No longer Wacko, just Dead-o

Man, if you hadn't heard by now I'd say you were hiding in some cave without any kind of technology (Osama Bin Laden, isdatchu?).

So Michael Jackson is dead, huh?

When I heard the news this morning, I didn't really have any reaction to it. There was no disbelief or sadness or anything of that sort that usually happens to you when you hear someone had passed away.

It was inevitable, anyway. His life was spiralling out of control and there were scandals left and right. Whatever former glory he had became tainted with child molestation and dangling his newborn over a balcony.

But still, I grew up listening to this guy and danced to his songs. His big comeback suddenly became his goodbye tour.

So what if he's trying to be Elizabeth Taylor or his sister, Janet? Everyone was insecure about themselves at some point -- he's just more "challenged" than we are of overcomming that, I guess.

He will always be King of Pop. Unfortunately, he lived long enough to squander his excellent image. Elvis was getting towards that before he died, anyway. So was John Lennon. They were all a little loopy in their own way.

At least he died a respectable death of cardiac arrest (assuming, of course, that it wasn't induced by some drug or something) and wasn't found hanging naked in a closet somewhere in a Bangkok hotel with a rope tied around his neck and bits (you should know who I'm talking about).

Hee! Hee!

This is how I would like to remember him. The "Dangerous" era had been a good one.

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Jessica said...

Really? You weren't surprised? I was shocked, but not emotionally affected. I was just plain shocked cos I've always thought he's immortal. Haha.

June 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM
Duni said...

My reaction was much the same as yours. I do love his music, though.

June 27, 2009 at 4:09 PM
Suzanne said...

I agree with you and am glad that you have put it in words. Personally, I do not think that the majority of the crowd is mourning Michael's death. We are all mourning because of the memories, because of the great times we had in the 80s, because we miss those days in which we were all young and happy and without worries.
Those days are long gone already, just as the days in which Michael's star shone. It is just that his death confirms the death of a period on which we look back with great longing.
Some people dreamed of tasting that period again with the Final Curtain Call, but I do not think that we should expect much more after that from Michael Jackson. He already did not belong to the public for many years, like he was in the 80s.

June 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM
gie said...

although I didn't approve of how he lived his life, I find solace through his songs and quite frankly, I'm happy for him now because I know he's in a much better place..

June 29, 2009 at 10:40 AM
eMz said...

funnily enough, i thought he was immortal too -- so maybe the reason i wasn't shocked is because i thought he wasn't really dead in the first place. hahaha! i'm in denial! XD

yes, there's a reason he's an icon to our generation.

thank you soooo much for your deep thoughts. it's a shame that his life gone the way it did, but even so we can't deny the influence he had on all of us.

same here. =)

June 29, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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