today i’m pondering the greatness of U2!


i was listening to “All You Can’t Leave Behind” today and had an idea that i’m sure someone already has in the works, because there is nothing new under the sun.  I was listening to “New York” and thought, how cool would it be for someone to make a movie/musical based on U2 songs, ala “Across the Universe” and “Moving Out”.  so if anyone wants to collaborate on that, let me know.  otherwise Twila Tharp and Julie Taymor will beat us to it.  i have this uncanny ability to place songs in cool context and come up with great stories, so if someone wants to help me write a script and arrange the songs, then lets get on it.  we could win a Tony.  haha.  like i said i’m sure someone else is already on it.  Bono, if you are reading my blog, drop me a comment or an email and let me know what you think.  i would definitely donate all proceeds to Red and One!

what band’s music do you think would be a good soundtrack to a movie or musical?  i’d like some comments on this one.



  1. Not being a giant U2 listener, I can’t really help you there. As for bands that’d make for great film/theater soundtracks, I’m proud to say that my favorite band (Explosions in the Sky) was responsible for the music to “Friday Night Lights”, which was a decent enough film.

    That said, it just occurred to me that you could make a great faux preview for a Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” with a certain U2 song, the title of which escapes me.

    Just saying…

  2. please don’t forget about counting crows. the two main characters are maria and some guy named mr. jones. he’s the rain king you know…of course margery would have something to say about her dreams of horses. but because there’s a piece of maria in every song that he sings, she’d be the heroine. ms. potter and her lullaby would need to be a part of it somehow. maybe courtney cox could revitalize her career as the female lead on broadway. the whole thing would be a huge dream sequence with michaelangelo, silent angels, and a black winged bird delivering mr jones to heaven following his death surrounded by scarlet and feathers and heather. and we can’t forget the lions, cats, crows, walking on wires, rain, new amsterdam, the monkey, candy, evening time, elephants, clanging guitars, the walkaways, the circus, tight rope, cowboys, trapeeze, etc. oh, elizabeth. how could we forget elizabeth. i think in the end maria would win, but there’s so much competing for attention. this all sounds so tripy, but i promise…it makes sense in my head…and adam’s. 🙂

  3. I don’t exactly know how it would work, but I would give my left arm for a musical based on the music of Jars of Clay. I don’t even know if it would work well, but I’d give an arm for it to happen anyway.

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