Friday, 26 June 2009

Micheal Jackson R.I.P.

It doesn't seem right Micheal Jackson dieing. He's been around for so long that it seems like more than a person dieing, more like an idea or an event. It's like someone telling you a fictional character like Mickey Mouse or Jesus is dead.

True, Micheal only seemed to make headlines the last 15 years or so for some allegation or another either against him or his sanity, but whatever people said about him (any people say a lot, they always do) he was responsible for some of the greatest music of our time. Billie Jean, Thriller, Black or White, the list goes on...

For the longest time it seemed that people had trouble separating the art from the artist. It wasn't that long ago people (again) were toting that all of Micheal's music was rubbish because he was a (n alleged) kiddie fiddler. Fortunately, ever since the trial, people have quietened down (with the exception of the odd joke over a beer with a few mates - these kind of jokes never go away and I'm sure that his death will spur a half dozen more. Check your phone, I'm sure someone will text you one any minute).

I'm pleased to hear that (so far) all people are talking about this morning is how much of a musical legend Micheal was and how much they loved song suchandsuch. It's good that people are finally thinking of him in terms of an entertainer and a man again instead of a media circus main event.

Thanks for the thrills Micheal.


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