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. )