- Jul 20, 2003
Yes so do I want something released now. Or very soon.
ABSOLUTELY. Beyond that, LN actually WAS debunked on social media and some media, so that narrative is spreading every day, I see it myself. There’s a lot of younger generation becoming fans and dismissing LN, which is amazing to watch. And, God, do I hope there’s a LN2 featuring fucking Gavin Arvizo. That case was so weak and absurd that Reed would 100% be overextending himself further than he already has. To take a case where Jackson was ACQUITTED and to try to relitigate it will NOT go over well, even in the US and UK, which is the prime tabloid markets. We are also years removed from the peak of MeToo, which is what allowed LN to have its initial run unchecked in the first place. Running garbage focused on the Arvizo family will be more likely to undermine his efforts on the first than win over anyone new. I mean at some point it just becomes obvious, even to people unwilling to research.Couldn't disagree more. MJ was only recently re-added to radio in Poland was it? The tide is turning.
Dangerous charted at its highest position since 1993 and Thriller was number ONE on Apple Music this year, giving it its highest chart position since 1984. MJ also now has the longest charting solo album in the history of England with Number Ones too. This all happened this year.
MJ One is sold out every day and 'MJ' is opening in New York to rave reviews and sell outs.
It's easy to be negative. Many people still whine about LN and it had an impact. But we are nearly 3 years on. Thriller is one of the biggest selling albums of the year. MJ is far from cancelled.
We are also years removed from the peak of MeToo
Why would the news mention Michael Jackson? He’s been dead for over 12 years…Depends where you live, a HUGE scandal broke out in Holland featuring the biggest popstar the Dutch have ever had.
Anyway you guys can be positive as much as you like, I personally can’t be positive as long as his name isn’t cleared. For all the positives you can find negatives as well. How often do you still hear people in the media or around you talking positively about MJ? How often do his songs get covered on talent shows? How often do you hear his music being used for ads? How often is he name checked positively on tv or films? To me it feels like he is slowly being erased from conscience despite exposure on radio. Remember 2009 when everybody and their dog were so positive and empathic, that is all gone. The spectre of pedophilia always looms no matter how often his songs get played on the radio and that happens because his name isn’t cleared and probably never will, that is the damage that has been done to Michael and his family and friends.
Why would the news mention Michael Jackson? He’s been dead for over 12 years…
You gotta accept he will slowly fade over time because that’s what happens. It ain’t the 80s anymore. Still, it’s 12 years after his death, and he is STILL number 1 on YouGov’s fame scale for musicians and top 10 in popularity, and that’s in the US, which has always, along with UK, been harshest on him. That’s unprecedented.
He has TikTok videos with over 10, 25, 50, 100 million views. He’s been dead for over 12 years. That is AMAZING. Far more people will see him on these platforms than NCIS or whatever. He’s doing just fine. Honestly, I gotta wonder if there’s some subtle trolling going on here, there’s a constant theme.
I just heard the new Weeknd album, bit underwhelmed if I'm honest but I don't have much expectations for him because his voice isn't as powerful as Michael's and his lyrics aren't resonant or memorable. Michael's lyrics were honest and sincere, the Weeknd always comes off as he's trying to hard to be cool
Anyway, the album is called Dawn FM and there's a radio jingle that plays throughout it (103.5 Dawn FM) and that reminded me of the unreleased cue from Captain EO (starlight sun)
I remember late last year The Weeknd shared a poster of Captain EO as he was working at Westlake Studios and with Quincy (he narrates on the album) and we fans thought an unreleased collaboration was coming. I wonder if the short film and title Captain EO inspired him?
Eos in Greek mythology was the Goddess of dawn, that's where the name Captain Eo came from. That's what he was hinting at.
Prince fans would disagree, as plenty of them aren't happy with his estate. I haven't kept abreast of the conversation, but a recent Variety article put it into perspective, mainly the following quote:I can only say I wish I was a prince fan, what treats they get served! All we get served is allegations by backstabbing pricks, media coverage that is a downright insult to the profession and full blown silence from the Estate, oh yes and a piece of chalk, can't forget that awesome gesture.
Funny how you say that because despite the many releases, Prince fans aren’t happy with his estate. I know that because I’m a frequent visitor of Prince.org. His fans are always complaining about lack of releases, the focus on 80s material, price of anniversary editions. Things may look rosy from the outside, but if you a part of the Prince fandom, you will realise that fans aren’t happy with Prince’s estate.I can only say I wish I was a prince fan, what treats they get served! All we get served is allegations by backstabbing pricks, media coverage that is a downright insult to the profession and full blown silence from the Estate, oh yes and a piece of chalk, can't forget that awesome gesture.
The documentaries were (1) Michael Jackson's This Is It, which became (and still holds the record as) the highest-grossing documentary/concert film in history; (2) Bad 25, which was showcased at the Venice International Film Festival and broadcast on TV and (3) Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast on the Showtime network.