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Old 02-26-2019, 06:03 PM   #121
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I also left out Martha!! And Ethan. You're all very much part of my great memories.

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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I don't have the posting history or volume of many others on this forum, but this has been one of my favorite sites to visit since I joined 15 years ago. It's so weird to think I've been on Interference for half my life, but there it is. B&C is still one of the first sites I visit every day.

I've gotten so many great band and artist suggestions from the members here, it really formed the basis for the music I listen to now. Hell, this place made me aware of St. Vincent on her first album, and now she's my favorite current artist outside of U2. This forum has provided incredibly insightful discussions as well as some of the funniest jokes and memes I've ever read.

Even though our collective opinion of the band's last decade has been...uh...mixed, I hope that there are many more years of life for this forum, even if it's just a handful of us. Maybe one day I'll actually meet someone from Interference in-person. That would be cool.

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Old 02-27-2019, 02:06 AM   #125
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a lot of folks here seem to have really hated me right around the time i had stopped posting for about a year or two because i had joined the army.

based on some of the posts in the horribly-titled "hip hop purists" thread i started back in the day. there's even one post in particular by someone who's still a regular here where they openly say they're thankful i'm gone because i was an irritating little kid who they don't care about at all (despite specifically writing a post about how much they dislike me long after i was gone). not going to call that person out specifically since either their opinion seems to have changed by now, or they do a damn good job of hiding it and i'm not looking for apologies or equivocation or anything. but coming back after reading that and a whole bunch of similar but less-harsh posts ("fuck that guy, he was an idiot, just look at this stupid thread title") put me in a similar space of wanting to be liked and wanting to show that i wasn't that little kid that everyone apparently couldn't stand. so yeah, i feel your post pretty hard cobbler.

luckily for the sake of my own mental health, now i've learned to not give a shit about what anyone thinks and openly embrace your collective disdain of me

Dave was my guardian angel against interference vitriol™️.

And Hewson of course. What a guy.

I don’t think at any point I ever felt the stress of wanting to fit in, but as you all know I’m very defensive (you’ll have to stick to the perimeter headache), and for a long time it dealt me a great deal of anxiety feeling like I always managed to stick out. And certainly for things I didn’t wanna stick out for. But nowadays I think I care a lot more about what you folks think of me.

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I was hit by a car while riding a bicycle. It was a hit-and-run and they never located the person who did it. I broke nine bones in my face and skull as well as my thumb. Bono ain't got shit on me.

Jesus. That’s rough, glad you’re okay. And here I thought you got fed up with the politics.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:36 PM   #126
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Saw this in a record club email I get and thought it sounded a hell of a lot like someone here...


"To me, there is nothing like the transition of despair in the soul-crushing future hymn "Moment of Surrender" to the reawakening in "Unknown Caller," both recorded in a single take. The album didn't do well commercially (radio hits) but I believed it to be ahead of its time and still listen to it often. U2 abandoned this direction to chase radio hits with their next two albums. Hopefully, if there is another album to come they return to this direction (i.e. Eno, Lanois, and Lillywhite)". - Travis
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:40 PM   #127
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:53 PM   #128
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Saw this in a record club email I get and thought it sounded a hell of a lot like someone here...


"To me, there is nothing like the transition of despair in the soul-crushing future hymn "Moment of Surrender" to the reawakening in "Unknown Caller," both recorded in a single take. The album didn't do well commercially (radio hits) but I believed it to be ahead of its time and still listen to it often. U2 abandoned this direction to chase radio hits with their next two albums. Hopefully, if there is another album to come they return to this direction (i.e. Eno, Lanois, and Lillywhite)". - Travis
Travis Bickle maybe?

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Old 02-27-2019, 03:27 PM   #129
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I haven't been around much, no particular reason why. I'll never truly leave while the site is still here.

I've gotten into dumb fights with people over the years, but have made some really great connections. I love being able to say that I've made so many friends here over the years, and that I've been fortunate enough to meet so many in person over the years (hope that trend isn't over - surely there's at least one more tour in these fools?).
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:32 PM   #130
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Vitriol, Cori. Vitriol.

Where did vitriol come from anyways?
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Vitriol, Cori. Vitriol.

Where did vitriol come from anyways?
it's the french word for a corrosive acid.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:54 PM   #132
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I may just be brain-fried after a long day of stupid work, or I may just be old forgetful ... is there an inside joke about vitriol I'm forgetting?

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fuck, what an asshole.

 
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:39 PM   #134
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I may just be brain-fried after a long day of stupid work, or I may just be old forgetful ... is there an inside joke about vitriol I'm forgetting?



I can’t remember if someone else also brings up the interference vitriol or if it’s just me.

But I feel like I’m not the only one who remembers this. But then again I can’t read everyone’s mind. Someone big fancy word dropped it in an argument long ago.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:48 PM   #135
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I'm late to the party for deep and meaningful posts, but let's go.

This site has been a massive part of my life since I was sixteen. I seriously and truly would not be the same without it. I disown basically everything I posted in my first three or four years here, though it is true that some of the most vibrant and fun times were during the Vertigo Tour. The Superthreads kept my head above water during an extremely lonely and difficult time in my life. I've travelled foreign countries with some of you. I've slept on some of your couches, let some of you sleep on mine, had meals with you, shared drinks, been to gigs, followed your recommendations, you name it. I've lost track of how many people I've met from here; some are now among my closest friends, one was my partner for over five years. Interference might be quiet now but I hope it never falls silent.

You can't make over 152,500 posts without pissing some people off, and I know I have my detractors and enemies here. I probably dissuaded some people from posting, some who we're better off without but some whose presence definitely made this place better, and I regret that. I've long since calmed the fuck down and gotten over most of those disagreements. There are cretins in FYM who can go jump, and a couple of nincompoops who keep turning up in the U2 forums, but hell I've even come to not care about the people who just post in game threads. Sure it contributes nothing to the forum and I'll be a little disappointed when I am inevitably overtaken as the highest poster by someone whose leading contribution to Interference is what they are wearing or eating or smelling, but hey they're harmless and having their own fun, who cares? So, if I'm not fussed by that silliness any more, that should suggest I've long since come to tolerate laz as well.

Anyway, I look forward to kicking Headache's arse before JT30 Melbourne, when it eventually happens in 2043, and then enjoying the show with him.
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