I think we are all feeling sad today.
Ben bought me Frank when it came out because 'you like jazz'. It was a great album, but i think when Back to Black came out it was a completely different kettle of fish. I think a lot of women (and men i imagine) listened to those lyrics and just knew what she meant. When i was having my bad times, and you heard the words in Back to Black, I know i'm no good, love is a losing game - those words were telling the stories of the sadness we feel, the mistakes we made. They were real, they were honest and they connected.
She didn't refuse to give. Every line, every word she sang with passion and with meaning, every feeling and emotion was projected into her words and her voice. There was no holding back.
I remember a few years ago, magazines published a picture of her going home, no shoes on, feet bleeding and she was crying. And i remember thinking 'it's like they are waiting for her to die. that's all that will satisfy them.'
She was an amazing talent. She sang with truth and meaning.
There's nothing i can say really, and there's no point me saying anything else. I just wanted to share that i thought she was great, and i am sorry that she has died.
As Pop Justice says, all we really want is to watch the videos and hear the songs.