Bono come and me wanna go home

Bono is said to be collaborating with Harry Belafonte on the 75 year old’s musical biography called “Wanderlust”. Belafonte’s biggest hits were ‘Matilda’ and ‘the Banana boat song’. (source: Hamburger Abendblatt)

34 thoughts on “Bono come and me wanna go home

  1. I think it is shameful that Bono would have anything to do with Harry Belafonte after Belafonte’s horrendous remarks about Colin Powell.

  2. I think it is shameful that Bono would have anything to do with Harry Belafonte after Belafonte’s horrendous remarks about Colin Powell.

  3. I think it is shameful that Colin Powell sticks with the Republican party after the Republican party’s decades of discrimination against black people.

  4. I think it is shameful that Colin Powell sticks with the Republican party after the Republican party’s decades of discrimination against black people.

  5. if you look at history, the republican party has done more for blacks than democrats (Abe Lincoln (r)–end of slavery; Nixon (r)–affirmative action, etc.)

    Harry Belafonte is a has been who’s been riding the banana boat song for ages.
    Maybe Bono will help him out.

  6. if you look at history, the republican party has done more for blacks than democrats (Abe Lincoln (r)–end of slavery; Nixon (r)–affirmative action, etc.)

    Harry Belafonte is a has been who’s been riding the banana boat song for ages.
    Maybe Bono will help him out.

  7. point #1 If the term “nigger” can be used by Bono in Bullet the Blue Sky. then Harry B. can surely use the same term to aptly describe Colin Powell.

    point #2 The Republican Party is now full of states rightists …a group much different than Honest Abe. I won’t even comment on Nixon.

  8. point #1 If the term “nigger” can be used by Bono in Bullet the Blue Sky. then Harry B. can surely use the same term to aptly describe Colin Powell.

    point #2 The Republican Party is now full of states rightists …a group much different than Honest Abe. I won’t even comment on Nixon.

  9. I don’t agree with what Bono said during Bullet The Blue Sky in Boston either. I can’t believe they included that in an official release.

  10. I don’t agree with what Bono said during Bullet The Blue Sky in Boston either. I can’t believe they included that in an official release.

  11. Surely you jest in trying to compare the Republican party of 1865 with the Republican party of 2002? Also the use of the word “nigger” in the context of BBS is a direct reference to John Lennon (& Elvis), as was the “bigger than Jesus” phrase a direct reference to Lennon. And as far as I’m concerned, Harry Belafonte has every right in the world to compare Colin Powell to anyone or anything he wants to.

  12. Surely you jest in trying to compare the Republican party of 1865 with the Republican party of 2002? Also the use of the word “nigger” in the context of BBS is a direct reference to John Lennon (& Elvis), as was the “bigger than Jesus” phrase a direct reference to Lennon. And as far as I’m concerned, Harry Belafonte has every right in the world to compare Colin Powell to anyone or anything he wants to.

  13. PC, I didn’t question Belafonte’s right to say anything, but I can disagree with what people say.
    You seem to be adamant in defending the word “nigger”.

  14. PC, I didn’t question Belafonte’s right to say anything, but I can disagree with what people say.
    You seem to be adamant in defending the word “nigger”.

  15. “APTLY describe Colin Powell”? As in, maybe Bellafonte had a point? We don’t expect whites or Asians to be monolithically supportive of a single ideaology or political party. It is simply racist to expect different from blacks; to expect that all blacks should be liberal Democrats nodding in approval at Jesse Jackson’s every word; to call people like Powell, Sowell, and Justice Thomas “Uncle Tom’s” for DARING to disagree. The ONLY way you can justify such a belief is if you think defending “states rights” is INHERENTLY racist, which is absurd for two reasons: First, gays are pushing for gay marriage laws at the STATE level – and that doesn’t make them racist. Second, states rights are constitutionally protected by the Tenth Amendment: THAT is another very compelling reason to support states rights.

  16. “APTLY describe Colin Powell”? As in, maybe Bellafonte had a point? We don’t expect whites or Asians to be monolithically supportive of a single ideaology or political party. It is simply racist to expect different from blacks; to expect that all blacks should be liberal Democrats nodding in approval at Jesse Jackson’s every word; to call people like Powell, Sowell, and Justice Thomas “Uncle Tom’s” for DARING to disagree. The ONLY way you can justify such a belief is if you think defending “states rights” is INHERENTLY racist, which is absurd for two reasons: First, gays are pushing for gay marriage laws at the STATE level – and that doesn’t make them racist. Second, states rights are constitutionally protected by the Tenth Amendment: THAT is another very compelling reason to support states rights.

  17. Finally some intelligence regarding politics. Thank you Achtung Bubba for not just throwing words out there like “states rightists” as if that’s something that should stand on its own. And I’d like to read one example of the “Republican party’s decades of discrimination against black people.” Please note that NOT pandering for votes and NOT assuming all black people think alike is NOT an example. Thanks, from a U2 fan who likes Bono regardless of some of his politics….

  18. Finally some intelligence regarding politics. Thank you Achtung Bubba for not just throwing words out there like “states rightists” as if that’s something that should stand on its own. And I’d like to read one example of the “Republican party’s decades of discrimination against black people.” Please note that NOT pandering for votes and NOT assuming all black people think alike is NOT an example. Thanks, from a U2 fan who likes Bono regardless of some of his politics….

  19. Belafonte is one of the most racist individuals in public life! Makes Trent Lott look like MLK. Too bad Bono wants to hang with a bigot.

  20. Belafonte is one of the most racist individuals in public life! Makes Trent Lott look like MLK. Too bad Bono wants to hang with a bigot.

  21. The Bullet reference I took as a reference to the Patti Smith song, “Rock N, Roll Ni%%er”… I can’t even type the fuckin’ word… I hate that word, even if it is used in a artisic way by Bono, and I certainly think it was horrible the way Harry B. used it which I learned just now from Bleh’s post… This is a sensitive thing where I come from in the southern parts of America where the KKK had a rally about a block from where my band practices… We played Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangeled Banner” at them as loud as we could… They are as much an embarrassment to white people as Belefonte’s remarks are to black’s… It’s 2002, and I vote we bury that word for good, no matter what, white, black or Bono, just don’t use it anymore…

  22. The Bullet reference I took as a reference to the Patti Smith song, “Rock N, Roll Ni%%er”… I can’t even type the fuckin’ word… I hate that word, even if it is used in a artisic way by Bono, and I certainly think it was horrible the way Harry B. used it which I learned just now from Bleh’s post… This is a sensitive thing where I come from in the southern parts of America where the KKK had a rally about a block from where my band practices… We played Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangeled Banner” at them as loud as we could… They are as much an embarrassment to white people as Belefonte’s remarks are to black’s… It’s 2002, and I vote we bury that word for good, no matter what, white, black or Bono, just don’t use it anymore…

  23. Bleh, I’m not defending the use of the “n” word. (Which I have abbreviated out of respect to Ryan’s wishes.) I’m defending the right of someone to express themselves as they so desire. I think George W. is white trash anachrontistically from a ‘blue-blooded’ family (which is the ONLY way he slithered to the top of the perch in this country). That doesn’t mean he IS white trash by your opinion or his opinion or the op. of the guy who lives next door to me. But it’s my right to think of him that way and say it if I want to. Ryan, props to playing the SSB banner for the KKK. LOL.

  24. Bleh, I’m not defending the use of the “n” word. (Which I have abbreviated out of respect to Ryan’s wishes.) I’m defending the right of someone to express themselves as they so desire. I think George W. is white trash anachrontistically from a ‘blue-blooded’ family (which is the ONLY way he slithered to the top of the perch in this country). That doesn’t mean he IS white trash by your opinion or his opinion or the op. of the guy who lives next door to me. But it’s my right to think of him that way and say it if I want to. Ryan, props to playing the SSB banner for the KKK. LOL.

  25. Hello, and thanks to U2 for hosting a groovy, necessary site!
    Harry Belafonte did another awesome tune,
    “Jamaica Farewell.”
    Beats the banana boat song all to hell.
    And Belafonte is mostly right about
    Powell, though, calling him a racist epitaph was unneccessary, even nasty. Perhaps, calling him a wealthy, power-hungry, warmonging, blood-on-his-hands’ dangerous person unfit for American citizenship would be fairer and more accurate!
    I think a lot of folks realize that George W. Bush, our fearless, appointed presidential stand in,
    has the brains of a peacock. Every single time he opened his mouth on TV when he was Gov. of Texas, he made a mockery of his own intelligence.
    My question here is:
    If Georgie Boy is just a puppet, then who controls the puppets’ strings?!

    PM

  26. Hello, and thanks to U2 for hosting a groovy, necessary site!
    Harry Belafonte did another awesome tune,
    “Jamaica Farewell.”
    Beats the banana boat song all to hell.
    And Belafonte is mostly right about
    Powell, though, calling him a racist epitaph was unneccessary, even nasty. Perhaps, calling him a wealthy, power-hungry, warmonging, blood-on-his-hands’ dangerous person unfit for American citizenship would be fairer and more accurate!
    I think a lot of folks realize that George W. Bush, our fearless, appointed presidential stand in,
    has the brains of a peacock. Every single time he opened his mouth on TV when he was Gov. of Texas, he made a mockery of his own intelligence.
    My question here is:
    If Georgie Boy is just a puppet, then who controls the puppets’ strings?!

    PM

  27. Collin Powell the “house nigger?”
    That is simply outradgeous, even disgusting!
    Sure, he’s a negro. I mean, who can deny that? But he is a good negro in our service and tirelessly works to support the Crown as
    the good negro subject he has shown us he can be!
    Once, when he and I were drinking together,
    I called him “Top Nigger.” He was a tad pissed but I think he understood my meaning.
    I mean, letz face it…he may be a top military man but he’s still a negro!

  28. Collin Powell the “house nigger?”
    That is simply outradgeous, even disgusting!
    Sure, he’s a negro. I mean, who can deny that? But he is a good negro in our service and tirelessly works to support the Crown as
    the good negro subject he has shown us he can be!
    Once, when he and I were drinking together,
    I called him “Top Nigger.” He was a tad pissed but I think he understood my meaning.
    I mean, letz face it…he may be a top military man but he’s still a negro!

  29. George W Shrub ought to be tarred and feathered and then sent out on a rail.
    Dick Cheney ought to be castrated and made to live in Cuba.
    And Collin Powell?
    Pushed out a warplane at 20,000′ without a chute over Iraq!

  30. George W Shrub ought to be tarred and feathered and then sent out on a rail.
    Dick Cheney ought to be castrated and made to live in Cuba.
    And Collin Powell?
    Pushed out a warplane at 20,000′ without a chute over Iraq!

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