I have a new category: Stupid Things Other People Say. STOPS. This is my inaugural entry.
Filing out of the Sinead O'Connor concert the other night, I was behind two men who were obviously attending the show together. Man #1 in the dreadful tweed jacket said, "Yeah, she was fine. Ben Harper kicked her ass, though.
Kicked her ass. Ben Harper kicked Sinead O'Connor's ass. First of all, this is ridiculous from a musical standpoint, because apples and oranges would be the cliched comparison here.
But beyond that? Sinead O'Connor and Ben Harper in physical combat? Right. She could stand there, all 5 foot nothing, singing her new beautiful songs from scripture, and maybe looking at Ben a little funny. And he could be, just, really high. And maybe mumbling something threatening to her like "If you don't like my fi-yah, then don't come a-round. Cause I'm GONNA BURN ONE DOWN!"
I don't even think she rips pictures of religious figureheads up on stage anymore, given as she is to singing songs that are comprised either partially or entirely of scripture (lovely! Check it out!.) And as stated, he's very chill. So if folks are waiting around for the ass-kicking to commence...I'd say get a new hobby.
She kicked my ass, musically. She really did. I don't know about Ben's, though. If that happens I really hope it pops up on YouTube.