I don’t normally write about stuff like this, because, well I just don’t.
But this has got my Cranky Pants on and I couldn’t let it go.
I also have to preface this with the fact that I’m not an Amy Winehouse fan. Nor am I “not a fan”. I can give or take her music, I haven’t followed, per se, news items about her, and if I’m really honest, if one of her songs came on the radio, I wouldn’t have a clue that it was her.
Yes, I was saddened by news of her recent death. As I am with that of any 27 year old. Or anyone, really. I’m saddened by death, in general. I was even a little shocked by it, in a passing “oh, how sad” thought.
I mean no disrespect by that, at all. If we’re ALL honest with ourselves, we do think that, fleeting “how sad” or “how tragic” thoughts about anyone who is not a part of our lives. It is sad.
I saw the sad news on my Twitter feed, and clicked through to an article, I think from The Age, but I can’t be 100% on that, about the raw talent, the up and coming, rising star. An amazing talent, who had her whole life ahead of her and what a tragedy her loss is to the music industry … and more.
Again, I don’t mean any disrespect, but my first thought was Is this the same Amy Winehouse?
Why’d I think that? Because, whilst knowing little about her, I do agree that the loss of someone – musically or otherwise – talented is a tragic loss to any industry.