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Old 09-04-2002, 05:07 PM   #21
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You saw them? You do't like therm? Unbelieveable. I like them...
And is that a surprise? Hahah. I'm just teasin'. Bono's a good-looking guy. A good kisser too.
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Old 09-04-2002, 05:50 PM   #22
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Reasons to like Miami

Here are several reasons why you should like Miami:

1. The rather funky backwards drum pattern - it really shouldn't work but it does.

2. Bono's style of singing. That laid back 'I'm in Miami' kinda feel.

3. Edges minamlist guitar through-out the song. Gritty.

4. Edges vocals. Ba Ba Ba Bababa Ba-Ba

5. Backwards bass. That has to be the coolest bassline around.

6. Then Larry's drum's kick in with the most hip-hop stylee drum beat ever. Such a bad ass song to drum to.

7. Total madness at the end...

...but a grand madness

MIAMI!! MY MAMMI!!

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Old 09-04-2002, 07:47 PM   #23
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Here's your reasons.



Mah ammy .. Mah mammy ..


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Woah.





That is a damn good reason...


But what does it have to do with the song?!?!


Not that I'm complaining...
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If you listen to the song ... you'll know the connection. Here's some other reasons:



I took a picture of you...My mammy
Getting hot in a photo booth...Miami
I said you looked like a Madonna
You said...maybe...
Said I want to have your baby...baby
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn't be a problem
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn't be a problem
At least not in...Miami



She tastes of chlorine...

Who's in the mood for a vacation?

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Old 09-04-2002, 08:00 PM   #26
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I think that picture of Britney was doctored with an airbrush....

As for Miami, you should like it because while it IS a weak track, it makes all the other great U2 songs sound even BETTER! Just think if all U2's songs were as good as One, Mysterious Ways, Gone, etc?

Okay, maybe that's not the best reason to LIKE it, so here's my reason for liking the tune: It's full of brilliant, vivid language that reminds me of the greatest poets of our time. It's pop-poetry done the way it should be done---with music in the background.
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Airbrush, hairbrush - whatever makes 'em look tastey.

Alright, Dave -

If you want to know why you should like "Miami", you should find a live recording of it. The song received a totally new personality when performed in a stadium. It became louder, meaner, and a whole lot more fun. <insert personal tango here>

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Alright...I got the live version (the one from Edmonton, as suggested)...but I can't hear it...my stupid stepbro has the tv turned up so loud I can't hear myself think...!!!
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The lyrics...that's some sly stuff.
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I have to disagree with your assessment Michael...

I don't think "miami" is meant to be silly at all, the song is dark and swarthy, some of the lyrics are tongue-in-cheek or ironic, but with an almost mocking tone, and I don't think Bono intended people to laugh hysterically at lines like:

baby's always attracted to, the things she's afraid of

we could make something beautiful, something that wouldn't be a problem

and that funky, rhythmic beat, with the eerie synth (particularly in the live version), this is not a fun little summer song, and the added dimension during PopMart of throwing in lines about Cuba hints at Miami's decadence and the juxtaposition with the sister island

bah bah bah, bah bah fucking bah... leading straight into Bullet, hmmm, yes I think Bono was trying to make some connections there

btw, the late legendary American poet Allen Ginsberg liked the lyrics enough to read them off at one of his poetry readings shortly before he passed away, cool stuff man, cool stuff
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I think Britneys breasts were doctored with some silicone also....

DaveC.....er....Edge....er.....

You play guitar good....I mean....

You are super hot....er....em

Can I touch yer........guitar?

Inner Monolouge: "Stop talking NOW, you idiot."

Will you BeDazzle me....????

*passes out*




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SICY: "Sorry 'Mr. JCPenney'. PLEBA is a peaceful place. We regretfully ban you from ever returning due to your disapproval of those "elevated" photos. Please take your complaints elsewhere..."
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And is that a surprise? Hahah. I'm just teasin'. Bono's a good-looking guy. A good kisser too.
It could have been a surprise.

And I knew it again! And entire PLEBA knew it! Ha! And nobody believed me! Tell me about it....let it be our little secret; here are appr just about 100 people listening to your story about your and Bono's kissing, but.....tell me!
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Oh yeah and AliRose......you won't ever get Edgie to touch his---guitar in this way of stuttering...
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Woah.

This song is fantastic live...

I am converted.

MIAMI!!!

MY MAMMY!!!


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She even posts?! Under what user name? I bet Sicy....
Does Ali also post? And Bono? I.....(I'm not sure if you followed PLEBA that long)......don't hope Ali read the Elevated Bono -thread! That'd be hillarious!
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Woah.

This song is fantastic live...

I am converted.

MIAMI!!!

MY MAMMY!!!
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Re: Reasons to like Miami

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Here are several reasons why you should like Miami:

1. The rather funky backwards drum pattern - it really shouldn't work but it does.

2. Bono's style of singing. That laid back 'I'm in Miami' kinda feel.

3. Edges minamlist guitar through-out the song. Gritty.

4. Edges vocals. Ba Ba Ba Bababa Ba-Ba

5. Backwards bass. That has to be the coolest bassline around.

6. Then Larry's drum's kick in with the most hip-hop stylee drum beat ever. Such a bad ass song to drum to.

7. Total madness at the end...

...but a grand madness

MIAMI!! MY MAMMI!!

Jo
Brilliantly summarised.
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Old 09-05-2002, 10:52 PM   #39
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Re: I have to disagree with your assessment Michael...

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I don't think "miami" is meant to be silly at all, the song is dark and swarthy, some of the lyrics are tongue-in-cheek or ironic, but with an almost mocking tone, and I don't think Bono intended people to laugh hysterically at lines like:

baby's always attracted to, the things she's afraid of

we could make something beautiful, something that wouldn't be a problem

and that funky, rhythmic beat, with the eerie synth (particularly in the live version), this is not a fun little summer song, and the added dimension during PopMart of throwing in lines about Cuba hints at Miami's decadence and the juxtaposition with the sister island

bah bah bah, bah bah fucking bah... leading straight into Bullet, hmmm, yes I think Bono was trying to make some connections there

btw, the late legendary American poet Allen Ginsberg liked the lyrics enough to read them off at one of his poetry readings shortly before he passed away, cool stuff man, cool stuff
Of course he was trying to make some connections there. I wasn't talking about the lyrical content in only one context. There is a lot going on here, but if you don't see any humour in this song, you aren't getting the entire picture. Let me rephrase that: it's a different picture than the one I'm getting. And that's okay.

PS. How can you not laugh your ass off when Bono half belches at the end?
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yes, there's a lot going on

well it may be humorous in a sense, but I think in more sardonic way than ridiculous or clownish, and you indicated it's a "throw-away" song, and I think that's selling it completely short

and yes, I'll bet Kirsten Dunst tastes of chlorine!
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