The autopsy results today reveal alcohol poisoning.
I thought I’d give a pass on any comment on Winehouse because her life and career were so tragic. Whatever might be said could only be trite. She had an immense talent and behaved as though possessed by demons.
But I discovered this performance at Austin’s SXSW festival in 2007. Everybody should know about it. Hear it once, you won’t forget it. When you see the expressions on the faces of the audience members, you’ll realize that’s probably how you look too.
Thanks Michael for posting this. I am happy to be trite about this woman. Winehouse was by far the best song interpreter of her generation and potentially the best of several generations. Her timing, her poise and even her choice of songs put her in the category of Dinah Washington and Billy Holiday, both of whom were killed by their own abuse of alcohol.
This performance gives me chills, Martin. That’s not a figure of speech.