Friday, June 25, 2010

Michael Jackson "Gone too Soon"

Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. This is a reprint of the blog I wrote last year after his death.

I’m bad….you’re “Bad.” In the news, online, and on television…we’re all talking about Michael Jackson. And if you’re like me…you “Don’t stop Til You Get Enough.”

It’s hard not to “Beat It” over and over, but it’s only “Human Nature” that we want to talk about Michael Jackson, play his songs, and remember him after his untimely death at age 50…leaving everyone in a “State of Shock.”

Today is the memorial service for Michael at the Staples Center in LA. It doesn’t matter if you’re “Black or White”…or whether you’re “Billie Jean,” “Ben,” “Dirty Diana”, or some "P.Y.T.(Pretty Young Thing)"…people are gathering together today to “Cry” and celebrate his life.

Michael Jackson was loved worldwide. His music found a way to bring people together and to “Heal The World.” Those of you out there who loved him know that “You Are Not Alone.”

We “Remember the Time” when we first heard him sing and dance with the Jackson 5; a young MJ who easily took the stage and limelight without any nerves or “Butterflies.” From then on, he never had any privacy in his life and I’m sure there were countless times he wanted to “Scream” and yell “Leave Me Alone.”

Over the last few years…when it came down to the “Man in the Mirror”…Michael had become a controversial figure…some thinking he was “Dangerous”...a “Smooth Criminal" and others thinking he was a brilliant artist, a music icon. Regardless of your position, his amazing talent and artistry earned him the title ‘King of Pop.’

Whenever you hear a Michael Jackson song, it makes you want to “Get On The Floor” and “Shake Your Body. It makes you feel like you “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’.

Not only was his music "Workin' Day and Night"…his music videos were always a “Thriller” with their innovative and “Off The Wall” revolutionary approach to telling a story and creating a short film.

As one of his millions and millions of fans “I Can’t Help It”…but I am going to miss him "For All Time." Michael Jackson had a lot of music left to give and has “Gone Too Soon.” “We Are The World” and today we remember, celebrate, and say goodbye to the 'King of Pop.'

Farewell Michael...We’ve loved every song, every dance, and any chance to “Rock With You.”

ps. Happy Birthday Sister Sludge.

1 comment:

big C said...

this is still one of the best blogs!! creative mamasita!