Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fuller Theological Seminary

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“We don’t have to please God in any other way than to be brutally honest. That is the root not only to a relationship with God but the root to a great song . . . or any work of art of merit.” —Bono One year ago, we launched FULLER studio with a premiere of the film “Bono & Eugene Peterson: The Psalms”—a short documentary about a friendship between Bono and Eugene that continues to inspire people today. We’re commemorating this anniversary with five new interviews between Bono and David Taylor, assistant professor of theology and culture, sharing more insights on the Psalms, songwriting, honesty in Christian art, and more. Special thanks to David Taylor, Brehm Texas, and Fourth Line Films for their vision for this project.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bono tells Chris about U2's first practice of The Joshua Tree in 30 years!

Bono on U2's Record Store Day release of their Joshua Tree track Red Hill Mining Town.

Bono thinks Oasis rock

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Bono thinks Oasis rock. Superstar, Bono – the frontman of rock band U2 – has said he’s been introducing his 17-year-old son Elijah to the music of the 1990s, including bands like his friend Noel Gallagher’s old group Oasis. The 56-year-old rocker has took it upon himself to give his kids – two daughters, Jordan, 27, and Eve, 25, and two sons, Elijah, 17, and John, 15, his children with his wife Ali Hewson – a musical history lesson. Bono is great friends with former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and he has been playing Elijah the Manchester group’s most famous tracks and introducing him to other classic 90s indie rock.

He shared: “I mean he listens to … I mean Elijah’s been, I’ve just been going through the 90s with him. Noel Gallagher, Stone Roses, Oasis, all that. He’s rediscovering that and I’m rediscovering it with him. On vinyl.” And the ‘With or Without You’ singer – whose real name is Paul Hewson – also credited his four children for helping him through “house parties”, as he admits they’re better at planning the events than he is.  Asked where he keeps his record player and what he uses it for, Bono said: “It’s in our kitchen. So is Edge’s. At home we do have house parties, though some of the better ones are now done by my sons and daughters. But we’ve been playing all kinds of things. “Yesterday we listened to the new Eagles album. I’m not talking about the Californian band, but I think they’re from Leeds, maybe. I think they’re from the UK, which was really great.” Bono is currently gearing up to head out on tour in support of the 30th anniversary of U2’s seminal album ‘The Joshua Tree’ – a tour on which the Irish stadium legends will be supported by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
The singer has apologised to fans who will have to travel far and wide in order to make one of the exclusive shows, but has promised the concert will be “special”.

Speaking on UK station BBC Radio 2 on Chris Evans’ ‘Breakfast Show’, the ‘Beautiful Day’ songwriter said: “Originally we were just going to do a few shows, and I apologise to people in Scotland and Wales who have to come down to Twickenham (in London), or indeed in Dublin we could only do one show.  “We were only supposed to do three or four or five, we’re doing I think nearly 40 now across America and Europe. But as I say we don’t do birthdays, we’re more weddings and bar mitzvahs actually, but this seemed to be something to do. And yeah, we’ll see what happens, but it’s a special album of songs for sure.”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bono declared honorary citizen of Sarajevo

With 31 votes in favor and none against representatives of the Assembly HP decided that Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono, an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.

Besides being a very talented musician and songwriter, this recognition was awarded to Bono because he is a great humanitarian and uses his status as rock stars  to help others.
"During the siege of the Bi- capital, Bill Carter made documentary' Miss Sarajevo', which was produced by Bono and  it was made a song. Bono did not  keep quiet and watch the suffering of the citizens of B-H and he warned the world on developments in the  country  with the language of art.

During the show in Bologna on 17 July 1993, via satellite link  the show connected the image to Sarajevo, where Bill Carter interviewed citizens of Sarajevo who spokeabout  the discomfort  in the country. This move of the Irish band started the British and world media to tackle the issue of  the suffering B-H. citizens in the war.

 From that day  a strong bond between the  frontman of  U2  with the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina was created. He pointed in 1997, when, despite the loss of 500,000 pounds, ranked Sarajevo on the list of  "PopMart" tour and on  23 September they  held a spectacular concert.

Bono stayed in touch with Sarajevo and was a guest of the Sarajevo Film Festival  where he  received an honorary passport B-H.

Bono is well known for his  humanitarian work in African countries. He often meets with world leaders to help third world countries.

He is awarded  a HP plaque that will be presented to the Special Olympics BiH.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bono at SkollFoundation at Oxford, April 5

Bono accepts the Skoll Global Treasure Award at the Skoll World Forum. Past recipients include the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. After the ceremony Bono joins Michael Franti and Don Henley in singing Franti's "My Lord," and John Lennon's "Imagine." 

Bono's appearance at the Skoll World Forum  wasn't just another chance for him to talk about the humanitarian issues near and dear to his heart. In addition to a lengthy sit-down conversation with Forum founder Jeffrey Skoll, Bono also accepted the Skoll Foundation's Global Treasure Award and sang at least a couple songs.

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