Friday, June 26, 2009

What a Crazy Day


Wassup fam! Yesterday was quite a roller coaster of emotions for me. As you all know MJ went to meet his maker yesterday. I wonder how familiar he looked or warm his reception was considering the extensive changes he made to God's original version. Then before that Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer, I LOVED Charlie Angels. Then a day before Ed McMahon.




This death totally reminds me of Elvis. When I was little I remember the Elvis death. I'm not devastated like some people but man its pretty sad to me. Mike is not someone I know personally and in a lot of ways these last years of obscurity and eccentricity didn't make him a part of my everyday life. However, him being alive was like that old childhood blanket ( no pun intended) or stuffed animal stowed away in hope chest. Not in your day to day but never forgotten and always available. And actually even in death MJ is available. Thanks to his wonderful catalog of music. Michael has been a part of my life since I can remember. As a young G I danced with the Off the Wall Michael (he was standing up in that fold out so we could look at each other eye to eye (as opposed to Thriller where he was laying down...definitely not as cool to dance with!). Thriller Michael was the soundtrack to my 5th grade year. I jumped rope for heart to PYT. Knew the Beat It and Thriller routines by heart and in general was in out and out yellow sweater vest, jheri curl wearing, should stopped here rhinoplasty Michael. Man I remember my first day of sixth grade how this boy rocked the Beat It jacket all the girls swooned!




I remember in college I tried to be too cool for Mike but he got me. I think that was Dangerous...not sure on that one. Anyway as I was listening to the tributes on the radio I was just overwhelmed at the pure cottoness of Mike! Yep his music was definitely all cotton in my life. (as in the fabric of my life). Yep Mike's music was the fabric of my life. As for MJ the man I don't know I know he was accused for doing not so nice things with very nice lil' boys. I don't know if that's true or not. I just know that I pray he was in order.




Wings


In the 80's the Fawcett Flip had graduated into wings. You remember the wings from the 80's hair came out then flipped. Well Fawcett's famous flip was way better. It was a 70's staple and as a little black girl with a big black Afro a flip was not exactly in my life. However when a G got Old she adopt a few modern versions of that flip.




I mainly remember Farrah as an Angel, even though she was only an Angel for a year. I loved those Angels! I loved them way before Cameron shook her booty, Drew gave us her infectious smile, Lucy Lui fulfilled many men's Asian fetish fantasies, and Bey told me DC didn't know I could get down like that. Farrah as shown tremendous courage as she battle such a horrible cancer.




It comes and 3s


They say it comes in three who would have known that Ed McMahon would be joined by two other icons. Man I'm getting old. Someone on twitter said Ed McMahon went to heaven first so he could introduce Farrah Fawcett w/ musical guest Michael Jackson .




Tupac, Elvis, and Michael


I'm waiting for the Mike's not dead rumors to start. Come on you guys already know! I can't wait for the MJ sightings at Mickey D's ( Elvis got Burger King on lock). Do you think that marriages by MJ impersonators will go up. Crys maybe not a black Elvis now...maybe a Thriller error MJ.




Memories


I have so many MJ memories starting from being 5 dancing to the Jackson 5 with my aunts and mother to jamming him as an adult. He was about to do the comeback tour too!! MANE!! I stopped Stanning for Michael when he released Bad but I still loved the music. Even now as I write so many Jackson and Michael Jackson songs going through mind.




So what are your memories of King of Pop?


8 comments:

[fŭng'kē] [blak] [chik] said...

an old memory was me watching Thriller day & night when I was a kid...I couldn't get enough of it...

then my little brother became obsessed with MoonWalker..day and night he would watch the video...no one could tell him MJ wasn't the greatest...

Most recent was the 9/11 concert..I was there and thought I was going to DIE from screaming and the excitement!

Mizrepresent said...

Wow, they so far back, to playing his first 45, "I want You Back", then "All i do is think of you"...to being totally in love at age 10 with him, having imaginary conversations and dates...to when my sister-in-law gave me a polaroid photo of the group when he was about 7 years old before they made it big, because she used to date Jackie. Being amazed at his greatness, loving his dancing routines...remember he invented "THE ROBOT" and "THE MOONWALK". I remember how very gracious he was...all the time.

Keith said...

I should save this for a blog post,but my favorite MJ memory came in the late 80's..My daughter
was about nine or ten and we were in The Gap one saturday.. They started playing "You got me working day and night off of Micheal Jackson's "Off the wall" album on the sound system. (They had a great sound system in this GAP store.. The Clerk ,who was gay came out and started Moonwalking and doing the whole MJ routine ,including grabbing his crotch... My wife said to him-"What are you doing..my little girl
is standing here?" He said- "I can't help it...IT'S MICHEAL!!" Before you knew it..both he AND I
were pop-locking, moonwalking and spinning right there in the store...(The music got good to me OG)and my daughter who was about nine at the time was thrilled..She started clapping and jumping up and down and then joined the both of us..Me and the guy high fived each other after the song was over and the customers who witnessed the whole thing started clapping.

That was the effect of Micheal Jackson!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hi there O.G.!

It has been a real shock and I am still reeling with sadness about the death of Michael...

I didn't know him personally or anything but his music was just world-altering!!

He will be deeply missed...

I couldn't even call my sister last night about it... gurl...she used to wear one glove and a red jacket every day as a teenager...so you know why I didn't even call her...

SaneAndSingle said...

I remember tuning into MTV for the debut of the Thriller video. Then every time it came on, my girlfriends and I would try to dance along with Michael. Can't nobody keep up with MJ!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

he will be missed

crys said...

OMG - my fantasy has been updated! i HAVE to be married in las vegas with a thriller era mj performing the CEREMONY - ohhhhhhh please store that in your azz and remind me when the time is right!

Sister Girl said...

Being closer in age to MJ than you, I still remember when they first performed. Growing up with those old Motown records, singing into the hairbrush as a microphone when the 45 "dropped" & the arm went down....girlfriend, it was just like he was one of us from the neighborhood.

But there was always something about Michael that stood out from the rest; he was quiet - but he was always a natural,genuine person. And the life that he lived here DEFINATELY shows how loved he was in the 50 years here.

And I can only hope that I will be remembered not for the bad things I did, but the good that I tried to do.

God bless.

T.