Comments on: Death of Michael Jackson: A year in review as a fan http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2010/06/26/death-of-michael-jackson-a-year-in-review-as-a-fan/ Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: fanofmichael http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2010/06/26/death-of-michael-jackson-a-year-in-review-as-a-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-3666 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 04:17:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=1249#comment-3666 elvis is not even at the foot of king michael!did elvis know what is dance?ha ha ha ha lol!he danced just like the dog with a broken leg!i heard some songs of him which are called greatest hits of elvis like heart break hotel,a fool such as i bla bla bla……and understood that elvis even didn’t know what is music.waste and worst music i’ve ever heard.once listen to the SOUND of the king of pop,redefined the definition of sound.his sound is copied by countless artists.where is that elvis dog?ha ha ha.coming to dance,michael jackson is the only member of international dance hall of fame.need i have to tell any more?????elvis is a mad dog!

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By: rainbowwarrior http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2010/06/26/death-of-michael-jackson-a-year-in-review-as-a-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-3280 Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:59:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=1249#comment-3280 Well sory Sebastion that is the most ridiculous post I have ever read about Michael Jackson.
The media killed Michael Jackson by purposely focusing on innuendoes and sensational stories about Michael Jackson instead of focusing on his music and his unsurpassed humanitarian work. And they still do. I have just noticed that Michael Jackson facebook page has over 19 million fans and that does not include the millions on other site or around the world so the man had an impact whether you liked him or not. If you bothered to do some research and find out the truth instead of reading the newspaper rubish you just may be surprised.

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By: Sabastian http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2010/06/26/death-of-michael-jackson-a-year-in-review-as-a-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-3005 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 01:47:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=1249#comment-3005 Actually I think there has been remarkably less about Micheal Jackson than there was Elvis a year after his death, inspite of the fact that when Elvis died there was no such thing as the internet and 24 hour cable tv that has fed and promoted so much of the Jackson interest to begin with. It also seems to me that more than half of the interest and press about Jackson has been more about his bizzare lifestyle and possible crimminal acts with young boys and drugs than about his music. I took a look at Billboard’s charts the other day I did not see a single Jackson recording still charting, remarkably I saw Elvis album listed on the charts, and Elvis has been gone 33 years now. Don’t get me wrong I liked some of Jackson’s music, I still have a copy of “Thriller” like a sizeable amount of the world population. He was certainly a premier performer, but alot of what I see is about his incredibly weird life and not his career. Plus, I just don’t think he was as
important a figure as James Brown, or Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder or Chuck Berry and certainly not Elvis. By the time Jackson began to perform rock, soul and pop were
already well established music forms, so he was not a founding father like some of these other people were. Plus, he never performed outside his own musical style, like Elvis who successful performed rock, pop, country and gospel. Jackson’s one attempt at acting “The Whiz” was a big failure critically and commercially when it came out originally. It’s no accident he never made another film, other than a cameo in “Men In Black” in which he played none other than himself. Elvis’s films may not have actually been “Citizen Kane”, but he was one of the most successful box-office actors from the mid-1950’s to the late 1960’s. Elvis did all this plus served two years in the United States Army and lived 9 years less than Jackson. I’m not a big Elvis fan either but what the man accomphlished was amazing. Plus he did all as I said before the internet, before 24/7 TV, before
music videos and before MTV all which played big roles in
Jackson’s career. In short, I just don’t get comparing Jackson to Elvis or Frank Sinatra or Ray Charles or James Brown and several others, he just doses not rank anywhere close to them. Plus as I said part of the perverse fascination with Jackson over the years has been his weirdness and nearly endless acts of the absurd,
ridculous and maybe illegal. Everyone has problems but you gotta draw the line somewhere. Jackson has his fans and probably will always be remembered for various reasons, and his most ardent fans will probably always right off and defend his behavior, but it seems to me for all the hype he already shows some real signs of fading into history, and for alot of us Jacskon faded into history about the mid to late 80’s and would just assume leave him there for our sake but mostly his.

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By: rheather http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2010/06/26/death-of-michael-jackson-a-year-in-review-as-a-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-3004 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 05:27:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=1249#comment-3004 Did anyone else get to watch TV Guide’s Michael Jackson special, Gone Too Soon, last night? It was awesome! It really delves into the reasons behind his death!

If you missed it, they’ll be showing it again today at 3pm & 8pm, and tomorrow at 11am.

check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3b9oXa9v 8c

http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/gone-soon  /305026

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