THE MJ MEMORIAL SERVICE & FESTIVITIES: Are You Watching Today (or if after the fact, did you)?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 07, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
    Easy thread to answer, "yes" or "no"? Say more if you wish....

    Do you plan to watch the Michael Jackson service on television, on line or some other means? Or if reading this after the fact, did you?

    Why did you? Was it a curiousity? Did you want to pay your respects?
    How much a priority was seeing it in your daily routine today?

    For me, I'll be at work, I doubt if I will see it live, I'll watch the recap. I enjoyed Michael's music, but I wasn't a huge fan by any means.
    I certainly hope all goes well.

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    Jul 07, 2009 12:55 PM GMT
    i'll be watching it on the tele
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    Jul 07, 2009 12:56 PM GMT
    I'll watch when I get home from work.I'll watch to pay my respects as I read the article and burned a candle for Farrah.
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  • Timbales

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    no
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    Jul 07, 2009 1:25 PM GMT
    Nope
    I'll catch a news recap, but pass on "the show"
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    Jul 07, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    "FESTIVITIES"??? ... icon_eek.gif ... the mourners are in a festive mood?
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    I'm going to be in meetings; then co-hosting a brunch, and just plain working today......like any other day. I'm afraid I was not a fan - - - and while I have sympathy for anyone whose life was cut short, I am cognisant of what happens to some people - who live on the edge, tempting death by abusing drugs. Too bad - and I felt badly for Janice Joplin; Jimmy Hendricks; Judy Garland; Dick Haymes; and a whole lot of others - with great talent - but deep seated problems.
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:08 PM GMT
    I am already tired of the hype. John Lennon was much more tragic.icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    not really interested. but i do have sympathy for his family and friends.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    Parts of it, sure.. won't sit through the whole thing.

    I find it ironic that the media has basically turned into the Michael Jackson News Network yet the incessant coverage/dissection of his every post-Thriller decision/action is probably what drove him crazy.

    I feel for him - he was clearly a tortured soul who achieved such momentous fame that it was all but impossible to have a sane existence. But I'll never forget sitting around the radio in 1984 waiting with my family and friends for Thriller to come on the Hot 7 at 7 (as it did nightly for weeks) and dancing around during the 'monster part' as my brother called it.

    It's a shame that his life turned into a long and slow train wreck, but I have a thousand great memories from being a kid that are centered around his music and that's what I'll be remembering today, as will millions and millions of others around the world. I hope he has achieved peace at last.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    Listening/watching on CNN.com now while at work....
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    I think there is a little bit of MJ in all of us.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    Caslon11000 said"FESTIVITIES"??? ... icon_eek.gif ... the mourners are in a festive mood?


    I think festivities is a term I took off of CNN. I've heard the term used multiple times. I thinks its a little odd myself, but.....
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Caslon11000 said"FESTIVITIES"??? ... icon_eek.gif ... the mourners are in a festive mood?


    I think festivities is a term I took off of CNN. I've heard the term used multiple times. I thinks its a little odd myself, but.....


    Celebrating a person's life after he passes away as "festivities" I think is one of the highest forms of tribute......(unless of course you hated the guy and you're glad he kicked the bucket.lol).
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 07, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    I wouldn't miss it for the world. There is a reason practically every network is covering it live. This one will be one for the record books. I still find it surreal that he's dead
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    My God - the masses crucify him while he is alive and glorify him when he is dead... Is he another Christ???
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidListening/watching on CNN.com now while at work....


    Ditto. I'm rather sad about it all.
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    EWatch saidMy God - the masses crucify him while he is alive and glorify him when he is dead... Is he another Christ???


    Thats the American Way. Build em up.........Tear em down....Crucify em after they become everything you wanted them to be....and them love em after they die.
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    There is an old proverb. "You never miss your water until your well runs dry"
    In this case the well is empty. The media and his high power friends turned on him. Now he does not have to worry about that. I just hope they media doesn't try to take aim at his kids. I further hope that they remain intact and raised together.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    EWatch saidMy God - the masses crucify him while he is alive and glorify him when he is dead... Is he another Christ???



    Nope, Just Michael Jacksonicon_lol.gif

    I just did some channel surfing and I'm actually astounded at the # of channels covering this -- all the major networks, many of the smaller local ones even -- all the news channels -- this is really incredible to see the attention it is getting.
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    Jul 07, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
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    a1972guy saidListening/watching on CNN.com now while at work....


    Ditto. I'm rather sad about it all.



    Very!!! icon_cry.gif
  • JohnG16775

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    Yes feel so sad at loss of him
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    Jul 07, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    It's on the tv right now, but am I watching it? No. I would rather be watching Days of Our Lives right now instead of his nasty ass. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • cowboyupnorth

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    I am watching it. He was a great singer and did do a lot of good for poor children around the world. I like most of the messages in his music as well. In this country a man is innocent until proven guilty. We have no real evidence that he was a child molester. I know it looks bad but, that is what made him vulnerable to the charges.I know first hand how things can be twisted and made to appear differently then fact. JMO.
  • hallyhallo

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    watching it right now.