Monday, July 6 2009
This is an album so wholly realized in its style and aesthetic that it feels like a continuous loop, infinitely playing in addendum with some blissed out, never-ending dance floor.
No case study can come close to approximating the one-of-a-kind wunderkind who became the King of Pop. His story is unique, and will likely remain the triumphant and ultimately tragic cultural touchstone of our times.
Creating a mix CD is different than listening to an album. Instead of listening to artists tell their stories, you use their music to tell one of your own.
I hope his effusive childlike enthusiasm gives him access to heaven’s gate, where maybe he can reconstruct the childhood he once lost.
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Sunday, July 5 2009
The ultimate list of icons to pay performance tribute to THE icon.
Much has been made of Michael Jackson’s identification with the character of Peter Pan, but the late singer had another literary devotion that didn’t make it into his obituaries: He was an Edgar Allan Poe fanatic.
The King of Pop’s life and times reads like a parallel social history of the United States since Ike’s White House tenure.