Amy Winehouse beat Pete Doherty to death

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Amy Winehouse beat Pete Doherty to death

Postby jonas » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:59 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/arts/ ... at-27.html

Stunning and surprising, but not shocking.

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Re: Amy Winehouse beat Pete Doherty to death

Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:31 am

Man, that is sad.

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Re: Amy Winehouse beat Pete Doherty to death

Postby Sugarcubes Forever » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:53 am

I'm surprised she made it to 27. What a fuck up.

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Re: Amy Winehouse beat Pete Doherty to death

Postby Sugarcubes Forever » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:59 am

In case anybody forgot, Glono was on this like flies on shit way back in the day...

http://gloriousnoise.com/post/the_bruta ... y_wineho_1

And that’s why we care. There are plenty of talentless hacks with severe drug problems and personality disorders, but I try to stay as far away from them on the El as possible. It’s the infectious allure of her music that draws me to Winehouse. But who better than an addict to infuse their art with addictive additives? With a cocktail of 60s soul, rock and roll, and a smidge of dancehall beats, how can you NOT dance to her music? And if it makes me dance, it’s either good or I am drunk. With Back to Black, it’s a lot of both.

Sadly, popular music is strewn with tragic stories of burning talent consumed by insurmountable addiction. For some, it’s a cliché that has run its course and is tired as Paris Hilton. For others—for those who live with addiction as a hindrance and not a career resuscitation—it’s one cross of many to bear under the strength of creativity. Let’s hope Amy Winehouse can eventually tip the balance.


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