When He Was Kind

We were amused this afternoon to note that Mr. Larry Mullen Jnr. is thanked in the liner notes of Elvis Costello’s new album, When I Was Cruel. Larry is given “special thanks” for “advice and wise counsel,” alongside such luminaries as Lucinda Williams, T-Bone Burnett, Hal Willner, and Bill Flanagan (author of U2 At The End Of The World). Costello spent rather a lot of time tailing U2 on the Elevation tour — I know he was in attendance at all three of the shows I saw — and his cover of “Please” is a force to be reckoned with.


We’ve made mention of him in the past and now, David Egan, the Irish/Australian artist who paints U2 songs is set to open an exhibition of his work in Sydney on May 16 situated at his own studio.

“It has always been music that comes directly from life. U2 excites me for everything that they are — original, innovative, poetic — and for their ability to create art that connects with people.”

Thanks to Youtwo.net.

Bono did pork

‘He used to make this thing with pork’, Ali says of her non-cooking, non-cleaning, non-shopping, girl-gathering hubby. We bet he did. ‘He can’t even find his way around the supermarket these days.’ With or without trolley.