“OUR DAY WILL COME” AMY WINEHOUSE
It was two years ago, July 23rd, when we learned that Amy Winehouse had died with a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit. Newsweek described Amy as “the perfect storm of sex kitten, raw talent, and poor impulse control.” Regardless of the Chelsea Handler jokes, Amy’s musical talent was unquestioned. The first female Brit to win Best Song, Best New Artist, and Record Of The Year at the Grammy Awards. With her beehive hair and tight dress style, reminscent of Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, a voice like Sarah Vaughn, and an attitude like the Sex Pistols, Amy was one of a kind. Here’s her cover of a 60’s classic by Ruby & The Romantics released on her Lioness: Hidden Treasures CD after her death.
“RUMORS” LINDSEY LOHAN
In a match made in heaven, Lady Gaga and Lindsey Lohan had a “sleepover” in NYC. Now, Lindsey is starring in Gaga’s upcoming new video. Read more at Fuse. Paris Hilton recorded an album, Kim Kardashian released a single, even one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga, has a club hit. But before all of these came Lindsey Lohan. The original Disney princess has lived one crazy life in her first 26 years. After Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, Lindsey put out her debut CD, Speak, in 2003. Critics pretty much agreed, Lindsey CAN sing just not amazingly well. But hey, if it works for Britney, why not give it a try! Lindsey’s videos for “Rumors” and “First” became huge hits on MTV’s Total Request Live spurred on by surprise drop in studio visits from Lindsey. “Rumors” was believable, a song about the paparazzi following her every move and how the same media that makes you a star can haunt you afterwards.
“PORTIONS FOR FOXES” RILO KILEY
Jenny Lewis, leader of Rilo Kiley, has such stage presence and a clever and provocative song writing style. Check out these opening lyrics: There’s blood in my mouth ’cause i’ve been biting my tongue all week. I keep on talking trash, but i never say anything. And the talking leads to touching,And the touching leads to sex, And then there is no mystery left.“ The title “Portions For Foxes” is actually a Bible quote about becoming leftovers for the animals, it’s a great metaphor for damaged relationships and Jenny sings about hanging around too long with a guy who’s bad for you. One of the best indie rock songs on the early 2000’s.
DAILY MUSIC TRIVIA: Lindsay’s first TV appearance was on David Letterman dressed in costume for Halloween, what was her costume? Yesterday: In Jan 2001, Jennifer Lopez was the first artist to have the #1 Album and #1 Movie at the same time.
“DON’T YOU WANT ME” CHIA PET
Hidden Treasure Alert: Here’s a virtual unknown cover of the Human League #1 dance hit. Totally stripped of any club beat, Chia Pet changed the melody and ups the emotional ante on their version of “Don’t You Want Me”. The song appears on a compilation CD called “Freedom Of Choice” which was a fundraising effort for the cause. Jane Pratt, the editor of both Sassy and Jane magazines, was a member of the band. Here’s a homemade video of the 90’s cover.