Farewell To Thee, King : Just Another Michael Jackson Tribute

July 5, 2009 at 9:07 am 1 comment

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” — Michael Jackson

The planet, once again has lost one of the most influential music geniuses — and more than a great music icon, — one of the most celebrated pop heroes to the world’s popular music artists.

Music artists — who in turn, write songs that talk about our lives ; and saves our rainy days and mondays; Songs that inspire us; Songs that have grown old along with passing generations through tough and good times; Songs that you, King MJ wrote for us, songs that you danced to in your brilliant performances. A rare amalgam of musical talent and genius, that might have only appeared once in a hundred years.

And for you leaving this world and off to another journey, we feel such great loss. It’s as if you could have lived longer and have so much to offer to the young and aspiring musicians and incoming generations ..

I hope that through this humble tribute I can express my admiration, gratitude and respect well to you, King MJ, the man of the hour.

MJ’s music during my younger years that Ive outgrown

I still remember our very old turntable stereo ( a vintage stereo system that was popular during 1970s) playing mj’s songs including those in Jackson 5 era. The playback system that time used 33 rpm 12″ and 45 rpm discs that were unbelievably huge compared to the CDs and DVDs we have nowadays.
The ever-famous turntable stereo from that 70’s era courtesy of my grandma’s heirloom

Here I listened to songs such as “Ben”, “Happy”, “Music And Me”, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”, “I Saw Mommy’s Kissing Santa Claus” to name a few.

We had this album, Ah those good ol’ days, a 33 12″ lp disc album

I feel so very nostalgic that every christmas we used to play Jackson 5 Christmas Album songs every yuletide season. I still felt that little boy Michael in every song that really sounded so cute and dearly. What a precocious child at that age! Ive never felt so funny and happy back then immitating his super high-pitched voice! Ive never felt so childlike and gay during those moments.

~ The King’s Story of Life Told in an Open Book

Since I am not a judgmental person, Im not really into knowing every detail of knowing MJ’s personal life ~ Besides, Im the kind of person who only really keep to the course of  musician’s career, achievement and hit albums, and one of those is MJ’s.

Ive just recently known a few things by reading so many blogs, tributes and articles about him after he died.

Here are some facts about MJ Ive just recently known and what I think about them :

…That he hadn’t experienced ordinary childhood

— That he felt like crying everytime he sees children playing in their playground while he, had to spend his time rehearsing and working.

It’s as if for me, he was deprived of enjoying being young and growing old gradually, normally, and ordinarily during the entire course of his life. Work and the consequences of being high profile celebrity became his prison at such a young and tender age, and eventually in the later years of his life.

… That he wanted to have a child inspite of his medical condition

— After his divorce with Lisa Marie Priestly, he had this marriage of convenience with his nurse Debbie Rowe. Bearing a child is possible through artificial semination.

In my opinion, King MJ isnt just satisfied doing his best efforts to leave his historical mark of existence of this world just by his songs and dancing – he want someone, through his coming descendants to be the living proof that he really existed.. That they are, the descendants and the generations that will make everyone remember him.

… Molestation accusations were just a lie?

It says in the news that Jordy Chandler, the accuser has a history of lying or changing stories, but prior to that, he revealed that molestation accusations were just fabricated, under the influence of his father. And $ 22 million dollars were payed off to them as settlement — What a dirty and evil money can do.

And if anything in this wrongful and lying world remains true — it’s nothing but a HEART. From the start, I believe, in my heart that a kind and gentle person such as MJ, inspite of his imperfections and shortcomings… wouldn’t do such thing. No why’s , questions or whatsoever… In my heart – those were not true. PERIOD.

Neverland : The Late King’s Former Sanctuary

The once grandiose, fanciful Neverland … that was once king’s home  — and apparently became the sanctuary of his deprived childhood was reportedly subjected for foreclosure ; and eventually days after his death, most of the assets inside the property were being sequestered.

Long before his death, it was claimed that the popstar will no longer return to it after claiming that the police officers violated it [his home] during their searches resulting from the series of molestation accusations– that he no longer considered Neverland as his home; thus, the ranch somewhat halted its operations as the staffs were dismissed.

The Neverland – the supposedly his “inner” child’s greatest dream place — had been reported to be a site to where the alleged molestation happened; and eventually, left abandoned.

The controversial rumors and accusations tainted the popstar’s image and questioned his morals; Controversies marred not only his image as personality but his dignity as person as well; He, the king himself couldn’t escape from the world’s judgmental eyes.

Just like any other wonderful stories and fairytales … dreamlike castles and wonderland, Neverland’s doors are now closing as its magic fades away… The enchanting stories have come to an end ~ so is the King’s life story.

It is not Goodbye, The Legacy you left and your Legend lives on… All Hail, King of Pop!

King MJ, you really were a hero to us, you left us the legacy of your music — Music is your magic ; We all laughed, cried, got thrilled, and danced, grew with your music. No price of gold will go on par with the way your music has inspired people of all walks of life in the world.

Your music has taught that it is possible to unite humanity; You were a brilliant proof that regardless of color or race – anyone can make beautiful music and share them to the world to enjoy.

Your great music and brilliant dancing — remains one of the most remarkable symbols of our golden generation.

We, in this generation, have been so blessed, given an opportunity to share with you, a piece of our lives…. a piece of your life … through your amazing songs…

You really touched our lives and maybe, no words can express how YOU moved the world through the power of music…

Inspite of the ordeals and pains you had gone through in your personal life — Man! you did a great job as a musician , as an artist and most of all, as good man… and for this — We are forever grateful.

Farewell to Thee, King! You are Loved.

MJ’s Rockin’ Quotes

  1. “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
  2. “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
  3. “The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”
  4. “The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”
  5. “Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. The truth will win this marathon in court.”
  6. “And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.”
  7. “I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.”
  8. “Why can’t you share your bed? The most loving thing to do is to share your bed with someone. It’s very charming. It’s very sweet. It’s what the whole world should do.”
  9. “I’m just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily.”
  10. “Me and Janet really are two different people.”
  11. “Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court”
  12. “I used to dream
    I used to glance beyond the stars
    Now I don’t know where we are
    although I know we’ve drifted far
    What about yesterday
    What about the seas
    The heavens are falling down
    I can’t even breathe
    What about the bleeding Earth
    Can’t we feel its wounds
    What about nature’s worth?
    It’s our planet’s womb.”
  13. “Smooth, but not a criminal.”
  14. “I’m never pleased with anything, I’m a perfectionist, it’s part of who I am.”
  15. “I’m a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.”
  16. “I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.”
  17. “It’s a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It’s not the truth I’m here to say. You know, don’t judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don’t care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.”
  18. “Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean it’s the gospel.”
  19. “Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”
  20. “My mother’s wonderful. To me she’s perfection.”
  21. “People write negatives things, cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn’t sell.”
  22. “The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”
  23. “The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”
  24. “Yeah, Wacko Jacko, where did that come from? Some English tabloid.

  25. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me. It’s not nice.”
  26. ”I’m starting with the man in the mirror
    I’m asking him to change his ways
    And no message could have been any clearer
    If you wanna make the world a better place
    Take a Look at yourself, and then make a change”
    from the hit “Man In the Mirror”

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  • 1. bernardumali  |  July 13, 2009 at 11:55 am

    hanep detalyado. taas din ng paghanga ko kay jacko as an artist. amazing!


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