Friday, May 28, 2010

Shum On! My Obsession with Michael Jackson

Who wasn't obsessed?

When I was a young girl I had a major crush on Michael. I loved his (and the Jackson Five) music and he was so cute. I stayed a fan through high school and beyond. I danced to his music at the disco in 1980. Remember how Elaine on Seinfeld danced? Yeah...

I would listen too his albums so much, I could be a back up singer...of course, if I was a backup singer, he would have made me sing outside in traffic and construction with a muzzle on...but I know the words!

I am a loyal fan. Through thick and thin, truth or lies...I was loyal to the artist. Whatever happened or didn't is between Michael and God.

A friend in London took a picture of the front of the theater where Michael would perform in "This Is It".  I was so jealous he lived there and would possibly get to go see it...but Michael was coming back and I was excited.

Then the reports started on TV about Michael possibly being in a coma...then they said he was dead. Then they said he wasn't. I hung on to some hope that maybe he would be okay...he needed to do something good for the world again...

After I found out that MJ had actually died, for 3 weeks I would get a lump in my throat every time I thought about it... I know, I'm a sappy sap. I don't even know him. But he was a part of my growing up years. I am not usually this way about a's sad when someone I like dies...but I don't get all goofy about it. The only other celebrity that kinda shocked me like this was Steve Irwin...The Crocodile Hunter. I don't know why, but when I found out he was killed, it hit me like a ton of bricks.

When This Is It came out in the theater, I couldn't bring myself to go see it. I tried. That darn lump would start. Then it came out on DVD and we saw it at the store a few weeks ago and Madley asked if I wanted it. The lump again. I couldn't even pick it up. 

I just couldn't do it. Couldn't watch it. Not yet.

Then we found out that Orianthi played guitar for Michael for the concert and was on the video...I really like her. I want to be her. My rock star dream. She is awesome. I decided today...when Madley asked me to watch This Is It with him for our anniversary...that I maybe could finally do it without the lump in my throat. Orianthi would get me through it.

And she did. I didn't cry. I didn't get the lump. I enjoyed it. I loved it. I want to watch it again.  I sang. I boogied. Madley asked me to be quiet and sit down. Orianthi rocked.

There is no one like Michael.

I'll bet he is teaching the angels in heaven how to moonwalk.

...and cutting a rug with Fred Astaire. 

...and finally free.

Hoooo hoo hoo!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you! Having grown up with the Jackson 5, I really miss them!


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