Oh, Whitney Houston, this one’s gonna hurt. Because this is the last song I’d record by you off the radio as a kid, and so we’re going to have to say good-bye. I’ve discovered a few things about myself since starting this blog, Whitney Houston, and one of them is that I’ve become posthumously protective of you. I feel like I let you down somehow by not appreciating you while you were with us. Part of it might be that when I was recording your music off the radio, you were ebbing a bit in your popularity. I came into my musical awakening after the initial Whitney explosion, so there weren’t as many of your hits on the radio as there had been.
Just excuses, though, Whitney Houston. Even your smaller hits were enough to showcase that amazing voice that you had. And I’m extremely lucky that I never saw any of your reality shows, or really any interviews or anything, so my memories of you will all be of your voice. And “The Bodyguard”.
There will always be a part of me that will feel a touch of sadness any time I hear one of your songs, no matter how uplifting it is, just because the world didn’t know what to do with you and you didn’t know what to do with yourself and then you were gone and we lost a true musical treasure. Thank you for being so amazing, Whitney Houston. We’ll all be your baby tonight.