Pepper's Ghost technique is cool so five stars. Bad CG and terrible terrible dancing is five stars. Hell, people giving a video game fanfiction cut scene a standing ovation is five stars.
A more embarrassing use of the technology...
A hologram is 3 dimensional. Vocaloids are holograms. This projected 2-D nonsense with dead pop stars they keep doing is not holograms.
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I don't really go to big shows that much, but I really liked Cornelius and had an excuse to go, and he did this same thing.. Kind of.. it was like 10 to 100 of him all projected while he did his set. It was pretty awesome.
It's really fucking strange how MJ went from "creepy surgery junkie pedophile pill popper" to "omg best pop star" as soon as he died. It was instant and total and it confuses the fuck out of me.
John Holmes Motherfucker
It's not so strange. That was who he was at the end. He was a credible candidate for best pop star before his emptiness and his excesses began to eat away at him, and after he died, people simply took the long view. Michael Jackson was born the same year as I was. When I heard he'd died I posted a picture of him on POE-NEWS at age 10.
Think of Elvis Presley. No one remembers him as he was at the end, looking like Dom Deluise with a Toupee. Why would you want to?
I'll admit it; I loved this! This took me back to when I saw MJ perform in the Motown Anniversary special in 1983. Like this, that was partly bullshit. He lip-synched through "Billy Jean", but he did the moon-walk for the first time, and I went out and bought the album.
My biggest memory of MJ was that video for Black Or White that aired after the Simpsons, the full one where he flips out at the end after contextually ruining the cute "music caused my George Wendt Dad to go up to the sky through the power of rock and roll" theme. I think I was like 8 years old but boy were parents pissed. In hindsight it makes sense but back then I didn't understand why he was going around busting up storefronts and morphing into a panther. I don't think most parents did either.
It was kind of my generation's "Elvis Pelvis" moment if you will.
Sorry, _alleged_ diddler. I got in more than a few fights with people at work over the horrid way people were treating him both during and after the trials; no one deserves mob justice, no matter how weird they might be, and I'm glad the judge and jury were able to remain objective, even if the juris populi was not.
Fucking agreed, I kept hearing people praising him recently and thought they were being ironic. What ever happened to Whacko Jacko?
Jreid, how recently? Because if it's very recently, like less than a few months ago, here is the likely culprit:
We might go back to hating him again once the initial sales pitch dies down; at that point, a prominent display of cynicism might help drive "ironic" purchases from people who would not have otherwise bought any of this new stuff.
Can the dude not be a great musician as well as an insane person? I'd personally make the argument that there wasn't a lot to like about the last half of his discography, but still. I don't think it's unreasonable to say "hey, this guy made some amazing music, but I definitely don't want him babysitting my kids".
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He died. It was on the news.
I don't think Michael Jackson was a pedophile. I think he was a very self-destructive combination on rich, eccentric, and naive. Michael Jackson's biggest liability was Michael Jackson.
Actually...I really enjoyed this, and I really like the song.
John Holmes Motherfucker
The song is pretty solid. It was originally recorded in the 80s. It may have not been released due to the subject of slavery being possibly touchy for African Americans.
If you go back and watch some of MJs amazing live performances, you can see how this falls short, but I think they got the moves down perfect. Live, wjhen he was at his peak, he was better than perfect.
Michael Jackson was acquitted, and if he was just a lonely guy who enjoyed sleepovers with kids without any sexual interest, that would hardly be the most remarkable thing about him.
I really like Xscape. Of course, they could go through his entire catalog of unreleased demos and hand pick the best (most marketable) ones, then hire the best production team to create modern arrangements and remixes, without Michael himself getting in the way by inserting his own paranoid politics into the whole thing.
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Why stop here? Let's make his skeleton get up and dance around while we're at it.
Considering how much his estate owes to various creditors, I wouldn't be surprised. They're gonna make their money back one way or another.
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