Friday, 26 June 2009

Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August 1958 – 25 June 2009)

Michael J is no more. He was the original "Phenom" [with due respect to the original Ronaldo (no not Cristiano)] and at the height of his popularity, was the most well-known person on Earth. Today, the day of Michael Jackson's passing CNN and most other major news networks have been running non-stop specials on him and his legacy. Yet most people should be ashamed for the hypocrisy just because he has died; why must his achievements (some say greatness) only now over-shadow the negative publicity aspects of his life? Not too long ago many were calling him a host of names...wierdo, whacko, psycho, pedophile, plastic man, etc. and he was the brunt of so many jokes.

Being almost of the same age as Michael Jackson, I watched the Jackson 5 on the Andy William's Show in the early 70's and was always aware of Michael Jackson throughout his career, yet at his mid-90s live concert in KL, I got Jeannie a near front-row ticket but was not interested enough to attend. It was the most memorable of the numerous concerts she had ever attended, even since. I am not a MJ fan but an admirer of his obvious talents.

I think most of us should look within and remember how we have judged him; make his sudden demise a lesson in humility. I like this song:



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REST IN PEACE MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

5 comments:

cynic said...

Man in The Mirror is the one.

Julianna said...

Dear KS,

Indeed Jeannie, Eddie and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the MJ Concert in KL. Jeannie and I screamed ourselves hoarsed with "I LOVE YOU MICHAEL" throughout the concert ;-). Still remember clearly Jeannie's antics with her binoculars to take a good look at his "you know where" whenever he grabs IT!

Whatever people may say about it, but one fact remains...he is a musical genius and ultimate performer.

hakim said...

be back 2 tpg for OE dinner this weekend or not? i won't be there.

KS Cheah said...

Yup Hakim, balik kampung this weekend but only for a day trip.

KS Cheah said...

Hi Joyce, I also recall there was a hyperactive grandmother (Vivian's mother I think it was) there too!

Hey, your jersey still with me...

Uncle Cheah