MJ

A legendary Performer who enjoyed immeasurably high universal appeal, i.e. cutting across the masses and the classes.., like a democratic world of mood-uplifting musical entertainment! Michael Jackson left a great legacy behind with his heartfelt music, which pulled most of us into its energizing spell {the most basic and sought after benefit that one seeks from music}, which was not demanding on the systems {not the kind for which one have to pull out those repulsive hats of intellectualism}…MJ’s legendary singles were integral a part of my teenage years, …’Break-dance’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Beat it’ and ‘Billy Jean’ became teen-anthems, something so exotic, which did not sound like the regular stuff that we were surrounded with. His ‘Liberian Girl’ lived on my lips when I was struggling with a huge crush in a feverish pace over my junior …Most of his performances [music videos] were ahead of their times and backed with uniquely rendered or articulated concepts….they were like mini-movies! tales of longing, tales of flirtatious expeditions in the streets – a few streaked with thrillers, jubiliant celebration of world culture, gang fights, The Taste of Americana to the rest of the world, Pepsi Generation across many countries….I am older now and had moved to more meaningful and soulful {soul-searching} music, but I still would love to go back to the MJ Phase in my life, when for the first time ever, like many teenagers, I tasted the Americana, I became a part of a bigger world out there about which I read a lot…then came the first MTV surge…MJ was the first music idol that we used to talk about while cycling down to the college, and of course, listening to his songs was one amongst those rebellious acts launched against our parents….perhaps, MJ music, then, was an accessible western music based indulgence for me, a young girl from a sleepy town, who was untouched by the impact of Urbanization  – a grown up kid-woman with not so grown up like attitude, blissful n content with something relatable n basic!

“With Michael, as with any superstar, reality and fantasy are totally confused,” says John Landis. “It’s very difficult to remain sane. I think he’s doing the right thing by cutting himself off from the press, because the press tends to write what it wants anyway. But I tell you, I really like him a lot. He’s very smart; he’s a very nice man.”….Cover story RollingStone

May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Do You Remember
When We Fell In Love
We Were Young
And Innocent Then
Do You Remember
How It All Began
It Just Seemed Like Heaven
So Why Did It End?

Do You Remember
Back In The Fall
We’d Be Together
All Day Long
Do You Remember
Us Holding Hands
In Each Other’s Eyes
We’d Stare
(Tell Me)

Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time
When We First Met
Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time

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