Far from a “sophomore slump” I think October is one of U2’s best albums. I woke up this morning with the lyrics of “Rejoice” in my head. Looking more closely I considered the juxtaposition of the opening, “And outside a building comes tumbling down/And inside a child on the ground/Says he’ll do it again” and the […]

The poetry of growth and loss — Bono and U2

Last Sunday I was driving home from Altoona, about a 40 minute drive, after having served as a supply priest for a small parish. It was a glorious afternoon and I had the topdown all the way. That calls for music and U2 was at hand. I set it all (and I believe I have […]

999 albums on the wall, take one down… 7

I just bought the new U2 album No Line On The Horizon (pretty good, but not great) and I thought I would check iTunes to see just how many albums I actually have. The total? 999 Makes me want to buy just one more album (or track, actually, since iTunes simply records each song’s album […]