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Old 12-27-2010, 11:37 PM   #481
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I'd be telling them to avoid the radio, actually.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:59 AM   #482
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Avoid today's radio at all costs.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:08 AM   #483
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Listen to your iPod/last.fm instead.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:21 AM   #484
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It sucks because radio used to be great. It used to be good music.

A song's charting position used to be a good indicator of whether or not it was any good.

Now it means absolutely nothing.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:27 AM   #485
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I'm thinking it was great in the 90's, namely in the UK.

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:29 AM   #486
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I wonder how cool U2 were to teens during the ATYCLB and HTDAAB periods
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:48 AM   #487
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Certainly cooler than they are now, but all in all I dont think they've really been all that with the youth since the 1980s. Slowly faded with the 1990s.

I mean, we have plenty of people to ask here Im sure... but just based on what I've read (I did a documented research paper on U2 over their history).
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:04 PM   #488
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Unfortunate, that. It would be nice to have a lot of teenagers know what I'm talking about, what I listen to...all that.

That research paper sounds awesome
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:15 AM   #489
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Haha it was for my Survey of Rock and Roll Music class last semester.

Can't say I've ever enjoyed writing a 12 page paper previous to that.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #490
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That CLASS sounds awesome! I've considered writing about music for school, but the opportunity has passed, since I'm not in any music classes anymore...
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:34 PM   #491
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Another ineteresting issue is MTV started from this:

YouTube - U2 MTV commercial 1981

And now is
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:52 PM   #492
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Another ineteresting issue is MTV started from this:

YouTube - U2 MTV commercial 1981

And now is
I feel the same way. MTV had really gone down the toilet. MTV isn't even music videos anymore, it's all reality series.

Part of me hates being a teenager in the current time period we live in. I love the technology we have but music has become complete crap. Rap/Hip Hop dominate the mainstream and Pop music is terrible. I actually like a majority of Alternative music and that's becoming more popular. So there is still hope! U2 is pretty much non-existent to some of my friends. Some of my friends kind of understand me and get my craze for the band. I even have a few that like some of their tunes. Unfortunately the songs they like/know are Streets, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, the ones everyone knows. I wish they were so much more exposed (to U2's music. not like that!)!

I often bring up U2 when there is the odd reference to a U2 song/album/item etc. One day my friends asked me if I liked pop (as in the genre. they never said music after "pop"). I responded with "Yeah I like Pop. I think it's a great, very underrated album!" Their faces were like "" Since the 90s U2 is pretty much non-existent to teenagers they had no idea what I was talking about. I just smiled a big grin and went back to what I was doing.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:00 PM   #493
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Goodness. I'd forgotten about the reality on MTV and was ready to agree just because most of the music is horrible and the music videos pointless.

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Part of me hates being a teenager in the current time period we live in. I love the technology we have but music has become complete crap. Rap/Hip Hop dominate the mainstream and Pop music is terrible. I actually like a majority of Alternative music and that's becoming more popular. So there is still hope! U2 is pretty much non-existent to some of my friends. Some of my friends kind of understand me and get my craze for the band. I even have a few that like some of their tunes. Unfortunately the songs they like/know are Streets, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, the ones everyone knows. I wish they were so much more exposed (to U2's music. not like that!)!
Oh god. Mainstream music...is just awful. It's difficult to find a decent radio station. Yeah, alternative's good—just there's a large part of the teenaged population still listening to crap.

And random U2 references are so much fun My friend Kim keeps saying things are worthy of A Celebration, and somehow that becomes a song reference. Of course, things get very awkward in my family when, say, I'm rolling out cookie dough and my mom's like 'I'll hold the edge," and I'm like "WHAT?"
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Goodness. I'd forgotten about the reality on MTV and was ready to agree just because most of the music is horrible and the music videos pointless.



Oh god. Mainstream music...is just awful. It's difficult to find a decent radio station. Yeah, alternative's good—just there's a large part of the teenaged population still listening to crap.

And random U2 references are so much fun My friend Kim keeps saying things are worthy of A Celebration, and somehow that becomes a song reference. Of course, things get very awkward in my family when, say, I'm rolling out cookie dough and my mom's like 'I'll hold the edge," and I'm like "WHAT?"
Yes exactly! A Celebration, I love that song so much! Haha And Edge references are great! Our car is a Ford Edge and everytime we take it mom is like "Alright we're taking the Edge!" or "we're riding in the Edge!"
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:16 PM   #495
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Have you seen the music video for it? Those red pants are quite stare-worthy...

YouTube - U2 - A Celebration

Good lord O.o That's even more awkward than anything I have ever heard from my mom. Ever. And awesome. Do you ever point out how incredibly wrong that sounds?
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