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Old 01-26-2018, 05:24 PM   #91
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I am going to pipe in and say that's right, we CANNOT normalize or stop bitching about DT and if that means we get U2 singing ASoul on a barge to the kids, then that's what it is. Bono cannot resist this tv platform to reach outside the fan base and bash Trump and I for one love it! I understand it. It's not about the die hard fans and the songs we want to hear live, it's about making a statement to the masses on one of the biggest TV shows in music featuring other artists and music fans. It's a year later and DT is still there. That's a year too long. We stop being a thorn or megaphone in his side.. he wins. Stale or not, annoying or not, we have to PERSIST, resist, and march, walk out in to the street and sing our hearts out...(sorry lol ) be a thorn in the side of this disaster DT. This is U2's protest if you will, kind of like their march against Trump it's the jab they so badly want to take with their art at the American state of affairs. It's not about playing songs that are creatively more interesting in this arena. IMO.
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:42 PM   #92
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It's not.

It's not the best song on the album by any stretch, but it's far from the shit stain that was Boots.

Unless there's guy-liner... then all bets are off.
"Boots" is a lyrical disgrace, yet is far more interesting sonically than "American Soul"... which is also far from being a lyrical oeuvre d'art either.
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I skip American Soul.

I use Boots as TP.
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Look, musicians, artists, Hollywood celebs, talk show hosts are free to say anything they want about Trump for all four years, but it's already "artistically" stale. Even some liberals are getting tired of the same ol' same ol' as far as the art goes.

If someone does it in a creative, non "ham-fisted" fashion, then hey, something fresh could be added to the conversation. But if it's the same tired lame jokes that SNL, Fallon, Colbert, Kimmel, etc. are giving, and stuff like American Soul or Eminem's Trump bashing, then it's already old and uninteresting.

Old and uninteresting=people stop listening
Must be why Colbert's ratings are so poor.

What's that, Timmy? His ratings are through the roof? He's passed the Tonight Show for the first time in decades?

Must be all that Trump bashing boredom.
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Must be why Colbert's ratings are so poor.

What's that, Timmy? His ratings are through the roof? He's passed the Tonight Show for the first time in decades?

Must be all that Trump bashing boredom.
Ever the contrarian.....

If it bothers you that Colbert is on that list, then feel free to ignore it
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Oh dear Lord ... if this band plays American Soul on national TV again I may gouge my eyes out. For the life of me I can't understand what they're thinking. Either promote the singles, or .. if they want to play something political... the Blackout would be a much, much better choice.

UPDATE: Just saw the video. It is American Soul isn't it?! Does anyone know which tool would be best for eye gouging?
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Look, musicians, artists, Hollywood celebs, talk show hosts are free to say anything they want about Trump for all four years, but it's already "artistically" stale. Even some liberals are getting tired of the same ol' same ol' as far as the art goes.

If someone does it in a creative, non "ham-fisted" fashion, then hey, something fresh could be added to the conversation. But if it's the same tired lame jokes that SNL, Fallon, Colbert, Kimmel, etc. are giving, and stuff like American Soul or Eminem's Trump bashing, then it's already old and uninteresting.

Old and uninteresting=people stop listening
Seconded. No matter what the topic is, repeating the same thing over and over again gets tiresome. We get it, he’s not a great person and people don’t like him. It’s going to be awkward in 2020 when they realize that they forgot how to write jokes about anything else.
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Must be why Colbert's ratings are so poor.

What's that, Timmy? His ratings are through the roof? He's passed the Tonight Show for the first time in decades?

Must be all that Trump bashing boredom.
That’s funny, because all I’ve ever heard people say about that show is that they hate it because all he does is talk about politics.
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The Blackout would be a good change of pace to alternate with AS and accomplish a similar intent. Can’t wait to see it live and it’s just weird that it has been basically ignored except for the Facebook video.
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Oh dear Lord ... if this band plays American Soul on national TV again I may gouge my eyes out. For the life of me I can't understand what they're thinking. Either promote the singles, or .. if they want to play something political... the Blackout would be a much, much better choice.

UPDATE: Just saw the video. It is American Soul isn't it?! Does anyone know which tool would be best for eye gouging?
Spot on- America's collective eyes will roll if Bono pulls out that f***in bullhorn again
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So let's get something straight here... the only people who will be watching and rolling eyes at American Soul and the bullhorn are people like us.

The overwhelming majority of Grammy viewers have not seen either.

That's not a defense of the song choice, that's just reality.
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They haven't really got any of these single choices, performances choices right since atomic bomb have they.

There's so many great songs on the record and they choose American soul. It's in my bottom 2 on the record. I don't mind it though, I don't think it's a bad track, there's just better on the record.
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If I had to guess, I'd say that the barge performance is part of the Kendrick collaboration that will open the show, and that they'll play another song inside the garden later on in the evening.
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Seconded. No matter what the topic is, repeating the same thing over and over again gets tiresome. We get it, he’s not a great person and people don’t like him. It’s going to be awkward in 2020 when they realize that they forgot how to write jokes about anything else.


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It's always relevant to point out his awfulness and ugliness. From now until the day he's gone. And then after he's gone as well, so that we don't get any crazy ideas about doing this again anytime soon.
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