Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. MJ

Today is a sad day at our house. Ever since I've known MB - he has been a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. He attended many concerts and we both roller skated to MJ tunes for years. MB can even do the moonwalk :D

I'll admit I wasn't as gaga myself, and as I heard one news reporter say this evening, I believe that although he was mega-talented, he exhibited "stunningly bad judgment."

As a tribute, I've decided to post some of the concert photos of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five that are in MB's collection:


What a shocking day today for those of us who grew up in the 70's/80's....Michael and Farrah both gone in the same day. There's a big lesson here. Time to switch focus from blogging about things to DOING things...(and then blogging about THOSE things)..and to be PRESENT in the moment, because in the grand scheme of things and continuum of time, there really aren't all that many moments...

20 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

It IS such a shock today... yep, I bet teens today dont even get it, while those of us from that time period are all just feeling a little numb...

Mommyof2girlz said...

I just heard about MJ like 10 minutes ago... when my friend called I thought she was joking. I'm still stunned.

Yaya said...

I just can't believe it.

Beth said...

I've been so sad about losing these icons of my childhood.

Lucy said...

I think we are feeling a little old. It is weird when the stars of your childhood start to die, it makes you feel old.

Amanda said...

I like where you went with this... live life and *then* blog about it.

I personally think MJ is a pedofile and I think that is the sickest most disgusting thing to call anyone and I have a hard time even typing this out but seriously... I just can't forget that.

I feel bad if someone you love is mourning... mourning is NEVER easy to do.

So... blessings to you and yours!
Amanda

Tammy Howard said...

It is a surreal day, indeed. Two icons.

BrnEyedGal said...

SO well put Carma...make moments and blog about em!
Yes...its a sad day, both Farrah and yes, even Michael Jackson will be missed!
I just thought he was the "bomb" when I was 12...even danced to Beat It when I was the 6th grade talent show....It came as quite a surprise!!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I was really hoping that Farrah would somehow make it...a miracle. Especially when I read that she and Ryan were going to get married. :-( As for Michael, I have always preferred to remember him the way he was in the 80s when I was a kid...his music and when everyone loved him, no one called him a freak and before his life became a bizarre circus.

Christina said...

It has been quite a day. It's almost surreal. I remember growing up sporting my Farrah wings and trying to moonwalk. Such a sad day.

Alicia said...

seriously so sad....as odd as he was, he was an amazing artist...so so sad

Blue State Cowgirl said...

I'm usually very forgiving of celebrity foibles. I love Jane Fonda and think she is incredibly talented even though my Dad served two stints in Viet Nam. But Michael Jackson? Crossed that line you can't cross. Child sexual abuse? NO way back from that. Sorry, but for me, that overshadowed all the talent.

angelcel said...

It was such a shock when I heard the news this morning. MJ - very sad indeed. Whatever the truth about him, he was undoubtedly a tortured genius and his sudden death will have devastated his family.
As for Farrah, yes I too had secretly hoped there would be a happy ending. So sad.
Two parts of my youth have just slipped away.

Suburbia Steph said...

Absolutely, Carma!

I too roller skated to MJ! They still play his music at various clubs today even!

Live, Laugh, Love!

Yankee Girl said...

He was an American icon who will be missed. I still jam out in my living room and dance like a mad woman to his greatest hits album.

Michael Jackson is timeless.

Ribbon said...

He's leaving a lot behind for all of us to enjoy...

best wishes
Ribbon

Mommy24cs said...

I too will remember the Michael from the 80's. My best friend and I were obsessed. We had the posters on our wall and the sequined glove. She even had the zipper jacket which I was so jealous.

It still seems surreal that he is gone.

~Kristen~ said...

So sad about both Farrah and MJ. I still remember as a kid in the 70's watching "Charlie's Angels" and trying to do that "Farrah flip" with my hair! Then as a teen in the 80's, MJ's music was everywhere. Even though I wasn't a big fan of his back then or now, he still was an amazing talent and too young to die. So sad.

I think the end of your post is brilliant!!! LIVE life, THEN blog it! Great advice for all of us!!!

Joy said...

Well said Carma!

BIBI said...

Well said Carma!

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