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6/25/2009 07:09:00 PM Edit This 5 Comments »
Reed read my blog tonight and asked why I hadn't written anything about Michael Jackson yet. I'm not sure why he cared because when I told him about the news he started laughing at me! Ah well, I still love him even when he makes fun of me.

So, my family went to Disneyland when I was around 4 years old. We saw a 3-D movie there that starred Michael Jackson as a captain of some spacefaring vessel and there was singing and dancing and a storyline that I don't remember. I was very confused about how a person named Michael Jackson could look and sound so girly. Later on I remember driving in a van with my family to a park and listening to an audio cassette of Michael Jackson's album Bad. My favorite song was Man in the Mirror and even at a young age I listened to the lyrics and found them to be very powerful. That song continues to be my favorite MJ song of all time and it started a love of his music. My dad bought the HIStory CD set and I listened to it so much that when I went away to college he let me take it with me!

I don't really know why he turned all weird and psychotic but I'm sure he had a legitimate reason. Bottom line is that a piece of music history would have been lost if Michael Jackson had not been born. Where would artists like Justin Timberlake have gotten their inspiration? Who would have invented moonwalking? Where would the 20-minute long music video be? I'm sure my family will make fun of me for posting this :) I would like to go on record as saying that I didn't cry when I heard the news, I'm not that crazy.

In tribute, here is my favorite song being performed at the 1988 Grammy's, complete with gospel choir.

5 comments:

Lindey said...

Aaah, I'll admit to laughing when I heard he died too. GO REED! I mean...Rest in peace? I dunno, I never really liked him.

Suki said...

I'm hesitant about the legitimate reason for going psycho...

susette said...

well, no matter what happened after he snapped in the early 90s, he was amazing and i love his music. i am also mourning, so we can reminisce together tomorrow night while enjoying the musical beauty of linda eder. others may poke fun, but i understand. :)

Melody said...

I think the reason I don't like Michael Jackson is because I don't remember him being normal and making the good music he made before that. My first memory of him was the song "Heal the World" when I was in 1st or 2nd grade, and past that... he was nuts. Haha. But he did have some good stuff now that I've been introduced to it later in my life.

As for Andrew, I took him to the doc's like... 2 weeks ago, and at that point he was 20 lbs 3 oz. He gained 1 1/2 in a month, so probably by the time I take him mid-July, he'll be 22 lbs. My boy is a monster! lol.

Kimmi Laulusa said...

"legitimate reasons" hmmmm. Do you mean real life influences? or something else? After all, he made the choices, did he not? I have often thought being a plain, ordinary person has big advantages. I'm not sure I would be strong enough to deal with beauty, fame, big talent, hangers on......... I really admire people who manage to walk in that world and somehow remain, I don't know, grounded.

tal