Robin Thicke: last year, you thought his career was over. So did I. His “Paula” album sold two copies. That was a result of his stealing “Got to Give It Up” from Marvin Gaye, passing it off as “Blurred Lines,” sliming all over Miley Cyrus during a national TV performance, screwing around, and then divorcing the beautiful actress Paula Patton, his high school sweet heart.
Thicke was toast.
Now the rehabilitation has begun. Thicke was sent out to perform at charity functions like the wonky amFAR event in Cannes, and places like that. Free publicity. Good works. Now Thicke has a hit single with Nicki Minaj, and threatening a new album. Of course, another single borrowed heavily from a Barry White track, but this time– as opposed to the Marvin Gaye debacle– they just gave White credit.
Now Ken Sunshine’s company says Thicke donated a Yamaha piano “worth $10,000” to a school in East Quogue, Long Island (this is like the Outer Hamptons). He also talked to the students and played a couple of songs for them. He may have cautioned them not to steal other people’s music or cheat on your wife right after she has your baby.
This was all done as a charity deal– Sunshine reps VH-1 Save the Music Foundation. You know, Robin’s always been “a huge supporter of music education,” according to the release.
Well, this is all pretty amusing. F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong. You can have a second act! And a third, and a fourth! Just ask Donald Trump.