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Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« on: March 03, 2019, 09:46:44 AM »
So looks like Michael Jackson’s legacy is about to be  destroyed this time around.
But what do you think will happen to his music?
I’ve heard his songs twice in public in the last week. It’s become like wallpaper but all of a sudden seems oddly out of place in a cafe full of families or a supermarket.
So will it all disappear from Spotify et al? Mighty hole.
Will Billie Jean never light up a wedding reception  dance floor again?
Will the amazing influence of the Thriller video be wallpapered over in 80’s retrospectives?

Personally I loved some of his music but right now perhaps I’ve heard it enough in this lifetime.


Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 10:24:43 AM »
Perhaps naively, I think that it's too good, and will continue to be in the background at all times.

Gary Glitter's music probably wasn't too great a sacrifice once his reputation went south. This music is too class.


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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 10:36:39 AM »
Given that Bad, Dangerous Thriller and Off The Wall all predate the various child-bothering incidents, does that mean they're in the clear? Cause losing anything after that clearly isn't a huge loss.
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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 10:44:45 AM »
I think he was into it around Bad and definitely Dangerous by the sounds.
So going by this i’d be  happy with just Off The Wall and Thriller.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 10:48:10 AM »
Sorry that's my fuckup there, I meant Thriller. Edited it now.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 10:49:21 AM »
The Michael Jackson thing has been an open secret that the world simply chose to disbelieve. Because there's too much good music, including Jackson Five, to throw in the bin. This will be a tricky one, as I don't think you can enjoy the work released before the first alleged offence. It has to be all or nothing.

Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 11:17:41 AM »
Anyone who fails to separate the art from the artist is, in my opinion, a flipping dilbert.

Oh yeah, I said it.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 12:34:01 PM »
Anyone who fails to separate the art from the artist is, in my opinion, a flipping dilbert.

Oh yeah, I said it.

That's it, basically.

You're missing out if you reject the works of....oh, YOU know!

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2019, 12:40:13 PM »
Ahh wouldn't it be great if life's problems were as black and white as that?

HAHA LIKE JACKO

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2019, 01:16:20 PM »
sell me your old MJ vinyl, pm me thanks

Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2019, 01:33:59 PM »
Anyone who fails to separate the art from the artist is, in my opinion, a flipping dilbert.

Oh yeah, I said it.

That Scott Adams is a right cunt and all.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2019, 02:13:53 PM »
Hiding in plain sight all along :

Quote
Because I'm Bad
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Just To Tell You Once Again,
(Just To Tell You Once Again)
Who's Bad...

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2019, 02:35:30 PM »
But his work is so entrenched in global popular culture, his legacy is "Invincible". It's not as if any of this is news to anybody.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2019, 02:40:05 PM »
Hiding in plain sight all along :

Mother always told me,
"Be careful of who you love,
And be careful of what you do
'Cause the lie becomes the truth."


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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 02:50:33 PM »
But his work is so entrenched in global popular culture, his legacy is "Invincible". It's not as if any of this is news to anybody.

Maybe I'm being naive, but I reckon a high-profile four-hour documentary in which two of Jackson's victims discuss the abuse they suffered in relentlessly graphic detail will probably encourage lots of people to finally accept something they didn't want to believe.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 02:54:14 PM »
I think he was into it around Bad and definitely Dangerous by the sounds.
So going by this i’d be  happy with just Off The Wall and Thriller.

Bizarre statement.

Hitler did that painting in 1926, so that gets a pass.

Music doesn't rape children, Michael Jackson does.

Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 07:36:22 PM »
It could be happening already- I played Wanna Be Starting Something while DJing a couple of weeks ago (not for reasons of edgelordery, I wasn't aware of Finding Neverland till this week) and it killed the dancefloor. Haven't seen that happen with a peak era MJ tune since his 90s nadir.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 08:30:54 PM »
It could be happening already- I played Wanna Be Starting Something while DJing a couple of weeks ago (not for reasons of edgelordery, I wasn't aware of Finding Neverland till this week) and it killed the dancefloor. Haven't seen that happen with a peak era MJ tune since his 90s nadir.

'killed' as in 'floor-filled killed' or 'cleared the room killed'?

Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2019, 08:48:26 PM »
'killed' as in 'floor-filled killed' or 'cleared the room killed'?

The latter, it was bad. And not as in good.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2019, 08:53:25 PM »
Does this mean Alien Ant Farm will have to disown their hit?

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2019, 08:57:13 PM »
Music doesn't rape children, Michael Jackson does.
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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2019, 09:06:28 PM »
I've said for years that Prince was better.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2019, 09:07:54 PM »
I've said for years that Prince was better.

His father's son.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2019, 09:29:29 PM »
I only ever listen to Jacko stuff up to and including Thriller which is before when all the allegations start to pile up so that stuff could be put aside into the ‘safe list’ and maybe potentially up to Smooth Criminal as well. All the plastic surgery he’s had over the years means the Jacko in the 80s is probably a different person to the one in the 90s therefore the crimes have to be carefully attributed to the latter as opposed to the former.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2019, 09:53:15 PM »
I reckon Cirque du Soleil should collaborate with Quincy Jones and stage a fantastic, elaborate live-action reinterpretation that absolutely absolves Michael Jackson of paedophilia so we may revel in the glory of "Ben"

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2019, 10:00:31 PM »
Surely I can't be the only one that's heard enough good music to know Michael Jackson is shit?

Who gives a fuck, he's a child molester, listen to something else that matters / means something.

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2019, 10:09:40 PM »
Jacko's fans seem to have been buying ad space on London's public transport to clear his name.





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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2019, 10:11:48 PM »
Surely I can't be the only one that's heard enough good music to know Michael Jackson is shit?

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Re: Ongoing response to Michael Jackson’s music
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2019, 10:24:47 PM »
Prince is fucking crap and all