Thursday, April 26, 2007

Cranberries juiced

Apparently, the "sheltered upbringing" Dolores O'Riordan had made it difficult for her to cope with being in The Cranberries:

"I used to say, 'That's the entertainer, but I'm not that person'. That's how I used to try and deal with it, which isn't very healthy really.

"I often see young people doing that, referring to themselves in the third person."

Young people talking about themselves in the third person? "George is getting upset", for example?
At the time you think that's okay. But later on you go, 'That's crazy.'"

The trouble is, of course, if you've created a version of yourself who is outside of yourself, convincing them that they're crazy is going to be an existential nightmare. No wonder the Cranberries albums got so terrible so quickly, if Dolores had been too busy trying to convince herself that she was simultaneously crazy and sane while they were being recorded.
But if you grow up in the green fields, and you rarely go into the city, you're so overprotected that when you do go to LA it's almost a bigger slap in the head."

And, of course, you have absolutely no choice but to go to LA. None whatsoever.

Maybe someone should write a book or something that warns people that LA is a nasty place, do you think?

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