The year 2011 for U2 was one of the heaviest and history to the band. End of the biggest tour the world has ever seen, record breaking participation in the Glastonbury festival and relaunch the album Acthung Baby. Each of these things has its complexity and try to show them here as the year 2011 in the life of U2.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Lead singer and human rights activist had a private meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny in Dublin.
The star Bono, lead singer of U2, wants to act in defense of their country. The press reported that the Irish rock singer and human rights activist held two hours of private meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny and made himself available to act as an ambassador of Ireland abroad.
The star Bono, lead singer of U2, wants to act in defense of their country. The press reported that the Irish rock singer and human rights activist held two hours of private meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny and made himself available to act as an ambassador of Ireland abroad.
According to reports the Sunday Independent, on occasion, the singer Enda presented with a bottle of whiskey - probably a single malt Irish Inish Turk Beg. Christmas present. The meeting took place behind closed doors on Wednesday last, in the office of prime minister in Dublin.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Cheers! Bono gets generous with the champagne during a Boxing Day trip to the races with his wife and daughters
Christmas brings out the best in people as their generosity and love flows to those around them. Take Bono for instance, who, days after busking in the streets for charity, decided to treat the Irish press to some Boxing Day fizz. The U2 front man was visiting the Leopardstown race course in Dublin with wife Ali Hewson and their daughters Jordan and Eve. Being one of the world's biggest rock stars, he attracts press attention wherever he goes, and today was no exception. And being Christmas, not only did Bono happily stop for photos, but he decided to treat the cameramen to some champagne. The 51-year-old and his wife were snapped outside the race course with a tray of Moet and Chandon which was in full flow. He looked in a great mood as he handed out the fizz and chatted to fans and photographers.
Sunday, 25 December 2011
U2 provided the rights of the song "One" for a video created for the Hospital Sperantei House, a nongovernmental organization in Romania. The video, with "One" background, is part of a campaign to raise funds for terminally ill patients. The video was created by Brice Entertainment. "When we offer our services to the Hospital Sperantei House, we wanted a project that could impact on raising awareness to this humanitarian cause. It was very important for us to help the band, "said Mark Walton, Brice's Entertainment, writer and director of the video. See the video below:
On this Christmas Eve, the charity began close to home for the lead singer of U2. Bono called some musician friends in central Dublin for a session of 'busking'.
Buyers who were in the last minute rush for gifts for Christmas in Grafton Street, were thrilled to see Bono singing from the heart.
Along with Bono were Glen Hansard, Mundy, Damien Rice, Declan O'Rourke and Liam O'Maonlai.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
The two members of U2 are in Harry's Cafe in Hanover Quay, Dublin to spend the holidays with their families and employees of the band. See some photos below:
Friday, 23 December 2011
As I did the first night, here is the second night in Multicam of U2 shows in Brazil. April 10, 2011. You can download if you want. Hope you enjoy and comment it. You can see the first night by clicking here.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Bono participated as guest of honor at a concert of Irish singer, Imelda May, O2 Dublin on Friday night. Together they played the classic U2's "Desire" and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)".
See the videos below:
Bono was chosen as one of the best picture of 2011 by the magazine "Time". His picture was taken by Peter Hapak.
Monday, 19 December 2011
I'm in a project. I'm did the DVD of U2's second night in Mexico. Here is the trailer, It will be released here and in Facebook in January, 7.I hope you enjoy and comment. For more videos edited by me, visit my channel on youtube.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
The German doctor who repaired rocker Bono's back last year told the U2 star that his pioneering operation might wreck his performance in the bedroom. Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt was candid with the singer and humanitarian when he first asked for help after cancelling tour dates because of his back pain - and told him there may be life-changing after effects. Bono explains, "The guy's a genius. I was told he was the best and that I was in deep trouble - and now I'm not... I'm very well, rebuilt by German engineering. "But he said, 'For this procedure... there is some risks... (like) the dropped foot... you might walk with a limp, and also the sexual dysfunction.' And my wife Ali was there and she said, 'Great!'."But I am very pleased at this great German care; I have neither of those problems."
The band Metallica completes 30 years and U2 filmed a short skit on video, they are in a therapy session, a reference to the mood of the 2004 Metallica documentary 'Some Kind of Monster'.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Yes, that's yer man appearing in a promo clip for Tuesday night's holiday-themed edition of the popular TV show, Glee. The cast will be singing the 1984 Band-Aid hit, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and, in the video below, both Bono and Sting talk about recording the original version. Says Bono: "This song really did kind of ... turn my life upside down."
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
U2 were the band that more profits raised by the concerts over the last year. Between 1 November 2010 and November 8 this year, the band gave 44 concerts for which it received more than 220 million euros, reports Billboard. Numbers that made the tour of the 360 most profitable ever.
Here are Bon Jovi (68 concerts and 146 million euros), Take That (29 concerts and 140 million euros). Check out the full top:
Monday, 12 December 2011
When you think of Bono from the Irish rock band U2, what words come to mind? Singer, songwriter, humanitarian and icon to name a few, but how about baby whisperer? For the first half of his life, my son, now 15 months, didn't sleep much. As a newborn, he'd happily stay awake for 12 or more hours at a stretch, seemingly drinking in every detail of the day.Desperate to help him rest and relax, I read all the books. I perfected my swaddling technique and side hold. I shushed and swayed.
Pierce hated it.
Friday, 9 December 2011
The U2 channel on VEVO added two new U2 videos of the documentary "From the Sky down". One shows a version of "So Cruel" sung by Bono and the other shows Edge singing Love os Blindness. Check it out.:
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
It all started when I saw the shows in Brazil deserved its DVD version, but as no artist makes officials DVDs in Brazil, I decided to do on my own and edited the first two nights of shows in U2 Morumbi Stadium. I searched several videos on youtube for each song, an average of 10 per song and edited each one joined and recorded on a DVD. In this post you'll see the first night of shows, april 09. It was not a good edition because it was my first project, and was not sure how to edit. Not to mention that the youtube videos did not help much in quality, I tried the best I could. You'll can make the download of the videos if you wanna. For those who don't know how to make the download of each video, follow the instructions below:
- Open this site keepvid.com;
- Paste de URL of the video on the white bar;
- Click in download;
- If the site ask to you to click or in "yes" or "no", click YES;
- Now you must choose which format you want to download. I recommend the mp4 format. (best quality)
Hope you enjoy what I did and comment.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Just to say, I love Europe, the culture, but this is a dark side of this continent, hope when I go there I don't sufer with this type of treatment.. See for yourself....
Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, considered the world's richest man by Forbes magazine, has pledged $ 8 million over the next four years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS (RED).
The AMX, owned by tycoon, Carlos Slim Foundation announced its adherence to the Global Fund, bringing together numerous organizations in the world to promote action against AIDS. The statement which, together with its subsidiaries, Claro, Comcel and Telcel, the group will seek to mobilize its 300 million customers to add up to the campaign.
Friday, 2 December 2011
The site Guia Folha, Sao Paulo newspaper, is doing a poll to see which international attraction was the best spent by Brazil in 2011. Vote for U2, which is on the top of the poll. The band played three shows in Sao Paulo earlier this year in April, shows that they made the tour of the 360 most lucrative in history.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday a new financial effort to fight AIDS in the United States and worldwide, at an event in Washington to mark the World Day to Combat AIDS.
"We can beat this disease," Obama said during the event, which was also attended by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, beyond the U2 singer, Bono and Alicia Keys.
About 1.2 million Americans living with HIV and two thirds of these are not treatment for the disease, according to official report released this week.
According to the latest UN figures, about 34 million people worldwide were infected with HIV in 2010 and 1.8 million people died. The figure was below the 2.2 million deaths in 2005.
During the premiere of the documentary Keep a Child Alive, last Tuesday (29), Bono, U2 leader, interrupted a speech by Alicia Keys and said, "it is scary, is not it?". The information is from Us Magazine.
The band leader told Ellen DeGeneres ever think you could have sung better.
Bono may even lead many people to the U2 shows to listen to your voice, but he would not do the same. It turns out that the leader of the band itself does not support voice.
The musician participated in the program Ellen DeGeneres Show that airs in the U.S. on Thursday, one day, and said he got tired of her own voice and not hear music of U2 for it, especially if the start of the group.
- Actually, my voice annoys me. I always think I could have sung better, said the attraction recorded on Wednesday, April 30.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
That's right. Let me be clear that this is my opinion and of course each one has its best version. Often depends on the moment, but if it is to choose a single version of U2's best songs, I choose these:
Song: Even better than the real thing
Type: Not remix
Best version: DVD Zoo Tv live from Sydney, 1993.
The early 90s was a period in which the U2 impressed critics to re-imagine their own music with the release of Achtung Baby. 20 years later, the band revisited and this time, digging files, found a stockpile of unreleased tracks, collaborations precious, lost remixes and rarities cult-style side B. In addition to never before heard tracks, produced in the studios of Berlin and Dublin, the new material brings live performances and commercially unreleased videos, and club hits and appearances by special guests. Achtung Baby incorporates a multitude of ideas and styles, all represented in the mosaic that is the album cover. The photo collage qudradas symbolizes the spirit of 90 years and the changes in Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall. To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the U2 team, including designer Shaughn McGrath and the original photographer, Anton Corbijn, are inviting artists to submit a photo or art that reflects the global environment of today. The photograph or artwork should express the same meaning in this cover of Achtung Baby. If Achtung Baby was released today, which photographs or art would be part of this collage?
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
UME announced that a documentary film about the making of U2's Achtung Baby, entitled From The Sky Down, will be released worldwide on Blu-ray and DVD on December 12th, 2011, ahead of a U.S. release on January 24th, 2012.
Earlier this year, U2 returned to Hansa Studios in Berlin to discuss the making of Achtung Baby. From The Sky Down, is a documentary film directed by Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud, Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).
Bono, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and other artists attended the ceremony, the honoring the photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbjin. The Dutchman was awarded the Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation 2011, which is given to those who work on culture, from the hand of Princess Maxima, in Amsterdam.
At the ceremony, Bono sang One.
Monday, 28 November 2011
The most expensive musical in history, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", breaking the record for the Foxwood Theatre, earning little more than $ 2 million at the box office. The musical has been criticized, many presentations were canceled at the beginning due to accidents with the cast and internal problems. Recently, Julie Taymor, former director of the show, sued the producers for violation of your copyright (See more about that here.). "We were strongly committed to the premiere of this show and do what we could to the Spider-Man was in New York this year and for years to come," said producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris. The show is the soundtrack to Bono and The Edge of our beloved band U2.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Noel Gallagher, former member of Oasis now follows a solo career, said "be happy" to play with Coldplay or U2. In one of his interviews all day crowd the music sites, Noel Gallagher said he would work with "anyone who has sold 50 million records." "I was never invited to a partnership. I guess I do not reject with any of Coldplay or U2, "told the Sunday Mirror. Is this confirmation that the former member of the Oasis is a true charlatan?
Source: MTV Brasil
I have already done the complete DVD of the first U2 concert in Brazil, on 09 April 2011. Now put the fourth part, which includes I still haven't found what I'm looking for and Stuck in a Moment. Stay tuned, because every day I will post each part. I hope you enjoy and comment. Your can see the first two parts here and the thrid part here.
I have already done the complete DVD of the first U2 concert in Brazil, on 09 April 2011. Now put the third part, which includes Elevation an Until the end of the world. Stay tuned, because every day I will post each part. I hope you enjoy and comment. Your can see the first two parts here.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
The Dublin boys compete with Coldplay, Beyonce, Muse, Eminem, the category "Best Live Act". U2 recently won two Billboard Award. Help them to win one more prize by clicking here. You can vote how many times you want. Do that everytime!!!!
The renowned actor Robin Williams, who made a crazy babysitter in the film Mrs. Doubtfire, says he is always confused with U2's Bono.
Once a guy asked me in Paris: 'Are you Bono?'. So I said 'no, no, you're Robert Windsor,' "said the actor.
"I'm just confused with Bono for people who are very drunk. I think when I wear sunglasses, I'm a bit like," joked the actor, said that he can not imitate the Irish accent of the "double". "The accent is one thing I can not get. I get to do and soon disappears. I always end up talking like a Scotsman."
In my opinion I think that they are very similar, yes.
In my opinion I think that they are very similar, yes.
Friday, 25 November 2011
U2 singer Bono and guitarist The Edge were supposed to be part of our Friday feature asking about movies they'd recommend to aspiring young talent.
But, like Frank Sinatra, who Bono once sang a duet with, they did things their own way. They didn't exactly answer our question -- What one movie would you recommend an aspiring young actor or director see, and why? -- but they spoke with conviction about two favorite albums (Torches and Horses) and one movie (It Might Get Loud).
Bono and The Edge were talking to TIFF's Thom Powers during the festival last September. It was an on-stage interview to promote Davis Guggenheim’s opening gala film From the Sky Down, a documentary on the difficult creation of U2's 1991 album, Achtung Baby.
I have already done the complete DVD of the first U2 concert in Brazil, on 09 April 2011. Now put the first two parts. Stay tuned, because every day I will post each part. I hope you enjoy and comment.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
One of the problems faced by music stars throughout their careers is leaving to spend special moments with family, as the big Christmas and New year. But Rihanna, who on Thursday (24) Thanksgiving is in Ireland for presentation in Dublin, found a way to compensate for this distance at least, give her and her team for a bash to celebrate the holiday, one of the main U.S. and Canada. The information is from the British tabloid Daily Star.
I'm in a project. I'm doing the DVD of U2's second night in Mexico. Yet will I finish editing all the videos, but put here the first part that contains the Intro, Even better than the real thing and Out of Control. I hope you enjoy and comment. For more videos edited by me, visit my channel on youtube.
The world renowned music magazine Rolling Stones made lists qualifying, putting the world's best performers in their categories, reanking. Of course, this does not change anyone's opinion, should not, after all everyone has their opinion and if to give me here, tell them that U2 should be number one in all. Following the placement of U2:
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Organizations ONE and (RED) will promote the event "The Beginning of the End of AIDS" on 01 December. People can submit questions in the event's official channel on YouTube and the most votes will be passed on to Bono, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Alicia Keys and other artists respond.
The event will be broadcast Live on December 1 - World Day to Combat AIDS - starting from 13h (GMT), via YouTube.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Joe O'Herlihy, U2's sound technician for 30 years, made his own setlist for the forthcoming album U22. After several shows behind a mixing desk, which he says the songs on the album that should be U22
"My song list is very much a collection of my favorite songs from the tour. They are in no particular running order, so hopefully my version of the U22 set list will have you smiling, literally from ear to ear.
'In choosing my U22 song set list from the Suggested 46 songs, I fear That U22 ITS will have work cut out to match what the U2360 tour set list Had to offer. From a fans perspective, this is a monumental task to give anyone.
'Being a fan myself for the past 33 years, I'm indeed honored the band That' let me in the sound 'All Those Years in August It makes it all the more Significant That the U2360 Tour Offers the fans the chance to have a lasting memento until the next tour by The Biggest and best touring band in the world. "
The sound engineer of U2, which won the Grammy for his work on How to Dismantle an Anatomic Bomb, Mark Ellis Flood was interviewed by U2.COM. Flood spoke of how his work was on the album "Acthung Baby" and the sessions at Hansa Studio. Check out the interview below.
Monday, 21 November 2011
Bono may be appearing on The Daily Show on Wednesday, November 30. The program had already invited before the leader of U2, Bono has always refused. Not sure, because it was not officially announced the presence of the singer, but unofficial sources say he will be safe.
The information comes from Late Night lineups, but the official website of The Daily Show does not confirm such a presence.
Wondering what to get for the U2 fanatic on your holiday shopping list? How about a FREE copy of the brand new, 2-disc Achtung Baby deluxe edition reissue?
If you didn't already know, U2's seminal early-'90s classic celebrated its 20th anniversary this weekend. Largely written and recorded in Berlin with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, the album was a stark stylistic departure from their earnest, arena-friendly sound—Achtung Baby embraced irony, decadence, dance music, and Euro-centric post-modernism... it also had some of the band's best songs of all time.
Today, the best live album in history complete 28 years of age. Under a blood red sky was launched aiming to promote the War Tour. It was the first U2 live record, recorded at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado (near Denver) in the United States. A heavy rain threatened the show, but as U2 had spent so much money with Island Records, decided to do it anyway. And it worked. The rain left the show even more beautiful. Rolling Stones magazine put as the best live recording of the 80's and the video for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday "as one of the 50 moments that changed the history of Rock and Roll. This video was included on the DVD U2 18 Videos of 2006.
Sunday Bloddy Sunday live at Red Rocks.
Another edition that i made. This time the song is "The Fly" live from Nashville, Tenesee, on July 2 this year by 360º Tour. Hope you enjoy it and comment.
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Larry Mullen Jr. surprised to perform incredibly well in his first job as a movie actor. The film is called "The man on the train.
Synopsis: The English-language remake of Patrice Leconte's award-winning French film of the same name, The Man on the Train stars Donald Sutherland and musician Larry Mullen, Jr. in his acting debut.
See the following video, the documentary "From the sky down", which shows the back of the studio Hansas U2 in Berlin and the whole process that led to the recording of "Acthung Baby".
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Elevation Partners, co-founded by Bono, is preparing to launch its second fund.
Today the hard Acthung Baby officially complete 20 anosde existence and Irish band The Skin We're In it decided to rerecord all the tracks and published online. Listen to them below:
I made a special video about the coming of U2 in Brazil in April this year. Shows summary of just about everything that happened in the days before the shows and, of course, their own shows. The video had to be divided into two parts. I hope that the Brazilian fans who see this feel a little bit of emotion that was everything, and who is not Brazilian, see also, after all, U2 is never enough! Enjoy it.
Friday, 18 November 2011
November 18/19 of 1991...
U2 release Acthung Baby worldwide. The album cover features a colorful collage of 16 small photos, a vivid change from the black and white image that distinguished The Joshua Tere e Rattle and Hum albums. The inner sleeve includes a small photo of a naked Adam Clayton, prompting many stores in North America to threaten not selling the album because of the full-frontal nudity. Island Records quickly covers Adam, adding na black "X" or green shamrock over the picture on the CD and cassete version of Acthung Baby. The small amount of vinyl that is printed in North America retains the original, uncensored the photo.
I made another edition of a U2 song live here in Brazil. This time it's Where the streets have no name live at Morumbi Stadium, São Paulo, April 13, 2011. I hope you enjoy it and comment.
High-quality photos were posted on the site Interview Magazine of Achtung Baby.
See more photo by clicking here.
Further proof for those who still think that U2 really will end next year. The band was seen entering his studio in Dublin, Hanover Quay Studio. Bono had time to give some autographs at the door of the studio and take pictures. The next album will probably be called "Songs of Ascent." U2 bought the Hanover Quay Studio in the early 90's, and of course, is one of the studios where the newly reissued album Achtung Baby was made 20 years ago.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
The singer Patricio Manns, who qualified for the International Competition Festival of Vina del Mar with the Theme on Camiroaga Felipe, "Felipe is looking from the bottom of the sea," said they have plans for major international artists recorded. "The song will make his way alone, without the need of Vina del Mar, because we drive. I have great singers projects to bring it into their countries, like Bono, for example," in A New Tomorrow. Manns said that "some time" is in talks with the leader of U2 "through a friend who is close friends with him and lives here in Con Con, Chile then when you get it or perhaps have the list sent before for the song here in Chile. "The author explained that compose this song for the late entertainer "was an idea that was born of the búqueda me the bodies of the disappeared in Juan Fernandez, who was an everyday thing in the media." "And suddenly I was sitting and said, 'Philip is sitting at the bottom of the
If before, Leroy Bell, had sung "I Still Have not Found What I'm looking for" and please everyone, this time Drew, one of the competitors of the "X Factor" sang "With or Without You", but had jury did not like. In my simple opinion, although the version of the song was very different from normal, pulling an almost acoustic, she did very well and has a great voice. Below is the video of his performance, look and draw your conclusions:
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
These days I was seeing U2 videos on the net, when I came across one made by Brazilians in front of Bono's house in Ireland. He was going to last U2 concert in Ireland for the 360 Tour. But one of the comments, of course, was done by an Irishman was as follows:
"Brazilians FUCKING NOBODY LIKES YOU .... GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS COUNTRY ... YOU ARE LIKE A Plague ...... GO BACK TO YOUR FUCKING POOR COUNTRY "
This is the video. Go to youtube if you want to see the comment.
That's over a case of xenophobia stupid happens, Irish are against the entry of Brazilians think we are poor and do not benefit at all to Ireland, and who is now with the crisis we are not Brazilian, but they have now to worsen want to put tougher laws against immigrants, ie, a country so beautiful, where was formed a band born of peace and a man like Bono, and there are people who hate foreigners, Bono himself these hours should be ashamed.
An account of the prejudice in Ireland and my view on xenophobia. I hope you agree with me regarding this ridiculous scenario of society that are considered more evolved on Earth. It is really absurd.
I know many people will not read because it is a little big, but I think it's worth stopping to see beautiful pictures and gifs cute for a minute and open your eyes to the world in which we live. They are 5 minutes. Perhaps you can reflect on something today ...
"Foreigners do not deserve respect?
The testimony of Tibiriçá Thais, a Brazilian who suffered abuse in Ireland
For almost a year I participated as a reporter of this site. Our goal has always been writing about human rights violations, censorship, denial of liberty. And had to get to Europe to feel everything that happens to me.
I decided to come to Spain and study at a university as an exchange agreement with the University Federal Fluminense (UFF / RJ).I have a student visa to attend a semester at the Universidad de la Coruna in La Coruna, Galicia region. I'm living in Spain for four months, and my Holy Week vacation with two friends went to Ireland. To our surprise we were denied entry into Dublin and taken to a women's prison (I I my friend Maria Dias) and male (our friend Andrew St. Peter).
The justification of Irish immigration police was that we did not have enough money to spend six days in the country. However, three of us had 350 euros each into cash, in addition to our international credit cards. According to immigration, credit card is not proof of cash. Visa Will not work there?
After being denied entry, without knowing we were taken to prison, and stay with our passports and original documents of the universities that are studying here in Europe. They ignored the roles of universities, and also questioned why they were not in English. Contest that was the language of the country in which we live, it is an original documentation. We realized that they would not let us go anyway, then ask a link to the Brazilian Embassy. Again we were ignored.
Upon entering the prison Dochais Centre had to leave all my belongings to the police when I say all are all the same. I received a plastic bag with towel, blanket, a pair of panties and a blouse (which were at least mine). Mary was not so lucky: the police let her just take your glasses and contact lens eye drops, nothing more. Stay with their clothes for two days.
In these two days we had to shower in front of guards, and the quiz prison nurse, pass a medical, participate in common meals with the inmates in our prison ... there were women who were serving time for drug trafficking and other for murder. We met and talked with some of them, even the Brazilian Embassy in Dublin, in the voice of Elza Soares, he said he did not live with these people.
Yes, we've dealt with these people, and I'm not here to judge them. The violation of our rights is not made by them but by Irish immigration police, claiming unreal, just do not let us in Ireland, and to complete, took us to a prison and deprived us of our freedom, leaving we there for two days without the possibility of a connection.
Our only connection request was granted on the second day. The Sister Mary, who takes care of prisoners, has helped us to speak with the director of the prison, which had been touched and let us make a call of 6 minutes. My friend Andrew, who was in the male prison, could not make any calls, and to question his presence there received the following response: "This is not immigration, it is a prison."
They were my parents and told Mary that the Embassy of Brazil in Dublin, and on Saturday morning a representative visited us, warning us of possible output. To try to calm down, said this was the normal procedure, but that only made me more distraught and wondered how many Brazilians have gone through this and could never report this humiliation. Many others must have felt embarrassed and just want to forget everything. My friends and I just feel an aversion to the way foreigners are treated in Ireland.The guard of immigration made it very clear talking to us that the presence of Brazilians are not welcome and we have nothing to see in Ireland. Yes, these words were used.
We are more outraged that our government deal with the case so carefree, and have the courage to say that this is a common procedure, because the Irish Immigration is not a place for the deportees. Readers, imagine if Irish students were barred from entering Brazil, and taken to a jail. Happen a diplomatic war. The experience was worth to see how the world is upside down. The so-called globalization are leaving more developed countries considered crazy. And Europe is the most visible to notice all these changes. Immigration from less developed countries of the European Union and economic growth that does not follow all the movements of people are averse to leaving the European countries called here to be underdeveloped.
The xenophobia of the Irish is clear when entering the room deported from the airport. The messages on the walls of people are always considered second tier. Along with Mary and I was also in the same situation a Brazilian 35 years, whose name I prefer not to mention, because she does not know what I'm writing. This woman is a nurse in Brazil for over 10 years, took 1500 euros into cash, round-trip ticket from Brazil, two credit cards, hotel booked and paid. The immigration police response was that it was a nice person, but could not prove their profession in the country. Just to travel to Ireland on vacation you need to have proof of a professional activity in the country of origin.
The situation is chaotic in the country of James Joyce. The Irish authorities had signed a week before our arrival a law that will make more difficult the entry of people do not sit well with them. Too bad they say that censorship and violation of human rights was something only the dictatorships. And now how countries are dealing with foreigners? "
---- I was extremely saddened by this story. I admire Ireland, culture mostly. It may be ridiculous, I admit, but I confess: when I read the excerpt "The guard of immigration made it very clear talking to us that the presence of Brazilians are not welcome and we have nothing to see in Ireland. 'Almost wept for surprise and fear. Surprise is so strong so that the Irish have an aversion to foreigners, including Brazilians, and afraid to go there one day to try to fulfill my dream and go through a situation like this or some like many others that we see out there (be the target of physical aggression by racist groups for example).
What makes me more thoughtful about it is that Brazilians receive foreigners with the greatest attention and respect (of course we have exceptions in the world have.). I can almost say that we treat for them. Respect, welcome, if they need help, etc.. Any alien who arrives in Brazil, I'm sure, will be super welcome! But if the situation is contrary, suffer and go through this humiliation. We are ill-treated, poorly attended, ignored, caught, it's ridiculous! Sometimes not even look at us in the face!
After all, what is the reason for the hatred of foreigners? What is the explanation to exclude a person from society by their skin color? So to say that only because I'm white, blue eyes I'm evil character? I kill people, to terrorism, I am a bandit? Is that it? I'm dishonest? I can not understand, I will not. It is because European countries are more developed and classified as "1st World" and then the rest of the world does not pay? They do not want a mix with his people all perfect and just right, is it?
Well, I'll say one more thing: they now snubbed, mistreat, beat, kill, humiliate and all the rest of the story we already know and need not repeat, but they forget that the reason for the "2nd and 3rd Worlds "are less developed is their fault that they were" discovering "new lands simply exploited to the core of the bones of the natives of these lands they occupied, removed everything that could take advantage of each soil, let alone a people scrambled to their culture, without their riches. They smashed the tribes, just with different cultures, beliefs. They have imposed on people who lived there and forced to work for them. And then they left, whether by fighting with the original people or lack of interest in the lands already finished, leaving the whole mess a natural society. Traces of their tickets were marked and reflect these colonized countries today. If developing countries are really underdeveloped until today I'm sure you are not so random. The settlers took everything they could: gold, precious stones, nature, people became slaves, animals, everything! Simply everything and now we turn away. They do not help countries that have suffered in their hands in the past. They ignore.
It is these times that I really anger of those people who consider themselves superior simply because they are Europeans, Americans, etc ... People are being judged by appearance, in fact, we should look at the character of each one.
I hope one day to go to Ireland and prove that Brazilians are so human and worthy of attention and respect as any Irishman.Anyone in the world deserves to be treated with all their rights. All are free. No matter where it comes from, where he was born, lived or lives, skin color, hair type, whether it's blond, red, brown, one is white, albino or black. It makes no difference whether the high, low, dwarf, have disabilities, is gifted, has a hard, rich, poor, or Mercedes will walk the same walk, if you have tattoos, piercings, colored hair, you can hear rock, samba, soul, jazz, funk, metal, pop, rap, you wear black or loves the colors, etc ... Never mind any of that. What we have to stop to see is the character. Only then will we see who is who.
I hope I was clear. I was really sad about the matter.
Let's stop this, please. Everyone talks of humanity, love and peace but do not see many people act the way they preach.
Prejudice is a lack of knowledge, is to judge without knowing. Racism is seen in the appearance of your character is another thing that has nothing to do with another. Xenophobia is not respecting others because of their nationality.
In the end, everything is lack of knowledge. Conclusion: People today are false and ignorant.
I think I need not say more ...
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
The album titled (Ǎhk-to ͝ ong Bay-Bi) Covered, recently released, featuring covers of songs from the album Achtung Baby U2, by great artists, will have part of their profit from sales of iTunes used to help the terrible famine that raged in the east African. The album was released to commemorate 20 years of Achtung Baby. For those who live in the UK, the album will be on iTunes from November 28th. The album came in good time, East Africa, such as Somalia, suffers daily with hunger. There are many thousands of deaths and diseases caused by lack of food.
"This crisis in east Africa is still very much an emergency and Concern is delighted that all of the parties involved are making this hugely significant contribution to our work in the region. We are honoured they have chosen Concern as the exclusive beneficiaries.
Former Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark director Julie Taymor has criticised U2's Bono and The Edge for their role in axing her from the musical.
Taymor, who was sacked from her role earlier this year after spending nine years working on the show, said she was fired and criticised by people who had no idea of what was going on behind the scenes.
Taymor, who had been described by U2 guitarist The Edge as being "overwraught" and "exhausted" before she was sacked, told Esquire magazine: "There's no doubt by the end of February, when I felt all of this stuff happening, that I was exhausted by that, but not by the show and not by the inspiration I was getting from the actors."
She then went on to add:
In an interview with Channel RTE, Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence and the Machine, said he learned to dance in high heels with Bono: "Bono taught me to dance in high heels and also told me about the performance at Glastonbury festival - how everything that could go wrong went wrong, including him tearing his pants on stage. he told me he had to find a new way of singing that does not involve having to move. "Florence said.
Recently, in an interview with "Q," Bono said that was the fault of the DJ's main stage at Glastonbury festival, which damaged the computer and was unlucky to wear the wrong shoes that day. "I went to the stage and realized that was like an ice rink (the rain had frozen) and I was wearing the wrong shoes. I could not move, "he said.
I made another new video. I tried mixing scenes of 360 degrees to the Zoo TV in the song "Even better than the real thing." I hope you enjoy and sorry because Youtube puts the black edges in places video.
Monday, 14 November 2011
U2 was live criticized by the widow of Kurt Cobain crazy, Courtney Love, at the SWU festival, which takes place on 12, 13 and 14 November in Paulina, San Paulo: "Today we'll play some songs on [U2 album] 'Achtung Baby '. since Bono never called me to open a U2 concert, I'll play' The Fly 'and go off. "
U2 accepting award on Irish TV in March 1988. They were named "Best International Group" at the official Irish Music Awards sponsored by the Milk Marketing Board.
Friday, 11 November 2011
U2, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Presents (Top U.S. Indie Promoter), Front Line Management (Top Manager) and Coachella (Best Festival).
The night's big winners were U2, who wrapped up its two-year-long, record-book-shattering 360° Tour in July; and Journey, who took home the "Legend of Live" award honoring its 38 years of touring. U2 brought home the Top Tour Award and Top Draw Award, which acknowledged the band's top grossing and ticket selling tours, respectively, for its 360° Tour.
Jason Aldean received the Breakthrough Award, and the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award went to Taylor Swift and her Speak Now World Tour 2011, sponsored by Covergirl. Bon Jovi received the Eventful Fans' Choice Award, which is determined by fan "demands" at Eventful.com.
Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw, who cut his teeth touring with the Grateful Dead, received the Humanitarian Award, and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell received the inaugural Apple Award, honoring the legacy of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
The leader of U2 sent a letter with a message improves the former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who since last week are dealing with a cancer of the larynx. Bono Lula met at conferences, and especially when the band came to Brazil in 2006 for the Vertigo Tour in two shows at Morumbi. Bono also said he would include him in your prayers.
The "X Factor" is a reality show franchise originating in the United Kingdom. It was designed as a replacement to Pop Idol, the program that gave rise to what today are the American Idol and all derivatives of this franchise Fremantle Media. It is a singing competition that is already held in different countries.
One participant called Leroy Bell, he performed the song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm looking for," which touched everyone. It was more like the version of the album "Rattle and Hum 'than the version of" The Joshua Tree "for having backing vocals. Juries find it perfect.
And, as incredible as it sounds, Leroy is 60 years since the "X Factor" does not limit the age to participate.
See how was.