The dark side of music : U2

Who?

A quartet from Ireland. You probably a few songs in your collection. It’s like dustmites: they are everywhere. Also “un, dos, tres, catorce!”

What they did now?

For starters, a sanctimonious lead singer/figurehead who write condescending columns in the New York Times. And also the following:

-Emanating 65,000 Tonnes of CO2 (no, not from Bono’s lungs) into the environment due to their 360 tour. They promised to offset this. Link.

-Moving all their money to Holland, where taxes levied towards royalty earnings are lower than in their native country Ireland. Savvy business decision, but a bit of a kick to the home country.Link.

-Apparently suggesting that online content should be tracked in one of the aforementioned condescending columns. Link.

-After saying that “the world cup kicks off the African decade”(link) and that “canny investors will put their money there”(link), he moved his apparel manufacturing company Edun from Africa to China. Link 1. Link 2.

-Bono’s ONE foundation received almost $15 million dollars. Now, we know that you need to pay employees and all. But having only $184,732 dollars to hand out to charities after the expenses paid by your charity foundation is a little dodgy. ‘Crumbs from your table’ indeed. Link 1. Link 2. Link 3.

How to dismantle an atomic bomb. Seriously, what is it with that shit album?

Anything else?

No line on the horizon was a little off, too.

The silver lining?

Handing out pizzas to the people on queue. No evidence of them being Fairtrade.

Achtung baby, The Unforgettable Fire and Zooropa are rocking. Yeah, I defended Zooropa. Suck it.

What should I do?

If you enjoy their music, go ahead. Just remember the guy has an ego the size of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. And I swear the Great Red Spot at least knows it’s “Uno, dos, tres, cuatro”.

But if you think Bono is a twat, wait to read who we get the knives for next week. He makes Bono look like a very nice, enjoyable person (no, it’s not Courtney Love).

Poisonous words: Quinto, head cheese wotsit and drinker of H8rade.

Cartoon: Miller, the fastest pen in Mexico.

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2 thoughts on “The dark side of music : U2

  1. Stick it to the speccy get. Bonio could wipe out most african nation’s national debt with the money found down the back of his sofa, and has the cheek to lecture us that we should be giving them more money. Also why isn’t Adam Clayton allowed a nickname, did Bonio say it would be ridiculous if they all had prance about stage name. Quality article kidda, and as usual an awesome pic from penslinger Miller

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