Sadly, her passing has been eclipsed by the sudden death of Michael
A beautiful, talented actress who displayed a lot of courage during
her fight with cancer.
A child molesting, pop star who dangled his baby from a balcony and
tried to change his race.
Let's not forget that before the mental "issues" he was a very
successful musician, performer and writer. Such collections as "Off the
Wall" and "Thriller" were critically and commercially successful, the
latter being the largest selling album of all time. At the time I
thought about buying one but airplay was saturated with it. IIRC seven
of the songs on "Thriller" reached the top 10. Like it or not, he was huge.
I have the greatest respect for Michael's talent and in his day he was
the king. May he rest in peace. I think it is actually fitting that
Farrah could have some of the glare taken off of her passing to give
her just some minor amount of privacy.
Honestly, the gal went a bit bonkers herself in the last few years but
I don't think her smile was every hiding any thing as some others do.
It was just her joy coming through.
Not that particular type of pop music, anyway.... My tastes in pop music run
more toward Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thorogood, and the
Main thing, though, is that I rarely watch TV. I listen to the radio. Don't
watch music videos -- so I never saw, and don't care, how well the guy could
dance. All I have to go on is what I can hear, and IMO he was at best a
mediocre singer and songwriter. Seems to me MJ was more style than substance.
She was all of that, and the subject of one of the iconic images of the '70s
Hey, he couldn't help being nuts. Far as I know he never hurt anybody or
even wanted to. Always struck me as an insanely talented little kid who
never had to grow up.
A world without either of them seems somehow diminished. Without both even
more so. Whatever else you have to say about them, neither one was
Well put, Jack ... all the hoopla and canceling of regular programming
to run prime time specials on, and venerate, a sleazy child molester who
took advantage of a "justice for sale" legal system, was a thoroughly
disgusting display of misplaced sentiment ... but, about what we've come
to expect from a shallow, ignorant, media driven, culture.
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