La Desconferencia: EdCamp Santiago
(Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]
Soy un maestro. Soy el más afortunado de todos quienes trabajan. A un médico se le permite traer una vida en un momento mágico. A mí se me permite que esa vida renazca día a a día con nuevas preguntas, ideas y amistades.
EdCamp Santiago es la desconferencia. Entrada gratuita, desarrollo profesional, por profesores, para profesores. Compartir en vez de competir, aprendizaje entre pares. Participantes comparten y intercambian sus mejores prácticas pedagógicas: “Best Practices”.
The day Amy Winehouse passed away, I wrote a blog post in which I simply tried to let Amy tell her story, in her own words, through the many recorded interviews she left behind, primarily on YouTube.
I found Amy enthusiastic, articulate, and an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to as she talked about her music, her life, her love(s), and London.
Evidently, I was one of the few people who allowed Amy to tell her own story, in her own words.
Over the past year, that blog post has had over 300 thousand site visits. It became abundantly clear to me, gradually, that Amy was allowing me a great privilege: to study her words as closely as she had studied her musical influences, and then, to make the realization that there are people who need help: for their addictions, but can’t get it, due to financial reasons.
Accordingly, all of the proceeds for this book will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, to be used to help young people in the UK get high quality rehabilitation treatment, which ultimately makes them productive members of society, contributors, rather than a financial drain on society.
We all know that addiction sends people to emergency rooms, causes crime, destroys families, and results in huge economic losses in terms of productivity.
Yet the most painful fact of all is that this is easily preventable.
We have the knowledge and the technology to do better.
Better alcohol and drug abuse education is needed for children at increasingly younger ages.
Affordable rehab and long term, after-care programs are needed, urgently.
Again, for me, it is a privilege and an honor to be able to contribute to the important work of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, in this small way.
Thank you kindly, Amy Winehouse, my guardian angel.
Rest In Peace, Sweet Angel…
A collection of Amy Winehouse interviews and a few performances. I tried to filter out the questions everyone asks her and bring together the best bits.
Amy discusses herself, her life, love, language, London and why she makes the music she does.
Thanks to everyone who uploaded the original interviews! Here are the links, in order of appearance:
North Sea Jazz Festival
Italian TV 2004
Dutch TV 2004
Record store acoustic jam
Troubled, Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home, Sky News is reporting. The Daily Mail reports that police have confirmed the passing.
In a statement, the London Metropolitan Police said, “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
A suspected drug overdose took the life of the singer, Nick Buckley of the Sunday Mirror tweeted.
She’s battled drug addiction for years, having most recently checked back into rehabilitation in May.
Winehouse entered treatment in late 2007 for drug problems, including admitted heroin use.
Earlier in the day, Tim Gatt of Sky News tweeted a statement from her manager saying that she was canceling upcoming performances, writing, “Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen.”
She performed in a surprise appearance at the iTunes Festival on July 20th.
Winehouse has had previous near-death experiences, including one her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, described in detail back in 2009.
“I knelt over her as she kept on fitting. But then suddenly she just passed out and stopped breathing,” he told The Sun (via NME). It was the most frightening thing I had ever seen. I felt sure I was watching her die right in front of me. I didn’t know what to do or how to save her. I held her to me – and I thought she was dying in my arms. But somehow I managed to open her mouth and breathe air down her throat.”
In January, 2010, she pled guilty to assaulting a theater stage manager.
In 2008, after some confusion, a spokesperson for Winehouse confirmed that she had “early signs of what could lead to emphysema.”
UPDATE: Sky News Home Affairs Correspondent Mark White reports that sources confirmed that Winehouse died of a drug overdose.