Whitney Houston – Incredible talent, awful choices

I was saddened to hear about the death of Whitney Houston on Saturday.

As an ESPN commentator correctly put it, Houston was “the Michael Jordan” of pop music. She had a fantastic voice that influenced many.

Her signature moment came during Super Bowl XXV when she sang the National Anthem. It was amazing.

But Houston’s life was also marked by addiction.

A recent story also indicated that Houston had lost her $100 million savings with her lifestyle.

It’s sad to see the fall of someone with so much talent. Having immense talent shouldn’t make you prone to bad choices.

I like it when people can break this cycle. I only wish more would.

WHAT WAS THAT? – I believe in freedom of speech, but Nicki Minaj’s performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday which took various shots at The Catholic Church was perplexing to say the least.

Pop and rap music is defined by pushing the envelope, but what was the point of this below?

If you’re protesting something, at least make a point. Do something to advance the conversation.

Protest music in the 60s changed perception of war. I have no idea of what Minaj was trying to do here.

KEEP IT CLASSY – Although Adele’s hit song was launched from a failed relationship, the class she showed was light years ahead of others.

Congratulations on her six wins.

McROBERTS COMING TO MALONE – Singer/songwriter Justin McRoberts will be in concert 9 p.m. Feb. 21 in Malone University’s Stewart Room. The concert is free to Malone University faculty, staff, and students; $5 at the door for guests.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Tuesday’s View From The Pugh column features national pop culture notes with a focus on faith items. E-mail
viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

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Posted on February 14, 2012, in Pop Culture and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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