Archive for July 7th, 2009

Michael Jackson Memorial

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Speechless…it took me some hours after the Michael Jackson Memorial before I could write about it and I am still speechless. Yes, it was a media event and yes, most was rehearsed upfront, planned and directed, and still…I have been watching with tears in my eyes. The energy coming from the speeches and performances of Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Brooke Shields, Jermain Jackson and many more was amazing and touching.

I guess that as me, many got a slightly better idea of what MJ has meant for the world (in some speeches, ‘the world as seen from America’). Al Sharpton said to Michael’s children: ‘There was nothing strange about your daddy…it was strange what your daddy had to deal with!’.

Today was a day to stand still and pay tribute to the King of Pop (today often referred to as the ‘Greatest Entertainer of All Time’)…there are a zillion websites doing so, including live-blogs from the ceremony today.

The best tribute I have seen so far is the Eternal Moonwalk…superb! (I’ve seen close to 8km already!)

Micheal Jackson – Gone to Soon…he sings what everyone thinks: