Wednesday, April 29, 2009

As a huge Michael Jackson fan, I can't tell you how much it pissed me off to see Prince sitting on Tavis Smiley's couch last night and the day before. Gone are the arrogant, standoffish days for Prince. Now he's funny, reflective, thoughtful, spiritual and humble. He can actually have a regular conversation, dress in regular clothes (for him) and it makes you appreciate him much more. Oh and by the way he's still a talented musician. Meanwhile Michael Jackson doesn't do interviews, he never talks or opens up (although given that creepy interview from a few years back, I kind of understand), and he never gives his fans a glimpse into his creative process. He's just one big ass mystery, and quite frankly I am tired of it. You're 50 years old buddy, try to be normal, and give fans a reason to love you again. Or if that doesn't work, just get some competitive spirit and try to outdo Prince. But do something dammit. These London concerts better be damn good, and at the very least we better get a concert album out of it.

That's all for today. Here's Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Prince and others doing a cover of late George Harrison, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". At the 3:32 mark, you'll know why I posted this video for the second on this blog


tia said...

as a prince fan, i'd just like to say...haHA! © nelson muntz

£ said...

when I was a kid back in the paleozoic era known as the mid- late 80s, it was always a prince/michael jackson thing among my peers.(same with janet VS madonna.) Who was the better performer, who was the better singer, who could win in a fight. MJ was the crowd favorite, probably because he was MTVs darling. EVERYone wanted to be him -- girls and boys. He could do NO wrong. Prince was more of an adult's artist so unless you were a particularly savvy kid he just didn't have the same appeal.

Well for all of Prince's bizarre choices of attire, and strange methods of protestation(slave written on his cheek), he clearly has aged better, is in full command of all his faculties, and has as large a fan base as ever.

Michael, on the other hand, has gone from quirky but cool -- to total weirdo. His insistence on wearing pajama pants as every day wear, the surgical mask, forcing his kids too look like extras from eyes wide shut, the man seems to be, if not completely, then partially unhinged. Homie said doodoo on national television, and not in jest, he was completely serious. :-( Its like he transformed into a nightmarish parody of himself.

Maybe all those have you seen my childhood songs weren't just him being treacly and reflective, they might have been genuine pleas.

I want the man to come back hard and regain that glory he had, but I am dubious. He's definitely gawkworthy but for all the wrong reasons. How he appears before us now is his version of "normal". Its sad because he really was a genius, and influenced an entire generation of artists.

Sorry about the book, but being an MJ stan, brevity eludes me. lol

maxwellsmusze said...

very well put. HAHAHAHA!

LMFAO @ doodoo! i love me some MJ but he's a full out lunchbox.