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Title: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:11:04 pm
On the sky news chan

unconfirmed report that wacko jacko has died of a heart attack

r,
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: boatmadman on June 25, 2009, 11:25:51 pm
Could it be just a way to get out of the O2 concerts?

Cynical?, me?
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:28:57 pm
But what a way to get out of it!  :D
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 25, 2009, 11:31:17 pm
Bit drastic if he's dead !

In his heyday his music , Videos and film are a dam site better than a lot of the rubbish in the charts now, saying that Star-trekkin by the firm is a lot better than most of the rubbish in the charts now.

Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:33:43 pm
I got a copy of that some where  :embarrassed:

did I really admit to that
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 25, 2009, 11:34:52 pm
its on my ipod vid as well...  :}
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:36:44 pm
Bet you got convoy as well  {-)
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Wasyl on June 25, 2009, 11:43:59 pm
Thats it,he,s definetely popped his clogs,
Now i wonder how long it will take,for all those punters who bought tickets for the O2,to get a full refund,
Whats the betting,that there will be a big wrangle over ,"where,s our money"

Wullie
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:46:36 pm
Latest is he is in a coma

though why he would want one of those vans       Oh coma not a commer  :embarrassed:

ONE of the brothers will take his place at O2 =no refunds
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 25, 2009, 11:48:36 pm
Which Version ?

I have a couple of videos, the song and the spoof (song)done by radio 1. %%



Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 25, 2009, 11:49:59 pm
I expected you to say both  :} I think I have the radio 1 version



Just been told by her that knows M J has died
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 25, 2009, 11:50:50 pm
Quote
"he was not breathing when the medics arrived"  this does not sound good to me..  But we all know what the press are like so suppose we will have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: rob on June 26, 2009, 12:03:14 am
not good ?

Sorry, the thing is a moderated.

whos next ?
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: garston1 on June 26, 2009, 12:14:02 am
Next week he'll be BAD!
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 26, 2009, 12:21:55 am
Next week he'll be BAD!

That would be a bit of a thriller for some
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 26, 2009, 12:23:49 am
Next week he'll be BAD!

That would be a bit of a thriller for some

Guys , guys , guys lets not "Wanna Be Startin Something" here.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 26, 2009, 12:25:13 am
Ben
it's just the tow of us

Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 26, 2009, 12:26:18 am
AND no it was meant to be spelt that way in keeping with the forum theme
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 26, 2009, 12:27:07 am
Whatever your personal opinions of Michael Jackson are, the fact is, he has died. Don't allow the post to degenerate into a sick comments competition.

Peter Fitness

Moderator
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 26, 2009, 12:35:41 am
I just hope his kids will now be able to live a normal as possible life.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 26, 2009, 12:51:21 am
I just hope his kids will now be able to live a normal as possible life.

And so say all of us.

Peter.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: andygh on June 26, 2009, 01:37:39 am
There certainly are some sickos on here  O0. I was never a fan of Jacko, though his early stuff was said to be groundbreaking, his later efforts passed well bellow my radar.

All I know for sure is that if i hadn't pulled by the time "Ben" was played in the early 80's I was going home from the NAFFI disco alone  <:( (didn't happen too often though :-)))
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: tigertiger on June 26, 2009, 03:46:30 am
Ah! the NAAFI, now that brings back some memories.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Albion on June 26, 2009, 03:51:33 am
He's not dead, i just saw him and Elvis on a bus
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: tigertiger on June 26, 2009, 03:53:01 am
He's not dead, i just saw him and Elvis on a bus

They are off to visit Bob Marley.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 26, 2009, 07:21:13 am
Topic renamed.   :police:
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 26, 2009, 07:21:46 am

Best Jacko song - Thriller.

Best Jacko video - Smooth Criminal.

Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: bigfella on June 26, 2009, 08:23:57 am
He was much better in the Jackson 5 with songs like ABC and I want You Back etc.. Although he was very talented he was strange or should that be eccentric. I have my own opinions on his behaviour at his ranch, as we all do, however trawling them out is not appropriate. What ever we thought of him he did have talent and entertained millions and  should be remembered for that. Not a fan but hay I like to think the best of people especially after they have gone.

Regards David
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: catengineman on June 26, 2009, 08:57:32 am
The day the music has died  <:(
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Guy Bagley on June 26, 2009, 09:27:27 am
sad news when anyone passes on, - personally i am not a fan of MJ, - rumours say its a pain killer overdose...

 that bloke was sure troubled in his life-one mixed up individual,   maybe now he can rest easy..........
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: garston1 on June 26, 2009, 09:29:15 am
Can't really agree with 'The day the Music died'! More than likely a year of Princess Diana-like showing of remorse and mourning, probably a 'Royal Funeral', a statue, fun parks etc. He was 'ok'  but what he did over the last twenty years wasn't worth talking about (apart from the paedo stories). A man totally in a world quite literally of his own. Sorry I won't miss him in the slightest. At least now he can do his bit for the Earth and be recycled. There I've said it. I'll now await gangs of screaming fans knocking on my door. I'll be in the loft if anyone wants me.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: hopeitfloats on June 26, 2009, 09:56:58 am
the money makers are on the go here already.  'thriller' album on vinyl  just sold for $215 on trademe and 'bad' for sale with a starting price of $140.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: ronkh on June 26, 2009, 10:56:57 am
Can't really agree with 'The day the Music died'! More than likely a year of Princess Diana-like showing of remorse and mourning, probably a 'Royal Funeral', a statue, fun parks etc. He was 'ok'  but what he did over the last twenty years wasn't worth talking about (apart from the paedo stories). A man totally in a world quite literally of his own. Sorry I won't miss him in the slightest. At least now he can do his bit for the Earth and be recycled. There I've said it. I'll now await gangs of screaming fans knocking on my door. I'll be in the loft if anyone wants me.
:-))
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: grasshopper on June 26, 2009, 11:04:55 am
All very sad when anybody dies,

Jacko's death from what partially was a self inflicted life style absolutely swamped the news across the world - and Farrah Fawcett Majors death from cancer pales into insignificance. 

The blokes from 'Men in Black' would say he's actually just gone home.....
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Perkasaman2 on June 26, 2009, 12:08:25 pm
Putting personal taste in music aside - MJ was an icon in the world of modern music and hugely talented. His fans, waiting for his return to the stage must be devastated. His music and performances  8) will be remembered for a very long time.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: martno1fan on June 26, 2009, 12:23:56 pm
Very sad news,love him or not he was a music icon and his stuff in the 80s was groundbreaking.I liked the older stuff when he was with the Jackson five better personally but each to his or her own.It isnt right to make fun when someone who was loved by millions has died.On another note i was only saying yesterday to the missus he would never turn up for those 02 dates,no one can just turn up for a concert or should i say a string of them with zero rehearsals,it was never going to happen.Rest in piece Michael,you never found it while on earth maybe you will find it at now your at rest.
Mart
CLASSIC JACKSON B4 HIS DEMISE INTO WIERDNESS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrPTDU40hO4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrPTDU40hO4)
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: martno1fan on June 26, 2009, 12:30:59 pm
Was there ever a better dancer than this guy?.I think not  :-))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PAJqgeeJf4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PAJqgeeJf4)
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: OMK on June 26, 2009, 01:04:41 pm
Removed at the request of PMK.

Bob
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Roger in France on June 26, 2009, 01:19:18 pm
Any Member of Mayhem can state their opinions, but with decorum, please.

However, you are reminded that Jackson was acquitted of the criminal charges he faced. It may be that his Executors would persue any untruths. It may not be legally possible to slander or liable someone who is dead but it is certainly inappropriate. Mayhem does not want to be joined in any enquiries by the Executors of Jackson's estate.

Roger in France
Moderator.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: martno1fan on June 26, 2009, 01:30:12 pm
Everyone is entitled to an opinion but get you facts straight man he was aquited and the people behind these allegations were all proved to be liars and only out for money.


Mart
modified as post refering to has been removed by request of Author

Bob
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: malcolmfrary on June 27, 2009, 10:25:14 am
http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/securitycenter/blog/farrah-fawcett-and-michael-jackson-malware-distribution

It seems that the lowlives on the internet were quick off the mark.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: polaris on June 27, 2009, 01:36:59 pm

Dear Malcolm,

It's not surprising really though when you think about it...

The media in general has 'whipping-up-the-gullible-public' down to a high tech. psychological money making fine art, and the public always swallow it hook, line, & sinker. The 'normal' media is just as guilty... they fell on the MJ matter like a pack of wolves as usual... and have set to with a vengance to prey on the 'Evita' like hysterical nature that seems so popular in sections of society these days.

This is only the start of course. When the PR, CD, DVD, memorabilia, & nick nack mfrs. people get geared up (& there will be lot's and lot's of strategy meetings going on over this weekend to plan the next few months), the money will predicatably come pouring in with a guaranteed recession proof venture if ever there was one. Then comes the funeral which will be very professionally PR hyped to get the max. PR/media affect, so, all in all, there will be a great many millions made out of the matter - and, alongside, there will most likely be much more of what you demonstrated.

The price of so called 'fame' these days that's all... all part of the course.

Regards, Bernard
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 27, 2009, 01:47:25 pm
personally I would not want to be the people who have to work out all the refunds, those guys is going to have a BIG headache
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 27, 2009, 02:45:59 pm
Not really.
They are saying it was an "Act of God" so no refunds!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: funtimefrankie on June 27, 2009, 03:42:34 pm
Not really.
They are saying it was an "Act of God" so no refunds!!!

Bob

Not true

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8120412.stm
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 27, 2009, 03:51:17 pm
Only from O2 or Accredited companies.
Huge amounts of tickets sold via 3 rd party agencies.
It may not be true, but my cousin has been given that answer!!
So is true for her!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: The long Build on June 27, 2009, 04:13:16 pm
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"At this time our thoughts are with Michael's children, family and friends. We will announce ticketing details in due course."

is this another way of saying we need more time to think of a way of not paying back your money ?

Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 27, 2009, 04:16:37 pm
It's reported that part of the terms and conditions of the tickets were that they should not be sold on and that anyone not buying from an accredited agency will have to take pot luck as far as a refund is concerned. Those who bought from Ebay would have to approach the seller - not much chance there if the ticket was sold at a profit!
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: garston1 on June 27, 2009, 04:44:00 pm
I'd keep em anyway. Michael jacksons last concert? Be worth a fortune in years to come. Just wait, you'll see em on fleabay soon.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: polaris on June 27, 2009, 06:53:24 pm

Dear Colin,

Re eBay, I heard on the early BBC news this am. that presuming a Buyer bought via PayPal that they (PayPal), will refund... so assume this means that PayPal would then claim from the Sellers. Bob is right re O2 & Accredited Co.'s, but the news said that anyone who has bought from any other source is effectively 'done for'.

Garston, good idea in some ways, but the trouble is probably a great many others will be thinking the same thing, so you would have to wait some time (maybe), for the price to be worthwhile... and I would imagine that O2 is seriously hoping this will be the case!!! - as Longbuild says, they are probably thinking about things... the longer people have to think the keener they may be to hold onto the tickets!

"Oh what a Circus!"

Regards, Bernard
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: martno1fan on June 27, 2009, 09:45:09 pm
I think refunds will be the last thing on the minds of the true fans right now,they will more than likeley have had other things on theire minds  %).
Mart
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Bartapuss on June 27, 2009, 10:28:47 pm
Post removed, this will only lead to other "Jokes" some of which are in very poor taste.

Bob
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: garston1 on June 27, 2009, 10:50:33 pm
Ooooh I smell trouble!
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Wasyl on June 27, 2009, 11:13:27 pm
the money makers are on the go here already.  'thriller' album on vinyl  just sold for $215 on trademe and 'bad' for sale with a starting price of $140.
mm,does that mean that the little MJ doll i have with the jet pack on his back, will be worth something,
it was a souvenir from when he played in Glasgow in 92,mind you, i,m still not convinced that it was him with the jet pack floating above the stage,but whoever it was it was the biz

Wullie
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Wasyl on June 27, 2009, 11:15:39 pm
Can't really agree with 'The day the Music died'! More than likely a year of Princess Diana-like showing of remorse and mourning, probably a 'Royal Funeral', a statue, fun parks etc. He was 'ok'  but what he did over the last twenty years wasn't worth talking about (apart from the paedo stories). A man totally in a world quite literally of his own. Sorry I won't miss him in the slightest. At least now he can do his bit for the Earth and be recycled. There I've said it. I'll now await gangs of screaming fans knocking on my door. I'll be in the loft if anyone wants me.
A Bunker might be better {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: bogstandard on June 28, 2009, 12:31:01 am
I have been reading about all this on other forums as well as here, and unfortunately some of them have degenerated into pure disrespect for someone who gave more than he took. People only ever remember the bad, never the good.

No matter what you thought of the guy, and what he got up to, for the amount of enjoyment he gave to people around the world, he deserves the respect of everyone. Not to be turned into a circus side show, which is what is happening in the media at present, dragging up every bit of dirt they can find, just to boost viewing and listening figures. Is it really fantastic, world shattering news, that the removal men have been seen carrying blankets into his former residence. I heard that mentioned dozens of times over many hours when watching the news. Go into any hospital in the world, day or night and you will see blankets being moved about by the thousand. Never any mention of that.
Very little of the real true story ever comes out in situations like this, just little snippets of trivial or pure made up or conjectured garbage, which many people absorb and think it is a thing that should be set in stone and remembered forever. How I pity all the weak minded people who think that way.

I am sure that if someone went around chopping up a few people in public, using just a knife and fork, the Michael Jackson destruction story would be dropped like a ton of bricks, and be totally lost in the new media frenzy. CANNIBAL ON THE RAMPAGE.

So basically, to myself, although I was never a fan, he was a person who brought a little light into many peoples lives, and it can not be proved that he ever hurt anyone. So just let him be remembered as he was, one of the best entertainers the modern generations have had the pleasure to see and hear, wacko or not.

Bogs
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 28, 2009, 05:15:07 am
Well said, Bogstandard  :-))

Peter.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: martno1fan on June 28, 2009, 08:32:20 am

I have been reading about all this on other forums as well as here, and unfortunately some of them have degenerated into pure disrespect for someone who gave more than he took. People only ever remember the bad, never the good.
................................

Very well said i couldn't agree more  :-)),i was never what you would call a massive fan or at least i didn't think so but after listening to all his old hits over and over this past few days i have to say i realise now i have allways been a fan of the music probably more than i ever knew .[Potentially libellous comment removed]his death probably not helped with the massive pressure he was under with his upcoming dates at the o2 arena.The guy was one of life's givers who gave up his time to help many Charity's and to meet his fans,not many big stars do that so i for one say god bless him for that and for his legacy,he like Elvis will never be forgotten.
Mart

Can we please stay with known facts and not repeat or add to some of the scurrilous media comment? Please see the warning issued above. Moderators are watching this topic closely. Any further dubious material will result in the topic being locked. Thanks to the other Member who used the "Report to Moderator" button to draw my attention to this message. Roger in France, Moderator.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2009, 08:11:14 pm


Well thank you all for you thoughts and comments but we think we'll end the conversation there.

Michael Jackson R.I.P.

.... all your troubles are over.
Title: Re: Singer Michael Jackson dies aged 50
Post by: Bunkerbarge on June 29, 2009, 12:17:16 am
By "End the conversation" I think Martin meant "End the conversation".

Topic now locked