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March 12th, 2002

"Hidden Characters?" @ 10:05 am

hapavox:

Most of the long-time U2 diehard fans probably know all the following info. by now concerning the subliminal findings on Passengers:Original Soundtracks 1 but I'll repeat for all that don't know some of the hidden characters featured on the text of the sleeve when you read and take a look at it. You have to unscramble the letters of the character names that appear your cd sleeve copy of this album...

Ben O'Rian=Brian Eno
C.S.J Bofop=Brian Eno(shift each letter by of his name by one character and you get CSJBO FOP!)

Peter Von Heneiken=Paul McGuinness
Jutta Minnit="Just a minute"(inside joke)
Venda Davis=David Evans(Edge's real name)
Tanya Mcload=Adam Clayton
Kiley Sue LaLonne=Anne-Louise Kelly(album production manager)
Pi Hoo-Sun=phoenetic for 'P. Hewson' er' Paul Hewson(Bono's real name)
Tony Corbin=Anton Corbijn(photographer)
Barry Boedders=Des Broadberry(studio technician also credited with the sequencers in the track 'Always Forever Now')

Plus, I could only think of *3 films* on this so-called 'soundtrack album' that are actually real...Miss Sarajevo, Ghost in the Shell, and Beyond the Clouds were all independent motion picture releases. The rest of the films are fictitious. Hence, some of the character names above that appear in some of these...
 
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From:jentwo
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:31 am (UTC)
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Did Larry not get a fake name, too? ;(
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From:hapavox
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:39 am (UTC)
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Yes. See boomtownrat below!
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From:boomtownrat
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:34 am (UTC)
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Lurlene Clewman = Lawrence Mullen :)
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From:hapavox
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:40 am (UTC)

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Ah yes! Thanks for adding that in! I forgot about the 'grumpy-drummer-boy' who despised this album...:(
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From:jentwo
Date:March 12th, 2002 03:40 pm (UTC)
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hahaha!

Ya know, I wonder what he thinks of the album now, though. I hated it at first as well. It was a very neglected baby for a long time in my CD collection. But over the last 2-3 years I've gotten into it MUCH more, and now I love it! It's the first thing I reach for when I need something relaxing yet not too distracting, like music to listen to while reading, for example. But it stands up just fine on its own, too.
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From:hapavox
Date:March 12th, 2002 07:05 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, it's turned into quite an album that can be listened to over and over as the years go by. I wish they would do more side-projects under different names and go under people's skin. I highly doubt that Larry would change his mind about the album now. I'm not sure if there will be an OS2 with him behind the kit. I believe he didn't get to play drums much with OS1 and just freaked at the idea of having another go at it all over again in the future..
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From:hapavox
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:49 am (UTC)
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There's also a little reference to U2 in the Ito Okashi(Something Beautiful) that goes something like this:

"...the face of a child drawn on a melon...". It does refer to the 'babyface' art found on Achtung Baby and Zooropa's album cover...
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From:tingilya
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:35 am (UTC)
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Don't forget Lurlene Clewman.
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From:hapavox
Date:March 12th, 2002 08:40 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I just realized that too...
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From:canadanne
Date:March 13th, 2002 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Joseph Mamat=James Topham (someone from Brian Eno's company, I think). I figured out this anagram a few years ago and nobody else ever seems to mention it!!  Interference.com added it to their list after I emailed them with it, but the U2 hidden messages website (I think it's called Mysterious Ways) never even acknowledged my emails.... *shrugs*
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From:hapavox
Date:March 13th, 2002 06:21 pm (UTC)

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Thanks much!:) I didn't recognize that one. Actually, I used to roam around the old WIRE with news and I noticed that some of the people from atu2.com were also taking my 'info' and recycling it without credit/mention of me at the time. I hate it when that happens! I know how you feel about not getting any credit/recognition on your contribution(s)...
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From:boomtownrat
Date:March 13th, 2002 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I could be wrong, but I've always thought the anagram idea came from Eno. He loves anagrams. I seem to recall there was a contest to guess the "correct" anagram for one of his 70s albums (I think it was Before and After Science). My favourite Eno related anagram is "Brain One". :)
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From:hapavox
Date:March 14th, 2002 08:28 am (UTC)

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You may be right with Eno and his anagrams. I don't know too much about this idea of his. Yeah, I've also heard of 'Brain One'. I think it's great that he and Lanois have guided U2 the way they have over the years. Henry Rollins thinks they are hiding behind the two because without them U2 are nothing! I don't necesarily agree with that because Henry's a nutcase himself! Yet, sometimes I wish all the albums were produced by the 'dyanmic duo' but I'm definite time constraints/scheduling had a role in that department. Plus, U2 seeks others for their own guidance/inspiration which I think is a mistake but that's the way it is...sometimes!:) Eno and Lanois just take the band further into the depths of creativity and genius. I wish FLOOD comes back for the next studio album...

On another quick note: RIP "Propaganda" 1987-2002(at least in magazine form).

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