Amy Winehouse, dead

That news has been running through my twitter feed the past few hours and though her death was sudden, it is not a big shock.

It may surprise to know that I was a fan of hers. Her sound, her way with a phrase, drew me back again and again. I knew of her public battles with love and drugs and alcohol, but I also hoped for her, that she might find redemption and help and a future.

But, in the end the 27 year old girl couldn't win at life. Or love.

She wrote:
Over futile odds,
And laughed at by the gods
And now the final frame,
Love is a losing game.


I'm moderating all the comments these days.