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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:09 am



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Post  eddie on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:26 am



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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:10 am

I do like her, I think she is very talented. But, I would have been really disappointed to pay money to see her drunk. I couldn't even work out the song she was singing?

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Post  eddie on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:21 am

Yes, she's great when she's straight.

Her dad, a London black cab driver, worries about her.

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:12 am

eddie wrote:
Her dad, a London black cab driver, worries about her.

I've seen him on tv more than I've seen her!

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:21 am

One of the more bizarre things I've seen Amy Winehouse do was sing "Free Blakey My Fella" in replace of "Free Nelson Mandela" (at his birthday bash). Blakey (her fella) was in prison for smashing someones face in... not quite the same as being a political prisoner. Drugs sure do make you do silly things Twisted Evil

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:28 am

But on a more positive side, I think she makes very good music. I was at a gig of her's years ago before I had heard of her and she was great. Cool

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Re: The continuing adventures of Amy Winehouse

Post  eddie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:53 am

The adventures are over- in this world, at any rate:

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Singer Amy Winehouse found dead

July 23, 2011


Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in north London

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat.

The 27-year-old was discovered at the property in north London by emergency services at around 3.54pm on Saturday afternoon, according to sources.

It is understood her death is being treated as "unexplained".

The Back To Black artist cancelled all tour dates and engagements last month after a series of erratic public appearances.

She had been troubled by drink and drugs problems throughout her career.

The London Ambulance Service attended her flat but were unable to save her life, sources said.

Celebrities paid tribute to the star on Twitter. Radio DJ Fearne Cotton said: "Can not believe the news. Amy was a special girl. The saddest news."

Presenter Phillip Schofield added: "Just heard the sad news that Amy Winehouse has died. At only 27 what a terrible waste of a great talent. Sincere condolences to her family."

The troubled singer made her last public appearance on Wednesday night when she joined her god daughter Dionne Bromfield on stage at The Roundhouse in Camden.

The singer danced with Bromfield and encouraged the audience to buy her album in the impromptu appearance before leaving the stage.

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Post  eddie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:01 am

Very sad news indeed when a talented young woman dies so young.

Amy's death was reported on BBC Radio 5 Live just a few minutes ago, and it seems from that report that the Music Industry - cynical and heartless as it is- has a term for such an event: "The 27 Club", a reference to the number of musicians who have died at this age: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin...


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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:36 am

I was really sad about this. I did like Amy and thought she was very talented. Tony Bennett was talking about her last night on Front Row, Radio 4, and said how great and professional she was in the studio (they have recently done a duet).

Sad RIP Amy

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Post  eddie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:01 pm

Police plea on Amy Winehouse death

July 24, 2011

A senior police officer has urged the media not to speculate over the cause of Amy Winehouse's death.

Superintendent Raj Kohli said it would be "inappropriate" to discuss what killed the singer before a post-mortem examination has taken place.

Speaking near her home in Camden, north London, he said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to a house in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 today to reports of a woman found deceased.

"On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed, and I can confirm that the deceased is Amy Winehouse.

"Inquiries continue as to the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained. There have been no arrests in connection with this incident.

"I am aware of reports suggesting that the death was a result of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasise that no post-mortem examination has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death."

Winehouse had a well-publicised battle with drink and drugs during her short life.

Mr Kohli added: "I would urge media to avoid speculation that might cause further distress to Ms Winehouse's family at this difficult time.

"The death of any person is a sad time for friends and family - in particular someone like Amy Winehouse, very well-known nationally and internationally. My sympathy extends not just to her immediate family but to her thousands, millions of fans across the world."

It is understood the singer's father, taxi driver-turned-jazz singer Mitch Winehouse, is returning to the UK from New York where he was due to give a concert on Monday.

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Post  tatiana on Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:57 pm

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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:19 pm

...farewell Amy...



Amy aged 6.

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Post  tatiana on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:25 pm

look at how natural & beautiful her face was in that photo, and how it stayed that way as she aged.
the eyebrows, her smile.
her eyes


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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:35 pm

...and how beautiful she became...






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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:50 am



Love this song, what a beautiful voice Smile

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Re: The continuing adventures of Amy Winehouse

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:49 am

Tanya Gold a London based freelance journalist in an article outsourced to the Melbourne AGE said among many other things
"She died at 27 not because there is an age at which some musicians die . She did not die at 27 because she was the magical mystical twin of Janis Joplin who was also 27.
She was simply an alcolholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. She died when she did because 27 is the normal age for the body of a compulsive user of hard drugs and hard alcohol to give out."
I feel this is possibly an accurate assessment.


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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Doc Watson wrote:She died at 27 not because there is an age at which some musicians die . She did not die at 27 because she was the magical mystical twin of Janis Joplin who was also 27.
She was simply an alclholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. She died when she did because 27 is the normal age for the body of a compulsive user of hard drugs and hard alcohol to give out.

What a charmer you are. We don't know what she died of yet?


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Post  Doc Watson on Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:17 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:She died at 27 not because there is an age at which some musicians die . She did not die at 27 because she was the magical mystical twin of Janis Joplin who was also 27.
She was simply an alclholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. She died when she did because 27 is the normal age for the body of a compulsive user of hard drugs and hard alcohol to give out.

What a charmer you are. We don't know what she died of yet?

It was not written to be charming , like most people I was in awe of her talent . All my post did was in my own words summarise what has been written in many newpaper articles around the world. I make no judgement as I over indulged on alcohol many times when I was younger and if I had not come to my senses I may not have made it to where I am now.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:51 am

^^

You really are a complete idiot clown

"She was simply an alclholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. "

What's that if not a judgement.

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Post  Doc Watson on Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:19 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

You really are a complete idiot clown And I admire you too!!

"She was simply an alclholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. "

What's that if not a judgement.
Thank you for your assesment and judgement of me as I said I was just reporting and summarising journalist's comments about what had happened the particular one you have chosen to comment on was actually made by Tanya Gold a London based free lance journalist.

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Post  eddie on Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:37 pm

Farewell to Amy Winehouse, the Camden girl

David Smyth writing in the London Evening Standard this week
27 Jul 2011



The clocks have not stopped in Camden. Pool balls still clatter in the Good Mixer. Primal Scream's hymn to good times all the time, Loaded, blares out of the Dublin Castle while another young indie band soundchecks loudly in the next room and dreams of a record deal.

Amy Winehouse's still-marvellous hit Rehab drifts from the doorway of Out on the Floor Records while the staff enjoy an end-of-the-day pint out front on Inverness Street.

The borough doesn't feel like a sadder place since the death on Saturday of its most famous daughter.

Rather, this hectic, overwhelmingly colourful realm of dissolution has been raising a glass to a singer who raised more than a few of her own in her 27 years.

It feels strange to be walking some distance away from the action towards Camden Square, the considerably swankier area that, at the top end, is the site of the £1.8 million property where Amy Winehouse's body was found and where a three-tiered shrine has now developed.

She had only lived there since March, having spent time away in Barnet and St Lucia beforehand. It was not long enough for it to feel like home to her and surely not long enough for the space to represent her spirit to the fans who have gathered here to stare down at the flowers and upwards at the closed blinds.

Nevertheless, as shrines go, it's a pretty handy spot, with a public space directly across the road with room for plenty of fans as well as (always the case at any major event today) the significantly larger number of journalists like me and cameraphone-wielding gawkers.

After the heartbreaking visit of her father Mitch and mother Janis earlier yesterday, the mood is quiet. Some chat about other things. A family shares a Subway picnic. Any music is played on headphones. "I'm not gonna cry. Amy weren't one to cry, was she?" says one of her more vocal fans.

I'm left feeling that Amy's Camden is elsewhere and head back down the road to the noise and the grime.

She couldn't have picked a more appropriate part of London to live to excess. This was the scene of almost all of those grim paparazzi pictures, the place where she met her ex-husband and drug buddy Blake Fielder-Civil. Since the mostly Irish navvies populated it in the 1800s, extreme drinking has happened here on a regular basis.

Four pubs were built - the Dublin Castle, the Edinboro Castle, the Windsor Castle and the Pembroke Castle, to give the Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh workers their own spaces and stop them from brawling.

It was soon an area that breathed music and alcohol in conjunction. Here pianos were built at Collard & Collard's factory near the Regent's Canal. The Roundhouse, where Amy made her final appearance on stage, dancing with her singer goddaughter Dionne Bromfield last Wednesday, has been both the site of Pink Floyd happenings and a Gilbey's Gin warehouse. Today the Camden Crawl festival brings top bands to the area's endless pubs.

I walk up Parkway, past the Jazz Café, where Amy first earned enthusiastic press attention with a gig in early 2004, past Albert Street, the inspiration for that hymn to drunken wastefulness, Withnail and I, to the Dublin Castle. "We had a lot of her fans in on Saturday but it's been quieter since," the barman tells me. Those who do make the trip can see, alongside framed tributes from Madness and Travis, a large photo of Amy on which she has written: "Peggy - thanks for letting me behind the bar. I need the tips! Loadsalove Amy. PS I got engaged the night this picture was taken." She looks supremely confident, striking a pose against a deep red wall.

On to the Good Mixer, where she used to try her hand as a pool hustler but had not been seen for some time, I was told. Amy was a belated addition to the small pub's legend as the Britpop hangout for Blur, Pulp, Elastica and the rest. She dominates a caricature on the wall of "The Mixer Lads", also featuring Jarvis Cocker, Pete Doherty and Morrissey.

Everyone in here looks as though they're probably in a band, apart from one cobwebby old geezer in the corner, but it's not too busy as most of Camden knows that the real scene has long since moved on elsewhere - to the Hawley Arms on Castlehaven Road, to be exact.

On Camden High Street it becomes obvious how easy it would be for anyone, never mind a fabulously wealthy musician, to find the illicit substances they require. "Smoke smokey?" I am asked. "No? You a good guy, yeah?"

Outside the Hawley one of the signs simply says "Back to Black…" in chalk. Inside, the place buzzes with enough hipsters to make for a very lively Monday evening. Co-owner Doug Charles-Ridler sips a beer and tells me about the last time he saw his most famous customer. "She was on the street on her way to that Roundhouse gig last Wednesday, jumped on me and gave me a huge hug. I asked her, 'Are you OK?' and she just said 'Yeah!' and danced off like Eric Morecambe."

Amy liked to be in her own room at the Hawley, or behind the bar, and could sometimes be seen standing on a chair to change the music on the stereo. In October last year she played a surprise gig there for the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity. When the pub closed after a fire in the nearby market in 2008, Amy shouted: "Camden Town ain't burning down!" to confused Americans while accepting one of her five Grammy Awards.

On Saturday, most of the Hawley's regulars were at the music festival The Secret Garden Party.

"Otherwise it could have turned into a bit of a wake. Now it's just getting more and more surreal," says Charles-Ridler. He takes me into the pub's kitchen and shows me a huge black and white painting of Amy with the lyrics of Back to Black in the background. A few hours earlier, Amy's manager Raye Cosbert had come straight from identifying her body with her family to give the picture to the Hawley. "What am I supposed to do with that?" he asks me. You don't like the idea of this place becoming a shrine too? He shakes his head.

Outside, over the road on the wall of Starbucks at Camden Lock, more candles are burning. Overnight, a piece of stencilled graffiti has appeared, similar to but not a real Banksy, showing Amy with hair piled high and angel wings. The tattooed girl who lived and breathed Camden has now been tattooed on Camden. And even if the picture vanishes, the mark she has left on this wild inspiring place is indelible.


'Camden always looked out for her. I personally would ensure non-locals didn't annoy her, as she could flip'

By Alex Proud

I first noticed Amy because she was one of the first people to "discover" Proud Gallery's famous old terrace when it opened in summer 2006. She and a bunch of the cool new Camden kids like Steve Wright's son, Tom, spent that entire summer lying on the loungers outside, drinking Pimm's and smoking too much. But they were always polite and always smiling.

It was an odd time, I was working 100 hours a week to learn how to run a bar. Carl Barat played the opening night, Nick Grimshaw DJ'd the infamous Another Music Another Kitchen Thursdays and Coldplay and Chris Moyles would turn up and hang out. Time Out called it the best-kept secret in London.

Amy wasn't famous at this point but I always noticed her - she was striking with her beehive, her dress sense, and she had that extra something.

Eventually I had to ask someone what she did and I checked her record out. Suffice to say I got on the phone and told the bar manager to book her that weekend.

That summer I don't think the darkness was there.

She drank a bit heavily, but so does all of Camden. It was part of the image and it was the summer of Camden. It felt special to be there, the Hawley, Lock Tavern, Enterprise and Proud created a hell of a buzz and Amy was a massive part of that.

Even when she turned up in later years Camden always looked out for her. I personally would ensure non-locals didn't annoy her, as she could flip. Indeed, the first time she played Proud she did just that. It was probably her last gig as an unknown. She sang a great set and came over to say hello when it was over. But then she rowed with her man at the time and bopped him. That was Amy: beautiful, fragile and pretty damn raw.

The perfect year or two on that old terrace ended and Proud moved on to its new premises in the Horse Hospital and Amy became a star. But she always loved Camden.

There was a huge fire in Camden Canal Market in 2008, and while the TV news did its best to put us out of business with over-the-top coverage, Amy - who was by then a big star in the US - still found time to shout out for Camden on international TV.

It might sound corny, but it made us all feel pretty special.

One moment I'll always recall was our wonderful second birthday. Amy told us she would come to help out, and out of nowhere she jumped up to join Professor Green for an impromptu performance of Just be Good to Green. The place went crazy.

Yes, there were darker times when you saw another side of both her and Camden but recently she was much more relaxed and seemed to have put the worst behind her. She felt loved and at home in Camden and was in a much more sensible set-up. I loved that she was back and I was happy not to be getting too many worrying reports about her.

It seems odd that Proud Galleries held the photographic show Forever 27 just last year. It was a big hit in the press and with the public. I had not really been aware of the "myth" of rock stars dying at that age. I personally, and all of Camden, will feel deep sadness that she is not part of us and our lives. We wish her family well and hope Camden's continued position as the greatest place on earth to hear rock 'n' roll and hang out with rock 'n' rollers will honour her memory.


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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:12 pm

Doc Watson wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

You really are a complete idiot clown

"She was simply an alclholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. "

What's that if not a judgement.
Thank you for your assesment and judgement of me as I said I was just reporting and summarising journalist's comments about what had happened the particular one you have chosen to comment on was actually made by Tanya Gold a London based free lance journalist.

If you are quoting someone else try putting quotes around the sentence and crediting the person, that way I wouldn't have assumed it was your very own work.

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Post  tatiana on Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:03 pm

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:If you are quoting someone else try putting quotes around the sentence and crediting the person, that way I wouldn't have assumed it was your very own work.

it was his own words

Doc Watson wrote:It was not written to be charming , like most people I was in awe of her talent . All my post did was in my own words summarise what has been written in many newpaper articles around the world. I make no judgement as I over indulged on alcohol many times when I was younger and if I had not come to my senses I may not have made it to where I am now.


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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:20 am

[quote="Nah Ville Sky Chick"]
Doc Watson wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

You really are a complete idiot clown

"She was simply an alclholic and drug addict who had no idea of her own worth or how to cure herself.. "

What's that if not a judgement.
Thank you for your assesment and judgement of me as I said I was just reporting and summarising journalist's comments about what had happened the particular one you have chosen to comment on was actually made by Tanya Gold a London based free lance journalist.

If you are quoting someone else try putting quotes around the sentence and crediting the person, that way I wouldn't have assumed it was your very own work.[/quote
I did , you were so keen to bag me you did not check.

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