Thursday, June 25, 2009

Congrats Media, you've successfully killed Michael Jackson

His death has overshadowed even an ongoing war against a huge religious regime in Iran.

He's been in the middle of most horrible controversy surrounding children.
He's changed so much in terms of looks that every passing day he started looking different from the day before. In most ways worse and scary.

Love him or hate him, Michael Jackson is a one man army responsible for such a major part of American culture and music. I mean what genre can you not put his music in ?? Pop, hip-hop, rap, jazz, soft rock, rock, world music, his songs had every possible genre in it. I don't know any other artist who's got such a diverse talent. He wrote his songs, sang them, danced unlike any other, had style unlike any other. He was such an influential icon across every nook and corner of the world. And what did the media make of such a person ??

A JOKE !!!!!!

Last 18 yrs of his life were filled with nothing but news about his face, his inexplainable relationships with children, his face, lawsuits, and again his face....Shame on every media person.

I watched an interview on TV years ago where someone said that MJ was the first male soloist who was universally thought to be cool by every subgroup be it punks, rappers, stoners, teenyboppers, or rockers. I can't imagine today any male singer gaining that wide array of respect.

Who didn't try to copy or be inspired by his style ?? Usher, Justin Timberlake in the west, Prabhu Deva, Hrithik Roshan in India and god knows how many more celebrities across the world.

His songs, their lyrics spoke volumes about his personality and yet the media seemed to have not given much thought into those as that wasn't spicy enough news for them. Its just too sad for me as I grew up listening to his songs, watching my brother dancing to his songs in typical MJ fashion. I still can't believe he's no more, he should have done his final tour. It would have been complete. But as always, God has a plan for everyone. hmmm...from when did I start believing in these things. Oh thats right it was always in my mind..never dared to accept it. whatever !!

His death makes the end of this recent article even more sadder:

"I don't know what I was thinking back then, " he recently said. "Everyone makes mistakes when they're young, I guess. But I still look OK, don't I ? I mean, for 40?"

When reminded that, in fact, he was about to turn 50, Jackson gave a sad, half smile.
"It all went by so fast, didn't it? I wish I could do it all over again, I really do."

But for Michael Jackson, it seems, the time for a comeback has passed. "I'm tired," he said last week. "I've got nothing left to give. I just want to be left alone. Is that so bad ?"

SAD !!!! Thanks Media for doing this to a legendary pop icon. You've successfully destroyed the King of Pop. And all of a sudden now you are broadcasting him all over the channels. Feeling terrible. Why ??? Oh yeah thats this is a spicy news aint it ?

RIP MJ, you're gone, but your music will always remain in everyone's heart..forever..


Jeffrey Jose said...

First off, huge thanks for the link. I read it first in The Hindu's Magazine, I suppose. I was looking for it ever since the unfortunate news came out. The article really touched me, what the world had done to the one-time hero/idol/god of every man and woman.

Highly insightful and relevant post. Its really sad when we look back. The man was genuine. Innocent and helpless all the way. We expected a level of invincibility from him, tried to measure him with the usual celebrity yardstick. Sadly he was just like you and me.