36. GOODBYE MICHAEL, GOODBYE CHILDHOOD

heartI can’t let my blog go this week without paying tribute to Michael Jackson. I’m not going to say much because I’m sure at this point – 48 or so hours after his death – we’ve heard almost everything about his life professionally, personally and financially to draw our own conclusions about this superstar’s tragic life.

All I can say is: It’s been one weird helluva 2 days. At some points, the news is still sinking in. At others, it’s already sunk and a sense of loss has set in.

One thing I know is that I’m sad because his passing marks an end of a chapter of my childhood and youth and I believe this is what a lot of people are feeling too. 

I didn’t meet the man personally nor know him. I just attended his concert back in 1992 in Singapore (I’m glad I did coz it was an awesome concert) but he was a part of many of our generations youth, whether it was a X’Mas or birthday bash, an afternoon of listening to the Top 40 hits, buying his cassettes as our first musical purchase, or being part of the early MTV video generation watching Thriller on TV, Michael Jackson’s music provided the soundtrack to many of our fondest childhood/teenage memories.

As Cinderella, the heavy metal band from the 90s, sang on one of their songs ‘Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone’, I can safely say that in this case of  ‘a little too little, a little too late’.

R.I.P Michael.

 

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About thejellyfarm

In real life, I am a television writer and producer...er no...scratch...a television director....noo, scratch....a media loser.....wait, that doesn't sound quite insulting enough....... OK, ahem. In real life, I'm an idiot box expert with a penchant for the creative. In short, I'm a loser with no focus or direction in life. I just go where the creative flow takes me. Mostly it takes me to clogged up drains and stinky oceans but it's going.......going.....somewhere. And this blog is an expression of that mindblowing roadblock. Creative frustration is a great motivator and here is a result of that.

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