Today marks the 5th Year Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Death. Till this day I almost still feel like it’s a cruel joke. And what’s even sadder is that out of the two major things that happened that day, (his death and my high school graduation) the former is what actually always comes to mind first on this day.
I’ve always found it odd when they called the date someone passed away an Anniversary. Aren’t Anniversaries causes for celebration; as in a wedding anniversary, or the anniversary of a couple’s first date or first kiss, or first whatever. It’s usually a celebration of love. But when someone passes, the love or adoration or respect of their craft you once had for them doesn’t just go away. And it never will.
So I guess Anniversary is a fitting term. Because despite rumors or speculation or hearsay, I choose to believe at the root of it we are all human beings trying our best. And I’d like to think we all have good in us. So let’s not mourn that he’s gone, let’s celebrate all he’s left us with. Let’s celebrate what a true talent he was and still is.
I’ve said my piece about Michael’s passing and his legacy many times. The world is missing out on having his true presence with us everyday. But he lives on, in music. So I wanted to remember him today, on this 5 Year Anniversary of his passing first by Rocking my MJ “Off The Wall” tee but more importantly through sharing his music hence broadcasting the impact he’s had on the world through that music.
*Here are some of my favorite MJ songs/music videos/performances*
The Way You Make Me Feel (an all time favorite)
Smooth Criminal (that lean move though)
You Rock My World (“Chris your kickin’ with the wrong leg” ;))
Thriller (Cinematically Brilliant…P.S. Zombies <3)
*Michael Jackson’s music videos were always crafty in telling a story.
The 13 minute “Thriller” video paved the way for the mini movie music video trend. *
*And last but not least Michael Jackson being a legend…as he performs Billie Jean*
Chills guys, I have chills (and it’s summer)
Rest in Peace Michael.
*King of Pop*
*Greatest of all time.*