Amy Winehouse: The Lioness Sleeps Tonight

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling. The Lion sleeps tonight.

Lioness: Hidden Treasures is the last musical offering from Amy Winehouse, featuring a collection of recordings from her tragically short singing career.

Amy was one of those singers that evoked sirens, if they existed. You can always hear every ounce of emotion in her soulful voice. An odd, if not imagined, observation is the void, the emptiness, and the pain in her voice, seemingly channeled by a force bigger than her.


Lioness is what you would expect from Winehouse: soulful songs in a style that harkens to the day when people sang like they meant it.

A couple of covers took me back to my emotional experience with the songs. "Our Day Will Come." Perhaps, it already has for the late Amy Winehouse. She seemed to be one of those stars that burned too bright too fast.

Tony Bennett described Amy as one of the few modern Jazz singers at the MTV Awards. I double-dog dare anyone to question the judgement of Mr. B. Their duet, "Body and Soul," is gorgeous, if not flawless.

Gone too soon and yadda, yadda, yadda, at least we have a little bit of Amy to sing to our souls, if she couldn't sing to her own.

Will we still love you tomorrow? Of course.

 

 


 

 

Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!

 

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