Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype?

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  1. Spaceman Spiff

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    This is true, but my guess is that the level of coverage that it does not just because of Jackson's status, but because so many people want to hear about something--anything--other than how shitty things are right now. They all seem to be taking a nostalgia trip with Jackson, for good or ill.

    Things will still be shitty next week.
     
  2. AstroSmurf

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Yeah, that may be true but right now I would cut off my own arm to go back to "shitty". Shitty would be preferable.

    Yes. QFT.

    When I turn on the computer, tele or open a newspaper, I would like to know what important is happening in the world rather than having to dig for it through the useless garbage.
     
  3. Danoz

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I'm not into it much at all. I never really listen to Michael Jackson music to relax or anything-- but I recognize the skill and even genius with which he performed. Beyond that, he had a bizarre and questionable adulthood. I definitely didn't expect people to react like somebody modern and relevant had just been assassinated.
     
  4. Brent

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I agree

    I grew up during the 80's, so I grew up with his music, yeah, it was great, classic stuff.

    But honestly, they treat him like a King died here, so much news and stuff about it, I get it, he died, it is tragic, but honestly 24/7? I can't turn on the TV without seeing him on every news channel. He is just a man who made great music, there are lots of men that make great music.
     
  5. The Grim Ghost

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I just get a little sick of his being compared to Elvis and the Beatles.

    If you want to talk about name recognition and sales then yes.

    If you are talking about talent and creativity...frankly the man isn't fit to shine Elvis or JL's shoes.
     
  6. Lookingglassman

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I really liked Michael, but he wasnt all that to me that I am sad because he is dead. I think the coverage is overkill. I had more sadness over Bernie Mac than Michael because I really enjoyed Bernie Mac. Michael was cool with Thriller, but after that he wasnt all that great. I was looking forward to his come back tour and maybe some new music, though.
     
  7. JuanBolio

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I was never all that fond of most of his music. Not that it wasn't good, it just wasn't my style. I for one am not terribly broken up, and not at all following the hype.

    I'm sorry he is dead, but no more so than I would be almost anyone else.
     
  8. Lindley

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I'm not sure I've ever listened to one of his songs all the way through.

    I did have an older cousin who was a fan, but I was pretty young back then and those memories are a bit hazy.
     
  9. Gil T.Azell

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Like the quiz on my face book page said,
    You (I) Really, Really, Really dont give a Fuck...
    and I dont!
     
  10. Kestra

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    It sounds like a lot of you actually do care about the Michael Jackson hype, just that you're against it. I honestly don't care much. I'm not super familiar with his music probably due to my lack of popular culture knowledge in general. His death didn't affect me much more than any other celebrity death, so I'm not interested in the hype or coverage.

    However, his music, career, life (for better or worse) obviously did affect a lot of people, and I'm fine with that. I've personally observed people who are quite surprised that they cared as much about his death as they do. I think the effect has taken a lot of people by surprise, actually. Given the magnitude of interest by such a large number of people, I'm not surprised that the media is catering to it. And like everything else, this too will die down eventually.
     
  11. BigFoot

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I didn't care about MJ when he was alive. Why the fuck would I start caring now?
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    I haven't really been paying attention. When famous people die, there's a lot of coverage. Elvis, Princess Diana, MJ. It's usually people I'm not much impressed with, but that's the way it goes.
     
  13. trekkiedane

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    PLEASE edit the quote error out of that post! -It looks as if I had the thriller album :klingon:

    I have never owned nor shall I ever own any MJ album or have any MJ song on any of my playlists.
     
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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Its been many years since I've been a devotee of MJ in any way, but is he worth the hype? If any single performer is, it's Michael Jackson. I watched maybe 5 minutes of the memorial....the one part that got to me was when they showed him singing with the Jackson 5...I was a huge Jackson 5 fan as a kid....and let me tell you, that kid had amazing talent...compared to a lot of the child singers of the past 2 decades, MJ just blew them out of the water.

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  15. RAMA

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Lots of people think Elvis is a pale copy of of black soul and blues singers...no one thinks MJ is a pale copy of anything. I think in terms of real talent and singing MJ is far superior to Elvis.

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  16. Roshi

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Don't particularly care about MJ (dead or alive). I went to see the Hangover last night.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    It pisses me off that nobody seems to care about Farrah Fawcett's death. You hardly hear her name mentioned at all these days, whereas MJ's name is mentioned all the fuckin' time. Farrah seems to have been forgotten already. :( :mad:
     
  18. RandyS

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Nope. I don't care either. I stopped looking at the news because of this. I have a friend who will only listen to rap music (which I hate), and Jackson's death caused him to switch to MJ's album's(which while not as offensive as rap, I still hate). I asked him why, and he said "Mike J's dead", I said "yeah, so?", he replied "He was black". Again, I said "so?", He just looked at me and said "you'll never understand".

    He was right. I still don't.
     
  19. RandyS

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Yeah, that bugs me too. I remember when Charlie's Angels was new, I wanted Farrah to adopt me (I was six at the time) since my mom convinced me that she wouldn't marry me because I was too young.
     
  20. Noname Given

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    Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

    Nope, you're not; and as someone who lives in th L.A. area; I REALLY hope the LAPD charges the Jackson family for the 4 million in OT that it had to payy out to its officers for this. I've (unfortunately) had familiy members pass away, and had to pay all associated memorial and funeral costs. Considering what the Joe Jackson clan will rake in due to Michael's death; they can sure as hell afford it (imo).