Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,486
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    2 years ago today, can you believe it?

    It's been two years ago today that Michael Jackson passed away. It seems so long ago, but so recent. My heart is still heavy from his untimely passing.

    I remember exactly what I was doing and where when I first heard the news. Unbelievable. I remember feeling "left behind" or "abandoned" after his passing. Maybe because we were from the same time era, I don't know, but it's a scary feeling.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Hula-hooping with Michelle Obama
    Posts
    3,803
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    32920
    I am watching 'This Is It' and not for the first time. Everytime I watch it I am amazed at his genius, having studied music. But it doesn't take that to recognize it.

    If I think about him and his life (not the music) too long I get really sad because it's so tragic. He's proof of what the power of the press and the public can do to you: it takes you to the highest highs and lowest lows. All I can do is pray he's found peace.

    And yes, I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard and how long it took to sink in.
    The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are--Joseph Campbell

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    24,950
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    91441
    It's hard to believe it's been 2 years already. Yes, I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard the news. I was on my computer at work and I overheard someone say in the hallway-" Michael Jackson is dead". I knew he had been taken to the hospital, so I checked the local news on the internet immediately and there it was. I got home as early as I could and turned on the TV. I was glued to it rest of the evening.

    I have a collection of MJ's CDs and some DVDs including 'This is it'.

  4. #4
    Argle-Bargle-ist
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Age
    50
    Posts
    8,564
    vCash
    875
    Rep Power
    76283
    I saw that Janet Jackson is touring the world supporting her "Number Ones" CD. Wondered if she'd sing an MJ song during her show, haven't heard if that's the case or not. It's interesting that I'm okay with Janet doing it, but Jermaine, much less so...

    The former Jackson 5 performer sang a medley of hits including his brother's "Scream," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "Can You Feel It," by the Jacksons.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Hula-hooping with Michelle Obama
    Posts
    3,803
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    32920
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I saw that Janet Jackson is touring the world supporting her "Number Ones" CD. Wondered if she'd sing an MJ song during her show, haven't heard if that's the case or not. It's interesting that I'm okay with Janet doing it, but Jermaine, much less so...

    The former Jackson 5 performer sang a medley of hits including his brother's "Scream," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "Can You Feel It," by the Jacksons.
    Jermaine is a fame-whore, and frankly not a likeable person. After watching pieces of the Jacksons reality show I have a completely new disrespect for him. He's very self-important. Remember, this is the guy that had an affair and two children with his brother's (Randy) wife. He was notably the only brother not participating in the series. I was totally done when I saw Jermaine's current wife putting his shoes on for him. And the fact that he all but said it's his responsibility to fill Michael's shoes. Impossible! On the shoe his brothers and he bumped heads over his delusions and desire to be THE STAR quite regularly.
    The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are--Joseph Campbell

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    2,804
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I was working in rural Peru when I heard this news... I thought it was really quite incredible that in that area where there were about 5 TVs in town and not everyone had electricity or running water, everyone knew who he was.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    12,332
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I thought it was only one year ...

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    9,802
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Farrah Fawcett's passing was a bigger deal to me than that of MJ. I never felt connected to him as a person.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Top Secret FSU Witness Protection Location
    Age
    31
    Posts
    20,716
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    33350
    I also never ever connected to MJ. I don't know why but his music was never important to me although there are tons of MJ songs that I know most of the words to and dance to at weddings, parties, etc. I've always known who he was but never followed him as an artist. I mostly knew of him as a very odd and eccentric person and I always felt pity for him.
    -Brian
    "Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •