Sunday, July 12, 2009

A famous person

A famous person
Got lots of attention
Yet our soldiers
Got no mention

Music’s important
And it was played
During each war
New songs were made

With iPods and walkmen
Our soldiers control
The music they'll play
Like rock and roll

So don’t get upset
They made a big deal
Michael Jackson's
Songs have appeal

Listening to music
Our troops will do
And to our troops
We must say thank you

By, Randee Saber 7/9/09

OMG, Michael Jackson died: a look at the coverage surrounding the death of Michael Jackson

July 9, 2:41 PM

It’s raining Michael Jackson. Everywhere you go, despite if you are a fan or not, despite if you thought he was a pedophile or not, there he is staring at you usually from a photo taken circa 1986ish. Here are some undisputable facts. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. Earlier on that very same day Farrah Fawcett died after a long battle with cancer. She had been in the news for the last month or so because she had made her condition public. When she died the pop culture presses were ready, the eulogies were written, the orbits waiting for someone to press publish…then Michael Jackson ups the press coverage ante by also dying. His death seemed to come out of left field and for that reason it was shocking. I imagine even his most devoted fan must admit that the man must have gone under the knife more than once or twice to alter his appearance so. Further, there had already been some allegations of drug use in the tabloids so the idea of Jackson dying wasn’t as shocking as say someone who appears to be in perfect health, but nevertheless it was shocking.
Jackson was in the last stages of rehearsal for fifty sold out concerts to be held at the O 2 arena in London which were to take place from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010. I am not even going to guess at Jackson’s financial status at the time of his death because reports are all over the place. From the various sources I have read, these concerts would have cleared Jackson of his debts and given him a substantial profit margin unless his spending got out of control or something tragic happened…like his death. As it stands presently I am sure his family, friends, and the world public are going to hear about the hashing out of the Jackson estate until his youngest child, known commonly as Blanket, is in his 80’s.