Friday, June 26, 2009

Oh I am sure...

that there are four million bloggers writing their tribute to MJ. And I want to write mine too. Might be the silliest of all but it is from my heart.

As everyone knows, I grew up in Trichy to parents who were more into MS (Subbulakshmi) than MJ. So western music was out of choice for us in our home. We heard movie songs from Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies apart from the Carnatic tunes and that was about it.

When I went to schoo, it was totally different. We were asked to dance to Brown Girls and opened up a whole range of music out there. After BoneyM, the next English music anything I knew was Michael Jackson. His Thriller was so big even in out in Trichy and so was Bad. He was my first favorite western musician. If you did not know him then you were uncool. Everyone wanted to be him.

My parents thought that us kids were crazy but we knew our music too and it was not carnatic...Michael was the first one to make me sit up and watch the dance and choreography. His videos were delish and a sight to the sore eyes. I was really looking forward to his comeback tour. It is a second missed chance now and will always be. (He cancelled his show in Chennai when I was in India.)

Whatever you were in your private life, I do not care but for what you contributed to music and dance and choreography and videos I think you are the KING of POP and no one can take that away from you.

R.I.P
Long Live the King.

ART :(

7 comments:

rahul s said...

yes ..a sad day..
He was some guy...some kinda magnetic attraction for his songs...
N no one really expected sucha sudden end..shocking..really shocking.

suchi said...

Sigh, yes - he will be missed very much.

RIP MJ.

Megha Bansal said...

Yeah that is so true, even if we knew no one else we knew MJ.
It's indeed sad. I am not sure I am very saddened by this, but I am shocked at the suddenness of it.

Anu Russell said...

Most of the time...the end is always sudden...unfortunately...

Anonymous said...

Hi Anu,

I was actually out o town and got back. This news was such a shock to me. I totally agree with what you said about MJ - " I don' care what you were in your personal life, but your contribution towards music, dance, style and culture is something one cannot take away". Just that i wish he would have payed better attention to his personal life because there were many many people who benefited from his music and would have wanted him to live long.

You will always live on MJ .. through your music !
-Meena

Prasanthi Neeladaran said...

Hmmmm, He will be missed but his music will live foreva....I had to write abt him in my lil space too...Sob sob:(

pRiYaN...! said...

he is alwys d peter pan of pop !

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