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Is this the first time…

…there’s been a full semester course on U2 at a university? Check out this description for Theology, Culture and U2 at Fresno Pacific University (Division of Biblical and Religious Studies): The rock band U2 has delivered a consistent message of Christian faith and social justice since its 1980 debut album. The band members, heavily influenced […]

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U2 Are Good Sports

I’ll admit that sports don’t rank very high on my hobby list, but when the game collides with either of my chosen passions (U2 and films) I can’t help but sit up and take notice. And lately, U2 have been more present on the field than anywhere else. First, those World Cup promos featuring U2 […]

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A Rebel has passed

The music community lost a legend today, and for my family lost a dear friend. For those of you who have been reading the news, singer Gene Pitney passed away today at the age of 65 while on tour in Cardiff. I know this is a U2 website, and a U2 blog – but U2 […]

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Opening Pandora's box

A friend sent me a link to www.pandora.com, part of the Music Genome Project, which has analyzed the musical attributes of 10,000 songs in order to “capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level.” The Pandora site creates a radio station based on an artist or song you suggest, since the project’s friends […]

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shameless self-promotion, but it is U2 related

Tomorrow morning on community radio station KDHX in St. Louis, I’ll be airing an interview with a member of the legendary a cappella group The Persuasions about their “The Persuasions Sing U2” CD. You can tune in (if you’re in St. Louis) to 88.1 FM or you can listen online at kdhx.org; the interview will […]

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two great tastes that taste great together

The Persuasions Sing U2! This is cool in ways I can’t even begin to express. As you may or may not know, a cappella is a passion of mine, and The Persuasions are the godfathers of a cappella, one of the best and most respected groups out there. For them to release an all-U2 album…man. […]

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In New York….

I’ve hung out in New York maybe 8-10 times in my life, and I like to visit. So I don’t claim to be an expert on the city by any means, but this travelog by a Minneapolis writer seems to have a good grip on the vibe. It’s called “Keep on Keeping On”, and it […]

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May the Coldplay-U2 comparisons begin

The only band that could ever steal me away from U2 has a new album coming out in a couple months, a new single (“Speed of Sound”) now hitting radio, and a promotional machine that’s cranking up much like U2’s does for a new album and single. And just like the days when A Rush […]

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