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Old 12-17-2001, 11:02 AM   #1
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Who Is Bono's Favorite Songwriter?

Well, I already knew, but this article-WOW!!

That's one of my all-time fave songs, and I think of its' meaning just the way he does.

As Mona would say , I LOVETH thee Bono.


Rolling Stone
December 27, 2001

From an article about John Lennon's song "Imagine"


"He's my favorite songwriter," U2's Bono says of Lennon. "And I love
the simplicity of the song." But what he likes best "is the Buddhist
core of the song, the idea that imagination precedes action, that you
imagine something before you make it true.

"I don't like how the song has become this New Age anthem -- 'Imagine
no restrictions,' " he says. "It is a rigorous idea -- that you had to
hold a thought, and then go after it. My respect for John is that he
didn't just have the thought. He went after it. Sometimes he made
errors of judgement, but his mistakes were made in earnest."

"It's step one in an ambitious program," Bono says of Lennon's song.
"We
have been overpowered by the pragmatic. The overwhelming mood at the
moment is that the world is what it is. And I don't accept that. I love
the 'Imagine' billboard in Times Square. It's telling people: Imagine
that things don't have to be the way they are."


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I have a picture of that billboard...I must go find it...

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I just posted this in my thread for the tree and thought I'd post for you as well. Seems fitting here so here she be....

me thinks he likes colour!

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Old 12-17-2001, 04:34 PM   #4
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*just stopping in to say*

I LOVETH THEE, BONO!!!!!!

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