Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Bono's ability to turn sympathy into a seething rage manages to surface every time, doesn't it? You feel for U2, one of whom has a family member so ill they've had to postpone tour dates; then up strides Bono who makes a little speech about how great this proves he is ("they are"):

“I can’t really go into details but a family member was very ill and there was a lot of distress and angst.

“We are coming back in November. We’ve almost locked in the dates and that is a great relief.

“Our music does come from a very tight community and if one of us is going through something then we all are going through it.”

You wonder if he's like this all the time, at home, even: "Tonight, we're having pizza from Dominos. Because if you're feeling a little tired and don't want to cook... [meaningful pause] ... I'm more than happy to dial up for an American Hot, two garlic breads and a bottle of pop. That's just the way I am. And I'm gonna tip the delivery boy."

One of the band was understandably going to have to be elsewhere; that's 25% of the band. Under those circumstances, it's no more unique-to-the-band-with-a-special-bond to cancel the gigs than it would be to not drive a car because it was missing one of its wheels.

"This Jaguar has got a flat... and let me tell you, there's no way I'd even think of driving this car anywhere until it had all four wheels, ready to go in the same direction, at the same time..."


Anonymous said...

God, I feel guilt because someone from U2's got a sick relative. HOW did that happen....?

The man's a genius.

M.C. Glammer said...

The one with the sick relative must also, in empathising with the other three, be feeling great relief at dates having been locked in. Phew, that was a close one.

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