Oh Sit Down

No Line On The Horizon

In Jonathan Ross on February 23, 2009 at 15:44

[For a proper review of U2’s new album, please go here https://ohsitdown.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/u2s-no-line-on-the-horizon/.]

 

 

U2‘s new album is “only” at number 12, or something. Honestly, I couldn’t give a shiny one. I’m no big U2 fan, though i did attend one of their Croke Park gigs a couple of years ago thanks to a free ticket. Moreover, I certainly don’t get into a tizzy at the band’s releases. I’m really not bothered.

However, it appears that i’m gonna be at another performance of the band this week, courtesy of Jonathan Ross, of all people.

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Mrs Ohsitdown successfully secured a quad of tickets for this week’s recording of the Friday Night With Jonathan Ross show at the BBC studios in London. Thankfully the Ohsitdown’s family schedule has been altered to allow for a hastily arranged break to Lahndan. U2 are the musical act lined up for this week’s JR show.

I haven’t heard anything from the new U2 album though I have a feeling I will be sorely tempted to download the latest offering from the twatters before I head to Dublin Airport on Thursday. Something for my ipod to get worked up about during the flight.

My personal opinion is that U2 are one of the most over-hyped bands on Earth. I dont undersand what all the fuss is about. Admittedly they do have some good songs. Maybe it’s just the band members i dont like, or maybe it’s just Bono. I don’t care anymore.

It is said that everyone in Ireland has “a Bono story”– a tale of when they bumped into the Bonoi Lama himself. I dont have any such stories. I dont like the little man with the big boots and the even bigger attitude. Is he affected by the recession? Bloody sure he’s not. Does he shop around for cheaper car insurance? Bloody sure he doesn’t. He pays full whack.

Anyway, on with the show. Thursday should be great craic. Also on the JR show is Sir David Attenborough, some British actress with a Blunt surname, and Clive Owen. Mrs Ohsitdown is particularly pleased with the last-named. In fact, I would be willing to bet that she would prefer that I wasnt there at all….I’d only embarrass her in front of him.

  1. Is it Emily Blunt? Is she related to James Blunt? What’s with those Blunt? Never has a surname pushed so much mediocrity on the planet…..

  2. Blunt by name, blunt by nature.
    Not sure about the relationship to the sub-mediocre James. I hope, for her sake, that she is independently blunt.

  3. The album is, by all accounts, average, which is to say that it’s not bad per se. But coming from U2, I expected something more than an album that I just listen to and go “Eh. Not bad.”

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