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posted by Chris Kelly on Feb 12, 2012
posted by Chris Kelly on Feb 11, 2012
posted by Eric Veillette on Feb 11, 2012
That's literally not what the post was about.
Is this going to be the standard of 'journalism' around here? FAIL.
Hey rondnoir, if you're looking for a more traditional take on the Whitney Houston story you can check out our obit here: http://music.cbc.ca/blogs/2012/2/Whitney-Houston-dies-on-eve-of-Grammy-Awards
Hey Chris, not looking at all thanks. THIS page is the one your banner links to, so I guess this is the one you want everyone to read.
ok... so various media including CBCnews are refering to Whitney Houston as the "Queeen Of Pop".
she had a voice, a terrific voice... but the music was terrible, absolute dreck of a Star Search variety.
and now everybody seems to also pedestal her as something to admire and respect as if she led her life in a quality fashion. She had unique talent, valuable opportunity, priviledge and riches, and a daughter to nurture... and she was careless with all those fortunes.
Why the endless adoration now knowing that she was an ingrate and drug addict... so she had a voice, that is not enough... she is not an example to hold high, and her vocal talent was wasted on schmaltzy AM music.
Queen Of Pop... hardly.
Very sad, indeed tragic, as a conclusion of a 20 year train wreck-in-progress-life of one of the very most talented artists of the 20th century. When her star shone brightest, even those like me who were not fans of the genre had to stop & say"Wow, what strength, control, and range, what a sound!" (Even yet, and probably always, when I hear "I Will Always Love You", I stop to admire its perfect execution, just as I do Etta James rendering of "At Last" or a Clapton string riff.) Then, "Wow, with such beauty and such talent, where is the limit to her achievements". Then came the fall. With today's incredible talents who have had too much to deal with too fast, I wonder and truly hope this informs some of today's rising stars and their handlers that the individual soul can only withstand so much at a time.
And Chris, I for one enjoyed this rather untraditional memorial to a legit star, especially your choice to include the vocals only cut of " How Will I Know" That crystal voice wasn't hiding behind anything in that, nor did it need to. Cheers.
@SandSeer Thanks for your comment. Though I was never much into her music it's hard to deny that voice! Last night during the Beach Boys tribute I was reminded how some of today's 'stars' aren't necessarily up on that stage because of their talent.