Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Never-Never Land
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | GERALD EARLY

Posted on 12/02/2003 7:04:41 AM PST by TroutStalker

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:50:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

One cannot help but be slightly suspicious of an artist who, by his own proclamation, feels worthy of public attention but who has failed consistently over the last decade of his career to capture our attention in any way that is meaningfully connected to his art.


(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: follywood; hollywood; jacko; michaeljackson; peterpan
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-23 next last

1 posted on 12/02/2003 7:04:41 AM PST by TroutStalker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
I noticed this morning that there is a striking resemblance these days between Mr. Jackson and Mr. Mouse.


2 posted on 12/02/2003 7:07:04 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................."Dean's got Tom McClintock Eyes".........................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
well? ya gotta admit that he does look a lot like a picasso...

all kidding aside, has anybody ever seen him AND Yoko Ono in the same place at the same time? I think they're the same person. there can't be two of 'em, can there?
3 posted on 12/02/2003 7:11:04 AM PST by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker

4 posted on 12/02/2003 7:15:23 AM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
Michael Jackson. If it were a play, it would most certainly be a tragedy, or for some, a comic tragedy.
5 posted on 12/02/2003 7:28:00 AM PST by 1Old Pro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
Yikes, I've never seen those two combined.
6 posted on 12/02/2003 7:28:40 AM PST by dighton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
Mr. Early really does flaunt his love for Michael.
7 posted on 12/02/2003 7:40:51 AM PST by ThinkLikeWaterAndReeds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
I would pick Denise, but only for her mounds money.
8 posted on 12/02/2003 7:46:08 AM PST by razorback-bert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: EggsAckley
Is Disney behind the new Peter Pan movie that's about to be released?
9 posted on 12/02/2003 7:56:52 AM PST by aristeides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: presidio9
Ping.
10 posted on 12/02/2003 7:57:54 AM PST by aristeides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
Jacko in the year 2010:


11 posted on 12/02/2003 8:02:20 AM PST by hang 'em (help islam to undergo a much needed reformation... nuke mecca)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ThinkLikeWaterAndReeds
If you read this short history on the castrati, Michael Jackson's bizarre behavior falls into place:

Many of the castrati’s well-documented personality disorders were a direct result of their disfigurement, as well as their inability to lead normal sex lives. They were neither man nor woman, but something in between.

wa.essortment.com/castratihistory_rzna.htm

12 posted on 12/02/2003 8:08:11 AM PST by Reeses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: hang 'em
LOL!

To me one of the more bizarre acts by Michael Jackson was his hiring of a witch doctor to eliminate several Hollywood big shots.

And now death threats are being made against the DA, Diane Diamond, possibly others also.
13 posted on 12/02/2003 8:16:21 AM PST by Dante3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
I really resent the use of the Peter Pan analogy. Not wanting to get old is one thing, but I certainly don't remember the part in the Peter Pan story where he molests the children.

I nicknamed my hubby Peter Pan years ago after he had a few too many beers and "flew" off of the front deck onto a moonwalk balloon to impress the kids...too bad they had blown it up with a fan instead of hot air...he was down for three days. He unwinds at the end of a hard day's work by playing Nintendo and plays basketball and coaches baseball in the back yard with the neighborhood kids on the weekends. Now THAT is a Peter Pan story. And to top it all off...his ex-wife's name is actually Wendy, LOL!

Seriously though, I was going to get him a Peter Pan snowglobe this Christmas, but now every time I think about the analogy they are using, it nauseates me. Michael Jackson is just plain sick.

14 posted on 12/02/2003 8:16:21 AM PST by ravingnutter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RikaStrom
Oh my - what a fabulous word from this article! palimpsest
15 posted on 12/02/2003 8:31:22 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anniegetyourgun
Don't knock palimpsests. Cicero's De Republica only survives in palimpsest form.
16 posted on 12/02/2003 8:36:36 AM PST by aristeides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
But Peter Pan is a basic myth of Western life, not the neurotic fantasy of a middle-aged pop singer who didn't want to die before he got old and who didn't want to get old either.

One can view Peter Pan as the neurotic fantasy of the middle-aged dramatist J.M. Barrie.

17 posted on 12/02/2003 8:37:49 AM PST by aristeides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
What a brilliant analysis! (Is it over the head of some?) Maybe I don't read the right newspapers/magazines, but this is the kind of analysis you'll see often in European press, rarely here. Compare, please: same day, same topic, typical American journalism's laundry list of clichés.

After reading Early's piece in its hardcopy version this morning, I googled on "Gerald Early" to find he's a quite an interesting writer. See this first Google hit, for example.

18 posted on 12/02/2003 8:59:21 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Merry Shopping Season and a Happy Pre-Christmas Storewide Sales Event!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TroutStalker
The author.


19 posted on 12/02/2003 9:02:31 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Merry Shopping Season and a Happy Pre-Christmas Storewide Sales Event!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Reeses
Wow. I kind of figured this out about 20 years ago. I realized he MUST be a castrato. The long limbs and slight bone structure, the high voice, all in contrast to his brothers, who widened and deepened normally.

Unfortunately, children are not meant to be stars. It ruins their development into normal adults. His self-image came from his singing. Probably around the time of his ballad to a rat, "Ben," his everything was wrapped around that perfectly tuned, sweet voice. Somehow, he must have gotten someone to help him avoid his worst fear: puberty. I have no idea whether he got some cruel doctor to literally castrate him or whether he managed to have it done chemically, but he never did lose his high voice.

I remember as a child seeing a film about the Viennese Boys' Choir. Each boy dreaded that day when his voice would finally crack, for it meant his time with the choir was over. I think Michael could not bear to give up that voice that millions loved him for.

His characteristics do indeed meld perfectly with those of castrati. I do not believe you will find his DNA in those children of his.

20 posted on 12/02/2003 9:31:28 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-23 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson