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... and from live itself, would that not just be horrid? To be 30/40 years old and never expand your mind or don’t even try, I don’t know if I would like a semi Orwellian world like that, so I like people who are open and open minded, always been part of my nature, what about you?
So Michael Jackson, let’s be honest, at some stage, we all loved or liked the man, he was a one of a kind, a total fluke of genius. Many will call him a ‘Paedophile” and maybe on good grounds. But we are all learning real fast the Media in our world lies, in a local and world sense. We don’t get told ... (more)
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... (more)
Like millions of others, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks thinking about Michael Jackson’s legacy, revisiting his mastery as a performer and coasting on Michael’s smooth voice to forgotten corners of my memory bank. But like millions of others I’ve also spent the last couple of weeks arguing with friends who are outraged that he was loved and that he will be remembered for something other than sex abuse allegations. Of course I don’t need to unpack the arguments here, I’m sure we’ve all heard them hundreds of times by now. These arguments feel fruitless no matter what side you’re on. This... (more)
...and Britney? But there was one target that I always left alone - even while the world piled on; one piece of low-hanging celebrity fruit that I never took a shot at; even when the jokes were passed around the schoolyard and, years later, the internet. I never took joy in the tragedy of Michael Jackson's life - and while I am disgusted by the throngs of people who likely participated in the widespread ridicule of his cloistered and strange existence and now are suddenly moved to celebrate his life and eulogize him in flowery prose, I am happy that I'm finally not standing alone in my... (more)
Here's the complete ensemble line up for that night.
Jackie Jackson - Vocals and Choreography
Tito Jackson - Guitar, Vocals, and Choreography
Jermaine Jackson - Guitar, Vocals, and Choreography
Marlon Jackson - Vocals and Choreography
Michael Jackson - Vocals and Choreography
Everyone was focused on Michael. A young, handsome, extraordinary performer who could deliver a song and his dance style was as no other of his generation in my opinion.
Now, James Brown did his thing and infused a pride in our hearts and community.... (more)
...thirty years, so some of the details of this cinematic gem get lost. Three things I’m certain about – one, Ben was a sequel to an equally ridiculous 1971 film, Willard. Two, I was about ten years old and I cried my eyes out at the end of Ben. Lastly, the title song, in Ben, was sung by Michael Jackson. Michael’s voice begins to sing the sad ballad of Ben, as David comforts the hurt/dying rat and the credits begin to roll.
Not long after seeing Ben, I convinced my mom to buy me the movie soundtrack. This was one of my first LP’s. I listened to Michael Jackson sing and relived... (more)
They alway come in threes or so the urban legend goes. Earlier this week it was announced that former Tonight Show announcer Ed McMahon died. This morning, we all learned of the passing of Farrah Fawcett and before I could get home from work, it was announced that Michael Jackson died.
The crowds and the traffic snarls around the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were indicative of who was the most popular among those three, in spite of the fact that McMahon also died at Reagan UCLA.
The real tragedy isn’t that Jackson was the youngest of the three. The real tragedy... (more)
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