Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stars Lining Up for MJ

Now I've heard that the "Stars" are lining up to take over the European Concerts for Michael Jackson. It will be interesting to see if the management company putting all of this on (AEG) goes through with this. I suppose it is in their best interests because they could potentially save a lot of money and possibly recoup a lot of their initial expenses, but you know Show-Biz. Someone will likely mess up and who knows what might happen next. Sure to be a Media-Fest, though.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The King of Pop

By now, the world knows that Michael Jackson has died. It's amazing that such a HUGE endeavor -- 50 concerts sold out months in advance, staging, film, publishing, recording and all of the ancillary businesses -- would bascially be relying on the performance of this one man. I suppose one might assume, "Well, he's done it before.", but that was twelve or more years ago and there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then. I was in Dodger stadium, what was it?, 1983? to see the Victory Tour -- one that Michael, at the height of his fame, did with his brothers. They performed as the Jackson Five again on stage and sang backup to Michael with all of his Thriller hits. It rained almost the entire time, but no one left. And if you weren't standing on your seat the whole concert, you missed it.

Heartbreaking, tragic... But, hopefully, memories of triumph and pushing music, performanc and fashion to its limits. We'll miss you.

Under Construction

As some of you might see today, the site is undergoing some significant changes. Don't worry, everything still works and hopefully, by the end of all of this insertion, embedding, html-ing, the site will be much more communicative than it was when I set it up three years ago. Still have a ways to go, but the good news is, I finally have the time to do what I've wanted to do for the last year. Wish me luck! And let me know (now that you can) what you think of all of this (or if you have any ideas to share) by commenting or twittering me back.


A Second Post for Testing

Okay, I think I just about have this formatted correctly, so I am going to create a little longer post for testing the scrolling in the window.  I'm not sure how to limit the scrolling, because after a while the scroll bar might get way too small to use, so I thought I'd better see if it works at all first.  I would be nice if the posts would simply go to a 2-line intro limit after the most recent post, so that the blog of all sequential posts would be listed short in the window and you'd have to go to blogger to comment or read older posts.  Maybe that is somewhere in the formatting.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This post is a test of my new Blogger setup for embedding this stuff into Let's see if I can make this work and be attractive for my page.