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26Oct
2011
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Coroner’s Report: Amy Winehouse Death Ruled By Alcohol

Amy Winehouse. Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com

Amy Winehouse. Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com
3 months after her passing, Amy Winehouse's death was announced. It appears she drank herself to death.

Amy's blood alcohol level was 4 times the legal limit, according to the coroner's report.  The labeled it as "Death by misadventure" and drugs did not play a part.

Winehouse's family has already released a statement:

"It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy.  We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days."

"The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence."

"It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name."

"It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world.  We want to thank everyone for that and for their continuing enthusiasm for the Foundation."

In some weird way, I do not feel closure in knowing how Amy died.  I am not sure Amy's family does as well.  The thing is, we lost a talent whose death may have been avoided.

When Amy passed, this song was playing in my head and I want to share it with you now.

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Here is "Miss You" by Breakerbox.  Miss you Amy.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Addiction...sometimes...is stronger than Love....

22Feb
2010
7

BreakerBox Set To Break Out The Box

BreakerBox
BreakerBox

Breakerbox On The Road. Photo: Christina DeNee

Breakerbox Recording. Photo: Christina DeNee

Breakerbox.   Christina DeNee' and Scott Calandra are out of Buffalo, New York and may be a group that you have not heard of but that all changes now. 

I get sent a lot of new music and new artists and a lot of them don't click with me at first.  Not Breakerbox.  The first track that hypnotized me was "Miss You" and  the lyrics are about something that everyone can relate to, perhaps some more than others. 

Christina DeNee's voice is different. It contains the raspyness of Pink on "Miss You" and the full on bravado of Lady Gaga with "Popstar",  Scott Calandra's drumming is a perfect fit for DeNee.  Scott produces compliments DeNee's songwriting.

Their new music video "Nobody Gets Me" will be debuting shortly here and everywhere and I wanted to introduce you to them.  I wanted to wait til the time is right to bring this group to your attention because I really like them and their CD I have been playing for months for my friends in my car while we drive around Los Angeles and they are digging on them as well. 

I decided not to use promo photos of them but instead candid shots to show them at work and at play. 

So, please do me a favor and give the tracks below, "Miss You", "Lose Your Mind", and "Popstar" a listen and let me know what you think. 

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  Miss You

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  Lose Your Mind

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  Popstar

Hopefully, they will become one of your indie favs like mine and if you wish to support them you can go to I-tunes and buy their EP.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you.-Dr.FB