Tuesday, August 24, 2010

on sinéad o'connor/universal links

The mystique and diversity of artist, songwriter and activist Sinéad O'Connor has garnered her fans since her debut album, The Lion and The Cobra dropped in the late 80's. In the early 90's, there was the beautiful single Nothing Compares To You and then there was This Infamous SNL Performance.
From the start, her music has explored global themes such as pain, war, love, religion, spirituality, addiction & poverty. In a 1997 article, she was quoted: "I'm not a Buddhist. As I say, if anything, I'm a Rasta. I study many religions. I've always been religious and into religions," she said. "But I hate the term 'ism' being attached to anything."
In former years, she'd been very public about her dis-ease, diagnosed as bi-polar disorder. In 2003, she announced her retirement from 'pop music'. She retreated from the media and spent some time in Jamaica. She re-emerged in late 2005 after recovering from a bout with fibromyalgia with the all reggae covers album Throw Down Your Arms. It was released on October fourth, forty-two years after the speech of Haile Selassie to the United Nations, on the day of the annual solar eclipse. She credited and exalts Jah and the Rasta community for her healing from bi-polar disorder and fibromyalgia; donating a percentage of the proceeds from the release to the elders of the community. My favorite song from the album is her version of Peter Tosh's Downpressor Man. She goes in... .

the album titles' really, really good inspiration

interesting cover art

While searching for the SNL pic, I stumbled across this blog that links Bob Marley & Sinéad astrally. I'm not familiar with the science but, perhaps you are.

1 comment:

Kita said...

beautiful post