Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Earth, Wind and Mariah

Don't worry - there's two more of these meanderign entries after this one. The pain, however, is not about to lessen.

1995 - I had been moved sideways (and effectively demoted, but that's a story for another day) in my job, and I was one angry man. So angry, in fact, I failed to pick up the now obvious signs of a pop star seriously starting to lose the plot. Of course, with hind sight, it can be seen in the song and the video, but at the time Michael Jackson and Earth Song was a huge hit - and the Christmas number one.

Just how blown up this song was became clear in early 1996, when he performed at the Brit awards, and one man took it upon himself to air his views on the show.

Meanwhile, in the US, Mariah Carey had been number one for almost three months with two songs - this was the second one.


Dr. Mike Parnell said...


Was there a message written on Jarvis' stomach? You cannot tell on the video.

Mike said...

If I remember correctly, he took the time to write the word "Prat" on his stomach....