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Bono Musician or Save the World'er???

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i believe there is a "debate" going on in the subs side about The Bono and his save the world etc stuff.

 

Got me thinking that for me Bono is a singer in a band that is what i pay my hard earned for and that it will always be like that, i have kids and family of my own and they are my priority, where is all the billions gone from all the charadee work over all those years???

 

At the end of the day Bono saving the world only exists because of the band he is in and because of his day job if he wasn't the lead singer of u2 then his saving the world wouldn't exist so i say get back in the studio lad and do what you were here to do in the first place......SING (and play the guitar badly...lol).

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We all need to do whatever we need to do. People haven't bought a stake in Bono Inc just because the buy records and concert tickets and whatever other U2 stuff they spend ridiculous amounts of money on, so they really have no reason to feel a sense of entitlement. Bono's motives are well documented.

 

Perhaps the band should just get on with it an make some records without him ;)

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But he is first and foremost a singer in a band, why on earth should theband make records without him??

 

i think too many goody goody bleeding heart fools look to Bono to save too much.

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I think the band has to move on. Let Bono sing when he has time. Let the band release albums with Edges vocals under another name (passengers 2?).

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I think the band has to move on. Let Bono sing when he has time. Let the band release albums with Edges vocals under another name (passengers 2?).
No Bono is the lead singer of U2 that is his job and people need to remember that.

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Agreed, i really think u2 have lost many fans and many more potential fans because people were/are sick and tired of Bono banging on about it all as Billy Connolly once said about Sting and can be used the same with Bono "pick up your f'ing guitar and get back to work".

 

I think he has done more harm than good with regards to the band and yeah he may be passionate about it but he's not have been able to do it without being a member of u2.....Musician first in my opinion.

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I love the work Bono has done to help 'save' the world. But he is first and foremost the front man of a band. Yes, all respect for him using his fame as a springboard into his humanitarian work and using his position to make more of the world aware of what is going on in the world. But it does seem that he has got this wrong recently:

He should be using his music and position to highlight world plights, not ignore the place which started all of his good work.

All that aside - he is still the best frontman ever, and has the best arse ever too! - Will refrain from any mango comments!

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I love the work Bono has done to help 'save' the world. But he is first and foremost the front man of a band. Yes, all respect for him using his fame as a springboard into his humanitarian work and using his position to make more of the world aware of what is going on in the world. But it does seem that he has got this wrong recently:

He should be using his music and position to highlight world plights, not ignore the place which started all of his good work.

All that aside - he is still the best frontman ever, and has the best arse ever too! - Will refrain from any mango comments!

Aye pretty much what she says ^^^^^^^^^^^^

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I love Bono for being a truely great frontman .....

 

I admire his efforts for trying to make a difference, but he couldn't have done any of it without his position in the band and the money he has made from being in a band.

 

I don't want to spend my cash listening to a political statement when I go to a concert !!!!

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I love Bono for being a truely great frontman .....

 

I admire his efforts for trying to make a difference, but he couldn't have done any of it without his position in the band and the money he has made from being in a band.

 

I don't want to spend my cash listening to a political statement when I go to a concert !!!!

Yep true story Maggie,

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[quote name='basher1 wrote:


Zhivvy']I love the work Bono has done to help 'save' the world. But he is first and foremost the front man of a band. Yes, all respect for him using his fame as a springboard into his humanitarian work and using his position to make more of the world aware of what is going on in the world. But it does seem that he has got this wrong recently:

He should be using his music and position to highlight world plights, not ignore the place which started all of his good work.

All that aside - he is still the best frontman ever, and has the best arse ever too! - Will refrain from any mango comments!

Aye pretty much what she says ^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

What even the best arse comment???

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[quote name='Zhivvy wrote:


basher1 wrote:

Zhivvy']I love the work Bono has done to help 'save' the world. But he is first and foremost the front man of a band. Yes, all respect for him using his fame as a springboard into his humanitarian work and using his position to make more of the world aware of what is going on in the world. But it does seem that he has got this wrong recently:

He should be using his music and position to highlight world plights, not ignore the place which started all of his good work.

All that aside - he is still the best frontman ever, and has the best arse ever too! - Will refrain from any mango comments!

Aye pretty much what she says ^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

What even the best arse comment???

 

I am assuming the best arse is me so yeah......tongue.gif

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[quote name='basher1 wrote:


Zhivvy wrote:

basher1']Aye pretty much what she says ^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

What even the best arse comment???

 

I am assuming the best arse is me so yeah......tongue.gif

 

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm tongue.giftongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif

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cristiu2']I think the band has to move on. Let Bono sing when he has time. Let the band release albums with Edges vocals under another name (passengers 2?).

No Bono is the lead singer of U2 that is his job and people need to remember that.

 

And the fashionista of the band as well don't forget!tongue.gif

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[quote name='basher1 wrote:


Zhivvy wrote:

basher1']Aye pretty much what she says ^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

What even the best arse comment???

 

I am assuming the best arse is me so yeah......tongue.gif

 

He wants yer to talk about the mango reallywink.gif

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basher1 wrote:

Zhivvy']What even the best arse comment???

 

I am assuming the best arse is me so yeah......
tongue.gif

 

He wants yer to talk about the mango reallywink.gif

Can't start talking bout the mango - tis bedtime I need to sleep! wink.gif

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NO DEBATE.......HE'S BOTH

liljbau: Yours is the Smartest comment I've seen today. HUGEly glad to make your acquaintance. I just popped onto this comment-thread for the 1st time from another one. I've been discussing this for the past few days on the Thanksgiving announcement comment-thread. YOUR 4-word comment sums up what I've been saying in thousands of words. smile.gif

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We all need to do whatever we need to do. People haven't bought a stake in Bono Inc just because the buy records and concert tickets and whatever other U2 stuff they spend ridiculous amounts of money on, so they really have no reason to feel a sense of entitlement. Bono's motives are well documented.

 

Perhaps the band should just get on with it an make some records without him ;)

Your first paragraph is 100% correct. You should've left it at that. Don't pander to spoiled brats. What the heck is their problem? They act like they have no life - at least not any that they can live without the latest, newer toy to play with. I said it before & I'll say it again: spoiled brats. Because of debt-forgiveness from the world's richest nations to the world's poorest countries - which BONO helped to get - there are more than 40 million more kids going to school now who were not getting an education before.

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i believe there is a "debate" going on in the subs side about The Bono and his save the world etc stuff.

 

Got me thinking that for me Bono is a singer in a band that is what i pay my hard earned for and that it will always be like that, i have kids and family of my own and they are my priority, where is all the billions gone from all the charadee work over all those years???

 

At the end of the day Bono saving the world only exists because of the band he is in and because of his day job if he wasn't the lead singer of u2 then his saving the world wouldn't exist so i say get back in the studio lad and do what you were here to do in the first place......SING (and play the guitar badly...lol).

 

What the heck is the "subs" side?

 

Your comment about your kids & your own family being your priority is Ridiculous. What the heck is even your point? Because you have family members that means you don't have 30 seconds to sign a petition online? You Never have 1 & 1/2 minute out of an entire Month to pick up your phone & tell an elected official - who works for YOU - that he'd better vote for something that will save tens of thousands of kids' lives instead of another tax-break for a huge, wealthy corporation? Just because you have kids that means only yours deserve to breath air & have food to stay alive? Hey, join civilization & the modern era. The way you talk sounds like something out of the Dark Ages.

 

And about what you said about Bono being able to save the world only because of the band: that's Ridiculous - you talk as if it's a 1-way street. IT'S NOT. Yes, Bono has a platform - U2 - from which to do his humanitarian work - but guess what? BONO BUILT THAT PLATFORM. Without Bono U2 would NEVER have gotten famous the way that it has, so please just stop acting like you can't have a life without a new album or some other new toy every time you turn around. It sounds incredibly childish & whingeing. And spoiled rotten. And Bono is not a puppet on a string at your beck & call.

 

Also, that stuff about the supposed "billions" that you think someone owes you an accounting of: you're just pulling that out of the air & you know it. You haven't ACTUALLY read anything about any mismanagement of funds or charity scandal associated with Bono AND YOU KNOW IT. It just sounds like something you think you can say to try to tear down a HERO like Bono - for what? For the sake of you supposedly needing your newest, shiny bit of Entertainment? When I hear anyone trying to tear down a hero I always can't help but wonder about the possibility of jealousy. How would I know? But it's always a possibility. Just sayin'. People who talk the way you do are the kind of people Bono was talking about when he said that people complaining on the sidelines about his humanitarian work are the ones WHO WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO on the field IF they were on it - which they're not. In other words, they're just like armchair-quarterbacks. Easy for them to say 'what they think is what' about something they've never done themselves. rolleyes.gif

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gibbo1968']I'm with larry lol

 

 

Agreed, i really think u2 have lost many fans and many more potential fans because people were/are sick and tired of Bono banging on about it all as Billy Connolly once said about Sting and can be used the same with Bono "pick up your f'ing guitar and get back to work".

 

I think he has done more harm than good with regards to the band and yeah he may be passionate about it but he's not have been able to do it without being a member of u2.....Musician first in my opinion.

Hi Gibbo: I want to be sure you know the comment below is for Basher. You & I have gotten to know each other better & I understand you! But I don't know Basher or understand him so...

 

Basher: Hello. Just sayin' - Funny how I know all about Sting & his music - but never heard of Billy Connolly. (I don't know - maybe I should have? Maybe I'll find out he's someone famous I should have known about & I'll be embarrassed. But for now...I don't remember hearing of him before.) I also know U2. Massively. And Your music? Sincerely asking: Should I know it? I'm serious - no offense if you're a musician, but I'm just making a point that I think should be kind of obvious, so I won't waste your time trying to explain it or spell it out. As far as you thinking U2 have lost "many" fans, etc because of Bono being a decent human being & a Hero: Where's your evidence of their fans supposedly disappearing? Get real. And anyone who Would stop being a U2 fan over Bono being a Hero was never a real U2 fan to begin with - & never 'Got' them to begin with. Good riddance. It's not as if The World's Largest Band can't afford to lose a few so-called 'fans' who don't really 'get' U2 anyways & do nothing but whine & complain about them anyways.

 

What was all that red-warning stuff - I mean we're all U2 fans - right? Or are we? Do you know something we don't know like...is there a spy here from a competing band? Just trying to stir up trouble? Trying to get us all pitted against each other - divide and conquer & all that stuff? Well...they can't. We are: The House Of U2. We are diverse - different ones of us like different things about U2 - but The House Of U2 is Strong BECAUSE of it. I have believed that for years now. A house does not only have doors - it also has a roof. It also needs its foundation. Etc. U2 is strong because of Edge & Bono & Larry & Adam & their producer & etc & their Fans. You weren't trying to warn us about a serial killer were you? This could get INteresting. But it doesn't need to get that interesting. We're an interesting bunch enough as it is!smile.gif

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