Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Yes/No/Maybe

I'm a big fan of Amy Winehouse. She's hugely talented and genuinely interesting, which automatically raises her above about 96% of her pop contemporaries. But if, as it appears, she's undergoing treatment for overindulgence in extra-strong fizzy pop and/or special sweeties, do you reckon she now regrets recording a song that would be such a gift to lazy tabloid sub-editors? I mean, it's not as if George Michael wrote a song called "They tried to get me to flash my willy at a policeman in a public convenience in Los Angeles but I said no, no, no", is it?

17 comments:

dh said...

Interesting Sun perspective. I see 'hubby' Blake Fielder-Civil gets all the blame. I expect he forced poor Amy to get those tattoos too?

Annie said...

Hm, Amy Winehouse...

Southgate girl - yes!
Jewish brunette with big hooter - yes
Great voice - yes

Ersatz music - no
Constantly in tabloids - no
Self-harming - no
Anorexia - no.

On balance, it's no, no, no.

Tim Footman said...

dh: He's trying to be Kevin Federline and he's not even Jimmy Gulzar. Lightweight.

Ah, but Annie, check out her debut album, Frank, before she became a tabloid fixture, and when she had really big matzokleis as well.

Robert Swipe said...

"...overdosing on a cocktail of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, the horse tranquilliser ketamine and booze."

What was she trying to do? Get high, or run the Grand National, already??

I like Back to Black Tim. Although, you are right about the matzoleis, obviously.

I suppose they weren't do her any favours in the weighing room...

L.U.V. on ya,


Bob

Robert Swipe said...

weren't *doing* her any favours...

Robert Swipe said...

..you were right about the *matzokleis*, obviously...


p.s. wrod vercififiaction: wilycrson...

What are the odds, eh??

dh said...

Young Blake just hasn't got it. She'll chew him up and spit him out one of these days. His best bet is to get her pregnant.

Geoff said...

What I've heard is too Jools Hollandy for me.

I haven't heard much though.

llewtrah said...

Are we running a book on whether she's likely to be dead in 12 months as claimed in some papers?

dh said...

Don't believe the hype hartwell backwards. Since Pete and Kate started to get stale there's been a lot of unemployed tabloid journalists making stuff up.

Billy said...

I like Winehouse, although I wish she'd eat something.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

I can't believe that there is anyone actually called Blake Fielder-Civil.

My mind boggles....

Tim Footman said...

So are we agreed that the best thing all round is for Amy to eat her husband?

M.A.Peel said...

If Elvis had gotten himself to rehab, he might still be here. That's all I'm sayin.

Tim Footman said...

I used to think that it was a good thing Elvis died when he did. If he'd made it to the 80s, he would have become an airbrushed, MTV-friendly novelty act, like Tina Turner.

But then I thought... what if Rick Rubin had got hold of him in about 1995?

First Nations said...

she could use a sandwich and a plate of fries. tough to imagine that big motown voice coming out of her!

llewtrah said...

Amy Windup, I mean Whine-house, pulled out of V (a festival audible from my back garden). I'm sure she eats something - those horse tranqs that make you lose weight, mainly.