Bono’s mission isn’t simply to provide capitalism with a human face. It’s to ruin music in the process.
Alexander Billet is a writer, artist, and cultural critic living in Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in Jacobin, In These Times, Chicago Review, and other outlets. He is an editor at Locust Review and blogs at To Whom It May Concern.
A recent book on musician Fred Ho reveals some starting points for a modern radical avant-garde.
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