U2 + Howard Stern

Bono + Edge on Howard Stern: Get Out Of Your Own Way.discussion + performance
In the scheme of things this song seems like a sequel to Original of the Species which was also dedicated to one of Bono's daughters.
+ The Howard Stern Show December 4, 2017 Bono & The Edge (mp3 download)
+ U2’S BONO AND THE EDGE ON CREATING THEIR HITS, HANGING WITH SPRINGSTEEN AND MCCARTNEY, AND THE ONLY FIGHT THEY’VE EVER HAD

+ U2's 'Songs of Experience' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart U2 side by side
+ Amazon Music: U2 Side by Side - commentary on the album and other songs


Dreaming in Nabokov

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+ The New York Times: “Lolita is disgusting” - A 1958 REVIEW OF NABOKOV'S REFINED DEPRAVITY

A new Nabokov book is out that I'm interested in: Insomniac Dreams Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

+ “But Maybe?”: Immortality, Time, and Nabokov’s Dream Diary

In Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov, the scholar Gennady Barabtarlo considers Nabokov’s ideas on dreams in detail. The basis of the book is a previously unpublished dream journal that Nabokov kept in 1964, after reading aeronautical engineer John Dunne’s early 20th-century treatise An Experiment with Time. In that book, Dunne sketched a theory that human consciousness was capable of tracking events both forward and backward in time, so that dreams might reflect future events in a perfectly logical sequence. He claimed that dreams contain “images of past experience and images of future experience blended together in approximately equal proportions.” This idea, Dunne argued somewhat ambitiously, “contains the first scientific argument for human immortality.

+ Vladimir Nabokov's dream diary reveals experiments with 'backwards timeflow'

For a period of 80 days, the author of Lolita wrote down everything he could remember of his dreams as soon as he woke up, amassing 118 index cards recording 64 dreams. The text is reproduced in the book Insomniac Dreams, alongside material placing the experiment in the context of his life and writing.

+ Best books of 2017 – part oneUtterly fascinating.


a violent stab of loneliness

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“But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning.” – Haruki Murakami

U2 & SOE

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+ Bono finds what we're looking for The music, credited as ever to all four members of U2, soon gets under your skin. + Experience counts on U2’s return to form Thematically, the new album breaks from the claustrophobic nostalgia that made Songs of Innocence heavy going. + Songs of Experience by U2 ranks alongside the band's greatest work This is truly a cracker of an album on first, second and third listens. Living with it for an extended spell will determine whether it hits the heights of a Joshua Tree, an Achtung Baby or the cruelly underrated Pop. 
Back from the brink | Hot Press
Rolling Stone: U2 Faces Down Mortality, Reconnects With the Power of Music
+ DailyMail: Bono finds what we're looking for
+ BONO TO APPEAR ON JIMMY KIMMEL'S (RED) SHOW NOV. 28 
+ BONO AND EDGE ANSWER QUESTIONS AT U2: AN EXPERIENCE OF SONGS IN L.A.
+ U2's Songs of Experience is full of desperation and meaty hooks in equal measure
+ Bono’s brush with death: ‘I was clinging to my own life’
The band’s latest is their best since “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb."

The 15 Best Songs From This Century That Wouldn't Exist Without U2: Critic's Picks

The Little Things That Give You Away Live from the Joshua Tree Tour
+ U2 & Lady Gaga - Ordinary Love.live


Wednesday panels.Remembrance of things Rorschach

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The Rorschach cover got my attention and I ended up liking this fist issue. We shall know in a year how they stick the landing on this.

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+ DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 REVIEW: The clock is still ticking.