Author Archive | calhouns

A Softer, Even Shorter Bono

Enormous head, huge nose, wide open shirt. Those are some of the notes Brian Hogg, of Hoggworks Studios, made for himself to help get the right look for his puppet of Bono.  Brian made “puppet Bono” about a year ago for a parody show that never happened. “He turned out pretty well.  Haven’t found a […]

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Bono's je ne sais quoi

Inc. magazine asked six experts for their April 2009 issue to each name the five most influential entrepreneurs of the past 30 years. Kudos go to Babson College professor Julian Lange for recongnizing Bono for having “that certain something”: Bono is illustrative of the broadening role in society for entrepreneurs. Through his organization, ONE, he […]

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Stocki's Song By Song

The thoughts and reflections generated by NLOTH just keep flowing on the ol’ Interweb.  Steve Stockman, author of Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2, is posting his own “Like a Song” series over at Soul Surmise. Looks like he’s taking each one in order and he’s just posted about “Stand Up Comedy,” which has […]

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For The Rev. Billy Graham (that preacher)

Apropos of nothing in today’s world of U2 news: Earlier this month the U2 Sermons blog posted the full text of the poem Bono wrote in 2002 for Ruth Graham about Billy Graham. (Thnx Beth.) It starts, “The journey from father to friend … ” and you can finish reading it here. Well, okay, maybe […]

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The "16th of June" of "Breathe"

So, about “Breathe” … have you been wondering why it starts, “16th of June …” ?  Me too.  Sure, I thought it was a reference to Bloomsday, and that might still be all Bono is pointing to.  It would work.  The lyrics read like a sort of day-in-the-life account of a joyful man, full of […]

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Making the U2 Conference happen

The U2 Conference, for which @U2 is a Media Partner, is looking for a new time, a new place and a new home.  If you are an organization or institution that would like to connect with the U2 conference, or if you would just like to know more about how to help make the conference happen, please visit its […]

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Getting Ready to Leave the Ground

Since the news broke a few weeks ago that Songs of Ascent is the next U2 album — due out (probably) in 2010 — several bloggers have started to unpack the title and wonder what’s in store for us listeners.  So what I’m writing about here isn’t breaking news. While trying to not get too ahead of ourselves as we anticipate […]

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Get on Your Manolos?

A friend pointed me toward last Saturday’s column by Bono in Elle magazine and offered the observation that lately, it seems Bono has had women on his mind a lot. (Just lately, you say?!) Last fall he spoke at the annual Women’s Conference outside Los Angeles; then, we got their first single and video from […]

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