Dr Boyce Watkins: Why Michael Jackson Will Live Forever

I was the guest host of a radio show yesterday. The show started at 3 pm (back when we all thought Michael Jackson would be going back on tour soon), and the producer asked me what kind of music I wanted to use for my intros and outtros. I said "Throw on some old Michael Jackson. The pre-nose job Michael Jackson." He did.
I then spent the next 2 hours reflecting on the air about Michael Jackson’s talent, as well as his peculiar personality. That’s when I got "the news."
While I was certainly shocked at the irony of a man dying right after I’d spent 2 hours talking about him on the radio, I wasn’t surprised. Michael Jackson had that kind of effect on music and our world. In spite of the fact that he’d turned into something we couldn’t quite understand, we always loved him.

Michael is going to live forever. The life and existence of such an impactful human being can’t be captured in his physical manifestation. Most of us never knew Mike the man, but he was always present in our lives. He was nothing like Elvis, he was not the Beatles. He was too interesting for that. He is one of a kind, even beyond the fact that he sold 750 million records.

Here are 5 reasons Michael Jackson is going to live forever:

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Published in: on June 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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