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John Mayer on Michael Jackson.

John Mayer wrote an article for TIME (obviously because he ran out of space on Twitter) about Michael Jackson.

some tasty excerpts:

…I mean, what are the ’80s? A Rubik’s Cube, 3-D glasses and Michael Jackson. And that’s the giant cornerstone that’s gone.

Michael Jackson proves, in a really sort of perverse way, that maybe we’re not as offended by behavior as we are entranced by music. And think about that. Think about what level of quality you must have to attain to have somebody say, “I know that you’re accused of having molested children, but I can’t hate you for that as much as I love you for your music.”

There’s just one Michael Jackson now. We don’t have to reconcile the Michael Jackson we love with another Michael Jackson. In a way, he has returned to pristine condition in death.

I don’t know if he’s actually smart or just trying to sound philosophical. Maybe he’s just jealous.

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2 Responses

  1. devin says:

    Seems like John Mayer is not capable of differentiating Michael Jackson the person and Michael Jackson’s music. You can like his music _and_ think he’s a bad …person? (elf?). You don’t have to like Michael Jackson just because you like Michael Jackson’s music.

  2. Jerry says:

    hmm, I just realized, I’ve made the same fundamental mistake about John Mayer. I like his music… but I don’t like him as a person.

    He tweets too much.

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