Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
When U2 burst on to the music scene in 1980, it was clear from their song lyrics this was not an ordinary band. The stories they told were wrought with detail, emotion and meaning. But I don’t think anyone could have predicted what a humanitarian Bono would go on to become. He has been trying to end hunger and poverty around the world ever since he recorded the charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in 1984. He has met with everyone from world leaders to the heads of charitable organizations to the Pope himself. And throughout all this work, he never took the eye off the ball with the band and continued to make great music. It also did not affect his impossibly good looks, either. Today’s song is my favorite from U2’s extraordinary catalog.
U2 circa 2000: Adam Clayton (bass), Bono (lead vocals & guitar) the Edge (lead guitar & backing vocals) & Larry Mullen Jr. (drums). (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
U2: “One” (1991, written by U2: Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr,)
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