Pretty sure I accidentally killed poor Risë. You see, I have this recurring dream where... well, I'm not going to go into it, but I predict death. And Risë was in one of those dreams, last night. I know, I know, she died yesterday, but we didn't know until today.
It's this thing I have. I can't help it or control it.
I want to do a proper Jeanette related tribute to her, because I honestly feel like crap for accidentally killing her with my last blog post and because she was a really hardcore lady. I can't find any quotes Jeanette said about her, at the moment, but a very good friend of mine and the blog's, Paul, provided me with a quote from an audio interview he did with Risë, in NYC, in 2002. This is some of what she had to say about Jeanette, who she spent a good deal of time with, in Hollywood, during the time when she was making films.
Now that's a glowing mention, if I ever read one. Thanks for your kindness and honesty, Miss Stevens, and thank you for all of your contributions to the world of music. You were a class act.