The father of Amy Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil has made a plea to the troubled singer’s fans, urging them to not buy her records until she kicks her assorted habits; no doubt Winehouse’s record company is thrilled by this call to inaction, not to mention the elder Fielder-Civil’s request in to the Mercury Music Prize honchos in which he asked them to take her out of the running for the award–which will be given out next week–as a punitive gesture. (Anyone ask him about how he feels about U.S. stores selling the import version of Frank ahead of schedule?)
For their part, Amy’s parents are saying that maybe the Fielder-Civils should stop taking their daughter to the pub when they’re trying to throw her an intervention. A point well taken, although you do have to wonder just who is paying the check during those outings. Perhaps Mr. Fielder-Civil also wants to be free of those family obligations?