March 24, 2010

One = Art - Two or more...Image by Silvio Tanaka via Flickr
It's a beautiful live song, and it's often thought of in a beautiful way, especially by casual U2 fans who only know the hits, "what they play on the radio". To a casual fan, One fits nicely into the lovey-dovey world of hopeful and romantic music.

To a U2 fan, it's a song full of pain, and sadness, and in my opinion, mixed with hope. Wikipedia says this:
 Bono described the song's theme as such: "It is a song about coming together, but it's not the old hippie idea of 'Let's all live together.' It is, in fact, the opposite. It's saying, We are one, but we're not the same. It's not saying we even want to get along, but that we have to get along together in this world if it is to survive. It's a reminder that we have no choice".[4] The band has mentioned that many people tell them they have played "One" at their weddings, prompting Bono to respond, "Are you mad? It's about splitting up!"

For a more detailed discussion of the song's meaning, visit U2Mol, by clicking here.

To me, art comes from pain, conflict and hope, and the idea of it coexisting as one in the human emotion. The perfect combination for a U2 song to be turned into art.

Read below. Source:

U2’s Song “One” Turned Into Modern Art

cNoteART will produce 100 Archival, Limited Edition cNOTE Prints of U2’s song, “One.”

New York, NY, March 20, 2010 --( cNoteART is 
pleased to announce the introduction of its cNOTE (100) SERIES. U2’s “One” is one of only six songs featured in this premium, fine art collection. The other songs are Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” The Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

"U2’s artistic and commercial success is only matched by its altruistic achievements,” Erik Rosen, Founder of cNoteART, said. “ Their song, ‘One,’ reflects their multifaceted success. It is one of the Band’s most admired songs and a certifiable commercial success. The band also uses the song in concert to promote human rights causes and the ONE Campaign is the name of Bono’s charitable organization.”

- Acid Free, Archival, Museum Quality Materials
- Hand Signed and Numbered
- Limited to 100 Collector Prints
- Size: 11” x 14”

For more information, please visit or (617) 834-9600.
U2’s “One”

About cNoteART: Turn Any Song into Modern Art. A cNOTE is a musical image. It is Music transformed into Fine Art. Colored Rectangles in cNOTE images represent musical notes. Wider rectangles equal notes of longer duration. Rectangle color indicates a note’s pitch. Erik Rosen discovered cNOTE during a stem cell transplant. cNoteART is the only source for cNOTEs. We use the finest materials and offer a 100% Proof Guarantee on custom pieces. Prices range from $100 to $10,000.

Patent Pend No. 61205916.

Erik Rosen is available for interviews.
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