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Lemon

I was listening to Spotify and this song started to play. Its funny how one song brings back memories from a certain period in your life. I was teaching English in Taipei at the time this song was released.

I remember this song well. It was my favorite song on the album “Zooropa” by U2.  I was in Taiwan when this album was released. Listening to this song brought back memories of scooters, motorcycles. a large gaping hole in the middle of the street, some truly weird roommates and dancing to the song “Killing In The Name” by Rage Against The Machine. That song was quite popular at the time in one particular Taipei bar. Every time it was played, a large crowd would start dancing on the dance floor.  I don’t remember the name of the bar. It was a bar not too far from where I used to live at that time. I think there was a 7 Eleven convenience store nearby.

After twenty five years, I still like this song. It has some some of the most memorable lyrics in music.

Click here to watch live performance of this song by U2 in Sydney, Australia on November 27, 1993.

According to some reviews of the album:

Jon Pareles wrote that the songs are about how “media messages infect characters’ souls”, while music journalist David Browne said the songs are concerned with “emotional fracturing in the techno-tronic age”.

Notes:

Pareles, Jon. A raucous U2 moves further out on a limb. The New York Times. July 4, 1993.

Browne, David. Music Review: Zooropa. Entertainment Weekly. July 9, 1993.

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1000-days-1000-songs-artworkBack in the month leading up to the 2016 election, there was a playlist project that many may remember called 30 Days, 30 Songs. It featured contributions from numerous high-profile musicians of songs protesting Donald Trump, both specific and in more general terms.

After the inauguration of Trump, the producers of 30 days, 30 songs in an act of defiance and to show the world that they were not just going to lie down announced the new playlist 1,000 Days, 1,000 Songs. That’s right: they will be releasing a song a day for every weekday of Donald Trump’s term.

Click here to view the playlist and listen to the songs.

Notes:

The contents of this blog post was adapted from an article published by Paste Magazine. Click here to read the entire article.

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Our first 100 days

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With Trump’s first 100 days in office upon us, action must be taken to protect the causes that will come under threat from this administration.

Our First 100 Days seeks to aid in that protection. Joining together with artists and labels we will be releasing one rare, unreleased or exclusive song per day to you via Bandcamp.

Click here to visit Our First 100 Days website.

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