Tuesday, July 26, 2011

F Me Pumps

Yeah yeah yeah, it’s another Amy Winehouse blog post. Deal with it.

I’m not gonna get all mushy about her, though. Let’s face it, the girl was a mess. She had countless opportunities to clean herself up, and flipped off every single one of em. She was surrounded by enablers, from that loser ex-husband of hers, right down the line. Although, to be honest, I don’t think she really needed MUCH enabling.

Suffice to say that I really did love the girl’s music and thought that “Back to Black” was quite possibly the best album of the decade.

Everyone knows “Rehab”, but for those less familiar with her other works, give a listen to my personal favorite below. This song makes me sad, and makes me smile at the same time.

Just like the girl herself.

Here’s to you, Amy….. I hope you find the peace in the afterworld that you could never seem to find here on Earth…..


19 comments:

Brandy Rose said...

Good song, sad time, but I still think she looked like a drag queen...

Slyde said...

she definitely had a unique look... i'll give her that.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

This is actually the FIRST Amy Winehouse blog post I've seen, so I'm not having any trouble dealing with it at all.

I remember the first time I heard her - it was probably just before Rehab became well known. The radio had a children's segment on Monday mornings where there would be like three or four children's songs in a row during the time I was driving the kids to school.

It was a GOOD segment too, only great children's music - nothing syrupy or sappy or annoyingly repetitive or cloying. So we heard like these three child centered and optimistic type songs and then the very next song with no transition whatsoever was "Rehab". I was in LOVE I tell 'ya. :-)

Slyde said...

thats one pretty messed up children's show!

Lotus07 said...

A charming littel video.

It is disturbing that Amy serves as such a roll model for the live fast and die young mindset of much of today's youth. Many that I encounter, really can't see living past the age of the 30.

In retrospect, she now seems to be like everyone's favorite girl-friend from High School that went astray after graduation and you found out died in a car crash three months ago and you didn't even know about the funeral. So much promise and we feel guilty for not looking her up or paying more attention to her.

I never listened to her before, but did catch her on the Grammy's and was impressed by what I heard. Gonna have to pick me up a copy of Back to Black and listen to it. To bad it is the only one of her albums I will ever get to buy.

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - that song (and the healthier look in the video) is actually from her first album, "Frank". Back in 2003. And it's nearly as good as "Back to Black", so you can buy TWO of her albums. They are both worth it.

Cocaine Princess said...

I blogged an entry about her too. Big fan of her music. Such a terrible tragedy and an incredible loss to the music industry.

meleah rebeccah said...

I loved her music. And she was a powerhouse. It's very sad that she lost her battle to addiction like so many other great ones: Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin & Jimmy Hendrix. I hope she's enjoying the forever 27 club.

Slyde said...

bruce: i loved her set on the grammys...

earl: on the "admittedly" pirated mps i have, f me pumps was listed as part of back to black. i have to go online and look at the true song list.

cocaine: agreed.

meleah: her death saddened me as much as cobains did...

Marlene said...

Meh. I'm not too crazy about people who sing through their noses....but to each their own. She was pretty messed up...at least she's not being tormented by her demons anymore.

Heff said...

"best album of the decade" ???

I see you must've gotten into the remainder of her STASH....

Bouncin' Barb said...

Nice post Slyde. I loved your last line. That's what I always wish everyone who commits suicide or can't control addiction and ends up dead.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Well technically Rehab was in the adult set, it was just that before the children's set he used to do this whole transition thing where he'd mention getting ready for school and it was time for the kids' music and all that...but the transition back to the adult set was all, Wham! Ok! And now we've gone from the swing set to rehab!

In any case, nice post on a sad subject.

CPalermo21 said...

I never cared for her; still don't. I didn't like her voice or style of music.

That being said, I wouldn't want her dead!

It was, on some level, refreshing to see that she actually looked *healthy* here.

sybil law said...

Crazy fucking talent, lost to drugs and a sad life.
RIP, Amy Winehouse.

AlleyCat said...

Nice post. I've been playing back to black on loop all day. I think the title track is my fave.

I'm off to investigate "Frank"....thanks Earl

badgerdaddy said...

I used to like her very much as a person - she seemed such a positive role model, outspoken, not the usual controlled-by-producers-and-agents type, but like most exceptionally talented people, she was desperately insecure.

I don't own any of the albums, but I really think the song Back to Black is a working of proper fucking genius.

Dr Zibbs said...

Well said.

elisecrets said...

It was a waste of good talent... She had so much potential. But she messed up. I don't know what else to say.