Farrah Fawcett died, and so did Michael Jackson…. rumours are buzzing around about Harrison Ford and Jeff Goldblum… but the two that have backing and are currently legitimate are Fawcett and Jackson.
Don’t get me wrong – These people had an influence on the world, but let’s not blow this out of perspective.
I need to remind myself that the hysterical masses represent only a small number of his fans – as one great friend said on Twitter:
It is the media who are out of all proportion. Most of us just are feeling the way we feel, quietly. xxx
The blanket news coverage just winds me up – It’s like the rest of news doesn’t exist any more. Millions die all over the world with no one giving a damn. Are these people any less important?
It sickens me when the media bandwagon starts rolling on things like this. There are people fighting for freedom in Iran, there are starving millions and countries at war, yet Jackson’s death is the headline.
There is NOTHING else showing on Sky news…Nothing…..
He was a singer and writer – he was not a God or life saving scientist, he was not some person who ended wars or spent their life trying to improve life or save people in war torn, famine struck, disease swept continents. He did not cure cancer, he did not create free energy…. he sang songs people… he sang songs!
Okay, he wrote and performed some of the songs that are true modern classics. Personally I didn’t like his “preachy” songs, but his disco and dance tracks were great. Even those preachy songs were so very well written… He was a musical genius.
I can’t blame him for the press and media coverage – the hype was focused on him and he had little control of the sheer force of that.
Yes, it’s a little obvious that there was something a little unhinged about him, there were things he shouldn’t have done – innocent or not, and I think he needed more help than he got.
Beyond it all though he was still this musical genius.
Sickening though, that many things are now being wrongly assigned to Michael Jackson as if he was a hero – Including some reporters saying he brought black music to the whites… That happened years before he was even born… Anyone would think Michael Jackson was the worlds first black musician.
It’s all press and hype though. I’d like to think he’d be upset at the fact he has taken up so much news space when there are real global events of more urgent importance… His press coverage isn’t his fault after all – it’s the story hungry media that is too blame… Again.
Hopefully Jackson will finally have peace.