Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Amy Winehouse is like a sultry Mary J. w/ a Splash of Billie +Tiombe Trapped in a White Girls Body.

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My girl s.bot put me on to the new Amy Winehouse on Friday. Right now I am trying to get my hands on a copy of Frank, her last sh*t. Please believe I listened to Back to Black ALL weekend.

Damn near 72 hours straight blog fam.

S.bot said that I like "that dark sh*t". I was like um. We all have a dark side. The difference is in how we manage it. Just like Dilla's Donuts, this was the right album @ the right time for me.

First of all the album is like love in a dark cave whose only light is a cigarette flame.
Life gets trill. Whatareyagunnado?

I was waiting for my final grades this weekend which had the potential to affect 6 or 7 other things in my life, like my living situation, future job opportunities, the whole 9.

And my brother f*cked around and got into it with his wife on Saturday and the popo got involved. You know I was heated.


I was like god, I KNOW you not about to take my brother away from me on some stupid sh*t b/w him and his lady.
And on top of all that lovliness BL and I called it quits recently. So your girl is out here in NYC trynna get a handle on this chess game they call dating and/or being single.
Suffice it is to say that Amy's tells of rehab, likker, sex and live stung me in the spine this weekend.

Fortunately both my school and my brothers situation's worked out.

But. This weekend. I was feeling it ya'll. I had no idea how life was gonna shape shift this month.


So, Amy got play. Infact no soul music has moved like this album since the My Life album.
I know. Mary refers to it as her dark period.
But d*mn if those songs aren't timeless. Infact I ain't bumped a WG so hard since Fiona Apples Extraordinary Machine.

Yes the CD is dark. Drug Laced. Affair ladened. And down right depressing @ times.

But sh*t. Who sings up tempo ballads w/ lyrics that you can f*ckin identify w/ when you are feeling blue?

Sometimes, out of the darkest periods come the hottest music/art.

Think Pac, Basquiat, Fridah, Coltrane.
They ALL had issues and their art was BANANAS.


I wish Amy all the best in O7.

Here is a link to her You Tube Jawn.

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Its brick as h*ll outside. The Clipse are in town tonight.

While I would like to go, Im not down to stand up for hella hours for a show. I did that sh*t when I was 16.

Even though I would love to hear Keys Open Doors. LIVE.


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dag, nearly 72 hours straight!! I thought I was a little overindulgent after five listens back-to-front when I first heard this in december and declared it my second favourite album in 2006 (after Donuts). You must've really been feelin' it over the weekend.

I'm not sure how well this lp is doing in the UK, I hope it does well in the US when it is released in march.

Including Mary and the other artist you've mentioned, I've heard this girl compared to Christina Aguilera but I would be suprised if she would have as much visibility as any of those artists. The music is tight no doubt, I let others sample it and they agree. All that's needed is visibility.

- teƔspoon

Hummingbyrd said...

@ Teaspoon.

Glad to see you stop back by,

Christina ain't got shit on Amers.

Plus. She is gonna need to be marketed differntly than Christina. She ain't Blond and Blue.

She will appeal to the hip hop heads, soul heads and the Fiona Apple Fans.

This woman done been through some sh*t.
She be Talking bout:
'N*ggas smoking her weed,
About Mr. Jones (Nas) making her miss the slick rick gig
Talkin' about Rehab, no no no.
Talking 'bout "fuckery"

I need that other jawn.

Yes.

By 72 hours meaning, that when I was up, and wasn't around other people, thats what I was bumping.

My friends weren't going for it.

Lol.

All of the above is grown folks b'niss.

Perfect Storm said...

You're scaring me!

1st: you were in a funk this weekend (like me)

2nd: you were sweating about grades (like me)

3rd: you shop at the Whole Foods at Union Sq (like me...and thousands of others, I guess)

4th: we already talked about this football stuff.

Are you my doppelganger or am I yours? :D

Hang tough, chica. The dating game is definitely for the Grand Masters of chess. (My other blog addresses the play-by-play).

Hummingbyrd said...

Gurrrrl..

We like cousins.

Lol.

Whole Foods is my happy place.


How did your grades turn out?
Keep me posted.

I say one to jesus, john and zora for you, lol.

Big Walt said...

I was gonna have an an airbrush made of Basquiat, but didn't have, you know, any money.

I thought that would have been slick though.

I'm been listening to Amy since literally a week before that song with her and Ghost came out.

Hummingbyrd said...

AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY.

Arg.

She got me through this weekend and I am ever so greatful.

Have you heard the frank jawn.

Shit is f*cking bananas.

Perfect Storm said...

The grades worked out nicely, thank you. Thanks for asking. I got NEW papaz now!

Yo, thanks for the Amy Winehouse info!! I never heard of her, but she is AMAZING!!! Omigosh.

I didn' know it was her on the Ghostface joint. I thought is was Chrisette, because she sounds just like her on that.

I could have used some of Ms. Winehouse's music last weekend my damn self!

Perfect Storm said...

The grades worked out nicely, thank you. Thanks for asking. I got NEW papaz now!

Yo, thanks for the Amy Winehouse info!! I never heard of her, but she is AMAZING!!! Omigosh.

I didn' know it was her on the Ghostface joint. I thought is was Chrisette, because she sounds just like her on that.

I could have used some of Ms. Winehouse's music last weekend my damn self!

Perfect Storm said...

The grades worked out nicely, thank you. Thanks for asking. I got NEW papaz now!

Yo, thanks for the Amy Winehouse info!! I never heard of her, but she is AMAZING!!! Omigosh.

I didn't know it was her on the Ghostface joint. I thought it was Chrisette, because she sounds just like her on that.

I could have used some of Ms. Winehouse's music last weekend my damn self!

Perfect Storm said...

The grades worked out nicely, thank you. Thanks for asking. I got NEW papaz now!

Yo, thanks for the Amy Winehouse info!! I never heard of her, but she is AMAZING!!! Omigosh.

I didn't know it was her on the Ghostface joint. I thought it was Chrisette, because she sounds just like her on that.

I could have used some of Ms. Winehouse's music last weekend my damn self!

Perfect Storm said...

The grades worked out nicely, thank you. Thanks for asking. I got NEW papaz now!

Yo, thanks for the Amy Winehouse info!! I never heard of her, but she is AMAZING!!! Omigosh.

I didn't know it was her on the Ghostface joint. I thought it was Chrisette, because she sounds just like her on that.

I could have used some of Ms. Winehouse's music last weekend my damn self!

The Minority Reporter said...

"While I would like to go, Im not down to stand up for hella hours for a show. I did that sh*t when I was 16."

gurrrlll, i'll be on these left & right '81s when lupe and the roots come down here

vik said...

m dot.

yeah. amy is the truth. thought her voice was a dusty sample til someone told me about her.

it's nice to hear something that takes a bit of old, a bit of new, and make it unique.

PEACE

YAZMAR said...

Never heard of this chic or her music however its damn hard to be compared to Mary so she gotta come with it cuz nobody OUT right now reminds me of Mary....MJB is in a place all by herself!!! Watch those Grammy's and you will see exactly what I'm talking about!!lol

Appreciate you for stopping by....I will be back, so make sure you make yaself at home at Yazmars Breakthrough!!

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