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Caption Whitney Houston
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Posted on 02/28/2010 2:43:07 PM PST by Justaham

Whitney looks she spent the entire night looking for her hairline and she still hasn't found it



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1 posted on 02/28/2010 2:43:07 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

She’s also one of the greatest singers in musical history.


2 posted on 02/28/2010 2:44:17 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: toddausauras

Osama bin Laden is in love with her.


3 posted on 02/28/2010 2:45:10 PM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: toddausauras
She’s also one of the greatest singers in musical history.

She was. Cocaine ruined her vocal chords.
4 posted on 02/28/2010 2:45:45 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

The records will live on for decades, more than I can say for most of us. Sorry, I’m not a big fan of how we the public wait in the wings to tear down people the minute they fall, unless it’s Obama, then go hard.


5 posted on 02/28/2010 2:47:38 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Justaham

Was this picture taken in Chile?


6 posted on 02/28/2010 2:49:03 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Supperman)
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To: toddausauras

Oh she is not. She knows how to belt out a note but she’s a terrible singer.


7 posted on 02/28/2010 2:49:59 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: Justaham

Isn’t a picture like this supposed to have the name of a police department, the date, and the booking number underneath it?


8 posted on 02/28/2010 2:50:25 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: Justaham

“Hey, scab. Don’t you know I’m one of the greatest singers in musical history.”


9 posted on 02/28/2010 2:51:25 PM PST by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: toddausauras

You’ve got that right, she is a marvelous singer.


10 posted on 02/28/2010 2:59:03 PM PST by calex59
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To: Justaham
"Cocaine ruined her vocal chords. "

Crack cocaine. Probably a little meth, thrown in their as well.

11 posted on 02/28/2010 3:00:02 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Justaham

CRACK SKANK! It is sad I had the huggest crush in 87.


12 posted on 02/28/2010 3:02:05 PM PST by crazydad (What)
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To: Justaham

That’s really Bobby Brown in a wig.


13 posted on 02/28/2010 3:05:14 PM PST by Drea
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To: Justaham

Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!! a shopping basket full of clothes and scrap metal would finish that effect. what a waste.


14 posted on 02/28/2010 3:06:32 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: toddausauras

Well before she became addicted to about 12 different illegal drugs...


15 posted on 02/28/2010 3:08:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: toddausauras

“Sorry, I’m not a big fan of how we the public wait in the wings to tear down people the minute they fall”

Me also...

Personally, I think the Lady has a great voice.


16 posted on 02/28/2010 3:08:30 PM PST by Thinkin
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To: toddausauras
She’s also one of the greatest singers in musical history.

WAS..., she has almost none of her voice left IMO.

17 posted on 02/28/2010 3:11:04 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: toddausauras

You forgot the word “was”.


18 posted on 02/28/2010 3:12:07 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: Justaham

I’m sure there has been a moment that I have looked like that. Don’t know if it’s been in public with 30 cameras in my face and 20 million people buying magazines just to see me in a bad light, though.

My sympathies, it’s just mean, but I clicked on it.

Guilty as charged.

mrs


19 posted on 02/28/2010 3:12:16 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs (New Jersey has no soul, only taxes, and a new Gov, we'll see!)
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To: Justaham

Money without the good sense to know what to do with it will leave you looking this way.

Money comes rolling in then the alcohol, the drugs, hangers-on that call themselves friends, marriage to a wife beater. a God given gift turned to crap. No one to blame but yourself.


20 posted on 02/28/2010 3:14:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: toddausauras

No need to tear her down, she did that all by herself. NO sympathy for drug addiction...everyone is well aware of the evils by the time they’re eight years old. EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS/HER OWN ACTIONS. Bye bye Whitney.


21 posted on 02/28/2010 3:15:48 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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What did Whitney and Micheal Jackson have in common? Twelve year old crack habit.


22 posted on 02/28/2010 3:17:50 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: toddausauras

In a performance that can only be described as rocky at best, a sweat-drenched Whitney Houston attempted to sing her hit “I Will Always Love You” during a concert Monday night in Australia.

Whitney’s weirdness reaches its peak right before she’s supposed to hit the high note — when she suddenly turns around, walks over to a table behind her, and then spends an excessive amount of time gearing up for the big finish.

When Whitney finally gets ready, she comes back to the mic and belts out the chorus to the song ... and let’s just say she gets an E for Effort.


23 posted on 02/28/2010 3:20:14 PM PST by razorback-bert ( if you're doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid)
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To: Justaham

She may look like she was dipped in sh*t and hung out to dry but the lady had some primo pipes at one time. I remember sitting in a tent with my sleeping bag around me in Saudi and listening to her rendition of the National Anthem that pulled tears from alot of soldiers’ eyes. I have never seen the standard she set day even approached, let alone matched. Jeez! She tore it up that day.


24 posted on 02/28/2010 3:20:49 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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Bobby didn’t dig the dookie bubbles out of my butt.

http://www.houstonpress.com/2005-07-14/music/whitney-s-dookie-bubble/


25 posted on 02/28/2010 3:21:14 PM PST by Irenic
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To: toddausauras

no more


26 posted on 02/28/2010 3:25:11 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Irenic

That link should come with a hurl warning


27 posted on 02/28/2010 3:26:43 PM PST by Popman
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To: Mich Patriot
:-D )))

That’s just wrong.

28 posted on 02/28/2010 3:27:12 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Justaham
Makes me proud every time I drive under “Bobby Brown Boulevard” on my way to work.
29 posted on 02/28/2010 3:28:06 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Is the sarcasm tag really necessary?)
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To: visualops

agree she is terrible


30 posted on 02/28/2010 3:28:16 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Justaham

Crack, it's bad for you.

31 posted on 02/28/2010 3:31:58 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: Justaham

Man I thought I looked bad in the mornngs!


32 posted on 02/28/2010 3:43:14 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Justaham

She looks like an over-fed crack whore.


33 posted on 02/28/2010 3:51:54 PM PST by LiberConservative (Obama: the "corpse man" president.)
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To: Justaham

she needs a shave too


34 posted on 02/28/2010 3:57:04 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Justaham

35 posted on 02/28/2010 4:01:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Justaham

Disguise as a hasbeen?


36 posted on 02/28/2010 4:15:16 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Justaham

At one time, she was absolutely one of the most beautiful women in the world.


37 posted on 02/28/2010 4:37:43 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Justaham

I am a Vocal Instructor and Coach by Training and Profession. Maybe I can shed a little light on Whitney’s voice.

What most of us LOVED about Whitney’s voice was its FLEXIBILITY. Her “Runs”, Melismas,(turns on one syllable),and Cadenzas,(Long passages based on scales and arpeggios) were breathtaking. She was able to execute them nearly flawlessly and smoothly. This was her strongest attribute.

However, her vocal placement (which controls the “color” of her voice) was inconsistent. She placed low notes in her chest and high notes in her head, which is very “Old-School”. At some point, the voice has to “break”,when going from the chest to the face, and then another break going from the face to the forehead. This is something that some people find very annoying, and is probably why some people on this thread didn’t like her voice even when she was in her prime.

Inconsistent vocal placement encourages “BELTING” which slams air on the vocal folds and invites blisters and eventually callouses called NODES. Whitney would have eventually destroyed her voice even without the cocaine, but of course, that didn’t help either.

Stevie Nicks goes under the knife frequently to have nodes removed because of her belting, from what I have been told by someone close to her in the business.

I spend hours retaining singers who have been taught this way. It is hard work saving voices.


38 posted on 02/28/2010 4:39:08 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Justaham

Just a devastating culural loss for America. But who didn’t know it would come to a bad end when she married Bobby Brown?


39 posted on 02/28/2010 4:39:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: Justaham

I liked her in the movie Bodyguard with Kosner but she doesn’t need a bodyguard now.


40 posted on 02/28/2010 4:46:11 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Justaham
Drugs will do that to ya.
41 posted on 02/28/2010 5:39:37 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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For some reason, the Paul Simon song comes to mind.....

I remember her rendition of the anthem at Super Bowl XXV — lip-synched or not, it was simply stirring. What a shame her life’s taken such a turn.


42 posted on 02/28/2010 5:54:28 PM PST by mikrofon (Houston, you have a problem.)
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I have to agree its sad talent gone to waste. It’s like the Rushbo says life is all about choices.


43 posted on 03/01/2010 6:21:27 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: left that other site

Thanks for your analysis.

I’ve listened to Whitney over the decades and while I appreciated her range I always wondered why I’d cringe when she “belted” certain notes. It just wasn’t pretty. Not to mention overdoing those “Cadenzas”. Maybe it’s a black thing but I couldn’t appreciate it. She was always hoarse when interviewing too. No wonder.


44 posted on 03/01/2010 9:26:12 AM PST by poobear
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To: Justaham
"Crack is whacked." - Whitney Houston.

5.56mm

45 posted on 03/01/2010 9:29:14 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: poobear

Back in the Day, when I was studying Voice with my Brilliant Voice teacher, The two of us wanted to fly down to Atlanta and RESCUE Whitney from whatever Vocal Coach it was who was advising her!

Alas, having seen the direction my beloved Nation has taken in recent years, I doubt if Whitney would have listed to ME.

I may be from the same neighborhood as her worthless husband, but not the same ethnicity, so WHAT DO I KNOW about R&B singing? Or Politics for that matter? LOL.

I am getting a bumper sticker that has merely 4 qords on it:

I TOLD YOU SO. :-)


46 posted on 03/01/2010 9:39:20 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

I doubt she would have listened to you or anyone for that matter. She wouldn’t listen to her Aunt or even her own Mother Sissy.

Whitney quickly blew up into “Diva” status and the rest is history.

If she could just shake her demons maybe we could get some mellow R&B in her later years. Dion Warwick had some of her greatest hits during those years. She smoked like a fiend too. Didn’t matter. My MIL saw Dion and Bert Bacharach in concert about 10 years ago. She said it was like going back 30+ years.


47 posted on 03/01/2010 10:09:44 AM PST by poobear
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I certainly hope so!

I am over 50 and still have 4 octaves. I hit high “c”s every day and have no breaks in my voice.

I really believe in the technique that I teach because I am living proof that it WORKS! LOL

Say a prayer for Whitney. She needs THAT more than our criticism. :-)


48 posted on 03/01/2010 10:18:18 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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Speaking of vocal coaches:

"Six months ago I met a girl and she was taking singing lessons... and her coach, an eighty-four year-old guy-- you'd think would be the last guy in the world to be weird, but LISTEN TO THIS: he kept wanting her to SING... from her DIAPHRAGM! ...I mean that would take YEARS to learn that, wouldn't it?" - Steve Martin

49 posted on 03/01/2010 10:24:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL!

The diaphragm is only ONE factor! I teach kids to sing from their KNEECAPS!


50 posted on 03/01/2010 10:28:50 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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