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Old 03-19-2002, 07:20 AM   #21
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Sorry again about the brother-in-law. :P
So thats what you call youself when soussed??

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hey no problem, your whole family knows how to have a good time

good to see you got back ok

*nurses headache*

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your whole family knows how to have a good time


Awww, and I couldn't go!!!! I was outside Eamonn Doran's @ Temple Bar and I just got the message from Rosa to go to Dockers to meet you Laura, but I was soo hung over I had to head home. Two nights in a row.... ugh!!!

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awww, too many pints, Zoomerang? You know there is only one thing thatīll help there is a party at my place tonight.


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awww, too many pints, Zoomerang? You know there is only one thing thatīll help there is a party at my place tonight.



don't tempt me!
(last time i decided to go to your part of the world it was just a few hours notice....)
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Zoom must recover from the weekend we caused him to live first, AM...

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Zoom must recover from the weekend we caused him to live first, AM...

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so what exactely did you do to him???




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This pisses me off its none of anybody's business if he smokes leave the man alone.
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This pisses me off its none of anybody's business if he smokes leave the man alone.
I think it distresses the fans because of how the smoking affects his voice (and his health). Listening to some of the boots from the last tour (mainly the third leg), his voice has suffered some serious degradation. At 42 years of age, he should not have gone downhill as he has. Yep, I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but this is honestly the way I feel. It's kind of sad listening to him sing sometimes now.
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Yes. Bono's voice is not what it once was, and yes, that is most likely because of the smoking. But we need to remember something here. Bono's voice belongs to him, not to us. I am overwhelmed that he has shared it with us for so long, and even though he can't reach notes that he used to be able to reach, It will always bring tears to my eyes because of the passion that he puts into his singing.



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I think it distresses the fans because of how the smoking affects his voice (and his health). Listening to some of the boots from the last tour (mainly the third leg), his voice has suffered some serious degradation. At 42 years of age, he should not have gone downhill as he has. Yep, I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but this is honestly the way I feel. It's kind of sad listening to him sing sometimes now.
Bono agrees with you, but he's having trouble quitting. Here's an excerpt from a fairly recent interview.

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Hot Press Annual 2002, December 01, 2001

Are you still smoking?

No. Recently on a fairly big night, I found my hand wandering into somebody's bag whilst I was talking. I had no idea that my hand was going into somebody else's bag (laughs). And, with some dexterity, taking a cigarette out.

You should have taken money while you were at it.

I was amazed, and lighting the cigarette, before I knew. But you know about that old story: smoking may damage health but your children will kill you.

Are you aware that you're giving a bad example?

It's dumb to smoke, and it really changed my voice, and I lost the high register, and I lost the ability to fly as a singer. I had a lot of complications with my voice anyway. The doctor told me I couldn't smoke.

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No doubt smoking has hurt his voice - however, as evidenced by the Grammy performance, Bono can still belt out the tunes. Bono's voice that night was the best I've heard in a while.

If he truly gave up smoking and actually took care of his vocals, he could probably return to his former self.

That said, he will soon be 42. At 42, he's not going to "get away" with the screaming he did at 24. People complain about the boots from this recent tour. The boots from this tour are FAR FAR better than they were with PopMart - showing that already Bono's voice is returning. However, if you listen to some songs from '84/'85, you'll see that Bono is really screaming, not singing.

I'd much rather have a Bono that sings, even if he doesn't always hit that high note (and from all the concerts I saw this tour, he DID hit those high notes, so I have no complaints) than one that screams.
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No doubt smoking has hurt his voice - however, as evidenced by the Grammy performance, Bono can still belt out the tunes. Bono's voice that night was the best I've heard in a while.

If he truly gave up smoking and actually took care of his vocals, he could probably return to his former self.

That said, he will soon be 42. At 42, he's not going to "get away" with the screaming he did at 24. People complain about the boots from this recent tour. The boots from this tour are FAR FAR better than they were with PopMart - showing that already Bono's voice is returning. However, if you listen to some songs from '84/'85, you'll see that Bono is really screaming, not singing.

I'd much rather have a Bono that sings, even if he doesn't always hit that high note (and from all the concerts I saw this tour, he DID hit those high notes, so I have no complaints) than one that screams.
Actually, I think he sounded much better on PopMart. That being said, I also saw him on the Elevation Tour and he sounded even better. To top it off, he did sound much better than average at the Grammys. Yes, if he stops smoking and drinking and rests his voice, and gives it time to at least try to heal, it will sure work in his favor. He sounds fine on the boots from the first two legs (for the most part), it's the later shows, near the end of the tour where I personally think he sounds pretty bad. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Bono-hater, I like the guy as much as anyone, but these are just the facts as I see them.

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Sorry again about the brother-in-law. :P

lol he was so much fun!!!!! Say hello to your people for me Laura!!!
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so what exactely did you do to him???


what didn't they do!

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I'm sure he's old enough to deside for himself and personally the fact that he smokes doesn't bother me apart from the fact that is it a known health risk and killer and I don't want any harm to come of him. But it is all up to him
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I thought you may want to know that it takes over 5 years for the throat and oesophagas to repair itself after a person stops smoking, and between 12 and 15 years for the lungs to repair themselves....even still they will never repair themselves fully. So if Bono does stop smoking he will always find that he's still slightly out of breath compared to what he was like in the LOVETOWN and ZOO TV tours.

Anyway, you probably don't care, but anyway......
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