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I seem to have recovered from my minor bout of sniffy autumn blues.;) All it took was some nasal spray, medicinal herbal tea, Halls candy, homeopathic pills, hot milk with honey & garlic (grandma's recipe.;) and lots of sleep.:) Also, the sun came out, which definitely helped. It's still chilly outside, but not nearly as bad as it had been (I still sleep in my fleece pajamas, but the space heater is off for the time being). The weather forecast for the next few days looks bright and promising - let's hope it will stay that way through at least part of my vacation... *crosses fingers*

I checked the festival website last night, and guess what? A Dangerous Method has sold out already. I am SO glad I got my ticket in advance!!... *wibbles* It was definitely a wise decision. *nods sagely* ;)

I have tons of stuff I want to talk about, but as usual when that happens, can't make up my mind where to start. I was looking at this Norwegian website at work last week, for some gossip mag or other (our Consumer Magazines Worldwide media guide is coming out in print in a few weeks, so we're trolling the web to verify/update our info) - and what do I see?... An article about Sinead O'Connor. Of course, I can't read Norwegian - but the title said Nothing Compares 2 Anal Sex, and there was a link to Sinead's blog, where she presumably discussed this very topic (among others). You know, gossip mags are sure to pick the most relevant aspects of any celebrity's life and opinions, arent' they? ;D And btw, I wasn't aware Sinead had a blog. I haven't been following her very closely for the past few years, I admit. But then, everyone has a blog these days.:) So I clicked on the link, of course, and got sucked right in. Not because she talks about anal sex (she does, in passing, but it's not nearly as central to the blog as the Norwegian mag would have you believe :P) - but because she talks about anything and everything (music, love, religion, mental illness, suicide etc.) with the same undiluted frankness that had me so captivated when I first heard her sing over twenty years ago. She doesn't mince words and lays all her cards on the table regardless of how anyone might react... and it's hilarious, eye-opening, scary and touching in unexpected ways. I've always been drawn to people who have the courage to be themselves even in the face of appalling mockery and hatred - and there aren't many celebrities who have been as consistently vilified by the media as Sinead O'Connor. Precisely due to being outspoken on a number of "taboo" topics. She talks about that a lot. And about her resulting depression/suicidal tendencies. And then she posts a very humorous personal ad (apparently she got divorced not long ago and is urgently seeking a new man... LOL). Long story short, she just might have accidentally gotten promoted from the role of my favorite singer (a bit outdated title, I admit) to that of my favorite blogger.:) And all because of a silly gossip mag from Norway. Ah, life... *amused headshake*

That's it for tonight, I'm afraid. I'd better shut up before I go off on another tangent and lose track of time.:/ Oh, and btw, in the unlikely case anyone's interested, here's the link: http://www.sineadoconnor.com/.

More fascinating topics later - hopefully before the end of the week.;P

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Date: 2011-10-05 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goddessofchaos.livejournal.com
I had a look at her blog and really like her honesty and openness... it's so rare you get that from anyone in the public eye. It's all about PR and spin these days.

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Date: 2011-10-09 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floatingleaf.livejournal.com
Precisely. She's never let anyone dictate what she should look like/do with her life/talk about/sing etc. It's always come straight from the heart, and that was possibly the biggest reason I loved her so much...
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