Thursday, 25 June 2009

Ebony and Ivory


So, farewell then, Michael Jackson
"Don't stop 'til you get enough", you sang
The rest of us were shouting "Enough!" years ago
But you obviously didn't hear us

17 comments:

The Economic Voice said...

Farewell Mr Jackson....
Sleep well.

WALES sends its love....im sure you agree with me Idle :-)

Tuscan Tony said...

Oddly enough idle, during the youtube Jacko-fest that has been breakfast this morning, two notable events occured:

1. the minituscans questioned "why does he have black skin in these ones?" when seeing his earlier videos.

2. The Tuscana, ever on the trailing edge of popular culture, announced that she had neither heard, nor heard of, Thriller.

Philipa said...

I purposely didn't post about this because the media will be wringing wet with him now. Of course I didn't wish him dead, really! Now we'll have his work on a continuous loop for months and he'll be built into some fantasy. I thought that as a little boy he was a great singer who turned out some really catchy tunes that I like, but he grew into a very wierd adult. Really very uncomfortably wierd. His draping his child over that balcony was seriously stupid. And the rest... wierd.

The Tuscana is a refreshing summer breeze this morning.

idle said...

I imagine Whacko was quite popular in the Valleys, EV.

Tuscan, as you know the only reason we wish to see you on your trips to Sussex is in order to catch a glimpse of the beauty and calm serenity of the Tuscana. Of course she would not have had time for the disco gibberish.

I've always thought it extraordinary that Thriller was written by a lad from Cleethorpes, but it is a fact.

idle said...

Yes, very weird, pip. Or wierd, which is even weirder.

Philipa said...

wi-erd!

Bill Quango MP said...

I have sympathy for the late Mr Whako.
He was forced by the state legislature to fight a court case that he had no wish to be involved in. He knew that the publicity would damage his career whatever the result. His accusers submitted 10 charges from child molestation to kidnapping. His accusers lied, had a history of obtaining money from damages,and were dysfunctional in the extreme.
Old Jack was found not guilty of all 10 charges.

The trial he did not seek, for crimes he did not commit, bankrupted him.
And even after having been cleared
many people still believe he lost that trial and was convicted.More believe he was guilty anyway.

He was not served well by the justice system.

Still, if you walk around in a bright red ringmaster's jacket with a cloth over your face...

The Economic Voice said...

Actually Idle the Welsh tend to listen more complex compositions which the English have much trouble trying to work out... I enclose proof of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIwBvjoLyZc

Philipa said...

Eco-voice - blimey that was excrutiating!

And yeah I'm not checking my spellings, Idle. Punish me if you will but gently, please?

idle said...

Yes, well said EV. I am a Scot and I agree.

I always hum loudly to the Welsh national anthem before rugby matches. Also the French. Both of them utterly splendid anthems, much better than the boring English one and the Scots dirge.

idle said...

Perhaps a little light Victorian spanking, pip?

ps EV - I rate Redwood very highly, notwithstanding the Welsh anthem fiasco.

Philipa said...

Ooh, Idle you no how to tempt a poor wee gal.

But the English rugby national anthem is not boring. In fact I last sang it with most of the Begium rugby team, in Kent.

idle said...

It is a quaint notion, pip, that the English national anthem is made less boring by singing it with BELGIANS.

Philipa said...

Um.. no they weren't Belgians, they were English. The ones I was introduced to anyway. My friends husband went to the English school over there, that Boris went to. Some worked in the European gravy train. But they all knew the words to 'Delilah'. As of course did I.

Scrobs... said...

Pips, when we toured Belgium a few years ago, (rugby you understand, not some namby pamby milksop 'game' like football), we made our team mascot sing 'Allouette' on the hour every hour for the full weekend!

He even managed a chorus as we arrived back in Hastings at 6.00am after a sickening Channel crossing...

Scrobs... said...

Actually Iders, we love the Belgians, because I've just remembered, that we did in fact tour Holland when my yarn took place...

It was the previous year that the club invaded Belgium (Liege)...

I'm so confused, after a hero lunch, I'm now going to retire to the pantry, where it's nice and cold (and also stacked with a few bottles of Boje...)

Call me Infidel said...

Steyn's take on Jackson is excellent (as usual)

http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/2196/28/