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Thread started 05/16/20 7:38am

bigtimefan

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Prince and Bono

Bono wrote 60 letters to or about those that inspired him for his 60th birthday. Here's the one he wrote for/about Prince.

Any idea what he meant about "wish I was close enough to take the nails and hammer out of your hands"? (besides the obvious Cross reference)

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Reply #1 posted 05/16/20 8:22am

kingricefan

What a beautiful thing to start my Saturday off with!!!! biggrin

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/20 9:00am

bsprout

What a sweet and eloquent tribute. Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/20 9:32am

laytonian

"wish I was close enough to take the nails and hammer out of your hands"

I've read that a few times and decided that he wished he could have saved Prince's life.

The interesting thing, to me, is that he calls P a "musical genius" up top and then at the bottom says the opposite.


But it's lovely and generous.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #4 posted 05/16/20 4:25pm

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He's saying he wished he was close enough to have given him an intervention and saved his life.

It's a sentiment nobody should burden them with (the cross to bear), but it's also the kind of thing I appreciate he's voicing. It was a senseless loss.

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Reply #5 posted 05/16/20 4:42pm

PennyPurple

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Bono has my respect. Great letter!

COME BACK RODEO COME BACK!

djThunderfunk said:
Not because of some silly milano on the org. lol
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Reply #6 posted 05/16/20 6:06pm

jdcxc

There was a piece written by a friend of Bono, about the time he took him to an Prince aftershow in Europe. Bono was blown away.

Anyone have a link to that cool article?
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Reply #7 posted 05/16/20 6:25pm

Strive

laytonian said:

"wish I was close enough to take the nails and hammer out of your hands"

I've read that a few times and decided that he wished he could have saved Prince's life.

The interesting thing, to me, is that he calls P a "musical genius" up top and then at the bottom says the opposite.


But it's lovely and generous.


I took it as Bono saying that Prince had an overinflated sense of himself and was determined to make himself a martyr for music.

Free the music, fire Michael Howe
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Reply #8 posted 05/17/20 2:27am

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It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
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Reply #9 posted 05/17/20 3:20am

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... and close he came !

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #10 posted 05/17/20 9:27am

slyjackson

Lovely letter.

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Reply #11 posted 05/17/20 10:19am

damien2383

Man, who gives a funk what Bono’s got to say!? Crusty old Prck, pay your taxes fool
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Reply #12 posted 05/17/20 11:41am

slyjackson

damien2383 said:

Man, who gives a funk what Bono’s got to say!? Crusty old Prck, pay your taxes fool

It seems from this thread that you're the only one who doesn't give a fuck.

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Reply #13 posted 05/17/20 12:33pm

PennyPurple

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There's always gotta be 1 in the bunch.

COME BACK RODEO COME BACK!

djThunderfunk said:
Not because of some silly milano on the org. lol
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Reply #14 posted 05/17/20 12:39pm

Mikado

Oh Bono. lol

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #15 posted 05/17/20 12:41pm

rogifan

Nice.

Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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