A Spoonful of Salt

A Spoonful of Salt
Please take everything you read with a grain of salt. But for this blog, please take it with a spoonful.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crack is Whack

Well, it is 21 degrees here in Dallas/Fort Worth, and we Texans are certainly not used to this kind of weather. I am cuddled up on the couch and praying that Drew makes it home from work safely. Thankfully, my boss had sense and compassion enough not to make his employees drive through the ice and sleet to get to work today.

So, I finally figured out how to add videos to my blog. I am going to have fun with this feature! :) The video above is Whitney Houston and always spot-on Christian vocalist, Kim Burrell singing a very gospelesque version of I Look To You at some BET gospel thing. Now, I don't typically watch BET as it is literally called Black Entertainment Television, and clearly, I am not their target demographic. However, I do love black gospel music. Weird, I know...and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some Whitney. But poor Whitney. Gosh, she had such talent! If only she could stay off the pipe. (For the record, I think her voice is improving from what I heard out of her in 2010. But she still has a long way to go to get back to the Whitney she was in the 1990's.)

Now, I am not saying she is still smokin' crack 'cause I don't know. I don't live in the crack house with her. But for someone that used to have the voice of an angel and an amazing vocal range, her voice sure is raspy (like a grizzly bear), and she can't hit the high notes like she used to. Case and point: video number two. That was her trying to sing I Will Always Love You in London last year. Bless her heart, she didn't even try to belt it out as it is normally sung. She just kind of panted through it like a a dog on a 100 degree Texas day. Since again, I was not there, I will give her the benefit of doubt and assume that she had just run a marathon before the concert- perhaps to a crack house and back.

Anyway, Whitney, I Will Always Love You even if you are only a shell of your formerly talented self. But please get some help. I want the old Whitney back! You know, the one that sang power ballads like no one's business, and the one that didn't lie to Oprah about doing drugs.

So, let this be a lesson to you, kids, and straight from the horses' mouth, "Crack is whack, crack is cheap" and crack ruins lives.



  1. Very well put Rebekah.

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