Can you believe it’s been over two weeks since Michael Jackson’s death? The media cycle has been so pervasive that it’s nearly impossible to NOT hear about him at every turn.
I don’t have any specific thoughts on Michael – either as an artist or as a person. As a human being he was polarizing, but his artistry is universally beloved. And that dichotomy is fascinating to me. Any scrutiny he brought upon himself didn’t diminish people’s love for his art – and in an age where celebrity is so highly regarded and reported on – that unshakable love proves exactly how talented he was.
I hope the circus that has become the aftermath of his death dies out soon so that this infinitely talented but obviously troubled individual can finally rest in peace.
Everyone has a favorite Michael Jackson song – with The Jackson 5 or on his own. Here are mine, with a new remix that I’ve been enjoying (and everyone on Hype Machine as well) thrown in for good measure:
Michael Jackson + Telepopmusik – Remember the Time (Sleeper Heartbroken Remix) (mp3)