Bono and I have had a falling out

It’s been coming for a while, actually. First because of his erratic driving. Then it was the constant calls for free stuff from Bono and the rest of U2, especially at Christmastime. But the straw that broke the camel’s back is this Palm deal, which I wrote about yesterday. (See here.) Bono’s investment firm, Elevation Partners, are the ones trying to revive Palm. And Palm is now poaching away my engineers. I tried talking to Bono about this. Actually I just shouted at him for a while and swore a lot and threatened to sue him. No luck. He just laughed. Anyway, whatever. We were friends for a while after we did that U2 special edition iPod. But truth be told, he screwed us on that deal too. At the end of the day I’m not even angry, just sad. Bono is really pissing off a lot of people in the Valley. Word is that McNamee is thinking about tossing Bono out of Moonalice because no matter what song they’re playing Bono turns his guitar up louder than everyone else and tries to sing lead, even when he’s supposed to be singing backup. Apparently he and McNamee almost threw down during the last rehearsal. Bad vibes. Bono, look into your soul. Remember who your friends are. I wish you the best. Just like I wish the best for that general counsel that we just tossed out of Apple. Really. I mean it. Namaste. (Photo: Philip Apage, Rolling Stone.)