I'm sure by now you have all heard the news about Michael Jackson, I'm still completely stunned and ever since I saw the news I haven't been able to really believe it. It was just completely sudden and unexpected that when my brother-in-law called my sister to tell her the news I quickly changed the channel, but everyone wsa reporting that he had been in the hospital and a sense of relief came over me. It wasn't until later when I kept watching the news that they made the news official...The King of Pop was gone. Even a couple of hours since it's happened I'm still sitting here thinking that this has to be some sort of huge prank and we're all getting punked right now, and while I wish that was true and that every news station would take back what they said, I know it's not going to happen. I still haven't even had a moment to be sad and grieve only because I'm still like...Am I dreaming? Did this really just happen? It's Michael Jackson and I thought it would be a very long time until I, or the rest of the world would've expected to see news like these and yet everyone is still trying to process it. Even right now I'm still not sure of what to say or how to begin to talk about Michael and his musical achievements because then it'll all be too real. I can't even begin to know how his family must be feeling right now, especially his kids, it's just heartbreaking to even think about it.
Sure I may not have been around when he had first started off his musical career and I wasn't even born by the time Thriller
his biggest album to date came out, but thankfully I had parents and siblings who appreciated his music. My dad was a fan of the Jackson 5 and even had the priviledge of watching them perform when he was a teenager, that's so lucky of him and that is always one of his fondest memories and a story he often likes to tell. My sister was also lucky enough to have loved his music when he had released his first album and continued to be a fan of his throughout the 80's and 90's. During the 1990's is when I can remember Michael Jackson thanks to my sister always blasting his music and my brother always saying how cool he thought he was. I was a little kid who was always in awe of his dance moves and loved watching Black & White
because it was one that was on at the time and of course having a crush on Macaulay Culkin at the time helped. The older I got, the more I started listening to his music and appreciated it completely. Every single time they'd have some kind of marathon of his I'd always make sure to sit around and watch it with my family, and I remember they always used to show The Making of Thriller on MTV during Halloween. That video and song is and will always be one of my favorites simply because he was the first to take the music video to a whole new level and because everytime I saw the video it would scare the living daylights out of me. Evertime the beat starts I get chills running up and down my spine and I have to start the twitch and start the Thriller dance. ( The rest because I have a lot to say...Collapse )
Because I couldn't pick just one video from Youtube to embedd...go to the Michael Jackson channel on youtube...CLICK
Not to be forgotten, R.I.P. to Farrah Fawcett because that was just as WTF and she was such an icon. I'm just sorry that I don't have many memories of her because she was far before my time, but I know my brother and my mom were super upset about that one as well. All I can remember is that one iconic poster that everyone to this day still has hanging on their wall, and that I always thought she was so beautiful. Every single time I'd watch an old episode of Charlie's Angels I always thought about wanting to secretly be her. >_> It was so sad that she lost her battle with cancer, but to everyone's comfort she is no longer suffering and she will always be remembered by everyone who was a huge fan of hers. She was also someone else who will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to Farrah's and Michael's families.