Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson 1958-2009

The Michael Jackson I grew up watching was a person who broke down walls and stereotypes. He was someone who paved the way for a lot of talented people of color.  Michael Jackson effected a cultural shift felt worldwide. And yes, Michael Jackson was an incredible talent.
Michael's music was the theme of much of my life, as a kid in the '70's, a teenager in the '80's, and a young adult in the '90's. Michael was there. The very first concert I went to was a Jackson 5 concert in 1981 - 3rd row, center. 

I will miss Michael Jackson's music. And I know his family will miss his love.


Heather Kay said...

I'm right here with you on this one. My daughter makes fun of me for my love of MJ's music. Kids these days...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Lovely tribute! I especially liked your last line - so true.