I was saddened by the death of Michael Jackson; my heartfelt sympathies go to his children and family. However my zest to write anything about the untimely demise of the ‘King of Pop’ have been slowed and somewhat thwarted by not knowing which end to pitch on…that is whether I should ink it as a writer, personally or in ‘mode au neutral.’ I am still torn between but, like all publicity, news is news and it eventually wanes. People forget, people get on with their lives and it is the families of the bereaved that are left to pick up the pieces.
So I will hammer on…I am a ‘sucker’ for rags, for those magazines that tend to say things that quite fashionably high end spreads will not succumb to. We all know those rags, sometimes we have to buy them in benign ways, shying away from our dear ones lest we get caught up giving in to cheap gossip or for fear of being mistaken as timewasters. In mouthy fashion, I read a not so glossy spread that predicted that Michael Jackson would be dead before the O2 concerts in London, I was taken aback, thinking to myself the man had problems but I didn’t think they were life threatening. But one thing that I have learnt is the amazing fact that people can hide loads of things so you can imagine the extent to which people with money or those who know people who know people can go toto conceal things.
The tragic death of Michael Jackson signifies the gnawing feeling in all our minds that crops every now and then that we as human beings are all mortal, we are here on earth for a while. Neither Anti aging products, oxygen aided treatments nor surgery can take that fact away. Like I said; on the subject of Michael Jackson, that I am writing kind of aimlessly but with a subtle purpose (I hope).
I will miss the music of the ‘King of Pop,’ I can add that since his death one of my workmates has been donning on these ‘MJ’ Tees to die for, a different one for everyday of the week since his death and they even took time out to attend some function to commemorate the deceased. And there has been all his music being played on radio, a break from all this loud catapaultic sounds that I have been trying to get accustomed to. I mean thinking of tunes like "Dirty Diana, " "Man in the mirror"and "Liberian Girl," nothing can touch that!
The scandals that befell the late Michael Jackson are many but between settlements and appeasement by the courts of law, it is very hard to tell what was truth or fiction unless if I could come across an 'insider' with good lip... but yet again...that may be a bit too late... to trust insiders because they could want to further themselves by tell tales.
In conclusion, I must say that it has been a relief not to see anything about Paris Hilton and MPs on the Telly and if it has appeared in the rags and spreads it wasnt on the front page.... as coverage seemed centred around the ‘King of Pop.’ But then life goes on…so now the MPs have to deal with a possible Spin Doctor and can someone update me about Paris Hilton?