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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Welcome to the rest of your life....

I don't know... it just sounded good this am. It's what kind of popped in my head when I woke up this am to see Tom Meserau, Michael Jackson's attorney, on the Today show.

Welcome to the rest of your life. You'll do about 10 paid TV interviews at about $2-$5k apiece, you'll get a six figure advance on a book deal for a book that won't sell a million copies and 5 years from now you'll be an analyst for some cable news outlet. You will probably never see the inside of a courtroom again because your fame has priced you out of the realm of reality, but what you lose in legal fees you can make up on the cardboard chicken and paper mashed potatoes public speaking circuit, which I guess can be very fufilling and financially rewarding, as well. But, good or bad, you'll always be the attorney who got Michael Jackson off.

What kind of life is that?

What about Michael Jackson? Welcome to the rest of YOUR life. The only place you can tour now is overseas where people really don't care and where they really haven't been exposed to the overexposed world of the American tabloid media. You'll perform select dates in America, but you're so deeply in debt that whatever you make will instantly go out so that you can cover your multi-hundred-million dollar loans and your equally as large legal bills. People will always remember you for what you were and not for what you are - and you'll forever be a twice accused, once convicted and once settled 45 year old man who said that "there's nothing more loving that sharing your bed with a child."

Welcome to the rest of your life. If you can call that living.

You got your freedom but it cost you the world.

Now, I am not saying he's innocent. Who am I to judge his guilt or innocense... I am just saying that he has an interesting road ahead. It's not one that I could ever imagine going down. Time will tell what is ahead for the so-called King of Pop... and as has been the case for his life from childhood until his acquittal, the world will be watching.

It's morning again in the prison called Neverland.

Welcome to the rest of your life, Michael.