AMY WINEHOUSE’S documentary hits theaters THIS FRIDAY …. AND why her DEMOS were destroyed .

This is bittersweet.. I have been waiting for this but I AM ALSO STILL HEARTBROKEN.. oh Amy, ¬†why just.(sigh) ……….. ūüė¶

30WINEHOUSE-articleLargeSoul bearing chanteuse , Amy Winehouse transitioned from this life in¬†¬†2011;¬†her demons finally got the best of her after a both public and private battle with life, shit, dope and more shit. We loved her for her scars as well as her gifts. ¬†Amy¬†left us with ¬†gems beyond measure, she released¬†an immense catalog¬†of¬†¬†work in her mere 27 years. ¬†Winehouse¬†left a legacy and made a lane of her own, she¬†created her own¬†IMPRINT; her work will soar with the legends¬†after we are long gone. ¬† This Asif Kapadia¬†¬†directed, Cannes approved, documentary “Amy” is a compilation of over 100 interviews. The cohesive story is crafted by ¬†piles of video footage, home movie clips and anecdotes and testimonials from some of Amy’s collaborators,¬†Yasiin Bey, Mark Ronson, Pete Doherty¬†, friends and family members ¬†This project was initially started as a conceptual ¬†marriage between Krishwerkz Entertainment, the¬†label (UNIVERSAL U.K.) and the Winehouse family but where Mitch (Amy’s dad) ¬†wanted to keep it cleaned up and genteel, Kaskadia and Co. ¬†wanted to add the edgier nuances. ¬† Mitch Winehouse has since announced that his family ¬†has nothing to do with the film anymore¬†” It is both misleading and filled with basic untruths”. ¬†Joe Cascarelli of the NY Times offers an in depth expose of the film here¬†


It is unclear to me if they want to present the “ugly” to put the butts in the seats or are they trying to connect the audience authentically with her actual struggle . ¬†It will be scary to meet the demon that actually WON Amy’s fight but like every horror film we just HAVE TO SEE IT.. Amy never did conquer that unholy war she was so entrenched in. The battles to be free, ¬†relationship woes, the clich√©d “drug and alcohol” battle , the public scrutiny and the struggle to keep it original in an industry full of factory cut outs. ¬† The culmination resulted in , well.. THE END RESULT . ¬†Amy may be a cautionary tale of the wicked recording industry and it’s EXPECTED pits and foes¬†but I believe or at least want to believe that it will also showcase and highlight Amy’s true production , writing and creating skills. Amy had an awesome sense of humor¬†and a wicked modska/ rude girl/ vintage R&B/ jazz/ torch type ¬†steez. We want to see her in all her Fred Perry glory. ¬†We want to see her lamenting over Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn. ¬†I want to see her joking with Mos Def and Nas. ¬†I want to see what was beneath the beehive (literally and figuratively) , according to Kasadia this is the directive . He wants to break down the bullshit and the caricature and let you into the raw and actual .. Amy hits theaters nationally July 3, this Friday .movies-amy-poster

In other Amy news ..   It is reported that the potential demo renderings for her much anticipated unfinished third LP were destroyed. . Intentionally .. check out that story after the beat

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Kick it up , Kick it up AGAIN.. *Flashback Friday Post*


This is an actual excerpt from 1964’s This is Ska.¬† Observe the swagger of the dance.¬† This was the beginning of the first wave of the ska movement.¬† Started in Jamaica in the early 50’s, ska was the seed of what begat Reggae, Roots, and PUnk respectively.¬† I personally rocked with the 1st and 2nd wave of ska.. and of course Fishbone during all the waves lol.. This was a movement that spread to the US and had us all pushing Vespas, dressing two tone, and rocking monkey¬†boots, creepers, and bitch boots.¬† But it’s not too late.. go cop you some Specials, English Beat, or Madness today.

Desmond Dekker R*I*P came thru with joints like “Rude Boy Train” and “The Israelites”
Ya’ll ain’t fuckin with Mr. Dekker’s jumpsuit.. He got the Maurice White tightness while representin that 2tone all day doggy lol..observe that Rude boy 2 tone motif… A little Prince Buster mixed with Johnny Taylor.. I ain’t mad.. (shakes head and lights joint.) I AM NOT MAD..

The Wailers¬†started out as a ska band in the early 60’s … You can tell on such joints as “Concrete JUngle” and “Stir it up”.¬† A bit slower but this was you know when the “pick it up” turned into “cool it down”

Stir It Up

nods are also given to Prince Buster and Lee scratch Perry.. during this period.

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Do You know the difference between Ska, RockSteady and Reggae!!!

No.. well take a MASTER CLASS.. from the MASTER.. it really does make sense..

Thanks PJay..for the heads up..WE MUST EDUCATE THESE FOOLS..3


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Skankin with NERD ,Santo and Jimmy Fallon lol.. kickitup

see we talked about this.. the SKA and punk influences are distinguishable. Pharrell so gets it.. .Catch up people.. I love this..
More.. Ska, punk and vintage Santi after the

jizzump.. OH U WILL ENJOY..UNLESS ..OH NO.. U. U R NOT A POSEUR R U? ((clutches Selecter buttons in chagrin)

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