How did you first hear about Amy?
Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:09 PM
For me as an American, it was in a Best Buy circular advertising the release of "Back to Black." It talked about her "return" (even though "Frank" had not been released in the States), and of her powerful, soulful, deep voice. I also vaguely recall a screenshot from Amy's "Rehab" video when she was sitting on the steps.
"Amy is amazing. It's as if Bille Holiday and Dianh Washington had a baby and it was raised by Janice Joplin." - jazzblowin on youtube
Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:18 PM
Edited by malaroda, 16 November 2008 - 06:38 PM.
Even when I'm a mess, I still put on a vest with an S on my chest, oh yes, I'm a Superwoman!
Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:40 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:02 PM
I'm a big fan of The Roots and subscribe to drummer ?uestlove's myspace blog. he was touring in Europe at the time and happened to pick up "Back To Black" while in London. he fell in love with the album immediately, listened to it 15 times in a row and raved about how great it was on his blog. he also embedded the music video for "Rehab." That's the first time I ever heard/saw Amy. I have to say... I was pretty confused at first. Hearing that voice coming out of her was just strange...
It wasn't until a few hours later that I realized how great the song was. I was driving in my car and Rehab started playing in my mind. I NEEDED to go back home to listen to the song again.
I ordered the CD off Amazon.uk a few weeks later and have been in love with Amy ever since.
here's a link to that specific blog:
Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:06 PM
I was laying on the couch watching MTV and a show had just ended and you know how they play Music vids while they scroll the credits? Well it was Rehab....and I shot right up off the couch and my mouth dropped to the floor and I was like WHO is this???!!!
I didn't get obsessed until I got Frank though...
Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:24 PM
Wow! What an awesome endorsement! And just days after the album was released!
December 02, 2006...
I'm a big fan of The Roots and subscribe to drummer ?uestlove's myspace blog.
here's a link to that specific blog:
There was a nice pic of him with Amy and Jill Scott, which I lost. Anyone have a copy?
Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:48 PM
^ Yes! Thanks! Do you know when/where that was?
this was taken backstage at Black Lily 2007 in Philadelphia... there's an interesting story behind this actually. ?uest wrote about it on the okayplayer boards... I saved it because it was so good haha. check it out:
"that crazy person that be in the press....ive never met that jawn.
matter of fact....this is who i met.
it was black lily day in philly and my computer was in the shop at springboard and i just landed in philly from an atl gig. it was sunday afternoon round 12ish and i double parked to get my jawn out the shop on walnut.
thing was cop made me move and parking was 2 blocks away on locust.
walked past cvs
walked past brownstones
bar on corner
amy folding clothes at drier
"aim?.......the hell you doing here?"
i looked and noone was around. security nada....nothing. just her and them damn ballet shoes.
i was weirded out cause in the world of "entertainer acting like joe shmooe" i thought i had that shit on lockdown.
i mean EVERY singer i know got a latch who pack they clothes and irons and all the shit i do normally. so that shocked the shit outta me.
i told her about black lily and i offered her a lift.
she said she'd walk there.
i was like you are amy winehouse walking in the murder capital of the USA ill lift you.
she said "nonsense gimme address"
which of course i just knew was the brushoff.
she walked to lily!!!!!!
here's another photo from that night:
Edited by stimuland, 16 November 2008 - 10:50 PM.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:21 PM
Amy: "Dying old or never meeting Tony Bennett; if I never get to meet him, I might as well be dead."
Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:29 PM
?uestlove is one fine mofo.
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