Saturday, July 23, 2011

Farewell, Amy

Here she is from 2004, performing my second favorite Amy Winehouse song. I'm posting it as my tribute to a performer who was a sharper songwriter and better singer than the tabloid headlines would lead you to believe. God bless your troubled soul. I'll miss you.

"I did not create this problem. But I will solve it."

That's how Mayor Emanuel sounds when he's on message (and he's far more disciplined about staying on message that Mayor Daley ever was), and I'm liking it. I admit I was scared pissless about this changing of the guard, and yes, there have been glitches, but there's something very familiar and comforting about a mayor who can be a stubborn cuss.