Author Archive | calhouns

What Will Make Red Rocks Deluxe?

A few days ago, Anthony DeCurtis told me he was writing the liner notes for the upcoming DVD release of U2’s historic 1983 concert, Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.   We’ve sort of known there was a DVD of the concert in the works, and Amazon has been listing a standard version and […]

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April, You're So Cruel

April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S. Yeah, it’s still April for about 48 more hours. T. S. Eliot’s opening lines from “The Wasteland” are April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. That’s one main reason for why […]

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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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