Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

In 1984 I received the Thriller album for my birthday. It changed my life and how I viewed music. He was the first artist that I respected and adored as a tweener.
It wasn't because my brother liked his music or a friend had the album, this was the first performer I had chosen on my own.
Today I grieve the loss of a small bit of my childhood and the pop idol I listened to on vinyl.

1 comment:

GladysKravitz said...

I loved Michael Jackson as a child. When he was popular with Thriller, I was too cool to like it (think Sex Pistols), but as I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate his later music. He was a tortured soul. May he find the peace now that seemed to elude him in life.