Musings from a music journalist. All photos taken by Nekesa unless otherwise noted.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Gone Too Soon
I've interviewed just about everyone in the game in the music business, from Madonna to Prince to Beyonce to Dolly Parton to Jay-Z, but the one person I've always wanted to talk to was Michael Jackson. It was partly because of course he is _ or was (sorry, it's hard to get used to talking in the past tense about MJ) _ the world's greatest and most complex entertainer. But also, I was a huge fan. Not in the sense that I blindly saw MJ as a god, but really connected with him and believed in his magic.
So it was with a heavy heart that last week, I found myself working on his obituary. I really can't believe he is gone. Michael Jackson has informed my entire life with his music, and been such a focal point for things outside of music. He was so much more than the soundtrack to our lives.
I went to his parents' house the other day and snapped this picture of the growing memorial to him; it's still so surreal.
Here's a link to my appreciation of one of othe most unique characters to ever grace this planet.