I just finished watching another set of Michael Jackson's music videos. Since the day he passed away, people in my house have been glued to the TV watching him dance and sing, every day. Even Nizzar has taken a liking for Thriller and Beat It, and can imitate some of the more famous moves.
The more I watch his videos, the more fascinated I become of this extraordinary human being that is known worldwide as the King of Pop. Indeed, the title belonged to him and him alone.
What is so amazing about MJ is that he is such a great performer and a fantastic dancer. I can watch his videos again and again and yet, I won't get tired of it. I can still watch Billie Jean tomorrow and still find something new that will captivate my attention and I'll get hooked. How many artists have that same effect on us?
I enjoy watching Madonna too, be it her music videos or concerts, but the effect is not the same. For one, Madonna cannot sing. She is a good performer, no doubt, but her moves are nothing compared to MJ's. Plus, she's full of controversy. It's either you love her or you hate her.
But with MJ, it's different. It's just pure dancing and good music. This guy can really dance! And he's amazing! Put aside his fascination for weird stuff like altering his face or naming his youngest child "Blanket", I think he's a brilliant performer.
I think when you are so famous, something's gotta give. You can't have the best of both worlds. Just like Diana, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe... they were famous and were adored by millions around the world and yet they were not happy. Ironically, they all died a sudden death, just like MJ. And that is so sad.
For those who have nothing good to say about him, just save your comment to yourselves. Let him rest in peace. Calling him a "low life" and a "pervert" after his passing is uncouth especially from a politician who is running for the US Senate.
I also read in the weekend newspaper a small article written by a local wartawan hiburan. She said, she doesn't understand why people are so crazy over MJ. To her, he is not that great because if you stripped down all the props and equipment used in his music videos and concerts, he is nothing. She's all for "good singing talent" because to her, if you are a good singer, "menyanyi di padang pun sedap..."
How shallow is her thinking. Malas nak komen.
Today mark the day when the world makes its final send-off to MJ. He will be buried at Forest Lawn, California followed by a memorial service at Staples Centre thereafter.
Despite what people say, he will be remembered for his music and talent that have touched many hearts over the last four decades.
Thank you for the music, Michael. I love you.