You go back to her and I go back to black
“We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent. Or Kurt’s [Cobain] or Jimi’s [Hendrix] or Janis’s [Joplin], some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill.” - Russell Brand
You two created something otherworldly… musical inspiration doesn’t even begin to cover it.
“If I was my heart
I’d rather be restless
The second I stop the sleep catches up and I’m breathless”
- Amy Winehouse
We cannot know what exactly made Whitney’s body give out, but she is part of a pattern that is too large to ignore. There is a body-ravaging norm of excess that is claiming too many music stars and a culture of enablers surrounding them who are comfortable looking the other way if they’re productive. →