Here’s where you’ll find TJ photos and stories that don’t fit into any other categories. It is, as its name says, just for fans â€” and, hopefully, for fun.Sunday, February 12th, 2012
The news that Whitney Houston died Saturday, February 11, at 48 is, indeed sad. When she toured Australia at the same time Tom did, she had an awful time, having to leave the stage and drawing jeers from the crowds. Nonetheless, recordings of her beautiful voice in her prime will live forever. Someone posted in a chat room that Tom Jones said admired her singing and often said he wanted to record with her. I never heard or read that but, when one thinks about it, one realizes that she was one of the few whose voice had the power to keep up with his. RIP.
Please don’t forget to check out Tom’s new recording of Evil below and to join the others who have shared their opinions of the work. And don’t forget to check back Tuesday (midnight Pacific Time) for the Fans Favorite Videos.
Preparing and posting the video of the songs you requested in response to the February 1 TJI Question of the Month took four hours on Friday. Had to get it done to go live on February 14, as promised, because I wouldn’t have had time to do it otherwise. Lots going on and I wanted to keep my promise.
Speaking of going on…..or, going off…I was saddened, but not surprised, to learn that this is the last season of House. I’d known of Hugh Laurie’s work – mostly as a comic actor – long before the show went on the air, and I really liked it. In fact, I was as interested in his album because it was his, as I was in the fact Tom was a collaborator. I’ll miss House but I have the feeling it will live for a long time in rerun-land.
This isn’t great quality video or audio, but below is a brief video done by Virtual Festivals.com at last July’s Isle of Wight Festival.
Click here to listen to a short interview at the Isle of Wight Festival, July, 2011.