Thoughts about international trade and other topics that occupy my daylight hours.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Good-bye Amy Winehouse
Photo by Daniel Arnold (Wikimedia Commons)
I was very sad to learn of the passing of Amy Winehouse today. She was singularly talented. The first time I heard Amy, I didn't know it was her -- I was at a friend's home and her "Back to Black" album came up on his stereo. I was stunned by how good she sounded and asked who she was. I sought out her albums soon afterwards. The more I listened, the more I was taken with her music: lyrics filled with raw honesty, sadness, anger, and humor, coupled with irresistible bass lines, ensembles of funky retro horns, and always, above all else, that extraordinarily soulful voice.