Thursday, July 02, 2009
The Jackson Circus
I am getting a bit fed up with this, and it has barely begun.
The vultures are circling. Everybody wants a piece of Michael.
His ex-wife wants the kids. Never mind that she, in essence, sold them to him a few years ago, and hasn't seen them since 2006. Never mind that only two of them are hers. Never mind what disposition Michael made for them in his Will. The poor little things are going to be worth billions before all is said and done, and the woman wants her share...the share that Michael denied her in his Will.
The Staples Center wants to charge $25 admission to his memorial. Isn't that a crock? Since when does a venue charge guests at a memorial and sell T-shirts, as if it were a concert?
Since it's Michael Jackson, that's when.
Nancy Grace is going on and on about the fact that he had "round-the-clock doctors." What a crock. Elvis had dentists on call, 24/7, in case he felt like having a little happy gas. This is nothing new. If I had Michael's money, I'd probably have a doctor on staff, too. Why not? I bet he had a cook, a nutritionist, a hair stylist, a personal trainer...
Of course, I don't approve of the drugs. I hate to see anyone dependent on drugs, prescription or otherwise. But, Michael Jackson had never had a normal life. The man was weird. And rich. And weird rich people are going to do what they damn well please.
As far as the pedophilia trial...he was found "not guilty." There are those who will say that the verdict was as much a travesty as the OJ Simpson verdict, but, really...who knows? I am getting very tired of seeing message boards associated with other stories being taken off topic by folks trying to top each other with bad-taste Jackson jokes. Let the dead rest. The man was the greatest influence on popular music since The Beatles, Kurt Cobain notwithstanding.
Let them put him in his custom-made, flame-blue velvet lined, gold plated coffin, and lay him to rest, taking his secrets with him. Let the terms of his Will be honoured, and let his children have the most normal childhood that can be provided for them.
Beyond the circus, there was the man. And he is gone forever. He will be missed.
(photo ganked from the archive at Pulse 87.7)