Back at the old TV station we’d often play music in the studio between shows. Bill Koczocik would take out his iPod and plug it into a set of speakers near the lighting grid controller.
Bill’s taste is varied and eclectic. It was he who introduced me to the music of Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse was found dead earlier today. This wasn’t a great surprise considering her well publicized history of substance abuse. It’s still a tragic shame. She was as talented as she was flawed.
Here’s the song that served as my entree to Amy’s music, Valerie. There are a few versions of this song, but we listened to the Baby J. remix version featuring Mark Ronson.
What a damned shame.