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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!

Source

“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…

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Celebrates 25th Anniversary With A Box Set – My Head Just Exploded

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So, when I named my blog ‘Dipped in Cream‘, I thought I was being super clever and cute. It’s named after my boxer, James. When he was a baby (I never say “puppy“), every morning I would tell him “your toes were dipped in cream! Oh, yes they were! in the most irritating baby talk ever. Naturally, most of you never knew what the eff the blog name meant–and maybe some of you didn’t, until today! I usually got some crass verbal-rib-elbowing about how porn-y the name sounds. I do have a point to all this. Just hold your ponies.

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MST3K 25th Anniversary Box Set!

 

My point IS: I was chatting with Krystal about all these box sets coming out all at one time (big surprise during the holidays, right?) and how we need to make more money.  First Breaking Bad’s million dollar box set, now MST3K: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set?

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Crow, Joel and Tom Servo

via ET.com

Out Tuesday, the five-DVD MST3K: 25th Anniversary Edition set features the films Moon Zero Two,The Day The Earth Froze, The Leech Woman and Gorgo and is packed with extras including the three-part documentary Return To Eden Prairie: 25 Years Of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Life After MST3K: Mary Jo Pehl, Ninth Wonder Of The World: The Making Of Gorgo (MST3K Edition)and Last Flight Of Joel Robinson, plus MST Hour wraps and four exclusive mini-posters by artist Steve Vance. The collectible tin also includes a bonus DVD with a double feature of two long-out-of-print fan-favorite episodes — Joel’s last episode, Mitchell, and Mike’s first episode, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.

HONESTLY. What are we supposed to DO?  The answer is clear. I guess we’ll have to start some sort of illicit activities in order to pay for these goodies, because Lort knows, no one is gonna buy  ’em for us. Maybe one of those awesome phone-lines that advertise at 2 a.m. on Friday nights? Welcome to the Dipped In Cream Whorehouse. (Ew.) Yes. It’s come to this in order to pay for our nerdy-habits. I guess I should inform the other writers.