Thursday, June 25, 2009

Surprised to Feel so Sad...

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It's been a tough week for Hollywood. First, Ed McMahon dies, then Farrah Fawcett loses her battle with cancer, and then...out of nowhere, Michael Jackson, the King of dead. The shocking of these three is Michael Jackson's death. I'm not sure why it's so shocking, but I'm assuming it's shocking because Ed McMahon was 86 years old, Farrah Fawcett had cancer and was 62 years old, but Michael Jackson...he's just...Michael Jackson. He's "Thriller", "Billie Jean", "Beat It". He's the inventor of the moon walk! He gave music a new sound, and who didn't watch his music videos just to see him dance?

I know that Michael Jackson as a person, was very conflicted and disturbed, but his music is what he will mostly be remembered by. In 20 years, when Bree is looking up Michael Jackson's music, she won't know about the many times he was sued and being accused of child molestation. She'll only get to see how great his music was. I'm not quiet old enough to remember any of his music from the 80's, but I do know him. I was introduced to Michael Jackson, and I own his greatest hits album. As long as I can remember, I have known who he is.

It's a sad day to lose both he and Farrah Fawcett; 2 icons in American culture. Michael Jackson was truly the last musical legend. It's now up to the rest of our living musicians, to make legends of themselves.

"I was thinking I would miss the rain. I wonder if you can experience the rain in Heaven, if God will let you dip your wings down..." - Farrah Fawcett

And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.” - Michael Jackson


Mother Mayhem said...

It would be nice if people would only remember the good things about people (famous or not) when they pass.

Samantha said...

I know, and I think, in a few years, he will be remembered for his music. Kind of like in football. In the end, the only thing that matters is the points...not how they played during the game, but the points.