Saturday, June 25, 2011

Remembering The King Of Pop..

 Michael Jackson continues to inspire people in every corner of the world as someone who chose to use the extraordinary gifts and talents he was blessed with to deliver messages of hope, love and peace. Michael's legacy is more than his remarkable artistic accomplishments. It also includes an indescribably unique spirit that still connects Michael today with countless fans in a way that knows no borders, no cultural barriers and which speaks a common language of unity and compassion. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with his children as we fondly remember the Michael Jackson whose friendship, humor and kindness joyously touched so many lives.


I became an M.J fan in August 1994 when i saw Bad`s Music video for the 1st time,all i  remembered about him before then was that,he was  the guy in a poster at a record store,who wore a fancy black leather jacket & had a long curly hair. The closest view i got then was through the school bus window. I was little and did not know much about him,i was even lucky to have seen that video coz my friends just arrived from  the states and apart the cool toys they brought,M.J`s tape was the coolest coz it had most of his dance routines on it.

The moon walk to us was like magic,we had to rewind times over but still could not do it. We gave up the dream of showing off when school reopened. Some weeks after resumption i over heard some seniors talk about a superstition floating around then,that U have to go bury some coins at the beach before you would be able to do dance like M.J. At last i knew there was hope,after school i met my friends and told them. 

They looked puzzled after hearing the news. Bury coins at the beach??, how are we going to do that???? they asked,my wide smile slowly turned into a frown. I guess i got carried away coz come to think of it, non of us received money at that time & even if we did,how were we suppose to tell our parents about our mission at the beach ??. we had our lunch boxes,fruit juice plus our parents paid so we get fed in school too."Mission Impossible 6" lol

The only time i received money was on sundays,that was for offertory and there was no way i could even hide that coz my dad mostly waited till its collection time before pulling out 1 note from his wallet and then march me to the box. I had to wait till Christmas coz i`m 1000000% sure i would get money from relatives who came visiting . Christmas was too far plus even if it wasn`t,i still had 1 problem & that problem was that i lived with a ROMAN TAX COLLECTOR "my mum",my only hope was that they hand me the cash in her absence but no!!!!! what they gave me wasn`t so much but they always wanted my both parents to be around before handing me the cash. Pissed much!!. Its not a Grammy or an Oscar for crying out loud. As usual she waits till they gone,takes the money whiles telling me the exact same story she has been telling me since she resumed office as a ROMAN TAX COLLECTOR. "let me keep it, add more money and buy you your favorite toy". I reluctantly gave it to her but never spared that mean look ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER gave in the COMMANDO movie when he was being put on the plane against his will. "In my mum`s defense,she always bought my toys even when relatives don`t hand me cash"

I gave up the M`J dance dream that Christmas,joining my buddies on the loser bench coz they gave up theirs months earlier. At least that made me the tough guy coz i did not give until all hope was completely lost. After Christmas break we removed our loser tags coz we heard some guys claimed they buried coins and still can`t dance like M`J..lol. Happy again we adopted the new trick of wiping our terrazzo floor clean,pouring dustin powder on it,put on an old sneaker which had less friction and just Moon walk like M`J. Yes!!! we could do the moon walk but at the expense of our mama`s Dustin powders.Guess its true what they say,there is a price you pay for everything.

Today marks M.J`s 2nd anniversary and below are lines from his song, "Will You Be There" which is one of my favorites. He is the King of Pop & i know he is now with "THE KING OF KINGS & THE LORD OF LORDS".      May His Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.



In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tripulations
Through Our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy And My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another Tomorrow
I'll Never Let You Part
For You're Always In My Heart.



Please feel free to share your M.J memories,I would love to hear Them....

33 comments:

  1. Lol all that for moonwalking? Something I did at my very first try right after watching his video....:P
    I hope you can do it now? It's not too late to enroll at MsJB's moonwalking school lol
    May his soul continue to RIP

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  2. ARGHHHHHHHHH U could Moon Walk just after seeing the Video?? Mehn U sure can dance!!!!!.Yes dear all that for moon walk. I go that extra mile for anything i love :)..well i can do it now,though i think i need some polishing. I have to Enroll @ MsJB`s moonwalking school ASAP :P

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  3. Lol I'm just pitying your mum and all the money she had to spend on buying powder Smh
    What passion can do :)

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  4. SHHHsshhhhh!! my mum must not hear that otherwise i would be made to replace of the powder that went into my Moonwalking project lol

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  5. Lol Hey please I need to talk to your mum about some personal concerns. Don't worry your secret is save with me.
    Can I have her contacts? :P

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  6. Personal concerns??? erm please tell me so i relay your message.lol

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  7. LOL, all that for the moonwalk? At least you were committed to the cause :) I've always been kinda sorta able to do it.

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  8. Lol bad when I still need to pass through you huh? You just got saved LOL

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  9. Yes oh,All that for the moonwalk lol..Erm MsJB & LadyNgo,are we talking about the same moon walk here?? its either U guys good dancers or must be doing the wrong thing..wish I can get video evidence from MsJB most especially coz she wants me to enroll at her moonwalking school.

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  10. Well thats how the cookie crumbles MsJB,plus we have a Moonwalk deal..can`t wait to see u do it..hahahaha lol

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  11. LOL, thats why i said "kinda sorta". Its not a perfect moonwalk but its close enough

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  12. "kinda Sorta" ??? then U my dear need to join my Dustin Powder Crew lol

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  13. Lol Didi I'm cracking up here. Dusting powder crew.
    http://www.rootsnroutes.eu/profile-id978-954-video
    Here's a video of a performance by me and my crew. I'm fourth from the right. I think I did some moon walk there because for that dance it was part freestyling and part choreography with no timings. I never miss the moonwalk in my freestyles. I'm not sure tho because I didn't watch it. I don't enjoy watching my videos because I'm a bad perfectionist. I always see faults and ish in them, since I'm trying to deal with it, I just condition my self not to even bother looking at them afterwards LOL
    Tell me what you think of it though and I really hope that I did a moonwalk in it because I'm not just ready with that your special moonwalk video talk LOL

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  14. Yes Dear,I`m the leader of the dustin powder Crew...:P hmm seen the video and i`m not too impressed..#LIE.WOW!!!.mehn U guys rock, I saw some few moonwalk look alikes too. hmm now that i`m convinced where do i pick up my forms??

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  15. Ooohhh MsJB, i like the footwork!

    As for joining that Dustin Powder Crew...u don't want me to do that because i will cause a mutiny and take the crown from you! lol

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  16. C'mon don't lie, the first one was the truth I'm sure. :) I didn't like the idea of the dance tho, because the choreographer instructed us to deliberately not go in uniform. The same moves but ignore the timing. Like one person is already finishing a move while another is trying to start it. I thought it would turn out so rowdy - one of the reasons I don't want to watch that video. Nothing brings out the beauty of a good choreography as uniformity but he said that he enjoys breaking the rules. Anyway, I hope you actually enjoyed it as you said.

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  17. Its not a Lie MsJB, i`m for real.Stop being too hard on yourself coz this is just a routine and i know when it comes to going solo U going to do Damage"in a good way". LadyNgo u haven`t even joined and u dreaming of my crown????,I don`t like this competition,U so not getting in. :P

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  18. Hahaha ok I'll take your word for it.
    Lol are you scared Lady Ngo might capture your crown? You guys are cracking my ribs here

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  19. Yes i am coz only my crew members and i knows how much dustin powder we have invested into our moon walking project. lol

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  20. awww lmao burry coins at the beach to the moon walk you know
    that was cute lol..

    thanks for visiting me
    i'm so stalking you back lol x

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  21. LOL at the coins!! haha! But for real, that guy IS a legend. He will never be forgotten

    Adiya
    The Corner Shop

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  22. Wacko Jacko was def a legend by all standards. as a child I watched him over and over in awe of his moves

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  23. Very few people don't like MJ. Those few, I think, are just jealous.

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  24. RIP MJ.
    I totally like how he died suddenly. He had been hurt enough by negative words and actions.

    I bet you MJ would have enjoyed reading this post. Especially about the coins at the beach. LoL

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  25. P.E.T Projects,Wacko Jacko sure was a legend,we all watched him move. Every move he does just makes you drop jaw and go like woooooooooow awesome.

    Yes Etoile the very few that did not like him were just Jealous,how can u not like M.J??. well i guess they going to rest now that he is dead.



    Think-About-It, For me i was happy and sad at the same time when he died,happy coz he would not get the negative treatment and sad coz the best entertainer is no more. I bet M.J would laugh so hard when he reads this post..lol. Can`t blame us,all we wanted was to be able to dance like M.J :)

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  26. Msnana ..i still laugh when i think of what i wanted to do just to be able to dance & do the moon walk..You are Welcome and thanks for Stalking :)

    Upendra Shukla,Thanks Bro.


    The Corner Shop, M.J would never be forgotten,He is the King Of Pop..he raised the standards in the Music industry.

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  27. We LOVE what you have to say. =]

    And we are hoping you'd come to our chatroom tomorrow -- we're battling the boys and discussing relationships. =] We're inviting you to join the college fun!

    Kimberly, FWB
    femmeswithbenefits.com

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  28. Hey Darling.....
    thank you for your visit and your wisdom.

    Micheal was the man.

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  29. Femmes With Benefits ,Its a date. :)

    Rhapsody,You most welcomed. Thanks for sharing your wisdom too. Michael sure was the MAN.

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  30. *´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Oh yes... Michael Jackson is and always will be the King of Pop. He will be missed by millions. I was not a big fan but I respected the man and appreciated him for his talent that still has gone unmatched... and I still remember when I heard the news of his death, I got chills. I feel bad for him and the last years of his life were so sad, I wish people would have treated him better!
    Your memories are cool... thanks for sharing. Nope, I never could do the moonwalk, and if I tried, I would probably end up hurting myself.

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  31. Michael sure was & will always be the KING of POP Seth,sad he had to go through alot before his death. lol @ hurting yourself if u try,U can join my powder crew too :D

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