Whitney Houston R.I.P.

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Yup, we sung "Greatest Love Of All" at our middle school graduation (June 1986). Also "That's What Friends Are For."

― Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, February 13, 2012 10:42 AM (24 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh Jesus, I just remembered that nearly everyone at my senior prom (there were only prob about 70 ppl there) got in a circle and sang That's What Friends Are For as the last song of the night. It was pretty horrifying.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

enbb i demand to see that pic you speak of!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad I'm so old, God have mercy on the rest of you

― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, February 13, 2012

oh like the nuns didn't force you guys to gather round the victrola to mime "Easy Living."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

nuns dug Uriah Heep? Wow.

da croupier, Monday, 13 February 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lech that pic is awesome!!

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks! That reminds me that I need to call my parents. Children are our future.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kerr - not a chance.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

My 5th grade class lip-synced and danced to "How Will I Know" at our school concert

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn--da croupier beat me to the Uriah Heep joke.

clemenza, Monday, 13 February 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

nuns pushed "Top of the World" and "Let It Be" on us

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was "That's What Friends Are For" a consensus elementary school graduation song? Is it still. My grade 8 class did it too, but that was 1993, at which point I figured even then that the song was pretty musty.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

tried to find the clip from say anything where joe sings 'the greatest love of all' at their graduation. youtube could not help me...

and the answer is: Opinions differ. (stevie), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was wondering when someone was going to mention that!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lech that pic is awesome!!

― plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Monday, February 13, 2012 11:21 AM (48 minutes ago)

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

office break room filled with lunchers listening to CNN guest clinically describe drowning- and drug-related autopsies.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 February 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought everyone had to sing "the greatest love of all" at some point in school.

Yup, in high-school choir.

jaymc, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, one of my favorite Whitney moments was when three girls did a choregraphed routine to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at our 4th-grade class talent show.

jaymc, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was "That's What Friends Are For" a consensus elementary school graduation song?

"Don't Worry Be Happy" for me.

jaymc, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Indie-dom enters the tribute game:

http://pitchfork.com/news/45407-watch-girls-pay-tribute-to-whitney-houston/

No big suprise that Girls are fans though, and I don't think I mean that in bad way..

Mule, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Owens is apparently crying by the way

Mule, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

watch-girls-pay-tribute-to-whitney-houston/

no fucking thanks

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Monday, 13 February 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha been holding my tongue on snarking about the tunnel vision hilarity of that headline or at least a couple hours

some dude, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Morbius that's happening at my job today too

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread = slowly making progression for mournful to awesome

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

For = from

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mostly I just recall being bombarded with Whitney singles during elementary school carpools and then singing the songs to myself later when I was alone

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

join us here homie! Whitney Houston singles poll

some dude, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ok

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 13 February 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

"He's dead? Why didn't you say so!"

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sales of Whitney Houston albums have soared on both sides of the Atlantic following her death in Los Angeles.

Whitney - The Greatest Hits is at two on the US iTunes chart, while Whitney Houston - The Ultimate Collection is second in the UK iTunes chart.

Some fans reacted angrily on Twitter after The Ultimate Collection's price was temporarily raised on iTunes UK.

The price was increased from £4.99 to £7.99 but has since reverted to its former cost.

Several fans on Twitter described the alleged price hike as "greedy" and "shameful".

iTunes and Sony Music, Houston's record label, declined to comment on the matter.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 13 February 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

sealed bodyguard for 150 bucks is about as frenetic as things got on the ebay front.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REMEMBERING-WHITNEY-HOUSTON-The-Bodyguard-Original-Soundtrack-LP-New-Sealed-/180818106575?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item2a199958cf

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

nowhere near MJ numbers the weekend of his death, but, you know, that's to be expected.

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

telling that the bodyguard ost was the one people really wanted. more so than the studio albums. though the first two did okay for a minute there.

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

its not oop is it?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 13 February 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

well its more a case of there being less vinyl copies than the actual studio albums too. i'm sure the cd is still in print. it must be.

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love in Any Language!!! We had to sing that, too.

The Whitney song we sang was "One Moment in Time."

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I love "One Moment"

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 13 February 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

went to a bar in soma last night to see optimo - there was a whitney houston shrine (complete with several candles burning) in the front entryway. lots of drag queens in full-on sequined whitney evening gowns. stirmonster played 'i wanna dance with somebody' twice - first time acapella, the second time with bonkers EQing - the crowd went wild obviously

geeta, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"How did the Arab world react to Joey Strummer’s death? That guy spoke more truth in one song than some people sing, say or write in a lifetime."

You know, that was a question I hadn't asked myself yet.

pplains, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

gotta love the comments section on any blog

curmudgeon, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, I never thought about it until this weekend, but had she taken her husband's surname, she would have been a Whitney Brown.

pplains, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

and that my friends, is the big picture.

pplains, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

joe strummer once said he cared, but he never really gave a fuck :(

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, over on Fox News comments thread, racist spewing:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39912_Fox_News_Commenters_Respond_to_Whitney_Houstons_Death_With_Deluge_of_Hatred_and_Racism

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

She couldn’t face life without the “bling bling”, she knew she would never have any more “kaching kaching”

didn't know Jessie J was a racist Fox News commenter but it all makes sense now

some dude, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

racism in the comments section you say?

lol u watched the grammys (buzza), Monday, 13 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw - strummer seemed like a nice guy. i randomly ran into him and jah wobble (?!) at a poetry reading in london 12 or 13 years ago. we convinced him to play songs for me and my friends on his acoustic guitar - 'white riot', etc - and he happily obliged. he certainly didn't need to be as nice as he was to us.

geeta, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink


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