The Obligatory Michael Jackson Post
By now, everyone knows that Michael Jackson has left the building. Regardless of what you thought about his off-stage behavior, the man was a genius when writing, performing and recording music.
In a 2004 interview, Greg Dulli had this to say about the gloved one:
LP: Spin and Rolling Stone are doing their 10 year Kurt Cobain remembrance issues. How do you see the change in music culture since he died?
GD: Kurt Cobain was a friend of mine. We were on the same label [Sub Pop]. We toured together. We stayed at each other’s houses when we were on the van circuit. Watching him write an album that went to number 1. An album that replaced Michael Jackson, who was my musical hero for years..
LP: Really? The King of Pop?
GD: It’s still not too late for him. I need to have a talk with him. When I was on Columbia, I really tried to get Tommy Matolla to set up a meeting with me and Michael Jackson, so I could straighten him out, but nothing happened.
As a virtual tipping of the bottle, you can download/stream The Afghan Whigs (featuring Steve Myers) using “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” as an impromptu intro to “Blame, Etc”. Recorded live at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta GA on February 26, 1999. I was there, it was a great night.