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Monday, February 23, 2009

Amy Amy Amy

Nice but rough YouTube clip of Amy Winehouse performing live from the better days. (All the way back in 2007. Link below.) I really like her live (un-blown away), though she was great in any form. The dress here is perfect for her trademark awkward shimmy - done well in this performance.

A superstar-level talent, especially with that soulful contralto. Highly watchable too. No one else seems as good right now so let's hope she can pull it together and write and perform again someday.

Link to this video

(For anyone who's been away to Venus (sampling what our planet will resemble after we pump our underground carbon stores into the atmosphere)): MANY other Amy music videos are available online, including this popular one. Also at her site, here (opens a player).)

So.... how'd we get from Amy the 5-Grammy winner to Amy-out-of-control? (Recent news clip form 'The Bild' below, as one example.) A few reasons for sure, but you can begin with the major one: drugs --- most definitely including alcohol.
Damn, Amy: Don't toss it all away. At least don't mess up that great voice while you're f-in' around. (If only she would read...anything..)
clipped from www.bild.de
Amy Winehouse behaving badly in the Caribbean
It seems Amy Winehouse is starting to get bored of her peaceful Caribbean holiday - the troubled star is getting up to her old tricks of drinking heavily and behaving badly.
The 25-year-old singer was having dinner in the restaurant of her hotel on the island of St. Lucia when she chucked a glass of water in the face of a fellow female diner for no apparent reason. 'The Sun' reported that she then tried to start a fight with her!
A source told the newspaper: "Everyone wants Amy to disappear. Her attack on this guest was the last straw.
"She walks around in the same grimy bikini bottoms each day with her boobs on show, gets drunk, gropes waiters and is rude to male staff. She’s hardly the most popular guest."
Oh Amy, when will you learn...

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Update:YT link to this post's "title track" (by Amy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms97mz3H69E