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Creativity and Amy Winehouse

July 24, 2011

I got up this morning intending to post on the death of Amy Winehouse, on wasted talent and what the internet reaction to her passing says about us.   But before I started, I read a few of the blogs in my Blogs I Read list, and there, on thesinglecell, was the post that was germinating in my head, written better than I would have written it.    Titled Legends in Their Falling, I’d highly recommend it.  Meanwhile, I’ll offer another take on the same subject.  But not before saying that although I was not a fan of Amy Winehouse, I was familiar with her work … when I looked past her excesses and the sometimes melodramatic material, I saw a talented performer.   It’s sad that we will never get to see where those talents would take her but just as sad to see the cynical, voyeuristic reaction on the internet.  When I looked for performances on YouTube, there were more postings of her disastrous concert in Belgrade than of her numerous studio performances.  It’s an aspect of us as a species I find most distasteful.  While many of her performances are a little harsh for these Older Ears, I’ll offer this performance of Will You Love Me Tomorrow, recorded for the movie, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, as a tribute to her talent. (more…)