Sunday, June 27, 2010

Popping the Bubble

It's not supposed to work this way, but then there is the saying that the exception proves the rule. This week's objet d'eBay, a snap of Michael Jackson and father Joe, carries with it the sad story that while the (ironic, isn't it) Prince of Pop would probably have been a less troubled individual without his father's craziness, he would also likely have been a more limited artist.

Almost always the father makes the child better, happier. However, a year after MJ's passing it seems (unfortunately) safe to say his kids are closer to walking a road toward normalcy than they were while their father lived and hid them from the public that he could only find a relationship to from the stage. Most unfortunately in this case: like father (and children) like son (and children).

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