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Amy Winehouse’s new album is looking official. Like, “Completed” Official. Links

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Taken in early January. She look good tho.

Now after anyone has a run like Amy has the last few years, naturally you’re going to be a bit wary and cautious when news pops up regarding new music, new tours… anything. Getting caught up in boyfriends, drugs and family drama will hold anyone up/make anyone flakey for a while. And after seeing Amy probably hit bottom and blatantly not giving a fu*k for a while… it’s a wonderful thing when things really seem like they are starting to turn for the better. And it honestly looks like they are.

In the last year, after looking like she had re-engaged herself to the asshole, she’s finally ditched the douchebag boyfriend Blake and moved on to someone new… and it looks like he’s doing her right. Don’t know if that’s long-term, but who cares. As long as she’s moving on with her life. In the meantime, it looks like she’s been taking care of the little things, as well as the important shit. On top of making sure her Visa and Passport are clear for travel in 2011 and starting a small tour in brazil, She’s supposedly rallied some of the best talent around her on the low to start building her new band and sound. Along with teaming up with Questlove and Raphael Saddiq for new music and to start some kind of super bands…. It also looks like she’s secured Cee-Lo Green in support of her new album as well. And even though she keeps claiming January as the target for her new album release… knowing how the industry is, we wont get it until spring at least. But at least it looks real. It looks very, VERY real.

Please Musical Jebus. Let this be real. Amen.

Amy Winehouse's new album is looking official. Like, "Completed" Official. Links

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Early January 2011. Looking good.

Now after anyone has a run like Amy has the last few years, naturally you’re going to be a bit wary and cautious when news pops up regarding new music, new tours… anything. Getting caught up in boyfriends, drugs and family drama will hold anyone up/make anyone flakey for a while. And after seeing Amy probably hit bottom and blatantly not giving a fu*k for a while… it’s a wonderful thing when things really seem like they are starting to turn for the better. And it honestly looks like they are.

In the last year, after looking like she had re-engaged herself to the asshole, she’s finally ditched the douchebag boyfriend Blake and moved on to someone new… and it looks like he’s doing her right. Don’t know if that’s long-term, but who cares. As long as she’s moving on with her life. In the meantime, it looks like she’s been taking care of the little things, as well as the important shit. On top of starting the effort of making sure her Visa and Passport are clear for travel in 2011 and starting a small tour in brazil, She’s supposedly rallied some of the best talent around her on the low to start building her new band and sound. Along with teaming up with Questlove and Raphael Saddiq for new music and to start some kind of super bands…. It also looks like she’s secured Cee-Lo Green in support of her new album as well. And even though she keeps claiming January as the target for her new album release… knowing how the industry is, we wont get it until fall at least. But at least it looks real. It looks very, VERY real. Click the links. I researched this.

Please Musical Jebus. Let this be real. Amen.

*Updated 7.26.11:
Man…. FUCK LIFE. MOTHERFUCK LIFE. *throws chair across the room*

Questlove tweets about supposed Third Album; Cover Art for “Wake Up!” | Amy Winehouse and Nas party together in London. Photos:

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It looks decent. It sounds better though.

So one day in twitterland, I noticed that @Questlove had changed his twitter avatar picture to what looked like the new cover for “Wake Up!” his new collaborative effort with John Legend. I commented on it shortly, tweeting that I couldn’t pay attention to anything else but what was in that avatar, and wanting to know more. Well, he was nice enough to get back with a twitpic link to the artwork for me, saying “let’s start here. 3-ALBUMS-IN 2010. you thought #HIGO was all? nope i got #musicfordays.”

Well sh*t dude. Now I wanna know what this magical third album is, who it’s with, where its coming from and when can I get it. God. I Hate/Love when my favorite musicians tease me.

Amy and Nas Partying in London. I hope something musically productive comes of this.

In other news, I just wanted to post this one photo of my musical dreams coming true. Depending on how it goes. It seems that Nas and Amy Winehouse have finally touched basis and gotten together to spend some time in London. Amy had been sending Nas secret signals of her adoration since her first album with “In My Bed,” and more blatant references to her love in “Me and Mr. Jones….” So I’ve been wondering if eventually their paths would cross. And they have.

Amy continues to look healthier and has taken off that engagement ring from Blake off her finger (PRAISE JEBUS) and was out and about with two of her (my) favorite musicians, Nas and Damian Marley. The tabloids are going to do whatever they want with this story, but I just want to see some kinda awesome Musical collaboration between all these people. And soon. Hopefully since she’s off the smack, it might actually happen.

These are the random, awesome things that intrigued me in music today. I’m sorry I couldn’t add tons more, as I’m doing 12 things at one time.
Enjoy.

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July 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Questlove tweets about supposed Third Album; Cover Art for "Wake Up!" | Amy Winehouse and Nas party together in London. Photos:

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It looks decent. It sounds better though.

So one day in twitterland, I noticed that @Questlove had changed his twitter avatar picture to what looked like the new cover for “Wake Up!” his new collaborative effort with John Legend. I commented on it shortly, tweeting that I couldn’t pay attention to anything else but what was in that avatar, and wanting to know more. Well, he was nice enough to get back with a twitpic link to the artwork for me, saying “let’s start here. 3-ALBUMS-IN 2010. you thought #HIGO was all? nope i got #musicfordays.”

Well sh*t dude. Now I wanna know what this magical third album is, who it’s with, where its coming from and when can I get it. God. I Hate/Love when my favorite musicians tease me.

Amy and Nas Partying in London. I hope something musically productive comes of this.

In other news, I just wanted to post this one photo of my musical dreams coming true. Depending on how it goes. It seems that Nas and Amy Winehouse have finally touched basis and gotten together to spend some time in London. Amy had been sending Nas secret signals of her adoration since her first album with “In My Bed,” and more blatant references to her love in “Me and Mr. Jones….” So I’ve been wondering if eventually their paths would cross. And they have.

Amy continues to look healthier and has taken off that engagement ring from Blake off her finger (PRAISE JEBUS) and was out and about with two of her (my) favorite musicians, Nas and Damian Marley. The tabloids are going to do whatever they want with this story, but I just want to see some kinda awesome Musical collaboration between all these people. And soon. Hopefully since she’s off the smack, it might actually happen.

These are the random, awesome things that intrigued me in music today. I’m sorry I couldn’t add tons more, as I’m doing 12 things at one time.
Enjoy.

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July 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm

"When will we get the time to be Just Friends?" ¬©Amy Winehouse.

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Amy, Amy, Amy.

You just don’t know. This song does something to me.
I could sit here all day and think of every colorful verb and adjective in the book, and it still wouldn’t describe the feeling my soul gets when I hear that opening piano chord sequence. How my heart jumps and drops at the same time when I hear that Horn Section come in. Just listening to it for the first time in months stopped me in my tracks and compelled me to just… start writing about it. So I’ll let the spirit move me.

In my heart, I will always miss the Old Amy Winehouse. The one you see above. The mostly tattoo free, crack-less, Blake-less Amy who was just trying to battle the haunting demons of a childhood without the father she adored (he was off having an affair with another woman, which left an effect she CLEARLY lets you know about… and you could see manifest itself later in her career…), while using the gift of her voice and POWERFUL writing ability to work through it. Unfortunately, life doesn’t go how we plan, relationships are not a fu*king cakewalk, and sometimes along the way you run into things and people you shouldn’t be around… even though your heart tells you to spend as much time have on earth with them. And it looks like she’s had that moment.

Anyways… the theme of this (powerful ass) song lies largely within the theme of trying to let go of that certain someone/something. You know who s/he is. You know you need to let go, but every time you try… you can’t seem to release yourself from whatever hold they have on you. And a part of you doesn’t really want to. Every breath, every kiss, every caress seems to negate the horrible argument you just had, the ugly things you said to each other… or the fact that s/he’s still attached to that ex of his. Basically, you know you need to just put this dude in the friend zone PERMANENTLY, and you REALLY want to, but you CANT.

It happens so much more often than we think. Some call it “The Game Changer.” Others call it “The one who got away” or “leave that motherfucker alone.” I call it “The Untouchable.” That one person, no matter how much you want and KNOW you should be with them… you already know that NO good could ever come of that situation. And even though you know you shouldn’t, you spend every second you can with said person, absorbing every minute, moment and memory into your mind, etching every word spoken into your heart… while somehow keeping in mind that it was already over long before it even began.

So can you tell I relate to this song in a serious way? Ha. Well like I said, there’s nothing I can say that Amy cant tell you in three minutes, letting her unnaturally soulful voice and soul bleed on this track of retro-perfectness. Ska influenced horns and sweet guitar riffs find Amy between begging her lover to stay, while doing everything she can to make him leave. Change a love that was once passionate and intense into a friendship with lines and boundaries. Funny thing is, even though you can hear in every verse that she wants him as a friend, she still needs more from him… in a real way. Theres an ever-present sense of longing for him even though she wants him to go away.

Just Listen.

“When will we get the time to be just friends?

It’s never safe for us not even in the evening
‘cos I’ve been drinking
Not in the morning where your shit works
It’s always dangerous when everybody’s sleeping
And I’ve been thinking
Can we be alone?
Can we be alone?

When will we get the time to be just friends?

And no I’m not ashamed but the guilt will kill you
If she don’t first
I’ll never love you like her
Though we need to find the time
To just do this shit together
For it gets worse
I wanna touch you
But that just hurts

When will we get the time to be just just friends
Just friends?”

I feel you, Amy.

Anyways, I’m going to shut the entire fuck up now.
Thanks.

“When will we get the time to be Just Friends?” ©Amy Winehouse.

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Amy, Amy, Amy.

You just don’t know. This song does something to me.
I could sit here all day, and think of every color verb and adjective in the book, and it still wouldn’t describe the feeling my soul gets when I hear that opening piano chord sequence. How my heart jumps and drops at the same time when I hear that Horn Section come in. Just listening to it for the first time in months stopped me in my tracks and compelled me to just… start writing about it. So I’ll let the spirit move me.

In my heart, I will always miss the Old Amy Winehouse. The one you see above. The mostly tattoo free, crack-less, Blake-less Amy who was just trying to battle the haunting demons of a childhood without the father she adored (he was off having an affair with another woman… it left an effect she CLEARLY lets you know about… and you could see manifest itself later in her career…), while using the gift of her voice and writing ability to work through it. Unfortunately, life doesn’t go how we plan, relationships are not a fu*king cakewalk, and sometimes you run into things and people you shouldn’t be around… even though your heart tells you to spend as much time have on earth with them. And it looks like she’s had that moment.

Anyways… the theme of this (powerful ass) song lies largely within the theme of trying to let go of that certain someone/something. You know who s/he is. You know you need to let go, but every time you try… you can’t seem to release yourself from whatever hold they have on you. And a part of you don’t really want to. Every breath, every kiss, every caress seems to negate the horrible argument you just had, the ugly things you said to each other… or the fact that s/he’s still attached to that ex of his. Basically, you know you need to just put this dude in the friend zone PERMANENTLY, and you REALLY want to, but you CANT.
It happens so much more often than we think. Some call it “The Game Changer.” Others call it “The one who got away.” I call it “The Untouchable.” The one, no matter how much you want and KNOW you should be with them… you already know that NO good could ever come of that situation. And even though you shouldn’t, you spend every second you can with this said person, absorbing every moment and memory into your mind, etching every word spoken into your heart… while somehow keeping in mind that it was already over long before it even began.

So can you tell I relate to this song in a serious way? Ha. Well like I said, there’s nothing I can say that Amy cant tell you in three minutes, letting her unnaturally soulful voice and soul bleed on this track of retro-perfectness. Ska influenced horns and sweet guitar riffs find Amy between begging her lover to stay, while doing everything she can to make him leave. Change a love that was once passionate and intense into a friendship with lines and boundaries. Funny thing is, you can hear in every verse that while she wants him as a friend, she still needs him in a real way. Theres an ever-present sense of longing for him even though she wants him to go away.

Just Listen.

“When will we get the time to be just friends?

It’s never safe for us not even in the evening
‘cos I’ve been drinking
Not in the morning where your shit works
It’s always dangerous when everybody’s sleeping
And I’ve been thinking
Can we be alone?
Can we be alone?

When will we get the time to be just friends?

And no I’m not ashamed but the guilt will kill you
If she don’t first
I’ll never love you like her
Though we need to find the time
To just do this shit together
For it gets worse
I wanna touch you
But that just hurts

When will we get the time to be just just friends
Just friends?”

I feel you, Amy.

Anyways, I’m going to shut the entire fuck up now.
Thanks.