The Day I Met Michael Jackson
Kwapi V | June 26, 2009 at 10:36 amby
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I always said Michael Jackson was one of the greatest things to ever happen to music; not simply because of his dancing skills, record setting concerts or platinum selling singles & albums but rather, because of my simple appreciation for work ethic, creativity and the value of doing what you love in life. This is a man that didn't simply break records but also broke barriers like being the first Black artist to be played on MTV following decades in which black music and artists had been quarantined from main stream acceptance.
True genius transcends time, race and generations much like William Shakespeare did in literature and Leonardo da Vinci did in the arts; it transcends the limitations of accepted logic and creativity much like Einstein did in science and Frank Lloyd Wright in Architecture; true genius is immortalized in human history and enshrined in memories, both owned and inherited much like the genius of Bob Marley or Ritchie Valens, people who died before my time. And that is what Michael Jackson is, the manifestation of musical genius with respect to his talents. His private life is not for me to judge, but his talents & abilities are here for me to appreciate.
I met Michael Jackson on my birthday, November 22nd, my mother told me to close my eyes and when I opened them, there he was, photographed in a bright white suit laying on the cover of an Album called "Thriller".
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