Monthly Archives: November 2011
…unfortunately the man that Dolores was begging to stay with Her has passed away…Her beloved father is gone..
it’s actually the first time that i’m sheding a tear this way for someone that i dont know at all. Somehow i deeply love her family and i appreciated her parents always.I’m sure she owes alot of who she is to them and i love the way she is still connected with them.I couldn’t admire her more.
It was May 2007 when she released her first solo record (Are You Listening) that we heard about her father’s Mr Terence Patrick O’Riordanillness…But then she was happy that he was getting through it…
It was June 2011 when we travelled in London to see the Cranberries live in Feis festival, when before the adored classic Ode to my family, Dolores dedicated to her father this song, saying “for my father,he s not doing so good” and this video is on the bottom for you to watch.. and my heart broke…i just knew she wasn’t in her best mood although the performance was brilliant. One month later we cancelled our trip to Estonia to see them again live.It was cancelled due to his illness.It was already serious i guess.
I gave a letter to Her when i met her in Warsaw, i wished for him to recover soon…But our prayers and all the love and blessings and thoughts could never help. Few months later and while we re waiting for a new record (Roses Feb/2012) we read the sad news…”and i hope he s gone to a better place” Dolores!
We will all pass through this pain, i am only glad that you are there gathered with all the family members,,,im sure this made him feel better. Rest in peace Terence…from far far away…and from the botton of my heart!
Thanks for giving to Dolores such a great childhood,memories and all the beautiful things she could get from a beautiful surrounding. i guess it will always be YOU for Her…
Here’s the songs Dolores wrote for her father…
Stay With me @2007
It’s You @2009
and here’s the classic “Ode to My Family” live in Feis Festival,London [18/06/2011] dedicated to her father!
I could use both mixed titles to describe today’s post.
it’s about two of the best Cranberries songs. “daffodil lament” and “electric blue”
i remember when i first listened to “electric blue” in “to the faithful departed” album (1996)
i was so amazed by the fact that the intro in this song was the same as the outro of “daffodil lament” a masterpiece from the previous album “no need to argue” (1994)
i was trying to synchronise the intro with the outro using a cassette tape and a vinyl LP.
i tried hours to do this.i still dont know why…
haha, ok i was still a child..
..apparently of that i was very affected by both of the songs.
i totally believe that Daffodil Lament is just the best song ever written but i know you probably dont like exagerates so i stop.
i stopped trying to listen the songs at the same time and i thought about it more..why do they choose to “connect” the two songs this way? COULD BE accidentaly..yes, this is very likely but i like my version more.
i feel that the second song was the 2nd part of the story.
Daffodil is about a broken relation ship from the very start with all the fear, disappointment,hasitation and courage someone must have to break up and then to move on and stand alone…try start over and see positive things again…while Electric is like surviving all the previous and finding a new love…a God sent “guardian angel” that change your life and somoene you can count on and so on…there is the comfort finally along with some agony to keep it this way…
i am very glad things turned this way for Dolores. in both sorrow and joy she can create some beautiful and epic songs like those two. thanks Dolores and lads…i would even Thank Don Burton for inspiring her to write electric blue along with so many great lovesongs she wrote because of him..but i would never thank the a$$hole who made her suffer when she wrote the sad songs of their debut and the following ones… im sure he knows now that he couldnt be more stupid…and she can turn “shit” into “gold” as she did with the first albums when many songs were inpired by this bad relation ship.
anyway..here’s the lyrics and the songs to listen one after the other…find the connection…and if you dont its ok..it’s a nice listening isnt it?
yeah, this could be women’s anthem all around the world…why not?! its just two lines and yet Dolores voice and the band’s playing makes it one of the most beautiful and strong songs. It wasn’t a single but it was loved alot by the crowd..fans and non fans…women and not only.
this is just to express how much i admire the reason she wrote it about, take a look…
Pretty (Dolores’ interpretation)
Sometimes it takes you a long time to realize that you have a lot of beauty in yourself.
And I think at that stage I realized that I had beauty in myself, even though I wasn’t like a supermodel or anything like that
but I think that every woman has beauty in herself, and sometimes they have problems seeing it in themselves.
I think it was kinda written at that stage when I saw it in myself, and I saw it in other women that didn’t see it in themselves.
And it was kind of a song that states that every woman is pretty for what she has and what she is.”
You’re so pretty The way you are
And you have no reason To be so insolent to me
you got to say it if you want to But you won’t change me”
..and how can ever melt?
i always knew a few things about James Bulger. The little two year baby that was murdered by two ten year old “kids”.Always made me sad…the reason that i got informed about it back in the middle 90’s was a very beautiful and deeply sad song by The Cranberries, its called “the icicle melts” . I found it amazing that Dolores was really feeling sad and really sounded like crying as a mother to a mother although she wasn’t yet herself. Never stopped listening this song and this record (No Need To Argue) in general as its my favorite album. Today, being grown up enough i was listening to the song again and decided to look about the story again. OMG! totally shocked of the details. My heart is crying more than what it did back then. Seeing it from a woman’s side now it makes me burst with hatred for the murderers. It was more than a kid’s death. It was a tortune and what makes me more sick is that those two “kids” were kept well and safe until they grew up. I know i’m the last one to judge but the last thing they deserved to have was an easy life. I sometimes wonder if there is a hell…hell as we fictionary know it…with flames and all that crazy painful shit. In cases like that this kind of hell should exist. I’m really really sad for this mother….i wish i could tell her something to ease her pain..i know its been 18 years since then but im sure she still feels the same pain…oy yeah…cause nine months is too long.
Have you ever felt helpless knowing that someone you love feels a big pain…?Big pain such as losing some of their closest people. Death! Cold cold emotion… and then you don’t know what to say and what to do to give some comfort?
This is what Dolores probably felt when she wrote “Angel Fire”..She wrote it as a gift to one of her sister’s in law,when the last one lost someone she loved. I again can affiliate with her lyrics and everyone can build a different story around it while hearing them.Thats the magic of music and that’s mostly the magic of Dol’s writing.
For all those who sometimes feel like they need an angel fire to take them higher…Whatever that means to you….dont forget to be careful,not to lose control,not to lose your soul when flying high…cause Dolores will come back in 2012 to ask you and make you wonder “where is your fire and soul?” but that’s another beautiful track..for another blog post.
Here I am posting the very first video of this song. I remember it was just before Christmas 2006 when they recorded it…my family was gathered around the house and I left them to check the cranberries daily news…I played the video and I cried within the first few seconds. It was such a long time that I haven’t seen her… long hair..such gorgeous appearance, full of positive energy and passion ..i will never forget it…such a strong emotion. Steve DeMarchi was there as always, he had long hair also.They both did great work there. That was a big and long awaited return..i post this for me but you can watch it if you like and share my joy 🙂
“Angel Fire” by Dolores O’Riordan
(@Are You Listening,2007)
/i know that everybody else is doing it, so why can’t i? i ve been thinking of starting a blog about my fav band “the cranberries” and my eternal idol Dolores O’Riordan but i was always so lazy. First because my english suck and i can’t always express exactly my feelings..nevetheless im very proud for knowing the english i know because i never went to a damn private lesson to learn the language. I learnt alone while trying to translate every song this band wrote and every word they said in every single interview. So..im not saying im the most clever person on earth for learning what i know alone but thats the way it is. I just say how the things went.
Second of all i didn’t try to start a blog earlier because eventhough i have many stories and material to share , i ve always been visiting other great blogs/sites/forums and i thought its too much effort to be one of them. Plus im crap when it comes to transfer/convert/upload stuff which i m willing to do on time..
Today i read on a blog a totally nonsense text and i thought that even if it was nonsense it stole 5 minutes of my life and of my working time. Why not spending them to write my own thoughts? ..and i have so many! tehe
My thoughts will linger to the band and whatever comes around them but not only.I decided today not to worry about the subject, im not a pro im just another ordinary psycho fan with “normal” life. Have a nice day and smell your coffee!