Saturday, February 28, 2009

Get On Your Boots

It seems appropriate that I am writing this blog about my favorite band in the whole world just as I’m expecting a snowstorm. Why is this appropriate? Well, one of the songs on their new album is called “Get on Your Boots” and I’m looking for my boots to prepare for the snow that won’t go away. Maybe it’s not as funny as I think it is.

Instead of entitling this blog My Favorite Things and whatever number applies to it, I just thought I’d write about my favorite band under another heading.
Yes, I’m talking about U2. I’m so excited that on Tuesday, I’ll be able to hear new music from the Gaelic Gods. It’s been quite a while since their last album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” came out – 2004 as a matter of fact. So I’ve spent a good 4 years replaying and singing all the songs in their vast collection waiting for the next album to come out. Finally it will be here in just 3 short days.

As with every other album they’ve released, I will play it non-stop until I know every single word of every single song. This should take at least a week. I need to be able to live and breathe every bit of this new album and then…it’s time to wait for their concerts. That’s in the plural because I will try to see them at least twice!! If I have to go to another city, it doesn’t matter. I love these guys so much! I’d cross any ocean to feel the power of their words, to sing close to Bono, to experience the thumping of Adam Clayton’s bass and the soaring chords of the Edge’s guitar, for my heart beat to pound in time with Larry’s drums.

Sadly, I’m at a loss for words today. I can’t capture the excitement that I’m feeling about this big event. Tuesday will be like a national holiday for me.

1 comment:

M said...

Did you see their spontaneous concert on the roof of a BBC building in London? It was pretty cool. It will be an exciting day indeed! (And you need your boots today too.)