Whitney Houston was great
Posted: 14 February 2012 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Whitney Houston was great, she was under-appreciated.  I was taught to sing many songs as a child, her’s was the first one that I really enjoyed singing.  smile

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Posted: 14 February 2012 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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One thing that she is not is underappreciated as a singer, at least from her output when she was in her prime.

She was a good singer (not the best ever IMHO, but good) good looking, and a good performer.

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Posted: 14 February 2012 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I only know one of her songs, “I will always love you,” and think she sang that very well.

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Posted: 14 February 2012 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I was only barely aware she existed; not my kind of music. Her husband’s music was more familiar to me (also not my kind of music) - I suppose she was pretty talented though.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 14 February 2012 05:18 PM

Whitney Houston was great, she was under-appreciated.  I was taught to sing many songs as a child, her’s was the first one that I really enjoyed singing.  smile

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I imagine that she was thinking of bobble head brown when she sang that song.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I hate to speak ill of the dead and I suppose it isn’t really Whitney Houston’s fault but watching the barrage of news coverage over the past few days I can’t help but cringe a little bit at the way society often lionizes people once they pass away. Whitney Houston in her prime was a great singer, and a beautiful woman, but I’m not so sure she was a great person. Media pundits are now spending the days demonizing Bobby Brown ( I’m not defending him) and everyone around her who couldn’t or didn’t stop her from using drugs. The fact is that no one is to blame for her downward spiral but Whitney Houston. People make their own choices in life and they, not someone else are responsible for what they do.

If the coverage on her was all about her great voice and her stunning beauty I doubt I would have anything to say, but the attempt by the media to find a scape goat and excuse her for her self destructive behavior is shameful. It only plays to a society that is often unwilling to take responsibility for its own actions. To her own family’s credit, I have to say they have been graciously quiet on these issues.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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macgyver - 16 February 2012 01:35 PM

I hate to speak ill of the dead and I suppose it isn’t really Whitney Houston’s fault but watching the barrage of news coverage over the past few days I can’t help but cringe a little bit at the way society often lionizes people once they pass away. Whitney Houston in her prime was a great singer, and a beautiful woman, but I’m not so sure she was a great person. Media pundits are now spending the days demonizing Bobby Brown ( I’m not defending him) and everyone around her who couldn’t or didn’t stop her from using drugs. The fact is that no one is to blame for her downward spiral but Whitney Houston. People make their own choices in life and they, not someone else are responsible for what they do.

If the coverage on her was all about her great voice and her stunning beauty I doubt I would have anything to say, but the attempt by the media to find a scape goat and excuse her for her self destructive behavior is shameful. It only plays to a society that is often unwilling to take responsibility for its own actions. To her own family’s credit, I have to say they have been graciously quiet on these issues.

I find that irritating also.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The way I see it. Whitney had all the great fortunes in life and she threw it all away on drugs and an idiot. Even Oprah gave her a second chance to get herself in the spotlight. Unfortunately for her, her new album didn’t sell better than Susan Boyles did. LOL

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Posted: 17 February 2012 01:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Whitney had a beautiful voice a great career and made awful choices. Her daughter seems to be repeating her history. I am offended seeing all of the adulation thrown at her after her death, and yet the soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have yet to be even welcomed home from that boneheaded war. It also seems, I don’t know if irony is the word for it, but most of the comments were to the effect “heaven has welcomed another angel to sing in its choirs” or some such tripe.

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Posted: 17 February 2012 04:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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“heaven has welcomed another angel to sing in its choirs” or some such tripe.”

LOL Amen LOL

If that were the case, shouldn’t God have killed her in her prime before her voice went downhill?

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Posted: 18 February 2012 09:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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The fact is that no one is to blame for her downward spiral but Whitney Houston. People make their own choices in life and they, not someone else are responsible for what they do.

Oddly enough, the first person who would agree with that was Ms. Houston herself. She said as much in an interview where she stated she was her own worst enemy.

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Posted: 18 February 2012 09:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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It looks like North Korea just got news of Whitney Houston’s death.

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