Peeling back a corner of the universe to glimpse the utter chaos that lies behind.
Jan 15, 2009
I came across a decent blog article about Amy Winehouse earlier. She is really talented but is absolutely headed down the wrong path. A lot of articles are pleading for her to turn things around, but this article says let her be. Here's an excerpt:
"... every culture needs a totemic figure who is prepared to go into the wilder terrain of substance usage, a place where the rest of us don't want to or don't need to go. And there is something defiantly totemic about Winehouse. The tall figure, the tattoos carved into the arms, the boldly painted face, the huge pile of hair - they all resemble some fabulous totem pole. And the great, yodelling, soulful voice brings us news of a place we don't want to go to ourselves".