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Friday, June 26, 2009

michael jackson - RIP

i like michael jackson, mainly for his dancing.
i never could understand pop music lyrics ever.
but his dancing, i loved. it will live on forever. genius level.

he is probably the most copied performer of all time.

but this eulogy (by saswat pattanayak) is the best of all. saswat is by fave left-leaning commentator.
his analysis is outstanding. please do read.

but for me, MJ = Michael Jordan. period.


Preeti Aghalayam aka kbpm said...

I can give you most of the MJ lyrics. We should try it sometime. (and also, now it makes sense that he is your dancing influence!)

csm said...

the influence is all sub-consciously only :-)

Vanessa said...

I had no access to western music until late nineties when my father reluctantly got cable television. Saw some of his songs then. As weird as he was, he sure had an aura.
Read more abt him after his death and am astounded to read about his work with charities.
Like this one

While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, he suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire. Happening in front of a full house of fans during a simulated concert, the incident was the subject of heavy media scrutiny and elicited an outpouring of sympathy. PepsiCo settled a lawsuit out of court, and Jackson gave his $1.5 million settlement to the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, California, where he had been treated, allowing the hospital to acquire the best available technology for treating severe burns; Brotman subsequently renamed its burn ward "Michael Jackson Burn Center" in his honor.