I really wish I didn’t have to do this show. At least not like this. I had a whole other idea on how to approach VJR Show #8 but fate, being the mean bitch that she is, intervened. Whitney Houston passed away on February 11, 2012. I was asleep when the news broke and I’ve been in a state of denial ever since. Now that this podcast is completed, it’s really hit me that Whitney is gone. Despite all the hard times she had fallen on in the past 10 years or so, Ms. Houston has always been one of the greats to me. Some of my earliest music memories began with her, especially considering music was becoming relevant to me around the time she put out I’m Your Baby Tonight and The Bodyguard soundtrack. It saddens me that I have to first celebrate her music on VJR under these circumstances but it’s a fitting way for me to cope I suppose. I hope the music of this show brings you a tenth of the happiness that it has for me in my life. I love you Whitney.

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