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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Thursday, February 09, 2006

They are still pretty good for a geezer band

This morning as I was picking up dough-nuts for my volunteers, I noticed U2 on the front page of the paper with a headline proclaiming how they won 5 grammys last night. U2? These guys were just as big 20 years ago when I was in high school. And they're still around winning Grammys?

Think what you will about them: From Bono's insufferable third world activism and their phony Christian convictions and the fact they are considered gods to the emergent church crowd, you have to admit that they are still pretty good for a secular geezer band. There are not too many committed long term bands like U2. Maybe Rush. And what 80's band is still consistently putting out decent music some 25 years or so after they started so that they are sweeping the Grammy awards? Something tells me we won't be seeing Duran Duran or REO Speedwagon at the Grammys any time soon.

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