U2 rule and here’s some songs to prove it

Top underrated U2 songs that should be rated higher than a rates demand from the council or rather some of Jimmy’s fave songs by U2.

Check out the lyrics to Song For Someone by U2

Please, from the album Pop.

 

Pop is probably Bono’s best effort lyrically. With word plays on Michael Jackson being history over Jackson’s own HIStory pun, the blind leading the blonde and the line from Please “Your Catholic blues, Your convent shoes” pretty much summing up Bono’s eternal search for his place and pace in the world this song was depressing yet uplifting at the same time. Edge’s solo (esp in live recordings) was up there with his best.


Dirty Day
, Zooropa

 

“These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill” being sung over and over at the end always remind me that I never have enough time to do what ever it is I wanted do. This song did make me go see a documentary on the guy it was dedicated to, the author Charles Bukowski and read some of his books. So if anything this song taught me it sux to be a drink alcoholic author who used to work in a post office. In fact I think Charlie boy actually went postal before the term was applied to the fine people at the US Postal Service.

 

Van Dieman’s Land, Rattle and Hum.

 

It has the Edge singing and he actually means it but you believe it too even though its about Aussie bastards?! It has good chord changes. Hmm have I said this before? Also was there actually any humming on the album? Ok Edge, play the blues.


In to the Heart
, Boy

 

I like this because of the outro from the prior song, An cat Dubh, becomes the intro to this. Kind of a plodding but hypnotic bass riff with crisp Edge playing.


MLK, The Unforgettable Fire.

 

While the fire is a reference to atomic bombs being dropped in Japan (an early portent of How to dismantle an Atomic Bomb maybe?) the album seemed dedicated to two Kings – Elvis and Martin Luther King. The song is sung like a lullaby, actually encouraging sleep. While Bono’s politic rants and beseeches and besmirches of The Man might put the more jaded and cynical amongst us to sleep you can’t complain that this song does the same in a nice under the covers on a rainy day kind of way.

 

Beat on the Brat, cover of The Ramones, from the We’re a Happy Family Ramones Tribute Album.

 

Beat on the brat with a baseball bat. Yeah punk. U2 started out playing Ramone’s covers trying to pass them off as their own. Which is pretty much the music industry down pat these days. What can you do?

 

You can listen to God Pt II, from Rattle and Hum again. Awesome base, awesome solo and a big fuck you to some guy called Goldman.

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Check out out lyrics from ‘Loutellica’s’ album Lulu. Lou Reed and Metallica have teamed up to produce a collaborative effort that explores the work of Frank Wedekind. Lulu tells the story and drama of a young and nubile abused dancer’s life and relationships as found in Wedekind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box”

Lulu features the following songs. Clicking on the links will take you to the lyrics for the song.Brandenburg Gate
Cheat on Me

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Why you should listen to more U2

Check out the lyrics to Song For Someone by U2

U2 is a band full of Irish lads (and an Englishman of sorts) well known for its big singles. Songs like Where the Streets Have No NameBeautiful Day and Desire all popular the world over. Some U2 songs sometimes get over looked by the casual fan. Here’s we a list of U2 songs that I think are worthy of a second listen.

Please, from the album Pop.

Pop is probably Bono’s best effort lyrically across an album. With word plays on Michael Jackson being history over Jackson’s own HIStory pun, the blind leading the blonde and the line from Please, “Your Catholic blues, your convent shoes” pretty much summing up Bono’s eternal search for his place and pace in the world – this song was depressing yet uplifting at the same time. Overall, it was a question being asked of Ireland’s political leaders.

Dirty DayZooropa

“These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill” being sung over and over at the end always remind me that I never have enough time to do what ever it is I wanted do. This song did make me go see a documentary on the guy it was dedicated to, the author Charles Bukowski and read some of his books.

Van Dieman’s Land, from Rattle and Hum.

This song has the Edge singing about the life of the John Boyle O’Reilly, who was deported to Australia for writing bad poetry. The song’s sentiments reflect the hard life that immigrants faced when they arrived in Van Dieman’s Land.

Unchained Melody

Clearly not an original U2 song but when you hear Bono sing it, it has the emotion that all their big hits have. Released as a B-side to With Or Without You, it has been a favourite amongst the U2 hardcore for years.

MLKThe Unforgettable Fire album.

While the fire is a reference to atomic bombs being dropped in Japan (an early portent of How to dismantle an Atomic Bomb maybe?) the album seemed dedicated to two Kings – Elvis and Martin Luther King. MLK is sung like a lullaby. While Bono’s politic rants and beseeches and besmirches of The Man might put the more jaded and cynical amongst us to sleep, you can’t complain that this song does the same in a nice under the covers on a rainy day kind of way.

Beat on the Brat, cover of The Ramones, from the We’re a Happy Family Ramones Tribute Album.

Beat on the brat with a baseball bat. Yeah punk. U2 started out playing Ramone’s covers trying to pass them off as their own. Which is pretty much the music industry down pat these days. What can you do?

Original of the Species.

Coming from their popular How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb album, Original of the Species is almost like a classic father to daughter message, ‘Don’t Grow Up Too Fast, Baby’.

What are your favourite U2 songs you think are worthy of a second listen?

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Halo 4. Can’t Hardly Wait.

The short answer to why anyone would look forward to Halo 4 is that it’s new Halo.

The longer version of why I’m looking forward to Halo 4 is … where do I begin?

Let’s start with Halo 3. It was the ultimate game of it’s time. The year it came out there were few rivals for it, and it was the only game that Bill Gates came out to help personally promote. And why was that? Bill Gates knew it was the best damn game ever. And the proof was in the pudding – the first campaign play through of Halo 3 was the best ever gaming experience – and so to have the Master Chief and Cortana left drifting in space after that epic adventure was the ultimate turn on for more Halo – as some director once said, always leave them wanting more, and Halo 3 ably did that.

Sure, Halo 3: ODST came and went and it was a bloody good yarn and campaign but it wasn’t about the Chief. Halo Reach came along and while I thought it was a bloody good game, with a year’s worth of hindsight, I still favour Halo 3 in terms of story and game play. And it still didn’t have the Chief (except as an Easter Egg) – So I’m kinda hoping Halo 4 will carry along the story with as much fun and bombast as H3 did and the Chief will be pivotal to that ride.

The heart of it is that I want to play as the Chief again and this time 343 Industries has suggested a whole brave new world I can play in. And what is this world? Why, it’s the Forerunners’ back yard. Like the Wizard of Oz had a bag of marvelous tricks, I wonder what the Forerunners will have up their sleeves?

This is only the Front Yard!

This is not without its risks of course. Halo 4 is being made by 343 Industries, a team that has to date not actually released a video game! What pressure they must be under to make Halo fans like myself happy eh? Still, that’s another reason to look forward to Halo – simply to see if Frankie and the team can nail it! I’m betting this year’s harvest they can!

I’m looking forward to Halo 4 because according to Frankie from 343, the Greg Bear novel Primordium directly ties into the plot of Halo 4. I think this a first for the Halo series that the majority of people will be aware of (I recall Halo: Combat Evolved came out just after the release of The Fall of Reach) and so it gives Halo 4 just a grand hint of being well planned, and the best plans are well executed so that gives me great hopes for the game!

Halo 4 is set a few years after Halo 4 and this is intriguing – what’s been happening since the Chief and his friends saved all sentient life in universe from the retarded machinations of the Covenant? What has the Arbiter been up to? Will Jun turn up? Will we find out where he went after he took Dr Halsey away from Reach? I doubt we’ll get answers to those questions, but seeing as their appears to be human ships in the Concept Art for Halo 4 trailer, I’m keen as to find out what the humans have been doing in the years since H3.

I’m keen to see what new technologies Halo 4 can deliver. Halo 3 gave us an improved graphics engine and characters with faces that actually looked pretty good as they talked. I imagine the engineers at 343 are gleaming all they can from the Xbox’s parts to make us the best Halo game ever – we’ll no doubt get some awesome graphics (any worries about that have been answered by what we’ve seen from the Halo Anniversary videos) – I guess the question to be asked is, how good will the graphics be? Maybe we can throw in the question of will Halo 4 with Kinect be any good as well? Will the Kinect feature simply being operational commands?

So you, dear reader, why are you looking forward to Halo 4?

Extra for Experts: Here’s my quick re-cap of the Halo soundtracks.

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Cosplay Comic Con Photos 2011

Power Girl makes time stand still
So here’s round two of Gears of Halo‘s pictures of cosplayers at Comic Con 2011. After the riots of Day One, the event organisers got some Ceylon Toasters to calm down the fan boys. They were particular excited about the ample assets of Power Girl who appeared to make time stand still….
Other great cosplay photos were taken of Boba Phat and his Princess Leia squadron, Lady Gaga after being bitten by a Zombie, a sad face Darlek and a very hungry venom….

Pink Princess and a few friends
Security at Comic Con was positively robot like.
A scheming Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy patiently wait to enter Comic Con 2011
You can call her Mrs Captain America
Did Lady Gaga get bitten by a Zombie?
Venom gets ready to eat a happy Comic Con attendee…
Some Fun Guys (or gals)
We’re going to get pulverized if we stay out here much longer. 
Boba Phat and his legion of Leias.
and you can be my cow girl
This is Anya
Let God sort ’em out
This Darlek forgot to charge up over night

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I like cosplay

You may have noticed that Jimmy Jangles is a huge cosplay fan – I love how people love to dress up in their favourite out fits to portray their favourite gaming character or super hero. Some people say that dressing up is for nerds but have you ever been to a cosplay party and danced with the devil in the pale moon light? I thought not.

Here’s some of may favourite pages of fans doing cosplay. Enjoy and leave comments!

 

Nude Mystique Cosplay Photos

Nude Body Painted Mass Effect Girls

Harley Quinn Cosplay Costumes

Power Girl Cosplay Outfits

Star Trek Fans Nude Bike Ride WTF?

Aria T’Loak Cosplay Mass Effect

Cosplay for World of Warcraft Fans

Super Girl Cos Play Costume

Body Painted Super Heroines – Does it mean they are nude?

Sexy Cos play costume pictures because sex sells.

Mass Effect Cos Play Characters: Miranda, Jack and Samara

Little Mermaid Cosplay Outfit

The Play Station Network’s Epic Fail

Nude Mystique Cosplay Photos

Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix Cos Play Photos

Halo’s Cortana Costume Play Photos

Cos play pix from ICON

Poison Ivy Costume Cosplay Pictures

Bat Girl Cos Play Costume Pictures

Cyborg Ninja Cosplay Metal Gear

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Cos Play Photos

Top 10 Worst Cos Play Costumes Fails

Starfire Cos Play Photos

Wellington Armageddon Cosplay 2011

Super Girl Cos Play Costume

Top Ten Sexiest Cos Play Babes Ever!

Sydney Armageddon Cosplay Photos 2011

Oerba Yun Fang Cos Play

Catwoman Cos Play Costumes

Power Girl Cosplay Outfits

Cosplay from Wonderful Wondercon

Wondercon Cosplay Costumes 2011

Selvaria Bles in a Bikini Cosplay

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Cosplay, roll out

So like it’s time for a quick round up of what I’ve been up to internet wise. First up I’ve been going a lil crazy on the cosplay – here’s some Barbarella featuring some cougar chick I’ve never heard of from Coronation Street doing her best Hanoi Jane impersonation. Joker’s evil girlfriend Harley Quinn made a costumed appearance and so did the Transformers.  We also visited some of Halo Reach concept art from a range of artists.

U2 turned it up a notch and played a massive show in Mexico which featured a version of Zooropa.

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Life is just Super

Wonderous!

Body Painting hot naked woman has been the range for the last decade at least. The idea is simple. You take a nude babe, paint her breasts so she’s no longer considered to be naked and she can then parade around in her birthday suit all she likes…

Harley Quinn covered in paint

Following the lead from Play Boy’s Tiffany Fallon (above) titillating the world with a body painted Wonder Woman costume and the fact that it worked for these nude Mass Effect promotional girls it’s no surprise cosplay fans at the Comic Conventions have taken the guise on board as well. Want proof? Check out these body painted girls below who are all dressed as their favourite super heroes….

Batwoman at some kind of sex party
Round and round goes Harley Quinn
Does this silver paint make my ass look phat?

Above is a celebrity Silver Surfer… Kim Kardashian does her best to show off her booty while painted in silver from neck to tow – meanwhile this guy does an epic Silver Surfer fail

I’m going to have to assume that this green covered lady is indeed a painted Poison Ivy.
Meow..
Catwoman is a fan favourite cosplay costume choice, ever since Michelle Phiffer made sex kittens sexy again.
 And finally below, here’s a sweet body painted Super Girl. She really should have done her nails right?

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U2 played a sweet set list in Argentina

 

U2 Setlist at La Plata, Argentina

Venue: Unico Stadium

April 02, 2011

La Plata Set List: Even Better Than The Real Thing, New Year’s Day, Get On Your Boots, Until the End of the World, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Stand By Me, Stuck in a Moment, Beautiful Day – Gracias a la Vida, In a Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo – It’s Only Rock and Roll, I’ll Go Crazy (remix) – Two Tribes, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace – Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Comments from U2tours.com: The last song before ‘Space Oddity‘ tonight is by Gustavo Cerati’s band, Soda Stereo – continuing the dedication that Bono did a couple nights ago. There’s a tribute to Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa before Beautiful Day, which prompts Bono to sing a Gracias de la Vida – a song by Violet Parra.

 

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Who loves who the most?

This is Bellatron, robot warrior goddess

Check out this interesting three way love triangle of Twilight proportions that appears to be happening over at the Bellatron website. Megatron has declared that he doesn’t love her, while rumors about that Bellatron is secretly dating Optimus Prime are all over the internet….

How will this end? Who cares, it’s all about watching the train wreck as it happens!

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