When I were but a wee lad, I happened to hear the first broadcast of Michael Jackson's Black and White, amidst much fanfare, on BBC Radio 1. Immediately afterwards, the show moved to a phone-in quiz, and the DJ asked the first caller what he thought of Jacko's latest song.
'Pretty crap,' the caller replied, and so the DJ hung up on him.
As the web collapses under the weight of Jacko's passing, I think that it is worth pointing out that there are still far more important things happening in the world right now. And, with no callousness intended whatsoever, that there were always those who thought he was, well, pretty crap.