I ordered “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” from the UK, enticed by the promise of limited-edition goodies. I couldn’t help but listen to the album before it arrives on my doorstep. Whilst this album is obviously incomplete - like everyone says, it serves as a reminder of what Amy Winehouse offered to music, and how her musical legacy is still being carried forth with the likes of Adele and other soul songstresses.

I’ve attached “Tears Dry (Original Version)”, because I think its an amazing version of the song - and I rarely use superlatives as blatant as “amazing”. Part of me wishes this version was on Back To Black…

~ M.

song playing stats

This means absolutely nothing to anyone other than me, but Amy Winehouse has just moved to outright second on my Last.fm “Top Artists” (for most listens). Usually this doesn’t mean anything, but the Top 2 rankings for my playing stats haven’t changed for 6 years now.

So, play on, Ms. Winehouse.

~ M.

once upon a time in the west

Words cannot describe this film’s magnificently penned title track. It surely must be one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

~ M.

P.S. It’s coming out on Bluray!

I can’t believe Amy Winehouse is dead

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Like, I’m actually crying. I don’t ever write posts but she was my favourite artist. I mean, I actually dream dreamt about moving to London and somehow becoming best friends with her. I was going to get a pin-up girl tattoo of her. I loved her personality, style and her voice and I’m just shocked. 

I can’t even deal with this

some of my fav pictures :

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disbelief

After a day of letting it all sink in, I’m still completely devastated that Amy has passed away. Her music is so raw and brutally honest…her songs have influenced me in a way that no other artist has. She was a woman who explored the depths of her soul, and got lost in the darkness.

It feels like a close friend has passed away. One good thing to come out of this is that I’m listening to Amy Winehouse’s two albums again. After a lengthy hiatus, it’s like falling in love again.

~ M.

P.S. The “27” club nonsense is ridiculous…the last thing people should do is romanticise this sort of tragedy.

I barely reflected on the now glaringly obvious fact that Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction. All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they’re not quite present when you talk to them. They communicate to you through a barely discernible but un-ignorable veil. ..there is a toxic aura that prevents connection. They have about them the air of elsewhere, that they’re looking through you to somewhere else they’d rather be. And of course they are. The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief.

Russell Brand, on his eulogy, “For Amy”

R.I.P. Amy Jade Winehouse (1983-2011)

I haven’t been posting for a while now, but sometimes it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to cause shockwaves across the musical globe. I’ve written numerous blog posts about my respect for Amy, whom I consider my muse, and I truly regret that a talented, shining light of her calibre has been extinguished.

When we were all introduced to her, we got exactly what we saw - a raw, unbridled talent, and a life entangled in substance abuse. Fame never helped her either, sending her to a darker place. I wholly regret that I was never able to see her live, and I’m saddened that she wasn’t there to finish her third album. No doubt the album will surface, but it’s not the same without her at the helm. Hopefully, they’ll pull Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson into the studio to do her unfinished work justice.

This is a reminder to everyone out there to embrace life, because life can pull out all sorts of surprises. Don’t waste another moment merely existing, don’t indulge in idle pleasures, don’t spend another moment regretting what could have been - live life to the fullest.

Amy’s music and legacy will live on in all of her fans and listeners. May her lost soul finally find peace.

~ M.

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Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011)

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Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011)

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Day 8 - A song that you know all the words to

"The Girl From Ipanema" - Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto

I’ve decided to pick a song that I’m proud to know all the lyrics to. I’m in love with Getz/Gilberto. It’s one of the only albums I can listen to when trying to get work done, and actually helps me concentrate. The opening to the song is completely sung in Portuguese, and I’m proud to say that I do know all the lyrics to it, even in my horrible Portuguese accent. One of the only foreign language songs that I’ve had the heart to memorise, because I love it so much.

~ M.

I’m in love.
~ M.

I’m in love.

~ M.

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