RIP Aretha

Today marks an incredibly sad day for the music community - we lost an icon. The queen of soul herself, Aretha: 




I'm not gonna jump on a bandwagon and claim to be a superfan - I've always respected (irony) Aretha, though. And you have to admit she had arguably the best female voice in modern music history.

Don't you always feel a little more united with people when someone so beloved dies? You all share kind of a weird similar grief? Like when David Bowie died - I was flying to Tahoe the next day and I wanted to get sleep, but I just couldn't sleep. I laid awake in my bed and read people's outpouring of love for on social media. Michael Jackson - I was at the store with my sister and someone asked us "Did you hear about Michael?!" Aaliyah was right before 9/11, and MTV was dedicated to her coverage for days on end. Elliott Smith got some mentions on the evening news and repeated showings of his Oscars performance. Amy Winehouse?! I was walking around Manhattan when I heard the news. I think Prince's passing is the one I remember the most significantly ... I was on the bus before work and screamed "NO!" when I read it. All day long I listened to Prince. That night, I met a girl for a date at Yucca. We talked for a while, and she was incredibly sweet, but MY GOD I JUST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT PRINCE. She was a good kisser but I didn't talk to her after that. Anyway tho, it's kind of sad that someone's death triggers so much reverence, but it is to be expected.

RIP Aretha. Glad we were all on the Earth at the same time. <3 nbsp="" span="">

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  1. I don’t really want to live in a world where Michael Jackson is dead. I never paid much attention to Aretha Franklin but I remember when Neil’s Young was taking around his PONO (audiophile version of an MP3 player), he chose Respect to let everyone hear how crisp it sounded in a lossless format on the device. Probably time for me to check out some songs. Also RIP Glen Campbell.

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    1. Gentle on My Mind is a stellar song. A++++

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