Friday, June 26, 2009

He’s out of my life

You see, I’m in two minds about Michael Jackson. Of course, he was a genius, despite everything. So what I really wanted to do was to find a copy of the NME cover that ran after Elvis died, when they used a pic of him in his ducktailed, knock-kneed, 1956 glory with the legend: “REMEMBER HIM THIS WAY”, acknowledging that he was so much more than the bloated Vegas abomination.

But I couldn’t find the cover, and anyway it would probably have just looked stupid and insulting if I stuck a shot of ‘I Want You Back’ or ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’-era Jacko in the middle of it. And of course there was all the other stuff as well. If we’re really going to look back on his life, we need to include this as well:

11 comments:

Morton Shadow said...

Where's Conor McKnickerless when you need him, eh?

Right - back to my repeat play 'Say, Say, Say' candlelit vigil...

xxx
Mort

p.s. wrod vrecificatoon: spandi...It's True!

Morton Shadow said...

...oh and, er....yay! First!


xxx
Mort

Wrod vruncifonificatoin: hosuddis. Was Paul Newman in that one?

Rog said...

I was mortified when I woke up to hear the news.

The news, that is, that Uri F-ing Geller has just been given another excuse for getting on the media.

chatterbox said...

Good choice of video - it captures the moment when my admiration of JC became irrevocable and I imagine it will feature in his obituaries too.

Morton Shadow said...

Uri was too distressed to speak last night on BBC24.

I wish a few more would follow his lead...

xxx
Mort

Wrund vaccilification: crystat. New govt dept. set up to monitor the lachrymose??

Geoff said...

I'd like to see someone have the guts to do that when U2 win another lifetime achievement award.

dh said...

I'd have a go Geoff but these days you need a bulldozer to get through the security.

Morton Shadow said...

...last post....4 days and counting.

Don't tell me Tim's popped his clogs too...

xxx
Mort

wrod vrecificatoin: parting....I *really* *AM* getting worried now!!

Tim Footman said...

No, Mort, just been out of town and out of wireshot for a few days. Anyway, to tick off a few boxes...

Sorry, Conor is on bottom-wiping duty for the Stig and is unable to return your entreaties.

Does that 'F' stand for 'fork', Rog? As in bent.

Chatterbox: don't tempt fate, please.

But Geoff, Bono would try to co-opt it as some sort of postmodern irony Trabant neo-disco wotnot.

That said, Dick's suggestion does make me want to go out and steal a bulldozer.

Del said...

I wondered why I felt so ambivalent about this. But then I realised: I'm sad that 1979 Michael Jackson has died, but utterly indifferent to 2009 Michael Jackson dying.

Pisces Iscariot said...

genius???