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MJ's Last Rehearsal - Spooky Or Poignant?

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Dyani Ellwood
Dyani Ellwood

This morning on Breakfast news they played the last-ever-recorded video footage of Michael Jackson rehearsing for his upcoming London tour.

It was kind of spooky.  Almost as creepy as the time my grandmother gave us all a framed family photograph for Christmas and had my dead grandfather superimposed in it. (I can never look at that photo now because all I see is the face of my grandfather sticking out on a weird angle  - the fact that he was dead when that photo was taken is just too much to handle).

Needless to say, it reminded me of that Michael Jackson clip; it has these almost sinister and eery connotations to it - you feel like you're watching something you shouldn't be but are watching anyway; you're being let it in to view something that never is . . .

What was also spooky about the video is Michael Jackson's physique!  A friend said to me the other day that at 6"1 he only weighs 45kilos - that's crazy!  Well, it certainly shows in this video - his skelleton frame looks at breaking point and his face has that whiteish pasty look (like the living dead really).

And while we commiserate and mourn over the loss of such a pop King - he was a legend no matter how weird he became, maybe it was his time to go: hard childhood, broken relationships, media damnation and public humiliation, money troubles, health problems for Africa - he had more than his fair share of issues.

Its picked that the film crew taping Michael's last rehearsals have enough footage to put together a whole show.  I'm sure the final-film will fly off the shelves, but for what reason?  So we can appreciate the music of this great performer? Or, so we can keep something that Michael Jackson never knew would come in to fruition - the final pieces of himself?



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