Monday, February 13, 2012

RIP Whitney

Although I did not own a single album of hers at the time, I remember exactly where I was standing when I heard that Whitney Houston had married rapper Bobby Brown. I remember thinking, "what a waste."

Things actually went much worse for her then I imagined at the time. And while we now have Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé and a slew of other melisma signers with an incredible range extending over four octaves or more, it was Whitney who took all this to a new level.

"How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us."
-- Barbra Streisand

Sing it for us one more time, Whitney....

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