From the intense activity on Twitter, it seems that we all have an opinion on the the tragic, if not entirely unexpected, death of the singer Amy Winehouse at the age of 27. It is always shocking when somebody so young makes an untimely departure from this planet but as a friend of mine pointed out on hearing the news “Drink and drugs don’t ruin you, you ruin yourself”. It is too easy to blame the eventual cause and not to address the reasons why someone who would appear to have everything ended up in such a mess. She had a true, raw talent that it seemed no-one (Amy included) was prepared to nurture but instead, this tortured soul had access to the money and the hangers on that led her to her untimely death. Such a waste.
On a much lighter note, we were well represented in sporting events for once this weekend, with Amir Khan putting on a boxing masterclass to to knock out Zab Judah in five rounds in their light-welterweight fight in Las Vegas and Lewis Hamilton winning the German Grand Prix, moving him up to third place in the championship. I am neigher a Boxing nor a Motor Racing Fan but I am still pleased to see the Brits putting on a good performance and proving we’re not as rubbish as we think we are!!!
The SPL got underway with the early start of the new season and there was the inevitable win for Celtic and a disappointing draw for Rangers. Let’s just hope there is more of a spark when the Barclays Premiership starts on 13th August.
Posted on July 24, 2011, in Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Whole heartedly agree with what you say. Addiction is a mental illness which if left untreated will take you. However, treatment will only work if you want it to and have the desire and determination to get well. We can only hope that maybe Amy’s younger fans will take heed from her untimely death.
Hope you’re well and look forward to seeing you on the 19th. xx
A great talent lost.
“I don’t ever want to drink again, Just just need a friend” Amy Winehouse, Rehab.
So profound, so sad. Lets make sure we’re there next time as a friend.
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