Whitney Houston R.I.P.

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Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, self-destructive drug addict diva dies shockah. The tragedy preceded the death by at least a decade. Lookout, Lindsay.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

when was her last hit?

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

The I Look To You singles didn't go top 40, though two went R&B top 20. Her last pop hit was actually the re-issue of "Star Spangled Banner" after 9/11.

da croupier, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

with itunes and amazonmp3 she will get a good few hits now

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, serge

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

trying to find the best live version of My Name Is Not Susan

rip

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

neve campbell at the leafs game = the only non-whitney twitter trend lol

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

at the time I thought "What an odd, awesome name for a Top 40 single."

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Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh no....rip

call all destroyer, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit. She was performing last night.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy hell

RIP

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip

Summer Slam! (Ste), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gotta agree with this:

https://twitter.com/#!/joncaramanica/status/168515061055369216

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

mmmmm.

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn shame. not really a fan of hers but i remember liking her in a couple of films (the preacher's wife, i'm thinking?). she seemed, at the time, to be pretty charming and classy and chill( kinda like lindsay used to be : / ) none of which makes her drug issues and fucked up personal life any more tragic in a way but still...

omar little, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The fact that her first record was a Soft Machine cover featuring Archie Shepp completely blows my mind.

xp

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

was just singing the bridge to 'how will I know' in the shower last week

calstars, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo this was the best of 80s pop whitney

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'd heard she sang fairly well Friday night, seemed like she was continuing uphill--so this is fairly startling, disheartening if not a shockah. Whether she was sober, and something like a long-damaged metabolism finally running all the way down, or toasting Friday night's recent little victory, with one last rock too many: "Memories, they hang you up and hold you."

dow, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ts: anita baker whitney ("you give good love") vs. teenpop whitney ("how will i know") vs. new jack whitney (the '90s)

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

crazy this happened the night of Clive Davis' pre-grammy gala

da croupier, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

wonder how much of this is still going to happen

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501368_162-57375894/clive-davis-gala-is-white-hot-kinks-to-perform/

da croupier, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

clive cancelled the event btw.

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

love this so much

prolego, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost makes sense

At the Beverly Hilton on Friday, Alicia Keys was getting ready to rehearse. Monica and Brandy will also hit the stage. Vintage clips of the annual event played on the big screen, showing performances from Houston, Lou Reed, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin and Usher.

Houston isn't on the performance list, but that could change.

"It's her favorite night of the year ... (so) who knows by the end of the evening," said Davis, who founded Arista Records and is now the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment.

da croupier, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

90s whitney was the best

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i forgot how good love will save the day is; total winner.

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am truly shocked, still hard to even process this.

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently this sparkle remake was first going to happen around 2001, and was pushed aside after aaliyah (who was supposed to co-star) died

da croupier, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"It's Not Right..." is the last time I remember her as a Billboard/cultural force. That Thunderpuss remix was everywhere in '99.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

so sad...r.i.p. whitney.

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit Whitney what the fucking fuck

the late great, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that moment of "it's not right but it's okay" being released was sort of a revelation--i fucking love that song.

my sister somehow didn't know about her drug problems and she was sort of shocked that whitney houston had extensive enough drug problems that they might conceivably have caused her to die at 48. she was like, "courtney love's still alive!" and i considered whether the only difference between the two in terms of their demons was that whitney houston had powerful handlers for the early portion of her career.

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Whether she was sober, and something like a long-damaged metabolism finally running all the way down"

judging from the pictures of her the night before, she definitely wasn't sober...

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

shit, 48. RIP

arby's, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

or earlier this week. not last night.

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=4wsCdxdRIL4

geeta, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

dammit let's try that again

geeta, Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

that thunderpuss remix was the stone cold shit for real

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember Elvis Costello doing a Guest VJ hour on MTV when Blood & Chocolate came out. He played one of her videos, "How Will I Know" I think, and came on afterwards saying "please please please please Whitney, please can I write some songs for you? omg what a voice"

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have the first album on and was just reminded of a great album track called "someone for me":

http://open.spotify.com/track/57gkU8WvqF62FTRDIIHqjH

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

When she was on, she was ON

she is a great example of taalent elevating horrible source material, because so many of her singles were schlocky nonsense that she imbued with so much depth and feeling

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that Thunderpuss remix is 10/10 classic.

"you give good love" will always be my favorite song of hers, though. this performance is absolutely perfect:

the last minute or so in particular... just staggering. what a voice, for real.

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember the EC MTV thing. I thought he had said, "Please. Let me write you some good songs."

xp

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember reading an interview with her where she said she hated a lot of the material she was given, and that was a big reason for her going over to more hip/young r&b stuff later on.

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk that doesnt sound so bad

judith, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

live while you're young

judith, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure her family and friends would agree

come on a #KONY (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:36 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

this is classy as fuck

The Reverend, Friday, 1 June 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's nice

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

thicke is so absurd

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha yes, but that's rather beside the point

The Reverend, Friday, 1 June 2012 05:00 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

oooh...meta!

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

omar little, Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I do cocaine suppositories nitch"

The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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


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