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Jul. 8th, 2009 | 11:14 pm

I've had a really sore back since yesterday - its time to harvest garlic, which means pulling them right out of the ground, which means leaning over lots. I also planted about a billion fennel plants today (definitely around 250), and I've still got about 600 left to plant. Goodness.

I can't stop listening to Maxwell's new song, and that damn "ego" remix by Beyonce on is fuckin' repeat (the video is pretty sexy too). This is the time of year that I work from 7am until 7pm or later and listen to jams all fuckin' day.


Pretty Wings (uncut) - Maxwell

Also, I'm really tired of white people trivializing the career of Michael Jackson. Seriously? Shut the fuck up and don't come to me talkin' about them fuckin' kids. My friend Ashalyn said something pretty good:

The only reason so many people assume Michael Jackson is a child molester (besides the sleepovers he had with little boys) is because he doesn’t FIT. He doesn’t fit a gender, he doesn’t fit a sexuality, he doesn’t fit a racial category. Obviously he molested little kids, the reasoning goes, because he’s a freak. That’s just the type of thing someone like him WOULD do.

Whether he did it or not (I wouldn’t be terribly surprised either way), there’s some serious homophobia going on there.


Racism too, in my opinion.

I found out that the last child that accused MJ of molestation admitted to lying, to being pushed by his parental units for money. That kids' family got paid off, and think about it: if your child was molested, which would you want as a parent, a paycheck or jail time for the perp?

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from: starofpersia
date: Jul. 9th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I think it is really hard to be a celebrity, period. Money and privilege is wonderful but your every move is scrutinized, and you're self worth is dependent on the public. I think MJ was both incredibly brilliant but also damaged from his father's abuse, and fame proved to be both wonderful and terrible for him. I don't like the fact that the people who talked down on him in life has made him a saint in death...there is a lot about him that is just enigmatic and hard to judge. I think if he had marketed himself as an outsider artist/avant garde performer towards the end he would have taken a lot less flack. (I'm think specifically of the career of Genesis P. Orridge of Psychic TV, who got away with shit like giving his child LSD because he was so "avant garde" etc.)

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