Monday, February 14, 2011

Annoying F*ck

Larger than life Bono, lead singer of Irish band U2,
performs at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday
evening. Close to 100 000 fans flocked to the concert. Bono
told the crowd that "the rest of the world isfinally catching up
to the fact that this place [South Africa]feels like the future".
Read more (Jerome Delay, AP) 
Comment:  I remember a music awards show in Los Angeles a few years ago where Bono walked out on stage smoking a cigar and saying something like "we have been f*cking with the mainstream all our lives".

Whatever.

Bono is the mainstream and a jackass who for a few delusional moments maneuvered himself into the 'saviour' of the African continent.  And he did so joining hands with the establishment.

What came of all that saviour sh*t he was selling?

So now he thinks South Africa "feels like the future"!  I guess folks who live in the west and buy his pseudo-radical  posturing better beef up their alarm systems and put burglar bars on just about everything.

Guru Mooi sent me a message just moments before the concert started last night talking about the "Irish being the blacks of Europe" and the "sound being amazing".

Whatever.

I'm not talking to him until the real second coming ... maybe even beyond. :)

Onward!

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7 comments:

Dade said...

But, Ridwan, don't you think Bono's heart is in the right place.

Ridwan said...

Hi there Dade. Thanks for your comment brother.

Bono is a neo-liberal salesperson. Every few years someone like him comes along to interpret Africa for the west.

It is that 'white man's burden' nonsense over and over again.

Peace Dade,
Ridwan

Aasia said...

I get where you're coming from. The fact that we need to be substantiated by the west is rubbish. But the sad reality is, that it works.

Ridwan said...

Salaam Aasia:

Thank you for your comment. It is a sad reality, you are right.

Peace to you,
Ridwan

Anonymous said...

Add george clooney to the list of bleeding hearts! Oh Ben Aflec has jumped on the do gooder band wagon too! So celebs need to be saviors to get their ratings up.

Ridwan said...

Thank you for your comment Anonymous.

Clooney is also a spokesman for Nescafe despite its dubious record on the continent.

Where is the principle in that?

Afleck is just dense, too dense to know what Darfur really represents.

Peace,
Ridwan

Kweli said...

This post cracks me up, brotha. I like U2, but I don't buy Bono's messiah complex.

Onward