Friday, 26 June 2009

RIP Michael Jackson, King of Pop

My laptop is still virus-ridden but I simply couldn't not post. I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan and I'm completely devastated that he has passed away. Actually, I would say I'm inbetween denial and devastation..part of me just refuses to believe it's true. I know he will live on through his music..music which has changed the industry forever and will continue to be a point of reference and inspiration to artists for years to come. For me, like many others, he was such an inspiration and I feel so fortunate to be from a generation which can remember him for his contribution to music rather than tabloid headlines. I remember being completely fascinated by Michael as a child, I was only a couple of years old when Bad came out but I remember listening to it constantly and watching the extended version of Bad over and over. I made my mum buy me Thriller and Off The Wall and later the Moonwalker movie. I had his calendar and recorded his interviews and concerts whenever he was on tv. The one thing I wanted more than anything was the chance to see him live, and I was over the moon when I finally got tickets to his last ever show. In a thinly veiled attempt to keep this post fashion related..I'm sure you guys remember these images of Michael wearing Balmain, supposedly Emmanuelle Alt's influence.
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