The dirty dozen

As you can see from this image taken from there are 12 slots on the board.

And now for some real news

We learn from U2News that as from today, the website will feature a 30-second audio clip of “Beautiful Day” and Island records has confirmed the following info: European Radio date release: September 1, Video date release: September 28, Commercial release formats: 2 different 3-track CDs and one 2-track CD.

Is it just me or

Is it just me or is there a very tall person in the studio at the moment? Perhaps he just looks tall but really isn’t cause im seeing things…..Hours of starring at this webcam might do that to ya? Next thing i know there might be Ooompa Loompas in the studio to help finish off the album. “Oompa Loompa Doompa Di Dooo we’ve got another album for you.”

Slapping ourselves on the back

Yes we ARE the original slappers. In our mailbox today the anonymous yet immortal words:

Your site looks great-bright and fresh looking whereas the official U2 micro site is an ugly little thing.

Thank you!

That isn’t to say we don’t appreciate Honest opinion: we like the austere grey design – it’s very Naughties and all that. If they’d added a dash of orange they’d been even more on the spot. We’ve got some usability gripes – on a fast machine, the roll down menu is smooth… on my Celeron 450 however it is sluggish. And there be a lot of clicking to and fro to be done if you want to keep an eye on everything, and that’s not helpful.

Some people have commented that the site is ‘pushing design limits’ using ‘cutting edge technology’. Hmm. I guess they haven’t seen a lot of state of the art design – we suggest spending some time at and following the links from there.

The point is, is a site that should cater for all users. Even the ones in the on line version of Outer Mongolia. Especially if the object of the operation is to become the focus point for all fans. Of course, we have no idea what’s going to replace this ‘micro site’ in September. It may well be Jakob Nielsen’s bastard child. Until then, huit points for design, quatre for usability.

Got a light?

Today marks the end of the caption competition at U2’s official site. Looks like they’ve taken cam 1 down already. Now what are we going to blog about all day?

[ I hadn’t logged this or the cam was back up… hmm, are they reading us? ]

The mail today

Enrique writes: U2 is the biggest band in the world.I hope that the that new album will be a big album.I hope that the songs will be more hot than the songs of Pop.

Thank you Enrique, we’re confident the new album will be hotter than July.


Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.
-Bono provided the quote in their Bono write up.

We also enjoyed their other statement: “Or better yet, doesn’t Bono need a best friend to take care of his groupies since he’s married?”