Saturday, June 27

You Beat It Jacko!

I grew up with his music. I grew up trying to moonwalk like him. I know almost ALL his songs and lyrics by heart. I always wanted to dance and move so smoothely like him. I admired him so very much. I respect and love his work from the ultimate core of my SOUL. His music took me through some of my toughest times. His song BEN (that I played often in my blog and very recently too) always made me feel that I'm not alone. His song BEAT IT brought out the devil-dancer in me. His song BAD made me feel it's ok to be me, with all my flaws. His song BLACK OR WHITE and HEAL THE WORLD revolutionised our Thinking. BILLIE JEAN is my ultimate 'move it' song. All of MJ's songs are a huge part of me now, that will live and die with me.


Jacko created a new dimension in Music...one that got etched in Music history, that belongs to him and him alone. Jacko is a Music legend no matter what people say about his personal life - not that it matters anyways. I have great respect for MJ & for his work, and I know that people who judge him can never achieve what he achieved in his short life. He is a genius. His work excelled all the negative publicity he got towards the end of his life. Those who cannot see his expertise are poorer for not being able to recognise his unique genetic brilliance.


He is Body, Soul, Rhythm, Precision, Technique, Brilliance, Performance, Dedication, Professionalism, Strength, Heat, Devotion, Passion, Talent, Charisma and LOVE. Jacko you beat it mate! WE LOVE AND MISS YA! The world is poorer today for losing you way before your time. Thank You for the great music and the passion that you brought to our lives! Your legacy will never die. There will never be another Jacko and there will never be another dancer like him. No one else in the world can MOVE like ya MJ! *lotsa tears*


I will be playing MJ songs for the next few posts as a tribute to one of my fav singers and performers ever.


People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts...
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do...
'cause the lie becomes the truth.


Current Music: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

109 Cranium Signets:

Dalicia said...

Hi Keshi..I grew up with MJ. He's the best pop star there is...:)

Suma said...

RIP, MJ...it still has to sink in...:(

Anamika. said...

You just said it. Every single one of those things that I've been feeling, you just said it right there.

We'll miss him, but he'll be around with his music, and his moves.

Let's remember him by what he gave the world to remember him by. :)

ANWESA said...

MJ-his tragic death has left a void in the world of music

Karthik Murali said...

the legend never dies
he will always be remembered , even more than Beatles or Elvis Presley.


god bless his soul !

La vida Loca said...

:(

For me the biggest lesson was love and respect people when they are around you know?

That said I will miss the music, the dancing, the showmanship.

Tarun said...

I am a bit distraught too.

:(

Yeah one of the first english song I ever heard was Jam, MJ.
Loved his song.
His creatvity wasnt limited to writing or singing or dancing or his videos.
He is by far the greatest performer is last 50 years.

He impacted people across the globe.

comfortably numb said...

A "Thriller"ing journey comes to an end:(

Talking To My Soul said...

I never was a fan of MJ. Yes, one of his captivating traits was he danced like magic.

MJ constructed himself and then went on to de-construct it all. A legend in his own right.

May he find peace.

*smilez*

vishesh said...

peace...

Akshat said...

Hey K....

I thought I could come back....but my stupid life just took another stupid turn and I've to continue my oblivious nature towards the outer world!!!

*Crappy life!!*

So no I'm not back!! :((

Hey you on facebook or orkut????

P.S. MJ is a legend.....would be someone like Elvis Presley in a year or two!!!"UNFORGETTABLE!!"

Fiducia said...

I agree Keshi!!
I grew up with his music too..
A legend no one can replace...
Will surely miss his dance, music and performances...
But definitely will be a part of our decade, of history, of music, of our lives!!!

Live on MJ!!!!

ZiLliOnBiG said...

i share the love and admiration you have for MJ. May his soul rest in peace.

Kartz said...

His legacy will live on. No way will he be forgotten.

RIP, MJ...

Priya Joyce said...

ahhh//that was a sad end to someone who won so many hearts..

God's will can't be questioned..
I join u in the tribute!!

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

hmmm... it still hasnt sunk in yet...well im different. i dont listen to any english music. im wierd, i know, but thats the way i am!

- Sugar Cube - said...

Most god like figures in music world have a rather unfortunate end.

RIP MJ!

Adisha said...

A true legend... He changed the face of music and dance with his unique style ...

The end of an era ...

May he rest in peace ..

d gypsy! said...

RIP MJ

love music <3

Anitha said...

Yep, premature death of a dancing musician. But he will live in our hearts forever, thrillingly, dangerously, and then he heals...

WarmSunshine said...

I have tears in my eyes... after reading what the papers have to say, what the news speaks... then listening to his hits all over again... I wish he wouldn't die so young and suddenly...

I never took the time out to do some research on him... may be he died unhappily. For the awesome role model he was, for that innocence in him that I saw in one of his oldest interviews ever... I hope he died a content man. I have a lump in my throat as I write this.

WE LOVE YOU MJ!!!

Cabin-boy Dave said...

The magnitude of MJ's fame can be summed up by the fact that even though it's been more than a decade since he last gave a live performance, the entire world is shocked at his passing.

It's been TWENTY-SEVEN years since Thriller was released, yet it entertains the most modern of tastes.

By the way, if you really do remember the lyrics to all his songs, I think you'll enjoy me own tribute to MJ at my blog, The Loony Bean :)

Tairebabs said...

He was truly the king of pop. This is a great great loss to the music industry and to the world generally. He will surely be missed. RIP MJ.

Miss Kido said...

I agree with Anwesa...

Peace...

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Belated birthday wishes, Kesh :)
Have a great weekend :)

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-that was touching.You said it all-all the hits of MJ,from Billie Jean to Thriller to Beat It,were sort of icons at the time.Sigh!

Kulpreet said...

I agree, MJ changed the way the world lived before he got them by their ears. But my take is slightly different. Take time to read it on my blog.

ღ lil_kath ღ said...

RIP MJ... We LOve Ya Forever!

* Human Nature *

Looking Out
Across The Night-Time
The City Winks A Sleepless Eye
Hear Her Voice
Shake My Window
Sweet Seducing Sighs

Get Me Out
Into The Night-Time
Four Walls Won�t Hold Me Tonight
If This Town
Is Just An Apple
Then Let Me Take A Bite

If They Say -
Why, Why, Tell �Em That Is Human Nature
Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way
If They Say -
Why, Why, Tell �Em That Is Human Nature
Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way

Reaching Out
To Touch A Stranger
Electric Eyes Are Ev�rywhere
See That Girl
She Knows I�m Watching
She Likes The Way I Stare

If They Say -
Why, Why, Tell �Em That Is Human Nature
Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way
If They Say -
Why, Why, Tell �Em That Is Human Nature
Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way
I Like Livin� This Way
I Like Lovin� This Way

Looking Out
Across The Morning
The City�s Heart Begins To Beat
Reaching Out
I Touch Her Shoulder
I�m Dreaming Of The Street

If They Say -
Why, Why, Tell �Em That Is Human Nature
Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way
If They Say -
Why, Why, Tell �Em That Is Human Nature
Why, Why, Does He Do Me That Way
I Like Livin� This Way


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Rakesh Vanamali said...

I honestly dunno what to say Keshi! I'm numb!

Teline said...

RIP MJ, I remembered MJ was one of the first audio tape I got with thriller when I was a teenager :P And i m still tryin the moonwalk every time I hear billie jean.... can t really I succeed :)
tc
C.

Prats said...

God bless his musical soul!!! He live son through us, the ones who had his songs in their heart...

Beach Bum said...

Despite his wealth and fame enough information of his private life leaked out to suggest that he was a lost and lonely man.

His musical talent was near genius and he will never be replaced.

Got to apologize Keshi, last couple of weeks at work have been brutal and I haven't been online all that much. At least on vacation now.

prajyot said...

yeah..i was really shocked when i heard that news...well many Indians were considering him as idol...but now hez nope more..!!

Jeevan said...

The legend is no more, but his music is alive and let we remind him forever, is what we can do for him.

Jack said...

Keshi,

Finally read 3 posts + 1 old one too.

For CSI - There are such weird people in the world. One has to take precautions. You could call up your mother or sister when you reach near that strech so they could watch you cross that place safely. There are other ways which I will not like to say here as it will warn the would be culprits too. Be careful.

For your doctor episode - 25/6 is noted for future. You are as old as you feel in mind. You do gain in experience as age advances. Belated wishes again as I had said it earlier in the beginning of the month in reply to your comment in my post.

This one - MJ may not be there physically but his music will entertain people for years to come.

Take care

muthu said...

Mj s songs has always been a inspiration for me.... His onstage energy something to look up to....

His songs -- his dance routines-- everything has alwys been a source of energy. & i even danced my first stage solo 2 his ----they don't really care about us--


His songs-- has changed the entire perception of the way people look at the music of the 80s....

He made his mistakes & he had his share of celeb scandals...

But he made good music.... no great music....

And in his music-- he will be remembered and will last 4ever...

After all


A man does not die of mortal wounds, disease or of old age. He dies when he is forgotten.... :)

Stupidosaur said...

Notice something 'propetic'?
The Amit roommate post used the pun

HIStory.

MJ died.

Stupidosaur said...

Wonder if they are going to start theories like Presley.

Alien abductions, King isn't dead etc.

Margie said...

Keshi, I still can't believe MJ is gone :( I loved him & his music SOOOOOO MUCH!
Wonderful post...Thank you!

RIP dear Michael!
The world is missing you & will miss you always!

Margie

GLOBAL BLOGS said...

Hi Keshi

I was driving through the beautiful forests of Ontario when my phone's buzzer and dash lights went into a frenzy. A friend was calling to tell me something big was going down. I had already heard about Farrah, but when he told me that MJ was being rushed to hospital VSA I could not believe what I was hearing. I turned on the radio and every station was linked into a news feed. This was just as big as day the towers when down and the world stopped.

We all have used the lyric 'the day the music died'. We have lost the inventor of that music.

Sad time for all.


For another approach, read my latest post. It's even sadder.

Bev

Margie said...

I keep looking at the video of him you have posted & I'm crying like a baby :(
It's just so heartbreaking that MJ is gone...he was the most incredible & amazing performer!!!

Margie :(

rabbit said...

he was the best...
RIP MJ

Margie said...

I just read ur email, hun!
I know just how u feel (:
I'm here for u luv!

Margie

Keshi said...

Dal, Jacko had become a part of so many ppl...and Im glad I grew up with his music and knew him when he shot to fame. Im glad I was in his era...Im proud of it and Im so fortunate to hv 'known' Jacko and his music in a way most ppl today dun.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Suma yes...Im still in shock...Im stuck in grief.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anamika!

**Let's remember him by what he gave the world to remember him by

Spot on!


He gave so much to the world, but Im not sure if he got much in return until he died.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Anwesa a void it is, a real big one!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Karthik ur right...he'll be remembered for aeons to come..even after we r gone.

That Im sure of.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Lavida!

**For me the biggest lesson was love and respect people when they are around you know?


VERY VERY TRUE!

No one much cared abt him when he was alive. And now that he is dead, so many ppl r suddenly finding an ICONIC LEGEND in him. I pity em.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Tarun!

**His creatvity wasnt limited to writing or singing or dancing or his videos.

yes, he's a multi-talented genius.

The impact he had on ppl is quite evident by the massive reaction to his death. The world stopped that day.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

CN it was indeed a 'thriller'ing journey like no one else cud ever hv experienced!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Soul!

**MJ constructed himself and then went on to de-construct it all

I dunno if he destroyed himself...I believe that that's what his life was supposed to be like, no matter how we'd hv wanted it to be like.

He'd never hv been the MJ we know and love, if not for the life he lived.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Peace for MJ, finally I hope. @Vish

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Akshat thats not good :( Come bak soon.

MJ doesnt even hv to be compared to any other legend. He's a legend himself.

I MISS HIM SO VERY MUCH!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Fiducia ur right, he's become a PART of so many ppl!!!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Zillion!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Kartik!

Even if the whole world forgot him some day, I know I wont.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Joyce!

**God's will can't be questioned..

so very true.

:*(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Harini ty!

English or not, for me MUSIC is MUSIC :)

And to each his own.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sugar!

**Most god like figures in music world have a rather unfortunate end.

yes, I wonder if fame n money dun allow ppl to live peacefully...sadly.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Adisha!

**He changed the face of music and dance with his unique style ...

spot on! And if not for Jacko, we'd never hv known stellar music that brings out the beat in us in full swing!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Gypsy Im so very sad...I cant seem to move on from it..

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Anitha ty!

** But he will live in our hearts forever, thrillingly, dangerously, and then he heals...

beautifully stated...

tears, tears and more tears for Michael!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Sunshine_girl ty n HUGS!


**For the awesome role model he was, for that innocence in him that I saw in one of his oldest interviews ever... I hope he died a content man.

so true...I hope against hope, that he died a content man...

MJ is so very innocent...like a child...and so compassionate and loving, yet macho and very very smart, and SEXY to the core.

Thats what I love the most abt him! He had it all.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

WC n ty Dave!

** even though it's been more than a decade since he last gave a live performance, the entire world is shocked at his passing.

well-said! He catered for decades of music fans.

ur tribute to MJ was heartfelt and a true tearjerker!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Tairebabs Im still in shock...I cannot get out of it.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Kido :)

Peace, I hope so too...for MJ.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Amit tnxx!

In school, we did so many performances to his songs, including THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL, BEAT IT, BILLIE JEAN and WE R THE WORLD...

There were so many times I didnt wanna get out of my car, just cos a MJ song was playing and I wanted to wait til it finished. his music was gripping to the core!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Kulz!

I will come ard to ur blog soon.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Kath thats one of my fav MJ songs!! I used to listen to that song again n again.

OMG Im crying.


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Rakesh me too!

this is the way I grieve...I EXPRESS my feelings..or else I'd die of pain thinking abt him!

but im still numb :(

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Cess!

**MJ was one of the first audio tape I got with thriller when I was a teenager

me too! I hv many of his albums from the past...and I've just ordered the entire collection!!

I moonwalk even now..at Margie's blog too..ask her :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Prats and yes he'll always be in my heart!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey BB its ok :) tnxx mate!


**Despite his wealth and fame enough information of his private life leaked out to suggest that he was a lost and lonely man.

But sometimes I wonder if the public u'stands what it is to be so FAMOUS...famous like MJ. ppl like us will never u'stand that kind of life.

It's so easy for us to judge from outside. I mean, we all hv our personal lives. But our stories or our every move dun get to the papers. If they did, Im sure we'd all be labelled as LOST n LONELY ppl.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Prajyot WC n ty!

MJ was an idol for MANY ppl ard the world. And I know his legacy will NEVER die.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

true Jeevan, ty!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jack!

**You could call up your mother or sister when you reach near that strech so they could watch you cross that place safely.

thats what Im doing these days :) tnxx mate!

aww ty so much for the bday wishes too!


MJ... :*(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Muthu!

I believe as humans, we all make mistakes. And if all our stories go on the papers, we'd be called this and that too. So, I believe Michael was as humane as we r...and we r no better than him when it comes to our personal lives.


**A man does not die of mortal wounds, disease or of old age. He dies when he is forgotten

I so agree. And MJ will never die cos he'll never be forgotten.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Stupid :)

**The Amit roommate post used the pun
HIStory.

I put up the titles for that post hehe...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

**Alien abductions, King isn't dead etc

dun think so...it's pretty obvious he died :(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Margie!!!!

I can never do the moonwalk for ya with a smile anymore...cos each time I do it, now I'll cry.

*HUGZ*

My whole 24hrs is now abt MJ!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Bev!

Thats so v sad. Im glad I wasnt driving when I heard the news...cos I last week (even b4 his deatj) I had MJ music playing in my car. And if I heard the news when Im driving, with his music on, I'd hv had an accident...I cant take such news very well.


**We all have used the lyric 'the day the music died'. We have lost the inventor of that music.

very well-said :(


I read ur brilliant post on MJ. Vultures in our society need to be hanged. I feel v sad for MJ.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Margie HUGZ!

**I keep looking at the video of him you have posted & I'm crying like a baby

me too...each time I see him perform, my heart aches and I hv a lump in my throat, n tears in my eyes. MJ captured all our hearts to that extent!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Rabbit yes he was, is and will be THE BEST.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Margie!

*MWAH*

Keshi.

Priya said...

He is and will always be the best to remember.

Margie said...

I know Keshi, I won't ask you to do the Moonwalk again...it will just be too darn sad for you :(

Sending you lots of luv & Hugs!

TC my friend!

Margie

Keshi said...

hey tnxx Priya and yes thats so v true!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Margie...I hv no words to express fully how I feel abt MJ's death. It's a personal sense of loss that Im feeling, like never before.

He touched us all so much with his amazing personality and music, didnt he.


Keshi.

Devika said...

Nice tribute to him, Keshi,
He will be missed, but his music will live on,

"'cause the lie becomes the truth."

Lie never becomes the truth...the truth may take time to reveal...

If Lie became the truth in all these times that past, there could be no believers on earth....me thinks that way:)

wishes,
devika

Margie said...

If I could I'd be there & you could cry on my shoulder (:
We could have a good cry together (:
Gosh, whenever I come here to ur post, I just burst out crying all over again as I see MJ singing & dancing and then I think about how sad u are and it's just too much :(


Margie

Keshi said...

ty Devika!

yes ur right, his music will live on.

Lie becomes the Truth, here means, people will make stories abt ya, which in time CAN become the TRUTH...in the sense, ppl will weave a LIE into a TRUTH.

if u know what I mean :)

And ur right, TRUTH shall remain no matter what.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Margie I really wish u were here too...I cud hug and cry with ya. Cos I know u feel the same way abt him. HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

:*(

Keshi.

Devika said...

I know what you mean, cent percent, Keshi

But if we too endorse by saying "a lie becomes truth"...I'm afraid we too are playing a negative role ---against truth...

anyway, You have a point...especially if someone is too fickle and live on opinions rather than trying to understand the truth,

I don't think public opinion matters to me...more than my belief and the truth! :)

wishes,
devika

Keshi said...

I agree Devika.

**...especially if someone is too fickle and live on opinions rather than trying to understand the truth,

It happens...often to celebrities. Public opinion doesnt matter to u and me, but for someone who lived a very public life like MJ, it affects em...and the LIES often becomes the TRUTH. ppl start believing whatever the media writes about them and thats v sad.


I just want the world to know MJ is INNOCENT. And if one watched all his Interviews, u wud know he's innocent. if u listened to all his statements, u wud know he's innocent.

I dun believe in news or anything that comes thru media. I hv always listened to what the man himself had to say...and I BELIEVE HIM.

Keshi.

Devika said...

I agree Keshi....But these celebrities...they care a damn about public when it comes to their private life, i think....its only we who feel for them :)

and I am one who never makes any conclusion in my life about anyone...What right have I??

I used to expect others to do that for me too...hhhhmmm...I am too tired now :)

wishes,
devika

Margie said...

Yes, Keshi, we are kindred spirits mourning MJ and it's so very real and it hurts like hell but that's just how it is when u feel from the deepest part of ur soul!

HUGGGGGGGZ Angel!

Margie

Keshi said...

hey Devika!

**they care a damn about public when it comes to their private life, i think....its only we who feel for them

What abt the MUSIC Jacko brought to our lives?

cmon, what more can he do to us?

Keshi.

Devika said...

Keshiiii....budhu.. I meant they didn't care what we thought about their private lives :))

devika

Arv said...

He ruled the pop industry :)

but I was more into rock... so didnt get to be a great fan of his..

may his soul RIP.

Anu said...

I Agree with every word you said.. Its all so true..

Keshi said...

oh ok Devika...but I think what we say do affect some of em. If u saw one of Michael's recent interviews, he asked the public why they calle me WACKO? He said that he too has a heart and feelings..and not to judge him like that.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Arv even Im more into Rock :) but I ADORE MJ's music.

tnxx!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Anu!

Keshi.

Satish Bolla said...

yes keshi, there'll no other MJ now. we all will miss him terribly.

Keshi said...

Satish I cant seem to move on from his death...I just cant.

Keshi.

Mysterious Mia said...

ah REad yur comment on my blog n hey baby i feel sorry too, what a sad lose inne :(

Keshi said...

Mia Im so not the same anymore..something in me has died.

Keshi.

Ria said...

I was totally shocked when i heard of MJ's death!!he's a legend, and he will always be remembered for his music.

Keshi said...

me too Ria :(

Keshi.