Seventeen-year-old Amy Winehouse‘s journal entries and song lyrics have been discovered in a pile of dumped school books. Winehouse apparently scribbled verses inside a red notebook for English Literature (she wrote “Amy’s Songs” on the cover). Some of her early lyrics from 2001 found in the notebook include: “I’m digging myself into a hole/These days I’ll just work when once I had so much soul” and the somewhat prophetic “Drain my drink & order more” and “Find someone with whom I can come undone.” She also writes about “crazy sexual tension” with a boy she knows and plans to wear “that little skirt” and “little white heels” just to tease him.
But most interestingly, Amy Winehouse penned a to-do list of stuff she’d like to accomplish once she got a record contract. And no, “become a sloppy mess drug addict and have a crazy relationship with a criminal” is not on there. Keep reading »
Amy Winehouse has come out of “hiatus” to spawn a new single, “It’s My Party.” The track was produced by Mark Ronson, and it’s a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 track of the same name. So … how does it sound? Well, I’ll let you be the judge. To me, it sounds, and I hate to say this, slurry. Musically, it’s nothing new: Motown redux. Vocally, it’s kind of sad. But I’m no Simon Cowell! Tell us what you think of the latest from Miss Winehouse in the comments. The song will appear on Quincy Jones’ upcoming “tribute” album, Soul Bossa Nostra, which drops November 9. [ONTD] Keep reading »
“I dress like it’s still the ’50s … I just dress like … I’m an old Jewish black man.”
—Amy Winehouse describes her personal style in Harper’s Bazaar. One question: Would an old Jewish black man wear dirty ballet flats? [NY Post] Keep reading »
“Ronson you’re dead to me; one album I write and you take half the credit—make a career out of it? Don’t think so BRUV.”
–Amy Winehouse, in a tweet to Mark Ronson (yes, of those Ronsons). Winehouse is miffed that Ronson appeared on a British talk show claiming that he created all the tracks on her stellar debut, Back to Black, an album that he actually co-wrote with Winehouse. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
After three years of tumultuous on-again/off-again marriage, prison, and rehab, Amy Winehouse has finally broken free of her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. And she has moved on. Her new beau is film writer/director Reg Traviss. And because we’re super concerned for Amy’s well-being, we scrounged up all the information we could find on the bloke. And let us say this is a major upgrade. Keep reading »