Thursday, June 25, 2009

He Lit Up Stages

To join everyone else, I hope that Micheal Jackson rests in peace in the loving arms of our Lord.

So many had so much to say about Micheal. Good and bad. I don't think that anyone can understand or will ever understand what he must have had to endure in his childhood or adulthood.


I understand that he was a shrewd business man. I'm sure he was named that because he was in control of his life and career. Some in this world tear people down who appear to be in control of their lives. So they pick and find little things and turn them into big things until one is whittled down in spirit. I didn't know Micheal personally but I would guess that his death was related to not only the prescription drugs that he might have taken but also due to stress.


Micheal meant a lot to the Black community as he was the 1st Black performer to perform in many countries around the world. Like the Supremes...all Black people rushed to see them on Black and White televisions and were all so proud. Proud as if we were relatives of the Supremes. I believe there appearance was a glimpse of hope for our future. A hope that Black people would be respected and seen. Through their performances doors opened for others. Micheal Jackson gained notoriety that got black people noticed around the world. He lit up stages around the world to mass appeal.




7 comments:

kennyking78 said...

Thank you for posting this. This is exactly what I have been trying to explain to a couple of people but could not find the proper words.

thegayte-keeper said...

They can say whatever they like, but deep down we all know what a brilliant man he is...

Curious said...

Hmm. I think I'm a little older than you are so I think I can say I was there at the beginning watching him in black and white and now unfortunately at the end being carted away on flat screen. I think this was a just a long day coming.

Michael was never in control of his life. His father controlled him when he was younger and determined the direction in which he would go. And then when he left his family and his solo career took off, then that controlled the way that he would live the rest of his life.

Every year since "Thriller" or "Bad" I would watch or hear about Michael and I would think okay this is it there isn't any more that he could do to mutilate his appearance there isn't more scandal that he could get involved in, and yet he always found a way. That was a man who was out of control.

Don't get me wrong, apart from his family I don't think that there was anyone who loved him longer or more than I did unless they knew him before '69. And sure he never knew me, but he was always part of my life and that's going to hard to let go. But I say again, he was never in control, the events controlled him and I am saddened for it.

Jamar Herrod said...

Michael is the Man to remember. Case in point. R.I.P.

Chet said...

I can remember seeing he and his brothers perform many many years ago, and maybe just maybe he was enjoying living his life on stage at that time, but as time grew older and the stage lights grew brighter Michael found it more difficult, he felt he had an obligation to his public and he did what was necessary to give the public what the public wanted even though it costed him the pleasure of truly enjoying his own life.

Michael was one of the greatest performers of all time.

deonte' k said...

Mike will truly be missed. :(

BuddahDesmond said...

I'm glad we got to experience the greatness of this legend for the time he was here. There will never be another like Michael Jackson. He will truly be missed.