56 thoughts on “The hands that won the Globe

  1. The Golden Globe Awards are one of the most idiotic awards shows in existence. The nominees are selected by only a few dozen people who make up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This organization consists of many old, white, delusional critics and other Hollywood people who haven’t the slightest idea of what’s going on. Most of the movies remain unseen by the voters; and as for the songs… well those are just picked from a handful of CD samplers which are sent to them by the studios and record companies. These voters are also given payoffs and invited to press junkets for most of the major studio films, but hardly the really good independent films. This award is basically meaningless (as are all awards in the arts field), but I’m sure it’ll look good on somebody’s toilet.

  2. The Golden Globe Awards are one of the most idiotic awards shows in existence. The nominees are selected by only a few dozen people who make up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This organization consists of many old, white, delusional critics and other Hollywood people who haven’t the slightest idea of what’s going on. Most of the movies remain unseen by the voters; and as for the songs… well those are just picked from a handful of CD samplers which are sent to them by the studios and record companies. These voters are also given payoffs and invited to press junkets for most of the major studio films, but hardly the really good independent films. This award is basically meaningless (as are all awards in the arts field), but I’m sure it’ll look good on somebody’s toilet.

  3. I’ll take it! My toilet needs some redecorating anyway, all it features now (apart from a nasty smell, harhar) is a poster from Zoo Tv Tour Japan that I snatched from a wall in Tokyo Dome. (Japanese security was not amused). This award will go very well with that. Where do I sign up??

  4. I’ll take it! My toilet needs some redecorating anyway, all it features now (apart from a nasty smell, harhar) is a poster from Zoo Tv Tour Japan that I snatched from a wall in Tokyo Dome. (Japanese security was not amused). This award will go very well with that. Where do I sign up??

  5. It’s all about names.
    I don’t know what the other nominees were, but from my perspective, the award for Best Original song is pretty much always reserved for well known act. There’s so much more excellent music out there that was made to fit a movie, that is underrated because of the name-tag attached to it. So, I don’t give such kind of awards any value. Nice for U2? Yes, but I saw the movie yesterday, and in my opinion, the U2 song didn’t really fit with the movie. So, it’s who you know that gets you through (yadda yadda yadda)

    HMTMKMKM, now THAT did fit the movie perfectly, but Hands? Hmmm..

  6. It’s all about names.
    I don’t know what the other nominees were, but from my perspective, the award for Best Original song is pretty much always reserved for well known act. There’s so much more excellent music out there that was made to fit a movie, that is underrated because of the name-tag attached to it. So, I don’t give such kind of awards any value. Nice for U2? Yes, but I saw the movie yesterday, and in my opinion, the U2 song didn’t really fit with the movie. So, it’s who you know that gets you through (yadda yadda yadda)

    HMTMKMKM, now THAT did fit the movie perfectly, but Hands? Hmmm..

  7. Just watched a couple of clips of the film. Thing I don’t get is… Day Lewis falls out with Sheridan, then hooks up with Scorcese, who makes a film that has Sheridan written all over it. Which is all terribly off topic. Still though…

  8. Just watched a couple of clips of the film. Thing I don’t get is… Day Lewis falls out with Sheridan, then hooks up with Scorcese, who makes a film that has Sheridan written all over it. Which is all terribly off topic. Still though…

  9. hehehe they dont deserve everthing they win… how can a song with such an ill fitting xylophone sound be voted best song… the others must have been really poor… still think is a poor song by them ..not as lame as wild honey mind you but getting there… if on the next tour there is a xylophone on the stage and bono walks over to it i am heading out the door till the tune is over :)… thing is as well that is so doesnt need to be there as it is so out of place and adds nothing to the tune.. it stands out as much as someone scratching their nails along the worlds most skreechy blackboard…

  10. hehehe they dont deserve everthing they win… how can a song with such an ill fitting xylophone sound be voted best song… the others must have been really poor… still think is a poor song by them ..not as lame as wild honey mind you but getting there… if on the next tour there is a xylophone on the stage and bono walks over to it i am heading out the door till the tune is over :)… thing is as well that is so doesnt need to be there as it is so out of place and adds nothing to the tune.. it stands out as much as someone scratching their nails along the worlds most skreechy blackboard…

  11. Its not true, the big names don’t always get the best original song awards. Paul Mccartney was nominated for Vanilla Sky last year and lost to a song from a cartoon. well done..U2!!

  12. Its not true, the big names don’t always get the best original song awards. Paul Mccartney was nominated for Vanilla Sky last year and lost to a song from a cartoon. well done..U2!!

  13. among the nominees for best original song were madonna and eminem 🙂 and i think peter gabriel too (please correct me if i’m wrong)

  14. among the nominees for best original song were madonna and eminem 🙂 and i think peter gabriel too (please correct me if i’m wrong)

  15. I couln’t agree more with gazza. There are songs on most U2 cd’s that I skip all the time (wire, bullet the blue sky, who’s gonna ride your wild horses, babyface, miami, peace on earth) but they are still good songs. ‘Hands’ is possible the only U2 song that I have ever really hated.

  16. I couln’t agree more with gazza. There are songs on most U2 cd’s that I skip all the time (wire, bullet the blue sky, who’s gonna ride your wild horses, babyface, miami, peace on earth) but they are still good songs. ‘Hands’ is possible the only U2 song that I have ever really hated.

  17. I agree with Martin, “Hands” is my least favorite U2 song of all time, beating out “Babyface” (in part by being released a single…. I mean, come on!)
    But anything to hear Bono say the f-word on live TV is worthwhile, so I’ll grin and bear the tune this time.

  18. I agree with Martin, “Hands” is my least favorite U2 song of all time, beating out “Babyface” (in part by being released a single…. I mean, come on!)
    But anything to hear Bono say the f-word on live TV is worthwhile, so I’ll grin and bear the tune this time.

  19. I agree with Martin, “Hands” is my least favorite U2 song of all time, beating out “Babyface” (in part by being released a single…. I mean, come on!)
    But anything to hear Bono say the f-word on live TV is worthwhile, so I’ll grin and bear the tune this time.

  20. I agree with Martin, “Hands” is my least favorite U2 song of all time, beating out “Babyface” (in part by being released a single…. I mean, come on!)
    But anything to hear Bono say the f-word on live TV is worthwhile, so I’ll grin and bear the tune this time.

  21. i don’t think its the worst, but i admit i usually skip it…if you’ve heard it a few times thats enough. i still think they deserved the award, but i am biased obviously. at least ‘die another day’ didn’t get it.

  22. i don’t think its the worst, but i admit i usually skip it…if you’ve heard it a few times thats enough. i still think they deserved the award, but i am biased obviously. at least ‘die another day’ didn’t get it.

  23. I really have begun to like this song. Not my fav U2 song, but, then again, it is for a soundtrack of a movie. Who cares about a freakin xylophone. I like that they are trying new stuff and adding a little opera into the mix. I do think U2 knows when they are putting out a crap song or not.

  24. I really have begun to like this song. Not my fav U2 song, but, then again, it is for a soundtrack of a movie. Who cares about a freakin xylophone. I like that they are trying new stuff and adding a little opera into the mix. I do think U2 knows when they are putting out a crap song or not.

  25. dave, I’ve never seen Bono wear a wedding ring – just that pinkie ring he’s strangely fond of. also, I’ve noticed that Ali often doesn’t wear a ring either.

  26. dave, I’ve never seen Bono wear a wedding ring – just that pinkie ring he’s strangely fond of. also, I’ve noticed that Ali often doesn’t wear a ring either.

  27. kakvox- i too have begun really liking the song. it started after i saw gangs the movie. sophie- your right, its the pinky ring that is missing.

  28. kakvox- i too have begun really liking the song. it started after i saw gangs the movie. sophie- your right, its the pinky ring that is missing.

  29. I have a lot to say….Dave—what do your fingers look like? The only time I remember seeing Bono with his wedding ring on was in the video for the Red Rocks concert and pictures from around that time. I also recently saw pictures of Bono’s wife Ali and she wasn’t wearing a ring either. Edge never wore a wedding ring for his first marriage either. Why does it matter if he’s wearing a ring. Any informed U2 fan knows Bono’s been married for a million years. I don’t get why everytime I read this site, which is very often, someone has to mention Bono’s weight or his hairline. Why not mention the dye job too while we’re at it. The man is 42! Leave him alone! It’s getting old people! I hated U2 in the late 80’s when I was a teenager because of how they looked! I never bothered with their music because I thought they looked funny. How dumb was that? Why does there look matter. I’ve said it before on this site, it’s how they sound that matters not how they look. Also, I think a lot of people are missing the point of the song. It’s not a U2 song. It’s a song for a movie soundtrack. Ya I would probably not have liked it at all if it was a song off of one of their albums, but it’s not. The first time I heard it I thought it was ok but once I saw the credits rolling in the movie I absolutely loved the song and it totally worked for what it was made for, a movie. I for one enjoyed seeing Bono and Edge last night. I had no plans in even watching the award show until I checked this site about an hour before and it stated the guys were going to be there. It was a wonderful surprise. As much as U2log has kept me informed, it’s times like these that I really miss YOUTWO.net! Imagine what that site would have looked like today…So anyways, thanks U2log for making Sunday evening most enjoyable! that’s all I have to say for now….

  30. I have a lot to say….Dave—what do your fingers look like? The only time I remember seeing Bono with his wedding ring on was in the video for the Red Rocks concert and pictures from around that time. I also recently saw pictures of Bono’s wife Ali and she wasn’t wearing a ring either. Edge never wore a wedding ring for his first marriage either. Why does it matter if he’s wearing a ring. Any informed U2 fan knows Bono’s been married for a million years. I don’t get why everytime I read this site, which is very often, someone has to mention Bono’s weight or his hairline. Why not mention the dye job too while we’re at it. The man is 42! Leave him alone! It’s getting old people! I hated U2 in the late 80’s when I was a teenager because of how they looked! I never bothered with their music because I thought they looked funny. How dumb was that? Why does there look matter. I’ve said it before on this site, it’s how they sound that matters not how they look. Also, I think a lot of people are missing the point of the song. It’s not a U2 song. It’s a song for a movie soundtrack. Ya I would probably not have liked it at all if it was a song off of one of their albums, but it’s not. The first time I heard it I thought it was ok but once I saw the credits rolling in the movie I absolutely loved the song and it totally worked for what it was made for, a movie. I for one enjoyed seeing Bono and Edge last night. I had no plans in even watching the award show until I checked this site about an hour before and it stated the guys were going to be there. It was a wonderful surprise. As much as U2log has kept me informed, it’s times like these that I really miss YOUTWO.net! Imagine what that site would have looked like today…So anyways, thanks U2log for making Sunday evening most enjoyable! that’s all I have to say for now….

  31. linus, you don’t have to read the comments if they’re annoying you. (I wish I could do that sometimes, but then it’s part of our job here.)

  32. linus, you don’t have to read the comments if they’re annoying you. (I wish I could do that sometimes, but then it’s part of our job here.)

  33. well, in the end “the hands that built america” IS a U2 song, and what a great one. somehow i find it funny that it seems, most people visiting this site are feeling the song is rather crap, and that U2 have totally missed the point with it. well, me thinks quite the opposite is the case. i really love the song…it

  34. well, in the end “the hands that built america” IS a U2 song, and what a great one. somehow i find it funny that it seems, most people visiting this site are feeling the song is rather crap, and that U2 have totally missed the point with it. well, me thinks quite the opposite is the case. i really love the song…it

  35. It IS a beautiful song. To me, it’s just more proof of Bono (and the rest of the band)’s incredible musical talent. Not only do they have a specific ‘U2 sound’ without repeating themselves over and over again, they have the ability to write for others, for movies and with that music, they always seem to ‘get the feel’ of the project. For example ‘Goldeneye’, a great James Bond themesong, a fantastic song for Tina Turner. And ‘Miss Sarajevo’, with that beautiful theme written for Pavarotti. Now, I haven’t seen Gangs of New York yet, but I don’t believe that the song doesn’t fit the movie. I’m sure it fits like a glove.

  36. It IS a beautiful song. To me, it’s just more proof of Bono (and the rest of the band)’s incredible musical talent. Not only do they have a specific ‘U2 sound’ without repeating themselves over and over again, they have the ability to write for others, for movies and with that music, they always seem to ‘get the feel’ of the project. For example ‘Goldeneye’, a great James Bond themesong, a fantastic song for Tina Turner. And ‘Miss Sarajevo’, with that beautiful theme written for Pavarotti. Now, I haven’t seen Gangs of New York yet, but I don’t believe that the song doesn’t fit the movie. I’m sure it fits like a glove.

  37. Hey Vonb–who said I was annoyed by the comments? I was simply stating the truth: as of late most of the comments turn from the actual basis of the original story/post to Bono’s appearance. Was Bono’s weight/hairline part of the story you posted? I love how you over looked my praising your site for being the only U2 site I looked at on Sunday that stated U2 would be there.

  38. Hey Vonb–who said I was annoyed by the comments? I was simply stating the truth: as of late most of the comments turn from the actual basis of the original story/post to Bono’s appearance. Was Bono’s weight/hairline part of the story you posted? I love how you over looked my praising your site for being the only U2 site I looked at on Sunday that stated U2 would be there.

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