Ma ma say ma ma sa, Ma ma coo sa.

Let me jump on the global bandwagon and profess my sadness at Michael Jackson's untimely death. I have loved him for as long as I can remember. I saved up all my allowance and chore money to buy the "Off the Wall" record, my very first musical purchase. I had "Thriller" on both vinyl and cassette. He and I parted ways after "Bad", but I still had the utmost respect for him as a musician and a performer. Sure, it's a bit hypocritical to love him as an artist while being horrified at the accusations that plagued him for years. Then again, if we judged all musicians based on their personal lives, we're left with nobody but fucking Pat Boone. Screw that.

I'm a moderator on a music message board and some ignorant bitch said something to the effect of, "He's dead, but I wouldn't say I'm broken up about it." Despite his personal issues, he was still a human being and a father of three children. It's a terrible state of affairs when someone's death gives a person the greenlight to showcase his or her lack of compassion and grace.

Anyhoo, let's celebrate and not mourn, shall we? Here are a few of my favorite MJ songs from over the years. Click link to go to the video.

ABC

I Want You Back

Ease on Down the Road

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

Rock With You

Off the Wall

Billie Jean

Beat It

Thriller

We are the World

Bad

The Way You Make Me Feel

Man in the Mirror

Remember the Time

2 comments:

spectacle319 said...

Amen sweet sister! I remember the day my neighbor got the Thriller album and me and the other neighborhood kids just sat looking in awe. We thought we had never seen anything cooler.

Samsmama said...

What in the world is going to happen to those kids?