Whitney Houston

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How come more people (especially here!) don't write about this significant and fascinating and comlex artist? Is everybody still intimidated by that (admittedly great) 'American Psycho' thing? Whatever, I'll always stick up for someone who shares both my a) birthday b) taste for gettin' high

dave q, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 12:39 (seventeen years ago) link

a) How would the world be a different place today had WH stuck with Merrill/Rubicam long enough to do "Waiting for a Star to Fall", aside from sparing everyone the excruciating disappointment that was the 'rest of the Boy Meets Girl album'?
b) Bobby Brown vs (Yoko Ono vs Courtney Love)

dave q, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 12:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Drug addiction's the only interesting about her though, isn't it?

Michael B, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 12:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Well she first came into my view when she was being all dancy and smiley but then when the Bodyguard thing happened it was primetime for utterly racially discombobulated kids in my demographic (I was a japanese nigga in a nearly all white school where emulation of anything other than black media was rare) to get classy with it and Whitney was the picture of grace, which was funny because a lot of those guys whose girlfriends sang that song in karaoke STILL metaphorize anything in their lives worth metaphorizing into, you guessed it, some part of the SCARFACE storyline.

DarrensCoq, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 13:02 (seventeen years ago) link

"You know the ripples of a pond? that reminds me of how whitney houston's lips would shake in the video when she hit a hi note, and now Candice's tits would jiggle when I pounded that shit. It's fucked up how it all went to shit, but then everything does, right? Just look at Tony Montana."

DarrensCoq, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 13:06 (seventeen years ago) link

'Drug addiction's the only interesting about her though, isn't it?'

To misquote Dr Johnson...

dave q, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 13:09 (seventeen years ago) link

She pretty much singularly represents everything I absolutely loathe.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 13:15 (seventeen years ago) link


Is drug addiction still an interesting thing?

scottjames23 (worrysome-man), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 15:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't say anything for her work more recent than The Bodyguard, but "I want to dance with somebody" is a near-perfect pop song.

Kevin Erickson, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 16:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Dude, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" is the song that made me hate her!

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 16:34 (seventeen years ago) link

You are a wise, wise man, Mr. Perry.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

She signed her own fatwa with "The Greatest Love of All".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 16:42 (seventeen years ago) link

The opening six, eight seconds of "I Will Always Love You" are great, but the song is definitely a long moonlit walk on a very very short pier.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 16:46 (seventeen years ago) link

she sang for Laswell's avant disco group Material

JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 17:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Didn't she almost have it all.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 17:40 (seventeen years ago) link

'i'm your baby tonight' cuts my fucking head off.

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 17:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I remember my father was in a Whitney/Winwood kinda phase in the late'80s, and I hear that "Dance w/somebody" crap, and it steered me towards Motorhead and Sabbath rather quickly.

update: now my dad listens to Social Distortion and the Pernice Brothers, WTF.

Gear! (Gear!), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 19:00 (seventeen years ago) link

ahhh... I remember listening to " im your baby tonight" in 1990.

I remember being stabbed in a gang fight that year too.

being stabbed was more of a pleasant experience

seriously.......

robert lashley (brotherman), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 21:39 (seventeen years ago) link

I nearly sang 'How Will I Know' at karaoke last night. Sadly, I couldn't make my mind up on any songs whatsoever.

Barima (Barima), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 21:41 (seventeen years ago) link

I agree with Mr Erickson. although if you count performance art, she's done some wonderful things after the bodyguard.

Felcher (Felcher), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 22:21 (seventeen years ago) link

she sang for Laswell's avant disco group Material
-- JasonD

and the song she sang was Hugh Hopper's "Memories", natch

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 23:53 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

Million Dollar Bill is great btw.
Donna Summer worthy.

That's because it's Loleatta Holloway's We're Getting Stronger

Popture, Sunday, 30 August 2009 14:28 (eleven years ago) link

Hm! Not familiar with that track, but right you are!

five months pass...

can confirm that freemasons rmx of 'million dollar bill' will destroy yr dancefloors

average gangsta rap from average gangstas (deej), Sunday, 14 February 2010 22:38 (eleven years ago) link

Whitney Houston has crack-face and can't sing.
^My review of her live show last night.

Popture, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:54 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...
one year passes...

shit, people are saying she's dead

diln (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:07 (nine years ago) link

Whitney Houston R.I.P.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:07 (nine years ago) link

wtf?

Z S, Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:09 (nine years ago) link

Whitney Houston Breaking News

buzza, Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:27 (nine years ago) link

five years pass...

Deep story on her and Clive Davis and the closet:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/style/whitney-houston-clive-davis-sexuality.amp.html

Eazy, Sunday, 1 October 2017 15:00 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

pic.twitter.com/Yv2k8MvYrL

— Victor Bigham Family fun (@Ravious101) April 24, 2021

omg <3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 May 2021 04:45 (one week ago) link

that is beyond adorable!

boxedjoy, Monday, 3 May 2021 11:32 (one week ago) link

also outrageous. that kids timing is nuts!

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 May 2021 18:04 (one week ago) link

totally!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 May 2021 18:18 (one week ago) link


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