Bone, No. When are we going to get a "yawn" avatar?Originally Posted by MaryJane
U2 frontman and human rights activist Bono will be guest-editing British newspaper The Independent for a day, in conjunction with his anti-AIDS campaign Red.
("Something touched me deep inside / the day . . . the music . . . died." Buddy, It was so much better when the music was about the music. "Independent" and "Red" seems a contradiction of terms. But what do I know? And now he fancies 'izself an editor. Mahoosive. Wonder if the ed'staff at the Ind fancy themselves Irish-megastar-activist-leftists? It'd make for a smashing episode of Trading Spouses, eh?)
The Irish megastar will unleash his talents on the publication on 16 May (06), in a bid to encourage the corporate world to join the battle against disease in Africa.
("Unleash his talents?" Forgive me, but I am SO old. Just what is it, again, that this reincarnated Albert Schwietzer does? I mean other than live off the royalties he is making off my kiddiewinks now that they have "rediscovered" October, Boy, War, Joshua Tree--you know, the albums I bought when they were "new"--that and, of course, "encourage the corporate world to join the battle against disease in Africa?" Someone please tell me where I can find this legendary (or is it mythical?) Eldorado-esque "corporate world." Bonehead is to Island Records and the recording incestry--I mean INDUSTRY--what "Mike" was to Nike, General Mills, Hanes, et al.
Top-selling brands including Gap, Converse, American Express and Giorgio Armani have already signed up to back the initiative.
The Independent's editor-in-chief Simon Kelner says, "Bono has a unique insight into world affairs and, as guest editor, will produce a newspaper that, in the best tradition of The Independent, will be challenging, innovative and entertaining."
("Unique insight into the world?" Barf. Just freaking barf. Who died and left him with the oracle? The guy's a socialist rockstar who has a fetish for safety glasses. Although, to give him his due, he is more benevolent if not altrusitic than say a Mick Jagger or even a Green Day (no relation to Dorris or Otis): Bono graciously uses but a one-word name (although it is two syllables--double the value for the buck; a miserly bloke, he, and all the more reason to adore him), leaving the other(s) for some poor nameless person in a third-wheeled country.)
GO HERE; READ THIS! http://www.deuceofclubs.com/write/negativl.htm
You harfta read down a bit to get to the really juicy bits, but it's all there. "Anti-corporate crusader and philosphic savior of the human race?" Hardly.
Sorry, but this has been done before. The real question is, how long before he makes like "Uncle Albert" and takes a one-legged wife? No wait; that, too, has been done before.
Now, please just shut up and sing.