Thursday, June 25, 2009
First the facts. Nearly two weeks before Michael Jackson was scheduled to revive his career...You know what, forget all that. The news can give you logistics and by now I'm sure everyone knows. In fact, I think it would be safe to say that you are not human if the news of MJ's death doesn't effect your heart in some way. To say that this moment is surreal would be an understatement. Let's take a moment to reflect.
Some say the "King of Pop" but lets just be real. Michael Jackson is the King of Music as we know it today. He's the greatest entertainter to ever live. I use to kinda joke around and say that when a baby was born, he/she would know Michael Jackson. All of your favorite artists today listened to, appreciated, and in some way were influenced by his music. If I made a list the names would take up the whole page, every genre included. We all can recite numerous lyrics and with over 750 million records sold to this day I'm sure most of the world could sing as one. Take a moment to think, When was the first time you did the moonwalk or spun around in your mirror? How many times did you do the signature MJ scream, Wooohooo, Heeeheee!? Is it possible to even count the number of us who dressed up like Mike for Halloween? Or even portrayed him in talent shows? Won dance contests with his moves? From 5yrs old to the elders whose time is almost up, we KNOW Michael Jackson. Some of us have painted different pictures in our mind when we think of him but whatever picture you paint, its a masterpiece that's left an impression in our hearts and in music as we know it. TODAY, June 25th 2009, will forever be, "The Day that Michael Jackson Died". You'll remember where you were and how you felt at the exact moment when you heard those words. Michael Jackson's LIFE was music so whichever picture above represents MJ in your lifetime, remember him well.
There's no way I could do justice sharing all the moments we remember in one post, so let's do it together. Share you favorite MJ song, moment or experience. Lets pay respect where it's due and know that he's in a better place with our true KING, our Lord and Savior. Rest in Peace brotha.