Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse Makes It Official

Singer Amy Winehouse, who achieved worldwide fame with her album Back to Black, has been found dead at her flat in north London.

The body of the 27-year-old Grammy award-winner was discovered at the property in north London by emergency services at around 3.54pm on Saturday afternoon.

It is understood her death is being treated as "unexplained".

Her death comes just a month after she called off some European tour dates after she was jeered for a shambolic performance during a concert in Serbia.

Winehouse's 2006 breakthrough album Back to Black won five Grammy awards, but her music has since become overshadowed by her chaotic lifestyle and run-ins with the law.

Look at the tangle of pretty blue flowers.

And behind the green, what a dark background.

I increased the saturation a bit,
and adjusted the midrange, lights and darks.

Maybe the tangle of pretty blue flowers
is a little prettier here, glammed up,
than out in the wild, uncropped, uncomposed.

I don’t know. Maybe the pretty blue flowers
were trying to run away from the dark
and they got all tangled up. Now the dark,
the wild dark, will be able to catch them.

Getting cropped and composed, getting glammed up,
is a moment of freedom from the wild,
a moment when the wild dark is held back,
reduced to just a trivial background.

The pretty blue flowers tried to run away
from the wild dark but the flowers got tangled.

I just took the picture. Even without
the glamour, the flowers still were pretty blue.

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