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RIP, Aretha

Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by ThunderRd, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. ThunderRd

    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    She was SO great, all my unlimited love to her. I hope she went easily, she deserved to.
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    The Japanese call the world of art, The floating world.
    existing somewhere between Heaven and Earth

    Tomorrow the world will seem poorer
    Our Aretha has been called to enrich Heaven.
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    Surely she will be welcomed with open arms in heaven.
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    I just watched a short of what some call her most demanding performance. Pavarotti was to sing at the Oscars.

    But his doctor told him he couldn't, that he absolutely must rest his instrument. This literally minutes before he was to go on live TV.

    His good friend was asked to replace him. I imagine they assumed she would sing one of her own better known songs.

    She asked only to hear his rehearsal tape...once. Then she said

    "I can do that."

    Then in a foreign language, not in her own idiom, without rehearsing at all She sang Pavarotti's signature song flawlessly. (according to Pavarotti.)

    "Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to introduce Miss Aretha Franklin."

    And yeah, she actually did that!! But hey it was for her friend!
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    Words alone aren't enough praise, she is one of the very best ever.

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