Paul Theroux of the Telegraph could not forget the conversation that he had with Michael Jackson. Now that MJ has gone to that big Neverland in the sky, the journalist takes us back to the old interview, which revealed that eccentric as he was, Michael Jackson too was a sucker for video games. Not just any video game too - MJ loved MK.
In the interview, Michael Jackson revealed that he turned to video games, among other things, to help him cope with the intoxication that comes after a concert:
It makes people do strange things. A lot of our famous luminaries become intoxicated because of it they can't handle it. And your adrenaline is at the zenith of the universe after a concert you can't sleep. It's maybe two in the morning and you're wide awake. After coming off stage, you're floating.
How do you handle that?
I watch cartoons. I love cartoons. I play video games. Sometimes I read.
You mean you read books?
Yeah. I love to read short stories and everything.
Any in particular?
Somerset Maugham, he said quickly, and then, pausing at each name: "Whitman. Hemingway. Twain."
What about those video games?
I love X-Man. Pinball. Jurassic Park. The martial arts ones Mortal Kombat.
I played some of the video games at Neverland, [Theroux] said. There was an amazing one called Beast Buster.
Oh, yeah, that's great. I pick each game. That one's maybe too violent, though. I usually take some with me on tour.
When asked how he manages to bring the then big video games with him on tour, Jackson simply replied that they travel with two cargo planes. I don't imagine Jacko doing fatalities though, maybe he's more the Friendship type of finisher.
For the rest of the interview, check out the source link below.
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