The Impact of Michael Jackson
Jun 25 2009

I debated whether to write this post tonight since it’s late and I’m kind of tired after a long day of telling people about finding a new home for Babble Soft.  I still have many more people and twitter friends to tell.

It was a weird, weird day for me today.  I was extra sensitive with many things happening at once.   I came home after hanging out with a girlfriend of mine to find out Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett had both died today – June 25, 2009.

I’m not sure yet if I’m ashamed to admit this or not, but I was a BIG Michael Jackson fan.  I even had his Off The Wall and Thriller albums in vinyl (yes I’m that old).  I loved his songs and even had his poster on my teenage wall.  I would buy every magazine I could find with him on it and even wrote him a fan letter.  I guess I had a teenage crush on him but that was when he looked somewhat normal and before he did a bunch of inappropriate things with kids.  He was so talented and it’s a shame he became so weird and reclusive.

His childhood was stolen from him and was it worth the price?  I guess his adoring fans think so.  I think having all that attention at such a young age gives one a false sense of reality.  Having an abusive father didn’t help either.

Some of my favorite songs of his are: (Michael Jackson song lyrics)

She’s Out Of My Life – I would cry every time I heard that song

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

Rock With You

The Girl Is Mine – with Paul McCartney

Billie Jean – loved that beat!

Human Nature – one of my all time favorites at the emotions this one evokes

Remember The Time

After those albums, I kind of lost track.  But I think many of us remember The Jackson 5 and little Michael singing “ABC-123.”

Yes, he was a big part of my short teenage life and had an affect on me and the world that will live on for a long time.

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4 Comments on “The Impact of Michael Jackson”

  1. 1 Jenny said at 11:56 PM on June 25th, 2009:

    I don’t know his story, but how how was his childhood stolen from him? If it’s a case of “my family forced me to sing” well…The guy had a brain. So then he grew up to be a child molester because he wanted to “relive his child years”…mkay…

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  3. 3 Aruni said at 8:37 PM on June 26th, 2009:

    @Jenny – His family didn’t let him do normal kid stuff. He spent most of his waking hours practicing and performing. Even though he had a brain, it’s so easy to brainwash a child. It’s horrible what he reportedly did to those kids and unforgiveable and he obviously paid the price by hating himself so much that he mutilated his body.

  4. 4 Sergio said at 1:29 PM on June 27th, 2009:

    He was one of the greates entertainers of all? time!