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« on: June 25, 2009, 05:35 PM »

It's a dark day for the music world. The King of Pop, has passed.  Sad  I remember getting the Thriller LP as a child and I wish I still had it. Most only remember the standard cover with MJ laying in a white suit, but the LP opened to a full reveal of him petting a tiger. Classic! Well, that was back during my break dancing days (yes, I said it... break dancing). He was my generation's Elvis.

Unfortunately, he became a circus act late in his life. His music and dancing, however, will live on and I will always have fond memories of that.

Rest in peace, Michael. This moonwalk is for you.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 06:08 PM »

He was a genius performer, that's for sure. I could watch him moon walk forever.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 01:21 AM »

I've often said he was a great entertainer, not my choice musically but undeniably one of the best. Maybe a bit strange, but in the entertainment business how many have gone totally bonkers from the pressure & in just a few years? Having retained any sanity after 40+ years of that pressure & constant exposure is to Mr Jacksons credit.

He also gave back, didn't I see where he had supported 39 different charities and given more then any other entertainer? He had class.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 05:04 AM »

way to much news coverage....hours and hours and hours. Hopefully not days and days.  We live in a very sick socity Cry

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 05:53 AM »

And Jackson's death seems to have totally eclipsed another celebrity death yesterday - Farrah Fawcett.  Jackson was a talented performer for sure (though the freak he turned into pretty much eclipsed that IMO), but I can still remember where Farrah's poster hung in my bedroom when I was a kid  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 06:07 AM »

I felt sorry for Jackson. As talented as he was, he obviously wasn't happy with who he was.
Farrah was sure a lot easier on the eyes.  Grin
May they both rest in peace.

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 06:30 AM »

way to much news coverage....hours and hours and hours. Hopefully not days and days.  We live in a very sick socity Cry



I don't even have a tv and I'm tired of it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2009, 07:15 AM »

I felt sorry for Jackson. As talented as he was, he obviously wasn't happy with who he was.

Who MJ was is a direct result of how he was treated as a child. His father beat him relentlessly and was verbally abused. Add to that the pressure of childhood stardom and having any resemblance of a normal childhood being taken away. Not to mention having grown women throwing themselves at you (sexually) as a young child would f* up anyone's idea of normality.

I do feel bad for Farrah, though. A sad day for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 08:40 AM »

  Jackson was a talented performer for sure (though the freak he turned into pretty much eclipsed that IMO), but I can still remember where Farrah's poster hung in my bedroom when I was a kid  Smiley

Closet door.  Smiley

The rest of the room was covered with surf posters. I think my folks were relived I had a picture of a girl in a bathing suit, not just a bunch of guys in bathing suits.  Cheesy


When he just wanted to be a mini- James Brown, Michael was awesome. I always have I Want You Back on my iPod. For me, his adult life tainted the music so much, I don't even pay any attention anymore.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2009, 07:30 AM »

  Jackson was a talented performer for sure (though the freak he turned into pretty much eclipsed that IMO), but I can still remember where Farrah's poster hung in my bedroom when I was a kid  Smiley


Closet door.  Smiley

The rest of the room was covered with surf posters. I think my folks were relived I had a picture of a girl in a bathing suit, not just a bunch of guys in bathing suits.  Cheesy


When he just wanted to be a mini- James Brown, Michael was awesome. I always have I Want You Back on my iPod. For me, his adult life tainted the music so much, I don't even pay any attention anymore.


Hi!
My brother had a treasured poster of Farrah, too.  I saw this video posted on another forum yesterday and thought I'd share it. (Funny-I never saw it it when it was current- I'm not really a country music fan but still appreciate the sentiment.)
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2035080/v2165468



















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