The Turkish Lady

02/05/2012  |  2 Comments

It's Super Bowl Sunday — a day of little present interest but much past significance to me. Of course, in... more

Here’s to the future

12/31/2011  |  No Comments

Way behind on the blog. (New Year Resolution No. 1: Catch up on blog.) Just a quick post to celebrate... more

Cover boy with natural grace: Q Magazine’s December issue celebrates U2

11/29/2011  |  No Comments

(The headline quotes 'Babyface' (Zooropa, 1993). Bethandbono trivia/dirty little secret: It's the one U2 song I don't like.) The December 2011... more

Happy birthday, ‘Baby’: Achtung Baby turns 20

11/19/2011  |  2 Comments

Twenty years ago today, on Nov. 19, 1991, Achtung Baby was released. It was my U2 entry point. I knew... more

For the first time: PopMart Tampa kicks off my addiction to U2 live

11/10/2011  |  1 Comment

Fourteen years ago today, I got my first taste of mothersuckin’ rock and roll. (In fact, "Mofo" was the first... more

Every poet is a thief: Bono channels Rilke in ‘Oh Berlin’

11/01/2011  |  11 Comments

Every once in a while, a new song just consumes you. With the special 20th anniversary releases of Achtung Baby,... more

Tryin’ to throw your head around a song

10/30/2011  |  1 Comment

I stumbled upon some of my most favorite U2 tracks back in the early aughts, when Napster ruled and music... more

The Sweetest Transvestite

10/25/2011  |  No Comments

If Danny Lanois and Brian Eno are still trying to think up Halloween costume ideas, I suggest they go as... more

AHK-toong BAY-bi: A dangerous idea that almost makes sense

10/11/2011  |  2 Comments

Q magazine announced this week that to mark Achtung Baby's 20th anniversary (Nov. 19), the next issue will feature a... more


10/01/2011  |  No Comments

October And the trees are stripped bare Of all they wear What do I care? October And kingdoms rise And kingdoms fall But... more