12 February, 2012

Whitney Houston dead at age 48: Singer's body found at Beverly Hilton hotel | Arts | National Post

 
The songs chosen in the linked-to article are among the best that the greatest voice of a generation offered to an adoring public. This rendition of the American National Anthem is the single best version of my lifetime. Sung at the culmination of a season that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon crippled, it reached the hearts of a world-wide audience which considered themselves to be all "Americans" at that moment in time. It still gives me shivers when I hear it now. It makes me sad to contemplate how that deep sense of good-will towards America was thrown away in a needless war, just as it does when I remember how this gifted singer wasted so much of her life on a drugs. Like the Kings of Pop and Rock & Roll before her, she was a talent that burned itself out all too soon.


Thank you God for allowing the world to such a perfect voice and amazing talent. May she find in the life she now begins the peace that alluded her in this one.


Like the King of Pop and the King of Rock & Roll, this Queen of Song has left us far too soon.


RIP... Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston dead at age 48: Singer's body found at Beverly Hilton hotel | Arts | National Post

2 comments:

  1. I would never watch such awards shows like the Grammy's, but will a single 'star' have the courage to stand up and challenge their peers to clean up their act? I suspect emotional drivel will flow from start to finish.

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  2. Hi Tim! Unless I am misreading your commentary - I believe that this rendition was offered in 1991 at the time of the Gulf War - Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Florida (?)

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