Bono’s totally OK with Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize:
“We will support the Millennium Development Goals, and approach next year’s summit with a global plan to make them a reality. And we will set our sights on the eradication of extreme poverty in our time.”
They’re not my words, they’re your president’s. If they’re not familiar, it’s because they didn’t make many headlines. But for me, these 36 words are why I believe Mr. Obama could well be a force for peace and prosperity — if the words signal action.
So chill, everybody. It’s cool.
(p.s. don’t delay your planned post on account of this, NOJO.)
Translation: “I still haven’t gotten what I’ve been pining for.”
As much as he tries to help, Bono’s ego pisses me off.
To me, a U2 fan since the needle hit the groove on “I Will Follow” in 1980, Bono is the singer and main writer with a band built around the Edge’s guitar playing. All that other shit he says and does is irrelevant in my mind to the main gig.
If I could go to a show without hearing all that popular 80s stuff (One, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name) and was more focused on the darker 90s stuff and underplayed stuff like Wire, The Unforgettable Fire (a big Eno influenced tune they’re doing live now), and An Cat Dubh I’d totally be happy. My Popmart DVD is all messed up from hard use (late at night after a few) so I could hear stuff like Gone, Mofo, Last Night on Earth, Until the End of the World, Discoteque, etc.
“Stand up to rock stars, Napolean is in high heels
Josephine, be careful of small men with big ideas”
– U2 “Stand Up Comedy”
“Gone”, from the Popmart DVD
OMG, y’all–that MDG freak from Brand W was probably Bono!
p.s. don’t delay your planned post on account of this, NOJO
You mean the one I set up Saturday afternoon? It’s not like I’m awake at 7 a.m. Sandy Eggo time.
@redmanlaw: I liked U2 in those early days, found I could go up serious gradient on my bicycle with them blasting through my Walkman (!) headphones. But, His ego overwhelms me. Doesn’t help that the original iPod Shill is now fronting for Blackberry. Does He know no loyalty?
ADD: Edge and the band totes rawk, it’s just the Sting-sized Ego that bothers me.
@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: I was fine through Rattle & Hum, but the whole Zoo business drove me away — I can find better cynicism elsewhere.
@nojo: As good as “Joshua Tree” may have been, I didn’t like people insisting that it was great.
Bal’more is about to upset the Vikings in what should have been a freakin blowout for Old Man Favre. WTF?
@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!, nojo: Breathe, Magnificient and Moment of Surrender are three new classics on the current CD. I’m glad that they brought up an obscure 90’s tune, Your Blue Room, for this tour.
Sport: Pats and Tuxedos inna snow. Wish they were on grass.
@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: Which came first, U2, or The Alarm?
Bono’s got a lovely voice, writes lovely crypto-catholic songs about the virgin mary, beautiful day is one of my favorite all time songs.
But I have never seen them in concert, and when I saw a televised concert where he was doing this thing, this disgusting, stripper-pole thing, laying down on the stage and crooning, to the chickies, reminded me of a Playgirl centerfold, thats when I had enough of bono.
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