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1.1. 1. KEYWORDS - translate into Danish

1.1.1. award - pris turbulent - turbulent eclipse - tilbagegang / fald tabloids - sensationspresse doomed - dødsdømt infusion - tilførsel defiant - trodsig bouncy - livlig / fjedrende turmoil - tumult vocal performance - vokal ydeevne appearance - fremtoning / optræden indifference - ligegyldighed

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1.2.1. Amy Winehouse, the Grammy Award-winning pop singer-songwriter whose compositions reflected — and ultimately were overshadowed by — a turbulent personal life and struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, was found dead July 23, 2011 at her apartment in London. She was 27. Amy Winehouse's hit songs included "Rehab," "Valerie," "Tears Dry on Their Own" and "Back to Black." The British-born performer’s train-wreck-style public behavior often threatened to eclipse her talent. Although she received high-profile engagements, such as Nelson Mandela’s 90th-birthday concert at London’s Hyde Park in 2008, she routinely canceled or missed appearances, whether because of bad health or bad manners. In June 2011, Ms. Winehouse canceled a tour after she shouted “Hello, Athens!” to an audience of 20,000 in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Backup singers had to sing her songs and she was ultimately booed off the stage. Ms. Winehouse said living dangerously generated her creativity, and she was often photographed half-dressed and wild-eyed. The English tabloids reported she had suffered brain damage from excessive use of drugs and alcohol. “It sounds like such a wank thing to say,” Ms. Winehouse once commented, “but I need to get some headaches going to write about.” Her reckless life often called to mind the doomed pop stars of earlier generations, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain — all of whom also died at the age of 27. She had a fondness for jazz vocals and 1960s pop, but she roughed up the style to include hip-hop slang and an infusion of profanity. Her music often focused on drinking, drug-taking and chronic infidelity. Her song “Rehab” mirrored her life through its defiant lyrics: “They tried to make me go to rehab / I said no, no, no.” The bouncy song, styled after the early Motown sound and 1960s girl groups, became a hit in 2007. Amid the chaos and turmoil of her personal life, Ms. Winehouse won five Grammy Awards in 2008, including best new artist. She also won for song of the year and best female pop vocal performance for “Rehab,” as well as for record of the year and best pop vocal album for “Back to Black.” She was supported by a first-rate production team in her recordings, but she did not always appear first-rate in live performance. A New York Times music reviewer wrote of her May 2007 appearance at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, “Her voice glints with possibility: tart, smoky, ready to flirt or sob, and capable of jazzy timing. “What she doesn’t have, and may not want, is the kind of focus older singers brought to their songs,” he wrote, adding that her performance “switched between confession and indiference.”


1.3.1. 1. Who is Amy Winehouse? Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep and expressive vocals and her mix of different musical genres, including soul and jazz. She won three Ivor Novello Awards and was the first British woman to win five Grammys, which she won for her 2006 album Back to Black. Amy Winehouse is also known for her abuse of drugs and alcohol which also lead to her death in 2011. Amy Winehouse was born September 14, 1983 and died July 23, 2011 - in the age of 27 - of accidental alcohol poisoning. She was born in north London in Chase Farm Hospital to Jewish parents - Mitchell "Mitch" Winehouse and Janis Winehouse. Winehouse's ancestors were Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants to London. Amy and her brother, Alex and their parents lived in the Southgate area of London, where she attended Osidge Primary School. Because of her Jewish roots she also attended a Jewish Sunday school. Many of Winehouse's uncles on her mother's side were professional musicians, and Amy's father often sang Frank Sinatra songs to her - so music has always been a part of Amy's life. Amy's interest in jazz were influenced not only by her parents, but also by her paternal grandmother, Cynthia, who was a singer. When Amy was nine, her parents got separated, and she lived with her mother and stayed with her father and his girlfriend in Hatfield Health, Essex, on weekends. In 1992, her grandmother Cynthia suggested that Amy attend attend the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School to further her vocal education and to learn to tap dance. She has also attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, Mount School, Mill Hill, the BRIT School and then Ashmole School. When Amy was about 15 years old she began to write music and from then on her career started growing. When she was 16 a classmate of hers passed on her demo tape to a record label. She signed her first record deal as a jazz voclist, but later her music blossomed into a eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul and R&B.

1.3.2. 2. Research how Amy Winehouse’s life style affected her health and career. 1. What do you know about Amy Winehouse and her lifestyle? 2. What was her relation to alcohol and drugs? 3. What were her problems? 4. What were her solutions to the problems? I knew that she had an abuse of alcohol and drugs, which also lead to her death, but other than that I don't knew that much about her lifestyle. Amy Winehouse's life was affected of heavy drugs, alcohol and smoking, which also caused health problems, among other things lung-problems. Her relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil was also centered around drugs, alcohol and physical abuse. Amy didn't do much about her relationship to alcohol and drugs, she refused to go in rehab, but in January 2008 she went to a brief stint in rehab. She was also hospitalized a few times. But to be honest it just seemed like she drank more alcohol and took more drugs, even though she knew it wasn't good for her health.

1.3.3. 3. Watch the video and listen to the song. Where does the video take place? Write down your notes here...

1.3.4. 4. Rehab REHAB LYRICS Rehab Songwriter: Amy Jade Winehouse They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go I'd rather be at home with Ray I ain't got seventy days Cause there's nothing There's nothing you can teach me That I can't learn from Mr Hathaway I didn't get a lot in class But I know it don't come in a shot glass They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go The man said 'why do you think you here' I said 'I got no idea I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby so I always keep a bottle near' He said 'I just think you're depressed, this me, yeah baby, and the rest' They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I don't ever wanna drink again I just ooh I just need a friend I'm not gonna spend ten weeks have everyone think I'm on the mend It's not just my pride It's just 'til these tears have dried They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go

1.3.5. 1. What is the message of the song? Rehab is a very personal song, and it is about Amy Winehouse's relationship with drugs and alcohol. She doesn't want to go in rehab, because she don't thinks she needs it, and she doesn't want to spend ten weeks weeks where everyone think she's on the mend.

1.3.6. 2. How does the video match the lyrics? It looks like Amy in some of the scenes is sitting in a room, who's looks a lot like a 'rehab-room'. Overall I think that the video matches the lyrics very well, because Amy's life hasn't been without troubles, and the rooms which the video is filmed very messy and not so organized, which kind of matches her personal situation.

1.3.7. 3. What is rehab all about? It is about Amy Winehouse's relationship with drugs and alcohol - and of course about that she doesn't want to go in rehab.

1.3.8. 4. Why does she say no? Because she doesn't want to go in rehab just so people can perceive she's doing better. Besides she doesn’t actually want to drink. That being said, she’s not going to waste her time acting as if she needs treatment for a drinking problem, when she just needs someone to help her through this rough time after her breakup.

1.3.9. 5. What does she mean when she says “black”? She means that she's been depressed and went through a very dark time with tumultuous relationships and drug abuse.

1.3.10. 6. Who wants her to go into rehab? Amy's management team suggested that she went in rehab for ten weeks, but Amy refused to go.

1.3.11. 7. How long does the treatment take? Ten weeks / 70 days

1.3.12. 8. How did she do in school? Not that good - her rebellious attitude and nose piercing got her expelled from the Sylvia Young Theater School.

1.3.13. 9. What does not come in a shot glass? I think she means that all the learning you get in school doesn't come in a shot glass.

1.3.14. 10. What does she think will happen if she commits herself to ten weeks of rehab? See my answer to question 4.

1.3.15. 11. What is it to be “on the mend”? It means to be "i bedring".

1.3.16. 12. Does the doctor think she is depressed? Yes.

1.3.17. 13. Does she think she is depressed? I sounds like she do.


2.1. 1. Who is Kurt Cobain?

2.1.1. Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987. Nirvana's debut album Bleach was released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. Kurt Cobain - born Kurt Donald Cobain - was born on February 20, 1967 at Grays Harbor Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington, the son of Wendy Elizabeth and Donald Leland Cobain. His ancestry included Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, and Scottish. His family had a musical background. His uncle on his fathers side, Chuck Fradenburg, played in a band called The Beachcombers; his aunt, Mari Earle, played guitar and performed in bands thorughout Grays Harbor County; and his great-uncle, Delbert, had a career as an Irish tenor, making an appearance in the 1930 film King of Jazz. Cobain began developing an interest in music early in life. According to his aunt, he began singing at the age of two. At the age of four, he started playing the piano and singing. When Cobain was nine years old, his parents divorced. During the last years of his life, he struggled with heroin addiction, chronic health problems and depression. He also had some problems with his fame and public image. On April 8, 1994 was found dead at his home in Seattle; the death was ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.