Category Archives: Music

Whitney Houston, 1963-2012


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Adele’s Someone Like You

Adele’s 21 album was the number 1 selling album in North America in 2011. Adele’s tremendously talented. With Amy Winehouse gone, Adele has rightly taken the her place in the spotlight. I wish Adele continued success in 2012, because this is what music should sound like, not Britney Spears.

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Amy Winehouse: the tragedy and the talent

Amy Winehouse, a talent lost I never met Amy Winehouse. I saw her once when she stopped by MTV Canada, and the interview was a disaster. She was late on arrival, distracted, annoyed and defensive, and possibly, under the influence. … Continue reading

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Rihanna: ‘Man Down’ Music Video Controversy

Rihanna’s “Caribbean themed” music video has been getting a lot of attention for the wrong reasons. Says the Parents’ Television Council (PTC): “‘Man Down’ is an inexcusable, shock-only, shoot-and-kill theme song. In my 30 years of viewing BET, I have never … Continue reading

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My Guitar And Me

Last year,  I bought an acoustic guitar because I wanted to learn how to play one. I took a handful of guitar lessons when I was 15 but never followed up. I’ve been reminding myself for the last decade to … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars

This is what I am listening to now. I think Bruno is one of the more talented artists to arrive on the scene in a long time. You may have heard Bruno on two of the hottest 2010 summer songs: … Continue reading

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1990s R&B: Lament For A Genre Lost

I love 1990s R&B. I remember being ten years old and staying up late to watch Midnight Love–it was a show on BET. I grew up with  Tevin Campbell, En Vogue, Erykah Badu, Boys II Men and a whole bunch … Continue reading

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