Every month we put an U2 fan in the spotlights, the fan of the month April 2011 is user wtshnnfb01. He finds himself a boring person, but his interview is one you shouldn't skip.
Tell us something about yourself, who are you and what do you do for a living?
I'm a pretty boring person. Most of you already know my name is Aaron. Those of you who don't just found it out. I currently lack a job, and college is currently not a particularly viable option for me, so I spend most of my time pursuing my many hobbies.
I hope to eventually become a law enforcement officer. Throughout my life whenever something bad happens, I always find myself running towards the adversity instead of away from it. I'd also like to run for public office one day. To any of you who frequent the political threads this shoulnd't be a suprise.
If you could see U2 in concert anywhere, where would it be and why?
At the local coffee house the me and my friends go to for open mike. That place has excellent acoustics, and I'm a fan of playing acoustic. To the best of my knowledge U2 has never done a full concert acoustic.
In your opinion, what has been U2's defining moment and why?
The Joshua Tree. It took them from a solid band with a cult following, to music royalty. They have managed to stay consistently popular since than. Something few bands have managed.
What is your earliest U2 memory?
When I was a kid, my family got cable when I was in the 4th grade (yeah, we were white trash). It was around the time ATYCLB was coming out so, alot of U2s older videos were being played on VH1, and MTV (I miss pop up video). I remember thinking that the ISHFWILF video was the coolest video ever made.
What is your favorite U2 bootleg, and why? Do you often listen to bootlegs?
Probally Los Angeles 1987. Full boots ain't really my thing, although I often listen to individual songs. That or Detroit 92 ( the free pizza for everyone show).
If there would be only one U2 song you could hear the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Streets. No question about it. I've easily listened to it more than 1,000 times. It doesen't matter what your doing. That song works well, in almsot any situation. I used to use it as my psych up music in High School.
What do you think of Bono's charity works?
I don't particularly care one way or another. I will say this though. I'd rather he use his time and money, on something constructive, as opposed to hookers, and cocaine. Look at Charlie Sheen.
What would you like to ask U2 if you got the chance to?
Never really thought of it. Probally if they need an extra roadie. I've been known to do set work for local acts. I'm actually trained on sound systems, and with lighting.
If you could enjoy dinner with three other people,living or dead, who would you choose and why?
Thomas Jefferson, because he was arguebly the most important founder of my country. George Patton, because he was the most polictically incorrect military leader Amerca ever had, and Jim Morrison, since he was the epitome of a rock star. Honorable mention goes to D.B. Cooper.
What are your hobbies and interests away from U2, musical or otherwise?
Among other things, I study combat (both armed, and unarmed), sing (I dont think I'm very good, but I've been told my voice is decent), write (poetry, lyrics, storys, and scripts), exercise (I've been know to walk upwards of 6 miles a day, in addition to pushups, and situps, plus I bike in the summer), study history(mostely military, and political) listen to every variety of music other than rap, do lots of reading (Spy thrillers are my favirote genre, but I also read many other genres.), and I've been debateing taking up acting at the local theater.
Thanks for this interview wtshnnfb01!
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"The song Iris deals with some kind of transference of the female energy because the way I would look at women, from the point I met Ali, was forever changed. It's a big moment, at puberty, you're just discovering girls and this women who brought you into the world leaves you, abandons you. And you think it's your fault, because that's something that kids do. But, of course it's not"
- Bono on Iris
did you know
Bono is the only person, who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, an Academy Award, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe.