… and our reader Michele sent in this link to his own cover of SIAM. (Download and rename to .mp3)
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.
The BonoCam “Easter egg” from The Elevation Boston DVD is online in RealVideo and WindowsMedia at u2video.com
“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.
At the Hot Press Irish Music Awards tonight, talking to the crowd while receiving an award for ‘Best Live Performance by an Irish artist’, The Edge announced a DVD of their Slane Castle concert will be out before Christmas.
Check out today’s Hot Press Award show live from Belfast on BBC Northern Ireland’s website. U2 are nominated in 6 categories. (showtime 8.00 pm GMT, direct link) If you have trouble following the stream, winners will be announced on this Hot Press page.
‘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.
Liam Gallagher – remember when he and Bono played a game of ‘pass the penny’ – lashes out at our lads in a recent Q Magazine interview. If you’re under age, cover your eyes now.
Liam: “Listen, I went to America I had a good time. But if I don’t like something, I’m on the fucking plane. We’re not U2.
Ever listened to a U2 lyric and wondered “What the hell are you on about there Bono?”. Well, Amiright.com have a plethora of U2 lyrics that have somehow been misinterpreted, yielding some hilarious and zany results. If you’ve got any more of your own then feel free to share them with us in the comments section.
Womanfish.com has put up a gig from Melbourne (October 13, 1989). It opens with Hawkmoon 269, and we still remember the immense thrill that song used to give us. Or was it the hat?