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Old 08-16-2018, 11:59 AM   #1531
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The Queen is dead, long live the Queen.

I can remember listening to a song on the radio I was transfixed by, but didn't recognize. I pulled off the road and into the local record store, Licorice Pizza (get it?) and sang a little to the guy behind the counter. He said, "What?! You don't know The Queen of Soul?". I traded my ignorance and a little money for a copy of "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You" and my life was permanently improved.

I will miss her, but I will never be without her voice in my heart, in my soul.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:01 PM   #1532
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:04 PM   #1533
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76 is a decent age, though, although I see she was diagnosed a pretty long time ago. Good for her for fighting for so long. Pancreatic cancer is a fucker. They all are.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:19 PM   #1534
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Popdigr is 76.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:38 PM   #1535
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[sidestep] I just googled life expectancy and learned that Canadians live three years longer than Americans. :/
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:40 PM   #1536
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(I wonder if the cold slows them down a bit, like food lasts longer in the fridge?)
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:52 PM   #1537
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:52 PM   #1538
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There's a great old movie called "American Hot Wax" that features, among other stars-before-they-were-stars, a very young Jay Leno and Fran Drescher, plus Aretha Franklin as a diner waitress who tells off her boss by singing R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

You can't get it anywhere except bootleg VHS from the original TV broadcast, because of undisclosed rights issues. My dad always insisted it had to be because of Aretha Franklin (she was no doubt underpaid for the role, and now the music rights would be astronomical,) but given how widespread her stuff actually is, I'm inclined to think it's something like Jay Leno is embarrassed at his performance and wants it to rot in the vault so no one can ever make fun of him.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:22 AM   #1539
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That used to play on tv a lot.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:57 PM   #1540
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...plus Aretha Franklin as a diner waitress who tells off her boss by singing R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Didnt she tell off her boss, or boyfriend, w/a musical number in a diner in The Blues Brothers, too? The song was Think, I think.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:01 PM   #1541
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:06 PM   #1542
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I saw Aretha on Murphy Brown last night.
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:12 PM   #1543
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Didnt she tell off her boss, or boyfriend, w/a musical number in a diner in The Blues Brothers, too? The song was Think, I think.
I was thinking the same thing, but it's the kind of thing you can see her being typecast in.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:26 PM   #1544
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:01 PM   #1545
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Didnt she tell off her boss, or boyfriend, w/a musical number in a diner in The Blues Brothers, too? The song was Think, I think.
You're totally right! Either I or my father have completely confused the two movies (I'm inclined to blame my dad, since I haven't seen either American Hot Wax or the Blues Brothers since I was too young to know who Aretha Franklin was.) Having just re-watched AHW thanks to UT, I'm thinking my dad probably meant his whole rant to be about Chuck Berry or Jerry Lee Lewis, who both appeared in it as themselves.
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