Peter Doherty - Flags of the Old Regime [official video]
Pete may be the ultimate poster boy for fuck ups across the world, so it’s easy to forget what a touching songwriter he can be when he’s not making headlines in British tabloids. At least they care in the UK; over here, his latest album--Babyshambles’ Sequel to the Prequel--didn’t even get a domestic release. Too bad, because it’s solid.
Hopefully this is all a good sign for the impending Libertines reunion recordings, happening now in Thailand where Doherty has completed yet another stint in rehab. Maybe I’m foolish for hoping he can keep it together long enough to make a worthy successor to the first two Libs LPs, but his most recent material certainly suggests he hasn’t yet smoked away all of his talent and charms.
Still no Jerry Dammers but Amy Winehouse joined the recently reunited ska kings The Specials for a rendition of “You’re Wondering Now” at V Fest. She looks and sounds great and I would absolutely LOVE to see this tour should it hit the USA. What better act for a summer festival? VIDEO: The Specials & … Continue reading Amy Winehouse Joins The Specials at V Fest→
Daphne A. Brooks, associate professor of English and African-American studies at Princeton University, socks it to Amy Winehouse in an article for the Nation, Amy Winehouse and the (Black) Art of Appropriation: What makes this act slightly less than amusing is the fact that Winehouse has built her stardom on recycling the looks and sounds–the … Continue reading Amy Winehouse: What kind of fuckery is this?→
Man, the bad news just keeps rolling in on Amy Winehouse. Now it seems she has a case of the Big E, and I do not mean Ecstacy. “The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs, it won’t just ruin her voice, it will kill her,” Mitch Winehouse was quoted as … Continue reading Report: Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema→
Well, it’s all over the place and people are steamed so we might as well weigh on this too. It seems a video of Amy Winehouse, clearly filmed by her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, shows Winehouse and an unidentified friend singing some dopey song about “blacks, Pakis, gooks and nips.” It’s dumb and obnoxious and maybe … Continue reading Amy Winehouse in Racist Video Flap→
For months now, GLONO has been pining away at the thought of a duet between Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse. I mean, it seems like a natural fit and a sure hit! Think of maybe a Christmas single a la Shane McGowan and Kirsty Macoll‘s “Fairytale of New York” or something. This, however, is not … Continue reading Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse Together→
Five months later, Amy Winehouse has been arrested in connection with a video that allegedly shows her “doing drugs” at a party in her London home. Metro police said Winehouse was arrested Wednesday evening and released on bail following several hours of questioning. “Amy Winehouse voluntarily attended a London police station today by appointment. She … Continue reading Amy Winehouse Busted→
Amy Winehouse was denied a visa and will have to appear at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards via satellite. He album Back to Black is up for six awards. The U.S. Embassy in London and the State Department in Washington declined to comment on the matter but you can bet it has something to do with … Continue reading US to Winehouse: No! No! No!→
Video: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings — “Matter of Time” Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "Matter of Time" OFFICIAL VIDEOWatch this video on YouTube From Soul of a Woman, due November 17 on Daptone. We were first turned on to Sharon Jones in 2007 when I (mistakenly, and which was debated at length in the … Continue reading New Sharon Jones video: Matter of Time→