Friday, June 26, 2009

MJ and Me

Michael played a major role in my childhood and in my musical ear development.

The first two albums I owned when I got my first record player were Thriller and Bad.

When I was six years old my mom took me all the way to Jacksonville to see the Jackson 5 Reunion Tour. And she made us our own gloves to wear at the concert. With sequins on them!

I had the Michael Jackson action figure that I used to play Barbies with. But he came complete with a red leather outfit, silver glove, and totally bendable knees (not like the bendable knees that Ken and Barbie had).

When I was seven or eight I had a recurring nightmare that Michael Jackson was trying to kill me. I couldn’t close my eyes at night for several days because all I would see is him coming after me. That kind of ended my love for him.

Last night I watched a clip from an old interview with Michael on ABC. I truly believe that something was seriously wrong with this man. I’m no psychologist, but my thought is that maybe he didn’t get a childhood because he was making music and so he has the mentality of a child now. I don’t believe that he molested children. I think that he invited them to sleep over like any 10 year old boy would do. The clip I watched was of him climbing a tree – and he was acting just like any little kid would at the prospect of climbing a tree. It was sad to watch.

Whatever the real story is, his music and his legend will live on. Michael you will be missed.

6 comments:

CookFamily said...

Love your glove. Hope you still have it. I agree with what you said, sad.

carol said...
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carol said...

Scott had the same MJ doll. I think it still might be around here somewhere!!

arika said...

Yup, I know that doll. I had the same one. My mom never throws anything away, so I'm sure it's at her house somewhere. I loved MJ as a kid too. I remember we would sit around and watch MTV, just waiting for Thriller to come on. Good stuff.

Harris said...

The glove is hilarious!!

Second Shift Mommy said...

I need to clarify - the glove in the picture is not MY actual glove. I have no idea where that glove is or if it even still exists. I found this glove on google. My glove was white with colored sequins.