All right, so I've finally done it.
I'm now officially part of the blogger world.
So, first, let me explain what this blog's theme is (and isn't), so that those of you who are not U2 fans (a) have more time to go get your heads checked, and (b) might actually read this once in a while.
THIS IS NOT A BLOG 'ABOUT U2.'
I'm not saying I'll never talk about U2 (example: I'll probably give my thoughts on their new album next week sometime), but this is not a blog 'about U2.'
Ok, so, a collective 'whew' from those in my life who are crazy enough to be relieved right now. I love you all anyway, and will pay for your first mental health therapy visit.
U2's music has been an important part of my life since 1986 when my sister Lisa and I were at our cousin's house in NJ and first heard the U2 album 'The Unforgettable Fire.' We bought U2's 'October' for the 8-hour drive home to Virginia and literally warped the tape (yes, TAPE!) from listening to it over and over without stopping.
For those of us who are music lovers, how often do we strongly identify with a song or relate it to an event that's personal to us? How often do we hear a song that reminds us of something that occurred one time when we heard it? How often has a lyric sprung to mind that mirrors exactly what's going on 'right then?'
For me, a lot.
And U2 lyrics seem to do that the most.
So, I decided that the theme of this blog would be to write about all kinds of stuff . . . and title the posts using U2 lyrics.
Thus, the sub-title of the blog is born: Life in U2 lyrics.
So, we'll see where this all leads . . . I hope it's as fun as I'm told.
If not, I have your names. I will hold you personally responsible. You know who you are.
THE GOAL IS SOUL, people!