Friday, June 26, 2009

I Remember the Time.

I don't even know where to begin or what I really want to say.



I remember my aunt putting on her record of "Thriller" and us making up the dance as we went. All we could do is laugh and sing and have a great time.

I remember having slumber parties with my girl friends just to watch a Madonna or Michael Jackson concert.

I remember naming one of the stray cats in my neighborhood Michael Jackson because it was black and white.

I remember getting a "Beat It" T-Shirt for my birthday and wearing it non-stop (well it switched between my NKOTB shirt, haha).

I remember telling my friends and family that Michael Jackson was my boyfriend and being completely serious.

I remember staying up late with my parents to watch the premiere of the "Remember the Time" video and absolutely loving it.

I remember watching the Moonwalker movie and being completely in awe of the "Smooth Criminal" scene and trying to lean forward and failing miserably.

I remember singing "PYT" on a road trip with my girl friends and having way too much fun with it.

I remember watching the downward spiral and complete change of Michael over the past decade and wishing it wasn't so.

I remember cringing at every accusation and interview.

I remember listening to his songs and everything being okay.

I'll always remember the King of Pop.


Michael Jackson
1958 - 2009






happy weekend.

29 comments:

The Site Aggregator said...

sad day for MJ fans...
he will surely be missed.

Rubaiyat J. said...

i wish he didn't have to leave as yet..................

Deutlich said...

It's just so WEIRD

Playful Professional said...

It is weird. I think one of my favorite memories is singing "Heal the World" with my choir in elementary school. I remember standing on the roof of my family's car outside of my house practicing. But many more memories.

Matt said...

the more I think about it, the more surreal it becomes.

He will be missed.

Mandy said...

It doesnt seem real yet.

Chrissy said...

hey, I remember when he lived in Baldwin Hills!.. I know u may know where that is... He was super young and he tried pickin up on my gf... we were junior high age and he threw her a line and she shouted back " you're just a baby'... I also remember when they opened for Elvis at the Hilton... I was around 15 and that was 39 yrs. ago...

Bogart in P Towne said...

I am going to choose to remember him for everything from 92 and earlier...after that does not exist for me.

theycallmecurlysue said...

I completely understand. I still have his Moonwalk movie on VHS and Thriller. I knew the Thriller dance! I have been crying so much it's just heart wrenching. I just got done writing about this on my own site too. He is loved by the entire world and will be missed dearly.

Lara said...

I think it's great that you paid tribute to Michael Jackson. I did the same in my blog today, because I was brought up listening to his music, and it was such a shock to hear the awful news. He will be missed by millions the world over.

thatShortChick said...

i SO remember being 7 or 8 and getting to stay up to see the premiere of that video!

so sad for his children and family.

Jen said...

I was in 2nd or 3rd grade when I saw the moonwalk for the first time. It was magical. Then we gathered around to watch the premiere of Thriller. He really was an amazing entertainer! I wish he could have made a comeback before leaving us so soon. So sad!

Ali said...

Love this Katelin, very nice.

f.B said...

The Black or White premiere... It was on prime-time, network TV. Who had ever done that before?

But I'll also always remember the cringing at those interviews and accusations. I think there was an Oprah special back in the day, maybe a 20/20 special, too...

nory said...

i am still kind of in shock.
Great tribute post...

*~Dani~* said...

His music formed most of my childhood years as it happened. My brother and I made up a dance to Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' when it came out. It involved chairs and wasn't pretty. MJ will be missed.

Also, I just read something today that said he had special shoes made in order to do that leaning forward thing and that he patented it. Genius!

my word verification = suralist

Ev`Yan || apricot tea. said...

This was beautiful Katelin; everything I wanted to say, but couldn't.

TheBeez said...

Thank you for your memories. I'm gonna miss him too.

EP said...

Such a sad day for musicians and music fans everywhere. It's hard to believe that MJ isn't here to anymore, though he will always live on through his music.

LiLu said...

We all will... and I love that pic. Well said, my dear.

kay* said...

what a lovely and well said tribute.

OceanDreams said...

Love your honest tribute, Michael will forever be missed.

Andhari said...

A lot of people are devastated knowing this :( I think he'll live forever in memories. May he rest in peace.

closetsareforclothes said...

amen to that...particularly the cringing at the accusations. his legacy is a great one, and his music and innovation was incredible and unsurpassed.

Write on, Court... said...

love this... great tribute to Michael Jackson...

Sum said...

RIP Michael Jackson. :( He will be terribly missed. The King of Pop has changed all our lives forever.

Bayjb said...

Such an insanely sad day. Still even seems surreal. I remember watching him moonwalk and think it was the coolest thing ever. I remember watching Thriller and being scared and awed at the same time.

amanda said...

still shocking...

Mom said...

Why Michael, why? We Never Can Say Good-bye to Michael Jackson. He'll be in our hearts forever. Michael was a one of a kind, tremendously talented entertainer who will be so very missed by his millions of fans worldwide. We Can't Stop Loving You and your music Michael!! Great post Kate. Mom