I find myself in real quandary today.
I want to tribute the obvious on this Friday. The talk of the entire fucking world...the loss of a significant player in my childhood development and musical history. Pop icon... color barrier warrior... dancing genius and the best selling artist in history. Period.
Michael Jackson died yesterday at 2.20pm in Los Angeles at the age of 50. Cut at him all you want.
He was surrounded by controversy. It was probably, definitely, true... If OJ did it then Michael did it too. It does say something about his character. It does not say something about his music and the utterly prolific effect its had on humans.
The point is....as the Reverand Al Sharpton said when he spoke following Michael's death...“Michael Jackson made culture accept a person of color, way before Tiger Woods, way before Oprah Winfrey, way before Barack Obama. Michael did with music what they later did in sports and in politics, and in television. And no controversy will erase the historic impact."
Thank you Reverend...well said.
I cannot help but be genuinely sad about the passing of a truly great artist...the first artist who's death I've actually had feelings about. I think this is quite the sad situation.
...and I always thought Elizabeth Taylor would die before Michael. Just another curve ball of 2009.
Rest in Peace Michael Jackson
Today I will be posting various MJ vid greats. Starting with this STUNNER from 88.'