ME TOO LENDALE! ME TOO!!!!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!!! IT’S THE WEEKEND BABY!!!!
I’m starting this week in complete shock that I (felt like I had) 1001 things to get done this weekend,..and I got them all day. Maybe this life I’m building really has come together.
So if it pleases the Court, we’re starting this week with more music. A cover to be precise. You don’t mind, do you?
Didn’t think so.
The story goes that when Mike was trying to return to pop relevancy he went to Prince for advice (who’s obviously nailed it).
And Prince pretty much told him, ‘Forget the theatrics. Do smaller venues. Remind people that you’re a great vocalist.’
And Prince was right (as today’s song cosigns). But Mike was also probably right; there was no going back to the ‘Off the Wall’ days really. If people were coming to see Mike, they were coming for the spectacle as much as the music.
As we’re in the middle of comparing great acting performances, I have to apply the same standard across the board.
Michael Jackson, my personal favorite artist ever, probably the greatest pop star of all time.
Great actor at times like Sinatra? No. Good actor even? Um….
Look, even the best actors figure out what they can do, but they can’t do well (unless your name is Streep I guess).
Mike tried to go back to the ‘Smooth Criminal’ well here, (and if I remember correctly this was on the back of one of his cases.)
So…Mike standing toe to toe with (his real life friend) the Godfather? Cool moment but…
Mike, catcalling girls in the street, acting like he can’t keep it in his pants when he sees a tastee?
COME ON MIKE…
Have a good weekend!