Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse

I'm an old guy, so I've seen this happen plenty of times. "(fill in the blank rock star), dead at age 27."  Why is that such a common age for rock 'n roll endings?  Jimi, Janis, Brian Jones, D. Boon, Kurt and quite a few others checked out at that age.

I never bought any of Amy's records (yes, I still call them records), but she had style and a lot of talent.  Too bad she also had some other things in excess.  Very sad to see a life - any life - thrown away.  This will probably sound bad, but I don't care: people like her piss me off.  People with addictive personalities are selfish.  It's all about them.  It has to be that way, they can't be any other way. It's either a cure or a quick death.  There are really no other roads to travel...and the only way to a cure is to look beyond yourself and realize that OTHER PEOPLE MATTER.  It's not all about you.

Sorry, that's all probably nonsense.  What do I know about it anyway?  I've never been an addict or an alcoholic; I'm also not a psychiatrist.  I do know a good song when I hear it, though.  Here's one of Amy's, the song "Help Yourself," from her first CD "Frank."   So long should have stuck around longer.

Amy Winehouse
14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011