I honesty didn't know what he was doing with music. I just know that whatever he made sounded very 'cool'. I have no clue what most of his songs are meant to be, but to me there's a kind of sadness that's in them. Not a depressing kind of sadness, but a kind that leaves me questioning.
He has dealt with the media well and he has managed to keep his songs in a place where people don't feel like 'we're bored of hearing that'.
He's probably not the kind of leader most people hoped for. But he worked his way up there and he worked hard for long. Being a president might not have been his intention when he started off as a journalist. What ever his intentions were, he has fought for what he believes in. He has suffered for long and been in jail on numerous occassions. When he fought I wondered whether his sufferings were leading him or others to any place better. His perserverance rewarded him well.
I don't think he's the best president. But I firmly believe that he's an honest and smart man. I believe he's fighting for a common and just cause as he had in the past.
"If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?" - Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, 2002
There was a time I wanted to actually be this person so bad. That was a long time ago. A time when I couldn't even understand what he was singing about. But there was something about his songs that captivated me. Maybe he and his band just looked 'COOL'.
In addition, my brother played a part in influencing me to like this man and his band. My brother of course did not do that intentionally. What ever the reason I've liked this man and his band for as long as I can remember. Coincidentally, the band was formed on the year that I was born in.
It's hard to say 'this is what like about this man'. But he does things that I too would love to do in this world. He does a lot more than singing. He goes around the world and organizes charities. He goes around and shakes hands with politicians and talks to them about peace and aids. A rock star's usual approach towards anything is to be rebellious. This man is different.