Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson- "The Thrill is Gone"

How much you think a shot of Michael Jackson, clutching his heart and falling to the ground would be worth it. Seriously, is that a disturbing thought to have, a little, but sadly that was the first thought that raced through my disturbed brain, but no one said I was human, I am paparazzi.

When a celeb dies you can tell how much a part of pop culture they are by their coverage. I mean I love Ed McMahon and his catchphrase, "here's Johnny" was if nothing else, just a taste of genius(sarcasms kids). But when Ed died there was the normal BS coverage, couple of mentions and by nightfall everyone was talking about the Governor of South Carolina who ran away to Argentina for an affair. This is different, nothing is knocking this story off the top, well nothing short of Bin Laden going to work again in New York. Michael Jackson death is the first pop culture death to happen in the time of a 24 hr paparazzi.

I mean imagine how much the shot of Elvis on the toilet would be, or the shot of John Lennon lying there, dying as Mark David Chapman stands over them, these are retirement shots. Michael jackson
is the last great icon of music to die. Sinatra, Lennon, Presley, and now Jackson but he is the first
to die during the age of paps and thus there are the shots of him in the ambulance, ah retirement.

I have chased Jackson, shot him, talked to him, so he is real to me, he is not some faded
superstar but a guy who goes to the dermatologist once a week, a real human, who once was the King of
Pop, and who if died in 1991 would die only a legend. Sadly, the last 18 years have taken the legend and
made it a sideshow. If he died young, he dies with glory, old age is a curse to legends, it's a curse
to be a genius because with old age, comes the great enemy...time. 

Over time you lose what made you great, it becomes old, you hear BEAT IT or BAD too many times and the stories that you tell become more about, Jesus juice and little boys.  
There were paps who made a living following him each day, and so they will move on to a new legend, but it won't replace Jackson. If Brittany would have died during her crazy period the media would have covered it for days and days, but it would have all been about how crazy she is, how out of control she is, but with Jackson well, you hear talks today about his great music ability, but that will change. the circus is coming...
I remember to this day the day Kurt Cobain died, I was walking into English class in high school when I heard the news. I was a huge Nirvana fan and it saddened me, but I did not feel a loss. I did not have to go to Seattle to pay homage, but I remember a kid in school who drove there. When he returned I asked him why did he go he said,
 "Legends only die once", but that was then. 

Today they die 24 hrs a day all day, on line, streaming feed updated on you tube or the podcast with the information passed along twitter. the real loser today, Iran, no one twittered about their fucked up voting today it was all like "Hey Ashlam are we protesting today-No man MJ dead, protest tomorrow?"
For days we hear more stories, and most of them negative for when you die your enemies finish you for the kill. Sadly, that means only five black celebrities left that are worth money, that the other loser today, the black entertainment world. Other then that the douche bags who are going to the hospital or the house or the wrong star on the walk of fame and spending hours singing his songs, to you I have one thing to say YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY.
Seriously he made great songs in the 80's paid 20 million bucks to a kid in the 90's to not tell his story, and did drugs in the 2000's, do not spend your time crying for him, seriously go volunteer somewhere or better yet, kill yourself, follow Michael to the afterlife where thriller can play all the time.

Cause this Thriller, ain't nothing going to save you from the darkness of this night..

 Posted by Mr McQueen


  1. Mr. McQueen....i was enjoying your piece here, that is until the last part. you insensitive asshole, you insensitive asshole.
    and another thing, stop blaming Bin Ladin...follow the money, and lets not forget, he was trained by our own CIA, who always do good in the insensitive asshole

  2. How can you say that when there really are Michael Jackson fans that have killed themselves?Really damn insensitive of you! You should have their deaths on your conscience,cos they could well have read this piece of crap,wanting to see last pics of Mike! He was A true legend,an icon,a musical genius,the biggest superstar..EVER! Whom you pictured to earn your bread and butter!

  3. Yeah the real douchebags on this site are the ones who write these crap posts. No, Mr. Unemployable Type With Camera, YOU are what is wrong with America. I can tell by the way you 'write' that you probably didn't make it past the 8th grade. Your 'opinions' are about the same level too. Sorry mommy and daddy kicked you around a lot and didn't love you all that much but making fun of Michael Jackson is one of the BIGGEST reasons why the sacrificial lamb is in an early grave. Mr. Douchebag, you could go ahead and live TEN lifetimes and not even come remotely close to achieving what this remarkable individual did in 5 decades. So, please, go fuck yourself and while you're at it, put a bullet in your brain and do us all a fucken favor.