Nikmis wrote:soon there will be rumours that he faked his death and is still alive, out of the limelight and far from scornful media attention
tamajinn wrote:Fred, I enjoyed the articles you linked to, thank you for that. They had a lot of good perspective.
Here is one that is interesting on several levels, one of which is that it includes a picture of what Michael Jackson may have looked like at age 50 if he had let himself age naturally. There are other articles by the same author on different aspects of Jackson's life. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1050082/As-turns-50-Michael-Jackson-really-look-like.html
zerospacer wrote:Ive often thought the same thing. Why dont artists only make killer songs? Patience & discipline...
Dr. M wrote:There was a clip of him saying that he believes everything he sings. If doesn't believe it, he doesn't sing it. I've only really started listening to his music in the last like year or so, but I really believe that's what set him apart from all the other artists. He put everything into his performance, nothing about it was fake.
In the end of course he was a tragic victim of the same heartless system that let him reach so many people. That's a cliche way of saying it, but it's so true. As a child he was adopted by money, raised by money, and was never allowed to confront his problems like a normal person. He was forced into this fantasy world, and now that's all people my age can talk about, instead of what a tremendous artist he was. Watching the coverage almost made me sick... his life was a three-ring circus, so I guess we can't expect his death to be anything less.
Another interesting thing to note. With how much the market has changed, no album will ever outsell Thriller. It will go down in history as the single greatest selling album of all time. I don't really think there will ever be another household name quite like him either.
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