Friday, June 26, 2009

Can’t stop loving you, MJ

I just switched on the computer on Friday morning and Delhi blogger Priyanka declared on chat the depressing news: “MJ is no more.” What? Which MJ? I screamed. “King of Pop,” she replied.
I closed my eyes for a minute. The immediate reaction in my heart was one of anger and sadness. Only recently I had read in papers that the star was annoyed with agents who booked 50 live concerts for him at London's O2 Arena. He actually agreed to do only 10 gigs. "I'm not a big eater - I need to put some weight on," he complained. Why did they pile up so much pressure on him? Why? Bring back our star now, you bums..
It is well known that MJ had gone through tough times. In a documentary by British journalist Martin Bashir, Jackson said his father often brandished a belt during rehearsals and hit his sons or shoved them into walls if they made a misstep.
At 11, you sang, “I want you back,” MJ. We, your ardent fans, want to sing the same song. But we understand reality. Stars like you never fade away, MJ. You shine for ever. Your voice will continue to echo around the world.
The media is full of news about the star. The world is stunned. I cannot add anything new. But let my one tear join the sea of tears being shed all around for the king.

16 comments:

  1. I am with a heavy heart since morning. I feel extremely sad. He lived with me through out my childhood and even now. I join you in grief.This is sad moment.

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  2. I am too stunned to comment on this. Heard it just an hour back.

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  3. I share the same sentiments....

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  4. Yes, Ramesh. His voice is going to be with us forever.

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  5. I was shocked to read the news when i opened my net today morning,very sad.May his soul rest in peace

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  6. His earlier work helped to influence and shape pop music and dance. R.I.P.

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  7. A legend bids farewell to this World to give his performance in heaven...

    There are some people who dislike his personal life but there is no denying that he was one of the greatest performers ever on stage.

    Every time we listen to his songs, feels like we have to definitely meet him some day...

    Those of you who met him, you are really lucky and those like me, who looked forward to meet him need to just meet him in our hearts...

    "The King of Pop" is no more... putting an end to his “golden era” of music...

    He will greatly missed by all of us, yes, by his millions of fans of all ages.

    I pray to God May his soul rest in peace...

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  8. HI, U know, When I did a post on him only last month, which you had commented on as well, I had neevr imagined a day like today wud come.

    It's like a personal loss. Just like u had, I had read the same news and I was jus as angry abouthim doin gonly 10 shows not 50. And now I hv dropped a tear as well.

    RIP Jackson. U shall be remembered.

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  9. All great artists or personalities are taken away by god early. Michael jackson suffered the same fate as a few before him like Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Jimmy hendrix....

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  10. It's sad. Very sad. MJ, may he RIP!

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  11. all great things come in small packages.. MJ was neatly packed into 50 years, well, not so neatly actually. But, i agree he will live on for eternity

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  12. Ramesh....some news of foul play are coming up...wonder how true are they?

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  13. Ramesh....at last...thanks for visiting...i value and appreciate your comments and visits very much. I have a lot of respect for you....and i truly think that you are one of the best blogger...always looking forward for more of your writings.

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  14. .i dont know if what i say is right or wrong.........but i feel, lot of people........almost everyone have enjoyed his work, be it music, dance, or voice, etc of his........... (pls forget his personal conduct.......am not ready to comment anything here........bcos i dont know any truth of his life......).......if that is the case, y not each one of us in this world contributed at least a single rupee as a gift and made him debt free.......whether he accepts or not.........is it not worth for his work?....he wud have given still more wonderful works, from such encouragement......that is what i feel.

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  15. What a tragic end to a tragic life.

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