Sunday, June 28, 2009

Greer on Michael Jackson

...from the blog where too much Germaine Greer is not nearly enough!

GG on MJ in The Guardian.

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Blogger Ann oDyne said...

Pants has posted on MJ also, and linked also to The Guardian, but to Paul Morley, not to Professor Dr.St.Germaine.
Once followed, your link led me to the 1988 review by the legendary John Peel, and if he was impressed, then that's enough for me.
OTOH, commentors were complaining that the Grauniad had become NME

(which is silly because Julie Burchill left the Guardian for The Times).

Right after the lengthy press on the trial and incarceration of Spector, another genius who was insane, the MJ thing is gonna just play and play and play.
Don't stop till you get enough, indeed.

12:05 am  
Blogger Melba said...

Interesting article. I haven't read her book on Boys but I imagine that this piece is an echo of that. How interesting, though, to read a Greer article where she says nothing shocking, nothing provocative. It was refreshing in a way, and made me relieved because she won't get a fall-out from it.

As a Germaine fan-girl, it's good to see something like this, and to me it proves that she is not all about just making the outrageous statement. She didn't in this case; she is gentle and shows an empathy. Maybe she'll be attacked for not being damning enough, for not addressing his flaws.

11:59 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Its a beautiful homage to the boy. And Melba I love this side of GG too. I didn't read the book but did see a wonderful video that was made with her on the subject. Search it out as I suspect seeing GG being lascivious on screen packs more punch than the words in the book alone!

When I posted this link I was going to repost the lovely RRR interview with Tony Biggs where GG talked about Frank Zappa helping her get treatment for crabs. It was a wonderfully human interview - she sure knows her sex, drugs and rock and roll! But sadly RRR no longer has it archived.

12:08 pm  
Blogger TimT said...

Love to hear that JJJ interview re: Greer and Zappa. It's a nice article by Greer on Jackson.

1:51 pm  
Blogger Zarquon said...

3RRR still has the Greer interview, you just need to be a subscriber to find it.

12:01 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Thanks Z - just got to remember my RRR login :)

1:13 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

TimT you won't find her on the conservative J's, just the rascally R's :)

1:13 pm  

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