Miss Pop Rocks: A Brief Love Note to Amy Winehouse

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

A few posts back,

I promised all of you

that I would never write about Britney Spears again. And I’m not going to. Because Britney Spears and her army of fellow tartlets have been boring me to tears for way too long.

But you know who’s not boring? Amy Winehouse. In fact, she’s deliciously unboring in every way a drug-addicted, way-too-skinny, so-ugly-she’s-pretty girl can be. Her tats, her Ronnie Spector hair, the cigarettes dangling out of her lips. My God, girl! How bad ass can you get?

I guess fairly bad ass. On the heels of canceling her North American tour, Winehouse and her husband were arrested last week in Norway for marijuana possession. All of this should come as no surprised to any of us, and I know lots of people who think the Amy Winehouse train is going to come to a screeching halt sometime soon. They’re probably right, but isn’t this train so much fun to watch?

Now I’ll be the first person to admit that her behavior has a slightly affected, scripted quality to it, but in a world where Paris Hilton making a ho-hum sex tape is considered “bad,” I think it’s fun and quite refreshing to have a girl in the entertainment world who actually seems at least 50 percent really bad. And who, from what I can tell, can actually sing. Take that, little Miss Lip Sync and friends. Don’t Gimme More…just gimme more Amy Winehouse. (Ouch, that last line was painful, I admit, but I had to wrap this post up.) – Jennifer Mathieu

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.