Originally Posted By cassp
As a Detroiter I can't believe the hype and overproduction of the entire ordeal. Political speeches and appearances from musicians and entertainers turned this week-long wake into a ten-hour debacle of a finale. I think the heavenly choir sat with Aretha and critiqued the funeral as much as we have. lol

Well Cass, I agree with you 100%. It was probably three times as long as it needed to be. I'm guessing Aretha was glad she didn't have to listen to the whole thing smile. I still liked Stevie's rendition of the Lord's Prayer. A lot of the other stuff seemed a little self-indulgent.

"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." [Nietzsche]