August review

August has been an interesting month. Swamped at work, been doing 12 hour days at times. Fortunately I can bring my laptop home to work, but unfortunately that means there have been too many days when I’ve been working until midnight. That also means there have been days when I’ve pulled my personal laptop out at midnight to write this blog, grabbed a song, written it up then gone to sleep. Which means there have been too many times when I’ve just grabbed a song at random, without remembering enough about having to do non-songs more. I’m already at that point where I have more non-songs than songs to do for the rest of the year, and I’m starting to feel the squeeze. Oh well, it’s all U2, right?

Getting ready for the European leg of the tour to start. Saturday I’m going to be at the beach, really hoping that I’ll be able to get a signal so I can watch the first show that afternoon. I’ve said before, I’m looking forward to see what changes they’re going to make for Europe.

This has been an interesting month for reviews, I’ve gone from the best to the worst this month. Some of them make it a little difficult to write about, there are a few songs where sometimes I feel like I have nothing to say about it. Those are the ones you can probably tell, when I start to blather a little about random stuff instead of talking about the song. All to get that magical 500 words. I don’t know why I chose that number, it just seemed like a good number to go with. I’m going to end up with enough by the end of the year that I could have written a novel or two. Hopefully I can keep up the habit next year, and go on to other writing projects.

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Here’s everything I reviewed this month, with the ratings I gave them:

Another Friday night

Elevation 6

Out Of Control 9

The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew 6

From The Sky Down 8

The Ground Beneath Her Feet 2

Iris (Hold Me Close) 8

The Edge

Love Rescue Me 6

Kite 7

Zooropa 5.3

Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) 5

Your Blue Room 3

Pop Muzik 1

Endless Deep 1

Saturday Night 4

U2 At The End of The World 8

Another Day 2

Acrobat 9

The Saints Are Coming 7

Wild Honey 5

The First Time 5

Vertigo tour 10

Cedars Of Lebanon 3

The Troubles 7

U2 and Apple

A Sort Of Homecoming 8

One Step Closer (book) 2

Rattle And Hum (movie) 10

Wave Of Sorrow 2