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
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”
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.
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.