Tuesday, July 7 2009
My God, could that man dance. Michael Jackson moved like the love child of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.
We lost so much more than another legend June 25. We lost the final man to give us a glimpse into how the world of pop music should be.
Monday, July 6 2009
But Michael Jackson and his brothers opened up and represented the possibilities of a wide, wonderful world for me at a most impressionable moment in my youth.
This is an album so wholly realized in its style and aesthetic that it feels like a continuous loop, infinitely playing in addendum with some blissed out, never-ending dance floor.
No case study can come close to approximating the one-of-a-kind wunderkind who became the King of Pop. His story is unique, and will likely remain the triumphant and ultimately tragic cultural touchstone of our times.
Creating a mix CD is different than listening to an album. Instead of listening to artists tell their stories, you use their music to tell one of your own.
I hope his effusive childlike enthusiasm gives him access to heaven’s gate, where maybe he can reconstruct the childhood he once lost.
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