Monday, January 12, 2009

The Man Can Write

As you may have heard, Bono will be contributing op-eds to the New York Times intermittently. His first has appeared, and its, well, it's just great. Bono's style is unique, and takes a little getting used to, but once you've acclimated, just how good a writer he is becomes evident. As a lyricist, Bono is very good, but not great; he's a little too quick to fall back on cliche and a little too quick to go for the non-specific and hazy when the concrete would be better to get into the pantheon. But as a writer? Whenever Rolling Stone does one of its lists of the 100 Best Somethings they get artists to write appreciations, and Bono's always come out head and shoulders above his peers'. Give the man a read; see what you think. I think he's got a promising career should he ever need/want to retire from the rock biz.

Until Whenever

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