Although I’m grateful for all the August homages to one of the queens of R&B, perhaps the best honor would be to keep her music on the airwaves.
If George W. Bush stood alongside a KKK official at a funeral, the media would ask the former president if he disavows the bigot. Not with Bill Clinton and Louis Farrakhan.
In passing, Aretha Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate.
Today, at the age of 76, Aretha Franklin passed away among friends and family at her home in Detroit. Franklin had been battling advanced pancreatic cancer.
Hozier’s song is a brilliant, pathetic portrait of the sex-induced despair endemic in today’s generation.
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