Before Heroin - 9th April 2007
Sticking with the music theme of the last post, I;ve just seen Channel 4 News run a piece about Amy Winehouse and whether she should be up for the Mercury Music Prize or not because she's a smackhead.
It's worth noting how bloody good the critically acclaimed 2003 album Frank actually was and who she was before she became a household name because she likes to chase the dragon. This is "Fuck me Pumps", and I'm sure we all know the type of girls she's singing about, not to mention the mild irony given what's happened to her.
YouTube is still being slow, give it a chance.
Anyway, I'm not sure whether "Back to Black" will win the Mercury Prize tonight, but comparing this girl to Coldplay (as Nich Starling did last week) is way of the mark musically and lyrically. Shame about the smack.
Quick Saturday Observation - 25th August 2007 (horribly prescient)
The UK's own Janis Joplin in waiting?
N.B. Personally I think her first album is infinitely better than Rehab.
Today probably marks the birth of music legend. Whether she deserves to be one or not will be a matter of personal taste.