Tuesday, October 7, 2008
En iagttagelse ... An observation
I søndags under morgenmad, spurgde Mads´s ven, Kenneth, mine meninger om Amerikansk musikere og hvem er disse "store navne" fra vores generation. Jeg syntes om en minut og dengang han spurgde hans næste spørgsmål. "Siger du Michael Jackson er en af den største?" Jeg lo. Hvis jeg boede i Amerika stadig, skal mit svar være "NEJ", men Danskerne ser ikke Michael Jackson som Amerikanere ser ham. Vi har glemt om hans forbløffende musiktalent fordi af de STORE fejl han har gjort og de latterlige ting han har gjort! Jeg er ked af det, at sige, sometidder Amerikanere, inklusive mig, er hurtige at skifte vores meninger om "Stjerne" som siger eller gør ting vi bliver enig ikke med. Ser i "Dixie Chicks"!
Sunday morning during breakfast, Mads´s friend, Kenneth, asked my opinions about American musicians and who are the "big names" from our generation. I thought for a minute and then he asked his next question. "Would you say Michael Jackson is one of the biggest?" I laughed. If I still lived in America, my answer would be "NO", but Danes do not see Michael Jackson as Americans see him. We have forgotten about his amazing music talent because of the HUGE mistakes he has made and the ridiculous things he has done! I am sad to say, sometimes Americans, including me, are quick to change our opinions about "Stars" who say or do something we do not agree with. Look at the Dixie Chicks!
Nu, min iagttagelse...Jeg har hørt mere Michael Jackson musik på radioen i mine fire måned i Danmark end jeg hørte i fire år i Dallas. Og jeg give adgang, til side "prøver at blive en hvid mand, sender invitationer til små drenge at besøge Neverland, skiftning hans næse med plastik surgeri 10 gange, og sover i en boble" (alle tingene hvilken fik ham navnet "Wacko Jacko" i england), jeg har glemt at hans musik er RIGTIG RIGTIG GOD!
Now, my observation...I have heard more Michael Jackson music on the radio in my four months in Denmark than I heard in four years in Dallas. And I must admit, aside from "trying to become a white man, sending invitations to little boys to visit Neverland, having surgery on his nose ten times, and sleeping in a bubble" (all the things which got him the name Wacko Jacko in the UK), I had forgotten that his music is FREAKING GREAT!
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I am a huge fan of Micheal Jackson- despite the rumours surrounding his life. His music is absolutely brilliant. I still have a copy of his video 'moonwalker' with dance videos of billie jean and smooth criminal. The man is a legend.
He had the good music back then...I think the Dixie Chicks did absolutely nothing wrong, but merely their opinion.
I saw a documentary about the comment the singer made. I think it's absolutely ridiculous the length people would go to bash someone's opinion.
Burnt CDs and name callings...absolutely immature. I understand the south has different point of view, but it doesn't mean they're right either. I find it so unfortunate that sometimes we can't voice our opinions like we want to.
Bluefish: I totally agree! The whole DChicks thing was CRAZY! And I am from Texas... living in a country now that really does have free speech in PRACTICE, not just on paper, is just amazing to me...
Good music but he is a FRIGGEN FREAK OF NATURE!
Dane put one of his videos on (youtube) & my neice & nephew started crying because he looks like such an alien...
If someone asked me that question, I would say Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey...or anyone pushing 50 and still making albums.
Just because someone has musical talent doesn't mean I want to buy his CDs and make him richer so he has more access to children. He is a sick person!!! How's that for freedom of speech. To me he has wasted his talent by choosing to live the life of a pervert...but that's his choice. Mine is not to purchase his music! Guess I'm old fashioned and from the South.
Oh, I LOVE Michael Jackson. I've got all of his albums. Phillip actually saw him live on the Victory tour when he was in high school. Thriller is one of the best albums ever made, hands down.
It is unfortunate that Americans are so stupid that they can't separate Michael Jackson's music from whatever Michael Jackson the person does from day-to-day. Kind of like when Martha Stewart went to prison and people stopped reading her magazine. And it's like, WTF? Do her muffins taste any less delicious because she got convicted of insider trading?
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