I was trying to write a post about Amy Winehouse by providing a transcript of one of her memorable announcements between the songs. I mentioned earlier how I recently discovered her music. I now have my hands on the DVD with the recording of her 2007 Shepherds Bush Empire concert here in London, and all my suspicions have been confirmed:
Very talented writer and singer no doubt, but do not let her speak. I didn’t even manage to transcribe even a single one of her speeches, but it goes something like this:
Oh.. ah…. [pause] … ah… thank you thank you for coming out and ahem… [longer pause, ruffles hair] .. ahem… and for and for and for coming [ruffles hair] and … ahem … you know [drinks].. you know what I mean [turns away] .. [turns back to face audience] … oh fuckit. [drummer has mercy and takes it away].
Trust me, this is not even anywhere near the real thing. You’ve got to listen to her music. You’ve got to watch her live performances. And you’ve got to listen to her announcements just to remind yourself how it feels like being embarrassed on behalf of somebody else.
Oh Amy, fuckit.