Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This weekend was So Emotional

I am still processing the fact that Whitney Houston passed away this weekend.  And it's not shock that she passed away, because let's face it, we all knew she had some major problems. But it was a jolt to my system.  It made me so sad to think that she chose those substances over her daughter. I can't understand it at all. But who am I to judge?

I was sad when I heard the news but it was listening to her music that brought me to tears.  I kept choking up as I heard it.  Then of course I started watching her videos and the floodgates opened up.  So many of her songs brought back specific memories.  As you guessed it, today's theme is the one and only Ms. Houston.

11th Grade 
We're at a speech tournament in Canadian and in the hotel room when this video pops up.

12th Grade
My 17 year old heart was so conflicted between 3 boys.

Junior year in college: 
My friend Sam loved this song and always called her "Whip Me Houston".  

Senior year in college: 
Oh my song to my college boyfriend (just like everyone else).

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Don Cornelius: Love, Peace and Soooouuullll!

What!  It's been over 2 weeks since the last time I was here? I usually have so much to say but the last but lately, not so much.  The last few days I have been feeling my age. And mainly because of the death of Don Cornelius.  It made me so sad that he took his own life.  Just a shame.

When I was younger, we watched Soul Train when we were in Dallas visiting our big sister.  They didn't show American Bandstand so it was Soul Train. And for me, it was a hard transition because I needed my "spot light dance" and "rate-a-record".  But soon I began to get into the greatness of the Soul Train line and the Soul Train Scramble Board.

A couple of years ago there was a great documentary on VH1 about the show called "Soul Train: The Hippiest Trip in America".  It  was really interesting. I love learning about the history about any thing that involves music. If they run it again, I suggest you check it out.

As you would expect, today's theme is Soul Train.  I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do.

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