Michael Jackson passed away yesterday. Yes, he was a total weirdo by the end, but an amazing artist, a big part of my childhood memories. So many of his songs evoke different, wonderful memories for me.
I was OBSSESSED with MJ in 1st and 2nd grade. I remember Dad would bring home a different 45 record from Thriller each time he came home from a business trip, and I would listen to the record non stop for days, even the not so great songs on side B.. I had a big bulletin board in my room meant for important school papers, etc, but instead it was filled top to bottom with pictures of Michael, articles about him, and anything else I could find related to him.
I remember skating to Thriller at the skating rink, listening to songs from Bad with my cousins in India, Mom and I listening to his songs in the car on the way to school, listening to his records with friends and dancing around the room....I even thought Jam was a great video and watched way more than anyone should.
MJ, hope you now find the peace and happiness you seemed to always be looking for....