The artist formerly known as Sinead O’Connor has said she “never wants to spend time with white people again”.
Last month, the Irish popstar announced that she had changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt and converted to Islam.
In a string of messages posted to Twitter, the 51-year-old – who shot to fame in 1990 for her version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” – called all those who are not Muslims “disgusting” and criticised Christian and Jewish theologians.
Yeah, it's clear that she's mentally ill, and been mentally ill for a long time, and unfortunately, mentally ill celebrities rarely get appropriate treatment because they can afford to pay people to cater to their derangements.
But it's more than a little ironic that the woman who once tore up a picture of the Pope because Catholicism is so patriarchal is now calling herself a Muslim. But can't distinguish between "white person" and "non-Muslim."
After listening to a portion of both of those music videos posted, one word comes to mind that describes both of those. That word is "crappy". Now where's my Janis Joplin 8 track?
How can you possibly listen to even part of the Sinead track and not feel the Janis influence oozing through her performance? Power, emotion, sass, it's all there, although considerably more slickly packaged and not as raw. It's apparent Sinead understands her genre.
And that's the word that comes to mind for me: "slick." Both videos are technically proficient, attractive products with catchy tags. I think both are fine examples of their sub-genres. They're more "packaged" than I really prefer, but over-packaging artists seems to be the big thing today. OTOH, I think adding Jamie Foxx in there was a stroke of genius.
Is that what you meant by "same kind of music?"
I think I could easily find far more "crappy" performances of either genre.
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