They called her Ms. Winehouse. They'll call her no more. Amy Winehouse - dead at 27. Of course, we don't really know the cause of death @ this point, as her body was just found today, but really? Do we even have to ask? I mean - really?
I first heard of Amy Winehouse some years ago, back when her "Frank" album was out in England, and she hadn't really hit it here in the States yet. I'd read about this "Jewish girl with the big soulful voice" that was going to be the next big thing and dismissed her as "another white girl trying to sound black." When I'd finally heard her "Frank" cd online - I.WAS.BLOWN.AWAY.!!!! As in, all caps, in bold, italicized, and underlined! Omg, this skinny little white chick with the big hair and the even bigger voice sounded so authentically soulful...authentically black. (I mean, have you even heard "Love Is A Losing Game" live???) No "trying to" here. I was an instant fan! I repped Ms. Winehouse so hard to any and everyone I came in contact with you would've thought she had me on her payroll! E.v.e.r.y. song Ms. Winehouse had was ridiculous: "You Know I'm No Good" - Ridiculous. "Love Is A Losing Game" - Ridiculous. "Stronger Than Me" - Ridiculous. "Me And Mr. Jones" - Ridiculous. "In My Bed" - Bananas and the beat was sick!!!!
And finally...there is the now-infamous "REHAB", for which will be forever known as Ms. Winehouse's swan song. Such a hugely talented artist - gone. Ms. Winehouse - you came, you sang, you conquered.
But you should have gone to rehab. What a waste.