Friday, October 4, 2013

Sinead O'Connor

[From the Book of Faces, Oct. 3:
James Houlahan I'm about to write an open letter to Pope Francis about Amanda Palmer's open letter in response to Sinead O'Connor's open letter to Miley Cyrus.]

Speaking of Sinead O'Connor: in all the years that I watched Saturday Night Live, there were only two musical acts that received what I felt was an authentic response. The first was George Thorogood, after his "Bad to the Bone"; he ripped it up, and the crowd justifiably went wild. The second was O'Connor after she ripped up a picture of the Pope. In that case, the crowd was dead silent--as opposed to the usual automatic (and thus unearned and meaningless) applause.

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