Whitney Houston R.I.P.

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Just heard the last of a radio special on Whitney's actual music, with good tracks from her last album. No acrobatics, but steadfast and melodious: "Though I don't know if I'll make it through/I look to you." Anybody familiar with the whole album?

dow, Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I Look to You is a very good album, it's quite understated in many ways - and her voice didn't just lose a lot in her "later" years (sounds so sad), it also gained something, as did her performance, in its roughness and grit. "I Look to You" is good, and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" and "Nothin' But Love" are great songs, the latter produced by Danja, but nothing desperately-trying-to-be-modern about it (only "Million Dollar Bill" comes a bit close to that, perhaps). And there's more good tracks, and nothing that's out of place.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

some impressive gospel performances at the funeral

curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bunny does candelit tribute to "Didn't We Almost Have it All"

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TheRightSize, Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was out to lunch with my family yesterday, and the TV was playing in the background. It looked like a press conference, but I couldn't figure out the context. Why is this white dude addressing an all-black audience? Is that white dude Kevin Costner? Nah, can't be. Why would Kevin Costner be addressing an all-black audience?

Of course, it was Kevin Costner, whose presence made sense once I later learned the context.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 February 2012 14:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

"I wish I was her real bodyguard." WTF. I barfed.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Monday, 20 February 2012 10:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

holy shit @ insane racist diamanda galas

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Monday, 20 February 2012 10:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

"shades of marisa" otm

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Monday, 20 February 2012 10:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The singer suffered from cardiac disease and could have had a heart attack before drowning, officials say. Cocaine is listed as a contributing factor in the death.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-03-23-whitney-houston-20120323,0,919750.story

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Friday, 23 March 2012 02:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

:(

The Reverend, Friday, 23 March 2012 04:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

i guess she was just doing coke every day, a little weed and alcohol to take the edge off.. jesus. she must have been living like this for years. sort of amazing she lasted as long as she did if so.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 23 March 2012 13:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

idk that doesnt sound so bad

judith, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

live while you're young

judith, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm sure her family and friends would agree

come on a #KONY (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

idk i think that many years of addiction what constitutes friends gets twisted through a particular refractory index. everything gets modulated by addiction. everything gets swept into that particular economy. we all saw it in this case, how marriage and drugs were sortof a package deal. this always extends into everything. this is why its sad but i guess i'm glad for her sake it isn't crack that showed up on the toxicology report. crack is cheap. crack is wack.

judith, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this is classy as fuck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt9GeWbofrM

The Reverend, Friday, 1 June 2012 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's nice

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

thicke is so absurd

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha yes, but that's rather beside the point

The Reverend, Friday, 1 June 2012 05:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's having GROWING PAINS do you get it because he is getting older

jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Friday, 1 June 2012 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

holy crap was the bet awards tribute discussed elsewhere on ilm? i don't feel like i can finish watching it, but cissy houston sings, or wails, really, a version of "bridge over troubled water" where she changes the lyrics to past tense, viz. "your time had come to shine / all your dreams have gone away." i couldn't finish watching her performance tbh. before that, monica did an amazing version of "i love the lord."

horseshoe, Monday, 9 July 2012 01:34 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

there that new movie 'sparkle' which i see ads for on youtube all the time now, and the trailer has a line from whitney's character saying something like "don't live the life i did!" or something akin to that.

omar little, Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:49 (six years ago) Permalink

oooh...meta!

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:51 (six years ago) Permalink

"I do cocaine suppositories nitch"

The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:02 (six years ago) Permalink

http://aiyatheydidnt.livejournal.com/879708.html

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 04:44 (six years ago) Permalink

(That's: China’s stars react to Whitney’s tragic death)

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 04:45 (six years ago) Permalink

lost in translation
“Whitney Houston has boarded Noah’s Ark. You guys! She’s only in her 40s. She must have boarded the ark. How could it be possible that she has died?” – Little C Xian Sen (小C先森)

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 13:34 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

oh no

example (crüt), Saturday, 31 January 2015 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

:(

lex pretend, Saturday, 31 January 2015 18:38 (four years ago) Permalink

wowwww sad.

aybaybayfan (The Reverend), Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Omg I just heard
So unbearably sad

groundless round (La Lechera), Sunday, 1 February 2015 01:03 (four years ago) Permalink

(I'm not sad personally but I find the situation really really tragically sad)

groundless round (La Lechera), Sunday, 1 February 2015 01:04 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

jesus. nothing about this story that isn't tragic.

Credit: howtokeepapositiveattitudedotcom (stevie), Monday, 27 July 2015 08:31 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Has anyone else watched WHITNEY, the 2018 doc? I watched it last night and it dragged me through the wringer all over again. Usually I don't like talking head interviews in documentaries but these were very direct and it was illuminating to hear from her closest friends and family (except Robyn)

I want to look up this performance because it sounds extremely emotional and that is how I feel after watching this movie. RIP Nippy & Chrissy.

holy crap was the bet awards tribute discussed elsewhere on ilm? i don't feel like i can finish watching it, but cissy houston sings, or wails, really, a version of "bridge over troubled water" where she changes the lyrics to past tense, viz. "your time had come to shine / all your dreams have gone away." i couldn't finish watching her performance tbh. before that, monica did an amazing version of "i love the lord."

― horseshoe, Sunday, July 8, 2012 8:34 PM (six years ago) Bookmark

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:52 (five months ago) Permalink

here it is :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGzCBzGEts

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:56 (five months ago) Permalink


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