We’d announce our top ten reasons why we love U2 front-man Bono, but as he recently declared in his OP-ED column in the New York Times we have been a little “over-indulgent” with top ten lists in 2009. But, considering this didn’t stop Bono from proceeding into his own list of top ten “ideas” for the next ten years, we feel no shame sharing at least one from our Bono-loving list. Reason number one why we love Bono: the man is quite the dreamer.
This weekend Bono wrote an endearing opinion piece for the New York Times detailing his top ten ideas and hopes for the next ten years. One of Bono’s ten proclamations was that the illegal downloading of music is “out of control” and America should put forth a “noble effort” to stop it. “A decade’s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators — in this case, the young, fledgling songwriters who can’t live off ticket and T-shirt sales like the least sympathetic among us,” writes the Irish rocker.
Bono suggests the states should impose a solution similar to China’s so Feds can track content and then punish the music thieves (most likely high schoolers)—all this in order to protect the talents of future songbirds. We don’t want to speak for the rest of America, Bono, but we’re going to guess that solution might not fly so well here in the states.