Earlier this summer, I wrote a post about Amy Winehouse, a singer whose songs are currently making a splash, including a song called Rehab, in which she says she'd rather not go, though clearly others think it might be a good idea. I joked that she might be separated at birth from Devil Girl, the fictional character invented by R. Crumb back in the 1970s. I ended the post with a little joke.
Still, that girl Amy seems nice. I wonder if she's seeing anybody?
My little sister Karla, wise beyond her two-score-and-something-or-other years, wrote in the comments:
Matthew - put down the Devil Girl and back away from her.
Don't make eye contact or any sudden moves. Hum tunelessly, as if you're calm and engaged in something else.
I'll be outside with the car running.
And we left the joke at that. Ha, ha!
Then these two pictures of before and after, though not in the right direction, surfaced on the Internets. In 2004, Ms. Winehouse had a nice womanly figure, but in 2006, she was caught walking around looking Biafran. Rumors circulated that this was not due to a diet and exercise program approved by a doctor.
Then a few weeks back, new pictures surfaced showing the aftermath of a fight with her boyfriend over drugs. While neither of them looks good, from the pictures I'm going to declare that she won the fight.
And so Matty Boy dodges another relationship disaster by not actually having a chance in hell of being in a relationship with Amy Winehouse.
Phew! That was close! (Not really.)
And on to this week's Random 10, which just so happens to be completely free of my three heroes from last week.
Clint Eastwood Gorillaz
We Saw The Sea Fred Astaire
Nelson Mandela The Special A.K.A.
Can Your Monkey Do The Dog? Rufus Thomas
Be Thankful For What You’ve Got Portrait
Through These Architect’s Eyes David Bowie
Baubles Bangles & Beads Nina Simone
Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
I’ll Try Something New Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Sometimes a Random 10 will have graceful segues or an overall pattern or theme that emerges from the randomness. This is not one of those times. Still, I stand by each song on its own, though any DJ playing these in a row at a party is not doing much of a job of setting a mood.
I'm trying this Foxy Tunes thang the Blogger is pushing, but their selection is weak. No Rufus Thomas or Portrait. Instead, I'll just put a video of Special AKA here at the end.
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