"It was my twelfth birthday, and I was walking home
31, 2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] Sinéad
is among the people who gave their thoughts on what John Lennon meant to
them in the November 9 issue of Rolling Stone, Al Gore on the cover.
Here's what she said (pg 76):
from school. I guess I would have been young enough to
not see death as being entirely disastrous. The nature
of my own personality is that I don't see death as a
disastrous thing. It's just a door that opens, and
somebody goes somewhere else.
Lennon had a sense of everybody's right to stir shit.
He was very brave and vulnerable, and saw that it was
brave to show one's vulnerability.
He would probably love the rap movement. In a lot of
ways, rap is where his voice can still be heard.
People underestimate the subliminal impact of not just
his music but the things he was doing publicly, like
the shit-stirring. All of that had a huge influence on
rap, and on little, bold, big-mouthed Irish singers.
You almost forget how sexy he was. Plus, he [was]
wonderful and gorgeous and sexy."
29, 2000 - Handed by Christian] Read
the latest Sinéad interview, published by UKís Sunday Times
29, 2000 - Handed by Brian] About
6 months ago, Sinéad was seen being filmed running up the O'Connell
Street, in Dublin at 8 in the morning. She was barefoot and it was freezing
cold. Itís highly probable that this shot was later on used for the video,
29, 2000 - Handed by Helen] Sinéad
appeared on Exclusive on Channel 5 today.
28, 2000 - Handed by Matthew] Sinéad
appeared on the National Lottery Show on BBC1. She was wearing a
no-sleeve top with grey trousers and a pair of sneakers. She gave an interview,
during which she said hi to Jake, jokingly adding that he would kill her
if she didnít do so! Then she sang Jealous, accompanied by Dave
Stewart on the guitar and John Reynolds on drums.
27, 2000 - Handed by Rebelsong] Sinéad
is currently at #6 in MTV Italiaís
web charts. Go vote for Jealous here
by choosing the "vota i video che preferisci" link.
23, 2000 - Handed by Morgan] In
the November issue of Glamour mag, there's a picture of Sinéad
in her priest uniform. The article isnít particularly about her, but about
why women can't hold high church positions.
22, 2000 - Handed by James] Ireland
On Sunday reveals that Sinéadís son got mugged twice in London,
while cycling with his friends. Sinéad said of the incident that
London has become a very dangerous place to live in. She also said that
in Ireland children are much more compassionate.
From the Dublin pubs to international stardom
22, 2000] VH1
premiered Behind The Music with Sinéad OíConnor, a documentary on
Sinéadís life and music. Hereís the official press release from
To motherhood... and back!
An Irish protest singer who once ruled the world's pop charts, Sinead O'Connor
eventually foiled her own success
by sparking up global controversy in the early 1990's with an infamous
Saturday Night Live performance. From
her teenage days in Dublin in the 1980s playing with local acts In Tua
Nua and Ton Ton Macoute, through her
ascent to international superstardom at the age of 23 with the Prince cover,
Nothing Compares 2 U, Behind The
Music unfolds the winding tale of Sinéad's career. In an incredibly
forthright interview, Sinéad speaks of her
turbulent history, the child abuse she suffered at the hands of her troubled
mother, and the solace she
discovered in music. Sinéad takes us through the media calamities
she encountered throughout her career
and discusses the controversies that seem to follow her wherever she goes.
The show will re-air throughout the next two months, check below for dates.
SUN 10/22 at 11am ET
SUN 10/22 at 9pm ET
SUN 10/22 at 11pm ET
FRI 10/27 at 9pm ET
SAT 10/28 at 12pm ET
SUN 11/5 at 4pm ET
TUE 11/7 at 1:30pm ET
WED 11/8 at 1:30am ET
22, 2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] A
Maddona fan site reveals when asked who has an amazing voice in the industry,
she said "Sinéad OíConnor" in a 1998 press conference for Ray
Of Light in Stockholm. Coincidentally, Sinéadís This Is To
Mother You was used for an episode of the MTV programme, Biorhythm,
which tells the story of Madonna.
Interviewer: People get less tolerant.
22, 2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] Hereís
what Tori Amos said of Sinéadís Pope
incident, in an interview dated May 21, 1994, for the Dutch magazine Oor:
Tori: It just stays the same. Nothing has changed. We have dips
and hills of openness,
but look how fast that can change. The same people who were so openminded
sixties were booing Sinead O'Connor at the Dylan concert. I'm sorry she
had to go through
that, because it was very painful. But it was so significant for the time
we live in. You may
protest in a way everyone thinks acceptable, but if you do it differently...
22, 2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] According
to fact42.com, thereís a remix
version of Jealous done by Sheldon Steiger. Speaking to Universal
Mother, Steiger confirmed that he has been involved in the project
togther with Michael Beinhorn. The remix was done for a film soundtrack,
but unfortunately there are no plans of a release.
20, 2000 - Handed by Sean] Sinéad
appeared on RTEís The Late Late Show again. During the interview,
she said that she now lives in the Liberties part of Dublin, which is where
she spent her childhood and is a rough lower class area.
20, 2000 - Handed by Silke] A
special Sinéad documentary was aired on the French TV channel Arte.
There was a little interview and lots of clips from her videos and incidents
like the Bob Dylan tribute concert and the Pope incident. But the most
interesting part of the documentary was when they showed Sinéad
walking in a street, then just for a second, she pulled her pants down
and showed her ass to the camera! They also showed the URL, www.sinead-oconnor.com!
18, 2000 - Handed by Christian] Sinéad
has donated the proceeds from the selling of her Atlanta home to a drug
addict clinic based in Limerick, Ireland. She has handed pounds 1 million
to the The Aljeff Treatment Centre, which aims to deal with drug and alcohol
addicts, along with suicidal youths. Read
the article from The Mirror for more info.
Behind The Music
18, 2000 - Handed by Ben] VH1ís
Behind The Music with Sinéad will show on October 22 for the first
time. Hereís a description from tvguide.com:
This look at Sinead O'Connor features interviews in which the Irish singer
discusses the abuse
she suffered during her childhood, her ambivalence about stardom and the
struggle to reconcile
her love of God with her problems with the Catholic Church.
17, 2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] Sinéad
is featured in the special music issue of Vanity Fair, November, which
is out already.
12, 2000 - Handed by Mandy] Watch
Sinéad's new video Jealous at instavid.com!
Directed by Mike Limpscombe --he of No Man's Woman-- has done wonders again,
with an achingly beautiful video which stands out to be one of Sinéad's
6, 2000] Caution
advised! Here's the
cover art for Sinéad's new single, the unfortunate Jealous.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this disastrous design!
4, 2000 - Handed by Doria] According
to the Heat magazine, Sinéad is still dating with Dermott
Hayes. A picture published on the mag can be seen here.
Nothing compares 2 a fucked-up kid?
3, 2000 - Handed by Jake] Amy
Reiter's Salon column today had the following article:
Don't go calling Sinéad O'Connor an overprotective mom. The
singer/Tridentine priest says she's A-OK with the concept of her 12-year-old
son, Jake, smoking pot on a regular basis.
"I say to my son I don't mind if he smokes a few spliffs but I'd rather
didn't do it until he's finished college," O'Connor told the U.K. Sun.
does f*** with your mind when you start."
But O'Connor, who says she tokes up every day, says persistence pays off.
used to worry about the effect on my brain," she says, "but I just smoked
And see how clear-headed she ended up?
It's worth pointing out that the original and undistorted quotes appear
on the new issue of Q magazine,
U2 on the cover.
Sinéad is the guest of Q's
famaous Cash For Questions section where she answers questions sent in
3, 2000 - Handed by PK] Sinéad's
Is To Mother You will be included on the charity album for Tibetan
refugees, entitled Mantra Mix, which will be released on October
24 through the Narada World label in the US. Proceeds from the record will
go towards the Foundation For The Preservation Of The Mahayana Tradition
(FPMT) - an organisation committed to helping Tibetan refugees throughout
the world. The press release for the album states that the album contains
appropriate "for inclusion on an album to honour the Dalai Lama." Other
names taking part in the project include Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, REM,
Massive Attack, Suede and Madonna.
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