Has it really been almost 43 years since the death of one of my most influential archetypes. Strange to consider that his death marked the era of my birth. I would have enjoyed meeting him that’s for sure. More ironically, growing up I remember not being willing to perform his tunes in public. At the time I was always trying to establish my own way. My sound. Little did I know he’d already done that for me. Young and dumb…young and dumb.
Now that I’ve outlived the master, I can only dream of what life would have been had I only embraced the sonic spirit thats been at my side the last 25 years. Old and wise…old and wise.
I for one am old enough to remember this woman and her brilliance. On top of that, I’ve been in the music biz long enough to have experienced her (though indirectly) studio work so I know what a perfectionist, pain-in-the-butt, slave driver she was at the height of her career. WTF happened? Maybe one or two of these videos will shed some insight for anyone interested in such info. I sure am.
I am posting this because I just say a tour poster for Whitney while I was in town the other day. Apparently she’s on her way here sooner than later. So I figured I’d dig up something worth sharing besides the music, you know? All that you can easily find in YouTube I’m sure! But this interview? Might be a bit harder to come by. Either way, if you haven’t seen it and you’re a Whitney fan then it’s a must see.