Yesterday saw the 2nd show from myself and the wonderful Rob Van Vuuren. I saw wonderful as we are doing our own PR at this stage. I was leaving they studio yesterday…unplugged my laptop, managed to hit a power switch and literally killed the whole station dead. That ladies and gentlemen….is the power of the Daytime Robbery with Rob Van Vuuren and me.,…Martin “Hellpants” Evans.
Wonderful, wacky, and armed with an effing backstage pass to the u2 gig tonight.
Good luck you little turdette. I hear Bono gobs on the front row people for being privileged. Enjoy. I myself will be standing with the rest of the proletariat. Judging and waiting for songs they probably will not play..
but you see….it brings be full circle. When I was a lighty back in high school. U2 released their best work in my opinion. Rattle and Hum. Granted they had already started to become a bit too successfull by that stage. I was lucky enough to have my gran bring out their new album (on cassette I might add) to South AFrica for me as a wee gift. I took it to school and it raised me to a level of cool that I have yet to replicate in life.
The album was banned after their wee retorts about Desmond Tutu… The song was called “Silver and Gold” and ironically…that is what you require to get into the show. Tickets are super costly. But i have been fortunate enough to score a free ticket. My fiancee works for Primedia that is one of the media partners behing bringing them out…..anyway…..the words Bono uttered where as follows:
“This song was written in a hotel room in New York City ’round about the time a friend of ours, Little Steven, was putting together a record of “Artists Against Apartheid”. This is a song written about a man in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg. A man who’s sick of looking down the barrel of white South Africa. A man who is at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor. A man who has lost faith in the peacemakers of the west while they argue and while they fail to support a man like Bishop Tutu and his request for economic sanctions against South Africa..Am I buggin’ you? I don’t mean to bug ya. OK Edge….play the blues..”
Got to say….Im really looking forward to seeing them tonight. If only to remind me of my youth….the days when a double cassette of music made you cool. and to see the stadium packed to capacity. nice.