Yesterday night I wasnt feeling too sleepy and I went onto reading some news articles and all their details. This has been my favorite past time before going to sleep nowadays. Going through articles, I found something about Michael Jackson and it felt so close, nostalgic and deeply connected as if I was reading about any good known friend. Its not the new feeling as it has always sparked inside me. This might have happened many times before and may also happen in the future again.
Dont stop till you get Enough? I went on googling his pics and his biography as if I have never heard or read about him before. But whats enough here? What really always had made me inquisitive to know about his intoxicated, complex larger than life stardom and his jaw dropping skills?
I feel I m not the only one who has this curiosity about him or anyone who has lived like a legend like that. So much connected even though we have never met him, never even saw him personally. So why do I feel so much connected with him?
Its just the power of Art.
His combination of dexterous moves, his deep lyrics, pure sensational taste of music, his hard working attitude and obligation to his industry made him so special. Sometimes I feel so much blessed to be born in this era to hear and watch this rarest of rare professional and psychological combination of AR Rehman/Hans Zimmer, Bob Dylan and all the dancers combined (I give up naming any legendary pop dancer at this moment as I have seen Beyonce dancing recently). Also, those were the cassettes days and listening to him could be only possible when we had the access to those cassettes. Unlike mp3s they were not easily accessible and replicated. Not sure if MJ would be millionaire today even if possessing the same amount of skills.
However, Everyone knows about his troubles and pain he had suffered to gain and again lost what had. Since he had given us so much at the cost of his childhood, it would be beyond any repairs.
But on the good note, he is indestructible. People are still listening to his music and accepting his talent posthomusely. Recording companies and other artists are keeping on to revive his persona among us with all fresh albums and remixed recordings. With a record number of charities he has done and the changes he has brought in this world, the world is certainly giving him back. Today I am giving him back with these words. Thank you MJ for making our childhood lively and filled with brilliant beats you have showered on us. I never managed to replicate Moonwalk as perfectly as you did, but trying was more fun.
Thanks for everything you did for us!