The U2start Podcast brings you insights into the world of U2 and U2 fans. We talk with passionate and dedicated fans and take you with us in an adventure around the world following U2 on their 2019 Joshua Tree tour.
Your podcast hosts for this episode is Remy. The music is created by LikeASong.
Episode #8 - The Japan Experience with Aaron from U2Songs
In between the two shows in Japan we meet up with Aaron from U2Songs. We talk about the U2 experience in Japan from all aspects, including the unique experience Aaron had attending an event hosted by Larry the day before the show. We discuss the role and future of U2 fan sites and of course we get to know Aaron and U2Songs more. How do tour rumours show up and evolve? What has it been like to collect and catalogue U2 for decades? We also get a glimpse of Aaron's incredible U2 collection full of uncommon U2 memorabilia.
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In response to the manner in which the U2 Internet community has developed over the years is quite interesting. Some developers immediately responded to live gig history, others cataloging releases and some to tab and lyrics. I always felt the image above reflected this.
U2 music on the left a singular line:
The triangle represents the Internet
The colours on the right represent the interpretations and fields of study of the website creators.
I hope thats not too much.
what they said
"He played until the strings came off, his whole life came out of him. I was pushing him and pushing him. 'One more time, please Edge, one more time.' Finally, when we went for the take, one string broke and another string broke and he just kept playing harder and harder. And he has such a light touch, ordinarily, he's so gentle. All that left him for a kind of rage. And yet there's not one bum note in there. It's incredible."
- Bono on Edge recording Love Is Blindness
did you know
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said in a UK radio interview in 2006 that U2's 1987 hit Where The Streets Have No Name is his favourite song of all time.