Brad Carter said...
Hey John, I'm wondering if you cared or felt sad when Douglas Adams died. And if so, can you relate that to why people care so much about Michael Jackson dying?I'm still with you on not caring about MJ. I don't see why he's the "king of pop" either. He had a few awesome songs in the 80's, but so did a lot of other people. Many other artists have had a LOT more hits than him and, in my opinion, made much better music than he did. What makes him so special, other than the nightly news demanding (24/7 it seems) that we be sad about him dying.
July 3, 2009 3:13 PM
Hmm. No, I wasn't all that ripped up when DNA died. Suprized. I dunno... I guess, yeah I liked his work alot, but I never met him or knew him... So yeah, sad on a certain level, but definately not to the point of holding a candlelight vigil or anything.
And here, really, is the BIG difference between DNA's passing and jackson's. DNA had actual fans, who had some sort of connection with him through his work. I don't know anyone who cares one way or another about MJ. He was just another annoying celebrity nobody. I've never even heard of anyone who cares about MJ. So why all the idiot hype from the media, as if anyone did care?
When was the last time he put out any music? When was the last time he was anything but kind of a sad laughing stock? (And a certifiable mental case. Probably the only thing that stood between him and the psychiatic treatment he needed was the fact that he was mindbogglingly rich.) So why, all the sudden, all the hype and non-stop coverage?
DNA on the other hand got very little coverage from the media, which is fine, because all the hype MJ gets is really, I think, disrepectful to the dead and the family. Let them make their peace in peace.
July 4, 2009 7:17 AM
That was a good question. I guess I'll have to write that up into an actual post.