Michael Jackson

For all the controversy, he made some wonderful music.

Don’t stop ’til you get enough.

16 replies on “Michael Jackson”

Farrah Fawcett died today as well. Both were icons at different times, though Jackson was obviously on another plane. Sad day.

Farrah Fawcett hurts more, somehow.
I remember when she was IT…her first big splash.
To me, MJ was what came to mind (the glove thing) when I saw Arod’s slap incident…..another symbol of wretched cultural excess.
But then, I always preferred Schubert……….

Horrible day. One of the greatest pop stars of the last century, and author of the greatest music video of all time (it’s Smooth Criminal, NOT Thriller.)
Sad day indeed.

Also regarding Farrah Fawcett… on the radio they were doing a phone topic: “who’s your favorite person whose first and last name start with the same letter?” Someone called in and said “The steroid triplets: Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.”
I thought that was a humorous answer.

Sky Saxon of the Seeds died today as well. Obviously less well known, but noted in certain circles.

“I never got the MJ hype
me neither, but prior to Thriller, he didn’t need any”
Maybe you guys are a little older than me? As a child of the 80’s, MJ was HUGE!

Ath – second on Smooth Criminal, at least for me. That was something.
Anyone young enough to remember “Space Channel 5”? Or that Simpsons episode with “Happy Birthday Lisa”?

Oh, I certainly remember “Happy Birthday Lisa”, Lar. That was right when I got into The Simpsons. Just another weird little star in the legend of Michael Jackson.
The breadth of his catalog really is impressive. We played songs of his at our wedding (this year). That’s how good his music is; it overpowers what a wreck of a person he became. The cold truth, for me, is that it’s a tragedy for those who knew him, but his death prevents him further tarnishing his legacy.

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