Anyone NOT playing Michael Jackson

Jeff Romard

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After the documentary I know a lot of radio stations dumped his music....Any of you guys refuse to play Michael?

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Jeff Romard

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Yeah, I dont know yet, I have a few of his songs in the 80's playlist for tomorrows wedding, I havent pulled them yet, and not sure I am going to right this moment.
The way I figure it is if I don't play them I probably shouldn't play Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Steve Tyler and dozens more too. I don't know if either are guilty or not but I'm playing the music not the personality flaws
 

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The way I figure it is if I don't play them I probably shouldn't play Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Steve Tyler and dozens more too. I don't know if either are guilty or not but I'm playing the music not the personality flaws
You make a valid point Jeff, there are a lot of other artist we shouldn't play then if we stop playing MJ, my feeling on this, and I havent watched the documentary and I have no plans too, this is going to blow over quickly I think like most things do these days in the short attention span society we live in now, and I could be wrong too , so ....
 

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The way I figure it is if I don't play them I probably shouldn't play Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Steve Tyler and dozens more too. I don't know if either are guilty or not but I'm playing the music not the personality flaws
ELVIS???... What did Elvis do? If you’re talking about dating an under age Priscilla, he had her parent’s permission, AND he married her. According to her own autobiography, she was a virgin and she and Elvis did not have sex until their wedding night.
 
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ELVIS???... What did Elvis do? If you’re talking about dating an under age Priscilla, he had her parent’s permission, AND he married her. According to her own autobiography, she was a virgin and she and Elvis did not have sex until their wedding night.

So did Chuck Berry and he went to jail for crossing state lines. Steven Tyler had permission too. I personally don’t care but if one was to judge Michael on basis of morals the others should be by the same standard


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Lots of horrible people before MJ ... Jeff mentioned some ...
Johnny Cash
Elvis
Johnny Paychex
Chuck Berry
Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
Steven Tyler
Richard Wagner (classical composer)
Frank Sinatra

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So did Chuck Berry and he went to jail for crossing state lines. Steven Tyler had permission too. I personally don’t care but if one was to judge Michael on basis of morals the others should be by the same standard


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Yeah... But we have Priscilla’s side of the story. I have never read the accounts of the girls Chuck Berry, Steven Tyler, or Jerry Lee Lewis were involved with. Might be an interesting read though.

As for Michael Jackson, I can’t tell which stories are true, and which are not. Maybe they’re ALL true??? Who knows??? I like getting both sides of a story when there’s NO MONEY involved, but that’s not the case with Jackson’s accusers.
 

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We are not the music police. I will still play his music. R Kelly...I don't play his stuff unless it was requested any way. I have no problem playing Ignition when someone requests it at an event.

MJ's music is much more appropriate to play than a lot of the crap that is being played today any way.

People seem to be okay with drag queens reading books to little kids at the libraries, and Men going into the womens public bathrooms as long as they say they "identify as a woman", but they want to ban good music from Michael Jackson 10 years after he died? SMH.

I think DJs shouls stay away from the political and media arena when it comes to what not to play out there.
 
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We are not the music police. I will still play his music. R Kelly...I don't play his stuff unless it was requested any way. I have no problem playing Ignition when someone requests it at an event.

MJ's music is much more appropriate to play than a lot of the crap that is being played today any way.

People seem to be okay with drag queens reading books to little kids at the libraries, and Men going into the womens public bathrooms as long as they say they "identify as a woman", but they want to ban good music from Michael Jackson 10 years after he died? SMH.

I think DJs shouls stay away from the political and media arena when it comes to what not to play out there.
Agreed...If the client asks for it not to be played I don't care their reasoning I won't play it same if it stops working but other than that I'll be playing him...
 
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... and Men going into the womens public bathrooms as long as they say they "identify as a woman"
While this is true, it takes much more than just 'saying' you identify as a woman in order to use the womens room - and vice versa.

The funny part is if a 'straight' person is offended, the facility has to come up with a way to move the offended person - such as force them to use a private unisex bathroom - instead of building a private unisex bathroom for a transgender person to use.
 
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steve149

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While this is true, it takes much more than just 'saying' you identify as a woman in order to use the womens room - and vice versa.

The funny part is if a 'straight' person is offended, the facility has to come up with a way to move the offended person - such as force them to use a private unisex bathroom - instead of building a private unisex bathroom for a transgender person to use.
Unfortunately, in some places, it does just require you "saying" it .. and that's one of the pitfalls.
 

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Based on the information available, you can be arrested for entering the opposite gender restroom if you don't 'identify' as that gender. 'Identifying' takes more than 'saying'.