Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael* Joseph Jackson (August 29 1958 - June 25 2009)

I was on my way to work this morning and the first thing I heard as i entered the studio "Micheal Jackson has passed away...". I was shocked and quickly asked the Pagi Show when they were off air, whether it was true? Mind you this was 5 in the morning and many of the Major News like CNN and BBC were still in the dark but TMZ got the scoop first. Apparently an insider in the hospital confirmed that Micheal Jackson had indeed passed away due to a heart attack.

Within One hour I could see as i was searching for my news, one by one everyone started to post up on their website headlines, Twitter, Facebook, you name it and everything online reported that MJ had officially passed on.

I was deeply sadden by this news as he was the person you loved to make fun off, the person who inspired you with his song and his style of dressing was so unique, so iconic that you can't deny it. Seriously if i were to walk out with a white glove on my hand who do think I'm trying to copy? It's definitely not bugs bunny.

I remember the first Micheal Jackson song i ever heard was "Heal the World" and it made me go wow that's a nice song with a cool message... that was until my best friend at the time told me about his weirdo lifestyle. Never the less, I grew up with MJ, respected,loved, laughed at and occasionally parodied. He was such an Icon!

You can see that many tried to emulate MJ, especially his Thriller dance sequence...

The Original...
The Sequence Cameo/Parody in the music video Clint Eastwood by Guerillaz...

Even Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers got in on the action!!!!

Not to mention MJ's Unique personality inspired many great movie characters like Johnny Depp's rendition of Willy Wonka!

Not to forget, He was also the source of numerous parodies on SNL and numerous movies!





And top it all off, Covers of his song done by many musicians from Fall Out Boy to Alien Ant Farm have come over the years!







Rest In Peace MJ... You will be missed.

*Thank you Amrita for spellchecking Michael Jackson's name for me. I would be nothing without you... (add her @vanillasuicide on twitter! She's awesome!)


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6 comments:

Umi said...

Flashback --- I was a freshman in college when Beat it was a hit. It was his ability to dance and sing which was different. Good research on your part :-), not many would do it. All good things come to an end, no matter how much one wants to resist it. That was what promised to us..May he rest in peace and thanks for entertaining us all those years. Just wished his life was not too mess up...

LoNeRaNgerSpEaK said...

rUMORS Said MJ is muslim...erm..
is it true?

eMilyism said...

It was rumored that he is a muslim. We shall see.

Moe Nasrul said...

There were rumors yes because at one point he supposedly was involved with an African-american Muslim group called the "Brothers of Islam".

But no official statements or proclimations on MJ or his spokespersons part were ever made.

Mandy said...

He played a big part in my childhood. I remembered watching 'MOONWALK' DVR for hundreds of times, day in day out, week in and week out, and I still remember most part of the show. It was the best show on earth for me during that time. LOoney Tunes and Mickey Mouse was crap to me at that time. I was all over him. even when I was only 5 years old??? I still couldnt believe or even want to for that matter to acknowledge that he is gone.

those who had made fun or accused him for child molestation or what not, SHOULD be ashamed of themselves! He's one a of a kind, for sure. He's a legend, he will always be remembered as a King of Pop and a true artist!

Sighs...

emily said...

Ya Julia told me that you mmg gila MJ hardcore LOL. I truly agreed with you that he is truly a legend.