Thursday, December 13, 2007
No, not this kind, but I do like them!
When I heard he passed away yesterday, my first thought was wondering how Tina reacted.
His early career as a musician didn't bring him fame until Anna Mae Bullock joined the band as a singer. Anna became Tina Turner. And the endless hits that made them famous. River Deep Mountain High, Nutbush City Limits, and Proud Mary. (A wedding favorite, NOT) It's the personal life with Tina that taints Ike, for me. His drug abuse, physical abuse, and cheating that I think about. Tina rose above it and Ike is a name that to me, in later years, just road on Tina's coattails.
So when I heard he died, I get bummed that the "real" man ruined his musical genius persona for me.
And that's how I feel about Mike.
I have a love/hate relationship about Michael Jackson. I love his music and his writing. He too, is a genius as far as forging through past years with new and brilliant songs and entertainment.
Why did he have to turn out to be a plastic looking alleged (ahem) pedophile?
THAT, ruins the fun of his music.
I know our favorite musicians, actors, politicians, sport figures, etc., are just people, but if they are "out there" can't they at least keep their personal crap out of my face so I can pretend they are the idol I'd like to think they are?
I hated when I was 10 and my dad humanized The Beatles by saying they poop just like the rest of us!