As a part of my surgical recovery, I've been spending a lot of time on the couch, catching up on the contents of our DVR. I happened to watch Amy Winehouse: Live From London. The only thought that kept going through my head was "Oh dear Lord, this poor girl." Wearing a short gingham dress and sporting a huge black mass/mess of a bouffant hairdo that makes her look like some kind of trailer trash Wizard-of-Oz-Dorothy, she performed, but looked dead. Her eyes looked lifeless and vacant, and she barely moved during the entire performance. She bantered with the audience a bit (which included her parents), but the term "phoning it in" didn't quite begin to describe the overall energy level. A term like "drug induced haze" does. With her pale, skinny limbs, unkempt appearance, and lackluster demeanor, the girl is a wreck.
Back To Black and Frank were two of my favorite CD purchases of 2007. I was initially very sad when I discovered that I was a few days too late to buy tickets to see her live. That North American tour was later canceled. Based on this concert video, it would not have been worth the money anyway.
on 2008-04-14 at 7:38 p.m.
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