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NicksGamingStuff
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:12:09 AM permalink
It is so sad about Whitney today, supposedly Elton John dedicated Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me to her tonight.
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:18:42 AM permalink
Lou Reed's "Heroin" would have been more apt.

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EvenBob
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:25:27 AM permalink
Whitney died today, her career died 10 years ago.
What a waste.
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NicksGamingStuff
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:26:29 AM permalink
She had one of the best voices ever, and it is so sad she ruined her life with the drugs and stuff.
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:48:31 AM permalink
Anita O'Day's reaction to her first shot of heroin was: this is better than a martini and better than sex, here is another twenty. Sure she had some problem with it some of them notable but she still focused on her career comebacks. Some stars handle the "glitter" well.
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February 12th, 2012 at 3:13:50 AM permalink
Unforgettable "Star Spangled Banner" performance in the Super Bowl right in the middle of the Persian Gulf War. Sad.
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February 12th, 2012 at 4:30:34 AM permalink
Maybe Scott Norwood was still thinking of the song when he went "wide right".

Either way, you had to know this news was coming years ago.
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February 12th, 2012 at 5:15:46 AM permalink
She had a hell of a great voice.

Quote: odiousgambit

Unforgettable "Star Spangled Banner" performance in the Super Bowl right in the middle of the Persian Gulf War. Sad.

That's the version I use when I need to play the anthem at events.
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February 12th, 2012 at 5:34:12 AM permalink
I really was tempted to find some crack to smoke in remembrance, but "crack is wack..."

In all seriousness, it's sad, but not hard to believe. The woman was plagued with bad decision making her entire life. It's sad to think that she had all that singing talent go to waste, but look at how many musicians who abuse drugs. You think that the countless examples would affect them, but they still keep using and abusing...

May she Rest In Peace.
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February 12th, 2012 at 6:33:09 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I really was tempted to find some crack to smoke in remembrance, but "crack is wack..."

In all seriousness, it's sad, but not hard to believe. The woman was plagued with bad decision making her entire life. It's sad to think that she had all that singing talent go to waste, but look at how many musicians who abuse drugs. You think that the countless examples would affect them, but they still keep using and abusing...



I never understood why so many performers use so much of the time. Once I heard a star said it was the lonliness after the performance ended. One minute thousands of people fawning all over you, next alone in the dressing room and even then the promoter has gotten his money and isn't goiong to cater to you, he wants your stage packed up before the arena owner is all over him for running late.

As to her personal life Ms Houston had a repuration of being hard to deal with and not well liked. I remember an article about limo drivers in a city and how they got to meet celebs and the one they were quoting drove Whitney once. She came to town again and he outright refused saying, "there isn't enough money." Supposedly most of the drivers said the same about her.
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February 12th, 2012 at 6:40:56 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Maybe Scott Norwood was still thinking of the song when he went "wide right".



Not to hijack the Whitney thread, but it's amazing 21 years later how people think that FG was a sure thing chip shot. Ask casual football fans how long that kick was, and most remember it as shorter than it was. I won't post how long it was here, so you can take a guess in your head for yourself and then look it up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Right_%28Buffalo_Bills%29
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February 12th, 2012 at 7:31:01 AM permalink
Whitney was a very talented singer. It's difficult, I think, to handle the transfer from low to very high to low again. Your body is engulfed in so much endorphins, dopamine, etc which gives you a natural high when you first become famous. But after the fame has come and gone, it's very hard I think to make the change back to ordinary, so drugs/alcohol/prescription drugs are used to recreate that high. It doesn't help that LA doctors tend to overprescribe per the celebrity's requests.

I think it's alot harder on women than it is on men. Your appearance is very important component of a singer's success when you're female, so you have the additional pressure of keeping in shape and looking good, where as with men, you can keep on rockin' into your 60s.
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February 12th, 2012 at 12:31:15 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Maybe Scott Norwood was still thinking of the song when he went "wide right".



Really, ... a Scott Norwood reference.... I've sufferred enough....
klimate10
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February 12th, 2012 at 10:27:23 PM permalink
Whitney Houston is not dead, you dummies. She is performing nightly at the Stratosphere.
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February 19th, 2012 at 3:55:44 AM permalink
New Edition with Bobby Brown was scheduled to perform to a sold out crowd at Mohegan Sun last night. The show was to go on with or without Mr. Brown and fans said they would understand if he chose to remain in seclusion after attending Whitney's funeral in New Jersey.

He did indeed make the trip to Connecticut to the delight of his fans and spoke briefly about his ex wife during the show.
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February 19th, 2012 at 6:34:44 AM permalink
Bobby can't afford to miss a show, crack ain't free ya know!
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February 19th, 2012 at 9:06:36 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

He... spoke briefly about his ex wife during the show.



Did he clarify whether he preferred her face over a speed bag?
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May 21st, 2022 at 5:30:50 PM permalink
I was looking at events in Las Vegas for this weekend, and I see AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT at Harrah's.

It appears to be live musicians and dancers with a projection or "hologram" of Whitney. I'm all for supporting musicians and dancers, but I'm highly skeptical about how they're presenting the main attraction. Somebody please give this a review!

(I saw Whitney in 1986 — my first concert where I actually drove!)
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May 21st, 2022 at 5:43:20 PM permalink
Before the DOS OS, there were holograms, and also TV, and transporters on Star Trek.
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May 21st, 2022 at 6:27:05 PM permalink
Is this the same hologram system that was unveiled at a Super Bowl several years ago? Was it of Prince?

I don't remember.

But I do recall an article about Dan Marino losing a ton of money investing in a start up hologram company.

If this is the same company and there's finally a commercial application it could be interesting.

Just Googled this. Lots of articles. Goes back several years.

Here's the Dan Marino story:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/miami.cbslocal.com/2012/09/11/hollywood-digital-effects-company-files-chapter-11-dan-marino-loses-millions/%3famp
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May 25th, 2022 at 9:17:05 AM permalink
I saw one billboard for the Whitney Houston "hologram" show along Highway 15 North, otherwise no other advertising. The show was dark the days that I was in Vegas, but I would not have gone to see it anyway.
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May 25th, 2022 at 4:21:49 PM permalink
I understand the before/after show VIP meet'n greet is really great.
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