Bible References in U2 Lyrics from @U2. Bono praises Cohen's "Hallelujah" - @U2blog - U2 news and discussion. Bono: How Natural Resources Can Save Africa. It's become the go-to cliché of modern economics.
Natural resources are a "curse. " When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals. Happy the country that lives on nothing but its wits; cursed be the one that thinks it can get rich by planting or digging or drilling for wealth. Such is the collective wisdom. So we must ask the collectively wise, How did the U.S. avoid the curse? When European settlers arrived in North America, they found a continent groaning with abundance--soil in which anything would grow, stands of timber marching to the horizon. The story, of course, wasn't always a happy one. This summer the world has a chance to work that miracle a second time--and without the worst parts of the American story.
This new boom won't be in the U.S. Food and agriculture are the place to start. Bono Reads Two Poems by Charles Bukowski, “Laureate of American Lowlife” U2: From the Sky Down (part 1) A Decade of Progress on AIDS. It was the look in their eyes when the nurses gave them the diagnosis — H.I.V.
-positive — then said there was no treatment. I saw no anger in their expression. No protest. If anything, just a sort of acquiescence. The anger came from the nurses, who knew there really was a treatment — just not for poor people in poor countries. This was less than a decade ago. The wanton loss of so many lives in Africa offended the very idea of America: the idea that everyone is created equal and that your destiny is your own to make. Yet today, here we are, talking seriously about the “end” of this global epidemic. How did we get here? The United States performed the greatest act of heroism since it jumped into World War II. Also: a conservative president, George W. And then there were the everyday, every-stripe Americans. Thanks to them, America led. led. This was smart power. Activists are a funny lot. The moonshot, I know, is a tired metaphor; I’ve exhausted it myself. Welcome.
U2 Home Page: @U2 - U2 News, U2 Lyrics, U2 Photos and more! U2. ‘From the Sky Down’: U2, looking back on a funk. As the 1980s drew to a close, the members of U2 had that special problem of being too successful and too full of themselves.
Their steady build toward superstardom came to fruition with “The Joshua Tree,” sending them on a global stadium tour, part of which was chronicled in a tediously important, black-and-white documentary called “Rattle and Hum,” in which their earnest enthusiasm for rootsy blues and rock verged on the embarrassingly pedantic. Alert to their own press, the band began to hear some earsplitting feedback. A new album was due, and it would come only after a painful gestation at studios in Berlin and Ireland, in which U2 spent a year breaking itself down and remaking its sound and image.
Davis Guggenheim’s intriguing rockumentary about this, airing Saturday night on Showtime, is called “From the Sky Down,” and it gets the members of U2 (Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) to take a frank look back at this phase of artistic crucible. From the Sky Down.