Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm having a bit of a hard time processing this week. First there was the Metro accident on the red line on Monday, Farah Faucett passing away, Ed McMahon's death, continuing struggles in Iran, the S.Carolina governor's absurd story, and now reports of Michael Jackson's death. Huh. Love or hate Michael, but he changed the landscape of popular music. Thriller? Mindblowing, even today. Really, it's too bad we didn't get more of his genius the past 15 years, but I won't dwell on the past 20 years when he seemed to destroy it all. No, rather I'm thinking of his years as that little boy of Jackson Five and the albums of the early 80s. Michael Jackson, may you rest in peace.

(The "First" Moonwalk shown on live TV is at 3:40. )


Steve said...

I've always felt that his "odd" ways were part of his genius that 99.9% of us will never come close to matching. I don't think there ever was or ever will be a more famous person in the world! Hopefully, for the first time in his life, he is finally happy and not lonely.

Sherpa said...

I agree. Most geniuses are "odd" (but then oddness doesn't make one a genius)

I completely agree. May he rest in peace.

Putz said...

if oddness were a qualifiyer then i wpuld have been genius when i was born...and everyone wopuld have heard about me and worshiped my genius, but oddness and not genius is what i am stuck with