It’s quite possible that I’m going to kill two birds with one stone on this post. In another Fallen Friday post this is going to be one that will likely draw me a lot of heat. Go ahead I’ll stand in the kitchen and be prepared for it. I’m quite sure that Michael Jackson has not only become a Fallen Friday but he’s also jumped the shark. To add fuel to the fire I’m going lump his sister Janet into that mix as well. While I don’t think she’s jumped the shark she’s definitely a Fallen Friday as well. Happiness is, they’re both singing on this song so it’s easy to double up on the post.
Ah the King of Pop. What a funny title. There’s a few people in America that have dubbed themselves the King of something. Michael with Pop, Howard Stern as the King of all media, and then there’s Mancow who’s the King of free radio. Hmmm, is there a King of TV or King of film? None that I’m aware of. It appears that this King of shit is geared towards radio. Why is that? I certainly don’t know.
Michael had a very long run as an amazing musician. I don’t know the exact age he was when he did ABC123, but I will say he had one hell of a voice at that point and that’s pre-pubes. Michael then went on to greatness outside of the Jackson 5 with his solo stuff. Hell, he’s sold an awful lot of records and had some huge hits. Then he started to get extremely weird and doing bizarre things. That was his demise. It took a few years to kick in but it finally did. All of a sudden he decides to have kids and his behavior got even more eccentric. I believe it’s a safe bet that he isn’t fit to raise a kid let alone two or three.
Music is a business, but I lost all respect for Michael when he purchased the entire Beatles publishing catalog from under Paul McCartney’s feet. See there was an auction and Paul made a pretty sizeable bid for it. But Michael outbid him and took ownership of the songs. From a business standpoint I understand it because that catalog is a massive money maker. From a moral standpoint and even just a karma standpoint I think Michael got everything he deserved in recent times just because of that deed – shutting out a fellow artist then pimping out said catalog to advertisers, especially when the Beatles are usually very reserved with their actions. That’s insulting in my mind. I mean c’mon he recorded a song with Paul, then he steals the life’s blood from a partner, ouch!
Janet on the other hand had always been the sweet little sister. All the way up until the Superbowl fiasco. Then all hell broke loose and that little incident effected everyone who deals with broadcasting. I tell ya America has some funny issues it needs to get over. I mean c’mon a milisecond of a boob and people freak out. However a President who’s done more to erase what little freedoms we had left, essentially took them all away, and people just sit there and take it. No impeachment, no fines, etc… It’s quite sad. I feel like I have the right to slam him – I voted and I didn’t vote for him either time. I find it silly when people complain about Bush when they didn’t even vote.
Janet’s career became a Fallen Friday the moment that boob was exposed. That’s too bad.
I can go back through Michael and Janet’s catalog of music and find an amazing amount of hit material. I actually really dig this song and the video that went along with it. It’s cool and tough and it still holds up today. It had better as the album it came off cost an enormous amount of money to make. It’s solid and there’s really nothing more I can say about that. If you don’t have it, you must really hate music in general.
(** Disclaimer: Should Michael’s label come screaming after me, I’ll be avoiding laryngitis by immediately deleting the audio. The text will remain to prove how far off the deep end he’s gone. **)