Sinéad O’Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U

June 26, 2006

Sinead O'ConnorSinéad O’Connor‘s electrifying performance of this great song by Prince, “Nothing Compares 2U” is thrillingly captured in this video. The arrangement as well as the chord choices in this song are Neanderthal — I wish someone would remix it, cutting out everything except her voice, and start over. The sleazy ah-aaahhh-ahh in the background is just wrong. I can’t imagine it was her idea.

It’s really too bad she mucked up her career so badly. Some people should just keep their mouths closed. Just because you get famous does not mean the world REALLY wants to hear what you think — especially if you are a musician or a professional athlete (See my post, “Damage Control for Rufus” a few weeks back.). Bob Dylan got it right: keep a low profile, just keep writing and performing your music, or playing your sport, and shutup. (My philosophy used to be to not talk about religion or life philosophy unless someone asks you. I’m now revising that to just not talk about it at all. It’s so personal, it rarely serves much purpose except to make intra-personal walls even higher.)
Vincent Neville and (what ever happened to?) brings us up to date on Sinéad, or at least up to 2005:

  • In 2003 she announced her departure from the spotlight stating “she no longer wanted to be regarded as a famous person.”
  • In March, 2004 she gave birth to a baby boy in Dublin, Ireland. Her third child.
  • In between 2000 and now also became a priest in a breakaway group of the Catholic church in Ireland. She wore a Roman collar and styled herself Mother Bernadette.
  • Always controversial, she defended the IRA attacked compatriots U2, pissed off Frank Sinatra, declared herself to be a lesbian, and tore up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live.

Over the past five years she has been bisexual, lesbian and now is back to heterosexual. SHe is pregnant with her fourth child. Her next album, “THEOLOGY” is scheduled for release in October 2006 and is supposed to be half with just voice and guitar, and the other half will the the same material but orchestrated. I look forward to hearing it. (I went on to to listen to some of her most recent music and it crashed my computer. I won’t infer anything more than a confused computer.)


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