Monthly Archives: January 2017

the U2 Joshua Tree tour

It’s nice that the boys from Dublin are doing this show. Has it been 30 years since “The Joshua Tree?” Oh, how we are all aging, except for those who have never heard this album. It seems hard to believe, but there are people who may not know who U2 are and awesome songs like “Where the Streets Have No Name” or “Bullet the Blue Sky.”

I have mixed feelings about bands doing the old stuff, the greatest hits. Normally I would jump at the chance to see the band play, but I’m not buying tickets for this tour. Oh, I’m sure there’ll be surprises, maybe some new songs played, but I’ll hold off until maybe I hear about the first shows and then get a ticket if it really sounds like fun.

my favorite TV show

(no spoilers here) The fourth season of BBC’s Sherlock is on and two of the three episodes have aired. I was really hoping for it to be more serious and fun than the last season, which wasn’t that serious and rather silly at times.

It’s been more serious for sure, yet it’s bordering on ridiculousness at times. Don’t be mistaken, this is my favorite TV show (of all time, possibly), but a part of me is getting bored with these characters. Or is it the stories that seem to be losing their magic?

Yet, even as I was disappointed with the second episode, I easily saw themes that I thought were actually very interesting and relevant, which then keeps the show in my “favorite” category. Plot twists are okay, yet I wonder if it’s possible to use so many plot twists and quickly become gimmicky and predictable.

As much as I love the show, after the third episode airs, I wonder if I’ll be wanting the show to end instead of continue for a season five.