Author Archive | calhouns

Bono is one of the "People to Know Today"

We had a fun time reviewing the new Bono biography.  This one, though, is the first for kids.  My 8-year -old daughter, Madeline, writes book responses as school assignments in which she has to tell something she learned from the beginning, middle and end of the book.  So she wrote down the facts she learned […]

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Grace Makes Beauty Out of Ugly Things

I paid for and downloaded Daniel Lanois’ mp3 soundtrack for his film Here is What Is about two weeks ago, and it’s been on heavy rotation. At work, I’ve just played it over and over, probably twice a day on average.   Track 5 is a spoken track: it’s what Brian Eno has to say to […]

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Singing the Beatles as a warm-up for Bono?

Julie Taymor, director of Across the Universe, must have liked what she heard from leads Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood so much that she’d like to cast them again to sing Bono and Edge’s songbook for the still-in-development Spiderman Broadway musical. (Presumably, Bono must have liked what he heard too.) Maybe you caught that […]

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