Thursday, July 27, 2023

Rest in Peace Sinead O'Connor - 8 December 1966 – 26 July 2023

I feel totally gutted by all this.  I pray Sinead O'Connor is finally at peace.  This talented, tormented woman spoke her mind, tore up a photo of a man who covered up evil.  And for this she suffered.  Watching this video finished shattering my heart and made me angry.  This young woman stood on that stage completely alone while the audience booed.  Booed her.  ONE person came out to stand by her side.  Kris Kristofferson.  Out of all the musicians involved on this huge concert honoring Bob Dylan, only one of them made his way on stage to offer support.  😪😪😪


I'm singing this song for my sister Sinead

Concerning the god awful mess that she made

She told them her truth just as hard as she could

Her message profoundly was misunderstood

There's humans entrusted with guarding our gold

And humans in charge of the saving of souls

And humans responded all over the world

Condemning that bald headed brave little girl

And maybe she's crazy and maybe she ain't

But so was Picasso and so were the saints

And she's never been partial to shackles or chains

She's too old for breaking and too young to tame

It's askin' for trouble to stick out your neck

In terms of a target a big silhouette

But some candles flicker and some candles fade

And some burn as true as my sister Sinead

- Kris Kristofferson, "Sister Sinead"

I recommend watching the documentary by Kathryn Ferguson,  Nothing Compares.

This is what the audience missed:

Provided to YouTube by Columbia/Legacy I Believe in You (Afternoon Rehearsal) (Rehearsal Performance at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - October 1992) · Sinéad O'Connor Bob Dylan - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration ℗ 1993 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Released on: 1993-03-03

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