Winehouse cancels tour

Amy Winehouse announced today that she was cancelling the rest of her tour. The singer, who's husband is in jail waiting for his trial for trying to manipulate a witness said:

“I can’t give it my all onstage without my Blake. I’m so sorry but I don’t want to do the shows half-heartedly; I love singing. My husband is everything to me and without him it’s just not the same.”

Her label adds:

“Amy Winehouse has cancelled all remaining live and promotional appearances for the remainder of the year on the instruction of her doctor. The rigours involved in touring and the intense emotional strain that Amy has been under in recent weeks have taken their toll. In the interests of her health and well-being, Amy has been ordered to take complete rest and deal with her health issues. Her family has requested that the media respect Amy’s privacy at this time. There will be no further comment.”

Let's hope she'll get better; she's on the right track to ruin her career... and she looks like she could die in the year.


Travis Barker dead?

According to a few sources, Travis Barker, Blink 182 and +44 drummer, could have been found dead in his garage. At the moment of writing this post, no official source has stated this is true or not.

Personally, I think it's unlikely. That being said, it would be a loss: I detest Blink 182, but Travis Barker is a remarkable drummer.

Just for fun, this very popular video of Barker being just excellent, in my opinion. (Thanks to Phil for showing it to me a few weeks ago)

Travis Barker Remix Soulja Boy "Crank That" Live in the Studio.


Kook 4 da ladies, man!

I have no idea who these guys are, but this concept is a diamond in the rough. Hip Hop food... Ridiculous, hilarious, and it looks absolutely delicious. If I find out more, I'll tell you more. They only have that one video (in French only) right now. I can't wait till the next one!

The UQAM ghetto... hahahahahaha! Priceless.

Wino at her worst

Amy Winehouse's personnal life is in shambles. No need to speak of this here, there are gossip blogs for that.

That being said, I write about music I like. That's the reason why I'm posting this vid even though it breaks my heart. It's Amy Winehouse doing the first show of her UK tour.

It was a disaster. She was terribly drunk, drunk enough to stumble into the guitar stand. She was slurring, she insulted the crowd who was booing or simply leaving. She dedicated songs to her imprisoned boyfriend and then couldn't sing them.

Here a a few bits of that sad, sad night.

I love Amy... but I don't think i'd buy tickets if she came to Montreal. And you?

I told you music could pay

A new study shows that 83% of the people who make 150 000$ or more have studied music at some point.

Cool! Rock on!


Cigarettes and Whiskey

Sometimes, YouTube forces connexions you couldn't have made otherwise. In fact, without YouTube, I might never had noticed that those videos were about the same song!

Here's a 50' version by Annie Cordy (French)
Cigarettes, whiskey et p'tites pépées

Here's a more recent version by Josh Plemon and the Lonesome Drifters
Cigarettes and Whiskey and Wild Wild Women

And one more... for luck.


Danger: musician at work

It would be sad to spoil this for you, so I can't tell you too much about it. It's only 40 seconds long. Believe you me, they will be 40 soundly invested seconds.


Funny Spice

Well well! Who knew! Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, can make people laugh. (With her, I mean.)

First off, let me say I liked Spice World. We have it at home, and I watch it once in a while. It's campy, and it makes me giggle.

I had never seen Victoria Beckham play in anything else, so I was curious to see what would come out of that cameo she did on the Ugly Betty TV show. Verdict? She's funny, though in a very minimal way. And that, right there, is Mayjah!