A remembering MJ 10

25 06 2011

1.  Two years ago today, the King of Pop died.

2.  It is one of those days that I’ll always remember.

3.  Two years ago, I was surprised at the sadness I felt. I’m surprised I still feel that sadness now.

4.  I’m not the crazy-obsessed Michael Jackson fan. I reserve that for Jessica Simpson and Jose Canseco.

5.  But, I’ve always loved his music and his moves.

6.  And, he’s been with me throughout my life. I remember roller skating to his music in the early days, dancing to it at school dances and doing both still today. (Side note: The roller rink floor is a lot farther down than it used to be, and there are all these kids flying by at knee level. YIKES!)

7.  I can’t determine a favorite song. I can’t even think of one I don’t like. Lately, I’ve been jamming to “Human Nature.”

8.  I do have a favorite video: “Smooth Criminal.”

9.  While watching MJ videos today, I found a cool a cappella tribute.

10.  Keep rockin’, MJ!

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10 real tears or not?

28 06 2010

1.  Chris Brown did a Michael Jackson melody/tribute at the BET Awards.

2.  I particularly like the “Smooth Criminal” portion. Of course, I always love some “Smooth Criminal.”

3.  Have I ever mentioned that “Smooth Criminal” is a favorite of mine? Why yes, I have.

4.  I think he did a decent job, but no one beats the King of Pop.

5.  Unfortunately, Chris Brown beats his girlfriend. I find it totally despicable and disgusting.

6.  So, the question is: when Chris Brown cries his way through “Man in the Mirror,” is it really for MJ? Or is it for his mistakes, his loss of a career, his luck at getting a gig on the BET Awards, and the fact people are actually applauding him?

7.  I remember Usher crying at MJ’s memorial service after his performance, and everyone claimed it was staged for publicity. But, it seems like Chris Brown needs the publicity WAY more than Usher ever has.

8.  It also seems like Chris Brown is trying to change people’s perception of him from woman beater punk to sensitive, emotional, caring man.

9.  I think that may be a tough sell.

10.   Although, I must admit: he is a great performer (and actor).





Top 10 Michael Jackson videos

15 06 2010

1. Smooth Criminal

2.  Bad

3.  The Way You Make Me Feel

4.  You Rock My World

5.  Beat It

6.  Black or White

7.  Thriller

8.  Remember the Time

9.  Jam

10.  They Don’t Care About Us