Monday, July 06, 2009

My Favorite Michael Jackson Song

I've never been a rabid fan, have always tried to reserve judgment on his troubled personal life, yet do believe he was an extraordinary entertainer. So . . . wherever you are, boundless peace and love, MJ. And, for God's sake, keep dancing.

For some reason, I've always found this song rather hauntingly beautiful--as is this performance. (Check out his "robot" at the end. Whoa.)


whateverfor said...

I agree, this is a haunting song. I think it's the combination of the music and his soft-voice. It has an almost mesmerizing quality to it.

His Earth Song does that to me too.

K. Z. Snow said...

Mesmerizing, yes.

John Mayer's instrumental version at the memorial service was equally lovely. In fact, I thought it was one of the few high points in a program that was otherwise very heavy-handed, had way too much speechifying, and generally limped and dragged along.