The Oprah and Whitney interview completed not long ago. I was not happy about the interview starting late because of the Federer and Del Potro tennis match. We had been watching the match all evening, well, I was spot watching. However, I did watch the last 45 minutes are so of the match as I was anticipating Oprah to start at any moment. I was moved by Del Potro’s couple of requests to get his award amounts stated in Spanish. Del Potro is from Argentina. And he wanted his winnings to be announced in Spanish. I could have sworn the announcer dissed Del Potro. Sidebar: I don’t miss much – trust me! And then when asked again, he had the audacity to say, “…we are almost out of time…”. I mean the audacity. Mr. Announcer you have taken 45 minutes of my personal time with Oprah and you are concerned about what, a couple of more minutes of lime light for this great player? “…we are almost out of time…” No sir, you are mistaken; you were out of time at 7:00pm. That was half an hour ago. How dare you? I personally do NOT mind giving a couple of more minutes of my Oprah time to allow Del Potro his moment of fame. I mean no one comes between me and my Oprah, but this was this man’s moment! Period, Case-Closed!
But any who, I have digressed! I did watch the entire Oprah-Whitney interview. I believe the interview was honest, open – candid. Whitney looks great and I am looking forward to the next part of the interview. However, I just could not help thinking about the GREAT talent Whitney was back in the day. I don’t mean “was” in any sense to be negative or to take away from Whitney. Whitney will always be Whitney to me. I can always go back to listen to the old songs on any day. But she IS the standard! She IS the voice, as Oprah so well put it. And just as there will NEVER be another Michael Jackson, there will NEVER be another Whitney…well, hold up, I recant that statement. Never say Never, right? I mean both Michael and Whitney have set a standard. They two are the Standard in their respective genres. They have set the bar. Now if there is anyone out there with any amount of perceived talent, I wish you the best in becoming the New Standard. You have your work to do, Period, Case-Closed!