Friday, June 26, 2009

I feel a little sick about Michael Jackson's death.
When celebrities younger than me die, I'm reminded that part of my history is dying with them.
Since I was 12 I knew of Michael Jackson's talent. He was such a cute little boy in the Jackson 5, so cute I never noticed his other brothers, and still can't identify any of them on sight.
When MJ went solo and his debut album, "Off the Wall" came out, all the clubs I frequented played cuts from it constantly. I fell in love a few times to the beat of that soundtrack.
Same with "Thriller." What an amazing piece of work that was.
His tortured personal life and allegations aside, we lost a musical genius and a hell of a dancer yesterday.
And the 80's have officially ended.

7 comments:

Dusty said...

Good post KZ. This line goes for me too:

He was such a cute little boy in the Jackson 5, so cute I never noticed his other brothers, and still can't identify any of them on sight.

bigsis said...

I'm thinking Sanford is loving the commotion being diverted from him.

Dusty, you may as well shut off the tv or rent some movies because the shit hasn't even begun to hit the fan yet.

nonnie9999 said...

what will they do when they run out of coverage? oh, i know! they'll do an in-depth investigation as to whether or not jacko was the real father of anna nicole's baby and prince harry. honestly, the over-the-top coverage is unseemly, icky, and disrespectful. it strikes me as rather ironic that celebs get this kind of 24/7 coverage, and gerald ford--an ex-president!!!--got about a 5 minute mention.

oops, gotta go! the lou dobbs show is exploring whether jacko was an illegal alien!

Karen Zipdrive said...

I left the TV off all day. I may leave it off all night or watch DVD's instead of hearing the same crap over and over.

FranIAm said...

*sigh*

It is really sad in so many ways.

Good bye Michael.

Rick said...

Putting aside his musical abilities I will always see Jackson as a druggie and pedophile. No amount of musical ability can ever forgive mis treatment of children.

Sanford is not much better--he should resign.

Fran said...

As I braved a little news today, it is looking like MJ was mixing lots of different Rx meds.
Oxy & Demerol.

When you are 50 your body does not do the same stuff it did at age 10 thru 30!

Now they are saying the Nanny had to regularly pump Jackson's stomach because of drug concoctions.

Yea.... that's normal.

NOT!

MJ was a tormented soul, so I hope he finally at peace.