That picture is the result of WifeGeeding making the bed and DogGeedingII refusing to move.
I tuned in to ESPN to catch the start of Jason Witten’s broadcasting career. Granted, I didn’t watch much, but he was silent for much of the start, I’m sure the producer wanted to yell, “Talk! Say something! Is your mic in the on position?” I’m sure he’ll get better, and I’m certain he will work hard at it, I just don’t know if he has the talent or charisma.
I’m afraid Jason Witten is taking fashion advice from Daryl Johnston.
Sometime when I’m driving to a destination and having trouble finding the place, I’ll say, “Any of you boys seen an aircraft carrier around here?”
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As many have already pointed out, the Queen of Soul died the same day as the King of Rock and Roll and the Sultan of Swat. There’s something cool about that. She also shared a birthday with Elton John, who wrote and performed songs for Lion Kings Mufasa and Simba.
I wasn’t a fan of Aretha, but I did have an appreciation for her.
Sang at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral and sang at Obama’s inauguration. That’s a wondrous connection for black culture and history.
Her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and remained in a coma until his death in 1984.
I suppose her most well-known song is ‘Respect’. When I was a DJ in college, there was one sorority which always requested the song and I heard it so much it started to wain on me. However, I think her best work was ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’. Her best performance of it was at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in which she sang it for the co-author, Carole King. I love this version because she plays the piano herself. As a matter of fact, she was a self-taught pianist who learned without knowing how to read music. In the clip, most like to point out how it brought a tear to President Obama’s eye, but I was more moved by Carole King’s reaction as she starts to sing. Here’s an excellent write-up of the performance with the organizers and people who were there, and it explains her tradition of walking onstage with her purse.
My favorite performance was when she was on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and sang Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (video below). Adele has a phenomenal voice and is a one of a kind, but I love Franklin’s version more (I’ve also proclaimed Eva Cassidy sang ‘Over the Rainbow’ better than Judy Garland. ((And yes, Brent, I know you prefer Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s version))). As impossible as it might sound, she brings more soul to it, she steps on Father Time’s throat, and I love how she blends ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ into it.