Bono Fits Perfectly Into New York Times Elitist Op-Ed Section
You know, the only real curveball that Bono could have thrown to us in his first Op-Ed piece in The New York Times today would have been a thoughtful and sobering look at the demise of the middle class, or perhaps a statement on the changes the world economy will have on the music industry. Of course, Bono is Bono so of course his 1000+ word article is about what its like being rich and Bono is 2009. Enjoy.
Now I???m back in my own house in Dublin, uncorking some nice wine, ready for the vinegar it can turn to when families and friends overindulge, as I am about to. Right by the hole-in-the-wall cellar, I look up to see a vision in yellow: a painting Frank sent to me after I sang ???I???ve Got You Under My Skin??? with him on the 1993 ???Duets??? album. One from his own hand. A mad yellow canvas of violent concentric circles gyrating across a desert plain. Francis Albert Sinatra, painter, modernista.
Oh yes, what's up? I love just chilling in my wine cellar, contemplating life like most Americans, while looking at that picture Frank Sinatra sent to me. That really speaks to the troubling issues of our times. Thanks Bono.