Sunday, September 26

"You Can See the Halo Over His Head"

I so wanted to let this pass. I know that picking on anything to do with Bono is as easy as shooting fish out of a barrel, or, indeed, finding a list lyric in a U2 song.

I knew what would happen to me. But, but . . . I just had to read it. I couldn't not read it. And it duly wound me up.

It's a bog-standard hagiography, only unusual in that it sits in the Observer - for its true home is surely the New York Times magazine. Yeah, it's that oily, despite its relative brevity compared to the latter's tree-log-long love-ins. And I don't have the time to rip apart this anti-talent style - again; nor can I be arsed to flush out all its inaccuracies - no.*

However, it would be remiss of me not to point out a glaring omission: the fact that the walking tin of spam has had his C chord fingers rammed up Andrea's core for the past few years - and the whole pop world knows it.

* Okay then, just the one: it's stated that U2 have spent "almost thirty years at the top". Well, outside of paddyland they were jack shit before 1983 at the earliest; others would snark that it was their slot during Live Aid (1985) that made their career.

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posted by DD @ 08:56 

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