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I’ve written a book!

So it is clear that my attention to this blog has fallen by the wayside the last few years. There are many reasons for that including, but not limited to: a real, non-imaginary-man boyfriend, a house and a dog.

There is another reason that will be far more interesting to you which is that I have been writing a book! If you’ve liked what goes on here (when things were, you know, actually going on) then I guarantee you will like

The Fangirl Files

True Tales and Tips from the Fandom Frontlines!

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The book is an expansion of this blog so if you enjoyed my tales of chasing Brandon Flowers on his Flamingo Tour, unapologetic love for Boy Bands, devotion to Pacey Witter and all things that celebrate being a Fangirl then get your copy and join the Fangirling Revolution!

May I interest in you a fabulous book trailer?

Buy now in Paperback or Kindle!

And follow along with #fangirlfilesbook on my social media (just look over there to the right, and up, and there you are!)


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Mullen Monday: Best Skirts EVER!!

This summer I stopped by a local music festival with The World’s Best Boyfriend and while he was snapping some pics, I strolled over to browse the arts and crafty area. The very first thing that caught my eye was this:

Um yes THAT IS A U2 SKIRT!! And not just any U2 skirt but one from the Achtung Baby era which is of course only my FAVORITE U2 ALBUM EVER!!!!

This masterpiece is the creation of Sardine Clothing Company and it’s called a “T-Skirt” because it’s made out of old t-shirts and it’s just as comfortable as one! Their creator Maryanne is also a U2 fan and had some other tour shirts in her stash so she created this one for me to give to the Awesome Jill for her birthday:

 

That one has TWICE the U2 and Jill was absolutely thrilled. Maryanne also does custom orders – you just send her the shirts – so don’t think I haven’t been going through my tour shirt collection to figure out the perfect creation 😉

My only disappointment is that there is no U2 tour coming up for me to twirl around in this because let me tell you, anytime I wear it I get plenty of compliments and attention because It. Is. Awesome.

 


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Mullen Monday: Under a Blood Red Sky edition

Before there were fly shades and skullcaps, before Bad and Streets, before Hats and Haircuts, before saving the world and Achtung – there were four Irish boys on the side of a mountain in a rain storm making their mark:

Any time I hear this song – and mind you, I’ve heard this song a TON – I still, still blast it and scream it and feel the same thrill and joy as if I was experiencing it for the first time! How powerful is that??

U2 Live at Red Rocks is such an energetic show of the band just at the very cusp of what they were about to become. And they are such babies, my GOD! (also the Fangirl in me never stops swooning over how goddamn gorgeous Larry was in this era!)

Can't you just hear my Inner 11-year-old squealing??!

 


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“AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered”

So the full track listing for the U2 Achtung Baby covers album is out. And it’s a pretty intriguing pairing of songs and artists:

  1. Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station (interesting – this was U2’s first “industrial” sound and that’s what NIN do so very well)
  2. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing (he did a fabulous remix of Mr. Brightside)
  3. Damien Rice – One (He should bring the proper amount of poignance to this)
  4. Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World (this was my second choice for The Killers)
  5. Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (I love Shirley Manson! And you don’t often hear females covering U2)
  6. Depeche Mode – So Cruel (Oooooohhhh)
  7. Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways (I like them, and they seemed to have a semi-permanent gig as 360 Tour opening act)
  8. The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World (Say WHAT? One of these things is NOT like the others!!)
  9. Gavin Friday – The Fly (Bono’s BFF. I think he IS The Fly)
  10. The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way) (OMFG THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!! ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKL!!!!!!)
  11. Glasvegas – Acrobat (We saw them open for U2 in Dublin. Hope they do this powerful song justice)
  12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness (Hmmmm, could be interesting – especially if he goes a little more country with it)
While I wait for the release and my Fabulous Fangirl Felicity in England to supply me with my own copy, here’s U2 doing their newer take on EBTTRT which is a much tighter, sexier version of the original: