Sinead O'Connor: C/D?

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She is apparently touring soon!!! Feb 23-24 at Highline Ballroom. And I am totally hooked on "Fire on Babylon" at the moment; I cannot wait to go to this show

Sally Field hysterically shrieking "Gloria fucking SWANSON!!!" (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe you'll marry her for 5 minutes!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe you can sell her some weed!

The Silent Extreme (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

true, then she won't have to resort to crack

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh jeez, Sinead. I hope she's OK and also that her show in NYC in a month isn't cancelled

lost ai weiwei (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's not really funny, I hope she gets help soon!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am always rooting for this woman

gord downer (Ówen P.), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel for her, she seems really ill.

Nicole, Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Great NYT profile/interview here, discussing the above and more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/arts/music/sinead-oconnors-how-about-i-be-me-and-you-be-you.html

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 February 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

this album seems alright, half of one song in

akm, Friday, 24 February 2012 05:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm so ready to want a good Sinead album (the last one I bought was the forgettable one in 2000). "Reason With Me" gives me reason to hope.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Her most underrated record is that "Gospel Oak" EP. I think this is one of the most beautiful songs:

My wife used to sing it to our kids.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is all time, my friends:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

:-/

With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as am very unwell due to bi polar disorder.

As you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised by my doctor not to go on tour but didn't want to 'fail' or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to coincide with album release. So very stupidly I ignored his advice to my great detriment, attempting to be stronger than I actually am.

I apologise sincerely for any difficulties this may cause.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's all sorts of weird timing at work here. She's quiet for a while, semi-retired. Then she suddenly goes public via social media. Then there's the crazy wedding and breakdown and possible suicide attempt (from an artist who has had breakdowns and suicide attempts in the past). Then the new album comes out and gets good reviews. Then she schedules a tour - she was great when I saw her a few years ago - and at least here the venues get pumped up from smaller spaces to bigger clubs. And then she cancels. I can only imagine the pressure she is under to fill coffers or whatever, because even I could have told her taking some time off would be a wise idea.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

She peaked creatively with "Troy" from the first album, y/n?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 February 2013 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

no

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

she peaked with that sound

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

and with the use of Yeatsian rhetoric

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

nah. Troy is grebt and easily makes any POV but IDNWWIHNG is pretty freakin strong start to finish.

inste grammophon (rogermexico.), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Her first album is my favourite but she does too many different things too brilliantly on that album for me to label any one of them her "peak".

Tim F, Monday, 25 February 2013 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

I would definitely agree that she peaked artistically with her first album, which I basically consider to be immaculate. Not sure I would agree with "creatively". All of her subsequent albums have at least one song on it I don't get at all.

This beat is TWEENCHRONIC (DJP), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I love her first album SO much, one of my all time favorite albums no question. But the followup has a lot of great moments in it and I kind of feel like a song like Emperor's New Clothes, for example is the culmination of the sound she explored in Mandinka. There's a lot of things she does on that first album that she explores in new ways on the second. The first works better because of the rawness, but her refinement is interesting and appealing to me also

I really am full of shit though lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

What I meant to say: "Troy" was the height of using her voice in an inchoate manner in deliberately constricted atmospheres. O'Connor is too restless to have peaks. I loved last spring's record.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost no I think that's spot on.

Tim F, Monday, 25 February 2013 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Universal Mother is underrated in my lonely opinion.

Tim F, Monday, 25 February 2013 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

first record: "Let me try a bit of everything." Second album: "Let me try rock-inflected chamber music."

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really dug Faith And Courage -- No Man's Woman has stayed with me for a long time.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think "Fire On Babylon" might be her best track.

ICANN Tina Turner (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 25 February 2013 21:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I listened to "No Man's Woman" and "Jealous" a lot last February; I think my antipathy to Dave Stewart tainted my opinions in 2000.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 February 2013 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

unrelated: I love in Emperor's New Clothes the way she sings 'and how a *praaaaagnancy* can change you' :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 February 2013 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love the lyrics to "Emperor's New Clothes" but I am not particularly into the melody or the arrangement, which is the exact opposite reaction I usually have to music

This beat is TWEENCHRONIC (DJP), Monday, 25 February 2013 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost Tim I'm not sold on best but Steve otm "fire on babylon" is, on certain days, absolutely crushing.

inste grammophon (rogermexico.), Monday, 25 February 2013 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

ugh phone posting. Tim "agreed on underrated and I'm not sold..." etc

inste grammophon (rogermexico.), Monday, 25 February 2013 23:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like how in the first verse she sings the high notes w falsetto but then after that she just fucking waaaaails

ICANN Tina Turner (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 25 February 2013 23:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

The song sounds so fucking huge and explosive and the dubby reggae vibe is perfect. Also, in the live versions on YouTube the harmonies during the chorus are p killer

ICANN Tina Turner (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 25 February 2013 23:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Those unexpected drum fills over the "Emperor" outro -- after a steady chug-chug -- still make me swoon after all these years.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah it's killer

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of chug, her electric rhythm strums all over "Jump in the River."

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

xps Oh yeah that too, it's like a minute long!! What an awesome outro!! It reminds me of "Pervesion" by Stereolab.

Have any of y'all heard the "Main Mix" that Hank Shocklee/The Bomb Squad did? It rivals the orig.

ICANN Tina Turner (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost stevie otm x2 fire, brimstone, both barrels, etc. for righteous fury, i kinda pair it with "a prayer for england"

alfred otm x2 as well on possibly my two fave trax from that record tho in fairness it's easy to forget due to overplay just how astonishing "nothing compares 2 u" really was when you heard it for the first time.

this revive has made me happy today

inste grammophon (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

IT'S ALL BEEN A GORGEOUS MISTAKE

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

nothing compares still makes me teary - every time I hear it it's like the first time for me, her voice is just so beautiful it kills me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

p.s. here is a link to that v hard to track down Bomb Squad remix of "Emperor's New Clothes"

ICANN Tina Turner (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

ferreira rocher (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 15 March 2013 06:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

ferreira rocher (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 15 March 2013 07:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's an old article on <a href="http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2002/10/argentina1/";>Freaky Trigger</a> where Tom reviews a bunch of covers of Don't Cry For Me Argentina and nails why hers is the best.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 15 March 2013 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink


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