It’s Something, Alright: Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”


How we’re meant to take a new Michael Jackson song so thoroughly disconnected from any intelligible context relating to the man, his life, his music, etc.–i.e., anything but his death and subsequent (re) deification–well, who knows. This is it, as it were. Slated for the October 28th theatrical film of the same name and the accompanying double-disc CD, which will have a different, less polished version of this same song on it, along with the usual suspects and that still ominous sounding spoken word poem, “Planet Earth.”