IT MUST BE ART

A picture says a thousand lyrics. Expat (har har) Irishman (now living in Australia) David Egan paints U2’s songs. “I have heard of other artists contacting bands to use their lyrics in paintings, and they have either been just told, `no’, or they have been told, `yes, as long as you give us $1 million or $5 million’. But U2 have just said: go and do it. When we email them one day, we have a reply the next” says his manager. Story at The Irish Times.

And according to rocksvillage.com a website will be set up as part of Egan’s U2 project, pending band approval (although we doubt it’ll be April). Best to keep checking his website.