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To: upsdriver
In the movie Tommy Boy, when Chris Farley and David Spade are driving down the road and neither one of them admits they want to listen to her singing "Superstar," and in the next scene they're both singing along and crying, that's how a lot of people feel about her. She was so syrupy I never wanted to admit I liked her, but she projected this incredible vulnerability that would suck you in and open you up.

I wish I could explain it better, but when you listen to Karen Carpenter sing, she makes you as vulnerable as she was.

138 posted on 04/06/2011 10:29:03 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: Richard Kimball
I wish I could explain it better, but when you listen to Karen Carpenter sing, she makes you as vulnerable as she was.

That is perhaps one of the finest and most succinct explanations I can imagine for the appeal of Karen Carpenter's voice. Bravo!

Step aside Ben Fong-Torres for Richard Kimball. :-)

142 posted on 04/06/2011 10:34:58 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Richard Kimball
I hear ya about Karen Carpenter, my wife really likes her music...really likes it.

I grew up on Motown/Soul/Rock n'Roll and George Jones...but...(I've always liked Anne Murray)
146 posted on 04/06/2011 10:41:24 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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