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Posted by on Feb 16, 2011 in Music, People | 6 comments

Bono Talks U2, Justice, Religion, Protest Songs and Much More

Talk-show host Redi Thlabi, of Talk Radio 702,  spent 30 minutes this morning talking with U2 front man Bono.

[pullquote]There’s a bunch of tickets in a river somewhere, if anyone wants them…[/pullquote]Their conversation ranged across a broad spectrum of topics, but began with Bono clarifying his views on protest songs and what he actually said and meant about their use. Bono also managed to get in a subtle jibe aimed at the local Afrikaans singer and father of the Volk who used a piece of shoddy journalism as an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon (or should that be ‘the osewa‘?).

Here’s the full interview presently being podcast via 702:

Bono with Redi Thlabi (Interview on 702, 16-02-2010)
[pullquote]Celebrity is faintly ridiculous[/pullquote]
Bono at FNB Stadium, Joburg (13-02-2011) Pic by: Henk Breytenbach

 

[pullquote]I can’t imagine myself as a solo performer. We all know that collectively we are better than we would be individually[/pullquote]

 

6 Comments

    • Amen to that! Steve had an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the situation, but instead used it to reaffirm what a wanker he is (as if there was any doubt!). He claims to have done this to draw attention to the plight of the Afrikaner farmers, but it’s obvious that it was just a desperate trick by a sad self-involved attention-seeker, trying to regain the support of his ever-dwindling “fan” base. As usual Steve, you’ve exposed your true character, so vat jy maar die trein na Bloemfontein want JY (nes Julius) is ‘n vrot pampoen!

      • Agreed Shan:
        In case you missed it:

        Hofmeyr tweeted on Thursday: “Off course its a P Stunt.For a cause Ive sold my soul to.And Bono slipped up.Forget me.Check genocide.Thx.Im elated with his explanation.”
        According to EyeWitness News, he also said that in hindsight he does not regret the way he reacted, but does regret missing out on the U2 concert on Sunday night.

        He certainly achieved the aim of highlighting his cause, but failed dismally at representing it very well. In fact, I think the ‘publicity stunt’ backfired terribly and caused more people to discount his opinions and views than ever before.
        And I still think he needs to be fined for littering!

    • BlaBla found something on the FANCAM image created at U2’s 360° show at FNB Stadium in Joburg that he/she thought you’d find interesting.

      Click on here http://www.u2.com/gigapixelfancam/110213/204644-other to see what he/she found.

      Steve’s seats at the U2 Concert!! We found them 🙂

  1. Henk, who took the amazing picture of Bono that illustrates this post has added a bunch more of his great shots on our Facebook page. You’ll also find some really good pictures and a video clip from Dom there as well.

    http://www.facebook.com/BlaBlaZA?sk=photos

    Please pop past, take a look and give the guys a comment and like to thank them for their efforts!

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