i took a way too hot shower this morning. now i feel like crap. when i was a kid i used to take baths that were way too hot, and i’d get out and lay on the floor for hours because it made me so sick. i’d usually throw up after that. after they turned our hot water back on this last time, they turned it up and now its scalding hot all the time.
i said that stuff below about not knowing if bono is a pot head or not, cuz u2 hasn’t ever been known as a druggie band…but bono writes about heroin alot. and i read an interview where the guy asked bono if he used heroin and he wouldn’t say either way because if he said “yeah i’ve tried heroin” it would make alot of people who couldn’t afford the drug, or afford the consequence start using. i don’t know why he didn’t just say no, because that would lead almost everyone to believe that yeah he’s used heroin. i should go and read his answer again…ANYWAY even if you were to assume u2 used drugs it was Adam who was the addict with all the issues not Bono so…yeah. Bono just drinks alot lol. He’s irish
when are the people who make the new english dictionaries just going to add “alot” to it so that i can use it with good conscience.
i had a whole bunch of u2 dreams last night but i don’t remember much of them at all. i remember something with Adam and a car.
MJ: The ’60s generation celebrated both sex and drugs as liberating. Nowadays there has been a lot of bashing of both as evil. You present a fairly chaste image…
BONO: We don’t.
MJ: In the movie we never even see you take a drink. We never see you doing drugs…
BONO: The idea that we would hide the drink from the camera is idiotic beyond belief. It’s another clichÃ© that redundant minds throw at U2. “You present a chaste image.” Oh god!
MJ: Do you like being intoxicated?
BONO: (Raises a finger) ‘Tis better to be drunk on the spirit; however, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s is sometimes handier.
MJ: Do you ever find intoxicants, including psychedelics, creatively useful?
BONO: I am already on drugs. I am the sort of person who needs to take drugs to make me normal. (laughs) I have experimented. No, I don’t think that it is something that everybody has to do, one, just to be alive, or two, to write great songs.
MJ: I don’t mean “have to.” But do you have a positive attitude towards drugs?
BONO: I’m not going to tell you that I have a positive attitude towards people who are hurting themselves. Drug abuse is a very negative thing.
MJ: Do you believe there is such a thing as drug use as opposed to abuse?
BONO: I do believe there could be.
MJ: In your own life, have you experienced…
BONO: I don’t want to talk about that. I’ll give you just one example of why it would be irresponsible for me to answer your question in a certain way: I’ve written so many songs using heroin as an image, it might be interesting for me to tell you that, say, “I’ve had experiences with the drug heroin.” It might be interesting for me to do it, and to own up to it. If it were misconstrued, somebody who, for whatever reason, respects me, that might lead them to get into it. OK. If I become addicted to heroin, I can afford the trappings. I can afford the Betty Ford clinic. I can afford to have my blood changed. I can afford the trappings of being an addict. But there is some guy who lives in a room in Dublin who can’t. And nobody gives a shit about his addiction! So it is highly irresponsible for rock ‘n’ roll people to perpetuate the myth of drug addiction. One of the things that I get a good feeling that U2 has done is to break open the mythology of rock ‘n’ roll. The mythology that wearing a safety pin in your nose means you’re a rebel. Shaving your head does not mean you’re a rebel.
MJ: You’re saying those trappings have nothing to do with the true rebellious soul of rock ‘n’ roll…
BONO: Yeah, the rebellious soul. The mythology of “live-fast-die-young” sickens me. I just want to throw up on these bastards! That’s because in our city, Dublin City, I’ve seen the place truly ravaged by drug addiction. People seriously fucked up, and people inspired by this idea of “living close to the edge.”
i just want to say that when i first read this article i freaked out because i finally found the origin of one of my most favourite quotes. it was originially printed in this rock n roll quote book i had, and i always liked it….. bono’s “the mythology of “live-fast-die-young” sickens me. I just want to throw up on these bastards!” hahahaha i was like YAY I FINALLY FOUND WHERE THAT CAME FROM! also, that whole “shaving your head does not mean your a rebel”… i always loved that quote too cuz it was in the book i had, but now it’s such a fight club thing “sticking feathers up your ass does not make you a chicken” lol