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Old 12-07-2017, 11:19 AM   #121
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I don't think Jon Bon Jovi would name-drop a Jean Renoir film, but ok.
Unless they specifically said so, I doubt that it's deliberate.
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I don't think Jon Bon Jovi would name-drop a Jean Renoir film, but ok.
But he would quote a DirectTV commercial.
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Unless they specifically said so, I doubt that it's deliberate.
And where else would that phrase come from? Bono isn't a big Styx fan.
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And where else would that phrase come from? Bono isn't a big Styx fan.
why are you so sure bono didn't come up himself with the phrase "grand illusion" without it being a reference to something else? it's not like that's a particularly unique pair of words.
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It's a pretty well-known film, often ranked among the best ever made, and also has a big anti-war message of brotherhood. Having a hard time believing that a cultured guy like Bono isn't aware of that phrase's origins.
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Pretty sure Bono was just adopting a phrase that's become well worn over the years. It's not quite a cliche, but I've heard it many times before.
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Pretty sure Bono was just adopting a phrase that's become well worn over the years. It's not quite a cliche, but I've heard it many times before.
Yeah, at this point grand illusion is a well established expression not connected to the movie itself.
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Little Things is breathtaking. I love the way that this has been arranged, although the latter half of the song doesn't match the first half. This and Red Flag Day are my two standouts.

I'm not yet feeling Love is Bigger. It's a bit too easy for me I think. This feels like U2 in autopilot. Awfully predictable and pedestrian. That said, Bono's strong booming vocal is refreshing. I'm glad he challenged his vocal register with something different.
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So...if I ordered the cd on U2.com, will I get it by next Xmas?
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Depends which Christmas....
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By the very next year, bugger all arrived here
This year, to save me from tears
I'll order from Amazon like normal people
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I got my deluxe box set from U2.com yesterday. It actually shipped on 11/28, but they sent it by FedEx mail innovations, so it took 8 days for FedEx to drive it across the country and another 2 days for the local post office to deliver it.
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So a weird thing happened today. Out of nowhere Landlady got stuck in my head and it wouldn't leave, specifically the part that Laz mentioned where Bono sings "The landlady shows me the stars up there/I’m weightless/Weightless when she is there".
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I just watched the short movie that comes with the album on iTunes. It made me love this album more. And I want to hear some of those other takes of the songs. They sound really cool.
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So a weird thing happened today. Out of nowhere Landlady got stuck in my head and it wouldn't leave, specifically the part that Laz mentioned where Bono sings "The landlady shows me the stars up there/I’m weightless/Weightless when she is there".


It’s a good sign that every song has been in my head at some point. Some have really grown on me too, like Lights Of Home and Showman.
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This album is full of ear worms.
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