Monday, March 7, 2011


Missing Michael Jackson this week.  I don't think I'll ever see an artist and performer like him again.  Someone whose creations were expressed through the medium of his own body, through movement, through song.  I've never seen someone embody music like he did.  And yes, even on a personal level, I miss his childhood innocence, his simple and naive views, his shyness.  One thing I like about this video is that, between the two songs, you can see the difference between his performing self and his personality.  I also like that it's 1988, and the production was minimal.  Just people singing and dancing, no lighted swings or flashing costumes, no fireworks.  And it was enough. 


  1. And unlike the women 'singers' of today he could do it with all his clothes on!
    I agree, I miss Michael terribly. He was a superb performer and his music will most definitely live on as shall he in our memories. Thanks for that. I enjoyed it.

  2. No one has ever, still to this day, been able to move like him. 25 years later, I'm still amazed when I see him dance.

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse


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