He gave us the MOONWALK!
June 26, 2009

By far one of the greatest entertainers of our time. He was a true American Pop Culture icon. I am deeply saddened that he passed away. He was probably one of the first musical artists that I remember listening to as a kid like so many other people. You grew up with him. Its very weird to think about. But this the equivalent of Elvis dying for our generation. Its big. Probably because he has touched so many of our lives. You can crack jokes from here to tomorrow about him. I know I have in the past. But what he has given to the musical community. Hell, what he’s given to pop culture in general has given him legendary status. His accomplishments go on forever and rightfully so as he has made sure that his staple in pop culture history as the King of Pop will live on forever.

So its with that, that I leave you with my favorite Michael Jackson song ever. “Beat It” off his most successful record ever, “Thriller.” Its the live version which I think is fitting. What he brought to the stage was remarkable. No one could dance like he could. Hell, no one might come close for years to come. Dancers are always saying how they looked to him for inspiration. I think he shows it off pretty well here. Enjoy it.

RIP Michael 1958-2009