Bono, where's yer trousers?

The Guardian’s Angelique Chrisafis takes a peek at the Court Case of the Century™.. and some quotes from St. Bono – “They sound like trivial items, they’re really not. They are important items to the group and we take them seriously”.. ah.. yes.. and there’s something about Bono feeling threatened by this book.. The case continues.

  • JL Pagano

    Unbelievable timing, considering his involvement in MakePovertyHistory.

    Having said that, I wonder what I would do if I was famous and someone who no doubt knew a lot of people in my crew threatened me with something like “Just let me do this or I’ll write a book about everything”. If you let them get away with that, many more would no doubt come out of the woodwork.

    Of course U2 have money to burn, but does that mean they have to let people run roughshod?

    Just being Macphisto’s Advocate….

  • pete baker

    JL [AKA the Devil’s Avodcado]

    The book’s already published… and this case is ahead of the “defamation proceedings that Ms Cashman [is] taking against the band in the high court in London.”.. Hmmm.

  • Mick Hall

    It really is about time Ireland woke up to Bono and laughed him into the Liffey. This seems to me to be an attempt by him to bully someone into submission, don‘t you just like it when he said in the manner of all satrap employers, “we just had to let her go”.[Sorry Mr Bono you sacked her, put her on the dole, took her lively hood away and the bread from her mouth, let her go my arse, St Bono in action for the gullible.]

    Whilst posing as a rebel the fact that Presidents, prime ministers and priests line up to greet the guy shows just how much of a threat he is to the status quo, indeed he has become part of it and thus part of the problem.

    Looking at the type of people who use a personal stylist makes me feel they all have one thing in common, they are in the main self obsessed empty vessels. Reading this thread also made me think how conservative rock and roll has become. An art form that was at the cutting edge when it first burst forth from the blues/country, with Elvis, etc has become totally reliant on the multi nationals and political establishment.

    I caught some of the Glastonberry festival on the TV at the weekend, even taking into account my age the headline bands seemed to me to be pretty poor, all a much of a muchness. The average band reminded me of the likes of the Billy Cotton band when I was growing up, i e long past its sell by date. Time for the youngsters to sweep away the dreadful conservatism of Bono and the boys.[they almost always are boys]

  • peteb

    It really is about time Ireland woke up to Bono and laughed him into the Liffey

    I’m doing all I can to encourage that, Mick. 🙂

  • Jimmy_Sands

    I can’t think of anything to say in this woman’s favour. Cashman is a parasite trying to embarass her former employesrs because they would not pay her off. Frankly whoever was responsible for U2’s “style” in the 80s would be best advised to keep very very quiet about it.

  • barney

    “An art…totally reliant on the multi nationals and political establishment.”

    Right on man. Is Slugger up for any multi national and/or political establishment awards this year? Well done on last year’s performance, BTW.
    Bono’s doing what everbody else is doing, St Mick included: making a buck and covering his arse. Of course it’s far more fashionable to drown in your own puke but not enough musicians, or journos, are prepared to make that sacrifice these days.

  • barney

    Mick

    “Sorry Mr Bono you sacked her, put her on the dole, took her lively hood away and the bread from her mouth, let her go my arse, St Bono in action for the gullible”…or… as reported in today’s Examiner Breaking News…

    “She left the band in 1988 after failing to agree negotiations on a new contract and went on to work as a stylist with George Michael and the Pet Shop Boys”.

    So the evil Baron Von Bono didn’t quite tie her to a railway track in the cold, cold snow after all.

  • Jimmy_Sands

    “went on to work as a stylist with George Michael and the Pet Shop Boys”

    Quite the Midas touch there.

  • peteb

    The Irish Times gives more background.

    This followed a letter from U2 to the auctioneers Christies, questioning the stylist’s ownership of items being offered for sale, and casting doubt on the authenticity of boots signed by Larry Mullen.

    The U2 drummer has since conceded that the boots and signature are his and that he did give them to the stylist.

  • barney

    News update, U2 won the case and Ms Cashman has been ordered to return the property – a bad day for the begrudgers.