Friday, June 26, 2009
Michael Jackson: 1958 - 2009
I'm still in shock that MJ is gone. Like millions of others, I grew up with his music. My sister introduced me to The Jackson 5 and Michael (thanks Steph!) when I was a very little person. Billie Jean, I Want You Back, ABC, The Way You Make Me Feel, Thriller (amazing how that video still creeps me out), Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Bad and the list goes on. There were routines with friends, lip syncs, mixed tapes and many failed attempts to moonwalk. The Jackson 5 will always remind me of summers at my cottage and Michael Jackson will always remind me of being young and thinking I had the coolest sister in the whole world who listened to the coolest music. I remember staring at his poster on Steph's bedroom wall and thinking wow, that guy is awesome. Found a picture online of that exact poster..oh the eighties.
Say what you want about him but let's remember that Michael Jackson was a musical genius and universally inspiring. King of Pop indeed.
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."
- Michael Jackson