I’ve been too much on the outskirts of the new Michael Jackson documentary, but Kottke’s Observations on Leaving Neverland finally broke through the wall. It is, dare I say, a must-read. His quote from Wesley Morris’s Michael Jackson Cast a Spell. ‘Leaving Neverland’ Breaks It. really stuck with me as well:
Michael Jackson’s music isn’t a meal. It’s more elemental than that. It’s the salt, pepper, olive oil and butter. His music is how you start. And the music made from that — that music is everywhere, too. Where would the cancellation begin?