Wild Young Minds: Back to Black

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back to Black

They say only the good die young - look at Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. They all died at the age of 27, and so did Amy Winehouse.
Can you believe it? The legendary Amy Winehouse - who will become even more legendary from now on - dead?

I know we could've expected something like this would happen. I mean, she was addicted to drugs and alcohol and it has been a while since she'd written any new songs. But still, what a loss...

Amy was a magnificent singer, her song had so much power and personality. The soul just drips from her voice. Amy, amy, amy...

In rehab, out of rehab, as I said, it had to happen sometime. She's gone too soon, just like Michael Jackson was, and just like any other legend that died young. Cruel idea that she was actually sober the last time she performed.

It's so true people are already saying that it's weird that 100 people in Norway were shot around the same time one person died, and the last story seems to hurt people a lot more. I'm not trying to justify anything, but the chaos in Norway is even more surreal than Amy Winehouse's dead. You can't even imagine the disaster because you can relate a lot more to one person. My dad gave a good example: he heard on the radio that someone asked French people why the loss of thousands of Jews in their country wasn't such a gigantic issue as it was in the Netherlands. And they said that they didn't have Anne Frank, so it was harder to imagine the pain.

In short, my heart goes out to Amy's family and to all the families in Norway too. So hard to imagine, so horrible..

As an ode to the former superstar, my favourite song of her:

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