In comment to an earlier post, Monsieur Not-so-fresh Undead Guy asked: Sinead O'Connor. Yea or nay? My reply was, I dig Sinead- she's had some rough spots in her career, but I can't help digging her. Whereupon, he clarified his query: Actually, I was asking whether I should bother getting tix for the Milwaukee show. Of course, this question requires a more in-depth answer or, if you are a comedienne, a flip one: I thought it was a more existential question like "if sinead o'connor rips up a picture of the Pope in the woods...can I watch?"
Not being a comedienne, this post will be my answer to the question. The obvious issue here is one of cost- is it economically feasible to purchase tickets? If so, the answer is "Hell, yeah!" I dig Sinéad... along with Michael Jordan and Patrick Stewart, she helped to popularize the bald-headed look that I now sport, and her best-known hit can easily be adapted into a perfect theme song for a big, bad, bald bastard:
I've got no hair,
I've got no hair.
Additionally, she still has a knack for pissing off right-wingers. As an added bonus, maybe she will officiate at a Mass during the concert. Hopefully, she'll be administering the Eucharist in both species, if you know what I mean, and I think that you do.
I'd be remiss if I didn't post a video for my all-time favorite number by Sinéad, her debut single, recorded with an obscure guitarist named David Evans:
I hadn't heard Sinéad's version of John Gibbs' Irish Ways and Irish Laws before now, but it gives me goosebumps (I still think the version by Friend of the Bastard Mary Courtney is the best I've heard, though):
As an added bonus, here's her version of the rebel song Óró, sé do bheatha 'bhaile, which invokes the name of pirate and feminist pioneer Granuaile as a symbol of national liberation:
So, should ZRM go to Sinéad's concert in Milwaukee? Should Scott Walker be run out of Wisconsin? Of course, I always figured ZRM to be more of a Dolores O'Riordan type of guy.
N.B.: by which I mean Nota Bene: Post title is not to be confused with Shenehneh!
POSTSCRIPT: I imagine Sinéad would have a few choice words to say about Governor Turdwaffle...