Monday, June 29, 2009

Moonwalker

It has taken be my surprise just how upset I have been over Michael Jackson's death.
I was at a bar when the news spread like wild fire and at first I didn't believe it.
Then I felt something in my gut drop and I covered up with a sarcastic comment about how sad that was but how fucked up he was.
Then the news changed and people said he was in the hospital.
Then it was confirmed. Michael Jackson is dead.
And the world started to weep.
The whole weekend radio stations played his songs while Mike and I moved into our new apartment and I stayed up washing dishes while singing all of my favorite songs that I obsessively listened to as a kid.
The more songs that came on the radio, the more I got upset, saddened, and remembered things that were long forgotten.
Like how I used to watch "Moonwalker" every day after I came home from school.
The choreography to "Smooth Criminal" in that movie is by far one of the best dances EVER.
If I knew how to upload it, I would, but for now, please check out this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmN0dwDR1wo
Michael Jackson was the greatest star of all time as well as the most controversial and perhaps most disturbed. If you've ever seen his video to "Leave Me Alone" there is something chilling. This was a man that was created and destroyed by the very culture that loved him so much. We all know the story, we all saw the descent. But how fortunate for us that we are left with such an amazing musical mark in history that touched so many, influenced an entire culture and inspired people to "Heal the World," Stop and look at the "Man in the Mirror," and was one of the first artists to force people to look at the situation in Africa. One fan can only hope, that the good that this artist brought to the world will be more remembered than the craziness and controversy he is more often associated with. Michael Jackson will forever me be one of my most favorite and admired artists and I hope that he is finally getting the peace he was nevver afforded in this life.

2 comments:

Carmen said...

gaspar also sent me the link to this video. it's pretty spectacular

Carmen said...

gaspar also sent me the link to this video. it's pretty spectacular