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Okay....so I'm watching this award thing (http://www.constitutioncenter.org/libertymedal/splash.html) for Bono/DATA and....am confused. It's like a middle school assembly or something right now...? Uh. Excited Philadelphians reciting from plays.

Edit: This author's manner of speech is hilarious. Rabbi-like, but hilarious accent.

Edit: finally, someone who makes sense! Also, she's got a great head-wrap. And says "Bono" hilariously. (ah, she's receiving the award as well, AND is a doctor, hence the "making sense." She's Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Yes, I had to look that up. Wouldn't you?)

Oh wow, Bono makes a good speech when he writes one (vs. ad-libbing). That was *great*. *in awe* Of course he was dorky too (rather adorably, haha..."hometown hero Will Smith"? l-o-l), but yeah, really knows his way around making powerful phrases.

Other notes--EWWW to interviewing Rick Santorum in the re:DATA piece!!!! Guess they felt they had to counter Nancy Pelosi's presence. :/ Are there any GOOD Ricks in the world? Oh, and George Bush Sr. has a toothless smile.

OH, and most importantly(heh!)? U2's in the studio ahora. Though it's supposed to be a year before a new album... How many places are they going to record in the interim, jeez? ;) Eze (France) & London (those yielded The Saints are Coming and Window in the Skies), Fez (Morocco, in May or June?), Dublin (nowadays)... B could've just been saying that, of course ("I hope the band doesn't fire me for flying to Philadelphia today when they're waiting in the studio/expecting me..."). S'pose it would be easy enough to find out--keep an eye out for pics of them in Dublin. If they show up, they're probably working.

Edit, yet again: Video! Unfortunately smaller screen than the webcast, boo. Click on the Web Extra one. Article, if the vid doesn't work...(click on "visit our 'video on demand' center" to the right to get to the video page).

Date: 2007-09-28 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bcfraggle.livejournal.com
Ooooo, yay for new U2 stuff! (even if it takes a while)

Date: 2007-09-28 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosephile.livejournal.com
Yeah, there's some footage (just a bit) of them jamming in Morocco in this Daniel Lanois documentary called "Here is What Is" but I dunno if this film's coming out where we could actually see it. It was at the Toronto Film Festival and some Canadian fan posted audio on youtube, but it was just too hard for me to make sense of without the picture/not enough to really get excited about. Youtube's audio quality is so crappy, y'know? It's nothing like the Beach Clips.

What we'll HOPEFULLY get sooner than the new album is the 3D Vertigo concert (from Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires?), supposedly coming out in March. It's already been pushed back from this fall, though a shortened version debuted at Cannes this year and got rave reviews...I want THREEE DEEE Vertigo!

OH, you reminded me, in the piece they aired about DATA in this award presentation, they showed a bunch of still photos really quickly of Bono with political people and in Africa and such, and they showed one of him talking to Anderson! It was a behind the scenes sort of picture, and they looked almost like they were in the kind of room the DNC or debates or something are in (but back where reporters would be, not on a stage), in semi-comfy chairs facing each other. I have no idea when that happened!



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