The Before and After of Amy Winehouse - Page 2
James Rhodes wrote in the Telegraph online: “There is a certain screw-you apathy and repressed anger that drives these artists – you can see it in their strut, in their stage-presence, in their day to day lives, in their unleashing of opinions rather than their offering of them.
”It is attractive and heroic to those of us with 9-5 jobs and a yearning for expressive freedom and it is an aspiration for attention-deficient children who have become tourists in their own skin.”
But there is yet more:
Winehouse’s passing came hot on the heels of that of the artist, Lucian Freud who lived a wonderfully long, rich, successful and often hedonistic life but reportedly routinely misused and abused all those nearest to him, starting with his brother, Clement and continuing with the many women on whom he sired swarms of children.
Many people may retort that the only commonality between Winehouse and Freud was their Jewish heritage. But they also shared a passion for their respective art, which crushed as it created, demolished as it built and razed as it enriched.
But while Freud destroyed others, Winehouse – who wanted her grandchildren (!) to learn that she once sang with Tony Bennett – finally annihilated herself, any future music and the generations which should have followed her.
But as I am most certainly of the wrong generation to speak for Amy, I’ll let DJ and producer Mark Ronson conclude for me: He said:
"She was my musical soul-mate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life."