Friday, June 26, 2009
King of Pop Dies
I was watching the local breakfast this morning and the announcement came that the legend king of pop, Michael Jackson dies of a cardiac arrest at the age of 50. I was utterly shocked.
I remembered in the 80s, I grew crazy each time when the music video "Beat It" was played in the TV or in the radio. Then his other singles came "Billie Jean", "Dirty Diana", "The Way You Make Me Feel", and "Thriller Night".
Then came the 90s singles, "Dangerous", "Scream", "You are Not Alone", "Heal The World" and "Black and White" to name a few.
His songs reflect his struggle for self searching inner self, how the world sees him as being different and his self seeking for love and acceptance and his passion for a better world. Just listen to the lyrics..
Not only his lyrics are deeply meaningful but yet his dance moves are aesthetics. With the crotch-grabbing and the moonwalk... He was the one who created the Moonwalk!
Even though, he was charged for child molestation which he was acquitted later and 2 briefs marriages for publicity's cover up, he could be labeled as a bad boy.
But in my heart, he will be remembered as a pop legend icon.
Ps. Michael, You Are The World!