Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Spy Who Boinked Me

Troubled pop diva my girlfriend Amy Winehouse may have a new gig.

Amy Winehouse is working on a theme song for the forthcoming James Bond film with Mark Ronson, the producer has confirmed to the BBC. But Ronson said there are no guarantees the track will be used for Quantum Of Solace as they have not been officially signed up to release the song.

"Hopefully it will get used. We're working on it and we'll see what happens," the producer told BBC 6 Music. "They asked Amy, and I think Amy said that if she did it, she'd want to do it with me. So hopefully something will come of it," he told the station's Music Week's show. "The demo sounds like a James Bond theme, hopefully. But I don't know if it'll get used."

He added: "I'm sure there are loads more really famous people that probably we're competing with and we don't know about. I'm not sure.

"But hopefully I'll still be alive for at least 12 more Bond themes. If we don't get this one maybe we'll get another one."

This is good news, I guess. Don't know if Amy's the martini type, though. And I'm not sure I can picture Daniel Craig with multiple tattoos...

Postscript: Apropos the above, just chanced across the following in the May issue of MOJO, courtesy of Portishead drummer Geoff Barrow: "[Mark] Ronson is to soul music what Shakin' Stevens was to rock 'n' roll."


Billy B said...

Amy's talented. I look forward to hearing her sing the theme.

I always liked the Duran Duran Bond theme.

Gummo said...

I think it's a GREAT idea. Think of a brassy Shirley Bassey Goldfinger-type theme for the 21st century.

Now that I think of it, I could hear Amy covering Goldfinger, that would be ultracool....

Noam Sane said...

She should be in the movie too. As a villain.

I don't think Bond should boink her, though. Wouldn't want to get on the bad side of Blake Incarcerated.