Original post on xoxoxo eI have been wondering from time to time why the passing of Whitney Houston seemed more like a blip on the radar to me than the death of Michael Jackson, which at times, still seems surreal. Or even Amy Winehouse, while though not unexpected, seems tragic. One doesn't want to show disrespect to the recently deceased, but I can't help but feel that the end to Whitney's story was inevitable....more
When I got home last night from the MTV VMAs the two top headlines about the show were a) that Beyonce’s baby news “overshadowed” the night and b) that Maroon 5’s Adam Levine “called out” MTV for hosting an awards show where they “pretend to still care about music.”...more
Bloody hell. I was listening to the news today, and it reported that Amy Winehouse had died. She was someone who had been omnipresent in the UK newspapers for nearly a decade; initially for her breath-taking talent as a singer, and latterly because of her personal troubled life, fuelled by addictions. ...more
Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and now Amy Winehouse. The brilliant and notoriously troubled singer tragically joined the the 27 Club this morning.
The London Metropolitan police released the following statement, which doesn't mention the Grammy-winning artist by name:...more
I have just read the news that singer, Amy Winehouse, was found dead in her home. What a complete waste of talent. Why do such talented people insist on ruining their lives? Granted there are those that do not take such routes. They work so hard to create something so great and know better than to ruin all they have worked for. Yet, others implode spectacularly. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Hendricks, all died at 27, the age Amy was. Was the love from all her fans not enough? Was the critical acclaim not enough? Why did she feed the tabloid machine? Sadly, we will never know....more
I'm probably the last one who should be making judgements on the demise of a pop star. I've willingly followed many artists who've found themselves dangerously close to trainwreck territory, though none as sadly or as publicly as Amy Winehouse. Like Britney Spears's disastrous MTV Awards performance a couple years ago, Amy Winhouse's St. Lucia comeback show was the talk of the blogosphere.
Why are British girls so much better at communicating their rage than us Americans?
No, seriously. Where can we get some of that snark?
We have spent much time praising the likes of singer-songwriters
Kate Nash, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, and, who knows whether it's
something in the water (or tea? har har), these girls all hail from the
UK. We felt it only right then to dedicate the first article of
Fabyuhluhs's regular Tuesday Tuneage feature to the women artists who,
in accents we covet, inspire us to rock out and stick it to the man
every time we hit play.
Having a bad day? Stressed? Need some comic relief?
Here are some easy, free and simply solutions to incorporate silliness into your day:
1. The Underwear Solution
Take a CLEAN pair of your panties (thongs, bikini’s, granny panties - whatever you’ve got) or a pair of boxers (the underwear, not the dog), briefs or jock strap (who still wears these?) and place them on your head, backwards. Check yourself out in the mirror while doing the “Underwear on Your Head dance”.
Feels silly, don’t it? Look stupid, don’t you? I bet you smiled!
2. Invent New Words