Friday, June 26, 2009

.....things. What a week!

There's been a lot this past week, and then there's been this...

"This is it. This is it. This is really it. This is the final curtain call." -Michael J. (march 5 2009)

And that was it.

Sounds as if it was a prediction.



The endless news about this guy is unbelievable. There is no way it is worth this much coverage. The guy had done nothing of any note for years. Much of the output of the 90s was even shite (the Earth song FFS!)

People really should get a grip when someone dies that they don't even know. It's pathetic. Diana flashbacks!

I had a passion for Edward Said (and unlike many Jacko fans, I actually met the man). I didn't crumble into a heap when he died. I merely thought; 'that's a shame but he's left a strong body of work that is regarded as seminal'.

salama said...


I beg to differ.
There was both good and bizarre stuff going on with him but, we shouldn't deny the fact that the man was influencial. This's still hard to grasp for many, all races, colour age, you name it. Interesting thing is, with all that peculiar situations he was getting himself into, people still saw him as, "Michael Jackson" not only a star but a super star.
It's sad that, you would think, he had everything but then, you come to realize that satisfication which brings happiness is the jackpot. That moment when everybody and everything else is gone, when it's just, the true you. That feeling of yourself, which to him, it seems like he didn't enjoy it.

Who can forget,"we are the world" I don't think there is been another pop star who has been able to orchestrate something like that again. And if there will be one.
That one will always be a hit.
(I can't believe people used to fungua sherehe with that song, na kuchezea blues...)

And how can we forget the metallic jackets, that famous glove, those race short white socks, the don't touch, the impeccably eyebrows and mascara, the "nakutaka pia, nakupenda pia...,
How can we skip all that?


Ohh pleeeze

hebu tupate nafasi sie bibi loh!

Oscar Wilde was only 46 when he passed away and he had two children.

That young woman in Iran (Neda) was only 26 when she was shot through the heart and murdered.

I don't consider Jackson's death to be remotely tragic - seeing as it appears to have been (at least in part) self-inflicted.

misokasick said...

Thanks for your contribution to this site. Yes, Michael had a pool of people who idolized him and glorified him. I think for those who were crazy fans of MJ, I could easily see how devastated they would be with his death.

For those of us who believe every death counts, I am not going crazy and losing sleep. I think I agree with GT that we could see this coming and it is a self inflicted death unlike many other deaths.

One thing that I have learned from this tragedy is the importance of having a strong grounded family and a community of people who value humanity and would do whatever it takes to uplift you. Unfortunately for this poor man, he was surrounded by enablers and gold diggers.
All that said, I think he was a genius in music and he was a gentle soul with evil spirits haunting him throughout his life. The society failed him, his family failed him and his friends killed him. That said, let the fans grieve and celebrate his life. His music was great, his dancing was electrifying. He sure was a great entertainer.


let's keep things in proportion. For the past 20 years of his sad and tattered life, Jackson was a walking zombie, a ghastly realised version of the living dead in his Thriller video. Life imitates art and, in this case, it was a most gruesome fulfilment.

Enough of this delusional postmortem hype, please. A handful of Jackson's tunes will last as long as people love pop music - that's no mean achievement - and at his peak he could dance like Fred Astaire.

But he was also a deeply flawed individual who lived a life of consistent and cowardly denial and evasion. For whatever messy psychological reasons, Jackson could never be honest about himself. At least we should be.

Anonymous said...

That is an interesting observation, I wonder though if they sang, what would be the songs lyrics of Paul Wolfowitz and co.?

salama said...

It's quite noticeable that he was brilliant on his own way. For him to get where he was, it's definate and known that he worked hard for that. It's just unfortunate that it didn't turn out to be good. But, on that other world he surely secured his territory well.

GT, it's true that he looked stoned most of the times and you argued that there were many before him who were even better, sikatai lakini, for one, he was a great entertainer, as miso said. From going to the courtroom with PJ's to naming someone 'blanket' but also, there's that other soft, nice side of him. It's unfortunate.

(Hope january wont punish us for discussing "michael Jackson" in this blog)

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Anonymous said...

He is the only musician whom, the late Nyerere thought he wasn't A CAPITALIST! LOL!

What a legend...Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Iddy said...

I couldn't agree with Miso more,
I think The Wako Jacko was a brilliant and phenomenon musican. Beyond that his life was full of controversal and drama. The man who once was a self made millionaire ended his life in a shock and unthinkable way.

He was surrounded with enablers all over the place.

I thik he reap what he sow.