You want to know about obsession? I’ll tell you about obsession. I clearly remember being a little kid, maybe 6? 7?, sitting in my room, looking in a mirror (why? that’s probably a question for a therapist), and bawling my eyes out because I wanted to marry Michael Jackson and I didn’t know how I could meet him to make it happen. My first cassette tape was Thriller. My first CD was Off The Wall. I used to choreograph dances to the Dangerous album, teach them to girls on my block, and we’d perform them on the sidewalk in the summer. The dance to “Why You Wanna Trip On Me” involved all of us tripping over each other, because I did not understand slang yet. (more…)
There really is no such thing as a new Michael Jackson video, since he’s no longer here to be a part of them, but this video with Akon is pretty in tune with Michael’s message of unity and love and all that happy harmonious jazz. The song leaves a lot to be desired, but the video is definitely respectful to his memory. This is coming from the girl who started crying in the waiting room of the dentist’s office yesterday when “Man In The Mirror” came on.
So the AMA’s were last night and although it was kind of a snoozefest, at least some of the outfits were fun (or in Kesha’s case, horrifying).
Katy Perry decided to put her boobs away (mostly) for this particular occasion, and she looks gorgeous in the face area…. but I’m pretty sure those are pink cotton balls glued on her dress. And the length is awkward, not quite short or long. I’m really confused here, Katy. Maybe you should just stick with the boob outfits.
Jesus Christ. Go sit down somewhere already, Kesha.
I’m always all up on Rihanna’s nuts and think she looks gorgeous in basically anything, but… is that a nipple? Whatever. I guess we should just be relieved she ditched that long ass red wig. Why do I have the urge to watch Flashdance now? Hmm.
OK, Ms. Minaj, we get it. You’re different. But that’s no excuse to go traipsing around with green hair and whatever the hell that is hanging off of your dress. Are they snakes? No. Just no.
WELL, look who’s all growed up! Gorgeous! Take that, John Mayer.
Stop the presses; Miley Cyrus’s outfit is NOT assaulting my corneas. This is confusing. The dress, the jewelry, the shoes? Thumbs up.
I don’t understand this outfit at all, which tells me that it must kick ass. How are you this cool as a 10-year-old?
So yeah. This is completely unrelated to the AMA’s and I have NO idea where it came from or if it’s real, but I pray to Jesus above that it is. Michael Jackson knew how to party his face off. In a pink tie. With little people? Well I never.
Another Michael Jackson song came out; this time a duet with Akon.
Sounds a bit subpar. I maintain that all this music really shouldn’t be released, but there’s no way that it won’t happen after a big celebrity dies. I think will.i.am, who was working with Michael on what was going to be HIS new album, said it best:
“Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are, to say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn’t enough. He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring…. Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished. Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used…he was that hands-on.” – EW.com
That new Michael Jackson track, “Breaking News,” came out yesterday. The song itself is mediocre… reminiscent of a couple of his other “I’m pissed off at the media” songs Tabloid Junkie and Privacy. You probably don’t know them unless you’re a rabid Michael Jackson fan like myself. I’ve read that this isn’t really Michael and might have actually been recorded by MJ impersonator, Jason Malachi. Who knows? The point is, the song is probably not something he would have wanted the general public to hear and it makes me feel ick that people are doing whatever they can to cash in on a piece of him now that’s he’s gone.
A new Michael Jackson album, entitled simply,Michael is being released December 14th. It’s a compilation of previously unreleased older recordings. His official website posted a teaser video today, which doesn’t really let you hear much of anything besides one of his signature squeals. Watch below:
Naturally, as it always is with all things Michael Jackson, there is controversy surrounding this album release. His mother and kids are apparently saying that it’s not Michael’s voice in these songs, and it’s in fact an impersonator (read full story here). I’d like to think that no record company would go that low to make a quick buck, but sadly, you never know. The single drops on Monday, and it will most certainly be scrutinized closely to try to determine if it’s authentic. Le sigh.