Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Nightingale No Longer Singing

These photos were taken while a friend and I walked home from school one day. It ended up taking a lot longer than we originally thought, so we stopped at the amphitheater and rested. We both really liked Amy Winehouse. We thought that even though her appearance and act were out of control, her music was phenomenal. I think it's really hard for musicians to be original these days. You have basically three types.
  1. The songs about depression and how life is just so hard.
  2. The songs about happiness and how life is just so wonderful.
  3. The songs about nothing and how fun it is to repeat words.
  4. Then you have the few musicians who sing pure truth, not because they want to prove something to the world, or showcase their talent, but because they want to express themselves FOR themselves.

That, my friends, is the type of musician Amy Winehouse was. Some people rage about her terrible performances, or the fact that she canceled her tour to get her act together.

But I applaud her.
She didn't care because her music wasn't made for us. It was made for her.

And quite honestly, I think that's the way it should be.


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