as i sit on this embraer jet on the way to the middle of nowhere (midland texas), i felt compelled to write about U2. I must admit, I’m a recent devotee having only used the Joshua Tree hits to gauge U2’s position in my life. since i’m such a digital music slacker, i have only U2’s newest effort on my laptop hard drive. How to dismantle an atomic bomb is a compendium of great lyrics, sounds, beats, and awesome guitar riffs provided by one of the coolest dudes around…the edge (if you can get away with having people call you "THE (fill in the blank single word)…you’ve to to be pretty cool.
I have diverse music tastes but am NOT an iPod toting mp3 downloading audiophile. In fact, I’m completely content with Yahoo Messenger’s Launch Cast internet radio firmly planted on either the FUNK or 80’s. At home, I turn on my Satellite TV’s SIRIUS radio DISCO and LATIN stations and rock the night away with my family…doing our best white family imitation of Tito Puente and Wild Cherry.