March 11th, 2005

From RTE This Morning

Bono - Flattered but wouldn't accept the post

11 March 2005
Bono does not want World Bank post
After mounting media speculation that U2 frontman Bono was a contender for the post of head of the World Bank, it has been announced that the singer isn't interested in the job.

"I can't believe I need to say this, but there are no circumstances in which Bono would be nominated or accept the World Bank job," said Jamie Drummond, executive director of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), for which Bono is a campaigner.

"Bono is flattered to be mentioned for such an important job but DATA does its best work from the outside," added Drummond.

The Los Angeles Times had suggested in an editorial that Bono would be a credible candidate for the job.

The story then gathered momentum when US Treasury Secretary John Snow said he admired the singer.

But Snow also added that the job would go to an American.
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Enid (my alter ego)

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This has probably been asked many times so I apologize if it has. I am curious though...I have GA tickets for Dallas October 29th and this is the first time I've had GA tickets for such a big show. Those of you who went to a show during the Elevation tour what time did you arrive to wait in line in order to get inside the heart?? I am wondering what time I should plan on arriving. I know it's like 7 months away, but I just want to get an idea of what kind of weekend it will be.

Thanks for anyone with advice. :)
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Compilation CD

My mate asked me to burn Everlasting Love and Xanex and Wine for him onto CD and I... got a little carried away. He's already got The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and both Best Ofs (without b-sides) so I tried to cram in as much rare and varied material as I could. Let me know what you think :)

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And if anyone has Race Against Time and Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come would you be able to upload them for me? I can't find them anywhere on Kazaa :(
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Satelite t.v. *DOES* have an advantage (other than 800 channels and nothing to watch ;o) )
Just flipping through next weeks schedule and I come across this:

Tuesday, 15 10:00 PM Live Aid: The Day the Music Changed the World 13 WNET
Wednesday, 16 9:30 PM Live Aid: The Day the Music Changed the World 14 CPTV

60 mins.
Musical performances from the July 13, 1985 fund-raising event for famine relief in Africa are featured, including songs from U2, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Sting, Phil Collins, and Eric Clapton.

Only 1 hr, but as long as they show all the U2 performances, I don't care what else they show for the rest of the time. :o)

(CPTV and WNET are local public televison networks. I'm sure you can find your own local channel listing. Look for it on

One tour question, though, for the apparently blind (me-who couldn't find the answer scrolling)when is the general public sale (a.k.a. everyone else who didn't have any kind of prior membership to anything but is still desperately hoping to score GA tickets --i can dream--) for the Third leg, Specifically, Hartford, CT (Civic Center) in December?