26 June 2009

what to add

to the glut of commentary on Michael Jackson...

the first time I saw him was at the Grammy awards in 1984. he came with child actor Emmanuel Lewis   the first of many boys with whom he shared his life. so that's the image that remains.

there's no denying the man's talent. but he was a freak. I have terribly mixd feelings abt him.

4 comments:

cinemage books said...

I don't like the word freak to describe another human being. I much prefer to say that this was a person whose life was out of balance.

Montgomery Maxton said...

"life out of balance" i like that.

Radish King said...

I'm a freak. I don't mind it. I was raised around circus people. In fact, it's one of the few labels I can tolerate.

AlexG said...

RK/RL -- never liked circuses cause of the treatment of animals. but Gloria Grahame made them seem acceptable for 2 hours.