Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson

Even if I wasn't sixteen or even thirty when Michael Jackson was at his prime, I find myself mourning his demise.  I loved to watch him perform and I always wanted a red jacket with gold epaulettes.  I was born to wear such a jacket.  We gave Ed a sequined glove for one of his birthdays (it cost way too much).  One of the better gifts.  Everyone wore that glove at least once.  Later, I wrote a roadshow where I had a large group of seventy-somethings sing "Bad." They were hilarious.

I thought he was beautiful before he had himself cut into little pieces.  Someone didn't love that boy enough.

5 comments:

Robin said...

I feel the same way. My 12 year old boy has been a fan of MJs early years and dance moves. He was shocked at the death and we both were sad.

Katy said...

I adore that man. We keep watching the video "Smooth Criminal." It's amazing to see how many of his dance steps are used in today's hip-hop.

I would have loved to have seen your "Bad" routine. I'm sure it was hilarious.

ann cannon said...

Yeah, I've been surprised by how really sad I feel. Phil loved Michael Jackson and wore a single baseball glove to church as a little boy in MJ's honor.

erica said...

I saw him in concert during his Bad Tour when I was 12 years old at the Meadowlands. Unforgettable. There will never be another performer like him.

Darlene said...

At 13 I was convinced I was going to marry Michael Jackson. I even sent him a Book of Mormon to increase the odds of us being able to be sealed for eternity . . .

My kids asked, "Why does he look like a girl? What's the big deal about him?" So we made them watch the Thriller video on you-tube and their favorite part was watching their parents do the zombie dance in the kitchen.