Friday, May 28, 2021

My Weekend Crush

Sinead O’Connor exists among the most vindicated people in pop culture history. Reading the fascinating New York Times profile of Sinead from earlier this month I was reminded of why I have always loved her as an artist. She is unabashedly herself. And she knows what she wants, even if what she wants has changed through the years. May we all change and grow and embrace those changes and take no shit and live how we want to fucking live. Like, yeah, buy uncomfortable chairs if you don’t want guests to stay long. And, yeah, the Catholic Church has truly been a real enemy over the centuries and no one should be afraid to say that. And, yeah, Sinead O’Connor still has one of the most complexly beautiful voices and refreshingly righteous attitudes in all of music. And, yeah, I hope through everything she is happy. At least, if nothing else, she remains unapologetically herself. (Like, peep her posts in the profile comments section, which are just so wonderfully human.) Nothing compares to her, always and forever. Happy weekend, all.

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Erin O'Riordan said...

Love her. Her cover of Nirvana's "All Apologies" graces my favorite playlist.

AK said...

Thx Dorothy, NYT article was good link & interesting. She's a brave soul.

Anne said...

I first heard her on a trip to Ireland in 1987 and was immediately hooked...bought her album Lion & the Cobra and brought it home. She played a concert in Boston in 1988 and I was there...mind blowing performance! Never understood the criticism of the SNL moment. Very glad she’s not dealing with the demons as much...but through it all, that voice...thank you for reminding us!

Karen said...

I've always believed she is a closeted lesbian.

Anonymous said...

^^

Sinead couldn’t keep a mothball in the closet. Do not insult the openly vulnerable brave woman by suggesting she’s living her life as a lie.