I have been a bit under the weather this whole weekend, so I decided to just rest — true to my status on Facebook that I’d be sleeping Friday night, only to wake up Monday. When one decides to stay home, there’s only so much one can do: read, watch tv, and watch dvd’s. I’ve done all three. Oh, let me add one more thing — granting a short interview to a TV network’s public affairs show. Talk about turning the tables!
Well, I’m not about to complain, but on cable television, it’s been non-stop Michael Jackson the entire weekend. I’ve never been really a fan of Jacko. I did not watch his concert here in Manila in the 90’s (A classmate watched both nights of his concert!) But I do like one the Jackson 5’s songs, I Want You Back. I’ve used the song’s intro as a ringtone from time to time. I also remember getting good feedback for using the very same intro for my final production for radio production class in college. I also like I’ll Be There. But truth be told, I like Mariah Carey’s remake better.
News programs around the world mention a common story angle — the world mourns the King of Pop’s demise. The Philippines has been mentioned thrice already by US news and current affairs programs. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams interviewed a Filipino DJ. Inside Edition and CNN made a story about Cebu inmates’ tribute to Michael Jackson. The CNN story was a well-produced story, and I thought of sharing the video with everyone.
Back here, GMA7’s noontime show, SOP made a mistake in its special tribute to Michael Jackson. He was born 1958, and not 1959, as shown in its bumper.
there would be no other King of Pop like Michael Jackson. he would always be the King.
Michael Jackson would still be remembered as the only King of Pop. We would surely miss him.