U2: Rattle and Hum is 25 Years Old! Share Your Concert Film Memories…

bono rattle

Phil Joanou's groundbreaking concert film U2: Rattle and Hum opened during my senior year of high school, on the birthday of my lifelong friend and musical co-conspirator Todd Fadel.And I was so jealous. Todd would automatically have the most awesome birthday party ever.And he pretty much did, because we gathered at his house, ate a bunch of Pizza Hut pizza, and then headed out to Portland's Eastgate theater on November 4, 1988.That was our formula for fun in those days. Yeah. I … [Read more...]

Happy 30th Anniversary to a Man and a Woman!

Bono and Ali

Last Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the marriage of Paul Hewson and Ali Stewart. If those names aren't familiar to you, then you're probably not much of a U2 fan. … [Read more...]

20 Years Ago, U2 Moved in New and Mysterious Ways

It was 20 years ago this weekend that U2's Achtung Baby landed in music stores like something from another planet.I was assigned to listen to the album and turn in a music review the next day to The Falcon, the student newspaper at Seattle Pacific University. So I joined the line of U2 fans at Tower Records for the midnight album release. Then I rushed back to my dorm, put on my headphones, and listened to the album four times through. It turned in my review at 4 a.m. and then slept a couple … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Anonymous; Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson; The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox; Woody Allen and Ethan Coen; Tom Waits; U2; Sara Zarr

Are you excited about Anonymous, the movie that's going to shock the world by revealing the shocking truth? No, me either. Check this out, from a New York Times take-down of the film: The most troubling thing about Anonymous is not that it turns Shakespeare into an illiterate money-grubber. It’s not even that England’s virgin Queen Elizabeth is turned into a wantonly promiscuous woman who is revealed to be both the lover and mother of de Vere. Rather, it’s that in making the case for de Vere, th … [Read more...]

U2 GQ

U2 are GQ's Men of the Year. I noted this in an earlier post, but now... … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Wendell Berry; Submarine and Buck; U2 documentary; Feist; Ollabelle; Favorite Film of 2010 now on Blu-Ray; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Cinderella; and more.

Here are several fingertips, poking at you until you poke at the links I've discovered...  … [Read more...]

U2 fans: Ready for “Killing Bono”?

/Film has details and a trailer for the upcoming film about the early days of U2. … [Read more...]

Eno déjà vu.

As I discovered the cover art for Brian Eno's exciting new instrumental work Small Craft on a Milk Sea - which happens to sound like a sequel to his Passengers collaboration with U2 - I thought, Wow. That looks really familiar.Then I remembered this... … [Read more...]

The New U2 Song “Soon”

Here's the new U2 song: "Soon" … [Read more...]

Get on your boots.

This June, as I get in line for my second encounter with the U2360 tour, fans will be enjoying the DVD of their Rose Bowl show. Here's the trailer... … [Read more...]


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