Me And U2

Author: Cathal McCarron
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781609840020
Size: 11.81 MB
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‘Me And U2’ is an account of Cathal's life set to the backdrop of his love affair with U2's music. For all U2 fans who have ever disliked an album, loved a single, struggled to get a ticket, camped outside an arena, worn out favourite videotapes or simply just sometimes got lost in the music, this book will have at least one reference that will make you say, ‘That could have been me!’. A U2 fan's tale of how his life has been enriched by a soundtrack of U2's music. All U2 fans will really enjoy this book!

Me U2 Around The World Part 1 Europe 2009

Author: Cathal McCarron
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483540931
Size: 15.75 MB
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From June 2009 until August 2011, Cathal McCarron followed the entire U2 360 ̊ tour around the world to promote 'Me & U2' (a self-published memoir of how U2 infiltrated and influenced his life). In this new book, Cathal describes his dramatic time following the U2 tour through Europe in the summer of 2009, from Barcelona to Cardiff, through Amsterdam, Dublin, Zagreb and every other city U2 visited in between. Conceived as a project to fulfill two of Cathal's lifelong dreams - of self-funding travel and following a U2 tour - the European leg did not go according to plan, with several unforeseeable challenges needing to be faced along the way. Funny, touching, revealing and engaging, this is a travel book with a twist which U2 fans will love.

The World And U2

Author: Alan McPherson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442249349
Size: 14.91 MB
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The Irish rock band U2, and especially its frontman Bono, are among the most effective activists ever. U2 has convinced wealthy governments to forgive tens of billions of dollars in loans while spreading its activist messages to billions of people, helping save millions of lives. So how did four boys from one of the poorest countries in the West achieve this? Who and what influenced them? What strategies did they use to succeed as much as they did as activists, and how did those strategies change over time? In particular, how did lead singer Bono make the leap into superstar lobbying? And, with so much attention on him, how has he handled critics who have taken to task his work on behalf of developing countries? In The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism, Alan McPherson trains a historian’s eye on the evolution and influence of the band’s activism from its formation in 1976 to its most recent album and concert tour. Throughout its nearly four decades, the band has held up a mirror to the increasing selfishness in the world while at the same time working to fill the void left by those who have abandoned the world’s poor to their plight. From raising awareness about war and human rights in the 1980s to engaging in direct action in the 1990s to moving mountains of cash for the planet’s poorest in the twenty-first century, the band, and especially Bono, have both raised the bar and set the example for other celebrity activists. But it is also a success that has brought a greater scrutiny to bear on U2’s activism and initiated a healthy debate about the merits of Western development aid. The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism tells this story of U2’s successful storming of the world’s philanthropic stage. It will enchant the band’s fans, engage its critics, and offer lessons—and warnings—to activists seeking to change things for the better.

Me U2 360o

Author: Cathal McCarron
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781624887901
Size: 12.33 MB
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Between 30th June 2009 in Barcelona and 30th July 2011 in Moncton, Cathal McCarron followed the entire U2 360° tour, writing reviews and tales of the concerts as he went. 'Me & U2 360°' is a multimedia collection of all those concert tales. Including hundreds of Cathal's own photos, the ebook also has links to YouTube videos of all the songs mentioned in the reviews, and there are additional links to seventy of his own tour videos. During the tour, Cathal saw shows from every imaginable location (front rail below the stage, back row behind the stage, Red Zone, nosebleed seats, and streets, hills, car parks and hotel rooms outside stadiums), and he had a wide range of novel concert experiences: - on a stormy evening in Sao Paulo, he was given a concert ticket out-of-the-blue just before U2 hit the stage (when they premiered 'Out of Control' and 'Zooropa') - in Cardiff, he camped outside the stadium overnight but didn't go to the gig - in Horsens and Brisbane, he managed to sneak into concerts without tickets - in Rome, he failed to find a ticket after hours of searching - in Paris, Dublin and Philadelphia he ran into trouble with police - in Glasgow and Buenos Aires, he saw big football matches on the same night as the concert - in Melbourne, he was invited to a champagne and oyster reception before the show - in Auckland, he survived on bread and water He found the Joshua Tree and visited Red Rocks. He made it from Washington DC to London to the Glastonbury festival and back to the USA again inside 48 hours. He sweated in Baltimore and shivered in Norman. He got soaked in Moscow and sunburnt in Vegas. From 'Breathe' in Barcelona to '40' in Moncton, via 'New Year's Day' in Poland and 'One Tree Hill' in New Zealand, 'Me & U2 360°' is an engaging account of Cathal's unique perspective of U2's greatest tour. If you saw a U2 360° concert, or are a U2 fan, then you will thoroughly enjoy this ebook!

Shakespeare Returns

Author: Cathal McCarron
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781626751330
Size: 14.46 MB
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William Shakespeare is back! According to ancient Mayan prophecies, 2012 is a portentous year for humanity. On the evening of 20th June 2012, the hallowed midsummer night, William Shakespeare finds himself mysteriously transported from London in 1610 to London in 2012. "O brave new world, that has such people in't!" Whilst adapting to these shocking and strange new times, with its different language, technology and culture, Shakespeare explores modern London with hilarious, profound and surprising results. He unwittingly becomes the only person who can prevent a cataclysmic disaster hitting the UK on the 21st December 2012. Utilising his most potent weapon - his mastery of English - can the Bard save Britain ...? Mystical, poetical, comical and suspenseful, Shakespeare Returns is an original and gripping page-turner for both fans of his plays and lovers of contemporary fiction with a fantastical twist.

U2 The Definitive Biography

Author: John Jobling
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250027900
Size: 15.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders. Filled with captivating revelations, reader will learn: - How Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. worshiped with a Charismatic Christian church that practiced speaking in tongues during the band's early days - Insider stories of the genesis and recording of classic albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby - Creative tensions within the band and power struggles among management - How the disappointments of the Rattle and Hum film and PopMart Tour spurred the band to greater creative heights - Both the successes and controversies of Bono's wide-sweeping philanthropic and political ventures - The disconnect between the band's personal lives and public personas Sure to inspire debate with every music lover, U2: The Definitive Biography humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band's rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band.

Exploring U2

Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810881570
Size: 15.39 MB
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A diverse collection of essays examines the work and influence of U2, covering such disciplines as literature, philosophy, music, culture, business, and theology.