Whitney Houston R.I.P.

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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

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)

100% OTM. I've always had reservations about her recorded output - a little too schlocky, middle-of-the-road, AC - but there was no denying her voice.

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"You Give Good Love" is still the shit. She sounded so sweet and ready for non-Clive-Davis-validated experience.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Ah, I think you're right.

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elvis Costello would be, like, the last person I'd ask to write Whitney Houston songs.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

for better or worse she was stuck with these ridiculous, histrionic, hysterical songs; the little things like "Memories" were just that.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

he'd probably write her bacharachy stuff. i have mixed feelings about that.

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

iirc there was a lot of criticism of whitney in the 80s for the sound of those first two records.. 'in living color' did a really mean sketch on her for singing pop songs and not being much of a dancer.

i wonder about that. then we got new jack whitney (those songs was great) but if you look up the shows on youtube they have her during the faster songs with all this choreography (it is kind of awkward) and not singing live. like it wasn't enough at the time that she had the most amazing voice in the world

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

she couldn't be anything other than WHITNEY HOUSTON singing songs that made Clive Davis wet. It's up to us to separate the crap.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean -- imagine Tennant-Lowe giving her a Dusty Springfield number. As awesome as this looks on paper I don't think it would've worked.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

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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