July 31, 2011 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
This is the last time that I will blog about famed Irish band U2 but for now I am still on a high from last night’s final and incredible concert. So I thought I’d do a follow up with another book suggestion: U2 by U2. If you are a die-hard fan (like myself) this is a book you will appreciate. This book has interviews, delves into the relationships between band members Bono , The Edge , Larry , and Adam, and has great photos as well! This isn’t deep literature, but it’s a great book to own if you are someone who understands the relationship U2 has with its long term fans. Rumor has it that although finished with the 360 tour, U2 will soon put out a new CD – and at the final concert we were given a demo of one of the new tracks. All I can say is it sounds good! I hope you enjoy both their music and the book!
July 29, 2011 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
I have been following closely this latest tour by the legendary Irish band U2. Like many of you, I’m sure, I grew up on their music and it has had a profound impact on the music that I listen to today. The lead singer Bono is considered one of the greatest lyricists and singers of the past 30 plus years. So in commemoration of their final 360 tour stop in Moncton, Canada (which I will be attending ) I’d like to recommend to all of you this book called Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2.
This title seems appropriate since the U2 band has been consistently considered to be a very spiritual band and in the 80s it was said that to be a U2 fan was to be religious. This is most notable in their 87’ album The Joshua Tree with their opening song Where the Streets Have No Name. I hope you check out both their music and the book! Enjoy
July 25, 2011 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
A recent article in The Atlantic has detailed a bit of the troubled and interesting life of author Hunter S. Thomson. This writer wrote novels such as Hells Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in which he gave an up close and personal look at the Hells Angels motorcycle gangs who at one point were a very well known and terrifying crime group. The author of this article in The Atlantic hopes to cause people to take a look at the side of Hunter S. Thomson that few people focused on: that of the working writer. I found the article interesting and thought I would pass it on! Enjoy!