Jun 25, 2009

 
MICHAEL JACKSON (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009)
 
Right now I am completely speechless.  I've been trying to sit here and think of a way to describe what Michael Jackson means to me.  It's sad that we don't appreciate our icons until they are gone and then we want to talk about how great they are after they've passed and gone.  Well, I have always and will always be a fan of M.J.  The man is the King of Pop for a reason.  Selling more than 750 million albums; you tell me who is even coming close to that.  Michael Jackson is the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) and I dare anybody challenge me on that.  I sat and watched CNN's coverage of this icon's death and the only thing they can seem to focus on is his damn finances.  Are you serious right now?  It seems as though as soon as Michael bought the Beatle's catalog he had a target on his back and the media never gave up until it finally killed him. 
 
I'm still in a state of disbelief right now.  I realize things come in 3's.  I was just talking to some co-workers about how Ed McMahon had died and then Farrah Fawcett.  So there was only a matter of time before there was a third.  I knew the third one was going to be a big one, but never did I expect it to be The King.  I am speechless.  I'm sitting here trying to think of my favorite Michael song, but to choose one is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child.  It's incomprehensible for me to just have one favorite M.J. song.  I seriously can't believe he is gone.
 
 
 
 
 

 

3 comments:

  1. Michael Jackson was not in a group of "3." There was David Carradine also of "Kill Bill" fame and the "kung Fu" western TV series. Also, MJ was targeted as you stated. He did a major "fauxpaus" among entertainers. You respect your own. After working so closely with Sir Paul McCartney and making much money with him, MJ had the gall to outbid Paul on someting very personal to Paul. It is frustrating to Paul that he has to pay music royalties of his own written music. MJ knew this personally as an entertainer, and he still outbid his new collaborative friend Paul, anyway. Ever heard of "Black or White" or, Ebony and Ivory"? These songs are based on reaching out across cultural divides and making friends, building trust. MJ betrayed this trust. For a moment, MJ thought that with all his talents, entertainment ingenuity, money, popularity after "Billy Jean" and "Thriller" that he was blessed, he couldn't be touched. This momentary lapse is what cursed him, why the media targeted him. MJ publicly betrayed a friend.

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  2. Something else, Sir Paul McCartney, the gentleman that he is, realizing that Michael Jackson "dissed" him by outbidding and purchasing the Beatles Catalog, "just let it go." Paul never made any negative statements about MJ. Michael Jackson's Karma took care of that.

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  3. The Beatles sold more and better music, by far.

    Michael Jackson
    Boy lover,
    "Closet QUEEN Of Pop !!

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