Saturday, 30 July 2011

Amy Winehouse

Rarely does someone really strike you with the sound of their voice. Amy Winehouse was one of those people. The way she sang was simply wonderful.

It was with considerable sadness, but not much surprise, that I learned of her death a week ago. I was on the ferry returning from Spain when I heard the news. I didn’t have any affinity with Amy herself and it was clear some time ago that she had pressed the self-destruct button, but I did feel a loss for the music the world would now not be able to hear – the music she had yet to make.

I was in London yesterday and I realised I was very close to where Amy Winehouse lived, so I went and took a look at her house, the flowers and tributes.

Sadly, I think the empty booze bottles containing flowers speak volumes about her life.

Rest In Peace Amy.


mq01 said...

:( rest in peace amy

SonjaM said...

What a waste of a great talent. She had it coming for a long time, too much living in the fast lane. RIP, Amy.

Jack Riepe said...

I thought the same thing when I saw the flowers in the liquor bottles. I remember her singing, "They wanna make me go to rehab, I say No, No, No."

Who knows the demons that come to some people when they close their eyes in search of peace? I hope shehas peace now... There was none the night she got booed off the stage.

I think Hunter S. Thompson said it best... "It's better to be shot out of a cannon than squeezed out of a tube." Too bad that option comes sooner than later for some. Amy Winehouse had a haunting voice... It will now have that quality forever.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

WooleyBugger said...

So sad, she was asking for help and it never came.