Thursday, June 25, 2009

Groove - let the madness in the music get to you. Life aint so bad at all, if you live it off the wall.

The blogosphere and interweb generally will be chocka with posts and thoughts on Michael Jackson who will not age another day past his 50th year on the planet. I guess for most people he'll be frozen in history as a teenager singing with the Jackson Five or at the Motown birthday show doing that amazing version of Billie Jean, rather than as the freakish fifty year old man he became. Everywhere I went today people were telling me that Michael Jackson died. No one seemed particularly sad about that though. Instead there was a sharing of cruel/stoopid jokes that referred to Michael's predilection for the company of young children, or else a kind of resignation, as if this was just another of his weird behaviours. The music will be forgotten for a while but then we'll rediscover his genius. We're a strange bunch - humans.

Top 5 MJ moments/songs: The video to Beat it; Jackson Five 's ABC and I'll Be There; The whole of Off The Wall; the Motown 25th bash with Billie Jean and the moonwalk; and The Making of Thriller video that pictures him clowning around with Jon Landis and cast.

Some magic moments from a real iconic figure from the 20th century (let's not dwell on the last 9 years).

Remember him this way:

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