Friday, July 03, 2009
We all have a soundtrack to our life. Music that gets us through hard times and fun times, the times of our lives. For many of us the music of Michael Jackson (whether as part of The Jackson 5 or during his solo career) has been on our radio or playing in our heads. Michael's music is international. People are mourning worldwide the death of the often tauted "King of Pop". I understand. Though we are law enforcers and look at Michael the person with a skeptical eye (the child molestation allegations) we still see the talent this poor tortured soul had. He had to endure STARDOM and the drama that went with it his entire life. He was a man child always searching for Neverland. He thought he was Peter Pan. His music left its mark on all of our lives.
Rest In Peace Michael.
The title of some of Michael's most famous songs:
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
"Rock with you"
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
"Man In The Mirror"
"Black or White"
"We are the world" (with many other artists)
and many more. I know you were singing the songs in your head as you read off the titles. It's ok. It's ok to reflect on the music that shaped your life.
A Memorial Service will be held for Michael in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on July 7, 2009. A reported 20,000 police officers will be needed to handle the entire event. Please pray for a peaceful event.
(The pictures of Michael Jackson are from the July 10, 2009 Special Tribute Issue of Entertainment Weekly.)