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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Old Hat

So it appears that Bono is so attached to his old hat that he is continuing to pursue his former stylist, Lola Cashman, through the courts to get it.

Some people with long memories may recall the Stetson in question. It was on top of the diminutive one's head when he did the Joshua Tree tour, so is presumably more than a little sweaty now.

Ms Cashman maintains that she was given the hat and other items, which she later put up on E-bay for auction. Bono reckons that she was cashing in, and promptly sued. A court last year decided he was right, and she was ordered to return all the property. The current case followed when Lola appealed.

One would wonder why multi-millionaires like U2 would begrudge a few momentos to a former employee. Especially now that they have their business happily ensconced in Holland to avoid paying Irish tax.

I've no doubt this persecution of Lola has nothing whatsoever to do with her book that she published some years ago, detailing exactly what the lads are like behind the scenes. Bono didn't come across too well in it, as I recall.

Nothing to do with that at all. Oh no.


Ev said...

I have a Bobo joke! Got it from popbitch.

Bono is at a U2 concert in Glasgow when he asks
the audience for some quiet. Then in the silence,
he starts to slowly clap his hands.
He says into the microphone...
"Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies."

A voice from near the front pierces the silence...
"Well, stop fucking clapping then."

JC Skinner said...

I am reliably informed that that isn't a joke. It actually happened!

MelloBiafra said...