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Rest in Peace, Michael

Jun 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Michael Jackson Locations

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I was absolutely devastated to learn yesterday of the passing of music legend Michael Jackson.  I had no idea his death would affect me in the way that it did, but I simply could not stop crying.  Due to the sad news of his death, I didn’t feel it would be appropriate to post a regular blog entry today. 

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And while I do realize that Michael Jackson was hated just as much as he was loved, because I grew up long before any of the problems in his personal life had occurred, my memories of the pop star are all good ones.  Simply put, Michael Jackson was a part of my childhood.  Some of my fondest memories in life are of sitting in front of the television set watching and re-watching The Making of Thriller  with my dad, learning the steps to the Thriller  dance with my adolescent friends, and, of course, stalking the many locations from Michael’s iconic music videos.  As John Mayer said after the news was announced “I think we’ll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller  on the record player.”  Whatever Michael Jackson did or did not do in his personal life, no one can argue that the man was a musical genius, an icon, and a legend who absolutely revolutionized the music industry.  I find it only fitting that Michael’s “retirement” concert tour that was scheduled to begin on July 13th will never see fruition, as his is a legend which can never be retired.   

Michael, you will be missed.

For some happier reading, you can re-read my post on the recent Michael Jackson exhibit in Beverly Hills here

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  1. Davidete says:

    I know it’s idiot I’m writing in this entry eight months later, but I wanted to congratulate you for your permanent good taste when you reflect your emotions, and in this particular issue, I must say I felt (I feel) exactly the way you felt that unfortunate and forever tragic day.

    Long live the King of Pop.

  2. Alice says:

    Thank you for your write up on Michael, it was great to see and an interesting read. Your thoughts echo mine, and I think in the words of his song he is ‘gone too soon’.

  3. Erin says:

    You put it very well Lindsay. While people had mixed feelings about Michael, he will always be a talented genius. His music meant so much.
    We are all feeling a sadness and a loss.

  4. * April * says:

    I am so sad … I grew up with Michael … I know all of his songs … Such a sad day –
    Lindsay, can you re-post the the blog you did on the auction memoribilia for Michael Jackson? Wouldn’t that be a tribute in some sort to him on here?
    I hope all is well with you and your family. I know we are all still in shock in my family :(
    Take care


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