You can’t run a website dedicated to pop culture and not mention this. I actually found about the death of Michael Jackson before most of the internet was even reporting it, but wasn’t sure what to post up. I am hardly the hugest fan of Jackson, but anyone who grew up in the 1980’s was a fan of at least some of his songs.

Michael Jackson’s Thriller album can still stand toe to toe with any album out there today. As a kid I even had one of those red Michael Jackson coats that could unzip at the sleeves. Good times. I’m sad to hear he died despite all the calamity that he has been caught up in the last few years. Going from pop star to freak show.

I’ve never been afraid to blast some Billie Jean or play any other of the classics in the radio. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a whole lot of MJ stuff in the weeks ahead. But if I can sum up Michael Jackson’s influence in one statement it’d be that upon his death, MTV is playing music videos again. A fitting tribute to the man who basically built the genre.

And the deaths continue in threes. Something I was eerily thinking about earlier today when I read that Farrah Fawcett had died. I wondered who would be next, but I never could have imagined.

Edit: Larry King just said it best:

“What’s coming now… Stories about what Michael Jackson did to me. The tabloids next week are going to be horror stories. In this realm that is the calmness, let’s miss what was his talent. He gave us his talent and we sure did enjoy that.”

4 Responses to Michael Jackson 1958-2009

  • Hero_UK says:

    I’ve had to un-facebook a couple of book for ignorant remarks already. It’s a shame people have to be so nasty when somebody famous has died. Truth is, a lot of people have died today.

    What some also seem to forget is that MJ also has a couple of kids of his own. It will now be a very difficult time for his two sons.

    Whether Jacko would have went ahead with the final shows remains unknown. It did look very unlikely. I will certainly reminise about the talent and good entertainment Jacko did in his prime.

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  • Anonymous says:

    It is truly sad when people have nothing good to say. My mom taught me when you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything. Because the moment you open your mouth people know how ignorant you are. I say that to say this, MJ deserves to be remembered for the fun loving person he was. Was he perfect? No, but neither are we. He was a husband (once or twice), a father, a brother, an uncle, and most of all a mothers’ child. Let him rest in peace, say nothing if it is not pleasing to God. That is, if you know Him.

  • Anonymous says:

    hey my name is Laquana, and i would like to say, i grew up on michael jackson’s music,i loved his song’s, his video’s even the movie the wiz. I only wished i could have had the chance to work with him on some of his song’s, dances, video’s and e.t.c. I really hate the fact that people hurt him in always possiable how could you talk bad about someone! everytime i heard on the darn news he was being blabbed out by ignorant people it made me cry and sick to my stomach. i feel that people who don’t have anything nice to say about someone should drop dead they darn self. i love you michael jackson you will always be in my heart until we meet in the near future my dream will finally come true and that is to finally work with you. mwa

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