Climbing the ladder to fame!/ and U2 updates.

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It's been a while since I have bestowed my theories to band stardom so hang in there with me whilst I ramble for a bit. I have been wandering around in the local LA band scene with my camera a bit. I think big things are coming out of this area right now, it might be the grunge Seattle set up from the nineties..... except with indie rock music. Bands such as The Airborne Toxic Event, The Henry Clay People, Radars of the Sky, Aushua, Le Switch, Monolators; and not local but just the same Passion Pit and Band of Skulls; are setting up 2010 for great challenges in the music industry. You may ask what does this have to do with U2?.................

Well, lucky you have me here to fill you in. U2 started out just as these bands are right now. In their local scene, local bars, local festivals, singing songs they created along with cover hits, barely got lucky with a record label and found the right manager. Still. What made U2 take over? How is their journey so triumphant? My theory is besides the fact U2 had a great team behind them, they treated it like a business, and were extremely talented, beyond all this, they stayed real and true. U2 kept the passion to perfect sound, to never settle, and to appreciate where they came from and who got them there (the fans). This connection they share and believe in rings true in their performances, where it can't be faked. Fans know if you are blurting the same line in between songs but just change the city name. You can tell if the performance is individual to the town you are in and if it is done for passion or money. If it's just a job, you won't make it in this biz. If you just want fame, you won't make it. You may have a few hit records, but the longevity U2 has will never happen. Only a band that can relate to its fans, continue to be creative, reinvent themselves with the current stream, and be real can achieve such greatness. The ladder has to be climbed with respect and one peg at a time, If you try to go to fast you will fall and the ladder will be stolen by another driven musician, this takes a great team to know how to play the cards and step up with the publicity and venue choices.

Ok peeps to check out...............


U2 author of many books...........he rocks reviews of many other great bands too
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/author/neilmccormick/

interesting news here
http://u2.com/news/title/evenings-empire

and got this if you subscribe to the offical U2 site NEW CD

Dear Angela,

It's a brand new U2 collection that you won't find for sale in the shops or online. It features tracks never previously made available. And it's strictly limited edition.

What is it ?

It's ARTIFICIAL HORIZON, a U2 remix album produced only for subscribers to U2.com.

If you thought the U2360° remix of I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight was going to bring the house down, wait till you hear the Grand Jury Mix of If God Will Send his Angels, Trent Reznor's version of Vertigo, Jacknife Lee's remake of Fast Cars or David Holmes's remix of Beautiful Day. This is one special collection - check the full tracklisting below.

ARTIFICIAL HORIZON comes off the presses in late January and will be mailed to subscribers within a few weeks. Right now you can get a sneak preview of the new collection and listen in to three tracks: Elevation (Influx Remix), I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Live U2360° Remix) and Beautiful Day (David Holmes Remix).

And as a U2.com subscriber you gain unique access to U2 on disc, on tour and online: all the band's music streaming all the time; full length video including exclusive clips, interviews and news. Plus - Zootopia: 24/7 U2 community with message boards, your own blog, subscriber video uploads, photo galleries and other great community features.

To get into the U2.com subscription site today - and be mailed your own copy of ARTIFICIAL HORIZON - click here now.

Best wishes
The U2.Com Team

Full track-listing of 'Artificial Horizon'.

1. Elevation (Influx Mix)
2. Fast Cars (Jacknife Lee Mix)
3. Get On Your Boots (Fish Out Of Water Mix)
4. Vertigo (Trent Reznor Remix)
5. Magnificent (Falke Radio Mix)
6. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Live U2360° Remix)
7. Beautiful Day (David Holmes Remix)
8. Staring At The Sun (Monster Truck Remix)
9. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Danny Saber Mix)
10. Get On Your Boots (Justice Remix)
11. City Of Blinding Lights (Hot Chip 2006 Remix)
12. If God Will Send His Angels (Grand Jury Mix)
13. Staring At The Sun (Brothers in Rhythm Ambient Mix)

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The local scene in LA ck out these bands

http://www.myspace.com/passionpitjams

http://www.myspace.com/theairbornetoxicevent

http://www.myspace.com/bandofskulls

http://www.myspace.com/radarstothesky

http://www.myspace.com/monolators

http://www.myspace.com/leswitch

http://www.myspace.com/aushua

Later U2 and music fans KCHOW!

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