Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Jade Winehouse (1983 – 2011)

What a waste, that's all I'm going to say.

Except that Back to Black, her 2006 breakthrough album, is going to outlive us all.


little field said...

"What a waste, that's all I'm going to say."

"nuff said.

Billy B said...

Very talented young woman.

Very sad.

Billy B said...

Very talented young woman.

Very sad.

DJWildBill said...

Another member of the 27 Forever club. Pity that her relatives will receive more royalties annually than she ever kept. As you stated, what a waste... of talent... of life.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we all saw it coming a mile away, including Amy. I wouldn't be surprised if this is what she wanted.

Twenty-seven years old and too old to want to stay around any longer.



steves said...

Someone posted this at another forum. It's too good not to post here:

joy b. t. said...

steven.... that video is so heartbreaking.... brilliant........
i just loved her.

mister muleboy said...

Twenty-seven years old and too old to want to stay around any longer.

I don't know enough about Ms. Winehouse to comment on her directly, I'll only add that

addiction isn't always, indeed frequently isn't, about escaping life or finding things so miserable or depressing that continuing to live seems pointless. It's frequently about. . . addiction. About someone with a "normal" outlook on life -- but with alcoholism / addiction in the DNA -- running across their "high" and triggering the addiction. The cellular desire/need to get that substance. [Apparently] the brin's miswiring to think that it's the most important thing in the world. The brain's chemistry values the substance as the prime survival requirement.

Now that, and its consequences, can depress anyone, and make life not worth living.

So Ms. Winehouse's continued, continuing addiction -- in the face of attempted treatment -- may indeed have not wanted to stay around any longer. But not because she didn't value the world around her, or wouldn't have been able to value it if she could overcome addiction. Maybe because she wasn't able to give that world its due value, which is indeed worth despondency.

Anonymous said...

Steve, your FB comment about Amy Winehouse not being able to do the James Bond theme was extremely right on.

she didn't deserve her fate. she was a sad little girl. I know she was an adult, but she still needed protection. youtube is full of footage of her kibbitzing with her paparazzi. she had a 600 watt smile in those scenes. she didn't understand the danger she was in.


DB said...

I'm always curious about the line between fame and obscurity.

So many famous people have no talent at all, while so many very talented people never get that one lucky break.

When a talented person like Amy Winehouse dies young, I wonder if her fame played a role in her death.

Had she remained obscure and average, had she not received the privileges of fame, had she not been in the right places at the right time for her career to explode, would she still be alive today?