Friday, June 26, 2009

An Era Gone

I will be the first to admit that the last 15 years or so, the name "Wacko Jacko" was much more fitting for him. But I vividly remember dancing to the Bad and We Are The World records (for the younger set....records look like gigantic CD's and preceded tapes....we're talking old school!) as a little kid. I did a recital dance to Man In The Mirror. Oh, Michael Jackson and I go way back. He was strange. But incredibly brilliant.

And I am grossly curious to know what happens to his children. I sadly predict that the mother of the older two will have a court battle similar to that Larry guy who fathered Anna Nicole Smith's daughter.

You know this is big news when it is even on CNN around the clock. Anyone else find that strange?


Buford Betty said...

I don't know... not so strange really b/c he is such an American icon. Whacko indeed, especially in his later years, but he was a brilliant artist and truly the king of pop. It's so very weird to know he's dead. I have so many childhood memories wrapped around his music. It's nuts!

preppyinnewengland said...

Agreed. It's such a shame the tragic turn of his life in the last 15 years or so...he should be remembered for what he contributed to the music scene hopefully and not all the other stuff! I have such fond memories dancing with my girlfriends to everything Michael and the Jackson 5! And now its coming out more and more of his drug use! We will only get the truth years to come in a book by his children.

Gracie Beth said...

I feel bad for the mother of his children because she legally has the right to him and Jackson's mother released a statement today that she is going to fight her...Ugh why can't they just be civilized.

Justin said...

Old school? Let's talk about Motown. Listen to the Jackson Five. Some people say that Michael peaked at 12 years old.

Rebecca Jill said...

My Thriller album in 33" form is still at my parents' house.
At my dance recital at the end of my fourth grade school year, 1983-1984, my jazz dance was to "Beat It." It was the most fun! Good times!

He was never the same for me after "We are the World." My favorite memories are of my favorite song when I was 5 being "Rock With You," and the "Thriller" album. The "Off the Wall" album is great, too.

MissBliss said...

Watching that We are the World video again made me feel like crying... what a simpler and more innocent time! What a great song!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

I think this is so sad. His poor children.


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