I'll waste my time if I choose, thank you very much!
Submitted by inthestax on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:01pm
Man in the music
The creative life and work of Michael Jackson
“You’re taking THAT book?” someone asked me as I picked up a copy of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson and was flipping through the pages.
“Well, I was thinking about it,” I replied.
“Well, you shouldn’t waste your time on things like that,” offered the self-appointed book police of my reading list.
That did it.
For SURE that book was going home with me now.
After all, it is MY TIME and I get to choose how I will or will not waste it.
But let me assure you, this was worth the check out.
This 2011 volume was much to my liking. Author Joseph Vogel is a New Yorker who tends to write about pop culture, music, and politics.
The book focused much more on Michael as a creative artist and less about all the drama in his personal life.
During my former stint studying genealogy, I had soon discovered we all have outlaws in our ancestral pages.
But we DON’T all have creative geniuses lurking in our family branches.
I loved the photos, and I will even forgive him for being (page 185) more beautiful that I will ever be and being able to pull off wearing that much glitz (page 78.)
There was the prerequisite background info about how the songs were written. Fascinating.
But mainly, the book focuses on Michael and “the magic.”
And to me, it was.