Monday, June 29, 2009

To The King Of Pop...

.:Thank You, My Beloved...:.

... what else can I say but that?

.:Backblog Lineup...:.

1. Casino Royale Night
2. L'Arc Con
3. ToyCon
4. Cosplay Fusion

.:To The King Of Pop:.

The news really just hit me hard, because it hasn’t sunk in yet that he’s gone. The king is dead, long live the king!

I wanted to do a Lyrically Speaking Scribble, but I guess i’ll forgo it and just shoot from the hip on this one...

Throughout his life, Michael Jackson was always one of my favourite artists. I loved his songs, and I had cassette tapes of “Bad” and “Dangerous”. From “Do You Remember The Time” to “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, there was just something so inimitable about Michael Jackson. He was, without question, larger than life, and as bizarre as he may strike other people, you saw that essentially, he was a good person.

I still do not believe he was a pedophile. I’ve always believed that the people who accused him were merely trying to milk him for a quick buck, as he realizes that settling out of court, more often than not, is the saner solution. He genuinely did not see any issue with sleeping beside teenaged boys simply because, in my belief, this was really how innocent he was when it came to that. Needless to say, many would disagree with my opinion, but I personally believe that his faults did not extend to pedophilia.

Having said that, he’s such a tragic figure. Seeing how his parents are more concerned about his money than losing him, Michael’s passing at such a low point in his life, on the cusp of what could’ve been a comeback for the ages for him had he managed to make it through his concert tour in London. It just felt like a terrible way to go. I know people feel bad at people who go at the top of their game, but there’s something equally tragic about going out at the lowest point in his life. One hopes that now, Michael’s in a better place.

I will warn you right now that I’m a terrible singer, and this is a very poor cover of his song. Despite that, it came from the heart, and as bad as the cover may be, I hope the sincerity of my gesture shines through. “Man In The Mirror” is my all-time favourite Michael Jackson song, and while I realize I didn’t do justice to his song with this cover, it’s the thought that counts.

If you want to hear good singing, please don’t click on this video. You will not get good singing at all.

Rest in peace, Michael Jackson. Indeed, the day you passed on is the day the music died.


Mandeeness said...

This is a wonderful gesture from you. I'm glad that there are people who want to remember michael for the good. :)

Marcelle said...

@Mandeeness: It's easy to focus on his quirks and his controversies, but I choose to dwell on the fact that he was a positive force in my life. "Man In The Mirror" is one of those songs that helps me get through my day no matter how bad it gets.