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Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

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Sadly, we all knew this day was coming.

For a while I remember thinking Amy Winehouse should get her life together so she can get back to singing. But, as she continued to spiral out of control, I remember thinking she should just get her life together so she can get back to the land of the living.

Even the late night jokes stopped when everyone realized how much danger she was in. It's like we were all watching her die right in front of us, but no one could save her from herself.

In her short life, Amy made a profound impact in the music industry. Few singers are able to transcend the medium of their vocals and allow their voice to become an instrument -- Amy did that -- combined with the raw passion and heartfelt emotion she poured into her music, fans loved her for it.

The great Tuna Bora also did a tribute.

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Charles Santoso said...

yeah.. it's a real shame that she died so young :/ nice illustration of her btw.

Mauricio said...

I agree, Marcelo. When I first read the headline, I thought "what a loss of talent" but sadly I wasn't completely surprised. I recently started watching "Breaking Bad" and along with this news, it still perplexes me how strong drug addiction is that it can overcome youth, talent, ambition and potential and cause so much loss for so many people. Your sketch is a lovely tribute and quite a truthful caricature too.

Lily Williams said...

I remember we talked about this last week and you mentioned looking forward to her comeback that would hopefully happen.

Such a shame and so tragic. She was such a talent.

Marcelo Vignali said...

It was interesting, I was watching some of the videos of her last performance in Russia. She was so high she was slurring her words, forgetting them altogether, and stumbling around the stage.

There were many who were booing her, but there were many in the audience that were singing along with her. It was an interesting act of compassion, almost like those singing were trying to help her complete her performance. A great many people wanted her to succeed -- to overcome these demons and find happiness. Alas, it was not to be.

One of my favorite songs from Amy is Love is a Losing Game. In her case, she was right.

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

great job----amy winehouse-real great loss to art

Anthony Holden said...

This is a lovely tribute, words and image.

Aaron Wilkin said...

Nice piece!!! Very cool blog!!! Awesome style!!!

George Bletsis said...

Really fantastic mark making, gives it some real character ;)

SIM-R said...

Sad - but great drawing .
Thanks for cheering me up :(

Chris Bivins said...

really cool. i havent listened to most of her music, but definitely a very talented singer, consumed by her addiction. excellent piece none the less.

-biv

Ying-Hsuan (Jennifer) Chen said...

this linking's so beautifully done! love it!