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"The idea was to record these songs as little vignettes to break up the live footage in various places along the tour"

--- I'm not sure but to me "vignettes" associate with some sketches of something, fragments. But I'm not sure about "break up"? Maybe it means "diversify"? As for life footage I know it's recording something live.

What is the easier way to say the same, as I'm not sure I fully understand the above sentence???
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"The idea was to record these songs as little vignettes to break up the live footage in various places along the tour"

--- I'm not sure but to me "vignettes" associate with some sketches of something, fragments. But I'm not sure about "break up"? Maybe it means "diversify"? As for life footage I know it's recording something live.

What is the easier way to say the same, as I'm not sure I fully understand the above sentence???

The idea was to record this songs in short episodes so as to people bursted their side with laughter along the tour.

Newguestm not sure but to me "vignettes" associate with some sketches of something, fragments.
Yes, here is fully appropriate.
NewguestBut I'm not sure about "break up"? Maybe it means "diversify"?
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/break%20up

to break up= laugh unrestrainedly (informal)
NewguestAs for life footage I know it's recording something live.
Footage of a particular event is a film of it or the part of a film which shows this event.

I hope it helps.Emotion: smile
I agree with your understanding of "vignettes." I suppose one could make a collage of vignettes only.

It seems like they intend to make a video of the whole tour, but don't want the format to be repetitious or boring. So rather than just "what we did yesterday, today, tomorrow, the next day, they want to "break up the monotony" (a common expression) of the CD by injecting these vignettes at various spots. (In your excerpt, he doesn't exactly say when they were [to be] recorded.)

I suppose the vignettes would be "produced," while the live footage would tend to be more unscripted, unrehearsed, and unedited (what you see is what you get. - Here's Bono brushing his teeth after lunch on Thursday.)
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Hi guys!

So, in other words he says: We wanted to record some short episodes which might be funny and then put them into a movie from the tour.
Basically, I'd agree with that, but I don't think the operative term is "funny." I understand where F. is coming from, but I think he's referring to a different meaning of "break up."

I believe his useage describes what you see on a comedy show like SNL, where person A causes person B to lose his composure and laugh uncontrollably: "Man, he was just breakin' up!" In the old days we might have said "crackin' up." (It can be transitive or intransitive - She broke him up! He was breaking up!)

I believe your excerpt uses a different meaning, such as, "When studying for final exams, you should break up your session by relaxing and going to a movie." It's a kind of interruption - a change of pace.
I think I get it. Thank you Emotion: smile
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The continuity of the show is broken up by too many commercials.