Quincy Jones and Bono in Dublin in 2002

Vulture: “Is Hollywood as bad with race as the rest of the country? I know that when you started scoring films, you’d hear producers say things like they didn’t want a “bluesy” score, which was clearly code-speak. Are you still encountering that kind of racism?”

Quincy Jones: “It’s still fucked up. 1964, when I was in Vegas, there were places I wasn’t supposed to go because I was black, but Frank [Sinatra] fixed that for me. It takes individual efforts like that to change things.

It takes white people to say to other white people, ‘Do you really want to live as a racist? Is that really what you believe?’

But every place is different. When I go to Dublin, Bono makes me stay at his castle because Ireland is so racist. Bono’s my brother, man. He named his son after me.”

Vulture: “Is U2 still making good music?”

Quincy Jones: [Shakes head.]

Vulture: Why not?

Harsh but fair?

YOU decide!

In Conversation: Quincy Jones (Vulture)

Pic via Achievement.org

Thanks Carlos Strange

33 thoughts on “Q Anon

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q Hewson.

        I’m sorry I bothered to google that. No wonder people shout at Bono.

  1. b

    if your experience of Dublin is solely in the company of Bono, you’d probably believe people shouting abuse at you is a normal occurence

    1. edalicious

      Man: “Bono is a pox!!”

      Q: “What did he say?”

      Bono: “NOTHING!! He’s just one of those racists I was telling you about.”

  2. newsjustin

    Someone find out if Quincy is on Twitter and whether he’s pro-life. Then we can decide how to treat this particular American.

    1. Cu Cullan

      Anti-choice and pro letting women die in agony of sepsis because some people can’t deal with the facts of life, you mean..?

    2. kellma

      Ah here…. what has this thread got to do with that? You are starting to sound irrational. I don’t agree with your viewpoint on abortion but you tend to manage to articulate it in a reasonably rational manner. I thought maybe you had done it by mistake until I saw you actually referenced Quincy Jones. Again, ah here….

    3. Daisy Chainsaw

      Before Quincy came over, did his da post about how proud he was that Q would be working for the Lie Institute?

  3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Rashida did “Who Do You Think You Are” and came to the Jewish Museum in Dublin to find out about her mother’s family who lived here for a while after they fled pogroms in Lithuania or Latvia or some L country.

    She comes across as very normal compared with Quincy who seems utterly batpoop.

    1. Optimus Grime

      I would say when you shake your head you mean no and to nod your head to indicate agreement. In this Quincy shook his head so he was probably disagreeing.

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