I'm watchin' Amy Winehouse on one of the music channels, 'Rehab'.
And only yesterday saw the vid for her duet with Tony Bennett. Exquisite!
I remember being a young teenager, thinking I would never be 21.
Why would I think that?
I sure as hell don't remember why I had such thoughts back then, I just remember that I did.
And I remember it was not a good feeling.
I also remember being a happy teenager, but mostly, well, I would not like to re-live those years.
I remember when I split with my fiance (at the ripe old age of 21!) feeling like someone had stuck their big pointy finger right into my heart and twisted and twisted...
And then I remember rediscovering music, via some of my (now) oldest friends.
And I became me.
We were making (in our opinion) some fantastic music.
We were gonna be huge! (This was before Simon GOWL!)
We never did become huge, but we did keep doing what we loved.
And some of us still make quite a decent living doing just that!
I'm gonna live forever?
I love what I do, where I am, so maybe this is where I'm meant to be right now.
Unlike every other kid these days, I never craved fame, especially not the instant fame glorified today in shows like X-Factor/Idol. I truly believe these shows screw with the minds of so many kids!
As for Amy, I believe she was a true talent, fucked up, but a talent none the less.
And she will be remembered for quite a long time.
I, on the other hand, at 50 years of age, one who could never dream of having a gift such as hers, am still here.
And I intend on being here for quite a while! Slainte! :¬)