Sunday, May 05, 2013

original of the species

for my kids

One of the optional events at the U2 conference in Cleveland included a discussion of U2’s music by Rev Kurt Wiesner, an Episcopal priest and U2 fan. He took a reader response approach, that a song can mean more than it’s original, authorial intent. On that basis he showed the video, noted that it was written by Bono for the daughter of a friend. He then asked a number of questions that generated a rich discussion. These included a key phrase, what might the song be saying about growing up, what if the voice of the singer was God talking to us?

Posted by steve at 11:51 AM

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