I had a high school religion teacher who was obsessed with U2 & cannot help but think of moments sitting in class listening with a less-than-spiritual teenage mindset.  I read an interview with Bono where he described the song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” as a song of doubt more than a song of faith.

RECIPE FOR BEING A SAD SACK

1.  Not getting dressed

2.  Sitting with the shades drawn during the day

3.  Listening to U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ album

Joshua Tree

RECIPE FOR A GOOD DAY

1.  Drink tea

2.  Paint nails

3.  Not listening to U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ album

I’m not saying U2 is in complete control of how a day might go – but I will say that spending too much time in the shade of the Joshua Tree is not good for me.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Sit Under the Joshua Tree”

  1. Ohhhh this happens to me with Van Morrison. Everyone knows to intervene when I listen longer than two days. Like, stop me before I become a train wreck.

  2. I painted my nails! Many shades of cranberry. Thought of you. It’s amazing how other people can shape how some music lands on us. A classmate of mine almost destroyed Leonard Cohen forever, for all of us…so we had an intervention in the shared studio. I loved how everyone took that so seriously, like we were protesting a human right. The right to love Leonard Cohen, for as long as we choose.

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