban Chick chimed in with...

did you see a link on grammar puss's blog to a makebonohistory t-shirt? very funny it was

27 November, 2005 21:47  
Blogger bedshaped chimed in with...

You appear to be suffering from 'mixamatoonus", a common condition where one song constantly merges into another.

27 November, 2005 22:37  
Blogger LC chimed in with...

I *heart* Born to Run, and the rest of that album. Springsteen is ace.

I am indifferent to U2.

wv: hgrzmzt - the noise those chunky blokes in my gym make when they're trying to lift too much weight.

27 November, 2005 23:46  
Blogger Steve chimed in with...

U2 - religous pillocks. Shoot the fuckers.

Still haven't found what you're looking for eh Paul? Well keep on looking and then you may have earned enough to make the rest of this veil of tears at least tolerable to pretentious twats like you.

28 November, 2005 00:47  
Blogger Steve chimed in with...

Errrrr.......religious I meant. Obviously.

28 November, 2005 00:48  
Blogger elvira black chimed in with...

I HATE when that happens!mjioyupkc

28 November, 2005 03:57  
Blogger Stef the engineer chimed in with...

As was mentioned ages ago, elsewhere, the thing you're looking for, Bono, is hidden under Edge's hat. Hats seem to be very important to U2.

Any U2 song seems to merge in my head into "Fields of Fire" by Big Country. Not too much of a surprise, as they had the same producer at one stage, I guess. (And Big Country has the rock'n'roll advantage over U2 as their lead singer took his own life.)

rvfor: Shit Japanese pretend cross-country mini-jeep for dyslexics

28 November, 2005 08:58  
Blogger Betty chimed in with...

I think Bono would be very disappointed to find out what is under the Edge's hat. I saw the Live Aid performance from 1985 the other night when the guitarist was, amazingly, hatless, and his male pattern baldness was already probably visible to any helicopters passing overhead.

Anyway, fuckin' U2, Coldplay etc. Lock them all up in a monastery.

28 November, 2005 09:27  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

i read yesterday that chris martin says that he's rubbish at sex and had no idea how to bring a woman to orgasm.

ooh, wet-fish maths student in crap shag gwyneth was pleased he's told the world her sex life is useless.

28 November, 2005 09:41  
Blogger Wyndham chimed in with...

Why did you have to go and ruin my day by mentioning U2?

Bono, The Edge. For fuck's sake.

28 November, 2005 12:38  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

precisely. so why are they so popular? see also bruce springsteen - i don't get him either....

28 November, 2005 12:44  
Blogger Aginoth chimed in with...

I just tried to do that, and your right it does turn init Born to run,...freaky :o)

Mind you The Boss is far better so no great loss not to be humming U2 :o)

28 November, 2005 12:52  
Blogger Lee chimed in with...

No Good Advice: humming Gary Newman's 'Cars' clears anything in your brainbox.

But DO NOT replace said void with Copacobana - you will never get rid of it.

28 November, 2005 14:34  
Blogger Kyahgirl chimed in with...

who knew so many people hate U2?

Getting back to the point of your post, I can't sing period, so you're way ahead of me. In fact we have a two hour rule in our house, I'm not allowed to break into song within two hours of Ron waking up. Its just too painful. This is painful for me too, as I'm just bursting at the seams with music in my soul and all that.

28 November, 2005 15:22  
Blogger Alda chimed in with...

What a relief that I can't find the tune for Unforgettable Fire, either. On the downside I've got Bruce Springsteen on the brain now...

Very funny blog BTW. For those of us who like Surl.

28 November, 2005 15:32  
Blogger Cheezy chimed in with...

Bono: It would only take £100 to feed this entire village in Sierra Leone for 6 whole months...

Cheezy: Well why don't you just give it them then, you pompous cunt?

02 December, 2005 13:13  
Blogger Rob chimed in with...

How nice to find so many other people who think U2 and Springsteen are over-rated. But especially U2.

09 December, 2005 17:28  

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