New on U2.com (subscribers only), a video of Gavin Friday explaining what the symbols on U2’s whiteboard mean. Friday, as U2 fans will know, is the band’s preferred ‘midwife’, and helped deliver U2’s new baby via caesarian.
We’re amused by the note on ‘Moment of Surrender’ at the top of the board. It reads ‘Brian would like to talk about this’. From what we’ve heard, Eno – not a fan of brevity, perhaps – fought for a 9-minute version of the mix, instead of the 7’12” version the band preferred. That might be what the note referred to.
Click for a run down of what’s on the board.
Remember the all star Window in the skies promo? We had a go at listing all the artists featured in it, but for a definitive answer you can now find out from the video’s creators, Boston’s Modernista agency, themselves.
U2.com have posted (subscribers only) a version of the Windows in the Skies video that is searchable on subtitles and lyrics. This way you can search on performer and be taken to his or hers cameo in the clip, or type in part of the lyric and be shown the artist that goes with it. Cool!
You’ll also see this searchable version is different from the one we posted about back when it was first released. It’s got different Bowie footage.