Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has officially died and the news is circulating faster than anything I have ever witnessed in my 28 years of living. Everywhere you go, this is all you hear. This is quite possibly one of the saddest days for many people, especially his fans. I am at the grocery store and there are people in tears, sobbing over the king of pop's passing. 

The song "The Way You Make Me Feel" is playing and it is really sad to think that such a talented man who brought so much to music is gone. I keep thinking about his death and wondering if it really was drug related. I'm only receiving one-sided information, so I have no clue really what to think of it. 

He had so many great songs. If I had to choose a favorite, I am not sure which one I would choose, as I like a lot of them. I know, I heard a song called "We've Had Enough" a few years ago, which was good. I really like the song "They Don't Really Care About Us" as I really like the song "Morphine" but as I stated previously, he's introduced a lot of great music to us. 

To me, when I like of pop music as a genre, I think of Michael Jackson. I think he truly invented the genre. Today's music we hear on the radio wouldn't exist without Michael Jackson and his influence. Today is a very sad day in music, that is certain. 

Gone, but never forgotten. You will leave a legacy which will remain forever. Rest in peace, King of Pop. Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson. 

Michael Jackson is in the hospital

I just finished up work in my office. News is circulating all over the place that Michael Jackson is in the hospital. I write sporadically for Associated Content and recently started with Yahoo! Voices where I received the breaking news notification regarding this. My phone is about to die so I can't really find out more details until I make it home.

A source told me that it is not looking good and he may possibly die. I am also told that it is drug related; however, I am unsure if this news is accurate. I will admit that I have never been a huge fan of Michael Jackson, but there is no denying his talent. He has a lot of great songs. Although he's a little eccentric and possesses questionable behavior, this is very sad news and devastating. 

I always wondered throughout my life if Michael Jackson was a predator, but I never gave it second thought. Why? Because I haven't been interested in that kind of celebrity news. To me, Michael Jackson is the "King of Pop" as he is a talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and entertainer. Aside from several child abuse allegations, he was found innocent of those crimes. I think if he were guilty, he would definitely be in prison for as so many have been wanting to find any dirt on him. 

What if Michael Jackson is in the hospital because of the allegations against him? What if they are not true and he developed a drug addiction because of them? I guess we will never know unless Michael decides to discuss this. 

With this aside, I pray that he is ok.