Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
If You Can’t Escape…

witchreadingbookIs it just me? Or is anyone else annoyed by the coverage of Michael Jackson? But since we can’t get away from the coverage today, and because I’m hot, tired and unable to think of anything else to blog about,  I have two questions about Michael Jackson.

1) Do you think that, in a romance novel, it would be possible to redeem a person with Michael Jackson’s history into a romantic hero?  (My answer, I’m not a skilled enough writer to do it, but better writers than me probably could)

2) What’s your favorite Michael Jackson song? (My answer Billie Jean)

Let’s hear your answers!

20 comments to “If You Can’t Escape…”

  1. Jane
    July 7th, 2009 at 1:58 am · Link

    1. Not sure if that’s possible
    2. Rock With You

  2. Dru
    July 7th, 2009 at 4:46 am · Link

    1. It should be over soon
    2. Man In The Mirror

  3. Margaret A. Golla
    July 7th, 2009 at 6:18 am · Link

    Annoyed with the coverage. The media ALWAYS overblows things ad nauseum.
    1) He could never be a hero in a book, though I’m certain many think of him as one.
    2) Never bought a MK album. Wasn’t into him. So no faves.

  4. Dawn
    July 7th, 2009 at 7:16 am · Link

    Any MJ coverage annoys me. Enough already!
    In answer to your other questions:
    1) MJ as a hero? You’re making me nauseous!
    2) Billie Jean is the only MJ song I can even half-way stand. Stations usually just get changed as soon as any of his songs start.

  5. B.E. Sanderson
    July 7th, 2009 at 7:19 am · Link

    Ack, definitely right there with you on the Jackson thing.

    1) With all the bizarre things he did and the horrible things he was accused of, I don’t think he’s heroic at all. It would take a lot of work to make him into a book-worthy hero.

    2) I think Rock with You would have to be the song I liked the best.

  6. Silver James
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:11 am · Link

    I’ve turned off radio and TV. Yay for iPods! I need to work anyway and listening to them wax poetic about him is…yuck. Anyway…

    1. Let me count the ways he would NEVER be a hero… Wait. I don’t have that many fingers.

    2. I was in college when the Jackson 5 hit the music scene so no favorite, though the Thriller video was kind of cool.

  7. Ban
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:40 am · Link

    see Dawn’s answer above … with a bit more gusto !

  8. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:52 am · Link

    Jane, see, you guys are proving my point! This is silly, who are these people so wrapped up in this?

    I can’t see MJ as a romance hero either.

    ROCK WITH YOU…I’ve got another song in my head and I know that’s not it. It’ll come to me!

  9. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:53 am · Link

    Dru, I hope you’re right. I told my husband that it should be over after today and he thinks the media coverage will drag on with the kids etc.

    MAN IN THE MIRROR is good too.

  10. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:54 am · Link

    Margaret, your first answer? CLASSY! Just saying! And I couldn’t make him a hero either. But some people just see him differently.

  11. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:57 am · Link

    Dawn, sorry! I should have passed out Dramamine with this post.

    I always did like Billie Jean. But that was before…when MJ was just weird.

  12. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    B.E. this media frenzy is so tiresome! I don’t have the TV on and am ignoring it.

    I agree with you on the hero thing. And dang it, I have to find that song, ROCK WITH YOU. It’s just not cliciking. And I’m sure I’ll recognize it instantly and feel stupid!

  13. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 11:04 am · Link

    Silver, I can lend uyou some fingers to count, but I’m going to need them back. Typing without fingers is pretty tough!

  14. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 11:05 am · Link

    Ban, I’ll get you some Dramaine too :-)

  15. Erika
    July 7th, 2009 at 12:51 pm · Link

    1. No way. He’s too weird.
    2. Smooth Criminal

  16. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Erika, that’s a good song too.

    Yeah, he was weird. Sad too in a lot of ways. Maybe troubled is a better word.

  17. Dawn
    July 7th, 2009 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Jen, not sure there’s enough Dramamine in the world.
    Silver, I’d offer my fingers as well, but I still don’t think that’d be enough.
    I have to get rid of the bad taste in my mouth now. *mixing up Chocolate Thunder (ice cream, chocolate syrup and Bailey’s)* Anyone else want one?

  18. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Dawn, me! ME!!! I want one! I’ve never had it. I’m guessing it’s not low calorie, or you know thigh-friendly LOL!

  19. Dawn
    July 7th, 2009 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Jen, just wave your magic wand. I know you can make it low-cal :) Besides, what could be better than ice cream, chocolate and alcohol? It’s the perfect potion!!

  20. Jen Lyon
    July 7th, 2009 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Dawn, I just looked at my thighs and something appears to be wrong with my magic wand :-) But your perfect potion sounds worth the calories!

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