Sunday, 29 June 2008

Sick people - "In Concert"

The "papers" have varying reports of the Mandela concert on Friday, and last night's Glastonbury, of which I watched majority of both.
As I have said before, I am not an Amy Winehouse fan at all, but have to say that she has a powerful and unique voice. But whilst the voice still seems to be strong, her overall appearance and demeanour does not seem to show a "well" person. The Daily Mail reporter who said that she was "glowing" must have been looking at someone different to me. What I saw at both concerts seemed to be a woman struggling with life itself. She is skeletal, plastered in make up which makes her look terribly ill (which she is) and she is clearly struggling with keeping up the facade of her "act".
What are we that we watch this spectacle of a desperate, sick woman putting on a performance whilst accompanied by her doctors? I suppose we could say it's brave of her. I don't think this is the case. Her promoters have a lot to answer for and so do we for watching.

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