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2009’06.30・Tue

The First day

Dear Readers (and subscribers) and visitors,

I did not expect to begin my blog with something that may well cause dispute. Yes, it's about the Death of Michael Jackson with a big "D."

I DO think it's a tragedy, as most of you may take it. I, however, cannot say that if asked, I feel sad, nor disappointed. I also DO know I may well be cursed from his fans. But before you do so, let me tell you a story:

Very very long ago, I happened to meet Philly Joe Jones at a pub called Sub in Osaka City, Japan. As you may know, he was a drummer who worked with Miles Davis. I'm not sure how he began his conversation with the proprietor that night, but he was talking about Diana Ross playing the role of Billy Holiday in a movie. Philly knew Billy in person.

According to him, Diana was an African-American who "sold" her soul to the "Whites." As I knew Diana as the singer who made Michael on his own, it logically entails Michael, too, "sold" his soul to the "Whites."

I'm not sure how the people all over the world take the aforementioned racial issue today, in my mind, this seems to be another tragedy that MJ's death revealed: he had to be like whites to start his career. After that it escalated so much so that he repeated operations on his face.

To end this blog, let me tell you this: I do not want to mislead you as if I "hated" Michal Jackson. As most of the people around me say, he was a great entertainer. I admire his ideas which can be seen in his dancing, singing, etc. But I sincerely ask you to consider where his identity has been.

Good night to you all.

MuziKc

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