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Archive for August, 2007

Bono and His Spotty Memory

By on August 31, 2007 in Researching with 5 Comments

There’s a really wonderful story in Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas that belongs in U2 Diary, too, but I don’t see any way to make that happen. It’s near the end of the book, in the “Faith Versus Luck” chapter. It’s on ppg. 290-91 of the U.S. hardback edition, and ppg. 322-23 of the […]

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Bono in Central America, 1986

By on August 30, 2007 in Researching with 5 Comments

I’m really trying to nail down some dates and information about Bono’s trip(s) to Central America in 1986. Actually, the first thing I don’t know is whether he made one trip there or more. I always assumed he went to El Salvador and Nicaragua on the same trip. But in Michka Assayas’ book, Michka asks, […]

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Out of Touch…

By on August 19, 2007 in Miscellaneous with 0 Comments

Just a quick note to anyone leaving comments here on the blog, or using the Contact Me page to send in material: I’ll be pre-occupied for the next week and won’t be working on the book at all. Everything should be back to normal by next Saturday/Sunday, so if you don’t hear from me, don’t […]

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Unanswered Questions, vol. 2

By on August 17, 2007 in Call for Help with 17 Comments
Unanswered Questions, vol. 2

1) Does anyone remember seeing the advertisement at right? It’s an ad for the Sony Walkman and it appeared in Hot Press and a couple other Irish/UK music magazines/papers. Sony failed to get U2′s permission to use the Joshua Tree in the ad, and U2 was upset that the ad gave the appearance U2 and […]

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Who to Trust?

By on August 11, 2007 in Researching with 5 Comments

I’ve mentioned that my research right now involves re-reading the U2 books I have and looking for dates, events, facts, quotes, etc. And what happens is that the same story or event is often mentioned in more than book (or article, for that matter). The problem is that sometimes the various stories don’t jive with […]

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