"I Say a Little Prayer"

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

a tribute--it's Aretha.

I was so saddened to see that she is 'gravely ill.' I believe that she's dying from some form of cancer. (Unless she's passed, already.)

Always was one of my favorite artists--from as far back as I can (literally) remember.

Can't post a video, because (from some reason) I get a warning in Chrome, and worried that FireFox isn't secure enough.

To Miss Aretha - You will always be 'the Queen of Soul' in my book. I thank you for your graciousness, dignity, and, of course, your huge and inimitable talent. You have made this world a more joyful and brighter place.

Thank you.

Give rose

Mollie/Blue Onyx

"Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong."
~~W. R. Purche

[Edited: Poor syntax--deleted 'to be.']

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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@Unabashed Liberal

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@janis b

Aretha and Sam Cooke!

To honor him, here's a link to his Wikipedia entry. Another major, major talent.

Samuel Cook
(January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964) [2] known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

A fitting song, right now--thanks!

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Blue Onyx

"Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong."
~~W. R. Purche

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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May the God in Whom you trusted lifelong show you every Kindness, Mercy and Grace.

The love and prayers of this praying man are with you, as doubtless are those of millions of others such as me.

Thank You for all the wonderful music!

Nihil umquam in oblivione est. (Nothing is ever forgotten!)

Sad

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
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Listen to your higher mind.

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how devastated it feels today to me, thinking of those times and hopes we had, and compare them to where we are at today. She might be so ill and die of a broken soul.

May she find peace.

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Thank you, janis.

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Is a huge part of my (our) life. I remember cruising down the street and Respect blaring on the radio. Good times!!

When my 2nd daughter was little she would crack people up because she’d walk around singing her favorite song which happened to be (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman. She knew every word.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

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Wonderful woman was loved and how big a part of our lives will gone when she leaves us. Multiple generations will mourn her passing. Myself and my daughter are two of them.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

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@Amanda Matthews
you post came up first as this only:

I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Nothing else was there and it wasn't postscripped; i said "this was a eulogy thread in response, perhaps you meant this to be elsewhere;" when i returned to thread, your first post showed as was intended.

Another post on evening blues looked out of place as well; think we had a computer glitch; sorry, very sorry that happened; not our mistakes, Amanda.

Thank you.

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Sorry for the misunderstanding. Technology sucks sometimes, but thankful that it preserves the legacy of such talent as Aretha's.

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@Amanda Matthews Aretha touched many deeply.

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Listen to your higher mind.

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Beware the bullshit factories.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews
Ray Charles, Johnie Lee Hooker, James Brown but yep, for me too, Aretha's Think is my favorite. It's a great motivator song when I have to do shit I don't like to do.

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