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Sundazed Soul

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1 The Hawk   ~  Feb 12, 2012 11:21 am

RIP, but maybe a non-lip synced clip would be better? Maybe there isn't such a thing

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 12, 2012 1:28 pm

It wasn't lip syched but there is a delay on the recording which makes it fall out of sych.

3 The Hawk   ~  Feb 12, 2012 1:39 pm

I hate to say it but I think it was lip synced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_Spangled_Banner_(Whitney_Houston_song)

It's not the end of the world of course

4 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 12, 2012 1:59 pm

3) Wow didn't know that. Thanks for the link.

5 yankintexas   ~  Feb 12, 2012 4:03 pm

So the orchestra for that performance didn't even get paid? Sadly, in this country that's about par for the course.

6 thelarmis   ~  Feb 12, 2012 5:30 pm

[5] yeah, it ain't easy making a living as a musician. for events like that, people expect us to perform for the 'honor' of being part of such a 'cool thing' and we're not compensated monetarily. for me, i couldn't care less about the performing at a football game - "fuck you, pay me"!!! haha : )

that said, i did play at turner field once for no pay. got the royal treatment though, as far as having my gear towed, free food and free tickets in a super nice private room & box. plus, the band i worked with payed all the bills and more, so it was totally worth it...

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 12, 2012 6:13 pm

[6] Nice "Goodfellas" drop there!
Seems like a lot of 80s icons we grew up with are dropping..if I were Prince or Madonna I'd hit the gym and eat my vegetables every day..

8 thelarmis   ~  Feb 12, 2012 6:30 pm

[7] kabbalah might be a good preventative measure! ; )

9 Boatzilla   ~  Feb 12, 2012 7:43 pm

[3] From what I understand it was not a lip sync it was there was a time delay on the feed, which is not unusual for performances in large venues. She was actually singing it there, but we were hearing a recording, if that makes since. The point is she did not record it somewhere else. It was an in-the-moment event.

Jesus, give the girl a break, anyway.

10 Boatzilla   ~  Feb 12, 2012 7:54 pm

[9] Although that Wiki post seems to refute what I just wrote, if it's accurate. [Sigh]. Nevermind...

What's the difference, at this point, anyway, though?

11 Ara Just Fair   ~  Feb 12, 2012 8:14 pm

I came across this link on another site yesterday. It's Whitney's isolated track on "How will I know." I am pretty sure I rocked out to this song during 5th and 6th grade dances back in the day.

12 The Hawk   ~  Feb 12, 2012 9:55 pm

It's nothing to do with the girl, I was just suggesting, y'know, in her honor or whatever, to use a proper singing clip, but again, I was just throwing it out there. Not a big deal.

13 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 12, 2012 10:59 pm

I'm truly heartbroken, however it came to this. But we all have our time to go, whether we know when it's coming or not. I just hope now someone will protect her daughter from the demons she tried to help her mother escape from. Sometimes life sucks no matter what, huh?

14 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 12, 2012 11:19 pm
15 The Hawk   ~  Feb 13, 2012 7:39 am

[14] thanks!

I was sort of disappointed they didn't just play the whole performance of "I WIll Always Love You" last night on the Grammys. I mean geez, let's hear it.

16 bags   ~  Feb 13, 2012 10:10 am

i was never much of a fan but she can sing. recorded or not, it is hard to make the star spangled banner soar. and she pulls it of.

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