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Old 06-15-2002, 01:12 AM   #16
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I'd also like to say that I like how U2 handled her little spat against them.
She was accusing them of monopolizing the music industry with Mother Records or something. She mas mishuided and I think they were very understanding.

I like how Bono never gets angry when people come up aginst him. A sign of a great man!

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Old 06-15-2002, 02:32 PM   #17
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Sinead O'Connor: I was 10 when 'Nothing Compares 2 U" was released. I was about 11 or 12 when she ripped up the picture of the Pope. What I'm saying is that I didn't know much about her at her height of fame and controversy. In hindsight it's easy for us to say, "Oh, she had some good points", but does it matter. I'd wager to say that anyone old enough to form an opinion during her heyday (1990-1994) joined in an almost unanimous hatred of this woman. It's sad, but true. I suppose the best thing we can do from this collective revealition concerning O'Connor true intent is LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES. The next time someone does something controversial don't join the bandwagon and bash what SEEMS to be the truth.

But getting back to Sinead's music. My personal favorite is that song she did for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" soundtrack. I think it's called "Cain's Love Song" or "Death of Cain" or something along those lines. It was written by the director of the film, Anthony Minghella, but Sinead's voice sounds beautiful.

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I don't have time to read and reply to your posts about Sinead.
she does bug some people.
I have only ever judged her on her music and how it makes me feel.

I am glad you can hear it now basstrap. Welcome
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Old 06-16-2002, 01:03 PM   #19
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i really like sinead. her voice is so beautiful, it has this texture that is so amazing!

as far as her personality, well, i try not to think of it as i'm enjoying her music. she's done some things i wouldn't, but who could you NOT say that about?

her ripping up the pic of the pope took serious guts. and think about it, there was so much that was stirred up (not in an eminem way, in a good way) that really got people talking about serious things. so that's cool.
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I sat in front of my TV and applauded when she tore the Pope's picture up because that's where I was coming from with the Christian religion at that time. I remember calling my friend Steve right after that excitedly, "Did you just see...?!" She was young and perhaps it wasn't the best way to communicate her feelings, but she's an artist and artists do radical things to make their points sometimes. She was a bit ahead of her time.

I've always admired her. I saw first saw her at The World, a tiny club in NYC's East Village. I remember taking a cab downtown around 11pm because the show started at midnight (those were the days). She wore a fluffy pink tu tu with combat boots. She was raw, fierce, passionate, I could see her tonsils when she belted out those notes and I adored her. Then I nearly got trampled to death trying to get out of the club after the of those scary scary situations where my feet weren't always touching the floor as I was moved along by the crowd.

Saw her again years later at the Beacon...all grown up and looking chic. I still like her.

/trip down memory lane
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Old 06-16-2002, 11:13 PM   #21
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Compare and contrast, if you well, Bono's methods of communicating the importance Third World debt relief and remedying the African AIDS crisis to The Pope. Personally, I think Bono has been more effective in the shortest amount of time (a couple of years). The Church is now facing more clerical-sexual abuse cases/allegations than ever before, while we are now truly gettin somewhere with Third World debt relief and addressing the African AIDS crisis. But that is just my ignorant opinion. Don't mean to bug ya.

Now if Bono had been an abused child would he be able to trust the Pope as he did. Bono didnt hate the Pope or the Catholic Relgion because they werent helping in third world debt he only wanted their support. Sinnaed hated the Pope, not personally, but for who he stood for. She was trying to get the message across. I think she did that i just think people over reacted. I love her voice and we need people in this world with the balls enough to do things like she does.
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:47 PM   #22
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Re: Sinead O'Conner

Originally posted by Basstrap
I can now understand why she didn't want to have the US anthem played before her show.
She thought that any song that said "bombs bursting in air" is an anti-christian song.
She probably misread it, but you have to understand where she comes from. Abusive mom, violent country at times. to say bombs bursting is nothing to be taken lightly. But even old blue eyes threatened to "kick her ass" after that ordeal.
I was at this show. Oddly, no one at the venue realized that this was (Or wasn't) going on. It wasn't until the next day when the media jumped on it did we even know.

I wish her career lasted - she has an amazing voice - and her songs are highly emotional.
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Old 06-18-2002, 05:35 PM   #23
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Sinead's carrer hasn't ended. She has just said her children are her priority for the next few years and she won't tour until they are older.
One of the most simple beautiful film clips I have seen(only saw it once) was Sinead's "To Mother you" oh I LOVE that song.
"...sweet bird although you did not see me....I saw you.."

and her duet with Christy Moore........."nobody came.." incredibly sad, but incredibly beautiful
oh and her verison of "Scarlet Ribbons" and 'Success Has Made Ae of My Home." so many..........

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