LiliAna Rose: There’s something special going on here.

Check out LiliAna Rose, a young folksy youtube phenomenon. There’s a certain special quality to her style, her voice and her delivery. There’s something quite refreshingly authentic about both herself and her music. She’s definitely not your overdone, teenie starlet, like so many pop acts these days. Her first release, Postage Stamp, was a short and sweet number of raw yet appropriately folksy, popsy music. Definitely check her out if you’re a fan of plain good old passionate singing, song writing and honest delivery. Her originals section on her youtube page is a treasure trove for decided fans, as well.

Check out LiliAna Rose, a young folksy youtube phenomenon. There’s a certain special quality to her style, her voice and her delivery. There’s something quite refreshingly authentic about both herself and her music. She’s definitely not your overdone, teenie starlet, like so many pop acts these days. Her first release, Postage Stamp, was a short and sweet number of raw yet appropriately folksy, popsy music. Definitely check her out if you’re a fan of plain good old passionate singing, song writing and honest delivery. Her originals section on her youtube page is a treasure trove for decided fans, as well.

For your instant gratification pleasure, Rose’s original Reach Out is a surprising delight. This is much more produced than her regular fare (even on her cd release) but this song is worth the listen for her performance.

Michael Jackson

I had no reason nor any desire to write about the late Michael Jackson, but I think now there is something that should surface in our minds.

I had no reason nor any desire to write about the late Michael Jackson.

The commotion after his death is a sad commentary on our fetish with idolizing a popular figure posthumously on their merits, we’ve convinced ourselves, even though those merits are the same after death as they were in life.

I saw on the news today a contest for a Michael Jackson Thriller look-a-like / dance-a-like contest. Kids who weren’t even alive when Michael Jackson was on top were showing their moves. Impressive and to be commended, certainly.

Perhaps this time we’ll listen, appreciate and think twice about our slander and jokes while the artist is still alive.

It is told that Michael lived a sad, lonely life on top. Selah.