Hello fellow bloggers. I've been neglecting my blog as of late, but here I am blogging once again. Man, being dedicated to this thing is hard eh? Anyways, on to the good stuff.
Before I start, I am not writing this to say that his life was any more important than anyone else's. In the end he was just another man. I am writing this as I would write about any other musical influence of mine as I have about Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix (stay tuned for John Mayer).
So last night Sarah and I went to see "This Is It." I was very impressed. Michael Jackson was such an amazing performer. He took complete control over the rehearsal and commanded the respect of his dancers, the music director, lighting, all that jazz. So yeah, he may have been a nut job, but damn it he made good music. I'm probably way behind on the honouring or bashing of MJ since his death, but seeing the film made me re-realize how much I love his music. As soon as I got home I picked up my guitar and figured out the melody to Human Nature (my all time favourite MJ song). Granted he hadn't made any new music for a while before he died, but there's no denying that his catalogue of songs is mighty impressive. Throw whatever thoughts out there about his alleged child abuse, eccentric behaviour, cosmetic surgery, whatever... It does not take away from the talent and professionalism of the man when doing what he did best - making an audience sit on the edge of their seat in awe of his stage presence, making us try endlessly to learn how to moon walk, and making us hum/sing Beat It while waiting for the bus. Seriously, who of you out there hasn't tried to moonwalk (or claim that your can moonwalk without ever providing proof)? So here's to you Mike, you weird talented little man. Thanks for the music.