And for some reason this really saddens me. I mean, people die all the time and I don’t blog about it. Michael Jackson was a big wow when he died, but something about Amy’s makes me think, and quite honestly saddens me.
She was 27. She was an incredible talent. I heard her singing described like this, “when she begins singing it’s like the windows of heaven open up and she’s doing what she was created for”. Thats probably more true than some know. She was obviously moving down the swirling tunnel of addiction, and of course the media enjoyed every add selling second Amy was in shambles, stumbling and slurring… What a world we live in.
I had heard her music before, but I took some time since her death to listen closer. I’ve watched several youtube videos, some of which she was obviously under the influence. It’s true. She was an INCREDIBLE talent. Part of what saddens me the most is when you search Amy in google images… You see the normal pro photos that one would expect, but tossed in are real raw photos of her crying, makeup smeared, mouth contorted. I think she was truly a tortured soul.
Now of course the label is going to scramble to release as much music as they can find that wasn’t released to capitalize on the publicity of her death. I’m not even saying this is bad, because maybe some of the money will go to her family? One can hope.
Talented, beautiful, tortured.
Makes me sad, because it doesn’t matter what we all say about what if someone had tried harder to reach her… it makes no difference because she’s already gone.
Well… on we trod. If you know anyone like Amy, pay attention.