Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Michael Jackson To The Rescue!

Hold on, Katrina victims. Michael Jackson is coming to the rescue with his charity single. I love the odd mix of celebs who agreed to participate: Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly (who knows something about underage sex scandals), Ciara, Keyisha Cole, James Ingram, Jackson's brother Jermaine, Shanice, the Rev. Shirley Caesar and the O'Jays. The song is called "I Have This Dream" (to heck with having "a" dream) and will come out in a week or two. Michael's buddy Prince Abdullah told the media "It's a song of total oneness." And O'Jays singer Eddie Levert had this unintentionally hilarious comment: "Michael produced it on the phone from Bahrain. He talked to Shirley Caesar, he talked to James Ingram. He talked to everyone except me." The Prince promised more music to come. "This is a raindrop before the thunderstorm," he said. "He's getting ready to come out with a lot of bells and whistles. He's so energized. It's explosive." God help me, I'd probably by it just to hear what it sounded like.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone other than R Kelly record a song with Michael jackson? You'd think they go in the opposite direction whenever his name was mentioned.

popparazzi said...

Please do buy the song and listen to it and tell us how it is -- so we don't have to.

priv8pete said...

I think we may have a new member of your top 20, Michael!!!

Michael in New York said...

Thriller was almost there, but not quite. The only story surrounding that one was my futile, brief resistance to popularity. It was so omnipresent I thought I was too cool for it. Besides, why bother since every song was on the radio constantly. But eventually, the album had seven top ten singles and I looked at it in the record store and realized the darn thing was a greatest hits package and I knew and liked almost every song on it and bought the darn thing. Why they didn't release Baby Be Mine and The Lady in My Life is beyond me, They surely would have gone Top Ten too.