30 years ago today the world lost a comedy icon – just can’t comprehend the amount of laughter I have missed because his life was cut short. Guess some people really are too big for this world – John Belushi, you are very sorely missed.
Yeah she did drugs and booze. Yeah her life was a mess – but she was an astounding talent with such an amazing voice.
I met her once – I wasn’t aware of her voice but had seen her misbehaving on Never Mind the Buzzcocks about a week before – couldn’t help but love her for embarrassing that embarrassment that is Simon Amstel. I’d gone to London to see Electric Eel Shock and somehow myself, Bob Slayer and my mate rob ended up at this gig – we were the only ones there bar Amy and a mate. Amy wolf whistled the band and (whilst I can) I ended up asking her how to do it – I think she replied something about ‘just putting your fingers in you mouth and blowing’. Anyway I told her she was brilliant for sending up aforementioned twat and left her to enjoy her evening.
Shortly after I was in Leamington with my mate Robin and he played some of her stuff and I was blown away. Such a wonderfully soulful voice – and if I believed in a god – I am sure they broke the mould when they gave her a voice. A voice so wonderful that I guess it was too good for this place.
As part of my impending move to the USA I need to offload a lot of stuff which I won’t be taking with me, and first to go is my DVD collection as simply they are all the wrong region for US use – yes I know I could chip a player, but I kind of want to start again and need to raise all the funds I can.
So I am offering up the lot for sale – there is a full list here – drop me a line if you see anything you fancy – waynster at gmail or via facebook or phone
I need every penny I can so all bids are welcome!