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(3 News New Zealand)   New York's West 53rd Street to be renamed 'U2 Way', authorities couldn't find one without a name   (3news.co.nz) divider line
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2009-03-02 11:39:47 PM  
I thought for sure 53rd was a 1Way.
 
2009-03-03 12:37:10 AM  
Oh thank god it's only temporary.

I thought for a second New York had become incurably cursed with lame.
 
2009-03-03 01:17:12 AM  
Wouldn't they have to find more than one?
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2009-03-03 01:57:10 AM  

bobbette: I thought for a second New York had become incurably cursed with lame.


You too?
 
2009-03-03 02:00:54 AM  
I can't believe the news today.
 
2009-03-03 02:20:55 AM  
I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.
 
2009-03-03 02:36:26 AM  
I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.


7-8 catchy tunes in the 80s, then meh. Any other band would have had the decency to slink off, but Bono's ego will not let him shut the fark up.
 
2009-03-03 02:41:52 AM  
I for one am glad to see proper recognition finally given where it is due.

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2009-03-03 02:47:49 AM  
I'm a fan of early U2 albums. I have to say I'm really surprised by the amount of publicity they're doing to sell this new record. Does it suck so much that they have to go out and whore themselves this way to get people to buy it? What's next, hand jobs for everyone who buys a concert ticket?
 
2009-03-03 03:13:48 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.


Only took six posts for the people who "don't care" to come in and tell us how much they "don't care".
 
2009-03-03 03:49:54 AM  

danduran: AgentOrangeDrink: I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.

Only took six posts for the people who "don't care" to come in and tell us how much they "don't care".


Oh no, do not get the impression that I don't care, you can't not care about something you hate.
 
2009-03-03 04:01:52 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.


TOTALLY agrees with you!! (new window)
 
2009-03-03 08:30:14 AM  
Will it intersect with the "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" Boulevard down in the Village?
 
2009-03-03 08:44:48 AM  
hmmm as much as i applaud them for being socially responsible - i wonder if any of their work was ever recorded/produced in New York City
 
2009-03-03 09:01:09 AM  

pope183: hmmm as much as i applaud them for being socially responsible - i wonder if any of their work was ever recorded/produced in New York City


Link
 
2009-03-03 09:38:28 AM  

frostus: I'm a fan of early U2 albums. I have to say I'm really surprised by the amount of publicity they're doing to sell this new record. Does it suck so much that they have to go out and whore themselves this way to get people to buy it? What's next, hand jobs for everyone who buys a concert ticket?


I picked it up from Amazon mp3 this morning, because they had it for $3.99. If they wanted full retail I never would have bothered. Haven't listened to it yet (It's a Bootsy Collins kinda morning out here- yes, I don't take myself or my music seriously), but I don't expect too much- probably some generic pop lines and lyrics.
 
2009-03-03 10:23:58 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: danduran: AgentOrangeDrink: I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.

Only took six posts for the people who "don't care" to come in and tell us how much they "don't care".

Oh no, do not get the impression that I don't care, you can't not care about something you hate.


Geez, I usually avoid things I hate. Life's too short.
 
2009-03-03 10:57:43 AM  
Can we PLEASE have one day without a U2 thread?

They're a little past their shelf date.
 
2009-03-03 11:17:02 AM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Can we PLEASE have one day without a U2 thread?

They're a little past their shelf date.


If you don't care, then don't click on it or ignore it. Nobody is forcing you to be part of this discussion.
 
2009-03-03 11:26:56 AM  

frostus: I'm a fan of early U2 albums. I have to say I'm really surprised by the amount of publicity they're doing to sell this new record. Does it suck so much that they have to go out and whore themselves this way to get people to buy it? What's next, hand jobs for everyone who buys a concert ticket?


This. U2's early stuff is some of the best music I've ever heard (though let's be fair, I'm only 25). But the last few years have been very average at best. And after listening to parts of the new record via Myspace (you can google it yourself), this one is no different. It's like they aren't even trying anymore.
 
2009-03-03 11:43:45 AM  

desertgeek: frostus: It's like they aren't even trying anymore.


I want to know what you mean by that.
 
2009-03-03 11:54:06 AM  
CarnySaur: Will it intersect with the "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" Boulevard down in the Village?

With lots of pet stores
 
2009-03-03 12:24:25 PM  

LewDux: CarnySaur: Will it intersect with the "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" Boulevard down in the Village?

With lots of pet stores


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/I can't help it. I am a Tennant and Lowe fanboy to this day.
 
2009-03-03 12:29:53 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Can we PLEASE have one day without a U2 thread?

They're a little past their shelf date.


But, the Still Haven't Found What They're Looking For...
 
2009-03-03 01:33:16 PM  

DavIng: desertgeek: It's like they aren't even trying anymore.

I want to know what you mean by that.


Have you listened to the first single from the new album? It sounds like Bono is just going through the motions. Like it was the last song he had to do in the studio and he's all "alright, let's get this shiat over with so I can go to the pub."

The album as a whole just lacks something that I just can't identify what exactly it is. To borrow an art critic's line, "it just doesn't work for me." But I've had albums grow on me before so don't be surprised if I end up liking it at some point.
 
2009-03-03 01:36:25 PM  
This is my favorite Irish group.

Link (new window)

But only because they went to school with my sisters.
 
2009-03-03 02:43:54 PM  

bigmattress: AgentOrangeDrink: danduran: AgentOrangeDrink: I swear if I live to be 50 million I will never understand the appeal of this band.

Only took six posts for the people who "don't care" to come in and tell us how much they "don't care".

Oh no, do not get the impression that I don't care, you can't not care about something you hate.

Geez, I usually avoid things I hate. Life's too short.


I would love to avoid U2, but their ubiquity is one of the main reasons I hate them so much. I would hope that to be so omnipresent a band would have something of value to offer instead of the same song for 20+ years.
 
2009-03-03 02:51:11 PM  

AgentOrangeDrink: bigmattress: AgentOrangeDrink: danduran: AgentOrangeDrink: I would hope that to be so omnipresent a band would have something of value to offer instead of the same song for 20+ years.


Wait, you telling me that songs like "MOFO", "One", "Stuck In A Moment", and "Vertigo" all sounds like one another?
 
2009-03-03 03:02:14 PM  
Fark rules for bands/musicians;

-Do not make more than 3-4 albums. Every song on every album should be perfect. Not one song should be a hit, because that would ruin credibility.
-Do not make music past your early 30's. Preferably, you should OD, commit suicide or die in plane crash/vehicle accident at your prime. You should die at 27 years old so you can get in that legendary musicians club that we read about on wikipedia.
-A guitarist should only play 3 or 4 chords. Too many chords gets all jazzy and that is just boring.
- A guitar solo should only be one or two notes (the second note will a bend from the first). Guitarists should not know scales. Because if you do and you use them correctly, you are just wanking and making diddley diddley woo noises. If a real music fan hears you do that, they will use the fancy word 'derivative' and that is not a compliment. Also, never ever use any guitar effects. To be safe, get an acoustic and strum a D chord over and over like that chick in the movie "Juno". That was real music.
-Drummers should have a minimum amount of hardware. Never use two bass drums or have excessive cymbals. Don't even think about a gong or, god forbid, chimes.
- Bass players pretty much get a pass. You don't really count anyway. It does help if you are African-American. Even better if you're a girl with large breasts.
- Your band should not have fans. If you have any fans, they will be labeled 'fanboys' and it will make your band look uncool.
-As far as your influences, never mention these bands: The Beatles-they were the first boy band-not cool. Led Zeppelin-they ripped off all the black bluesmen-really not cool. U2-Bono is a douche and Edge plays the same not over and over with a delay and chorus (it helps to know what those are)-These people should be curb stomped like American History X. Any heavy metal band-metal is not really music so don't even try.
-Never market your material. Make sure the big box stores do not sell your album. Go to a mom and pop store and ask them to sell it for you (good luck trying to find one). They should not display your album in any way and they should place your album behind much cooler bands than yours so real music fans will find it. Be careful on which bands you think are cool, because you never heard of them.
-Do not play a concert at a big arena or stadium. You must play at a small venue and you should only charge a cover of $10-$20. Real fans of music are usually broke so they can't afford a high ticket price.
-Smoking weed is fine and you must drink beer from a small brewery. If you have a Budweiser or a Miller lite, you will lose some of your real fans.

/more to come
 
2009-03-03 03:09:23 PM  

drkats: Fark rules for bands/musicians;

-Do not make more than 3-4 albums. Every song on every album should be perfect. Not one song should be a hit, because that would ruin credibility.
-Do not make music past your early 30's. Preferably, you should OD, commit suicide or die in plane crash/vehicle accident at your prime. You should die at 27 years old so you can get in that legendary musicians club that we read about on wikipedia.
-A guitarist should only play 3 or 4 chords. Too many chords gets all jazzy and that is just boring.
- A guitar solo should only be one or two notes (the second note will a bend from the first). Guitarists should not know scales. Because if you do and you use them correctly, you are just wanking and making diddley diddley woo noises. If a real music fan hears you do that, they will use the fancy word 'derivative' and that is not a compliment. Also, never ever use any guitar effects. To be safe, get an acoustic and strum a D chord over and over like that chick in the movie "Juno". That was real music.
-Drummers should have a minimum amount of hardware. Never use two bass drums or have excessive cymbals. Don't even think about a gong or, god forbid, chimes.
- Bass players pretty much get a pass. You don't really count anyway. It does help if you are African-American. Even better if you're a girl with large breasts.
- Your band should not have fans. If you have any fans, they will be labeled 'fanboys' and it will make your band look uncool.
-As far as your influences, never mention these bands: The Beatles-they were the first boy band-not cool. Led Zeppelin-they ripped off all the black bluesmen-really not cool. U2-Bono is a douche and Edge plays the same not over and over with a delay and chorus (it helps to know what those are)-These people should be curb stomped like American History X. Any heavy metal band-metal is not really music so don't even try.
-Never market your material. Make sure the big box stores do not sell your album. Go to a mom and pop store and ask them to sell it for you (good luck trying to find one). They should not display your album in any way and they should place your album behind much cooler bands than yours so real music fans will find it. Be careful on which bands you think are cool, because you never heard of them.
-Do not play a concert at a big arena or stadium. You must play at a small venue and you should only charge a cover of $10-$20. Real fans of music are usually broke so they can't afford a high ticket price.
-Smoking weed is fine and you must drink beer from a small brewery. If you have a Budweiser or a Miller lite, you will lose some of your real fans.

/more to come


Finally, a perspective that proves that Operation Ivy is the best band in the world!
 
2009-03-03 06:03:40 PM  
At one point in time Operation Ivy may have been the best band in the world.
 
2009-03-03 07:25:08 PM  
Funny, my friend lives on West 53rd and his section has a sign that says Jerry Orbach Way. I guess they're only doing the block by Letterman's theater.
 
2009-03-03 07:31:29 PM  
Thank god, a U2 thread!!! It's been like forever.
 
2009-03-04 11:55:58 AM  
too bad 'get on your boots' sucks.

review:
Link (new window)
 
2009-03-04 02:40:33 PM  

sadchild: too bad 'get on your boots' sucks.

review:
Link (new window)


But that same website gave the album an amazing score of 9.0.
 
2009-03-05 06:32:27 AM  

DavIng: AgentOrangeDrink: bigmattress: AgentOrangeDrink: danduran: AgentOrangeDrink: I would hope that to be so omnipresent a band would have something of value to offer instead of the same song for 20+ years.

Wait, you telling me that songs like "MOFO", "One", "Stuck In A Moment", and "Vertigo" all sounds like one another?


Where the streets have no naaaame of love, I still haven't found what I'm looking for in the streets have no name of love!
 
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