Joe Nicolosi frågade sin vän Amanda Boone om hon kunde berätta plotten i Star Wars-trilogin för honom. Amanda Boone har aldrig sett filmerna. Utifrån den information hon har snappat upp via popkulturen i övrigt gör hon ett försök.
“Björk stormed the U.S. dance charts with her proclamation, ‘I don’t know my future after this weekend/And I don’t want to.’ After a decade of hip-hop and dance pop songs describing the elaborate and conservative social codes of “da club,” it’s refreshing to remember that dance clubs used to be idealized as places of political, moral and social freedom. In the iconic video for “Sensuality,” Björk unself-consciously dances (predating Robyn by over a decade) along a moving truck as it drives through some banal New York City streetscapes. But Björk’s alien beauty, rapturous expressions and personal electricity elevate the video into the opening chapter of a movie. This is the beginning; here the magic starts. Can’t you feel it? Meanwhile, the synths boom and lift, soaring and swirling over Björk’s voice, inviting her to join them. Her voice growls and purrs, trying to hold back all of the childish delight it feels just being in this place of possibilities. It ranges around, up and down, confused by the unexpected pleasure coming from every side. Her voice is ecstasy. She sings, ‘It takes courage to enjoy it!’ These are words, my friends, that are no longer possible on a club hit”
“When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it’s too late, she’s gone.
Frustratingly it’s not a call you can ever make it must be received. It is impossible to intervene.”
Läs Russel Brands ord om sin vän Amy Winehouse – och om stigmat som fortfarande ligger som ett svart moln kring den som kämpar med och mot ett beroende - här.