Friday, April 11, 2008
Here's to You, Swamp Thing
In a world where a DUI is like an initiation ritual into the vapid world of the too-rich and too-famous, a violent, heroin (Or is it coke? Or meth? Or crack?) addicted lump of hair is like discovering your third batch of herpes. You'd rather it no be in your life, but you're not too worried about it. Anyway, aside from being the unofficial sponsor of Betty Ford, she is also known for her powerful voice and unique sound. Back to Black (is she talking about her teeth here?), her internationally successful second album, is credited with reviving the Motown sound with hints of rock and roll along the way. Her talent is immense, though her addiction takes precedence in the press, and she is a breath of would-be fresh air in the music scene. Thanks, Amy, for keeping my ears entertained and Mexican gangs in business, all at the same time!