Tag Archives: Amy Winehouse

SXSW discoveries

SXSW has been around for a while now and it has long ago left its humble roots.  But there is always the music.  Many bands just blend right into each other but there is always the diamond in the rough and the excitement of love at first chord from a new artist.  These are just […]

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Oscar documentary nominations

There are five nominations for feature documentary but two that are of immediate interest. I talked about What Happened Miss Simone? earlier this week but the one that will probably take home the award is Amy.  The story of Amy Winehouse which I discussed when it first came out but is worth revisiting again, especially if […]

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Amy Winehouse documentary

The brilliance in “Amy“, the upcoming documentary on Amy Winehouse is that it’s more than a documentary film. It’s a musical and a Shakespearian tragedy all brought to you inside Amy’s lyrics. Yes, we all know the voice and yes we all know how the story ends but the key factor that makes this documentary work so […]

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Rock Star Tattoos

Justin Vernon the man behind Bon Iver recently held a contest to help design his next tattoo.  As you may or may not know and now I do thanks to Wikipedia: “The “Bon Iver” moniker first entered his mind; while bedridden with mononucleosis, he began watching the television series Northern Exposure on DVD. One episode depicts a group of […]

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2011 In Memoriam

People died, marriages broke up as did bands.  Here are a number of things I will miss in the new year. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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New Music Tuesday

This looks like the last week this year where actual new music will be released but there are two new releases worth noting. Former indie blues-rock band The Black Keys is now a big deal thanks to their last album Brothers.  El Camino is the name of the new album and it continues in the same […]

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Today’s new releases seem to be focused on those that have survived whether its artistic longevity, tenacity or just plain stubbornness. The first album to be featured is by Ivy.  This is their first new record in six years.  They’ve been around since 1994.  Ivy features a married couple (New Yorker, Adam Chase and Parisian, […]

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Joss Stone

Joss Stone first grabbed our attention when she was a 16 year old kid with the voice of a 45 year old blues woman with her version of A White Stripes song.  While there is no denying her voice and she avoids the showcasing of a Christina Aguilera I’ve yet to hear her get to the […]

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Amy Winehouse

I got introduced to the amazing talent of Amy Winehouse at the 2007 SXSW Convention.  It was just her, her guitarist and that voice! What a voice!  I don’t think I’ve ever been so knocked out by a debut performance.  You can see her perform two of those songs at that showcase right here.  She […]

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