Larry’s IOL diary

Inspired by Bono’s AOL diary, Irish internet provider IOL has asked drummer Larry Mullen to do the same for their customers. The first entry has yet to appear on the IOL website, but has managed to acquire a copy:

“Dear Diary, ‘t was a beautiful day. Polished da Harley. Did a foine job too, if I say so meself. Taught da kids to leave their da alone when he’s watching da match. Our Bono’s been away on some speaking tour in America. Thank fuck, at last some peace and quiet around here without da little bollix. Getting a bit thirsty what with all the writin’. Think there’s some lager left in the fridge. Not used to da bleedin’ Euro yet, must watch daily expenses.
PS. I dreamt about a mermaid by the name of Sam last night. Didn’t know my drum tech had fins.”

Pack Rat Larry

Hall of Fame’s chief curator chief curator Jim Henke about Larry ‘the hoard’ Mullen:

“I’ve found for example, that there’s usually one member of a band who is
a pack rat, or to put it another way, who has the collector’s mentality. For
example, in U2, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is the collector. From the time U2
first formed (as the Larry Mullen Band) back in a Dublin high school, he has
been stockpiling everything from the first U2 T-shirt (now on exhibit at the
Hall of Fame) to posters, backstage passes, notes from band members, etc.
He virtually has a house full of U2 memorabilia.”
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