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19 janvier 2018

Club Jazzafip du vendredi 19 janvier 2018

Olivier Bogé Quintet De 19h à 20h, ça jazz à fip ! Jane Villenet (du lundi au jeudi) et Charlotte Bibring (du vendredi au dimanche) reçoivent chaque soir un programmateur pour une émission où s’entremêlent tous les jazz, des grands standards aux artistes émergents.

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The Lights of Home - Les lumières de chez moi (Genèse)

par Remy

Lights Of Home

Bono a récemment admis on SiriusXM qu'il aimait particulièrement les psaumes où David débattait avec Dieu. The lights of home est la chanson où Bono débat avec Dieu. La métaphore de Lights Of Home pourrait renvoyer à avoir un but plus clair dans la vie, la motivation derrière nos actions. La rencontre proche de Bono avec la mortalité ("I shouldn't be here cause I should be dead") l'a conduit à remettre en question sa place dans cette existence ("Jesus if I'm still your friend, what the hell you got for me ?") et ses motivations. Il a redécouvert son but dans cette vie dans les yeux de ceux qui lui sont très proches, Ali et ses enfants ("In your eyes I see it, in your eyes alone I see the lights of home").

Une autre interprétation de Lights Of Home nous est fournie par Bloodraven. Lorsque Bono voit les Lights of Home, il se pourrait qu'il parle de cette lumière que l'on est sensé voir lorsque l'on meurt. Si l'on s'en tient à cette hypothèse, le passage do you know my name ? (connais-tu mon nom) a des résonances bibliques ressemblant au passage suivant extrait de la Bible (Luke 13, 22-35) :

Il leur répondit :
24 « Efforcez-vous d'entrer par la porte étroite. En effet, je vous le dis, beaucoup chercheront à entrer et ne le pourront pas.
25 Quand le maître de la maison se sera levé et aura fermé la porte, vous qui êtes dehors, vous commencerez à frapper à la porte en disant : 'Seigneur, [Seigneur,] ouvre-nous !' Il vous répondra : 'Je ne sais pas d'où vous êtes.'
26 Alors vous vous mettrez à dire : 'Nous avons mangé et bu devant toi, et tu as enseigné dans nos rues.' 27 Il répondra : 'Je vous le dis, je ne sais pas d'où vous êtes ; éloignez-vous de moi, vous tous qui commettez l'injustice.'

Bono étant maître dans l'art de l'interprétation ouverte de ses textes, nous vous laissons méditer sur ceux-ci. Peut-être avez-vous trouvé une toute autre interprétation à cette chanson ?
Lorsque Bono voit les Lights of Home, se pourrait-il qu'il parle de cette lumière que nous sommes supposés voir lorsque nous mourrons ?

Lights Of Home a été jouée régulièrement lorsque les media ont été invités à des sessions d'écoute en 2017 et également en juillet 2017 face aux fans qui ont tourné dans le clip de The Blackout à Amsterdam. Lorsqu'il a été demandé à Edge comment cette chanson avait été composée, il a répondu : "Nous avions ces lignes très rock & roll et ça sonnait super bien, mais c'était un peu rétro. On savait déjà d'une certaine façon qu'elle ferait partie des retenues tout bonnement parce que nous l'aimions tellement et c'est alors que Jacknife a concocté cet arrangement plus brut. La batterie était une sorte de question ouverte, aussi Larry est-il intervenu pour jouer, ce qui lui confèrait la discipline d'une production très contemporaine, mais ensuite avec cette étonnante et très belle partie jouée de manière très humaine pour couronner le tout. Je pense que parce qu'elle a été enregistrée à part, cela explique pourquoi elle occupe le spectrum du son de cette manière. Elle sonne toujours vraiment comme moderne mais presque comme si elle avait une influence hip-hop ou plutôt R&B que rock."

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The Lights of Home (Origins)

by Remy

Lights Of Home

Bono recently admitted on SiriusXM that he enjoys the psalms where David argues with God. The lights of home is a song about Bono arguing with God. The metaphor of Lights Of Home could refer to a clear purpose in life, the motivation that drives our actions. Bono's close encounter with mortality ("I shouldn't be here cause I should be dead") led him to question his place in life ("Jesus if I'm still your friend, what the hell you got for me?") and his motivations. He re-discovered his purpose in life in the eyes of the ones closest to him, Ali and his children ("In your eyes I see it, in your eyes alone I see the lights of home").

The Lights Of Home is Bono arguing with God. Referring to a clear purpose in life, the motivation that drives our actions

Another interpretation for Lights Of Home comes from our user Bloodraven. When Bono sees the Lights of Home he could be talking about that light you're supposed to see when you're dying. Following this theory, the line do you know my name? acquires biblical resonances resembling the following passage (Luke 13, 22-35) from the Bible:

He said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading:
'Sir, open the door for us.'
But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'
But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'

With Bono known as a master of open interpretations in his lyrics, we leave the last word on the lyrics to you. Perhaps you have found another interpretation of this song?
When Bono sees the Lights of Home, could he be talking about that light you're supposed to see when you're dying?

Lights Of Home was played as a regular at the many listening sessions in 2017 for invited media people and was also played in July 2017 to the fans who got into the video shoot of The Blackout in Amsterdam. When Edge was asked how the song came together, he replied: "We had very rock & roll verses in it that sounded really great, but it was a little retro. We kind of knew it was in the running because we just loved it so much, and then Jacknife did a more stripped-down arrangement. The drums were sort of an open question, so Larry went in and played drums, so it had the discipline of a very contemporary production, but then with this amazing, very beautifully played human drum part on top of it. I think because it was recorded on its own it can kind of occupy the sound spectrum that it does. It still sounds really modern, but it almost sounds like it has a hip-hop influence or rather an R&B influence than a rock one."

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Rone : "Plus je joue, mieux je me porte"

Rone et ses aurores boréales à Groningue le 18 janvier 2018 | Chantepie Le producteur parisien s’est placé en orbite jeudi soir au festival Eurosonic. Rencontre à Groningue avec l’un des fers de lance de la nouvelle French Touch.

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Love is all we have left - L'amour est tout ce qu'il nous reste

Love is all we have left

par Remy

Une chanson "spéculant sur la mortalité" (Q Magazine) est l'ouverture de Songs Of Experience. En 2006, Bono s'était rendu en Afrique et au cours de son séjour, il avait composé les textes d'une chanson, Love Is All We Have Left. Bono avait admis avoir pensé écrire une chanson à la Frank Sinatra. Un an avant la sortie de No Line On The Horizon, ce titre avait été identifié comme l'un de ceux à venir sur cet album.

"Ma phrase préférée d'ouverture pour un album de U2 : 'Il n'est rien qui empêchera que ce soit ça qui fera de ce jour le meilleur de tous.' Dès la seconde ligne, l'innocence sermonne l'experience : 'A présent tu es à l'autre extrémité du télescope, sept milliards de milliards d'étoiles dans les yeux, tellement d'étoiles et de façons de voir, hé, ce n'est pas le moment de ne pas être vivant.'" - Bono

Dans une interview accordée à Rolling Stone, Bono explique comment The Little Things That Give You Away renvoie au thème de Love Is All We Have Left : "A la fin de The Little Things, l'experience craque et avoue ses peurs les plus profondes, qui lui ont été rappelées par son alter ego plus jeune, plus courageux et plus audacieux. Cette même conversation ouvre également l'album avec Love Is All We Have Left." Dans cette même interview, Bono fait allusion à un commentaire à Frank Sinatra qu'il avait fait onze ans plus tôt : "C'est un instant effrayant – dans le refrain, je prétendais être Frank Sinatra chantant sur la lune, une chanson torche de science fiction, 'love, love is all we have left, a baby cries on the doorstep, love is all we have left.'"

Côté texte, Bono utilise une technique littéraire et cinématographique pour laquelle, le narrateur se détache complètement de ce monde et peut voir tous les êtres vivants de la terre comme des étoiles dans ses yeux : "Now you're at the other end of the telescope. Seven billion stars in her eyes. So many stars, So many ways of seeing". Ce narrateur peut voir simultanément toutes les vies, tous les rêves et toutes les perspectives des êtres et c'est ce qui l'inspire (lui ou elle) à continuer de vivre ("no time not to be alive"), peut-être pas au point de ne plus vouloir dévorer le monde entier ("I wanted the world, but you knew better"), mais d'aimer comme la seule chose restant à faire. Quelque chose, qui, d'un point de vue religieux, dans 1 Corinthians 13:13 peut être compris comme suit "Maintenant donc ces trois choses demeurent : la foi, l'espérance, la charité ; mais la plus grande de ces vertus est la charité."

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Love is all we have left

Love is all we have left

by Remy

A song "speculating on mortality" (Q Magazine) opens Songs Of Experience. Back in 2006, Bono made a trip to Africa during which he wrote lyrics for a song called Love Is All We Have Left. Bono admitted that he thought he had written a Frank Sinatra song. A year prior to the release of No Line On The Horizon this track was also identified as one of the songs to make it onto the album.

"My favorite opening line to a U2 album: 'There's nothing to stop this being the best day ever.' In the second verse, innocence admonishes experience: 'Now you're at the other end of the telescope, seven billion stars in her eyes, so many stars so many ways of seeing, hey, this is no time not to be alive.'" - Bono

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bono explains how The Little Things That Give You Away relates to the theme of Love Is All We Have Left: "At the end of The Little Things, experience breaks down and admits his deepest fears, having been called out on it by his younger, braver, bolder self. That same conversation also opens the album with a song called Love Is All We Have Left." In the same interview Bono refers back to the Frank Sinatra comment he made 11 years earlier: "It's a chilling moment – in the chorus I was pretending to be Frank Sinatra singing on the moon, a sci-fi torch song 'love, love is all we have left, a baby cries on the doorstep, love is all we have left.'"

Lyrically, Bono employs a literary and cinematographic technique where the narrator detaches completely from the world and can see all living people on Earth as stars in the eyes: "Now you're at the other end of the telescope. Seven billion stars in her eyes. So many stars, So many ways of seeing". The narrator can see simultaneously all the people's lives, dreams and perspectives and this inspires him or her to keep living ("no time not to be alive"), maybe not so much anymore to eat up the entire world ("I wanted the world, but you knew better"), but to love as the only thing left to do. Something in which, from a religious point of view, 1 Corinthians 13:13 can be heard, where it says: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

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The origins of Songs Of Experience

by Corine/Dead

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by Remy

The successor to Songs Of Innocence brings us 13 songs about Experience. Where Innocence brought us back to the young U2, Experience brings us a different U2 with a Bono that tries to leave something behind. Each of the Songs of Experience has its own story, musically and lyrically. In this article we unravel some of those stories.

Intimate letters to places and people

It was a "brush with mortality" around Christmas 2016 that got Bono to reconsider the direction of Songs Of Experience. Inspired by a quote from Irish poet Brendan Kennelly, Bono had to ask himself the question: "If I'm not around, what would I like to leave behind?", which resulted in a series of letters; intimate letters to places and people close to Bono's heart: family, friends, fans, and even himself.
"If you really want to get to the place —the dark heart of the matter— write as if you're dead. You won't be worrying about what anyone is thinking, won't have any ego." - Irish poet Brendan Kennelly

A lot of the songs are letters. Letters to Bono's wife Ali, to his sons and daughters ("actually our sons and daughters"), a way for Bono to let the people around him know how he felt.
"Lots of us have a brush with mortality, it was an arresting experience. I won't dwell in it or on it. I don't want to name it. But these songs have that impetus behind them and it would feel dishonest not to admit the turbulence I was feeling at the time of writing." - Bono
The Songs Of Experience are however more than just a series of letters, and are more than just the 3 years of work since Songs Of Innocence. Some ideas for the songs date back as far as 11 years ago and some of the songs lyrics and themes are inspired by a set of poems from more than 200 years ago.

Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience

In the late 18th century English poet William Blake released an illustrated collection of poems titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. Bono is a known reader of Blake and has leaned on Blake as a Romanticist role model for at least 30 years. At that time U2 recorded a song titled Beautiful Ghost/Introduction To Songs Of Experience, where Bono recites Blake's poem Introduction. Bono's Zoo TV character/persona The Fly was also likely inspired by the poem of the same name in Blake's work.

The idea of one (or a double) album called Songs of Innocence and Experience dates back to at least as far as 1992, when Bono mentioned to NME that he just wrote a song for U2's "new record" : "I've just written a song for our new record called Songs Of Innocence and Experience, after reading Blake" - Bono (NME 1992)

Going back to Bono's original inspiration, William Blake also envisioned for his collection of poems Songs of Innocence and Experience (written 5 years apart) to have recurrent themes and topics from the two different perspectives. Thus we can find poems about “lambs” or “children preserving their innocence” in Songs Of Innocence and then poems about “tygers”, “sick roses” and dark forces threatening to corrupt our world in Songs Of Experience.

What once referred to Innocence later appears as the voice of Experience warning Bono's own children about the pitfalls in life

Blake positioned himself outside Innocence and Experience, often using a narrator that goes through both stages. What was important for Blake was to maintain the balance of Innocence and Experience in this world, with God as its center and all the creatures aspiring to please Him. Bono used a similar approach in these two albums by reusing the lyrics with minor variations, so what once referred to Innocence later appears as the voice of Experience warning Bono's own children about the pitfalls in life.

In a promotional clip for Songs Of Experience, Bono talks about sometimes having a conversation with his conscience: "This conscience could be called your innocent self, but it's certainly your younger self. On the tour for Songs Of Innocence, we setup this argument between the two selves, and I think it continues on Songs Of Experience."

The conversation Bono has with his younger self on the i+e tour version of Bullet The Blue Sky was a striking example of this in action, and it continues through into the songwriting process on Songs Of Experience with tracks such as Love Is All We Have Left, The Little Things That Give You Away and perhaps even Get Out Of Your Own Way to some degree.

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Coup de clairon

Broken Fingaz Crew, le collectif graffiti israélien dont les œuvres fluorescentes provocatrices, avant-gardistes et souvent dérangeantes avaient été les premières présentes en matière de "street art" (art dans la rue ne donne pas la crédit mérité) dans sa ville natale d'Haifa, a réalisé le nouveau clip de nos 4 paddies, 'Get Out Of Your Own Way.'

Seulement connus sous leur pseudonymes, pour préserver leur anonymat auprès des autorités locales, - Unga, Tant, Kip et Desco - cette bande énigmatique avait approché U2 avec ce concept d'une visualisation animée d'American Soul, le deuxième single issu de Songs of Experience.

Après avoir collaboré avec succès sur ce morceau à la réalisation vidéo, Broken Fingaz Crew s'est vu confier le contrôle créatif total du clip de 'Get Out Of Your Own Way.'

Voici comment notre bande a conçu son approche pour la réalisation de ce clip.

"Ce clip embrasse la situation politique présente : 2017, pour nous, a été l'année pendant laquelle les fascistes du monde entier se sont senti suffisamment en confiance pour relever la tête, encouragés par Trump et d'autres leaders mondiaux qui se servent de la peur du peuple pour élever encore plus de murs et accentuer la ségrégation.

Cette chanson est à la fois une lettre personnelle et un coup de clairon envers la situation internationale, et de la même manière, nous avons combiné notre style pop psychédélique à l'imagerie politique ; tournée entièrement en analogue, en utilisant des découpes de papier et des techniques d'animation au ralenti avec Adam Albo, qui a monté le clip."

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Clarion Cry

Broken Fingaz Crew, the Israeli graffiti collective whose provocative, groundbreaking and often disturbing fluorescent sketches were among the first street art in their native Haifa, have directed the new video for 'Get Out Of Your Own Way.'

Known only by pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities - Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco - the enigmatic posse approached U2 with the concept of an animated visualization of American Soul, the second single from Songs of Experience.

After successfully collaborating with the band on a video for that track, Broken Fingaz Crew were given full creative control to take on the video for 'Get Out Of Your Own Way.'

Here's how the Crew described what they were setting out to do in making the new video.

"The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation.

The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we've combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video."

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