January 17th, 2005

Telephone

UK Radio Aid

So, did anyone else catch Bono on the UK Radio Aid thing today?  Pretty amusing... he claimed to be phoning from a hot tub with three naked women and a teddy bear. And he put his current pair of shades on eBay to raise money for the tsunami fund! We also learned of his fondness for chocolate-covered brazil nuts. :)

EDIT:
Can't find the aforementioned shades on eBay (yet?), but these two items may be of interest --
U2 print designed by Bono
U2 package
The full list of stuff they're auctioning is here. I think the items are only available to UK residents.

EDIT 2:
Bingo!  Actual Bono shades, signed! :D
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In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Last night I was trying to write a speech I had to give to various teachers for their MLK/diversity inservice day. Popped JT in the CD player to keep me company, and started hunting around online for the text to his "I have a dream" speech.

I found it within a few minutes, and started reading. Only then did it hit me-- I was reading Dr. King's words, about how one day black people and white people will all join hands and sing, will all sit together at "a table of brotherhood," and listening to Bono sing, "I believe in the kingdom come, then all the colors will bleed into one, bleed into one-- but yes, I'm still running..." Both men, brilliant writers, speaking about the search for racial justice and spiritual fulfillment.

It was a powerful moment of syncronicity for me. Just thought I'd share. :)

Happy Martin Luther King Jr day, especially to all of the US of A-ers out there. Hope you listened to "Pride" or "MLK" today. :D
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