u2songs.com Staff Biography
Carl has put in many hours setting up our new home at u2songs.com and continues to maintain the back end of the site. Much of the design of the back end was his, and get this update finally going. These are Carl’s intros from the old site. We will update these soon:
I first contributed to the site by suggesting lyric transcriptions to the then upcoming ATYLCB album. After recording the KROQ Breakfast (in mono - what a noob) I was looking for a place to share it and the wanderer seemed to work. A few months later I was given the keys to the kingdom and the site had to take down it’s proud “100% Canadian” blurb. As co-webmaster I was mainly involved with the lyrics section and the now defunct but once much loved calendar… and I dabble elsewhere. For a while I was researching and implementing more effecient back-end solutions: creating a (simple) custom database solution for the lyrics archive, setting up new content management systems, the forum, etc.
I got into lyrics transcription due to the little bits missing here and there in the “official” transcriptions and all the interesting live permutations. Despite a major in political science at UCLA I’m currently employed doing web design on campus (thanks all those days of working on personal websites instead of studying). The HTML on the old site makes me cry now. Aside from the technical and creative challenges of IT I enjoy the flexibility it (can) offer as a career - I’ve lived and worked in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Canada since graduating and hope to continue exploring the world.
Here’s hoping the next album is actually adventurous on the level of Achtung Baby. Don’t overproduce it boys…