Friday, June 26, 2009

King Of Pop

It's written all over the news. Mr. Jackson, at age 50, has now passed on from mortality into the next phase of his existence. Just when I thought the news ended with Farrah Fawcett dying from cancer this early morning, here comes a much bigger story. The King of Pop is dead.

I just realized the magnanimity of this event. If decades ago, our dads had the Elvises and The Beatles, now, we got a Michael Jackson, dead. Steven Spielberg was right. Michael Jackson was in the league that belonged only to the likes of Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. It is great my generation witnessed an artist as magical as he was. He was a living urban legend as we hear all sorts of stories surrounding him. His nose? Cleft chin? Ivory white complexion? Though his ever-changing physical features made him the butt of jokes the past two decades, the enigma that was him never seemed to make his star falter.

Without him, the Jackson Five would have never been. Janet Jackson would never be the artist that she is now. Usher, Ne-yo, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and a host of other male artists would have sounded and moved differently.

Pop music would have never been the same. MTV would have never been the same. We wouldn't have known of songs like Smooth Criminal, or Man In The Mirror, or Billie Jean, even Thriller.

The King is gone. Pay him his respects.

6 Responses to “King Of Pop”

Mark said...
June 26, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Legendary Icon

the donG said...
June 28, 2009 at 11:33 PM

we will miss michael. great that he left us with really great songs.

may he find peace.

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
June 29, 2009 at 12:36 PM

salamat @mark sa dalaw!

@dong, thanks for the visit plus the comment! it means a lot!

Panaderos said...
July 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM

The King of Pop is gone. It's hard to imagine that there will be another star who will get to be as influential, as big, and as complete a package (songwriter, singer, and dancer) as he was. May he finally get the peace he had always longed for.

Great blog you have here. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. I appreciate it a lot. Take care.

Raft3r said...
July 2, 2009 at 7:43 PM

ehem. michael is an icon. there is no denying that. but i don't think he was responsible for putting janet's career on the map. (yes, nakipag-debate pa sa patay) hehe

janet rocks!

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
July 2, 2009 at 8:05 PM


thanks for the visit! i know MJ's resting there above us


sorry naman! di ko gustong bastusin asawa mo.

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