Amy Winehouse

Although nowadays an advocate of clean living and a teetotaler meself, I can't help but have a soft spot for those messy, tatted up tough girls who 'keeps it real' so to speak. Amy Winehouse is one of the most genuine soul singers I've heard in a long time, with none of the histrionic vocal stylings found in every Mariah Carey wannabe out there in pop music these days. Her offstage antics make Britney look like Laura Ingalls Wilder, but all of that aside, the girl can sing.

Anyone listening to her? Here's her video "Rehab" on Youtube.
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Yes, I liked that line too and thought of our own Ms. Hathaway.

I also really love 'Back to Black' which is very Phil Spector. Her beehive and eyeliner are very Ronnie Spector, aren't they? I have to confess I don't know a lot about Spector and his 'wall of sound' other than his work with the Ramones and as the crazy guy on trial with the crazy hair. Watching some of those Youtube interviews with Amy Winehouse, though, she references the Crystals song "He Hit Me and It Felt Like A Kiss" (Co-Written by Carole King(?!) and arranged by Spector) so its safe to say he is probably an influence. Amy likes the song and says that even though most people would find it offensive because it is about domestic violence, she understands it completely. She has certainly earned her 'blues chops' at a young age, that's for sure.
I do love her cracked out image and voice and devil may care bravado.... but am sort of a wee bit worried as to how contrived she might be... I see and read all these reports and ole pics of her as this Page 3 bimbette JEP (Jewish English Princess). And now I see her cracked out an tatted out.... its all a wee bit Peaches Geldof rebellion against her good life perhaps... I still like her.
Amy before and after... who is the REAL one

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I think experimenting with your look is a pretty typical thing to do in your early 20s, she is only 23. She does look ghastly in the street pic, its sad that she is bordering on anorexic now. She does have a major talent and I would rather see her than a cookie cutter Britney look-a-like any day, contrived or no. All of that persona shit in the end is contrived, there are few who come to a look these days that isn't derivative of someone. To me the bottom line is about the music and there is a video of her holding her own on stage with Paul Weller which to me says it all.
As much as i love Amy, of late she kind of scares me, she assaulted two men on one of her recent rampages and is now under arrest. It seems her crazed behavior gets more media play then her music...i love demented Amy but give us a song!
Hi Messsy Angela Lansbury.
Welcome.
Can I just say how much I admire your work?
"Murder She Wrote" is one of the best written TV shows ever.
And the acting is always first rate.
Hattie and I have seen every episode.
What will author J.B. Fletcher get into next?
I'll bet she'll be giving a lecture in a small New England town and what do you know?
There's a murder!
She'll make friends with the local police detective and with a little help from some goofy sidekick, will solve the case.
Brilliant!
Yes Daddy,

Murder abounds when Messy Angela Lansbury is around!

That should be my signature, I'll have to ask one of my goofy sidekick/D-list character-actor-types how to make that my signature. This interweb can be so confusing for a lady of my age and demeanor. I'm from the typewriter age darling but it is getting so difficult to find carbon paper and replacement ribbons these days that I have been forced to go electronic.

I'm glad that I still have some fans. ever since that bitch Messy Jane Tennison hit the scene with her cell phones and text messaging.

Well at least, I have made it this far, unlike that horrible hag Messy Miss Marple who is from the telegraph era.

Do tell Hattie that I said hello. Could you please find out if she still has that mimeograph machine and her micro-fiche reader? She was always on top of the latest in innovations in secretarial technology.
Why wasn't she under investigation as a suspected serial killer? I mean, she goes shopping, someone gets killed, she takes a cruise, someone gets killed, she visits relatives, someone gets killed. She has coincidentally been present for about 20 murders a year for many years. That seems awfully fishy to me.
What is up with her? She needs to be called Messy Amy Courthouse...er, maybe Messy Courtney Winehouse? Still, love her insane antics in the face of all her...what, youth? And she called Kanye a cunt, in front of Jay-Z, gotta luv her and assaulted someone in the audience. Is she punk or a sixties diva?

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