Friday, July 03, 2009
Michael Jackson Where Were They Then?
OK, MJ was one of the greatest entertainers in our countries short history. So why is a Detroit rock blog even discussing Michael Jackson.....certainly the Jacksons weren't Detroit Rock. No...... but they were from Detroit in a way.........because if there wasn't a Motown, hence there would of been....no Jackson 5, no J5, no Michael. So I felt it was important to acknowledge him....
So here it goes..... the Jarvy Jazz. I am so sick of listening to all the pillars of the Black community talking about how important Michael was to the Black heritage and what a great humanitarian and friend he was and...... blah blah blah.....Listen I don't take anything away from the guy.....he was an amazing singer and dancer, but I want to know where were all these great celebrities 2 weeks ago when MJ was holed up in his rented house bankrupt and scorned as a child molester......I didn't see Spike Lee, Jeese Jackson, or the Reverend Al hanging out over at Micheal's playing Guitar Hero with him. I think MJ would be happy at all the attention he's received since his fateful day.....after all I believe the limelight was more important than anything to him....but why was it so important? Well...I think we all know that MJ had a very troubled life all the way back to when we remember seeing those Motown audition tapes of him singing "I got the Felling" at 5 years old. It's so weird when you look at those old videos of him on stage at 9 or 10 and he looks like a man in a child's body and then later when it appears that he is a "child in a mans (well sort of) body". Something just wasn't right. And for that I was sad for him. But comon!!! Stop being Hippocrates...you can't have it both ways.....or......maybe you can. After all this is America.
RIP Michael........and shame on you.......leaders of the Black Community.
Jarvy July 3rd, 2009