Friday, 26 June 2009

Memories of Michael ....

I was woken up this morning about 4.50am with a terrific clap of thunder and couldn't get back to sleep. So off I toddled downstairs to nake coffee and watch the news ....
I couldn't believe what I was seeing about Michael Jackson. It's not often that I fell compelled to be 'public' about what is going on in the world, but this is one of those times.
I went to see him years ago at the old Wembley Stadium with my kids. I remember my son, who would have been about 14, saying 'why do we want to go and see him'. Yet within five minutes of MJ being on stage, both kids were on their feet and saying 'why couldn't we have gone down there (the pitch)". I was too old - even then - lol.
Three and a half hours later that Saturday afternoon the whole of Wembley was still rocking. The man was absolute MAGIC - and my children absolutely loved him. So did I ......
Many, many people will be talking in the next few days about Michael's strange way of life, the criminal case in 2005 and whether he would have managed the 50 dates at the 02 (my daughter had tickets for the 6th of the original schedule of shows next month) and his life will be gone over again and again with a fine tooth comb. Yes, OK, maybe he was strange, but at the end of the day I think he was a Music Legend - and as someone has said this morning - the events of yesterday will make him the Elvis of our generation - and he will live on with his iconic music .......
Rest in Peace now Michael ........

1 comment:

Linda said...

You are absolutely right Sue. We've just been sitting in the garden with our 27year old son reminiscing about the days when he use to try and copy MJ's dance moves. I just think Michael was very naive and vulnerable......and he missed out on having a proper childhood. But what a talent....