Thursday, June 25, 2009

How can Michael Jackson be dead?
Very sad day.
When I was 7, I used to jump on my bed and listen to the Thriller album front to back.
Anyone have any Michael Jackson stories/fond rememberances?



RIP

126 comments:

Sherene said...

hi jade! i was just watching the bill cosby show last night and the little girl (i dont remember her name) was going to a michael jackson concert and was planning out the wedding between him and her and stuff...so...just kinda random:)
too bad he died. rip
ps im a big fan of AFI

Gillian said...

i know =[
i just walk downstairs, and hear CNN say that he was dead.
and now i'm sad.

Jude said...

He is(was?) such an icon in popular culture that it seemed unnatural and improbable that he's dead.

Haras said...

I really can't believe it.

Dotty said...

I just found out about that right now also, I wasn't expecting that to happen anytime soon.

RIP Michael Jackson.

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Karlye said...

I know, I was sitting talking to my friend while we were doing a photoshoot and he was like "Oh my god! Michael Jackson died!" We kind of sat there for 3 or 4 minutes in aw and disbelief. I still can't believe it.

But I agree it is a very sad day, so unexpected. I remember listening to his songs as a young'n, and the trial a couple of years ago obviously. But he was so good at what he did, and no one will really live up to his legacy. May he rest in Peace.

Zoé Aimee said...

I agree.
He's one of those you kinda expect to live forever.
I'm deeply shocked.
I have alot of childhood memories dancing around our house to his music as well.

So sad :(

RIP Michael.

camilla said...

It's incredibly sad :(

When I was about 5, my older brother made a cassette tape for me with "Heal the world" on repeat, both sides. I used to play it over and over, most likely driving my family mad, haha. I loved that song so much and still do.

RIP Michael :(

LadyJinx_DF said...

Yes,A very sad day. =/


RIP MJ!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't even comprehend his death right now. I love Thriller. When I was in middle school my mom used to force me and my sisters to learn the dance moves to Beat It. My parents used to blast Dangerous in the kitchen and we would all sing to it. I wish he could have been with us longer but he has given us so much while he was here.

Jordan said...

When I was small, you could be sure that after bath time there was a naked little white girl produing dance moves that only a 3 year-old could to Thriller.

Such a strange feeling, Michael Jackson was such a presence in my early years of music education/discovery.

I played on a Catholic school soccer team and he was the only "popular music" artist the nuns would actually allow us to dance to. Sometimes they'd even dance with us. Crazy.

Anonymous said...

*hugs* I'm sorry, pudge.
<3

Anonymous said...

I'm more upset that Farrah Fawcett died. Not gonna lie Michael's kind of a creeper.

Ciara said...

Some of my earliest memories are of dancing to HIStory at age three or four. And my family has a tradition where we get together and watch the Thriller full video - which my parents taped YEARS ago - at Halloween.

It's such a loss. I hope he rests in peace. He truly deserves it. Such an iconic, incredibly gifted, talented, innovative, unique man. <3

JoeMama said...

I'm 36 years old and my very first album I bought was Thriller. I had his posters all over my walls. Plus the Jackson 5 have been in my iTunes rotation for years. Off The Wall is still a relevant album that could even be released today.

Very sad and shocking. And also sad to hear about Farrah Fawcett too. I had a tshirt of her on it when I was 5 years old in the 70s.

Anonymous said...

So now it turns out everyone loved Michael Jackson.

Come on, he was a fucking pedo.

Crimson Butterfly said...

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Larissa said...

I love you Jade.

I am 14 and I did exaclly what you did when u were 7. My whole life I loved him. I have all this albums. His moonwalker movie. I cried my eyes out today and I probably will tonight. I love Michael Jackson too much because not only was he a great performer. He was the nicest person ever.

Jen** said...

wow... dude that was so like unexpected and sudden... im only a teenager but yet... he was such a big part of everyones lives i mean everyone knos who michael jackson was and to think... i was singing thriller yesterday...

Larissa said...

I first saw Michael from Moonwalker movie. I recommend EVERYONE see that even u Jade!!
Im 14 and I know Moonwalker.

Brittney said...

I heard about it through facebook statuses. Is that sad or what? Its kinda like when Heath ledger and Steve Irwin died. It just doesn't feel possible.

G. R. Ramírez said...

I must say that while pretty much I love every single song I've heard by Michael Jackson, one particularly interesting thing is that probably one of the first guitar solos I loved was that of Beat It.

We will miss you greatly, our big eternal Peter Pan.

Karinne Carnage said...

I can't believe it, I turned on my computer and that's the first thing I saw. It's a sad day :S

anya said...

When I was a youngin' I was completely obsessed with Michael Jacksons' "Thriller" video, I had it on vhs with a whole making of the video included and it played almost continuously...RIP...

Sweetness said...

He was a HUGE influence on my early years. I had (and still have) a sparkly glove! I remember crying when his hair was caught on fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial. I can remember sitting in my room listening to Thriller on my record player.

He was such an influential man and I can't believe it.

Anonymous said...

I will be more than ashamed to be proved wrong but there is something...something....something up here.......mmmmmm......doesn't sit with me......at all.....but he was an amazing singer in the day and I loved the music from way back when....still !!!!!!!!

Kera said...

i can't believe it.....i remember the day my friend called me on the phone crying because she was so happy Michael was found innocent... i didn't like his music until a couple years ago when my friend sat me down and showed me pretty much his entire discography. since then i've been a big fan of his music, and today..... there are no words to fully describe today...
R.I.P. MICHAEL

Anonymous said...

Very sad&shocking..RIP Michael&Farrah.Thriller is a classic,timeless album!Peace&Love

Anonymous said...

I was so shocked to hear about his death. (still am shocked actually.) It is so sad...

HunkyDory said...

He was the first artist I listened to..I remember listening to "Beat It" with my Mom (who is also gone)..If it weren't for Michael, then I probably would've never taken an interest in music. I'm still trying to make my musical journey take off..But seriously, I'm heartbroken right now..I already cried, and I actually feel like I should do some more crying. Rest in Peace Michael..Give my Mom, Grandma and Freddie a great big hug for me. <3

*hilary said...

Thriller was probably the first record I ever owned. I was 6 years old and I looooooved him. I used to have one of those red jackets with the zippers...they were all the rage back in the day.

Even though the last few years haven't treated MJ well, I'm sad that he's gone. He was such an amazing performer.

talksosmall said...

Michael's music got me through the toughest years of my life - I honestly don't know what would've become of me if he hadn't been there... I used to come home from school every day and go straight to my tape deck, or to the VCR, listen to him, watch the videos... I still have enough MJ memorabilia at home to fill a few boxes. I can't believe he's gone...

Anonymous said...

its so sad. i was at a dance thing and we all were so excited and happy and then someone just said . . . michael jacksn died today and everyone was all sad and yeah. its too bad he was a good man

--justice

Hannah said...

this is SO sad. i'm still in shock :'( someone told me at work and i didn't believe them at first, then it was announced on the radio.

before i was born, my parents took my 2 older sisters to see him in concert (i believe they were around 4 and 6 years old) and one of them started crying because it was too loud :/

i'm gonna listen to his music all night tonight. RIP MJ <3

Jeremy said...

Seems kind of surreal, my parents always told me that they played "beat it" in the hospital room when i was born, so that was technically the first song i had ever heard. RIP

This Girl said...

I was just 5 years old when I was introduced to Michael's music in the 90s. That was truly the first time I ever fell in love with any artist's music. I can honestly say it was the first time I ever fell in love with music. I had a copy of The Legend Continues VHS that I loved to watch. I remember I wouldn't leave my house one day because there was a Michael Jackson marathon or something happening on some channel. Who could ever forget the amazing music videos.

I cannot believe what has happened today. I wake up from a nap to hear my brother yelling "Michael Jackson died!" and immediately turn on the TV. Tears were shed, still being shed. Sitting here listening to his music now. :[ <3

Mandy said...

I honestly cannot say that I have any memories of him. Growing up outside of North America, you don't hear about him a lot... At least not where I was born. Even growing up in Canada, I didn't hear much about him...
But I do know that he is the King of Pop and will be missed by many others around the world.
It was actually a very sudden thing... RIP MJ.

ThisSideUp said...

I'm quite glad that he's dead; those children he molested can finally have some small form of justice now. And his own poor kids can finally get help; who knows what he was doing to them all these years... (Besides, you know, dangling them off balconies and stuff. He was such a creep.)

KitD said...

I remember the day I bought "Thriller" as a kid. It was a big deal for me then b/c I had saved up my allowance to get it. Staying up late to watch MJ's famous "Billy Jean" performance and the moonwalk on the Grammys. When the video for "Thriller" came out, my mom found "The Making of Thriller" at the video store:) How about the Pepsi commercial when his hair caught fire?

CaughtBetween said...

How sad I used to do laundry when I was 4 to his music and dance along. I murdered my radio listening to his music. We had his music at our graduation D: This is quite sad to hear. I'll probably be listening to his songs for weeks like some sort of tribute to him. I fore see many well deserved tribute videos on you tube in the future.

Lynsy said...

Last year, for Halloween, my Tae Kwon Do demo team and I did "Thriller" in a demo on Oct. 31st. It's almost surreal, you know?

Hyro said...

I can't belive it...

My strongest memory being child, was a holiday in a kind of "farm" or something like that... and it had a pool... and a kiosk and I was like 3 years old...

Well the memories are three... hte first one is that I was dancing right next to the pool "thriller" and I slipped off and almost drown in the pool, because it was very deep water and my family wasn't putting me attention, because they were playing in the pool.

The second one is my counsins calling me to see the video premiere of "earth song", although I don't remember if it is in the same trip.

The thir one is a choreography that my cousins and I made to my family using "Thriller" as the music.

Oh! and I almost forgot... my first assignment in College was making an arrangement to a "Billy Jean" midi that the teacher gave to us... it was such a good homework...

By the way, my first homework in kindergarden was to tell how were my vacations... and the picture I drew was Mj's "Thriller" cover art... (in a very childish way)

Anonymous said...

I remember when I was younger, my friend and me were like arguing over the guy. We spent the majority of that summer in the house just watching this concert of Michael that I'd gracefully, yet not so gracefully, took (or stole) from my uncle.

When he was acquitted of those disgusting charges, I almost got kicked out of my English class for shouting, "Hell Yeah!"

I feel like a prick because ever since I've become a fan of rock music, my Michael Jackson albums have been put on the back burner. I'd play them ever once in a while just to hear his voice. Now, he's gone.

I loved Michael Jackson.

Boo_Baby_Doll said...

Gah, it's just so not cool. Sarah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on the same day?! This is a sad day, he inspired so many bands...

RIP Sarah and MJ...

Boo_Baby_Doll said...

Farrah fawcett >.< Guh, I need sleep sorry about that.

infiniteblue17 said...

Only upon his death did I realize I thought of Michael Jackson as immortal. He was one of those people who was always going to be there. He died so young, too. All the crazy scandals and slander aside, he was at heart a groovy man. I'll still jive to his beat.

Jare said...

hey Jade,

I remember when Dangerous i think it was came out, we got it on CD but only had one CD player in the house. It was fancy ass with an alarm on it which my mom used to wake in the morning. She made me go to bed before i'd listened to the album for the... 50th time i think, and i forgot to take it out of the CD player. The first sound on the first track is a glass breaking. Needless to say, mom got out of bed SUPER FAST and was NOT A HAPPY MOMMA BEAR that morning. Was super funny to me as a kid, and is something I'll probably always remember.

RIP Farah too. :( Sad day today.

Kayleigh Control said...

According to my esteemed Mutti, I used to be a huge fan of the 'Thriller' video when I was a kid. She thought it might frighten me, but apparently I watched in awe as Michael and his zombie buddies capered around a graveyard. Then (also according to mum) I shouted, "AGAIN! AGAIN!" and watched it on a loop for the next six months :)

Lub you Jabe. xx

Emme said...

Been a fan of the pop King since i was nine!!!!
Jade i was listeniN to my dangerous cd in the car this morning, well the morniN he died. i was jss parkiN the car jss as the song gone to soon finished... later that day BFF called to tell me MJ died. that jss crushed me, CRUSHED me. I was so Xcited for his comeback N truly anticipated his comeback N everythiN.
MJ will surely be missed :'(
but lets all remember the great time!

Alyssa said...

It's really sad. :(

I remember being 5 years old and my mom showing me the Thriller album and playing it on her ancient record player from the 60s; and me dancing all around our apartment to it. Awh, only 11 years ago.

His death really is tragic.

Adreli said...

I used to play his video game on sega genesis. It was my favorite game. RIP

lezah said...

I was never a big fan of Michael Jackson, but I did like Thriller, Beat It and Smooth Criminal. For some reason I believed that he'd never die, but, well... RIP.

havokisthecure said...

This is something I still can`t believe...

I mean...it is not that he wasn`t going to die, because his health was really bad, and he made lots of CRAZY things with his body...BUT...he is a person who I grew up knowing as an artist...and it is sad and shocking knowing HE WON`T BE THERE ANYMORE!

Katiekay said...

I've always enjoyed MJ. My first memory of him is from his video for Remember the Time. And I would always sing Heal the World while swinging on my swing set.

Despite all the allegations, I've always believed in him and I was really looking forward to his new stuff.

Rest in Peace, MJ. We all love you!

Ash said...

I actually argued with my sister's boyfriend when he said that MJ was dead. For some reason I really thought that he was incapable of dying.
:(

Jemmeh said...

It's really weird.

I was at work and I swear it was on the news through my entire shift. o_O


50 seems like such a young age, now. @__@


I used to try to do the Thriller dance. It never worked out so well... XD Usually related to some kind of dying animal/ people thought I was playing charades. ):

Dezzo said...

hi jadey! aww i was really really sad too... i knew that he died yesterday in a concert! when the lead singer of the band told us that, i couldnt believe it until i came to my house and saw it on tv! i loved him cause i dont really like pop music but he was the only one i liked! and i dont know why everybody dont care! if not for him, nowadays music wont be what it is now he was a genious! and he was still too young to die!! world is not fair ¬¬ the good ones die and stupid teenage girls and boys dont ¬¬ why michael jackson? and not miley cyrus!? aaaa!!!
ok i think i said too much!!
i love you jade!! TT.TT
can i have a hug from you??

RIP

ps. i cant wait for the new album! AFI rocks!!! :D:D:D

Valentina said...

Sadly, I was too little to remember. But man, I'm so shocked. I can't believe he's gone. I was with my friends last night and it came on TV. Didn't see this one coming.

And what about Farrah Fawcett?! Is this some kind of sign?! Are we all going to die soon? D:

helen099 said...

hi jade, sorry i'm late; i was at a taking back sunday concert last night.

very, very shocked about MJ. he was HUGE; very few have had the same impact he had on popular music.

i remember watching the Jacksons biopic on tv. i think being forced into showbiz at such a young age, he had his childhood stolen from him. maybe that contributed to his strange behavior later in life.

what do you think, jade?
♥♥

chaoskitten said...

I heard last night just after it was announced. I simply can't believe it.

My fondest memory involving him was when I was in Primary school (like Middle school in the States :) ) and some of the 4th Class kids did an amazing dance routine to Thriller for the annual dance show. They came crawling off the stage dressed as zombies and scared the shite out a bunch of ten year olds in the front row! XD

I was in 6th Class at the time and we didn't participate in the show except as helpers. That was, gosh, five years ago now. Time flies.

It's very sad considering all the stress he was under from the past few years. He was only starting to get back on his feet too. :(
He even spent some time lying low over here, he was living in a place called Arklow in Co. Wicklow. That was a good idea as it was the last place anyone would think he'd be. It's a small seaside town.

Last night and today all of our radio stations are playing mostly just his music. Its a nice tribute I think. :)

He'll be remembered as a legend for many years to come. R.I.P MJ.

kirstie said...

I still don't believe it myself. Sigh. He had a really good voice and dance moves to match. What a shame.

The only memories I have remotely related to him (because I'm a bit after his shining moments) was a girl in my class who used to idolize him while we were in high school. Then the whole little boy scandal happened, but she stood up for him and stuff. Didn't like her much though...she bullied me all the time because she didn't like my boyfriend :( Maybe she was just jealous...

-shrug-

Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson.

AFI_Is_Life <3 said...

I just found out this morning :[ I came down stairs and my mum was like "Micheal Jackson is dead" and I was stood there like "Oh my god? Really?" I was so upset :'( A lot of my friends were as well :( R.I.P Micheal Jackson :( <3
xox <3

Honeythorn said...

A sad day indeed. He may have become very odd and so on in the past 10-15 years or so, but there's no deying that for the style of music he did ,at his peak, he was truly the best.

He's just one of those people you simply don't expect to ever die.

I was quite a fan when I was young, my brother had all his albums and we used to try and learn the dance moves. My grandma had the VHS video of Thriller which I would always watch first with immense glee and vim whilst doing the dance moves and loving Vincent Price's maniacal laughter, before going though a slew of proper scary ( at the time ) or gory horror movies. Aged about 6 .

RIP Jacko.

NoiseElectric said...

Still shocked and devastated, like so many others are now.

Michael was one of my biggest personal and professional influences. It's almost inconceivable that he's gone.

Such a beautiful person, inside and out...and he left us with such incredible music, dance, spirit, legend. He truly was the Elvis Presley or the John Lennon for our generation.

There will never be another like him.

Rest peacefully and God bless.

Lissa[DF] said...

Michael Jackson's Thriller was the first record I bought when I was little. I was so proud and I played it all the time! I even had a picture taken with me and my friend holding it!

ViridianA said...

Hey... I saw him live when I was 6 years old. My mom took me to one of his concerts in Mexico City.. in was on November 1993. I still have the ticket.

I really cant believe his dead :/

Buzz Royale said...

when I was a little kid MTV still showed loads of Micheal Jackson and I used to think that MTV means "Micheal TV" but then they suddenly stopped showing his music and I learnd that it meant music tv...

OneCoolNerd said...

My parents came and told me he died and I was just like, "Whoa." I wish I could have seen him in his prime. Since I'm 16, I can't remember anything but the creepy Michael, and I wish it could be otherwise. =[[[[

All my friends are making fun of him, and I'm sick of hearing it. No matter how screwed up he was in the past decade, he had a lifetime of achievement and no one can dispute how incredible his music is.

Anonymous said...

hmm today was good, my personal favorite mj moment actually, being musically talented can't make amends.
yeah I'm biased, then some of us see from the other side of the fence, people will deify him, worship him, disregard those he destroyed. Don't expect you to understand, actually hope you can't it's not a good club.

Sarahface8 said...

For every generation, there are those select few that leave there mark on history and set a high standard for those that follow. Michael Jackson's legacy is one that I never want to see surpassed. It wouldn't seem right if it ever was. One icon has fallen and I hope to science that the Jonas Brothers or Zac Efron don't even think of attempting replacing him. Today, there is honestly no one that can reach that level of talent. Michael Jackson was more than an artist, he was a humanitarian. Who wants to be a humanitarian for this screwed up world? Not many, but he believed and saw the beauty in people and some tried to diminish that by making up scandals and petty media nonsense. We should remember the days of "Thriller," "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" and the historic moment of seeing MJ moonwalk across the Motown stage. Most of us grew up seeing his music videos on MTV and VH1 and singing along and dancing because it was genuinely good music and it made us feel good. He didn't just focus on appealing to one group of people; he appealed to your mom, dad, grandmother, older brother, your favorite rockstar or rapper, your science teacher, your neighbor, you and me. How many artists can we say really appeal to the masses? Certain;y not Zac Efron or Justin Timberlake. Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll and Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, Michael Jackson is the King of Pop.

Panduh [DF] said...

He died on my 15th birthday..
R.I.P, Michael. You will be missed.

MJ said...

The world is a strange place without Michael Jackson. Listening to Billie Jean is like listening to a dead person singing through my speakers. Crazy shit.

But in all seriousness, he will be missed. He was (and still is) an inspiration to a lot of people around the world.

As for fond memories, I recall going to my cousin's dance performance last Halloween where he danced to Thriller and dressed up like a zombie. It was all very entertaining and he is an extremely talented dancer for a 12 year-old.

I also play Beat It on Guitar Hero 4 almost every day. I can't say I was a die hard fan, but I do love his music and listen to it regularly. After all, I am only fifteen. It's not like I grew up listening to him or anything.

My favorite song by him is Billie Jean. <3

Christa said...

It is a little depressing that the only memories I have of him are watching his trail on Court TV. I can't put aside repeated accusations of pedophilia, no matter how talented he was.

justin said...

haha we have a laser disk with all his videos on it, and my dad has every album he came out with, including jackson five, he was quite the bad ass!

{MissMalaise} is a Trini girl. said...

Well, being a child of the 90s, I can't say I followedhim from the start, but my parents raised me on his music. I remember, when I was about four, I was watching the Thriller video for the first time, and I actually got scared :P I also used to insist to my mum that he couldn't be black with white skin,haha.I still loved all his songs, no matter how old got.

So far, I still can't believe it...I'm stuck in a sort of surreal wonder here. I was in a Physics class at around 6 in the evening, ad the teacher got a call and was blurted out "Michael Jackson died?!"
Everyone stopped writing and were like "WHAT?!"
RIP Micheal, 1958-2009. T_T cried all night last night.

d said...

Same deal... at 6 0r 7 I remember blasting my sisters boom box on the side of my house dancing and singing, annoying the neighbors, pretty much ruled my pre-teens. Hope his soul is free now.

Amber said...

Its a sad week. So many memorable people passed away. Ed Mcmahon, Ferra Fausset and now Michael Jackson. I was fondest of Michael. He was an incredible artist. All the tough situations he's been in just don't seem to matter anymore; He was a great musician and no amount of negative comments is going to lessen the quality of his music. It hit me hard. I still don't believe it. I'm only 16 but 80s music is what i grew up listening to because of my father and Michael was a huge part of the collections of songs that I love.

RIP Michael :(

Col said...

hey jade. i've got a really good memory about Mr. Jackson.i remember listening to my older brother sing Billie Jean and instead of singing the kid is not my son, he would say the chair is not my son. lol!

JessicaXHavok said...

Oh my god, I know..It was horrible...I cried. A lot. No matter how many times I made fun of him, I always loved his music.
"Someday we will all shrivel up and die and become zombies. Then we shall dance the Thriller." -Me.
^.^

Anonymous said...

Been a MJJ fan since junior high......and totally adore AFI,much respect for artists who put there all into their music

goodbyes4good(DF)er said...

Jade,So seriously, been a MJJ fan since 1992 junior high,this is just as hard as it was to except Heath Ledger's death...he will 4ever be loved and missed. p.s. I adore AFI.....much respect for artists who put it all into their music.

~NEW RECORD SO EXCITED~

Anonymous said...

when i was a little boy i used to play dress up for michael and then he would turn off the lights and play hide the light bulb with me... i never really liked the game because i was always sore afterwards... its strange telling you this because michael told me that if i ever told anyone that god would hate me and kill my mom... i hope it isnt true =(

Fluffo said...

Every elementary school talent show consisted of me dancing to Wanna Be Starting Something. We spent 230 bucks on awful tickets to see him in Madison Square Garden, and I dressed up like him for my sixth-grade Halloween (honoring, not mocking). Pictures enclosed once I find them.


RIP MJ, f+a
They still don't have the decency to leave him the Hell alone, even after he's dead.

morgan said...

i found out about this at disney and almost started crying :{
my friends and i definately did the thriller dance in our school talent show.
we dressed up as zombies and everything
we were so good they had us do an encore hahaha

Jo said...

I grew up on a steady diet of Michael's music. So many years of dancing to his records in my living room. So many hours spent as a kid learning the dances to his videos and performing them on the playground at recess.

Michael's music gave me hope and strength that I never really found elsewhere. His music just does something to me. His music cradled me through the hardest times of my life. I wouldn't be here today without his music.

Hearing the news of his death was/is devastating. I feel like a part of me died with him. However, I'm sure he's at peace now. Nobody can hurt him or demean him any longer. I will miss him dearly, but I take comfort in the fact that although he is gone, his music will live on forever.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, I can remember listening to MJ at 7 as well. His latest album at the time (my first album ever) was HIStory (one disc greatest hits, one disc new content) and I listened to it all the time on my little walkman. It was like the soundtrack to my early childhood. Fond memories. RIP.

lorral said...

well, i was on a day trip out of Sydney, Australia and the bus was stuck in holiday traffic and the only 2 tapes the driver had were Anne Murray and MJ's Thriller. I knew every word to every song after that day! He was truly and entertainer that will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Since Micheal Jackson is 99% plastic, he will be melted down to the form of legos. So little boys can play with him for a change.

PoptartBibo69Xx said...

It's sad he had to be the one to go.
I thought he could never die.
When I was about 5 I was watching Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" in my mom's room and it blew my mind.


He was a amazing person who had flaws, too.

kato said...

It's really so unexpected and sad. I can remember clearly playing that old MJ video game for hours and hours with my cousins...the one where you run around dancing bad guys to death and saving children with the help of Bubbles the monkey. I think it was for sega or some other ancient system. His music will always be loved.

lisa said...

I spent the day listening to and watching MJ videos. What a great talent. What a great loss.

Janelle said...

There were a few music videos that I was really drawn to as a kid. "Black or White" was one of them.

I liked him but I wasn't one of his biggest fans, but still. It's really hard to believe. Truly the end of an era. And if this is how the public feels, I can't imagine what it's like for people who actually knew him.

LynellMarie said...

Every Halloween in middle school and high school, the dancers would make a production and perform Thriller in our hand made costumes. :)
We always got a kick out of it.

Cherol said...

:(

So many of my childhood memories involved Michael Jackson in some way. My brother and I watched Moonwalker religiously.

RIP Michael.

StefanieEbling said...

its really a shame...with the tour this summer too. Im sad about this...he was and still is a legend...along with Elvis and The Beatles...

Laura said...

I think I am going to show my age here...but I remember watching the premier of Thriller on MTV and loving it! I remember him in the Jackson Five and I even watched their cartoon growing up...too weird. I think Michael lived a tragic life and died tragically. I wish he could go back to that little boy in the Jackson Five and start all over again! It has been very hard watching someone so talented self-implode over the years....what a shame!

BOY LOVES DARKNESS said...

I used to be a big fan of Michael. When i was in elementary school in the 90s, particularly in the early to mid 90s, i remember being really into him and his music.

I hope when you do the finishing touches on the album ,you all draw inspiration from Michael's work ethic and sheer and utter passion.

If its too late for that, then i hope yall are inspired to give your greatest live shows yet.

P.S: Seriously try to get davey to incoperate the moon walk, or some spin move for the concerts. Seriously! lol, it would be great.

Lea said...

yea and billy mayes died too. how come farah,michael, and billy died all the sudden?

Anonymous said...

He's been gone for 3 days now, but I still can't get it into my head. He's been there all my life, and I guess I expected him to be there forever - or at least for 20 more years.
I can't believe that he's dead, I can't believe it.
Rest in peace, Michael Jackson. <3

kombucha said...

thriller was the first album i ever owned. i used to set up this little beauty and the beast tent i had as a kid and put on 'beat it', (just because it was my favorite song of all time) run out of that tent and put on a performance for my family. he has a huge spot in my heart and i'll miss him terribly. :[

Bradley said...

I was born in 1981 so I grew up listening to his music. Hell, he's the reason I became such a huge music fan in the first place. Very sad. RIP Michael. Thank God his music will live on.

Brandi said...

I would sit in front of MTV ALL DAY waiting, waiting, waiting for the "Thriller" video to come on (so I could perfect the moves)....

Susan said...

i won't pretend like i was his biggest fan, but i clearly remember how big We Are the World was back in the day.

sad stuff, sorry for his kids.

Trisha said...

I met Michael Jackson six years ago through Make A Wish Foundation. He was the nicest person I have ever met and I'll never forget how nice he was to my mom, myself and the other Make A Wish kids. He opened up the Neverland Ranch for us the next day, too.

Juliana [Theory] said...

Dude, im devastated...
I cant even remember when I started listening to him, its like since I was born
I watched Moonwalker more times than I watched snow white or stuff like that
He was my first idol and I'll love him forever

goodbyes4good(DF)er said...

U know, when I was 9(back in 1987) my sister joined da army, before she left she handed down her sticker collection to me, and in that collection was wrappers of MJJ gum, thats just too cool.

p.s. still have that collection...Have to say, that its not for us to judge MJ,he will be judged by a higher power. No one knows for sure if he did those horrible things, with that said I will 4ever love and miss him. The world lost a beautiful person.

p.s. I cant say this enough, I have endless respect for artists who put there everything into their music, AFI's music just like MJJ's means so much to sooooo many people.

so excited for the new AFI record....

ET Scene said...

That was a depressing day. I was never all that into Michael Jackson but my dad was.(you canimagine how sad he was.) The first time I'd listened to one of his songs was when my dad was drunk and decided to have me listen to Thriller and watch the video (the whole werewolf shpeel) with him as a father-daughter-bonding thing. Man he could dance. It was cool.

But, according to my dad, this always happens. When one celebrity dies, two or three more die after. First was Ed McMann, then Ferra Faucette, Michael Jackson and just today, Billy Maze.

Crazy stuff, you know?

RIP Michael. (He'll be missed.)

Promise me and the rest of your fans you won't die anytime soon.

=/

Ryan said...

It was a sad and horrible week indeed :( Jade I have a quick question for ya buddy. You mentioned some things about some unreleased songs that were supposed to come out on an album - is there anything that's going to come out of this? Im excited to hear the new AFI album and some new Blaqk Audio. I had the pleasure of meeting you guys on your tour here in Florida with the DF. Unfortunately I was tongue tied and forgot everything I ever wanted to ask you guys when I got the chance to meet you. Well, I hope you are all well. -Ryan

Cunt. said...

it's just not right michael jackson shouldn't be dead. it honestly breaks my heart ):

Cunt. said...

and honestly im disgusted by everyone who thinks hes a creep and a pedo, have some respect for the man number one and remember when you listen to your favorite music remember he paved the way for most of them.

rip michael. we love youuuuuuuu<333

goodbyes4good(DF)er said...

So when I was 9(1987) my sister joined the army, and before she left she handed down her sticker collection to me, and in that there are MJJ gum wrappers, so cool.

No one knows for sure if MJ did all those horrible things, so
it's not our place to judge him, he will be judged by a higher power, with that said the world has lost a beautiful person, we should focus on all the good he's done.

AFI's music just like MJJ's means so much to so many people, Thanx

I can't say it enough, I have endless respect for artists who put their everything into there music.

Drea said...

T_T its very sad
I dont beleive he's dead
neither is elvis
or hitler
Hah

But anyway, yea me and my cousin listen to billy jean, thriller, and beat it all the time.
I dont see how anyone can dislike that album :p

Charlene said...

he is my hero ... the end ...

yes is ... still is my hero ...

megs:)™ said...

i can't believe he's dead either.

fondest memory:
(well it involves my brothers too)

my older brothers were like 14 and 17 (they're 26 and 29 now)

and they had the thriller video playing and were dressed up like michael jackson [glove and all]

it was quite hilarious seeing them sing and dance like him.

i think we have it taped.

the world will never be the same since he died. :(

Anonymous said...

It's so sad that he died. He truly was a great person, and it was on the news today that the 2nd boy who accused him of molesting him now came out and said "he never touched me." it makes me angry to know that he lied about that for 5(?) years.

RIP Michael Jackson.

kombucha said...

the thing about michael jackson is that he wasn't just an influence and an idol to one generation, he's an idol to us all.

Sally, Sweden said...

OMG! What a cute story about you jumping in the bed!

Yeah, i remember me and my friend when we was listen to the radio after school (2002 i think) and we was going to pick something to eat, and then Jackson 5 came on the radio with "Blame it on the boogie" and we was dancing in the kitchen, we was so crazy, and the her mum and dad came home, and laughed, hahah!
RIP Michael Jackson.

stephanie said...

i became very sad and extremely disappointed that i never got to see the guy perform

Anonymous said...

What I can't stand is how a lot of people are reacting to his death. They're saying "oh he was a perverted child molester, it's about time he died. The world doesn't need a person like that." But they forget how much GOOD he did. He raised billions of dollars for Africa using one song, he brought together people of different races (being the first African-American artist on MTV) and changed the music industry with his phenomenal voice and dancing. He made music videos what they are today, did he not? and he inspired so many people, young and old, to help Heal The World and spread love, not violence.

RIP Michael Jackson, the world will miss you. <3

Deepa said...

The first week I felt very surreal because I couldn't quite grasp it. Like, how can such a figure be gone, poof just like that. I still can't make sense of it.

MillieLove said...

I still can not believe it. He was an amazing man. The only good thing to come of this is that I guess he is finally at peace, no one can hound him and harass him any more. The media are still stirring things up but they are revolting, aren't they?
R.I.P Michael, you deserve happiness and peace.

Anonymous said...

The first boy I ever kissed looked just like black Michael Jackson :)

RIP The Thriller God

Morningstar said...

my Michael Jackson stories/fond rememberance is very recent actually, my sister got married on June this year, and decided (as many others apparently) that she wanted her wedding dance to be a mix of various songs that ended with thriller and she wanted her bridemaides to join her and the groom for that part it was fun, though a bit mortifying for me cause I really can't dance...my Michael Jackson stories/fond remembrance is very recent actually, my sister got married on June this year, and decided (as many others apparently) that she wanted her wedding dance to be a mix of various songs that ended with thriller and she wanted her bridesmaids to join her and the groom for that part it was fun, though a bit mortifying for me cause I really can't dance...

Ariz said...

hi jade, in from mexico I was reading about crash love and then i found this blog, my mom is 57 years old, my brother is 11 and I am 20 years old ....

ysterday i saw my mom doing the moon walk, it was really funny xD...and know every day we are dancing beat it and billy jean, I really mis michael jackson =(

Rhea R said...

Dude, I cannot begin to tell you how sad my friend and I were when we heard of this!

My friend is of African-American descent and apparently she grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. So, it was definitely extremely sad for her. I mean, even my family is pretty crazy about MJ.

Sad day it was, extremely sad. =(