The Impact of Michael Jackson
Jun 25 2009
I debated whether to write this post tonight since it’s late and I’m kind of tired after a long day of telling people about finding a new home for Babble Soft. I still have many more people and twitter friends to tell.
It was a weird, weird day for me today. I was extra sensitive with many things happening at once. I came home after hanging out with a girlfriend of mine to find out Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett had both died today – June 25, 2009.
I’m not sure yet if I’m ashamed to admit this or not, but I was a BIG Michael Jackson fan. I even had his Off The Wall and Thriller albums in vinyl (yes I’m that old). I loved his songs and even had his poster on my teenage wall. I would buy every magazine I could find with him on it and even wrote him a fan letter. I guess I had a teenage crush on him but that was when he looked somewhat normal and before he did a bunch of inappropriate things with kids. He was so talented and it’s a shame he became so weird and reclusive.
His childhood was stolen from him and was it worth the price? I guess his adoring fans think so. I think having all that attention at such a young age gives one a false sense of reality. Having an abusive father didn’t help either.
Some of my favorite songs of his are: (Michael Jackson song lyrics)
She’s Out Of My Life – I would cry every time I heard that song
The Girl Is Mine – with Paul McCartney
Billie Jean – loved that beat!
Human Nature – one of my all time favorites at the emotions this one evokes
After those albums, I kind of lost track. But I think many of us remember The Jackson 5 and little Michael singing “ABC-123.”
Yes, he was a big part of my short teenage life and had an affect on me and the world that will live on for a long time.Author: Aruni | Filed under: random stuff | Tags: michael jackson | 4 Comments »