It's hard to measure the esteem I hold for Karen Carpenter. She played the drums and sang at the same time, which is awesome — but, unfortunately, it's also a talent she shared with Phil Collins. Unlike Collins, however, Carpenter was never knighted. She struggled with life, and lost big time. When she sang "Goodbye to Love," she really meant it. That's why that song is my favorite Carpenters tune. The other day, I loaded it onto my iPod and played it repeatedly as I rode public transport... More >>>