While watching this footage, I realized something profound: even after all of the crazy stuff Michael Jackson has said/done/been accused of over the years, I still would have been one of those folks in the front row with a camera had I been anywhere near the vicinity of that press conference! I mean, it’s still Michael Jackson! Despite the fact that he now looks like the bastard child of Skeletor and Joan Crawford, he’s still riding high on cool points he earned up until the late 80’s when things started to fall apart.
I sometimes wish to myself that Michael Jackson is going to hold a press conference one day, and shock everyone by walking onstage as a black man again! He could wear the same glitter suit, white glove and jheri curl from the Off The Wall/Thriller era, and I wouldn’t even make any jokes. It would be worth it just to hear Mike say “Aaaahhh HAAAAA! I was just fooling y’all! Those was jokes” to an awkward silence from the crowd. Anything to see him go back to this Mike instead of this one.
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe that makes me a dreamer. Still…All great movements start with one. So for you, Michael I’m hoping that my black pride rubs off on you through this entry. “I’m gonna make that change….Shamm-on! *ManInTheMirror…Gonna make that change today, WHOOOOO! You got to start with your-self! You know it, you know it, you know….CHAAAAAAAANGE!!!
Make that change, Mike. Make that change…Tweet