Saturday, November 10, 2007
I have to admit I have a soft spot for artist's with Drug addictions they have the most heart and soul.
My number one's are Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Edith Piaf,Curt Kobain,Bob Marley,Sade. My latest victim is Amy Winehouse. Her First Album Frank is on heavy rotation in my I-pod. For the rest of the world it is her 2ND album.
I have an orgy of clients of different ages and we all love here music. Why? This young songstress speaks to us all. In harmonies we can all groove and relate to her sound regardless of your age. Many of us who were children/teenagers of the 80's & 90s have been waiting for a sound that we can groove to regardless of your color. It is expectational how she merges jazz and hip-hop.
Her fans really await her next album to see who see will collaborate with!! Will it be her love Nas, maybe even RZA!!!!! DJ Premier would really do her justice. Yet will Ms. Winehouse make it to her next album? After hearing about her concerts,and viewing for myself on the European Music Awards, something is defiantly wrong with this talented artist.
My question is does anyone in her entourage care about whether she lives or dies? When I go to NYC or London and see Mark Ronson I am going to ask him personally! I would love the opportunity to find out for myself, cause I care. I know what drug abuse is living and dying. Over the passed few years I have lost many a friend to drugs, found out friends have a drug problem, way heavier then imagined. Which I cannot understand cause many of us grew up in the "CRACK IS WACK""SAY NO TO DRUGS" thanks in part to ReagonNomics!"Wasted talent" like DeNiro said in a Bronx Tale. Does her record company even care?! Or should we blame her lover? It depends on who you consider her lover to be? And yet it is so easy to blame then give a hoot!
I also urge many people in the music industry to reach out to her, and try to help. I have also meet a lot of people who judge her because of her drug abuse. Yet, I beg too differ.... We all have our addictions, we all have tried:weed, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy or what ever. Who are we to judge? We all are 6 degrees away from a CRACK-HEAD. It maybe your mom/dad, brother/sister/ friend/faux..... Thank about it!