Next Stop: Live 8?
As we posted yesterday, Pink Floyd will re-unite for the first time since 1981 to play the London leg of the Live-8 show.
Now comes word that another major artist may be added to either the Philadelphia or London roster of stars: Michael Jackson. Fresh off his 14-week child molestation trial that you just might have heard about, Live-8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith said he would consider adding the Gloved One to the July 2nd event.
If Jackson does sign up and the organizers sign off, I’d recommend the London gig in lieu of Philly. Citizens of Philadelphia have loudly booed Santa Claus, hometown hero and legend Mike Schmidt and pre-rape Kobe, they cheered Michael Irvin’s devasting injury and they threw batteries at J.D. Drew.
Something tells me the King of Pop should stay away from Philly.
(Meanwhile, perhaps my favorite part of the verdict yesterday is the fact that even Arab news channels Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya broke from their regular programming to bring their viewers the verdict. And I just saw on CNN that a woman down at the courthouse released one white dove for every "not guilty" verdict! Damn, I love people!)
Slack Song of the Day: I think my Blogging License would be revoked -- like a South African diplomat's -- if I didn't make today's choice an MJ tune. So here's Robert Randolph and the Family Band with a dynamite cover of Billie Jean from 2/28/04 at the Michigan Theater in good ol' A-Squared. I think Randolph's BJ cover has been a Slack Song of the Day in the past, but I couldn't give a shit what you peons think. Yeah, you heard me, bitches.