Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Motown 25th Anniversary

I was very sad to hear the news of Michael Jackson's death last week. This, for me, and for many is one of his finest performances. In fact, its probably one of the finest TV performances of any artist ever.

There's been so much crap written about this man over the years that I have no idea what is true and what is pure lies. Interestingly I've never heard anyone close to him speak of him in bad or negative terms, ever.

Was he weird or wacko? Anyone who lives a life like his must be different. How could you be normal living the life he lived? Being on stage and famous from the age of five. I wouldn't wish fame on anyone. How awful it must be to be followed around all your life with people watching everything you do and say, fliming you and constantly taking photos or everything you do. He could never do the normal things we do, like going to the shops for a pint of milk, or popping dopwn to a bar for a drink, or sunbathingon a beach. Of course he was different.

Anyway, we've lost a superstar. How disappointing and how sad, especially as we were looking foward to his comeback.

I remember seeing him in one of his last public performances just a few years back, maybe it was the MTV awards when he came out just at the end of a song from another group (maybe NSysnch?). All he did was make a few dance moves but his presence was huge, dramatic, exciting, superb!

RIP (but they won't let him will they?).

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