OffThePost.org

(Generation III)
It is currently Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 466 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Gentleman of OTP
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:15 pm
Posts: 1620
Only the second woman in history, the other was Abigail Adams, to be the wife of a US President and the mother of a US President. Former First Lady, Barbara Bush died today at age 92.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/barbara-bush-matriarch-of-american-political-dynasty-dies-at-92/2018/04/17/200bfaee-40de-11e8-bba2-0976a82b05a2_story.html?utm_term=.e48a273a9b08

_________________
Bíonn macalla ag an bheatha sa tsíoraíocht. YNWA. JFT 96


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:00 am 
Offline
Big in Japan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 9447
Location: 'Real City
In the same week my girlfriend's favourite fashion designer (Kate Spade) and my favourite storyteller (Anthony Bourdain) killed themselves.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:38 pm 
Offline
Big in Japan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 9447
Location: 'Real City
Life isn't always cut and dry: rapper and horrible guy Xxxtentacion was shot and killed today at 20. He abused women and also was such an underground rap success that they RIAA charts to recognize streaming stars like him.

He was horrible and many would say he got what he deserved. All i know is he was the sum of his parts. And now he's dead.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:43 am 
Offline
Big in Japan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 9447
Location: 'Real City
Aretha.

Like Billy Preston said:

"I don’t care what they say about Aretha. She can be hiding out in her house in Detroit for years. She can go decades without taking a plane or flying off to Europe. She can cancel half her gigs and infuriate every producer and promoter in the country. She can sing all kinds of jive-ass songs that are beneath her. She can go into her diva act and turn off the world. But on any given night, when that lady sits down at the piano and gets her body and soul all over some righteous song, she’ll scare the shit out of you. And you’ll know—you’ll swear—that she’s still the best fuckin’ singer this fucked-up country has ever produced.”

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:10 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Gentleman of OTP
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:15 pm
Posts: 1620
R.I.P. Lady Soul. I still get chills whenever I hear her sing on songs like, I Never Loved a Man. Nobody ever did it better than Aretha
Franklin. If you like a real treat go way back and listen to her early gospel recordings such as a 1962 take on God Bless the Child.

_________________
Bíonn macalla ag an bheatha sa tsíoraíocht. YNWA. JFT 96


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:42 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 19675
I'm sure there are better songs in her repertoire, but this tune as well as her duet with George Michael will always be my favorite Aretha jam.



Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 466 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group