. . . Friday June 18, 2004

Getting with the Times?

It turns out that Aretha Franklin lip synched the national anthem before the final game of the NBA Finals in Detroit.

From Franklin’s producer: “We recorded vocals for Aretha Franklin last year at her house, in her vestibule. One of the things we recorded was the national anthem – the one that was played at the Palace on Tuesday night.”

One day we will tell our children of a time when singers performed live. What’s next for Aretha, a music video in which she bumps and grinds her way across a beach and a shotgun marriage in Vegas? Aretha at Home on MTV. The remix album?

Concentration is important!