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IBM's U2 University

Not to be confused with Cedarville University’s upcoming U2 Academic Conference, the fine folks at IBM are offering “U2 University (U2U) – The Premier U2 Technical Event” in various venues in the US and the UK to allow techincal training on IBM’s products. What’s even more confusing for U2 fans is that IBM is offering […]

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When Not Involved With U2

For those of you who keep up with what others are up to while U2 aren’t on the road…Willie Williams has been busy with Darren Hayes – the former lead singer of Savage Garden. Hayes released a solo album and embarked on his Time Machine Tour during ’07-’08, which has been recently released on DVD. […]

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What a nice surprise!

Going to the movies is always a delight for me, but it seems like lately there has been an increased amount of synchronicity between film and U2. A few weeks back, after I saw Hancock, I posted this spoiler-free blog regarding a Bono joke that appears early in the film. And now, I’m pleased to […]

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You Can Act & Sing to the Music of U2!

C’mon, you know you love to sing in the shower, belting it out at the top of your lungs, pretending that you’re on stage in front of thousands of people: Still we’re building then BUR-ning down love Buuuuuurning down love Aaaaaand when I go there I go there with youuuuu It’s allllllll I can do […]

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Bill Carter and His New Book

Tonight I was fortunate enough to attend a book reading/signing with Miss Sarajevo director Bill Carter. U2 fans will remember him as the guy who organized the satellite link-ups from the Bosnian War to the Zoo TV tour, and the author of Fools Rush In, which recounts that part of his life. His new book, […]

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If Only…

…you were able to book talent for your local college campus now using the prices of yesteryear! We sort of know that U2 rakes in a guaranteed amount of rediculous moohlah with any concert performance. Thinking back to the War tour, how cheap do you think it would have been for colleges to book U2 […]

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More Clarence memories

Following on from Cara’s post about the Clarence, here’s the story of why Dublin is one of my favorite cities on the planet. In 2001, my partner and I went to Dublin for a few days. We stayed at the Clarence, drank in the Octagon, and ate an enormous meal one night in the restaurant […]

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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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When worlds collide

When I’m surfing the Net at work while waiting for something to do, I try to keep it at least somewhat work related, which means news sites and grammar blogs. And today, my two favorite things — U2 and grammar (I’m a geek, OK?) — converged in one place. Bill Walsh, copy chief at The […]

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