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    Default Did U2 watch Sam I Am?

    Using archival elements in a current song, and then trying to get the archival footage synced up to the words. Seems similar to Sam I Am. Come on U2! I would have done it for you if you had asked.

    P.S. I love that the band can be seen in the crowd watching the performers.

    http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=4F5DCF70...p;fg=>1=8816

    PPS:The second or third shot in the video is Frank Zappa. Stupid trivia fact from my early years in Hollywood.....I worked on a talk show that had Frank as a guest. It was low low budget, and they didn't have a car(limo) to take him home to his house in the Hollywood Hills. As the lowly Production Assistant on the shoot, I got the pleasure of driving him home in my tiny tin can of a car (Suzuki Samari). Scared shitless to have him in there, I missed his turn off on the Hollywood freeway twice. Finally got him home. Can't even remember what I talked to him about.

    Should have pitched him the Long Road to Valley Girl!

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    I must be drunk, I don't get this post above.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by muffdiver View Post
    I must be drunk, I don't get this post above.....


    Paul also post over at Red Rocker. com.

    I believe he is "hooked up" some how.

    I think he is saying that in the Sam i Am video it appears that the old footage
    of sammy singing kinda mirrors what he is singing on Sam i Am.
    Utilize. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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    Ah..And Zappa didn't have a limo once...
    Ok Gotcha....



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    Quote Originally Posted by muffdiver View Post
    Ah..And Zappa didn't have a limo once...
    Ok Gotcha....


    ah... i think that's just harmless name dropping.

    Paul seems to be a nice guy.

    He posted the same thing @ Red Rocker. com.
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    The post doesn't make sense unless you have seen the Sam I Am music video and also the new U2 video "Window in the Skies".

    They both had the same idea...taking old archival video and syncing it up with a current song to make the archival footage appear to be "singing along".

    Another link to view U2:



    Sorry about double posting sites. I always expect there are two groups of viewers, not one watching both sites.

    Also the Frank Zappa name dropping is just an "old fart" telling "remember when I was young" stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theeditor View Post
    The post doesn't make since unless you have seen the Sam I Am music video and also the new U2 video "Window in the Skies".

    They both had the same idea...taking old archival video and syncing it up with a current song to make the archival footage appear to be "singing along".

    Another link to view U2:



    Sorry about double posting sites. I always expect there are two groups of viewers, not one watching both sites.

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Nothing to be sorry for. I believe there are others that visit both sites.

    I believe JA posts on both sites.

    I'm a Red Headed Van Halenite

    I post as Hagarfn on both sites.
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    U2 really knows how to keep the fire going, with their music and fans.
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    That U2 video was brilliant!! In an age when it seems every idea has been done to death a thousand times over they outdid themselves with that one. That thing better win some awards. Fantastic creativity.
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