My parents are hella Christian and I wasn't allowed to listen to secular music until I was in middle school. So the first time I really fell in love with Michael Jackson was when I--on a whim--decided to rent some VHS tapes of his videos/performances. I couldn't believe how cool they were!
Then in 2001 I watched the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Celebration and seeing him perform alongside pop performers like Britney and Usher made me realize how truly magical he is and what a better performer he is than preeetty much anyone else. That was also the night I started learning how to moonwalk.
In 2003 I did a photoshoot with a Michael Jackson temporary tattoo on. I considered getting a real one, but I think it'll be awhile before I get another tattoo.
Just the other day I was organizing a lot of my paper/art and stuff and found this newspaper collage I had done of Michael Jackson when I took Design/Color in college. It's of one of my favorite pictures of Michael! I am so sad he's gone and part of me believes he's faking his death.
I always hoped he'd outlive me!
I'm currently ripping Michael Jackson HIStory cd set onto my computer. Today is a day for watching Michael Jackson HIStory DVD and remembering how inspirational MJ is. Perhaps I will bedazzle a glove?
What's your favorite Michael Jackson song? Mine is probably Stranger in Moscow
What's your favorite Michael Jackson video? Smooth Criminal? Maybe? It's almost impossible to claim just one favorite!
<3 Love you MJ! <3