Tag: Jermaine Jackson

Why the Hell Should I Like… post-‘Thriller’ Michael Jackson?

Why the Hell Should I Like… post-‘Thriller’ Michael Jackson?

Music
“Why the hell should I like… ?” is an experiment of sorts between Popblerd and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. What we’re going to attempt to do is to pick 10 songs from our favorite artists — one for which the other has professed dislike or disinterest — and show them why they’re wrong. On June 25th, 2009, the world lost one of the greatest entertainers of all time -- Michael Jackson. Although recent history had not been kind to Michael, after his passing it seemed like a light switch went on in the collective mind of the American public and they began to view him with respect again. Because let's face it, despite his obvious issues, the man was a one-of-a-kind talent. A fantastic singer, a great dancer, a solid songwriter and producer, and, if you look over the current pop mu
I have a dream – An American Dream

I have a dream – An American Dream

TV & Radio
Everyone has a list of movies that they are compelled to watch when they happen across them on TV - no matter how late it is, and no matter how much of it has already been shown. At or near the top of my own list is the immortal 1992 musical biopic, The Jacksons: An American Dream. I don't even care about the Jackson 5 all that much. I downloaded one of their greatest hits collections to my iPod, but that's about it. So I'm at a loss to explain why I love this movie (originally a two-parter broadcast on ABC) so much. Maybe it's the voyeur in me who loves getting a peek at the secret dysfunction of one of the most successful groups of the 1970s. Sure, Tito and Jermaine Jackson may have had scores of prepubescent girls fawning over them, but when Joseph (brilliantly portrayed b...