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Monday, February 13, 2012

Has Media put a Spell on you? -- Tribute to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson

 

“I don't like it when they [media critics] see me as this little person who doesn't know what to do with herself -- like I have no idea what I want, like I'm just a puppet . . . . That's demeaning to me, because that ain't how it is, and it never was.”  ~Whitney Houston
(August 09, 1963 – February 11, 2012)      

"Speculate to break the one you hate.  Circulate the lie you confiscate.  Assassinate and mutilate as the hounding media in hysteria..." ~Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)  

Has Media put a Spell on you?     Dedicating this article to music giants -- Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Etta James and various others, who have paid a price, unknown to ALL of us, in order to remain authentic to their vision, to their calling as true, "non-conforming" artists!

    
  

The music industry and the world has suffered a tragic loss when an authentic artist has come and gone... Therefore, it is so important that we, as human beings, do not take the role of judges, but rather choose to practice compassion and respect for the timeless legacy each has left behind!
    
"Just because you read it in a magazine, or see it on the TV screen, don't make it factual!" ~Michael Jackson 


     
Dear friends, before you allow media to put a spell on you, please read the lyrics below to Michael Jackson's song called, Tabloid Junkie, taken from his "HIStory" album.  Regardless of what you and I may think or believe we know ... artists who are in the public eye day in and day out, are the ones who genuinely KNOW what they speak of out of real, everyday experiences!         

Therefore, if one is curious and looking for truth... I find it important to show our respect to artists by reviewing ALL sides of the stories reported... including especially, hearing the artist's music and reading through their lyrics.   This is the least we can do, not only as compassionate, understanding human beings, but also as beings of intelligence.  
 

Lyrics to Michael Jackson's Song, Tabloid Junkie (HIStory Album)  
Michael's message will live on!
 

"Speculate to break the one you hate
Circulate the lie you confiscate
Assassinate and mutilate
As the hounding media in hysteria
Who's the next for you to resurrect
JFK exposed the CIA
Truth be told the grassy knoll
As the blackmail story in all your glory

It's slander

You say it's not a sword
But with your pen you torture men
You'd crucify the Lord
And you don't have to read it, read it
And you don't have to eat it, eat it
To buy it is to feed it, feed it
So why do we keep foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine

Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual, actual
They say he's homosexual

In the hood

Frame him if you could
Shoot to kill
To blame him if you will
If he dies sympathize
Such false witnesses
Damn self righteousness
In the black
Stab me in the back
In the face
To lie and shame the race
Heroine and Marilyn
As the headline stories of
All your glory

It's slander

With the words you use
You're a parasite in black and white
Do anything for news
And you don't go and buy it, buy it
And they won't glorify it, 'fy it
To read it sanctifies it, 'fies it
Then why do we keep foolin' ourselves
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to believe all about it

Just because you read it in a magazine

Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to believe all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual, actual
She's blonde and she's bisexual

Scandal

With the words you use
You're a parasite in black and white
Do anything for news
And you don't go and buy it, buy it
And they won't glorify it, 'fy it
To read it sanctifies it, 'fies it
Why do we keep foolin' ourselves
Slander
You say it's not a sin
But with your pen you torture men
Then why do we keep foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine

Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to read all about it

Just because you read it in a magazine

Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual, actual
You're so damn dis-respectable"

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With love and respect to all fellow musicians and artists, who work tirelessly to create music for the world!   ~Annie Armen

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