Sunday, February 12, 2012
Whitney Houston passes
That video is how I prefer to remember Whitney Houston. She was a bright, smart, and beautiful woman with an amazing voice who got the notice of this young person, back when I was a young person who easily got whipped into a frenzy by the likes of Whitney Houston, Lisa Bonet, Claudia Wells, and Diane Franklin.
Whitney Houston's death has come as quite a shock, and I feel bad about the ribbing I gave her when she visited Seoul two years ago to kick off her comeback tour. Back then I had hoped she had gotten her life together and, despite my unfunny snark, I really had hoped she had put her troubled past behind her. But one wonders what kind of health toll the years of drugs and smoking took on her, though I had no idea it was life endangering.
Requiescat in pace, Whitney Houston.