Bono At 60... Why Is Ireland So Ambivalent About Its Most Famous Son

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https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/fintan-o-toole-bono-at-60-why-is-ireland-so-ambivalent-about-its-most-famous-son-1.4244508

A decent piece although it would have been good to see the man behind the celebrity talked about by the Irish Times who will know him well.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2020, 04:56:10 AM by kango »
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Because it's largely populated by the Iorish.


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Did the article do the 'begrudgers' thing?


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Did the article do the 'begrudgers' thing?



Every time I see that quote, I want to tell Bono, sorry, but Americans want to get that bastard too. :)
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Did the article do the 'begrudgers' thing?



Every time I see that quote, I want to tell Bono, sorry, but Americans want to get that bastard too. :)

In Essex UK they want to live in that mansion. They just don't want to be Bono. More Joey Essex
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It’s not just bono. The Irish have a split personality when it comes to all of its most celebrated people. Irish people tend to look at their most famous people through the lens of how ‘Irish’ they really are. From Oscar Wilde to James Joyce to bono to Liam Neeson, if you’re Irish you have to leave to become famous, and then you’re not really Irish anymore....


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It’s not just bono. The Irish have a split personality when it comes to all of its most celebrated people. Irish people tend to look at their most famous people through the lens of how ‘Irish’ they really are. From Oscar Wilde to James Joyce to bono to Liam Neeson, if you’re Irish you have to leave to become famous, and then you’re not really Irish anymore....


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Irish people just like to argue and Bono is the best no he’s the worst is a good argument.


At least Irish Americans anyway


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No we don't  8)

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Every time I see that quote, I want to tell Bono, sorry, but Americans want to get that bastard too. :)

Quite right!

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No we don't  8)
See lol


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Re: Bono At 60... Why Is Ireland So Ambivalent About Its Most Famous Son
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2020, 06:08:23 PM »
Americans don't argue, we just go get a gun and shoot each other.  :(
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Re: Bono At 60... Why Is Ireland So Ambivalent About Its Most Famous Son
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2020, 06:44:19 PM »
Bono is an idea


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Re: Bono At 60... Why Is Ireland So Ambivalent About Its Most Famous Son
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2020, 06:58:27 PM »
Americans don't argue, we just go get a gun and shoot each other.  :(
This is true, wish it wasn’t


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Re: Bono At 60... Why Is Ireland So Ambivalent About Its Most Famous Son
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2020, 07:30:13 PM »
Bono is an idea


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This is good TalkU2.

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Re: Bono At 60... Why Is Ireland So Ambivalent About Its Most Famous Son
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2020, 09:45:26 PM »
Back on topic, Happy birthday to Bono.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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