Wednesday, July 26, 2017

U2 2017-07-26 Stade De France, Paris

Wed, July 26, 2017 in Paris, France @ Stade De France

I went to Dublin and Paris to see 3 amazing shows by U2 (Saturday on Dublin and then Tuesday and Wednesday in Paris) from the "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017".

Celebrating 30 Years of "The Joshua Tree".

"The Joshua Tree transformed U2 into superstars. U2 is celebrating the album’s thirtieth anniversary with a world tour. The original album tackled weighty real-world topics. Bono and company want to connect the music to right now — to global anxieties about, immigration, human rights, and governmental regimes."

"But The Joshua Tree transformed U2 into superstars, with hit singles “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where the Streets Have No Name”. It was their first album to hit No. 1 on the U.S. album chart. U2 found themselves on the cover of Time magazine. A Grammy was awarded to the music video for “Streets,” shot on top of a Los Angeles liquor store. And when it was all said and done, The Joshua Tree sold more than 25,000,000 copies worldwide, was awarded the Grammy for Album of the Year, and contributed to U2 entering the discussion for greatest rock band ever. When Rolling Stone Magazine compiled its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, five U2 albums were listed, with The Joshua Tree ranked No. 27 (U2’s highest presence on the list)."

"In 2017, U2 is celebrating the album’s thirtieth anniversary with a world tour that spans 33 shows for an estimated 1.7 million fans. But these Dubliners have no desire to present The Joshua Tree tour as a museum piece. Bono and company want to connect the music to right now — to global anxieties about labor, immigration, human rights, governmental regimes, and the environment."

Thanks to Jonathan Hetterly, LPC for the text above. More on this link: - > http://www.shrinktank.com/30yearsofu2-joshuatree-tour/

Saw them 12 times before in other places, my Country and even other Countries.

Before "U2", played "Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds", they played 53 minutes.
Noel the member of the band "Oasis" (1991–2009).

U2, played for 128 minutes. Played 23 songs.

They were awesome live doing this stadium show. Amazing sound.

1st show I was Pitch 1 on the right corner of the VIP area just on front row.
2nd show I was 1st row corner of the B Stage (Tree Stage) with Larry Mullen drums just ahead of me.
3rd show I was on the stands with a Gold Hot Ticket from VIP Nation.

Here it is the setlist with intro from u2.gigs (http://www.u2gigs.com/article1209.html):

U2 played their second night in the French capital. On all three of their European stadium tours in the 2000s–10s, they have done at least two dates in Paris; the last stadium tour to feature just one night there was Popmart on 6 September 1997.

There were a few changes to the set from night one. A Sort of Homecoming made its second appearance on the current leg, replacing Bad in third. Mysterious Ways returned to the encore after missing three gigs. Little Things was absent from the set, missing the opportunity to be played at four shows in a row—its best run of consecutive concerts thus remains three. The closer was instead I Will Follow, its sixth performance of the tour and first outside North America.

01. Sunday Bloody Sunday
02. New Year's Day
03. A Sort Of Homecoming
04. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
05. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (Snippet)
06. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Stand By Me (Snippet)
07. With Or Without You
08. Bullet The Blue Sky
09. Running To Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God's Country
12. Trip Through Your Wires
13. One Tree Hill
14. Exit / Wise Blood (Snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Snippet)
15. Mothers Of The Disappeared

Encore(s):
16. Miss Sarajevo
17. Beautiful Day / Starman (Snippet)
18. Elevation
19. Vertigo / It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It) (Snippet)
20. Mysterious Ways
21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
22. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet)
23. I will follow

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of U2 (24 videos of 23 songs):

U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/xVIlc1UgyPU
And the video:


U2-New Year's Day, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/GuxIpLJ1NTE
And the video:


U2-A Sort Of Homecoming, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/9_y6D0O1awo
And the video:


U2-Pride (In The Name Of Love), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/KbOe3FcXloY
And the video:


U2-Where the Streets Have No Name + California(TINETL)(Sn),StadeDeFrance,Paris,France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/S_dYcXkZCeY
And the video:


U2-I Still Haven't Found What I'm LookingFor+StandByMe(Sn),Stade De France,Paris,France,2017-07-26HD
https://youtu.be/sJCkSOKm9Ns
And the video:


U2-With Or Without You, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/E1kcsR33wPo
And the video:


U2-Bullet The Blue Sky, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/Z1hcts_ZGxc
And the video:


U2-Running To Stand Still, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/eGJjMlWx044
And the video:


U2-Red Hill Mining Town, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/SUoOwIzj8Ts
And the video:


U2-In God's Country, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/3qrQq6_Jcto
And the video:


U2-Trip Through Your Wires, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/edo0jKNlli0
And the video:


U2-One Tree Hill, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/12LSkbFvx7Q
And the video:


U2-Exit + Wise Blood (Sn) + Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Snippet), StadeDeFrance,Paris,France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/JdUClqtyJxQ
And the video:


U2-Mothers Of The Disappeared, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/Mn0nfz0eoXU
And the video:


U2-Miss Sarajevo, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/P6Ak8hp7wSA
And the video:


U2-Beautiful Day + Starman (Snippet), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/Vu7uQtkr-As
And the video:


U2-Elevation, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/6uRHwHi_Q0I
And the video:


U2-Vertigo + It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (ButILikeIt)(Snippet),StadeDeFrance,Paris,France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/JgxwHD40qps
And the video:


U2-Mysterious Ways, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/7GZYBVRaEO0
And the video:


U2-Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/xb5VaNeIF0Y
And the video:


U2-One + Hear Us Coming (Snippet) (...), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/DVuSwzCUxik
And the video:


U2-One + Hear Us Coming (Snippet) (End), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/96UN6yBteEQ
And the video:


U2-I Will Follow, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-26 HD
https://youtu.be/LNOzoijcGCs
And the video:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

U2 2017-07-25 Stade De France, Paris

Tue, July 25, 2017 in Paris, France @ Stade De France

I went to Dublin and Paris to see 3 amazing shows by U2 (Saturday on Dublin and then Tuesday and Wednesday in Paris) from the "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017".

Celebrating 30 Years of "The Joshua Tree".

"The Joshua Tree transformed U2 into superstars. U2 is celebrating the album’s thirtieth anniversary with a world tour. The original album tackled weighty real-world topics. Bono and company want to connect the music to right now — to global anxieties about, immigration, human rights, and governmental regimes."

"But The Joshua Tree transformed U2 into superstars, with hit singles “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where the Streets Have No Name”. It was their first album to hit No. 1 on the U.S. album chart. U2 found themselves on the cover of Time magazine. A Grammy was awarded to the music video for “Streets,” shot on top of a Los Angeles liquor store. And when it was all said and done, The Joshua Tree sold more than 25,000,000 copies worldwide, was awarded the Grammy for Album of the Year, and contributed to U2 entering the discussion for greatest rock band ever. When Rolling Stone Magazine compiled its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, five U2 albums were listed, with The Joshua Tree ranked No. 27 (U2’s highest presence on the list)."

"In 2017, U2 is celebrating the album’s thirtieth anniversary with a world tour that spans 33 shows for an estimated 1.7 million fans. But these Dubliners have no desire to present The Joshua Tree tour as a museum piece. Bono and company want to connect the music to right now — to global anxieties about labor, immigration, human rights, governmental regimes, and the environment."

Thanks to Jonathan Hetterly, LPC for the text above. More on this link: - > http://www.shrinktank.com/30yearsofu2-joshuatree-tour/

Saw them 11 times before in other places, my Country and even other Countries.

Before "U2", played "Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds", they played 52 minutes.
Noel the member of the band "Oasis" (1991–2009).

U2, played for 127 minutes. Played 22 songs.

They were awesome live doing this stadium show. Amazing sound.

1st show I was Pitch 1 on the right corner of the VIP area just on front row.
2nd show I was 1st row corner of the B Stage (Tree Stage) with Larry Mullen drums just ahead of me.
3rd show I was on the stands with a Gold Hot Ticket from VIP Nation.

Here it is the setlist with intro from u2.gigs (http://www.u2gigs.com/article1207.html):

Today, U2 performed their first of two concerts in Paris. This is their first visit to France since the two special shows on 6 and 7 December 2015, which were postponed after the terrorist attack on an Eagles of Death Metal concert, and at the second of which Eagles of Death Metal made a guest appearance.

At both of those concerts in 2015, U2 performed a full cover of Patti Smith's People Have the Power, once with Patti and once with Eagles of Death Metal. At today's show Patti Smith again joined U2, but for Mothers of the Disappeared, during which she added extended snippets of People Have the Power. This is the second guest appearance in Mothers of the Disappeared after Eddie Vedder and Mumford and Sons joined the band on 14 May 2017.

The setlist was unchanged from that played in Dublin and Barcelona. This is the second time this tour that three consecutive shows have had setlists identical in songs and order, after the shows in Miami, Tampa, and Louisville on 11, 14, and 16 June.

01. Sunday Bloody Sunday
02. New Year's Day
03. Bad / Heroes (Snippet) / Where Are We Now? (Snippet)
04. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
05. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (Snippet)
06. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
07. With Or Without You
08. Bullet The Blue Sky / Black Dog (snippet)
09. Running To Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God's Country
12. Trip Through Your Wires
13. One Tree Hill
14. Exit / Wise Blood (Snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Snippet)
15. Mothers Of The Disappeared / People Have The Power (Snippet) (with Patti Smith)

Encore(s):
16. Miss Sarajevo
17. Beautiful Day / Starman (Snippet)
18. Elevation
19. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (Snippet) / She Loves You (snippet)
20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
21. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet)
22. The Little Things That Give You Away

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of U2 (13 videos):

U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/DWjdtyIR9qM
And the video:


U2-New Year's Day, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/0xAoFNHhUJc
And the video:


U2-Bad + Heroes (Sn) + Where Are We Now (Snippet), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/KaDn-bnv98w
And the video:


U2-Pride (In The Name Of Love), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/tpw6GbSmAU8
And the video:


U2-Where the Streets Have No Name + California(TINETL)(Sn),StadeDeFrance,Paris,France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/JM6tZ-5eNbI
And the video:


U2-I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/tmEye5-IbDw
And the video:


U2-With Or Without You, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/RHiBEU9VvVk
And the video:


U2-Beautiful Day + Starman (Snippet), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/suOIEECU7bw
And the video:


U2-Elevation, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/VBZgMXiAqCc
And the video:


U2-Vertigo + Rebel Rebel (Sn) + She Loves You (Sn), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/SuLleAAvRcg
And the video:


U2-Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/2fdr3dYxnpk
And the video:


U2-One + Hear Us Coming (Snippet), Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/W8LJVxwoCCY
And the video:


U2-The Little Things That Give You Away, Stade De France, Paris, France, 2017-07-25 HD
https://youtu.be/dxUkkNjHecA
And the video:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

U2 2017-07-22 Croke Park, Dublin

Sat, July 22, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park

I went to Dublin and Paris to see 3 amazing shows by U2 (Saturday on Dublin and then Tuesday and Wednesday in Paris) from the "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017".

Celebrating 30 Years of "The Joshua Tree".

"The Joshua Tree transformed U2 into superstars. U2 is celebrating the album’s thirtieth anniversary with a world tour. The original album tackled weighty real-world topics. Bono and company want to connect the music to right now — to global anxieties about, immigration, human rights, and governmental regimes."

"But The Joshua Tree transformed U2 into superstars, with hit singles “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where the Streets Have No Name”. It was their first album to hit No. 1 on the U.S. album chart. U2 found themselves on the cover of Time magazine. A Grammy was awarded to the music video for “Streets,” shot on top of a Los Angeles liquor store. And when it was all said and done, The Joshua Tree sold more than 25,000,000 copies worldwide, was awarded the Grammy for Album of the Year, and contributed to U2 entering the discussion for greatest rock band ever. When Rolling Stone Magazine compiled its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, five U2 albums were listed, with The Joshua Tree ranked No. 27 (U2’s highest presence on the list)."

"In 2017, U2 is celebrating the album’s thirtieth anniversary with a world tour that spans 33 shows for an estimated 1.7 million fans. But these Dubliners have no desire to present The Joshua Tree tour as a museum piece. Bono and company want to connect the music to right now — to global anxieties about labor, immigration, human rights, governmental regimes, and the environment."

Thanks to Jonathan Hetterly, LPC for the text above. More on this link: - > http://www.shrinktank.com/30yearsofu2-joshuatree-tour/

Saw them 10 times before in other places, my Country and even other Countries.

Before "U2", played "Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds", they played 54 minutes.
Noel the member of the band "Oasis" (1991–2009).

U2, played for 129 minutes. Played 22 songs.

They were awesome live doing this stadium show. Amazing sound.

1st show I was Pitch 1 on the right corner of the VIP area just on front row.
2nd show I was 1st row corner of the B Stage (Tree Stage) with Larry Mullen drums just ahead of me.
3rd show I was on the stands with a Gold Hot Ticket from VIP Nation.

Here it is the setlist with intro from u2.gigs (http://www.u2gigs.com/article1204.html):

Tonight was U2's only hometown jaunt of The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour. The last time they played Dublin just once on a tour was all the way back on 29 June 1985, during the sixth leg of The Unforgettable Fire Tour, subtitled the European Summer Festivals leg. That concert also took place at Croke Park. Discounting those festivals, the last time they played Dublin only once was 26 January 1982 on the third leg of the October Tour, a night that saw the live debut of Tomorrow. U2 have never before played Ireland just once on a tour.

Bad was dedicated to Guckpants Delaney, the Lypton Village name for Andy Rowan. At the end of the song Bono snippeted Simon & Garfunkel's America for the first time this leg. During Streets there was a quadruple flyover by fighter jets, the contrails of each mixing to create the Irish tricolour as they passed over the stadium. Mothers of the Disappeared was played in Ireland for the first time ever, although it made a brief appearance in the past when it was snippeted on 25 July 2009. Amazingly, tonight's performance of Miss Sarajevo (the 183 for the song) was also the first in Ireland. Although a mainstay on both the Vertigo and 360 tours, it joined the set after the Irish concerts on both occasions. This is the longest gap (in both number of performances and time) for a song between debuting live and appearing in Dublin, though if Scarlet is ever performed there it will shatter that record for time.

01. Sunday Bloody Sunday
02. New Year's Day
03. Bad / America (Snippet)
04. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
05. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (Snippet)
06. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
07. With Or Without You
08. Bullet The Blue Sky / Black Dog (Snippet) + America (Snippet)
09. Running To Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God's Country
12. Trip Through Your Wires
13. One Tree Hill
14. Exit / Wise Blood (Snippet) + Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Snippet)
15. Mothers Of The Disappeared

Encore(s):
16. Miss Sarajevo
17. Beautiful Day / Starman (Snippet)
18. Elevation
19. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (Snippet)
20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
21. One / Hear Us Coming (Snippet)
Happy Birthday
22. The Little Things That Give You Away

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of U2 (6 videos):

U2-New Year's Day, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-07-22 HD
https://youtu.be/r9B38mMfrKM
And the video:


U2-Bad + America (Snippet), Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-07-22 HD
https://youtu.be/mGqQ3Xf1ows
And the video:


U2-I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-07-22 HD
https://youtu.be/O5Q54hlZx0U
And the video:


U2-Red Hill Mining Town, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-07-22 HD
https://youtu.be/5fCM3dVQCEw
And the video:


U2-Beautiful Day + Starman (Snippet), Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-07-22 HD
https://youtu.be/W_g3WRUAEHg
And the video:


U2-The Little Things That Give You Away, Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-07-22 HD
https://youtu.be/foMLkSjP2AM
And the video:

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ki-Theory 2017-07-10 Heavy, Who Sang ‘Stand By Me’ at the end of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’?

http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/07/who-sang-stand-by-me-fear-the-walking-dead-ki-theory-video-listen/

Who Sang ‘Stand By Me’ at the End of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’? [VIDEO]


 
AMC
Fear the Walking Dead


At the end of Fear the Walking Dead‘s midseason finale, fans heard an unfamiliar cover for the familiar song, “Stand By Me.” The cover fit perfectly with the ending and made for a tense, emotional monologue at the end.

The cover is by Ki: Theory (aka Joe Burleson), a recording artist who specializes in alternative rock.

Here’s the full song:



There’s also an official music video for the song, which you can watch here:



Fans are saying that they absolutely loved the song. In fact, most fans loved everything about the midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead. It was intense and had some big twists and turns (did anyone predict what happened with Ofelia?) The scene with Strand was also moving. And although we didn’t get to see Daniel Salazar, it’s going to be interesting to see how he reacts to learning about what Ofelia did, if he ever meets up with her again.

Do you think Ofelia will group up again with Madison, Nick and Alicia? Or is this the end of Ofelia’s role on the show? And what do you think will happen next? Will Madison take over the camp, or will they live in peace at the ranch with Walker and the other Native Americans? It’s hard to imagine how Troy especially is going to deal with what happened to his dad.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

U2 2017-07-08 Entertainment, Bono hails London as ‘capital of the world’ as U2 triumph at Twickenham

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/bono-hails-london-as-capital-of-the-world-as-u2-triumph-at-twickenham-35910068.html

Bono hails London as ‘capital of the world’ as U2 triumph at Twickenham

Bono also paid tribute to murdered Labour MP Jo Cox.


(David Jensen/PA )
(David Jensen/PA)
By Catherine Wylie, Press Association

Bono has thanked Britain for “looking after the Irish” as U2 played to a packed Twickenham Stadium.

The rock star hailed London “capital of the world” as the band played the latest gig in The Joshua Tree tour, celebrating the album of the same name released 30 years ago.

He said the band were “boys” when they first came to the city and went on to reflect on Irish immigrants coming to Britain.


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U2 at Twickenham (David Jensen/PA)

As green, white and orange Iights illuminated the stage, Bono described the scene as a “subliminal message from the motherland”.

He said: “We came to this great Great Britain and we thank you for looking after the Irish.”

Bono expressed thanks for the “safety” and “sanctuary” given, adding: “We hope that won’t stop.”

The band played for more than two hours and performed all the songs from The Joshua Tree album including With Or Without You and Where The Streets Have No Name, before belting out more recent hits such as Vertigo and Beautiful Day.

Released in March 1987, The Joshua Tree was drawn from U2’s relationship with the United States and beat Prince’s Sign O’ The Times to the best album prize at the 1988 Grammy Awards.

The band dedicated one of the last songs of their set – Ultraviolet – to murdered MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed on June 16 last year as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall.

The mother-of-two had been elected as Labour MP for the Batley and Spen constituency just 13 months earlier.

Before the song, Bono said she lived her life “championing the lives of others”, adding: “Jo Cox, you light the way.”

For the last song, the band were joined on stage by Noel Gallagher for a rendition of Don’t Look Back In Anger.

Press Association

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Liv Boeree 2017-06-10 Fashion Fix Daily, From Astrophysicist to Pro Poker Player - Tips on Living Your Dream from Liv Boeree

https://www.fashionfixdaily.com/from-astrophysicist-to-pro-poker-player-tips-on-living-your-dream-from-liv-boeree/


From Astrophysicist to Pro Poker Player - Tips on Living Your Dream from Liv Boeree

From Astrophysicist to Pro Poker Player - Tips on Living Your Dream from Liv Boeree


I didn't know much about poker before attending the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® in Monaco last month; but I know that I didn't have a whole lot of respect for the game. After learning how to play myself and meeting lots of poker pros, I quickly realised what a fascinating game of skill it is.

There aren't many female professional poker players, but the few that there are, are highly intelligent and all have fascinating backgrounds and previous careers.

I got the chance to sit down with the incredibly smart and interesting Liv Boeree, whose brain power is up there with the best. She went from being an astrophysicist to traveling the world playing poker professionally. She is literally living the dream and has shared her tips on how to go after what you want in life.



You're very academic and you've got a real scientific mind. Do you think that helps with playing poker?

Yes, definitely. I think that's a big part of it. It's a game of analysis. There's a lot of sort of crossover between the scientific method and poker e.g. experimentation and analysis. It's all about finding out the truth of the situation and that's what's good in poker too. I might WANT my opponent to have a worse hand but it doesn't make the truth any different. It's all about getting to the bottom of it, and that's what science is about too.

Do you get the same satisfaction from being a poker player as you did from studying astrophysics?

It's just different. Science definitely keeps your mind very busy, but so does poker. Are they both worthwhile? Well, it depends on what your goal is. In terms of making money, poker is obviously better for me; but I'm not going to find out the mysteries of the universe. It just depends on your definition of worthwhile. I find them both stimulating and deep.

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Do you feel as if you are living the dream now?

I have to pinch myself regularly about how lucky I've been. I wanted to become a pro. I wanted to be part of Team PokerStars. I wanted to win an EPT tournament. I wanted to travel the world and find love, and I've achieved all of those things. I'm a very lucky girl.

What advice would you give people who are struggling to get the confidence to go after their dreams and change their life path like you did?

Definitely be confident, but confidence comes and goes. I think we all go through phases where we're more confident, and then have times when we're not. I think one of the things that comes out of low self-esteem is feeling bad about the fact that you have low self-esteem, and the quickest way to stop that in its tracks is to say to yourself "okay, I'm feeling like this right now, but that's fine".

People think of me as a confident person, but I definitely have my down days too - not just days, but periods of time when I'm down on my game, or my career etc - just that dissatisfaction. Then I just have to go check into myself and remember that it's okay, you're not invincible. You have swings and up hills and down hills, and so I advise people who are struggling with their confidence, to just go "okay that's fine. I'm feeling low confidence, but that will pass”.



In the meantime, as an motivator to going after your dreams, remind yourself that you only live once, and that life is very short, so get on out there and if you screw up, that's totally fine. We all screw up all the time. I've screwed up countless times. With the social media world though, we only ever see all the glory. People can cherry pick the best bits to put on social media, so that creates an imbalance in the picture that people see of the world and of other people, and then we compare our own lives to that. But no-one's perfect like that. So, just remember that even your idols and your celebrities have plenty of shitty days and have things that they wish they hadn't done. I think that's where you can draw confidence from.

Talking about life being too short, did any of your friends or family judge your change from something that was so highly academic?

I don't know about 'judge', but they definitely had their concerns at some point. I think now, they're extremely happy with what I've done. I don't think there's anyone in my family that's deeply disappointed. So it's good, and it's not like I'm giving up the whole science thing completely - I'm following it a lot and reading about it a lot. So, if they judged me, they didn't tell me.

What are your tips for focussing your mind on the task and keeping positive in times of failure?

Tips - if you're really struggling to keep your mind on the task, take some time out and go do something else. I've been trying to do some writing lately and I have days where I'm making myself do it because I'm feeling the time pressure. But if you are trying to do something that you really care about, you want to do it right; so don't force yourself if it's just not coming. Take a break, go outside, go for a run, walk around, dance, play music or take a couple of days off. And then when you do feel that vibe again, jump back into it.



Have you learnt to pick yourself up when you lose quite quickly now?

You become de-sensitised to it a little bit, so it doesn't always affect me. But then again, it depends on my mood - some days if I'm feeling down and then I lose, I will take it harder and I will still go and kick things around the room occasionally. That happens, but generally speaking, I'm seeing a trend of not being so bothered by things.

Apart from poker and science, what are your other passions in life? How do you relax?

I love being outside. Out in nature, in woodlands, on beaches, up mountains, anything like that. That's my favourite thing to do.

If you haven't looked into poker, I really recommend that you do. You don't need to gamble with real money - you can just treat it as a game of skill and play with the many available free apps.

Main Image - Neil Stoddart

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roger Moore, DEAD (1927-10-14, 2017-05-23) (aged 89)

Roger Moore dies with 89. Actor.

My favourite 007 actor ever. Also liked his part in "The Saint" as Simon Templar.

Remember his 007 movies:

- "Live and Let Die" (1973) as James Bond,
- "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974) as James Bond,
- "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) as James Bond,
- "Moonraker" (1979) as James Bond,
- "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) as James Bond,
- "Octopussy" (1983) as James Bond,
- "A View to a Kill" (1985) as James Bond,

Roger Moore Website

Roger Moore on IMDb

Here it goes the story of Roger moore from Wikipedia

Thanks to Roger moore on Wikipedia

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (/mɔər/; 14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor. He played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He is also known for playing Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

Moore took over the role of Bond from Sean Connery in 1972, and made his first appearance as 007 in Live and Let Die (1973). The longest serving Bond to date, Moore portrayed the spy in six more films. Appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for "services to charity". In 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Early life

Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London. He was the only child of George Alfred Moore, a policeman, and Lillian "Lily" (Pope). His mother was born in Calcutta, India, of English origin. He attended Battersea Grammar School, but was evacuated to Holsworthy, Devon, during the Second World War, and attended Launceston College. He was further educated at Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and then attended the College of the Venerable Bede at the University of Durham, but did not graduate.

Moore studied for two terms at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, during which his fees were paid by film director Brian Desmond Hurst, who also used Moore as an extra in his film Trottie True. At RADA, Moore was a classmate of his future Bond co-star Lois Maxwell, the original Miss Moneypenny. Moore chose to leave RADA after six months in order to seek paid employment as an actor. His film idol was Stewart Granger. At the age of 17 Moore appeared as an extra in the film Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), meeting his idol on the set. Later Moore and Granger were both in The Wild Geese (1978), though they had no scenes together.

At 18, shortly after the end of the Second World War, Moore was conscripted for national service. On 21 September 1946, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 372394. He eventually became a captain, commanding a small depot in West Germany. He later looked after entertainers for the armed forces passing through Hamburg.

Career

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The Saint (1962–1969)


With Earl Green in The Saint

Worldwide fame arrived after Lew Grade cast Moore as Simon Templar in a new adaptation of The Saint, based on the novels by Leslie Charteris. Moore said in an interview in 1963, that he wanted to buy the rights to Leslie Charteris's character and the trademarks. He also joked that the role was supposed to have been meant for Sean Connery who was unavailable. The television series was made in the UK with an eye to the American market, and its success there (and in other countries) made Moore a household name. By spring 1967 he had achieved international stardom. The series also established his suave, quipping style which he carried forward to James Bond. Moore went on to direct several episodes of the later series, which moved into colour in 1967.

The Saint ran from 1962 for six seasons and 118 episodes, making it (in a tie with The Avengers) the longest-running series of its kind on British television. However, Moore grew increasingly tired of the role, and was keen to branch out. He made two films immediately after the series had ended: Crossplot, a lightweight 'spy caper' movie, and the more challenging The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970). Directed by Basil Dearden, it gave Moore the opportunity to demonstrate a wider versatility than the role of Simon Templar had allowed, although reviews at the time were lukewarm, and both did little business at the box office.

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James Bond era (1973–1985)

James Bond films


Moore in 1973

Because of his commitment to several television shows, in particular the long-lasting series The Saint, Roger Moore was unavailable for the James Bond franchise for a considerable time. His participation in The Saint was not only as actor, but also as a producer and director, and he also became involved in developing the series The Persuaders!. Although, in 1964, he made a guest appearance as James Bond in the comedy series Mainly Millicent, Moore stated in his autobiography My Word Is My Bond (2008) that he had neither been approached to play the character in Dr. No, nor does he feel that he had ever been considered. It was only after Sean Connery had declared in 1966 that he would not play Bond any longer that Moore became aware that he might be a contender for the role. However, after George Lazenby was cast in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Connery played Bond again in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Moore did not consider the possibility until it seemed abundantly clear that Connery had in fact stepped down as Bond for good. At that point Moore was approached, and he accepted producer Albert Broccoli's offer in August 1972. In his autobiography Moore writes that he had to cut his hair and lose weight for the role. Although he resented having to make those changes, he was finally cast as James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973).

After Live and Let Die, Moore continued to portray Bond in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974); The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); Moonraker (1979); For Your Eyes Only (1981); Octopussy (1983); and A View to a Kill (1985).

Moore was the oldest actor to have played Bond – he was 45 in Live and Let Die (1973), and 58 when he announced his retirement on 3 December 1985.

Moore's Bond was very different from the version created by Ian Fleming. Screenwriters like George MacDonald Fraser provided scenarios in which Moore was cast as a seasoned, debonair playboy who would always have a trick or gadget in stock when he needed it. This was designed to serve the contemporary taste of the 1970s. Moore's version of Bond was also known for his sense of humour and witty one liners, but also a skilled detective with a cunning mind.

In 2004, Moore was voted 'Best Bond' in an Academy Awards poll, and he won with 62% of votes in another poll in 2008. In 1987 he hosted Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond.

Other films during Bond era

During Moore's Bond period he starred in 13 other movies, beginning with a thriller featuring Susannah York, entitled Gold (1974). He portrayed an adventurer in Africa opposite Lee Marvin in Shout at the Devil (1976), a commando with Richard Burton and Richard Harris in the unorthodox action film The Wild Geese (1978), a counter-terrorism expert opposite Anthony Perkins in the thriller North Sea Hijack (1979), and a millionaire so obsessed with Roger Moore that he had had plastic surgery to look like his hero in The Cannonball Run (1981). He even made a cameo as Chief Inspector Clouseau, posing as a famous movie star, in Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) (for which he was credited as "Turk Thrust II"). However, most of these films were neither critically acclaimed nor commercially successful. Moore was widely criticised for making three movies in South Africa under the Apartheid regime during the 1970s (Gold, Shout at the Devil, and The Wild Geese).

Post-James Bond career

Moore did not act on screen for five years after he stopped playing Bond; in 1990 he appeared in several films and in the writer-director Michael Feeney Callan's television series My Riviera and starred in the film Bed & Breakfast which was shot in 1989; and also had a large role in the 1996 film The Quest; in 1997 he starred as the Chief in Spice World. At the age of 73, he played an amorous homosexual man in Boat Trip (2002) and, although the film was critically panned, Moore's comedic performance was singled out by many critics and viewers as the one of the few enjoyable aspects of it.

The British comedy show Spitting Image once had a sketch in which their latex likeness of Moore, when asked to display emotions by an offscreen director, did nothing but raise an eyebrow; Moore himself stated that he thought the sketch was funny and took it in good humour. Indeed, he had always embraced the 'eyebrows' gag wholeheartedly, slyly claiming that he 'only had three expressions as Bond: right eyebrow raised, left eyebrow raised and eyebrows crossed when grabbed by "Jaws". Spitting Image continued the joke, featuring a Bond film spoof, The Man with the Wooden Delivery, with Moore's puppet receiving orders from Margaret Thatcher to kill Mikhail Gorbachev. Other comedy shows at that time ridiculed Moore's acting, with Rory Bremner once claiming to have had a death threat from one of his irate fans, following one such routine.

In 2009 Moore appeared in an advertisement for the Post Office, he also played the role of a secret agent in the Victoria Wood Christmas Special on BBC1 show over the festive period in the same year. Filming all his scenes in the London Eye, his mission was to eliminate another agent whose file photo looks just like Pierce Brosnan. In 2010 Moore provided the voice of a talking cat called Lazenby in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore which contained several references to, and parodies of, Bond films. In 2011 Moore co-starred in the film A Princess for Christmas with Katie McGrath and Sam Heughan andin 2012 he took to the stage for a series of seven 'Evenings with' in UK theatres and, in November, guest-hosted Have I Got News For You.

In 2015 Moore was named one of GQ's fifty best dressed British men. In October 2015, Moore read Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with a number of other British celebrities, including Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor, Joan Collins, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna.

Humanitarian work

Moore's friend Audrey Hepburn had impressed him with her work for UNICEF, and consequently he became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. He was the voice of Father Christmas or 'Santa' in the 2004 UNICEF cartoon The Fly Who Loved Me.

Moore was involved in the production of a video for PETA that protests against the production and wholesale of foie gras. Moore narrates the video. His assistance in this situation, and being a strong spokesman against foie gras, led to the department store Selfridges agreeing to remove foie gras from their shelves.

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Awards

For his charity work

2007: Dag Hammarskjöld Inspiration Award (UNICEF)
2005: German Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) for his UNICEF work[24]:275
2004: UNICEF's Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award
2003: Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
1999: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Lifetime achievements awards

2008: Commander of the French National Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre national des Arts et des Lettres)
2007: Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004: TELEKAMERA ("Tele Tydzień" Lifetime Achievement Award, Poland)
2002: Monte Carlo TV Festival (Lifetime Achievement Award)
2001: Lifetime achievement award (Filmfestival, Jamaica)
1997: Palm Springs film festival, USA, Lifetime Achievement Award
1995: TELE GATTO (Italian TV; Lifetime Achievement Award)
1991: GOLDEN CAMERA (German TV; lifetime achievement award)
1990: BAMBI (Lifetime Achievement Award from the German magazine BUNTE)

For his acting

1981: OTTO (Most popular Film Star; from German Magazine BRAVO)
1980: SATURN Award (Most Popular International Performer)
1980: GOLDEN GLOBE: World Film Favorite-Male
1973: BAMBI (shared with Tony Curtis for "The Persuaders", from the German magazine BUNTE)
1973: BEST ACTOR IN TV, award from the French magazine TELE-7-JOURS, shared with Tony Curtis for "The Persuaders"
1967: ONDAS-AWARD (Spanish TV for "The Saint")
1967: OTTO (Most popular TV-star for "The Saint"; from German magazine BRAVO)

Sir Roger Moore
KBE

Sir Roger Moore 3.jpg
Roger Moore in 1973
Born Roger George Moore
14 October 1927
Stockwell, London, England
Died 23 May 2017 (aged 89)
Switzerland
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1945–2016
Spouse(s) Doorn van Steyn (m. 1946; div. 1953)
Dorothy Squires (m. 1953; div. 1968)
Luisa Mattioli (m. 1969; div. 1996)
Kristina Tholstrup (m. 2002; his death 2017)
Children 3
Website roger-moore.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Katy Perry & James Corden - Carpool Karaoke

Another new Carpool Karaoke video by James Corden. Today is Katy Perry time.
Katy Perry and James corden singing same awesome Katy Perry songs.

Katy Perry Carpool Karaoke
Published on May 22, 2017
James and Katy Perry set off in the carpool lane, singing some of Katy's classics and new music, and James asks Katy about taking the beef with Taylor Swift off the grill.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 (Official Trailer)

Here it is the Official Trailer to the amazing "Blade Runner 2049" movie out October 6.

Published on May 8, 2017

There are still pages left in this story. Watch the NEW trailer for #BladeRunner2049, in theaters October 6.



Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Simple Minds 2017-05-05 Facebook Official, Some Words From Lisbon - A Night Overflowing With Energy

https://www.facebook.com/simpleminds/posts/1335299059883360

SOME WORDS FROM LISBON - A NIGHT OVERFLOWING WITH ENERGY.
(translated...)
 
http://canelaehortela.com/simples-minds-fizeram-reviver-euforia-dos-anos-80/

They opened with "New Gold Dream" and not a minute after stepping on stage, Jim Kerr was already giving a hand to an element of the audience. He knelt down, rolled the microphone in the air and realized that this would be an unusual acoustic concert. In the second minute of action, the singer walked out the side area of ​​the stage and into the enclosure by the access door to the audience. He came to greet his admirers! Never stop singing, allowed to hold and shoot for who approached him. He came along to the control room to greet people who were on the balcony and wave to the boxes and then returned to the stage.

The concert was held in great excitement, Jim Kerr thrilled the audience out of the chairs to dance. "See the Lights", "Glittering Prize", "Mandela Day" and "Chelsea Girl" were the themes that followed.

In between, the singer shared moments with the audience in a relaxed and fun approach. He began by making fun of his own Scottish accent thick as "the real James Bond, Sean Connery, you see?".

He then toyed with the huge chandelier hanging over the stage, only decorative element of the scenario. also recalled the first pass through our country in Cascais, a Peter Gabriel's opening concert. Between laughs, the singer said he made the drive from Glasgow to here. At the time, "was all drugs, it is now smothies and sushi-Pushi" ... he says.

Before "Stand by Love" explained that this idea of ​​doing an acoustic format emerged 20 years ago. "The idea took ...". The greatest fear of the band was that the result was a boring concert. Far from it, and this set is closer to pop rock, it continued with "Someone Somewhere in Summertime."

A more serene moment began with "Waterfront." This was followed by a tribute to David Bowie, during which called Gordy Goudie ahead, to sing "Andy Warhol". He spared no praise for the guitarist. He explained that, in the most difficult moments, Gordy always been there for the band. Then handed the microphone to Sarah Brown, voice choir, which ensured an interesting version of the original theme of Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot".

One of the issues that could not miss in the alignment was "Do not You Forget About Me." All accompanied feet. Arms air letter more than decorated. The party continued with "Sanctify Yourself" and gave a brief withdrawal of the band.

Returning for the encore, Jim Kerr respond to repeated requests for "Alive & Kicking". "Yes ... but we still want to sing some tunes other before." For "Promised You a Miracle" he calls KT Tunstall, the singer who secured the first part of the concert. KT also participated in the recording of the album Acoustic and Jim says that as soon as the singer went into the studio, "was she who dictated the rules."

No big surprise, but with genuine emotion, the night ended with "Alive & Kicking". Translation of an acoustic concert is for the Simple Minds, something that goes beyond the idea of ​​a room covered with candle lights.

It is a night to overflowing energy in you realize that they really like what they do and especially the contact with the public. The concert took place at the Coliseum, but the environment he felt was closer to the stage of euphoria.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Simple Minds 2017-05-04 Canela & Hortelã, Simples Minds Fizeram Reviver A Euforia Dos Anos 80 (in portuguese)

http://canelaehortela.com/simples-minds-fizeram-reviver-euforia-dos-anos-80/

Simples Minds Fizeram Reviver A Euforia Dos Anos 80

Reportagem de Tânia Fernandes e António Silva
4 de Maio de 2017


Simple Minds

Quando pensamos num concerto acústico, imaginamos um ambiente intimista, luz fraca, plateia sentada a assistir atenta, sem grande movimentação. O que os Simple Minds demonstraram ontem, no Coliseu dos Recreios, desde o primeiro minuto, é que pode ser tudo isso, mas também uma grande festa.

Os Simple Minds são uma grande banda, que construiu uma sólida carreira. Encheram estádios e hoje, ao celebrar 40 anos de atividade, mantém a simplicidade e humildade de dar ao público toda a atenção e carinho que este espera de um grande artista (e poucas vezes recebe).

Abriram com “New Gold Dream” e nem um minuto depois de pisar o palco, Jim Kerr já estava a dar a mão a um elemento da plateia. Ajoelhou-se, rodou o microfone no ar e percebemos que este iria ser um concerto acústico invulgar. No segundo minuto de atuação, o vocalista saiu pela zona lateral do palco e entrou no recinto pela porta de acesso à plateia. Veio cumprimentar os seus admiradores! Sem nunca parar de cantar, deixou-se abraçar e fotografar por quem o abordou. Veio junto à régie cumprimentar as pessoas que se encontravam no balcão e acenar para os camarotes e só depois voltou para o palco.

O Coliseu estaria longe de estar cheio, ocupado por um público maduro. Antes de chegarem os cabelos brancos aos presentes, os Simple Minds foram a banda sonora de quem viveu nos anos 80. Alguns dos seus grandes êxitos foram hinos de verão, repetidos nas discotecas da moda.

O concerto decorreu em grande euforia, com Jim Kerr a empolgar a plateia a sair das cadeiras e a dançar. “See the Lights”, “Glittering Prize”, “Mandela Day” e “Chelsea Girl” foram os temas que se seguiram. Pelo meio, o vocalista partilhou momentos com o público numa abordagem descontraída e divertida. Começou por gozar com o seu próprio sotaque escocês cerrado, tal como “o verdadeiro James Bond, Sean Connery, estão a ver?”. Brincou com o enorme candelabro pendurado sobre o palco, único elemento decorativo do cenário. Recordou ainda a primeira passagem pelo nosso país, em Cascais, num concerto de abertura de Peter Gabriel. Entre risos, o cantor contou que fizeram a viagem de carro desde Glasgow até cá. Na altura, “era só drogas, agora é mais smothies e sushi-pushi”…diz.

Antes de “Stand by Love” explicou que esta ideia de fazer um formato acústico surgiu há 20 anos. “A ideia demorou…”. O maior receio da banda era que o resultado fosse um concerto aborrecido. Longe disso, e até mais perto do pop rock, continuaram com “Someone Somewhere in Summertime”.

Um momento mais sereno começou com “Waterfront”. Seguiu-se uma homenagem a David Bowie, durante a qual chamou Gordy Goudie à frente, para cantar “Andy Warhol”. Não poupou elogios ao guitarrista. Explicou que, nos momentos mais duros, Gordy sempre esteve lá, pela banda. De seguida entregou o microfone a Sarah Brown, voz do coro, que assegurou uma interessante versão do tema original de Patti Smith “Dancing Barefoot”.

Um dos temas que não podia faltar no alinhamento foi “Don’t You Forget About Me”. Todos acompanharam de pé. Braços no ar, letra mais do que decorada. A festa continuou com “Sanctify Yourself” e deu-se uma breve retirada da banda.

Ao regressar, para o encore, Jim Kerr responde aos insistentes pedidos de “Alive & Kicking”. “Já lá vamos… ainda quero cantar outras antes!”. Para “Promissed You a Miracle” chama KT Tunstall, a cantora que assegurou a primeira parte do concerto. KT participou também na gravação do álbum Acoustic e Jim conta que, assim que a cantora entrou em estúdio, “foi ela quem ditou as regras”.

Sem grande surpresa, mas com genuína emoção, a noite fechou com “Alive & Kicking”. A tradução de um concerto acústico é, para os Simple Minds, algo que extravasa a ideia de uma sala coberta de luzes de velas. É uma noite a transbordar de energia, em que se percebe que eles gostam mesmo do que fazem e principalmente do contacto com o público. O concerto teve lugar no Coliseu, mas o ambiente que se sentiu era mais próximo da euforia de estádio.

Simple Minds 2017-05-03 Coliseu, Lisbon

Wed, May 3, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseu

I went to Coliseu in Lisbon to see Simple Minds (for the 5th time) live (Acoustic Live'17).

Saw them 4 times before and the shows were with all the great songs:
In 1991-07-31 - Estádio José de Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 115 mn.
In 2002-05-27 - Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 118 mn.
In 2012-02-14 - Coliseu, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 125 mn.
And in 2015-02-07 - Coliseu, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 137 mn.

Before "Simple Minds", played "KT Tunstall", she played 30 minutes.
Never heard of her before. She was awesome. So friendly. I like her sound.

Simple Minds, played for 107 minutes. Played 18 songs.
They were awesome live doing this acoustic show. Amazing sound.

Here it is the setlist:

01. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
02. See the Lights
03. Glittering Prize
04. Mandela Day
05. Chelsea Girl
06. Big Sleep
07. Stand by Love
08. Someone Somewhere in Summertime
09. Waterfront
10. Andy Warhol (Sung by Gordy Goudie) (David Bowie cover)
11. Dancing Barefoot (Sung by Sarah Brown) (Patti Smith Group cover)
12. Speed Your Love to Me
13. Don't You (Forget About Me)
14. Sanctify Yourself

Encore:

15. Honest Town
16. Promised You a Miracle (with KT Tunstall)
17. For What It's Worth (with KT Tunstall) (Buffalo Springfield cover)
18. Alive and Kicking

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of Simple Minds (6 videos):

Simple Minds-Chelsea Girl, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
https://youtu.be/42uDSrxBdNU
And the video:


Simple Minds-Waterfront, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
https://youtu.be/JsjcGQnZV_4
And the video:


Simple Minds-Don't You (Forget About Me), Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
https://youtu.be/9ZabqnVAFCc
And the video:


Simple Minds-Promised You a Miracle (KT Tunstall), Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
https://youtu.be/As4EnbXToCM
And the video:


Simple Minds-For What It's Worth (KT Tunstall), Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
https://youtu.be/ORORwFW8FhM
And the video:


Simple Minds-Alive And Kicking, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
https://youtu.be/CkyaUbKJ4yI
And the video:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Official Teaser). Arriving in your galaxy December 15

And here it is the teaser trailer to the amazing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII)" movie out December 15.

Published on Apr 14, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.



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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

U2 2017-04-11 Kill The Music, Is U2 the Greatest Rock Band of All-Time?

https://killthemusic.net/blog/is-u2-the-greatest-rock-band-of-all-time

Posted
April 11, 2017

Author
Jordan Mohler

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Is U2 the Greatest Rock Band of All-Time?

Until now, this honorific has fallen to The Beatles. Their crown is only threatened by arguments made in favor of The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin Those have been the only three bands with the artistic, commercial, and musical chops to lay claim to being the greatest rock band of all-time.

The Who, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Eagles, AC/DC, The Clash, The Police, Talking Heads, The Smiths, Deftones, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead are all on the second-tier thanks to at least one glaring weakness (a relative glaring weakness like being short-lived, lacking commercial appeal, inconsistency, etc.). Yet, if we look at U2's resume they not only enter the argument, they win it.

Commercial Success

U2 has sold more than 170 million records. There's only seven bands that have sold more music then they have. All of those bands started moving product years before U2 even formed.

Also, as a band, U2 is fairly young (compared to the other acts we've mentioned). They've got a lot of good years in front of them to add to their numbers.

Touring Success

The "U2 360 Tour" is the highest grossing concert tour of all-time. Adjusting for inflation, it grossed $784,027,536. Their "Vertigo Tour" is the sixth highest grossing concert tour of all-time.


Top Ten Highest-Grossing Concert Tours

The following table lists name of the tour, artist, years, and actual gross, not adjusted for inflation.
RankArtistTour Name Gross (Not Adjusted for Inflation) Tour Dates
1. U2 U2 360° Tour $736,421,584 2009-11
2. The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour 558,255,524 2005-07
3. Roger WatersThe Wall Live 458,673,798 2010-13
4. AC/DCBlack Ice World Tour 441,121,000 2008-10
5. MadonnaSticky & Sweet Tour 408,000,000 2008-09
6. U2Vertigo Tour 389,047,636 2005-06
7. The PoliceThe Police Reunion Tour 362,000,000 2007-08
8. Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball World Tour 355,600,000 2012-13
9. The Rolling StonesVoodoo Lounge Tour 320,000,000 1994-95
10. The Rolling StonesLicks Tour 311,000,000 2002-03
Source: Billboard

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This year, they're launching a new tour, and tickets are on sale for "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017." That trek will only add to their touring success. Quite simply, U2 is the greatest touring band of all-time.

Chart Success

U2 has charted seven number one albums and two number one singles.

Awards

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U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards. That's the most Grammy victories for any band.

They are also members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were inducted in their first year of eligibility.

Longevity

Some bands are disqualified from greatest band of all-time status because they weren't around long enough. U2 formed in 1976 and released their first album in 1980. How's that for longevity?

Also, from their first recording onward, the band has kept the same lineup: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr.

Critical Success

U2 doesn't have just one, they have several critically acclaimed albums: Achtung Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, No Line on the Horizon, The Unforgettable Fire, War, and Zooropa.

Of course, they also have a "Sgt. Peppers" or should we say The Beatles have a "Joshua Tree?" To be the greatest band of all-time you need to have made the greatest album of all-time. U2 has made it. It's Joshua Tree.

The Ear Test

Just listen to U2. Their sound is big. Their songs are big. They are big.

You can't be the greatest band of all-time if you write and record small songs. U2 writes and records huge anthems. Their songs are important, perhaps the most important songs ever written.

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"Pride (In the Name of Love)," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Where the Streets Have No Name," "Mysterious Ways," "One," "Beautiful Day," and "City of Blinding Lights" are giant, powerful anthems, that by their sheer size, dwarf other songs.

How can you compare little ditties like "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Honk Tonk Woman" and "Black Dog," to majestic rock hymns like "The Unforgettable Fire," "All I Want Is You," "Even Better Than the Real Thing" and "Miss Sarajevo."

Conclusion

U2's longevity and success is unparalleled. Even better, they write and record huge anthems, the kind you'd expect the greatest rock band to perform.

After looking at U2's resume, only one conclusion can be made. They are the greatest rock band of all-time.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Comic Relief - Take That: UK Red Nose Day Special Edition - Carpool Karaoke

Another awesome Carpool Karaoke video by James Corden.
This one is for Comic Relief: UK Red Nose Day Special Edition.



Published on Mar 24, 2017

In honour of the UK charity day Comic Relief, James Corden hops in the car with Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen of Britain’s biggest man-band, Take That, to sing some of the group's classic songs and perform for unsuspecting patrons in Los Angeles.

Made with love for Red Nose Day. To learn more and to donate, please go to: www.rednoseday.com

For more Comic Relief Red Nose Day moments - https://www.youtube.com/user/rednoseday