Tuesday, July 07, 2009
On the passing of Michael Jackson
American artist, musical fireball, brilliant phenomenon
In my lifetime, it is the popular music artist galvanizing our culture with excitement bordering on ecstasy, with gatherings of huge numbers in admiration and in in love, that ignites us. As mourners and admirers all over the world gather to celebrate Michael Jackson, the radiant breadth and utter sweetness of his influence becomes evident.
At this dangerous and contentious moment in our world, a major gathering of humanity in unison and love is a precious thing. It is historical and fitting that this convocation occurs over the air, through the net and in the flesh in such profusion that it may well be the largest public congregation ever.
I say set aside, in this moment of sadness, inferential speculation and spurious judgment about his personal life, about which we will never completely know, and which does not in reality affect the enormous and undeniable gift of his talent and work.
The creativity, inclusion, social critique and fierce artistry expressed by Michael Jackson with such style and panache is unlikely to be equaled. For these things, and for the international humanitarianism and direct good works he has exhibited and inspired, I celebrate his works and honor his passing.
We are the World
Roberto Cortes Rodriguez is Watching Michael Jackson's Funeral Live on CNN.com
- Puerto Rico.
Balqishahanum Bt Bahari hai ada sesiapa di sini dari malaysia?
Chienna del Rosario now we should realize the meaning of "HEAL THE WORLD" lets to our share..
- Hong Kong
Barbara Corbeil Rest in Peace Micheal.
- Ottawa, ON
Amit Dhar still cant believe this. Its monumental day in history.
- Nassau County, NY
Saiiry's ProducerArtist Mickael Jackson you a king forever R.I.P respect!!
Ngo Quang Truong Heal The World.
Marlon Bautista rest in peace MJ, you will always be remembered.....
Joe Adler grew up listening to MJ. This is a sad day, but his music will live forever.
- Burlington, VT
Wang Yihong I have so many precious memories with you, your music. I don't need to remember you. You're always in my heart.
- Hong Kong
Chienna del Rosario now we should realize the meaning of "HEAL THE WORLD" lets to our share.
- Hong Kong
Daniela Osío Herrera : The King is gone. The Legend is born. Legends Never Dies.
Amelia Poon Rest in peace, Michael. You are one in a million. I enjoy your dancing ability.
Tyrone Twin Payne I remember when my brother and I used to have dance contests to see who dance like Michael Jackson.
- Washington, DC
Daniela Osío Herrera The King is gone. The Legend is born. Legends Never Dies...
Rohan Jacob well he was the most loved and yet so misunderstood gr8tst msuci star of this planet.
Fidelis St.Hill MJ live.
(comments gleaned from CNN Live Event)
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