TV Guide Michael Jackson Issue, from December of 1999. A MINT copy of this important piece of peripheral Jacksonia, from a decade before his tragic death. An almost spooky cover portrait portends an interview within filled with sunshine and shadow, a rare candid glimpse at a very, very troubled genius, trying ever so hard to keep up with the moniker "King of Pop". Here is but one piece of this incredible and prophetic interview: "TV Guide: At 41, are you happy?
Michael: Well, I usually am happy. I don't let anything get me down, no matter what. I like to hear the sound of water, and birds chirping and laughter, you know. I love all the real, natural, innocent things. I would never go to a party or a club. I did that when I was a kid, and I don't care to do that anymore.
TV Guide: I found it jarring to read a recent quote in which you said that if it weren't for your desire to help the children of the world, you'd throw in the towel and kill yourself. Do you really feel that way?
Michael: I always have. 'Cause I would feel I have nothing to live for.
TV Guide: Not even for yourself and your own creativity?
Michael: I wouldn't care. Everything I create is inspired by that kind of innocence. And nature, it's everything. It has to be. I mean, that's it."
Aside from the MJ piece, this issue is a treasure-trove of TV info from the 90's in the old TV Guide digest-size format. Don't you just love their crossword puzzles with hard-hitting questions like "Yabba-Dabba-_____" for 3 across? If you loved his music or are just a student of pop culture, you need this issue for your collection. Only one in stock.