In My Opinion - Only.

Perez, Michelle ([email protected])
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 09:29:31 -0400

Ok...I pretty much sat in the background ducking the all the poo-poo
hitting the fan around here lately, but I wanted to stick in my .02
cents on a couple of things. Whether you care or not.

I know many of you don't care to read the posts about NI, but as for me,
I want to know what is happening. As I live in the U.S. we do not hear
a lot about what goes on over there unless it is something disastrous.
So I appreciate any information I can get thrown my way. Granted, this
is a U2 list and not a political forum, but...I personally feel
anything that I hear about Ireland helps me to understand what message
U2 is trying to convey in their music. If it weren't for U2, I'd be
totally clueless about a lot of horrible things that are happening
outside of my own country. Because of U2 I have become aware of a
world outside of my own. For me there is a U2 connection to these
postings on NI. I don't understand a lot of what happens over there. I
don't understand why. But, I try to respect peoples opinions, even if I
don't agree with them. Besides, they might change my mind, who knows.
Anyway, I just want to say I appreciate Elizabeth's and Karine's posts
or any other person who has ever posted on the situation. Whether they
agree with each other or not, doesn't matter to me. What matters is
that they care enough to let people, such as myself, know about how they
feel about what is going on. Yes, I can read the newspaper and books on
it or browse the Internet for articles, but I want to hear it from
someone who loves U2 as much as I do. I can't get that from any book or
newspaper. What kind of connection is there for me? The more I know,
the more I relate to the music. The more emotional and inspiring it is
for me. Its what attracted me to U2's music in the first place. They
are trying to convey a message and I am intelligent or willing enough to
listen. For whatever its worth - which for me is a lot. Besides, I
think they want me to know about what's happening over
there....otherwise, they wouldn't be singing their hearts out about it.
Now would they?

As for 3EB or Savage Garden copying some of U2 anecdotes, maybe they are
fans too. I know I've punched the air a couple of times to Mofo -
pretending to be like Bono......course I'm not as cool as Bono and it
kinda of looks silly on me...but who cares? It's fun. Admit it - I
know you've done it too.

I'm sorry this is so long. I'm sure there are others out there that
appreciate these postings, just as I'm sure there are those who don't.
But, why deprive others of information when its easier for you to just
scroll pass the posts you don't want to read.

One more thing, Pumpkins fans out there.....I have a surprise for you if
you have Real Audio. Listen to on Saturday 8:00 p.m. and they
will air their concert - they played here in Atlanta last night - in its
entirety. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.

You can flame me or praise me. Either way, I accept all your opinions.
But, I did wear flame retardant clothes today - just in case. Lucky for
me - eh?

Lovin U2.....

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