Friday, June 26, 2009

Such a sad life

You know, the more I listen to and watch the many stories and comments about Michael Jackson, the sadder I get. His life was pretty awful. From the get-go his life wasn't his own. It's like he purely excisted for other people's entertainment. The amount of work he had to do from such a young age & the abuse he suffered from his controling dad, it's horrible...and the world just watched and applauded.

Let this be a lesson to us all. Young kids should never be pushed like that. It's unfair. Even when they are that talented. It should be seen as a form of child-abuse & treated like that. Poor Michael never got to experience what 'normal' life was like. No wonder he became such a messed up adult.

The other side of that, is that he became a better performer then virtually anyone in the world, because he trained that hard & was pushed that hard from the get-go. They have said that, to become the best at something, you have to (at least) practice 10.000 hours. I can't think of the amount of hours he put into his art.

But it does make for a sad life, I think. Living in a bubble. Ridiculed & adored in equal messures.

His music and his legacy will live on, but I hope that part of his legacy will be the warning that young kids have to be kids, because otherwise they can never become well-adjusted, happy adults.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson is dead

What a shock! Michael Jackson has died of a cardiac arrest. Shit! How sad, how weird.
Was it because of the pressure of the 50 'This is it' tourdates that were nearing? Did it suddenly dawn on him what that really meant? And was that when his heart stopped? Would he have been able to do these dates in the first place? I never thought the concerts were going to happen (as I said in a BBC worldservice interview at the time), but never expected it all to end like this. This really is so sad.

And the aftermath of his life is going to be as messy, chaotic and bizarre as his life ever was. Quite possibly, even worse.

Of course, there are his three children, kids who were given up at birth by their (money-grabbing) mothers & who have spend their lifes behind masks or with bags over heads. I guess we'll get to see their faces now? How messed up are these kids going to be? And where will they go? Will their birth-mothers come back out of the woodworks now and claim them and their (possible) inheritance? Or will they go to someone in the Jackson family?

What is going to happen to the many courtcases, debts, etc. that were still largely undealt with? What will happen to Neverland? What will happen to the Beatles back- catalogue? Will it really be returned to Sr. Paul McCartney, like Michael had recently suggested? He had said that after his death, all rights would be returned to McCartney.

Will lots of people (including some of the young boys who had sleep-overs at his house) now come out with their revelations & memoirs?

And finally, what is going to happen to all the people who bought tickets for any of his 50 concert dates? Will they get their money back? And who'll pay for all the expenses made so far?

What a mess. I can't think of any star who has ever left behind such a widespread chaos to be dealt with.

But, as Larry King just said about Michael Jackson: 'It was hard to like him, but it was also hard not to like him'.

And no one can deny...a legend has just passed. May he rest in peace & may those around him find some peace in the end too (I'm afraid that this will take much, much longer)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

N.A.S.A. - A Volta (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, & Lovefoxxx)

Even though this promo is incredibly violent, I do like it. It's like a bunch of dolls playing out some kind of Tarantino movie.

Directed by Logan and taken of the album 'Spirit of Apollo'

Apparently, the Spanish that's spoken in the clip is directly translated from English and makes no sense at all (that's what I've been told anyway). Very funny/strange.

Don't let kids watch this!