Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Long Live the King?

There's something so disturbing and sad about the dethroned king of pop Michael Jackson selling off his posessions from Neverland Ranch.

The NY Times wrote an article and pictured some of the more "memorable" items (as seen above & below). They pointed out the juxtaposition between his affinity to Royalty & Child-like themes. Peter Pan was the most dominant icon for me. Michael Jackson created a sensation not seen since The Beatles and there has yet to be a performer today to prove themselves as his equal. No one has given due credit to the legacy he created. Granted, he is partly responsible for the degradation of his status. He went from pop culture icon to the notorious & derranged man-boy we see today. Is his ostricization going to be remembered more than his music? I doubt it... it may take decades but I think some day the legend will outlive the infamy.

In the meantime, why don't you go and check out the pieces being auctioned off from this modern day Citizen Kane's Xanadu...

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