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    Linda Ronstadt in The New Yorker
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    Interesting, but somewhat sad interview...

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/th...term=TNY_Daily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Interesting, but somewhat sad
    But also very uplifting, given all the joy she brought so many people. We should look at artists like her for what they did give us, rather than what we think she lost. When athletes are still in their late-30s and have to retire, we don't mourn the loss of their abilities; we treasure their time in the sun.
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    What kind of music do you listen to?

    I love opera. It’s so terrible—I listen to it on YouTube. I’m an audiophile, but I’ve just gotten used to the convenience of being able to hear twenty-nine different performances of one role.
    It reminded me of her singing »La Bohème« in a small production in NY in the 80's. Not many artists in the pop industry - I can't think of any other - could have done that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    But also very uplifting, given all the joy she brought so many people. We should look at artists like her for what they did give us, rather than what we think she lost. When athletes are still in their late-30s and have to retire, we don't mourn the loss of their abilities; we treasure their time in the sun.
    Indeed....it's a lovely interview...I always liked her starting with Different Drum. ......the award incident with Dolly Parton was rather humorous...
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    She made great music throughout her career, including terrific covers of Mexican classics.
    Here in her powerful prime:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNAN-JoMabM
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    Her voice is a rare and exceptional instrument. Most of what passes for "singer" would be better off not listened to beside Ronstadt.
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    Her voice is a rare and exceptional instrument. Most of what passes for "singer" would be better off not listened to beside Ronstadt.
    Well said. That woman had some pipes.
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    Her 'pop' songs weren't in my wheelhouse, but even I had to understand what a great singer she was . . .

    I Fall To Pieces
    When Will I Be Loved
    Blue Bayou (!!!)

    and this one, which does get to me

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoitbfaVjH0
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    She was also a catchphrase on the PGA Tour in the 1970s. If you were playing with somebody, and you nailed your drive, so that you airmailed a playing partner's ball (carried beyond where his ball had settled), you would also say you had "Ronstadted him". As in "blew by you" = Blue Bayou. Sometimes these phrases can be pretty arcane.
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    The things you can learn on this forum... very clever.
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