Saturday, 27 June 2009

Something For The Weekend...

.... and tissues ready...



Yep, I know Ben was a pet rat but this always makes me cry...

32 comments:

Dave said...

Stop this maudlin whining.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Dave: Tsk. I wasn't a fan... but as I've said on another blog - he was always there in the background. Admittedly I am a little tired of hearing Thriller... which is a shame because it'll probably be number 1 until Christmas...
Sx

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet :I shall be conducting my own tribute at the sink of Cafe C ,by wearing only one gold lame rubber glove , letting out random squeaks and grabbing my crotch a lot

Dave said...

I don't think I've ever heard Thriller. Not all the way through, anyway. I'm not a great fan of popular music, as you may have gathered.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Beastie: So a typical day, all in all?

Dave: Good gracious... I don't know what to say!

Sx

Chairman Bill said...

Not one of his better tunes. Was it a solo effort or as part of the then popular singing combo, the Jacksons?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Chairman: Good morning, Mr Chairman! This was Jackson's first number one in The States [1972]... and was a film theme...more info... HERE.
Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

I did like that song - it pressed all my sentimental buttons. Now I just remember the face that belonged to the singer at the time it was recorded.

KAZ said...

Me too.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Lulu and Kaz: I was thinking of playing 'One Day in Your Life'... but I would have needed another box of tissues!
Sx

PI said...

Gee thanks Scarlet - I've been feeling tired and emotional all day - this should help. Not.
There was a sick little boy - Ben but maybe they just hi-jacked the song for him.
As a look- alike said M could have ended up in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Anything is better than that. Even death I suppose

Crabbers said...

Dave ,one will not prevent the phenomena popular (Presley,Lennon ...)!

All the tastes are in nature and nature is unaware of the imperfection! the imperfection is a notion of the man who perceives nature. Insofar as we belong to nature!

Whirlochre said...

Am I right in thinking this was recorded before Donny Osmond burst, alien-like, from Jackson's chest?

savannah said...

ben? the rat movie with crispin glover? (too lzy to look...) xoxoxo

enjoy your weekend, sugar! how's the house hunting/letting/selling going?)

Donn said...

When I saw Willard I knew then and there that every kid should command an army of Rats to exact their vengeance on the adult-dictators who ruin our bloody lives with all their f*cking rules...
rules-rules-rules-rules and more bloody rules!

((ATTACK!))

Dugout Daisy said...

Tissues are right here next to me!
;)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Bit too girly for my taste doll, and I would doubt it will ever be a karaoke favourite in homage to your man.

eroswings said...

Awww...I almost want to get a pet rat...almost. I liked Beat It, Bad, They Way You Make Me Feel, but my fave Michael Jackson song is I'll be there.

RIP Michael Jackson

Scarlet-Blue said...

Pat: Sorry Pat! A little bit of Saturday morning soppiness and indulgence on my part!

Crabbers: Well, that all sounded very natural. Would you like us to pose nekkid?
Eh bien, que tout semblait très naturel. Souhaitez-vous que nous posent Nekkid?
Everything I write looks better in French!
Tout ce que je regarde mieux écrire en français!

Mr Whirly: Apparently this was originally offered to young Donny, but he was away on tour and couldn't pop back to record it... good job Jimmy Osmond wasn't around...

Savannah: I've found the synopsis of the film HERE, I think I've seen it once, years ago.
Yep, the house is under offer and now I'm looking for somewhere to rent in Devon... hopefully somewhere with a workshop and a shed where I can blow my horn!

Mr Coppens: Tell me about it! I had a guinea pig... but she used to just sit in the sun and eat.. everything.

Daisy: Oh, I had a proper sniffy morning this morning... it's nostalgia as much as anything else, I think.

Mr Jimmy: Apologies! Indulge me!

Mr Swings: I think 'The Way You Make Me Feel' is my all time fav Jackson track. HERE!

Sx

jekandhyd said...

Must be careful of this kind of thing. I Tweeted, "He didn't know us, we didn't know him, can we all get back to work now please". Within 2 mins, massive thunderstorm. Blast hit the roof of the Mansion House and top floor flooded. I have since Tweeted my apology. (BTW, didn't know "He" used Twitter - do you?)

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Jekand: Ha Ha! I bet! I think it's best to give his fans this time.
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

I will happily admit that I am not the most sensitive of men but I don't feel bad about starting to get fed up of seeing roadside shrines.

Mrs Pouncer said...

Who's loving you? Cx

Gadjo Dilo said...

I'd assumed they were talking about my old mucker Professer Michael A. Jackson of the Open University, and I actually did go into mourning.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Kev: Roadside shrines have been banned in Sussex- or was it Kent? [so I read]. I think they're allowed for two weeks after the accident and then they have to be cleared. Health and safety issues.

MrsP: Hello my sweet... I put the link in your comments box. But also HERE.
Bloody good tune.

Gadj: Damn it! I started my replies before clicking on your link... hang on...

SX

Scarlet-Blue said...

Gadj: It was an easy mistake to make...!
Sx

rokok said...

nobody live forever..just wait our turn
warm regards from:-
--> ROKOKFOREX - EVERYTHING FREE 4 FOREX <--

Crabbers said...

To pose nekkid !! Ensemble !?? :)
Ce serait un exploit très très drôle ! ...

If you think you can or if you think you can't, you're probably right !...

This is not a statement or platonic !!
Rather an example !
In your eyes reflect a torrent of rain star that illuminates the shadow of my nights!
But be careful not to engulf me in this waterfall clear and limpid.
If clear, that even the most fearless man, not meant to run its desires ...
Je suis si mauvais en Anglais ?

Dans vos yeux se reflètent un torrent de pluie d'étoile qui illuminent l'ombre de mes nuits !
Mais prenez garde de ne pas m'engloutir sous cette cascade claire et limpide.
Si limpide, que même l'homme le plus intrépide,ne pourra entend courir ses moindres désirs...
Ou est-ce plus beau en Français ?

Kate Lord Brown said...

Whole thing just seems tragic - all that talent eclipsed by human insecurities (black? white? boys? girls?) Like you wasn't a fan, didn't buy the records but he was part of our pop culture and when you hear what he went through as a little kid - everything else not surprising.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Rocky Roc: Hello and Welcome!!
Indeed!!

Crabbers: It's much more beautiful in French - isn't everything?
Do you look like Sacha Distel in his glory days? This is how I like to imagine you.
Il est bien plus belle en français - n'est pas tout?
Avez-vous ressembler à Sacha Distel jour dans sa gloire? C'est ainsi que je suis comme vous d'imaginer.

Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Kate: I think this is a tragic story that will run and run.
Even today, when I read the papers, the fur was beginning to fly.

Sx

EmmaK said...

I adored MJ but I do wonder if he had a dark side - I feel - and I have no proof here that he sold Bubbles to someone when he got sick of him - maybe to a chimp hair hat manufacturer or such.