Whitney Houston R.I.P.

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no -- whitney houston

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love million dollar bill but it's absolutely a referendum on her state. in many ways an oddly appropriate exit note though there's an inevitable flood of material on the way that will outchart it

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am really sad. She was one of my favorites as a kid and just . . . not surprising but fuck. How will I know was one of my first favorite songs as a kid. :(

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you remember the video? i was so obsessed with it + thought she was the prettiest ever.

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

"How Will I Know" redeems that zippy Narada Michael Walden sound.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i loved her as a kid, i wonder if my cassette of 'whitney' that i got in 1987 is still around here!

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

certainly she does more with him than Aretha did in that period.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you remember the video? i was so obsessed with it + thought she was the prettiest ever.

― horseshoe, Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:15 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hell yeah I do! I did too. Aw, it's just so sad. Listening to those isolated vocals now. Man. RIP.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

We also did a dance to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" in a dance class I took the year it came out and I swear I still remember at least 1/2 of the moves. Loved that one too.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

First one to post the David Byrne cover gets four SB's.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you remember the video? i was so obsessed with it + thought she was the prettiest ever.

omg me too! i got a perm and tried to do my hair like that. it didn't work out so well but i kept trying

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

she really pulls off that purple eyeshadow magenta lipstick gigantic metallic minnie mouse bow look

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think "i wanna dance with somebody" might still be my favorite whitney song, real talk. or "it's not right, but it's ok."

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

she sparked some early heterosexual identification for me on friday night videos

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^she lived a worthwhile life then

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

one more notch on her bedpost

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

she sparked some early heterosexual identification for me on friday night videos

― little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu)

this is hilarious to me bc i feel like i had a completely different experience of whitney as i hinted above.

judith, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, "How Will I Know" sounds so much better without the music tracks.

A damn shame. Also I'm going to throw up if I see another Facebook post that starts out "I didn't like her music much, but..."

thirdalternative, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen much of that sentiment yet!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

although I didn't like her music much but

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was a beautiful post btw judith, you should write something longform on your whitney fandom, would read

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just heard about this. Oh man... :,-( RIP

Laughing Gravy (dog latin), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

fond memories of that thunderpuss remix... rip

teledyldonix, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had no use for her really but damn RIP. her impact on the genre is pretty undeniable.

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't really like the influence she had on pop tbh but respek regardless

Chris S, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

The expression on that single sleeve is terrifying

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is really sad.

Big fan of turn of the 90s, ripped jeans, "I'm Your Baby Tonight" Whitney

RIP

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I share xp doubts about benefits of working with Costello. Ashford and Simpson, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards wrote and produced decent albums for Diana Ross; if they could deal with her, why not Whitney--before "BobBEHHH", anyway. Prince too.

dow, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw man i'd never seen that. that song really *gets* to me as it is.

xxp about "i am changing"

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn guys.

surm, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

still reeling.

Raymond Cummings, Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeesh, the whole thing about jeering at sick celebrities (I admit following some of them some of the time with a...usually...non-jeering "curiosity", not that wholesome in itself).Easy to fuck up when you know people are expecting you to, taking it for granted and/or counting on it, as several comedians and gossip sites were when she and Bobby were peaking/bottoming out.

dow, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

how is not even one station in san diego playing whitney, wtf man, wtf

it's not right but it's ok. RIP.

the late great, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

she was like the FM soundtrack to elementary school - more so than any other artist. so this is hella surreal.

Raymond Cummings, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't imagine the response when Madonna dies.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

My Whitney singles:

Saving All My Love
The Greatest Love Of All
How Will I Know
I'm Your Baby Tonight
It's Not Right But It's Okay
My Love Is Your Love

Grudging respect to I'm Every Woman as well

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

On Thursday, Houston dropped by the rehearsals to offer vocal tips for Brandy and Monica, who were slated to be one of the evening’s headliners.

Press, including The Times, were in attendance for a junket with the reunited R&B divas and Davis. Though Houston greeted people her with a warm smile, she appeared disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair that was dripping wet with either sweat or water.

The visibly bloated singer displayed erratic behavior throughout the afternoon -- flailing her hands frenetically as she spoke to Brandy and Monica, skipping around the ballroom in a child-like fashion and wandering aimlessly about the lobby. It was mentioned by a Grammy staffer that security personnel received calls of the singer doing handstands by the pool.

After leaving rehearsals, Houston returned to the ballroom -- with her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina in tow -- as camera crews set up for interviews. The singer smelled of alcohol and cigarettes. A Grammy staffer said that during the interviews with Brandy, Monica and Clive, Houston was dancing just off camera to make the singers and Davis laugh. Grammy personnel expressed concern that she'd be caught on camera, and that reporters would write about her behavior.

Finally her daughter pulled Houston out of the room, and the singer skipped off. In our post of the event, we called Houston's behavior "loose and lively."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/02/whitney-houston-dead-erratic-behavior.html

buzza, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

The big four of 80s pop were MJ, Whitney, Madonna and Prince. We're down to half of them now. (George Michael would arguably be the fifth, and we almost lost him last year.)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also respect to My Name Is Not Susan

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wasn't sure whether i liked that song or just salt 'n pepa's reference of it on "whatta man," but it turns out i do, in fact, like it.

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow that story gave me huge "Where are the RECEIPTS?" vibes

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Diane Sawyer interview is one of my favorite things ever. So many quotables.

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 studio albums. and the soundtracks. a holiday album. and one of the biggest selling artists ever. she didn't exactly crank stuff out, but it didn't matter. she was just massive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Houston_chart_records_and_achievements

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

like massively massive.

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

200 million records or something like that.

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know everyone knows that, but just in case someone forgot for a minute...

scott seward, Sunday, 12 February 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink


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