I bet you thought Rollie Hatch and I were done discussing each individual track on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous. Well that is a bet you have now lost. How does it feel to be a loser?
Below, the two most recent episodes, covering two of the best songs on the album, and two of our best moments of debate are in there somewhere.
Further below, a photo of Jackson’s simian pal Bubbles circa 2009.
The longest episode of “Yaxzon Jackson” to date includes beer sippin’, multiple “Saturday Night Live” references, a small snit about “We Are The World,” and some wild new mailbag sound effects. Dig in:
Apologies for lapsing into the Brody Stevens impression. #positivepush
“Yaxzon Jackson” soldiers on through Dangerous. Marvel at the link below—it’s your gateway to two hours of discussion about the sixth track, “Can’t Let Her Get Away!”
Highlights: my inability to say “multi-instrumentalist,” Rollie’s ability to receive certified mail in the middle of our podcast, and talk of the infamous MJ/Lisa Marie Presley MTV smooch. Pure sex right in your ear!
Comin’ at ya with a double dose of the “Yaxzon Jackson” podcast. That’s right, two episodes back to back, because my computin’ machine went sunny side up last week and I couldn’t post anything. So technically I’m behind. Technically and every other way.
The good news: at least one entry here covers a Dangerous cut people have actually heard. Imagine that, spending two hours talking about a Michael Jackson song human beings recognize and enjoy!
Thanks for listening.
Episode the third of “Yaxzon Jackson” is out and proud. If you think the King of Pop was above handjob references you’ve clearly never experienced the lusty weirdness of “In The Closet”:
Also: Howard Stern, Boba Fett, and the final(?) word on “Batdance.”
Thanks for listening.
- just noticed the ad Fallon’s holding for their show at the tennis stadium Photoshops the PTMM arms into tennis jackets; nice one
- the new guitarist has Goo Goo Doll hair/air; at least he fits sonically
- I hope I rock a t-shirt as well as Westerberg when I’m fifty
- they sound great, but I’d still like to hear a reunion with Mars back on drums
- the ending tease was cruel; my heart leapt that they might play another
Episode the second of “Yaxzon Jackson” is up and ready to be consumed by you, the eager listener. Dig in to hear Rollie and I discuss “Why You Wanna Trip On Me,” Michael J’s sequel of sorts to “Leave Me Alone” that features zero seconds of rapping from Heavy D:
We also turn the tables this time by having Rollie be the one who is too loud.
Other show notes: I had only been awake for fifteen minutes when we started recording, the construction noises you hear are real, the phone calls you hear are fake, Rollie is still handling all the tech stuff so hats off to him, I struggled hard not to make any Garry Shandling references in this ep.