DC Cable uses an Amy Winehouse hit, "You Know I'm No Good," as the opening credit track for The Q&A Cafe. I was not offended. I was honored. It even gave me a giggle, too, as it is also the opening credit for one of my favorite cable shows, Secret Diary of A Call Girl.
From the first time I heard Winehouse I was a fan. Her death is not a shock, because she was an addict. As the younger sister of an addict I know it is a life-long battle, and so very tough to come out on top. Most don't, joined by my late sister and now Winehouse. She was so young. I kept hoping she'd kick it and give us years of great tunes.
Amy Winehouse did not leave a huge body of work, unfortunately, but her 2006 "Back to Black" is a resonant legacy. It won five Grammys, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. I can't imagine there's anyone who hasn't heard that album. It's well worth owning, but now also a sad epitaph.
"I cheated myself,
Like I knew I would,
I told you I was trouble,
You know that I'm no good"