By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
I used to make fun of my little sister for liking Whitney Houston. I thought it dorky if not reductive.
Cut to The Bodyguard soundtrack. I will always be a Dolly fan and really dug Houston’s cover of Parton’s cover of “I Will Always Love You.” Throw in a break up with a boyfriend and it’s over with! Well, and “Queen of the Night” – what girl wouldn’t like that? Ironically, it was The Bodyguard director and co-star Kevin Costner that suggested Houston cover the song with an acapella intro. And, Parton famously thanked Jesus daily for the scratch she made off the royalties she made from Houston’s version of her classic break up song.
The brightest stars burn the fastest. I was rooting for a triumphant comeback for the legendary singer that didn’t quite come together.
Houston’s voice was a gift. A legend for sure. An that legacy will always be remembered.
Rest in peace, Ms. Houston.
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!