Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Amy Winehouse's father in law, the improbably named Giles Fielder-Civil, suggests we should stop buying her records as a way of forcing her to seek treatment for whatever bad habits she and Blake Fielder-Civil, her even more improbably named husband, have acquired. This is a remarkable idea that opens up an entrancing world of possibilities. If we stopped buying Elton John's records, would he stop shopping? If we stopped buying Pete Doherty's records ... oh, we already did. If I stopped putting up pictures, would you stop writing captions? If I stopped reading Amanda's blog, would it cease to exist? Deep waters indeed. But perhaps the most important point is that, if Amy had followed the American famous person habit of using both married and maiden names, she would be called Amy Winehouse-Fielder-Civil, which sound as though it ought to be some kind of pun but isn't. Don't worry. August is almost over.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 3:02 pm