Saturday, February 28, 2009

Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The BBC:

Rock band U2 have played a surprise gig on top of BBC Broadcasting House, in central London.

A crowd of around 5,000 watched the rooftop show, which capped off a day of promotion for the Irish band's 12th studio album No Line On The Horizon.

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Dear Bono, Edge, Adam, and Larry:

You're not The Beatles. Never have been. Never will be. And, with a few minor exceptions, you really haven't done anything worthwhile since Achtung Baby.

So please stop. Or at least keep the monomania in check. (To the extent that you can, what with Bono running the show.)

Regards,

Michael Stickings

P.S. I bet you think you're bigger than Jesus, too.

P.P.S. Yes, those are your lyrics that make up the title of this post. From "The Fly," one of the better songs on Achtung Baby.

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