Sunday, March 15, 2009

#194. Death of Test

Shocked to hear about the death of Andrew "Test" Martin. He's the first wrestler to die whose career I got to follow the whole way through.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

#193. U2, Finnegan

With the new U2 album out, I ought not just to let you walk away (sorry, that's a Hootie reference) without relating a bit of trivia, which begins with me trying to track down one of their songs I've had stuck in my head for years, but had trouble placing. I was convinced it was 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' era, but it turned out to be "Bad," from the underrated 'The Unforgettable Fire' (and found on two other releases as well). Just one of those songs in the U2 canon whose title isn't very direct.

Anyway, because vof the liner notes, Finnegan, the Line of the Dead gets its provisional chapter titles (and outline) from the "Bad" lyrics (which I had to track down) and "A Sort of Homecoming," whose lyrics grace said liner notes.

'No Line on the Horizon' is a keeper, too. More rocking than past efforts. I'm still working on it.


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