Saturday, July 4, 2009

The King of Pop

Being a child of the '80s I was fortunate enough to grow up listening to the sweet sounds of Michael Jackson. One of my earliest memories was sitting on the couch (felt glove on one hand from the 99 cent store, bedazzled with rhinestones) waiting for "Thriller" to come on MTV so I could mimic the magnificent footwork of MJ. I practiced the moonwalk, the point, the spin, the body wave, the open arm stance with billowing top (I needed to stand in front of the air conditioning vent for that one)...everything short of the (crotch) "grab", basically. Oh the memories.....

This afternoon, Mum and I visited a local music shop and reminisced as we went through all of Michael's c.d.s and d.v.d's. We purchased two, and have been dancing ever since. Yesterday, a good friend of mine (and also a big Michael Jackson fan since childhood), was married and MJ's music played all night long...

Last week, we lost a musical genius and an icon who will go down in history as being the greatest musician, dancer and singer that ever lived....the King of Pop....who will live on in his fantastic, ground-breaking music.

Some of my favourite Michael Jackson music includes:


P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)


Rock with You

Don't Stop 'Til You get Enough

Billie Jean

Beat It

I Just Can't Stop Loving You

Smooth Criminal

The Way You Make Me Feel

Man in the Mirror

You Rock My World

Break of Dawn


I Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Human Nature

In fact, I think I'll go play some of them now...


Draffin Bears said...

Loved the thought of you dancing along with your 99c glove on one hand. That was beautiful.

I used to do aerobics to his music.

All we can do is remember MJ for his music and keep on dancing.


TattingChic said...

I will remember the artist! He was so very talented and extremely gifted. He will be missed for the joyful music he brought to the world.

Deb said...

Lots of great memories ♥
Beautiful tribute post Kate!

Love Mum

Pam Aries said...

I know, I feel so sad about this. I truly think he was misunderstood.

Tutti Chic said...

It feels like part of our childhood has gone with the people we grew up watching & listening to doesn't it? I'll remember his talent~:) chris

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