Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Goodnight Amy

I was deeply saddened at the news of the death of Amy Winehouse last weekend.  I followed her career right from the beginning and remember a beautiful, curvaceous, young girl with a wit and intelligence way beyond her years.  I simply adore the two albums she produced, full of raw emotion, pathos, great lyrics and that distinctive, wonderful voice.  She kick started a flagging, British music scene, paving the way for a new breed of talented, young songstresses who can sing and write wonderful lyrics; Adele, Duffy, Lily, Paloma and Joss, spring to mind.  Her troubles with drugs, drink and destructive relationships have been well documented, I hoped she could kick the cycle of addiction but it was not to be.  Her legacy will be her music and the two fabulous albums she produced which in my opinion are masterpieces.  I prefer to remember Amy as she was before the harrowing images of an addicted and distressed young woman started to appear in the tabloid press. Goodbye Amy, rest in peace.

Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

Amy at the beginning of her all too brief career:


  1. It's nice to see her healthy and happy ... not entirely unexpected but sad.

  2. Such a big loss, though I, like most everyone, am not very surprised.

    I don't think I've ever seen her in an interview. I liked her response to the question about people trying to shape her...so cute and endearing.

    Thank you for sharing this clip.

  3. I came across her through, I think, the
    Diary of Amy Rigby
    blog...and was quite overcome by her talent.

    Poor girl.

  4. Simply so sad an outcome of such a young, lovely, and talented woman. Thanks for sharing this clip. It's nice to see her in this light.

  5. I am so with you on this one. Very sad indeed.

  6. I know it is desperately sad .. as it should never have been this way ., although it also seemed that it had to be xx

  7. Addiction must be hell.
    May she rest in peace.

  8. Thank you Dash, I had never seen this clip. Everything you say is true, she should have stayed with us much longer, such talent.
    No creation without pain?

  9. Dash, I'm afraid that with all of the focus on this crowding out the news about Norway, the high speed rail crash in China, and the pending default of the US Government, I have been more annoyed than saddened by Amy Winehouse.
    But, your post is lovely and I linked to it.

  10. I came back for another listen Dash - what a tragic waste.

  11. It's just so tragic that someone so talented and bright has gone so young.

  12. so sad...what a loss...rest in peace, amy

    i haven't been here in way too long

    happy to stop by today

    kary and teddy

  13. This is a wonderful tribute, Dash. I share your sentiments and thanks for your visits to my sporadic posts.

  14. So sad. I think we all hoped she would be able to breaks the bonds that tied her to the world of addiction and destruction but clearly that was not to be.

  15. Wasn't she quite lovely when she wasn't an emaciated drug addict? What a complete waste of a great talent ;-(

    Great post Dash - not been able to comment, but hopefully today will be ok *crosses fingers*

    Ali x

  16. Hello Dash - nice to meet you and a sad, tragic event.

    So young, so talented, so addicted and the addiction won.

    I am your newest follower, though I have been reading your posts and mistakingly thought I had followed you
    Helen xx

  17. walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  18. Such a shame...

    I love the Jonathan Ross interview, I'd forgotten about that. How long ago that seems now xx


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