I know what you are saying to yourself: what the fuck Fino? You are not delivering exciting new content on your blog at the moment. What’s up with that? Is it the aches and pains in your bones that are impeding your brain and fingers? Or are you so enamored (or disillusioned) with OS X Lion that it is giving you writer’s block? Or too buried in your damn Marketing work to be creative? I suppose that all of these contain a grain of truth. Well, there’s also the preparation for my first return home after almost 2 years with the kids. Kind of worried about being in a 747 with the two kids and wife for 9h35 – will my daughter be chillin’ and will my kid keep his attention glued to my iPad and the various in-flight movies or will he get a big case of the “gotta run up and down the aisles for the next 6 hours” (he did this once on the TGV between Montpellier and Paris a few years back). I am also getting a minor attack of paranoia regarding my flat because with the building nearly empty for a few weeks, burglars are a real threat. What to do. Chill pill? Safety deposit box for my iTunes disk? OK so get some work done and it’ll all make more sense. Right!?!
What’s the deal with all this blather about Amy Winehouse? OK, so she had one decent album with Back to Black from back in 2006. But face it, her first album Frank wasn’t that great and she wasn’t THAT talented. And she didn’t produce shit after Back to Black. She did keep the tabloid press busy with her public battles with drugs and alcohol and she did persistently rip off her concert-attending fans by being completely fucked nearly every time she took the stage – her record was what, about 15 minutes before puking on folks in the front row? And for all of this, people are comparing her to the incomparable 27’s: Brian, Jim, Kurt, Janis and Jimi? Get off it. Not even the same universe baby. All of the above had more than 23 songs to their credit. And all were far more talented. Is this sad? Yes. Is this a waste of potential? Yes. But does this elevate Amy to godlike status of any of the so-called 27 Club? Not in my book.