Wed, 3 January 2007
What happens when Bono meets old Australian rocker Normie Rowe who is impressed with Bono's investment in a computer war-game and wants a piece of the action. An acoustic version of the 'Bono Song' by American country blues singer, Daddy Cool follows. 5minutes,
Bono's company, Elevation Partners, has contributed
300 million dollars to develop this game which is a simulated invasion
of Venezuela with a high level of ultra-violence. Pandemic is also
funded by the Pentagon to develop computer simulated training exercises
for the US military.
A small file, but hopefully a resonant one. A challenge to superstar Bono and the foundations of his Rock Empire. What side is he on?