Michael Jackson, You Will Be Honored...And Twittered
The Most Important Event Ever....Will Be Twittered!!!!
Our colleagues at West Coast Sound, the music blog of our sister paper L.A. Weekly, will be in attendance when The Nation Stops at noon tomorrow (Houston time) to give a final send-off to Michael Jackson at Los Angeles' Staples Center. So far Stevie Wonder, Jackson's old Motown boss Berry Gordy, Brooke Shields, Usher, Kobe Bryant, John Mayer, Mariah Carey and many more are scheduled to appear. Weekly music editor Randall Roberts promises to Twitter from the ceremony "when it's not considered vulgar to do so."
Vulgar? As it concerns Michael Jackson? Twitter away, dude.
GOP leaders will apparently not be following the event, because they are all loudly complaining that the coverage of MJ has gone too far. When, oh when, will we ever live in an America where Republican leaders can have televisions that allow them to change channels? Once again the Obama administration has failed us all.
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If you can't get to a TV tomorrow, or on the off chance than CNN chooses not to cover the event, follow the Twitter feed at West Coast Sound. (Follow it even if you're watching TV, for behind-the-scenes stuff that doesn't make the broadcast.)
At the very least, watch the video above of Houstonians doing the Thriller dance at Discovery Green. It's the least you can do.
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