Monday, July 13, 2009
Joe Jackson Would LOVE to Sign The Jackson 3 to His New Record Label!
Oh, good grief. That crazy, abusive old man, Joe Jackson simply has no shame. Michael's biographer has gone on the record as saying Joe wants to re-create the success of his sons--The Jackson 5, with Michael's kids Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Jackson’s biographer Ian Halperin said yesterday: “Joe wants the children to go on a world tour in 2010. He has also already offered recording contracts to two of Michael’s kids. Now he is talking about getting them the world’s best backing band and taking them on tour as The Jackson Three.”
Remember Oprah's interview with Michael several years ago? You know. The one where Michael said he was so terrified of his father and the beatings he received from him that it made him "regurgitate"? I'd like to join him in that right about now. (Hmm. I guess I'd be doing it alone...)
Oh, and another thing, and I don't expect this to be a particularly popular post. I've had several conversations about the whole Michael Jackson thing with various friends and one special friend of mine said, "the poor thing" with regard to Michael and his addiction issues. In some ways, I absolutely agree with her. With all of the abuse Michael endured at the hands of his father (and I'm not using the word "allegedly" here), combined with being the vehicle to make his father shitloads of money, never being allowed to "be a child"...oh, you know the rest, how could he not have succumbed to the life--and death--that eventually occurred. Add to all of this, leeches--including doctors--who simply enjoyed being a part of Michael's life, and would do just about anything to remain in his good graces...and on his payroll.
We had no idea of the numerous scalp surgeries he endured due to the mishap back in the 80's, when his hair caught fire during a Pepsi commercial shoot. His drug dependence probably began back then. I almost understand how he would want to be so heavily sedated, what with the lawsuits, extortion, trials, physical pain and obvious emotional pain that he lived with every single day of his life. Add to that being a worshiped icon for the better part of his 50 years. I can't imagine that kind of life. The bagfuls of medications that were supposed to help him with his pain and inability to sleep turned him into a junkie. I'm not questioning that. I'm simply saying that I GET IT.
Most of you will not understand where I'm coming from on this...at ALL. I don't expect you to...I've spoken about issues I've personally struggled with, and I just have a different outlook on Michael's sad situation and ultimate demise.