Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I’m part of music history! October 2nd! LOL

I’m part of music history on October 2nd, according to the Canadian Press!

Today in Music History – Oct. 2
The Canadian Press
Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:15:00 CST

Today is October 2nd:
In 2009, North Carolina Central University hosted a full academic conference on the subject of the rock band “U2,” called “U2: The Hype and The Feedback.” Topics that would be covered included “Bono Versus Nick Cave on Jesus,” “U2: Identities Covered and Revealed,” and “The Evolving Live Concert Performances of “Bullet the Blue Sky.'”

Steve Taylor Bullet the Blue Sky That was me, at that conference and presenting a paper on “The Evolving Live Concert Performances of “Bullet the Blue Sky.'”! For those interested, my paper charted the changes in the live performances of U2’s Bullet the Blue Sky. The song, created as part of The Joshua Tree album, went on to be played live 646 times, spanning the years from 1989 to 2009. My paper explored how a song created in response to a civil war in Latin America could be adapted to resonate over a twenty year period. My paper was accepted for publication (through musical publishers, Scarecrow) and is due out later this month in Exploring U2: Is This Rock ‘n’ Roll?: Essays on the Music, Work, and Influence of U2.

I grew up wanting to be known for playing a lead guitar, but looks like I’ll end up simply being known for writing about them!

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