Mysterious Ways
By Dwip August 20, 2004, 6:42 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

I’ve always wanted to do this, so…

Yes, I’ve always wanted some strange, strange things.

And if you’re good, I promise entertainment at the end.

Having done that, I spent some time pondering the whole U2 singles thing. All will become clear upon browsing, say, here and here. This is made somewhat worse by the fact that nobody’s names for all these things bears any relation to each other/reality/something useful. But I eventually figured something out.

And, as it turns out, I’m not doing too bad. It’s like this. I have:

While I have the albums in question, I’m obviously missing all the singles, with no way to get them because they’re all OOP.

From Achtung Baby:
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Need Even Better Than the Real Thing Remixes
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

From Zooropa:
Need Lemon
Need Stay (Faraway, So Close!)

From Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1 (which I need)
Miss Sarajevo

From POP:
Need Discotheque (US)
Discotheque Remixes (UK/EU)
Staring At the Sun (US)
Need Last Night on Earth (UK red cover)
Last Night On Earth (UK green cover)
Please (US)
Need Please (UK)
If God Will Send His Angels
MOFO Remixes

From All That You Can’t Leave Behind:
Need Beautiful Day (Canada white cover)
Beautiful Day (Canada blue cover)
Need Stuck In a Moment (Canada white cover)
Stuck In a Moment (Canada blue cover)
Need Walk On (Canada gold cover)
Need Elevation Pt. 1 (blue cover)
Need Elevation Pt. 2 (grey cover)

Need Sweetest Thing ’98 Pt. 1
Need Sweetest Thing ’98 Pt. 2
Need Electrical Storm (Canada white cover)
Electrical Storm (Canada blue cover)

That is, I’m sure you’ll agree, quite a lot. And it’s more of a “get all the songs” collection than a “get all the CDs” collection, because if I tried to do THAT, I’d be here all year and then some.

Now that I’m done with obscure music geekery, I shall endeavor to entertain you all.

First, we must note that in Eugene, there is a Memory Lane, and it is paved with gravel. Most of Eugene is asphalt. This is amusing if you think about it.

Second, Cole and I were having this conversation, and it’s like this (with apologies to everybody but Whir because you won’t get this):

Cole: so yeah… BT tomorrow then?
Me: Aff.
Cole: are you ready for gyro hits?
Me: Heh.
Picture, if you will, William Wallace standing before the assembled Scottish rebels in Braveheart, and instead of shouting “Are you ready for a war!?” shouting “Are you ready for gyro hits!?”
I guess you’d then have to put Longshanks in an Atlas or something, but.
And the son gets…a Stinger.
Cole: nah, the 3050 ostscout
Me: Ooo…yeah. Definitely the 3050 Ostscout.
And William Wallace drives a Daishi. Modded with a sword.
Cole: nah, he gets the Katana, because, really, the english do beat them in the end
Cole: or he gets like the goliath or something
Me: The No-Dachi.
Cole: because as we all know, only Wiliam Wallace can wield the MRM
Me: And head flunky dude gets the RAC Axman.
Cole: and the old man gets a javalin, the one true mech by Trooper Boy standards
Me: And the Irish dude gets…
Shit. I dunno what the Irish dude gets.
Cole: the Gurkha
Me: Good call.
Cole: ummm…. let’s see here…… oh, what do you give those random general dudes for the english?
Me: 3025 Griffins? I mean, just good enough to be ok, but not…good, yknow?
Cole: aff, wait, the old guy gets the Grizzly
Cole: because that thing won’t die
Me: And the Scottish nobles all get Dashers. With the MASC on and the throttle locked in reverse.

Yes. I know. I promised to actually ENTERTAIN you. Sorry. I’m a bastard like that. So instead, I will link to a random Megatokyo, because we do those sorts of things around here.

Also, this picture.

I’m done now.

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Comments on Mysterious Ways
avatar Comment by Whir #1
August 20, 2004 at 8:46 pm

Tim will get it too.

avatar Comment by Rachael #2
August 21, 2004 at 9:19 am

There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research. This means that by 2040, there

should be a large elderly population with perky boobies and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Random PSA.

avatar Comment by Clyos #3
August 21, 2004 at 12:30 pm

How could i be so stupid, it was right in front of my face, William Wallace gets a Highlander modded with a sword.

avatar Comment by Tim #4
September 1, 2004 at 10:46 am

You name checked BT, U2 and Braveheart in one post. I’m in awe.

And I have Unforgettable Fire and War in vinyl, because I’m old.

Whir, I say we add Faraway, So Close and watch people scatter.