A day-by-day history of U2, now in its second edition.

Archive for November, 2007

Frustration sets in…

By on November 26, 2007 in Researching with 4 Comments
Frustration sets in…

I’m barely an hour into the discography-type research to make sure I have all the releases in the book, all the release dates correct, and so forth … and now this: Aaron, whom I trust implicitly, says October was released on October 20, 1981. U2.com says it was released in September, 1981 (see red text […]

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Progress!

By on November 26, 2007 in Writing with 0 Comments

Whew! After what seems like forever, I’m finally done putting all of the concert dates into the book. What a colossal project that was…. Next up: adding/confirming all the various dates of releases of albums, singles, and so forth. Another mammoth project, I’m assuming. 182,000+ words in the manuscript at the moment, in case you’re […]

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Book Sample: U2 at Live Aid

By on November 15, 2007 in Book Samples with 12 Comments

Anyone up for a sample diary entry from the book? I thought I’d post the diary entry for July 13, 1985 — U2 at Live Aid. This is one of the longer diary entries, I think. (The album entries are all pretty long, too.) In addition to the text I’m writing, I hope to have […]

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Answers For You

By on November 10, 2007 in Writing with 0 Comments

Thanks for all the great questions and comments on that last post a few days ago. Let me try to answer these as best I can. And if anyone has additional questions, feel free to use the comments on this post. Raul asked: “Do you already have the cover done? How is it going to […]

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Any Questions for Me?

By on November 7, 2007 in Writing with 11 Comments

Blogging has been a bit quiet the past week or so, for one simple reason: I’m doing monotonous work on the book right now that doesn’t lend itself to many discussions or calls for help. What am I doing, you ask? Adding every tour date U2 has played into the manuscript. It’s terribly boring work, […]

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