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Ben Sisario
Mild-mannered reporter for a major metropolitan content management system.
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George Howard Sep 5
I just re-read the great 's book on Doolittle (tho, it's about much more than 'just' that). Can't recommend it highly enough.
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Ben Sisario Sep 6
Replying to @gah650
Thanks!
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Damon K Sep 2
In honor of 's DIY indie rock past, Naomi and I are auctioning an original Galaxie 500 Tugboat blue vinyl 7" to benefit the campaign. Don't let our country go to waste! Bid here:
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The Royal Family Sep 1
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Ben Sisario Sep 1
The “Your Honor, he was only lying to the FBI to save his ass...” defense.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Michael Eric Dyson: “This orange apparition who had the nerve to say she worked for him. You lugubrious leech.... you foolish fascist.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
We’re on hour eight from the time they opened the church. Six since service started.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Clive on Aretha’s work ethic: “Behind her god-given talent was the drive of a total perfectionist.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Clive Davis, talking about signing her in 1979, when she was at a low point: “We were determined to show all musicians how long a career could last.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Replying to @sisario
Oh and velvet red hair.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Chaka Khan belts gospel standard “Going Up Yonder” in purple cape-like wrap and bright blue and gold fan.
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Susan Whitall Aug 31
“She’s no longer afraid of flying” said Rev. Donald Parsons of Chicago. “She hasn’t gone someplace, she’s gone to someone.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Pastor recognizes the “mail lady of Miss Aretha Franklin” - sweet little lady in big church hat, whom the Queen entrusted to deliver checks to churches and causes.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Pastor recognizes Maxine Waters, who has been “attacked like never before.” Leads entire room in telling her, “We got your back.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Victorie Franklin: “Nothing sounded better to me than the way my grandma sang.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
First real gospel performer is the Clark Sisters, who bring everybody to their feet.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
JoAnn Watson, friend: “She wrote her own story... She planned and paid for her own Xmas parties. She planned and paid for her own birthday parties.”
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Replying to @sisario
Mayor says he will ask for Chene Park to be renamed after Aretha. Site of tribute concert last night.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
“When Aretha Franklin sang, it felt like the voice of Detroit, didn’t it?” -Mayor Mike Duggan.
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Ben Sisario Aug 31
Hillary bobbing her head to rousing gospel should be a GIF meme.
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