Thursday, June 25, 2009
The King of Pop
...is no more. Yes, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at age 50 this afternoon after he was found lyin' in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion. I probably shouldn't kid, but the man's career has been sullied with molestation charges since the early 90's. Then he let his kid dance over a balcony. Did he make incredible music (in the 80's and earlier)? Yes. Was he a fucking weirdo? Abso-LUTE-ly.
Let us remember the Thriller-moonwalking Michael Jackson, and not the mutilated-Neverland-slumber-party Michael Jackson.
Also - there is no doubt that the following month, we will see Jacko tributes everywhere. Does this mean, now that he's dead, that Michael Jackson is the "Greatest Artist of All Time"? Sales of his songs/records will spike, and suddenly all the crazy shit he did in his life will be endured and written off. I'm not so sure I'm ready for this.