Tuesday, June 16, 2009

with or without you

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.
Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses by James Joyce

happy bloomsday! this year the local ulysses group will be reading chapter ten from joyce's masterpiece at nighttown, a local establishment named to honor this great book . ah, I look forward to being transported to dublin this afternoon, albeit only for a few brief hours.

with or without you by u2


photo: detail from the dublin castle, dublin may 2001

12 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Good on ya.

I regret to say that due to having briefly dated a man who used to drink a tumbler of vodka and brood about his ex-wife while listening to this album, I cannot listen to U2 for medical reasons.

tony said...

Have A Pint Of The Black Stuff To Get U in The Mood!

Reya Mellicker said...

Ah my beloved Bono. Wow, he has aged a lot since that tour. Saw him live in SF in the midst of Rattle and Hum. I was blown away.

ArtSparker - How sad - though I completely understand!

Happy Bloomday to you, too, Kim!

Meri said...

Ah Dublin -- all I remember was a grand hotel and rain that threatened to wash us away. We spent most of the day seeing movies just to avoid the downpour.

Tom said...

Yeah...but my favorite is 'when love comes to town' on rattle & hum...very high energy, bluesy rock it!

Steve said...

Dublin is a place I have yet to go, except via U2. :)

Lover of Life said...

I going to I-Tunes right now for this song..

mum said...

I open Ulysses at random and:

"BLOOM (in alderman's gown and chain) Electors of Arran Quay, Inns Quay, Rotunda, Mountjoy and North Dock, better run a tramline, I say, from the cattlemarket to the river. That's the music of the future. "

Happy day after Bloomsday, kimy. The gating on Dublin Castle reminds me of something over here. I'll have to post it on the Graulhet blog today.

Ronda Laveen said...

Nostalgic photo. From the castle, you say? Happy Bloomsday to you too.

lettuce said...

hi kim

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Brian Miller said...

great song. love U2. the new cd has not left my car stereo in the last couple weeks.