7:22 AM – I woke up and decided to waste a couple of minutes by checking out what’s new online.. Yadda yadda, Twitter, Tumblr, Plurk and emails.
I noticed that Michael Jackson was in the trending topics section of Twitter and some of my friends tweeted about him. I couldn’t understand WHY they were doing this.. does he have a new song out, a scandal perhaps (LOL.. cause almost every artist you think who’ll be the last to get involved in that suddenly GETS into one), or did he do something silly relating to child molestation again?
And then I saw somebody put the RIP word next to his name.
I think he died too early. 🙁 REALLY REALLY EARLY. He could’ve done so much more with his life.. where was he during the last months? The last thing I’ve heard about him was that child molestation issue. Nothing recent about his music, or maybe a movie.. a new music video — nada. People really shouldn’t care that much about the molestation issue. I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT IT. I mean, for me, it’s not really a big deal. It’s not like he’s the only one who does that. Sure, it is bad. But whatever. People have sex with minors, isn’t that molestation too? And they don’t get the same legal punishment that he undergo when he molested those kids. People kill other people, worse case scenario is that they’re artists like him as well.
More issues and scandals surround people around the entertainment industry now, they don’t take it as a big deal. But apparently everybody thought what he did was a mortal sin. Geez, get over it. Don’t lie that you did not enjoy his music! His songs, what he did for a living, were good. Lyrics made sense, the message was there and clearly delivered.
I blame the media and people who were just making fun of him just for the heck of it. I feel bad for him at the same time because, to me, he let them get into him. He shouldn’t have ‘lied low’ but continued to make music instead. Look at the other artists who are trying to keep up with the times even if they’re starting to lose their glam — they still make it out somehow.
I remember making a MJ-related entry last year, Pop Lives, check it out. Most of what I have to say are already written there and I don’t see the need to repeat it anymore, it gets redundant that way.
Last night, I witnessed a couple of Michael Jackson related coincidences during my last class. It was during my Technical Drafting class from 6-9PM. The professor was discussing about ortographical drawings and he made an example of what he was talking about on the Batmobile. And then he mentioned that Michael Jackson owned one of those Batmobiles. I researched on that just now and it seems to be false information hahaha.
Next coincidence was during the demo of our prof for the next plate that is due next week. Out of the blue while he was doing a demo (concentrating and making lines on the drafting paper), my friend started doing the moonwalk (and then I loled.. in my mind, HEH) back and forth. Of course it was hilarious (to me), but I wanted to concentrate on the demo so I shrugged it off..
And then I got home, went online, slept late (again) and when I woke up .. POOF, MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD HEADLINING MY TWITTER AND TUMBLR DASHBOARDS.
This is truly devastating.. the only pop icon the world has is gone now. He shouldn’t have died now!! He has to come back to the Philippines, make a last concert tour (just like NIN is doing now) before deciding to end his life!
I can’t bear to listen to more than 1 song from him right now.. I’ll only start tearing up. But I must share this one video right now. It’s “They Don’t Care About Us.”
Okay.. the video won’t let me embed it to a site, here’s the link instead haha.
When I used to watch this as a kid, I thought the whole video was shot in the Philippines! On some province.. like, er, Palawan? It ‘looked’ like it was Palawan (to me). :)) You could say I was too dumb then, I think I was 10 or 12, or.. 8-9?
The video is interesting to me cause of the way how everybody worked together on this. Seems like the whole city was engaged on this activity and cooperated with each other as well. And uh, he looked hot in the video and also on the videos that followed that. Fuck off, k. 😛 HE WAS HOT.
In the Closet is good too, seeing it at a young age made me feel awkward.. both of them were damn steamy inside the closet. Ooh, didn’t know Naomi Campbell was the girl in the video until years later. 😉
I agree with this guy’s comment on the video:
He’s not misunderstood, it’s just that the haters are making all the noise. Normal? people love the guy!
Man I wasn’t ready so such a news!
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.
Back to “He should’ve come here in Manila before dying” part of my post up there, he did came here in 1996. Too bad I was young that time. I don’t remember seeing that on the news as well, tsk tsk tsk! According to this, the concert was held around Parañaque.. my god, that’s where I live!! 😐 😐
Now I really wish I have a time machine.
RIP, Michael Jackson. You are ultimately a legend and a rare gem to the entertainment industry and an inspiration to your fans for your music.