These new Marilyn Manson accusations make me nervous as Johnny’s been friends with him since jump street days. He’s never been my cup of tea but mainly I just hope none of what he’s being accused of influences Johnny’s problems. Let’s hope this spring brings good news to Johnny and that things can become safer sooner than later for everybody.
My problem is not with Marilyn Manson. What is bothering me is that fans can turn on a dime from adulation to condemnation on the basis of information read online. I realize this is a contrarian perspective. I also don't understand the purpose of judging others. I think of all the writers and artists who over the centuries have produced amazing works of art but led lives that were far from sterling. And yes, I know there are those that want to go back in time and toss out anyone whose conduct didn't conform with today's standards.
Let those actually part of Manson's or Depp's life and who have total knowledge of the situation or who have been hurt deal with the person and not in social media. We(as a society) actually know so little about the real time actual lives of any of the people we read about and I think we should steer clear of judgement.
And yes, Johnny has many, many friends who didn't always walk on the righteous side of life. Hardly a one frankly. And that has always been a draw for me. Go down the list, his friends are outliers. That's integral to how he looks at life. I don't know what standard Johnny turns to when deciding whether to make a friend or not. But, I have sure been introduced to a lot of incredible books and music because of the Depp connection.
Again, I realize this won't be a popular post but ever since the news on Manson came out, I have become more and more uncomfortable.
Yes, it’s true what you say about Johnny’s friends and also true that public postings encourage a rush to judgement. However “outlaw” his friends, Johnny has always been so kind to fans, thoughtful of crews. I just don’t want the associations he may have to color judgement in his case with what’s her face. Johnny has meant a lot to me too during many phases of my life and I’m just looking forward to seeing the other side of this whole thing. Some will probably not be convinced but I think his long reputation as a stand-up guy will mean something.
I don’t think Johnny’s been as close to him as we think or as it seems. I believe they only struck a friendship in the late 90s and it’s been an on and off thing. I think they grew closer around the same time he hooked up with Turd, what a coincidence...
Lots of legal-related discussion over at the Zone. The Virginia case postponed until 2022. I don't think the delay is related to the case itself, but rather that the pandemic is affecting timing of cases across the board. People were worrying that the delay will affect JD's career. I don't know. Frankly I like the low key work he is doing and clearly music is good for him. But I remain intensely irritated about the fact that he lost the Grindelwald role. I loved him in that one and boy I am going to avoid that series of movies forever.
Final thought. Will he ever perform in the US again? And not in northern Pennsylvania or New Jersey. I want him in DC or Maryland or Virginia. Like my opinion matters.
I've been trying to keep up with the gist of things even if I'm not following closely. I am frustrated about the delay but not too surprised as covid has affected so many things. Virginia has had it rather bad until recently, too (it's getting better but still has a high positivity rate, and scarce vaccine availability). I haven't heard that Johnny is working now, which does worry me- obviously he originally had the time chalked off for Fantastic Beasts . Same with shows- I think a lot will still be postponed but I look for the day when things start getting scheduled again. I do wish we'd hear something music-wise- there is that album that Johnny should be releasing with Jeff Beck, and every time I see a tweet from Jeff I wonder if it's an announcement (but so far, it's usually been merchandise).
Happy March everyone! . With news being slow let's just keep the same news thread
Funny I was just mentioning the album Johnny was working on with Jeff Beck. Twitter was talking all about it yesterday- Alice Cooper had mentioned in an interview that Johnny and Jeff have finished the album . I hope it will be released soon