Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Great Winehouse in the Sky

I never "got" Winehouse.

To me, her act seemed like a thin imitation of a 60's US festival soul act. While her voice was fantastic, her music sounded like a karaoke knockoff of "The Detroit Sound." It felt imitative rather than a tribute - like she saw herself as a reincarnated Aretha.

I wasn't a fan, but there were plenty of people who were, and that's all that matters, really.

Godspeed, Amy.

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PS - The business doesn't have to be this hard on people. It really doesn't.

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