Amy Winehouse is a singer from the UK who has entered the mainstream for her incredible talent and her various problems with eating and drugs. She seems to get thinner with every new MTV released, and I’m not certain it’s just direction. She’s been known to appear at performances and slur her way through, high or drunk. She’s been charged on possession of drugs in Norway. She has enough tatoos to put a sailor to shame. She’s cut herself. She’s married to a man with whom she shares her drug addiction. She’s only 24.
Can you blame the public for their interest? There’s an almost morbid anticipation of her death – in fact there’s a website promising an iPod Touch to the person who can predict when.
It’s Billie Holiday all over again. And she certainly has the voice for it.
Sometimes ABBA just don’t cut it.