u2songs.com Staff Biography
Aaron J. Sams
Aaron has been a fan of U2’s since 1983 and somehow along the way got fascinated with the band’s discography. He started keeping a paper and pen copy of a discography tucked away in the back of his “Rattle and Hum” movie book. That old copy is still there, but in the Spring of 1995 as a student at Mount Allison University, Aaron took that list and built his first website. We even borrowed some space at the University of Ohio State servers to publish the site. A swerve took that site into PopMart territory becoming a site dedicated to the PopMart shows in Edmonton, but in the fall of 1998 once again returned to being a discography and lyrics site.
In 2000, Aaron took upon a partner in Carl Uebelhardt, and also launched the website at its own domain at u2wanderer.org. The site remained there for fifteen years, before the latest face lift in which we moved to u2songs.com.
Twenty years later Aaron is still collecting U2, and still keeping track of the releases. He’s been lucky to have traveled the world to see U2, everywhere from Honolulu to Istanbul. His favorite song is “Running to Stand Still”, he first fell in love with U2 with “Under a Blood Red Sky” and his favorite album is “No Line on the Horizon”—yes, after five years of living with that album it has become my favorite. Around these parts he works mainly on the discography and videography pieces, working diligently to track down new information about releases new and old.
Aaron lives on the east coast of Canada, works with seaweed for his daily job, and loves the stares he gets when he tells people he has over 40 copies of “The Joshua Tree”.