To commemorate (and emphasize) the return of POP in the set (albeit in snippetry) here’s a slideshow of some 106 webcam shots I recently discovered on an old zip-disc (captured in october 1996 during the POP recording sessions).
It looks like it could be The Edge (or someone really close, possibly his wife Morleigh, although both appear in the pictures), using a BlackBerry 8900 (as deducted from the exif-info inside the picture files). The U2 guitarist has been using a Blackberry for some time now, but U2 also recently struck up a deal with RIM after their relationship with Apple ended. “BlackBerry Loves U2” stands are prominently featured at the U2 360 tour concert venues and members of U2’s organisation have been spotted wielding their new brand new mobiles – complete with a slick 360 logo start up screen.
General consensus is, if U2 would contact @ev or @biz at Twitter HQ, they could probably get hold of the currently suspended twitter.com/u2 account, instead of using the current awkwardly named “U2_Tour360”.
Now… they sang “I will follow”, but will they follow us?
Our Bruce Springsteen fanatic on staff spotted Bono with Christy Turlington at Madison Square Garden for Springsteen’s concert this evening. There just as a “regular” fan, Bono sang along to the songs in the stands with the rest of the audience. During “Born to Run,” Springsteen acknowledged his Irish friend’s presence, and Bono flashed the peace sign at the Jersey boy in return.
The BBC is blogging from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Their reporter Tim Weber mentions tight security on site:
‘Without a badge, you won’t get far here. For some, though, the staff might be tempted to make an exception. But they don’t. As I rush out of the conference centre to go to a briefing, Bono walks up and as he is without a bag or other accessories, he tries to jump the queue at the x-ray machine. But he is turned back firmly by a security guard. Just as she does so, she hesitates. “Bono?”, she asks. He nods. She smiles – but points him to the badge reader regardless.’
Rolling Stone has published a photo of Larry Mullen with his youngest child — a son that little is known about — on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii. According to the music magazine, the boy’s name is Ezra [mental note: contact U2faqs.com with update]. All we know about the boy is he’s darn cute, just like his daddy.
The Kinks sang about, Bono shows it. The latest in fashion footwear coming right at you from St. Tropez, as shown by our favourite male model Bono: Edun Lift flip-flops! Gowon, wiggle those tootsie toes and get yours now at u2.com (limited edition)!