Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dear Michael - RIP

Michael Jackson: August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

I'll always remember him best as a child because he was just a few years older than me.

Weird, as I just had a Six Feet Under marathon going the other day.

Tears have been shed, big time this week because we lost Farrah today too. What a horrible day.

For those like me who are in transit or in transition and are away from your record collections, check out this mix on Brooklyn's DJ Soul's blog mixed by DJ Jaycee: Remember MJ (part 1).

Here are two more mixes that DJ Jaycee made. These were played on his radio show on Sunday, June, 28th:
Oh, here is another mix - more old skool than not: Best of MJ by DJ M.O.S.

Both of the originals ones were done way before MJ died. For some reason, that makes them easier to listen to. Basically, they're shows of respect for his music while he was here rather than a desperate attempt to capitalize on this sad, sad tragedy. The other two by DJ Jaycee were tributes that were done after MJ passed, but my community needs to remember the range of MJ's work. Getting new mixes from someone who was smart enough to recongize MJ while he was living is great.

Update - July 9, 2009 @ 9:12pm

I didn't want to start a new post. But here is a .pdf version of MJ's obituary for the Staples Center memorial service. Thanks to the Chicago Defender for the link: Poignant service says goodbye to M.J., the manMichael Jackson Obituary

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  1. Change the world
    make it a better place
    For you and for me
    And the entire human race...

    Wow. Sad.

  2. i have been crying for two days straight... i cannot stop. i don't know what to say... i have written about this, if you would like to see it. i am so heartbroken.

  3. If you wrote about it you had a slight knowledge of what to say ;)

    It's shocking and sad though. But years upon years of being enabled, having people not say "no" or when they said "no" also hit you upside the head physically or verbally and no one to give him real took its toll.

    I kept it simple. Everyone has something to say on it. I wrote a bit about his influence on fashion for a site I write for (my editor is in Paris, so it will get posted eventually...I hope). But that's about it. Folks will be talking about this for years.

    All I can say is hopefully now he has peace.


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