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Old 11-12-2004, 05:56 AM   #16
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U2 is for everyone. You should be quite happy.

And maybe the kid's right about LAPOE, you should let it grow...

I think the only song that would concern me if the kid were singing along to would be Wake Up Dead Man.

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Old 11-12-2004, 06:59 AM   #17
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i became a fan at 13 after hearing Beautiful Day, now i'm really into music, i say go on Jick's Nephew take it to the man!!!!!!!!

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Last night I asked my 13 year old niece what her favorite song was and her immediate response was A Man and A Woman.

It actually made me very happy because it's one of my favorites also.
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My 7 year old nephew LOVES Vertigo. I played him a few other tracks but is so stuck on Vertigo. Thats cool your nephew likes "City of Blinding Lights". I think anyone who likes U2 digs that song. It has a great pace or rhythm to it.
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That's a great story about your nephew. Seriously, I wouldn't suppress any songs from them even if they're songs you don't fancy yourself. Each individual (be it a kid or an adult) connect to specific songs in different ways. You may argue that this kid is too young to have a deep attachment to a more adult oriented song, but I would argue the opposite. We attach ourselves to songs emotionally, melodically, etc. in our own ways. I've had these attachments to music even from a young age and so I relate to your nephew a bit. I was also attached to these songs that were not necessarily the popular choice amongst my friends. I only realized later, when I finally understood the underlying themes, how adult oriented they were.

It's good to foster good music amongst the kids, especially U2. In time, when their understanding of the world expands, their understanding of the deeper meaning of the songs expands as well. This is the natural progression of a song (or a band) taking root in a person early and stays with them forever. It becomes tied to your memory and is the backdrop of great reminiscence.

To make a long post short, let him listen to the album!
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:09 AM   #21
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Problem solved. I figured out how to give him a cd-r copy of HTDAAB without making his siblings jealous. Thanks to starting this post, I got my creative thinking back in gear.

It turns out I still owe him a golf ball I promised him for beating my golf score on one hole (for the first time in his life). So when I see him again (perhaps tomorrow), I'll tell him that I'll give him a cd in lieu of the ball. And besides, his siblings won't get jealous because they know I owe him a golf ball.

The cd-r copy I burned I made my own artwork on it by hand. I think he will appreciate it. I also included are you gonna wait forever and mercy just as he requested and excluded his all-time most boring U2 song - neon lights.

And as I said for the nth time, I was just joking about supressing music from him!

Oh another great story, my nephew's younger bro who is 7 years old also like Vertigo. And when the part "I can send a feast" came in, he told me - "hey listen, the guitar here just sounds the same as how Edge did it in the Batman cartoons." Of course, as soon as the first episode of The Batman aired, I told me nehpews to watch and proudly declared that it was the Edge who did the opening part. But I just found it amusing how my other nephew could make the connection with the Vertigo guitar and the Batman guitar.


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Re: HTDAAB and!?

As a parent of a 9 and 5 y/o who have already heard the entire album and know half of it to sing it, all I can say is:

Good god, what a silly thread.
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Another hilarious Jick topic!!
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Old 11-13-2004, 07:28 AM   #24
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To those who may have been following this thread, I gave my nephew a copy of the cd today. I told him to rank his top 3, and he said in this order: 1. Miracle Drug, 2. City Of Blinding Lights, 3. Vertigo

That's probably my own order I'd rank it with! Talk about being the same soul (ala SYCMIOYO). But I think he got into Miracle Drug when I explained to him the story behind it.


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Whats he think about the slide solo?
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My four year old loves COBL.
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My daughter (4) is playing make belief ballet to City... . My son (2) looks like he's going to trash a house to Vertigo.
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:27 PM   #28
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Jick, you are an example of what Bono meant when he wrote: "We're one, but we're not the same."

Unity is good, but difference is the key.

Burn the kid a copy and then buy him an original.

(LOl, just read the rest of the thread, good call.)
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Originally posted by Roland of Gilead
My daughter (4) is playing make belief ballet to City... . My son (2) looks like he's going to trash a house to Vertigo.
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:04 PM   #30
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Strangely enough, my brother, who has absolutely no musical taste has said he really likes Vertigo...maybe there is salvation for the music industry possible after all...

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