He was such an original entertainer. I watched some of the repeats of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean on the telly this evening,and remembered watching those music videos when they first came out....Very sad that the Moonwalker is gone. Sad too that he metamorphosed into such a flimsily grotesque personality.
No one like him, nor likely to be.
Yes, his metamorphosis into a bleached scarecrow-zombie was a sad commentary on the crucifixion of celebrities that sometimes takes place. The documentaries showing him as a child star are so poignant now. In one sense MJ's death has released him from the freak he had become to be returned to what we all admired him for -- his singing and dancing.
ms. mp - i dreamt of u! the dream itself was quite docile - neither libidinal nor violent (so no bollywood/hollywood credits). apparently we seemed to take a walk behind a rajasthani fortress and we stepped out, over the walls and observed a few kids playing and u described what they were doing..... as they seemed to walk about on tip toes making a garland. when i woke up i recalled a discussion we had at your home near churchg8 where u had fascin8ed me (as was often the case) by describing that u had mastered a method whereby u cud determine which "sequence" amongst a set of dream templ8s u cud willingly initi8 b4 crashing out. i think u had described it as - 'its like entering a familiar comic strip wherein the characters etc are known but the overall outcome is unpredictable". i 1der if this recent graphical outburst on your blog has not initi8ed this? anyway - it was fun meeting u! over & out gt
Cool dream, gt! I wonder which fort it was?? I've been to Jaisalmer (for some reason, I routinely hear this as pronounced by Germans, i.e., "Yaizalmehr") And yes, I actually remember that conversation re dreams ... it's true that I used to be able to trigger dreams to some extent. I don't think I can do that any more anyway, I just don't bother. It seems to me, I spent an inordinate amount of time in youth literally dreaming -- it was like hallucinations, but not chemically induced. If at all, what I do now is organize story ideas as filmstrips in my head and I use the same machinery to do that as I used to, with those dreams then. (is this making any sense?)Well, in case it was the Moonwalker who took you on a ride ... that's great! And also, a good deal cheaper and more comfortable than travelling in real life. Those children walking on tip-toe -- clearly a ref to MJ's toe-dancing ...
the germs dont pronounce "J" as "jay" - rather they call it "yot" - pronounced a bit like "yacht". so the word for "year" in germlingo is "Jahre" and its pronounced as "yaar" like in "chalo yaar - lets have a chai". :-) gt
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