July 23, 2011

For every bright shining candle that gutters out before its time

Please take the time to remember that for each Amy or Townes or Janis; there are thousands of other people who die just as early and just as horribly -- we do not hear about them because they were never "famous". From the NY Times:
Breakout Album Became Winehouse�s Only Song
She was just getting started. Amy Winehouse, dead at 27, was only two albums into a career, and a life, that would be derailed by alcohol, drugs and bad choices.

Ms. Winehouse had not released an album in five years; her masterpiece, �Back to Black,� arrived in Britain in 2006 and in the United States in 2007. Its insolent, savvy but sadly prophetic single �Rehab� won Grammy Awards as Record of the Year and Song of the Year and the Ivor Novello Award in Britain, and it might not even be the album�s best song. Under better circumstances, �Back to Black� would have been a foundation for a long and maturing catalog. Now, it remains as a warning that Ms. Winehouse could not bring herself to heed. �I tread a troubled track,� she sang in the album�s title song. �My odds are stacked.�

The police in London have said that they are investigating the circumstances of Ms. Winehouse�s death, but that �at this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.�
Sweet dreams and peace at last. Posted by DaveH at July 23, 2011 9:35 PM