I know I am a bit late doing an RIP on Michael Jackson but I thought I would let the dust settle and do it when it felt right. IMHO I think “Man In the Mirror” was how he viewed himself but that’s just me.
I am not a huge fan of MJ but I will remember his death because it was one of those, “No way, seriously? Michael Jackson died?” moments when I heard. I grew up listening to him all over the radio and tv. I remember when he married Lisa Marie Presley and I remember when he was a smooth criminal and not just a freak with no face. He always reminded me of the fictional character Peter Pan and I think I am not alone when I say that. He didn’t want to grow up and who could blame him for that. I guess what I am trying to say is that he was a generation icon for us Gen-Xers and you don’t realize those things until it’s too late even if you weren’t a big fan.
I believe he wanted to change himself and then change the world; he just didn’t know how. It is sad that he will be adored in death more than he was in life. We may not have liked his personal life but we can appreciate him for his musical talents and contributions to the industry.
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Man In the Mirror – Michael Jackson