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Michael Jackson Died 5 Years Ago Today

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I was on I-5 driving out of downtown Seattle. My cell rang and it was my daughter-in-law Dayna calling me to say that Michael Jackson had a heart attack and was in critical condition. I turned on Sirius XM…and waited. Not two minutes passed and she called again. Michael Jackson was dead at 50 on this hot summer day in 2009. What. The. Hell

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That’s where I was when I heard the news. I’m sure you’re remembering where you were right at that very moment–right at this very moment, aren’t you?

While writing this post, I came across a song and video of Michael’s that I hadn’t been aware of called, Morphine. Eerily spliced together, this video for a remix of the song splashes images of Michael in various periods of his life (via videos) with clips from the dark and epic film, Pink Floyd The Wall, which starred Bob Geldof. The lyrics alone are, well…you’ll see.

“Morphine”
He got flat baby

Kick in the back baby

A heart attack baby
I need your bodyA hot kiss honey
He’s just a bitch baby
You make me sick baby
So unrelying I’m such a swine baby
All down the line daddy
I hate your kind baby
So unreliable A hot buzz baby
He’s one of us baby
Another drug baby
You so desire

Trust in me
Trust in me
Put all your trust in me
You’re doin’ morphine

Hoo!

They got place baby
Kicked in the face baby
You hate your race baby
You’re just a liar

Your every lick baby
Your dog’s a bitch baby
You make me sick baby
You soul survivor

She never cut from me
She never cut baby
I had to work baby
You just a rival

Always to please daddy
Right up and leave daddy
You’re throwing shame daddy
So undesirable

Trust in me
Just in me
Put all your trust in me
You’re doin’ morphine

Go’on babe

Relax
This won’t hurt you
Before I put it in
Close your eyes and count to ten
Don’t cry
I won’t convert you
There’s no need to dismay
Close your eyes and drift away

Demerol
Demerol
Oh God he’s taking demerol
Demerol
Demerol
Oh God he’s taking demerol

He’s tried
Hard to convince her
To be over what he had
Today he wants it twice as bad
Don’t cry
I won’t resent you
Yesterday you had his trust
Today he’s taking twice as much

Demerol
Demerol
Oh God he’s taking demerol
Hee-hee-hee
Demerol
Demerol
Oh my Oh God it’s Demerol
Hee
Oooh

Oh!

He got shit baby
Your dog’s a bitch baby
You make me sick baby
You are a liar

Is truth a game daddy
To win the fame baby
It’s all the same baby
You’re so reliable

Trust in me
Trust in me
Put all your trust in me
She’s doin’ morphine

Hoo!

You just sit around just talkin’ nothing
You’re takin’ morphine
Hoo!
Go’on baby
You just sit around just talking about it
You’re takin’ morphine
Hoo-hoo!
Just sit around just talking nothing about it
You’re takin’ morphine
You just sit around just talking about it
You’re taking morphine
You just sit around just talkin’ nothin’
And takin’ morphine

Hoo-hoo
I’m going down baby
You’re talkin’ Morphine

Go’on baby!
Hoo!
Hoo!
Morphine!
Do it!
Hoo!
He’s takin’ morphine
Morphine!
Morphine!

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“Guns n’ Roses was probably the biggest stadium rock band at the time, and then you have Michael, who is sort of the Elvis Presley of the period – and, like, that’s scary fame,” said Slash, who played on the harrowing industrial funkster from Jackson’s 1997 remix album. Jackson addresses rumors of his painkiller addiction: “Demerol, Demerol/Oh, God, he’s taking Demerol,” like he’s crying for help. Jermaine claimed he began taking pain medications for burns suffered during his 1984 Pepsi commercial: “I doubt he gave a second thought to Demerol’s side effects,” he recalled.

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Okay. I would like to put the morbidity and possible “cries for help” Michael may have been projecting and…well,
DANCE.

Still can’t get enough…

Jackson called the opening track on Off the Wall “my first big chance,” and he wasn’t kidding. Six minutes of joyous pop funk that whooshed like a jet stream, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was both an unstoppable hit and a milestone in Jackson’s creative life. “That song means a lot to me,” he wrote in his memoir Moonwalk, “because it was the first song I wrote as a whole.” Indeed, it embodied Jackson’s new, hands-on approach to his music. He not only wrote it but also sang all the multi­layered backing vocals and devised the spoken intro (“to build up tension and surprise people,” he said). He even played the glass bottles (along with his brother Randy) that lend the song added rhythmic sparkle. When his mother, Katherine, questioned the sexual undertones of lines like “Ain’t nothing like a love desire. . . . I’m melting like hot candle wax,” Jackson responded, “Well, if you think it means something dirty, then that’s what it’ll mean. But that’s not how I intended it.”

Oh, Michael. This is how I remember you.

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Rolling Stone Magazine has a fantastic list of what they believe are MJ’s best songs. Take a few minutes to look through the videos–they’re just great. We will ALWAYS rock witchu.

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**For Katy, Jeanne, Joanne, Hunter, Alex, Dayna, Felix, Annaliza, Geoff, Hannah and Jake…

That Michael Jackson Hologram Was Really Creepy, You Guys

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The 2014 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday night in Las Vegas. If you’re as old as me (I just turned 28), you probably found yourself asking “who the hell is this?” at least 3 times throughout the show, which was pretty lackluster to say the least. Ludacris sort of hosted it, a lot of big stars were nominated but didn’t attend, and then there was that weird ass Michael Jackson hologram.

 

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The always gorgeous Jennifer Lopez performed twice, opening the show with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte to perform their song “We Are One (Ole Ole)” for the FIFA World Cup. Not as catchy as Shakira‘s song from 4 years ago. Speaking of, Shakira performed as well, and though we love her, we don’t always love her voice. JLo later accepted the “Icon Award” and told us to “Have faith, dream big, think big, and know that anything is possible.”

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Robin Thicke made a desperate plea for his estranged wife Paula Patton to take him back with “Get Her Back.” Lorde looked like an extra from ‘American Horror Story‘ while performing “Tennis Court” and she picked up two new trophies for her mantle. Katy Perry demonstrated that her fan base must be made up of 12-year olds, or that she has the mind of one. Then I wondered why all these Country boys wear such tight pants. Let your balls breathe, boys!

But the thing everyone waited for was the much hyped MJ hologram. It danced and sang er…lip synced along to the song “Slave To The Rhythm,” which appears on his newly released album ‘Excape.’ I think we can all agree that his outfit was on point, and it moved really well, but this things are never NOT going to be creepy.

Sigh, I could have just watched The Simpsons.’

Michael Jackson Trial Verdict – AEG NOT Liable In Singer’s Death

MJ during the AEG Press Conference announcing 'This Is It' Tour
MJ during the AEG Press Conference announcing ‘This Is It’ Tour

 

So The Jackson Family can just put those deposit slips away. I’m not referring to Michael’s kids–they are all financially set for their lives, and their children’s children’s lives, they are, in my view, victims in this entire mess.  I’m talking about all the rest of ’em Jermaine, LaToya, et al who were always looking for a handout, or poaching some dumbass scheme to get their mitts on MJ’s estate.

 

Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family
Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family

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via LATimes.com

“The jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death case found that AEG Live hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave the pop star a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

But they determined that Murray was not unfit, which means AEG is not liable in Jackson’s death and will not have to pay hundreds of millions in compensation to the family. 

…The 12-person jury was also deciding whether Jackson’s mother and three children should be awarded economic and personal damages. An expert for the family testified that economic damages should be more than $1 billion. The attorneys said each of the Jackson children should be awarded $85 million in personal damages.

The case, which delved into Jackson’s drug use, his emotional state and his physical health, never strayed far from the central question of whether it was the singer himself who was to blame for his own demise by insisting on hiring the doctor who killed him, or AEG for directing and controlling the physician.”

Oh, and Michael Jackson was a grown-ass man.  If he had wanted help with his addictions, he could have gotten help.  

What are YOUR thoughts on this matter?