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Amy Winehouse statue in London

What other marginally talented dead junkies or alcoholics should be immortalized in easily-vandalized outdoor sculptures?

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by Anonymousreply 54Last Tuesday at 11:32 AM

What an absolutely monstrosity.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Monday at 12:53 PM

Meryl Streep ....tic....toc

by Anonymousreply 2Last Monday at 12:54 PM

Princess Margaret

by Anonymousreply 3Last Monday at 12:55 PM

The statue is awful, but I'd say Amy was much more than marginally talented

by Anonymousreply 4Last Monday at 1:07 PM

I think this is worse than that first Lucy statue.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Monday at 1:08 PM

Did her family approve this?

by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 1:09 PM

I don't know who this Amy person was, but shit man don't *I* deserve a statue too???

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by Anonymousreply 7Last Monday at 1:11 PM

Amy was incredibly talented and is a huge loss. I think she'd find this statue funny and droll.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Monday at 1:13 PM

Peaches Geldof

by Anonymousreply 9Last Monday at 1:16 PM

Oi!! Where's me fuckin' statue, you cunts?

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by Anonymousreply 10Last Monday at 1:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 11Last Monday at 2:09 PM

Amy is one of the all-time greats. That statue is awful.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Monday at 2:32 PM

Walking dead

by Anonymousreply 13Last Monday at 2:33 PM

Isn't it enough that I became anorexic? Do I have to fucken OD?

by Anonymousreply 14Last Monday at 3:01 PM

Good thing it’s not here in the US. It’d be torn down.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Monday at 3:05 PM

Can we get a Naya statue her in the US?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Monday at 3:12 PM

Was her father there still lying and denying Amy was still drinking, like he did right up until the top report said she drank herself to death?

by Anonymousreply 17Last Monday at 3:14 PM

TOX report!

by Anonymousreply 18Last Monday at 3:15 PM

Aw, man. Back in the day, I used to hang out at Dlisted, and loved the Amy Winehouse posts. She was much beloved there. My favorite time is when she went to St. Lucia and enjoyed herself there.

Here’s a nice photo from that time. Mostly she was a shambles, but I like to think this was a nice day for her. Horses are quite intuitive and can be therapeutic. Wish she’d spent more time with them.

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by Anonymousreply 19Last Monday at 3:15 PM

She was a white girl who sang black-style.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Monday at 3:17 PM

let's just build a monument to Cardi B and get it over with

by Anonymousreply 21Last Monday at 3:22 PM

R11, thank you, Sarah Ruth Parker.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Monday at 3:28 PM

Fuk you, I wasn’t a fan but she was great

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Monday at 3:29 PM

Amy Winehouse was not "marginally talented" she was the real deal.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Monday at 3:30 PM

Exactly R24. Love that picture R19, I hope she had the best day and it gave her comfort. She was incredibly gifted but a complicated person, not uncommon. The statue is fugly but I bet she'd pee herself laughing over it.

I just wish she'd come out of her dark days still with us, but I'll always be grateful for her music.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Monday at 3:37 PM

She was good at imitating the black singing style, but that's all.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Monday at 4:19 PM

She was an excellent singer and songwriter.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Monday at 5:03 PM

Gifted. A terrible loss. E

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by Anonymousreply 29Last Monday at 8:33 PM

The statue should portray her taking her crackpipe out of her ratty beehive, as she memorably did once in concert.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Monday at 8:37 PM

She had one successful album wherein she just mimicked a 50 year old musical style, released no material at all for the next 5 years, and then OD’d. A real loss.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Monday at 8:44 PM

The worst of it is the smeared pink lipstick and bracelet. You somehow expect to her recorded voice yelling, "Blaaaakkkkke!"

by Anonymousreply 32Last Monday at 8:49 PM

I enjoyed her work, but I can't imagine why anyone thought commemorating her with a statue would be a good idea.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Monday at 8:50 PM

There are some videos of her wasted and trying to perform on stage, really terrible.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Monday at 8:55 PM

I guarantee that in 50 years our society will be sufficiently changed for them to demand that this statue be cut down and thrown in the nearest canal.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Monday at 8:55 PM

I’m sure she said a bad thing once — time to knock it down?

by Anonymousreply 36Last Monday at 8:57 PM

I'm sure the UK Division of Cancel Culture will find some tweet or email from 5 or fifteen years ago in order to tear this thing down.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Monday at 9:02 PM

[quote]She had one successful album wherein she just mimicked a 50 year old musical style, released no material at all for the next 5 years, and then OD’d. A real loss.

She had two successful albums, wrote or co-wrote all of her own material and her vocal style was not a mere imitation, it was unique.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Monday at 9:07 PM

How would one describe her 'vocal style'?

Did she always need microphones?

by Anonymousreply 39Last Monday at 9:16 PM

Amy Winehouse possessed a vocal Range of 3 Octaves and one semitone D3-Eb6. Typically, she was a contralto. She had a unique and so easily recognizable voice. Naturally proficient vocalist with an extraordinary technique and splendidly individual phrasing.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Monday at 9:21 PM

Her talent was like lightning in a bottle. That's why I think something as....stolid (?!) as a sculpture is misguided. A painting, on the other hand....

by Anonymousreply 41Last Monday at 9:26 PM

R40 Well said. She was beautiful, and had a beautiful gift.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Monday at 9:29 PM

I loved her ballet slippers. And wifebeater and beehive and eyeliner. She reminded me of Little Edie, actually. She just did her own thing and didn’t give a fuck what people thought, and was quite eccentric.

While I enjoyed her music, I loved her hot mess-ness. There was no one quite like her.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 9:33 PM

Was she an idol to Women?

And to the Vulnerable?

by Anonymousreply 44Last Monday at 9:36 PM

She was so unique and special, I still listen to her music. Why do the truly talented ones always seem to have so many problems? A shame she isn't still around.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Monday at 9:38 PM

Both R20 and R26 make me sick.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Monday at 9:38 PM

Does the statue also smell as bad as Amy looked like she smelled in real life?

by Anonymousreply 47Last Monday at 9:41 PM

She was anti black, right? Anti gay? Hated trans? Please, god. PLEASE...

Statue. Must. Be. Taken.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Monday at 9:45 PM

R46 Why do R20 and R26 make you sick?

Cultural appropriation?

by Anonymousreply 49Last Monday at 9:53 PM

I say, NO, NO, NO!!

by Anonymousreply 50Last Monday at 9:55 PM

I've always loved this video where Noel Fielding kisses her on the cheek and, even though they both look extremely fucked up, she still has enough wits about her to wipe her face as she walks away.

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by Anonymousreply 51Last Monday at 10:09 PM

R49 I suppose [italic] allegations [/italic] of cultural appropriation do, especially in Amy's case. That was her natural voice. It's not as if she sang differently at other times. She never affected a black or urban dialect either. If she sounds black to people, I suggest it's both coincidence and the style of her singing.

She wasn't imitating anything specific to a black person. Such statements are the musical equivalent of a black person saying one of his own "talks too white". It's fundamentally racist to make such rubbish statements in the first place. These comments are typical of some very nasty black posters who have suddenly popped up in each and every thread lately, They're racists, and they're intentionally being very divisive.

Many claim they've all popped on over from LA, but I'm not sure. I'm entirely sure that I'm sick of them however.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Tuesday at 2:35 AM

Good times

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by Anonymousreply 53Last Tuesday at 6:11 AM

"Her talent was like lightning in a bottle."

Mostly from a bottle.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Tuesday at 11:32 AM
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