What other marginally talented dead junkies or alcoholics should be immortalized in easily-vandalized outdoor sculptures?
Amy Winehouse statue in London
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Tuesday at 11:32 AM|
What an absolutely monstrosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Monday at 12:53 PM|
Meryl Streep ....tic....toc
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Monday at 12:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Monday at 12:55 PM|
The statue is awful, but I'd say Amy was much more than marginally talented
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Monday at 1:07 PM|
I think this is worse than that first Lucy statue.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Monday at 1:08 PM|
Did her family approve this?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Monday at 1:09 PM|
I don't know who this Amy person was, but shit man don't *I* deserve a statue too???
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 8||Last Monday at 1:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Monday at 1:16 PM|
Oi!! Where's me fuckin' statue, you cunts?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Monday at 1:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Monday at 2:09 PM|
Amy is one of the all-time greats. That statue is awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Monday at 2:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Monday at 2:33 PM|
Isn't it enough that I became anorexic? Do I have to fucken OD?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Monday at 3:01 PM|
Good thing it’s not here in the US. It’d be torn down.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Monday at 3:05 PM|
Can we get a Naya statue her in the US?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 17||Last Monday at 3:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Monday at 3:15 PM|
She was a white girl who sang black-style.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Monday at 3:17 PM|
let's just build a monument to Cardi B and get it over with
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Monday at 3:22 PM|
R11, thank you, Sarah Ruth Parker.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Monday at 3:28 PM|
Fuk you, I wasn’t a fan but she was great
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Monday at 3:29 PM|
Amy Winehouse was not "marginally talented" she was the real deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 25||Last Monday at 3:37 PM|
She was good at imitating the black singing style, but that's all.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Monday at 4:19 PM|
She was an excellent singer and songwriter.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Monday at 5:03 PM|
Gifted. A terrible loss. E
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Monday at 8:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 30||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 31||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 32||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 33||Last Monday at 8:50 PM|
There are some videos of her wasted and trying to perform on stage, really terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 35||Last Monday at 8:55 PM|
I’m sure she said a bad thing once — time to knock it down?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 37||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 38||Last Monday at 9:07 PM|
How would one describe her 'vocal style'?
Did she always need microphones?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 40||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 41||Last Monday at 9:26 PM|
R40 Well said. She was beautiful, and had a beautiful gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 43||Last Monday at 9:33 PM|
Was she an idol to Women?
And to the Vulnerable?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 45||Last Monday at 9:38 PM|
Both R20 and R26 make me sick.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Monday at 9:38 PM|
Does the statue also smell as bad as Amy looked like she smelled in real life?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Monday at 9:41 PM|
She was anti black, right? Anti gay? Hated trans? Please, god. PLEASE...
Statue. Must. Be. Taken. Down...now...
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Monday at 9:45 PM|
R46 Why do R20 and R26 make you sick?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Monday at 9:53 PM|
I say, NO, NO, NO!!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 52||Last Tuesday at 2:35 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Tuesday at 6:11 AM|
"Her talent was like lightning in a bottle."
Mostly from a bottle.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Tuesday at 11:32 AM|