Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Get your Freak On!

Last Thursday I was in Hawaii when I heard that Michael Jackson died...

If I would have been home I would have sat glued in front of the TV for hours...soaking up every report and story and rumor. Unfortunately I was with the Media Nazi and was unable to watch very much of it. I have had a tendency to suck into any media frenzy. When Princess Di died, I was up all night with a newborn and watched it 24 hours a day. Finally, Caylor said that if she and I were such good friends she should have come to our wedding or at least send a baby gift. Same with JFk, Jr.... Caylor wondered if we had dated because I was so into it. What can I say... I am interested in pop culture. About this Michael Jackson feeding frenzy... I haven't really heard every little tid-bit rumor that has been reported by every z-list celebrity... I am a little behind. Somewhat okay with that, and somewhat feeling like I am missing out on very important info....

Today I bought the Essential Michael Jackson album from itunes and have listened to it all day. I am sad that he had to become such a freakish side-show! Why couldn't he have just stopped when he was still black and still had a nose. I was somewhat saddened by the loss of such a musical genius. But then, as you look back through time at all the creative geniuses the world has produced, most of them were freaks in one way or another. As I listened to some of those songs I was totally taken back in time. I even had to pull up YOU Tube to watch the We are the World video.( It was amazing to see the not so surgeried Michael Jackson AND Kenny Rogers) I also watched several of Michael's music videos. Wow what an amazing dancer. I Loved my little stroll down "before Micheal was so damn weird street"! I felt the need to discuss, so I called my Pop-Culture Guru friend, Mindi, and chatted about the freak he had become. I knew that Caylor would have absolutely shut down any conversation starting with " wow, today I was thinking how sad I am that Michael Jackson died, but even sadder that he became such a freak". Mindi helped me talk it out and I don't think I will seek therapy over the loss.

The album is amazing! So many memories from my own life! Too bad his bazaar behavior had to overshadow even his music in the end. I am just wondering how many times I can have the word "freak" in one post? But, then when talking about Michael Jackson... there aren't any other words that quite work. So... Go listen to the Essential Michael Jackson...grab your crotch, wear a glove, and get your freak on!

7 comments:

Vanessa said...

I watched a thing about him on 48 hours last night. It's sad that he has squandered all his money after he was once making 100 million dollars a year.

When they open up the Neverland Ranch to visitors (like they did with Graceland) I'll go with you, since Caylor and Elton would think it was the dumbest thing ever.

Vanessa said...

And PS, he totally stole Farrah's thunder.

Amy said...

I totally agree that he stole her thunder. She was the best angel ever. I actually wrote a post on the very topic for next week.

tammy said...

I liked the early Michael too. He really was just too freaky in the end. I'm glad Mindi was able to help you through your Michael feelings. Everyone needs a personal therapist like that.

Already planning your posts for next week? Wow. You are so on the ball.

Tanja said...

I was a little shocked when I heard the news too, he was the first concert I ever went to. But like everything else, the public and the news has exploited everything about him and now I am tired of turning on the tv and that's all you hear about!

Collette said...

what do you mean he was a freak, he only had 2 surgeries. that's what he said! ha! love the new pictures of you guys on your blog!

Tiffany said...

You and my husband need to hang out together when such events happen. He gets glued to the TV and only comes up for air for food and bathroom breaks. I get pretty involved too, but he seems to need every last detail.

P.S. I bought the same album on itunes today and have been listening since. Such good music.