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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 11:52 AM
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52. I'd make that the over 60 crowd. More of them think that nothing decent
has been done since '68. I know one 60 year old guy who thinks that no good music has been done since the Beach Boys.

I'll be 54 later this year. I got into U2 in the '80s, as did most of my friends. We still like U-2. AND Led Zep.

Really, more people than you think continue to be interested in contemporary music into their '30s and even '40s. Some are ALWAYS interested.



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  -U2 Responds to Critics of Their Deal With the Taxman Frank Booth  Feb-27-09 03:29 PM   #0 
  - It's a lot easier to talk than write the checks.  cobalt1999   Feb-27-09 03:35 PM   #1 
  - Great comment...  WriteDown   Feb-27-09 03:41 PM   #4 
  - That all depends on exactly how much money you have..........  pattmarty   Feb-27-09 04:50 PM   #13 
  - Good quote nt  rpannier   Feb-27-09 05:10 PM   #14 
  - Nothing corrupts faster than becoming wealthy  DJ13   Feb-27-09 03:36 PM   #2 
  - My son calls that "tax bracket Republicans."  No Elephants   Feb-28-09 07:17 AM   #45 
  - Figures. Courage of their convictions up to but NOT including their bank  acmavm   Feb-27-09 03:39 PM   #3 
  - Do as I say, not as I do....  WriteDown   Feb-27-09 03:42 PM   #5 
     - It IS disheartening, isn't it?  acmavm   Feb-27-09 03:44 PM   #6 
     - Far too common.  WriteDown   Feb-27-09 03:49 PM   #7 
     - yes they sound just like the Banksters  KakistocracyHater   Feb-27-09 08:04 PM   #26 
  - Bono's just showing his true colors. Of course, he's a hypocrite.  The Stranger   Feb-27-09 03:52 PM   #8 
  - Whoa...  here_is_to_hope   Feb-27-09 04:01 PM   #9 
  - "puts more money in the band's pocket"  cobalt1999   Feb-27-09 04:04 PM   #10 
     - Well, would you suggest they  here_is_to_hope   Feb-27-09 04:17 PM   #11 
        - I would suggest that they pay their fair share of the commons  salib   Feb-27-09 05:14 PM   #15 
           - Yes of course wealth corrupts as well  Threedifferentones   Feb-28-09 04:15 PM   #57 
  - When I knew them , they were just shy, young kids.  louis-t   Feb-27-09 04:19 PM   #12 
  - Did they Ever Play at the "Ratskeller" in Kenmore, Boston?  fascisthunter   Feb-27-09 05:48 PM   #16 
  - Paradise Club 12-14-80  louis-t   Feb-28-09 03:06 PM   #56 
  - And now Bono has sold his soul to the very Establishment he raged against  TheWatcher   Feb-27-09 05:49 PM   #17 
  - He's really become the Darth Vader Of Music  TheWatcher   Feb-27-09 06:15 PM   #18 
  - Perhaps he is narcissistic.  PM Martin   Feb-27-09 10:26 PM   #35 
     - He's NOT a Good Samairatan  TheWatcher   Feb-28-09 03:39 AM   #39 
        - Good Samairatan is in quotations for a reason.  PM Martin   Feb-28-09 01:19 PM   #55 
  - I don't blame them at all.  MrSlayer   Feb-27-09 06:31 PM   #19 
  - where is this mythical land where taxes take 90-95% of one's money?  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-09 07:23 PM   #22 
     - Didn't The UK Tax Entertainers At 50% Across The Board? I Know They Used To  NashVegas   Feb-28-09 10:20 AM   #49 
        - Rates used to be higher than that - see sub-thread from #28 down (nt)  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-28-09 11:04 AM   #51 
  - He's in good company.  riverdeep   Feb-27-09 07:02 PM   #20 
  - there's is no country in the world where anyone pays 91.5% of their earnings in taxes,  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-09 07:25 PM   #23 
  - Wiki actually says 95%  riverdeep   Feb-27-09 07:45 PM   #25 
     - methinks you fail to grasp the concept of "marginal rate."  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-09 08:06 PM   #27 
     - They claim 95%.  riverdeep   Feb-27-09 09:17 PM   #33 
        - Er...  riverdeep   Feb-28-09 06:52 AM   #42 
     - Top rate in Britain reached 98% at one stage  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-27-09 08:13 PM   #28 
        - here's the quote:  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-09 08:18 PM   #29 
           - And a top marginal rate of 98% would mean that 91.5% in taxes is theoretically possible  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-27-09 08:22 PM   #30 
              - theory ain't practice, & the "theoretical" 98% top marginal rate was on investment  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-09 08:32 PM   #31 
                 - List of rates and band levels  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-28-09 05:53 AM   #40 
  - But their losses to "bad investments" is somehow forgotten.  Waiting For Everyman   Feb-27-09 07:44 PM   #24 
  - Very cheesy. Their next song should be "I'll sell my soul to the lowest bidder".  Waiting For Everyman   Feb-27-09 07:19 PM   #21 
  - There is just as much "meaningful" music now as there ever has been.  Frumious B   Feb-28-09 06:52 AM   #41 
  - Wasn't Bono up Bush's butt quite a bit  notadmblnd   Feb-27-09 09:10 PM   #32 
  - The "liberalism" of celebrities is restricted to pure social/popular causes.  PM Martin   Feb-27-09 10:13 PM   #34 
  - Another thing: Where does Bono think the money for Africa comes from  PM Martin   Feb-27-09 10:31 PM   #36 
  - Fortunately, I don't look to rock stars for moral guidance.  Frumious B   Feb-27-09 10:36 PM   #37 
  - As a band U2 is over-rated as far as I'm concerned.  Bread and Circus   Feb-27-09 11:57 PM   #38 
  - They were great at one time,  riverdeep   Feb-28-09 06:55 AM   #43 
     - The production of Pop sounds a little stilted and dated these days...  Frumious B   Feb-28-09 07:08 AM   #44 
        - I'll have to take a listen then.  riverdeep   Feb-28-09 07:25 AM   #46 
        - U2 Are Always Going to Draw Critics  NashVegas   Feb-28-09 10:28 AM   #50 
           - I'd make that the over 60 crowd. More of them think that nothing decent  amandabeech   Feb-28-09 11:52 AM   #52 
           - Dave Matthews is not rock.  ryanmuegge   Mar-01-09 12:57 AM   #59 
              - I Disagree  NashVegas   Mar-01-09 08:15 AM   #60 
  - My experience: The very wealthy will quickly spend on  No Elephants   Feb-28-09 07:31 AM   #47 
  - But, on the other hand U2, it's not like you NEED the money and the taxes  davidwparker   Feb-28-09 10:13 AM   #48 
  - He dissembles even more wretchedly than he caterwauls  mitchum   Feb-28-09 12:10 PM   #53 
  - kinda sad  mdmc   Feb-28-09 12:22 PM   #54 
  - U2 net worth = $908 million, U2 tax rate = 1.5%  SOS   Feb-28-09 04:40 PM   #58 
  - never liked'em, nor did the punks  mix   Mar-01-09 10:56 AM   #61 
  - My question: Are they following the law. If they are whats the beef....  OwnedByFerrets   Mar-01-09 11:02 AM   #62 
  - I know several writers who moved to Ireland because of their tax laws  mainer   Mar-01-09 12:46 PM   #63 
 

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