Friday, June 26, 2009

Poor Michael

His album Thriller reminds me so much of moving to New York City in 1983, living in a loft on Chambers Street in Tribeca with no air conditioning. We screamed when he did the backwards moon walk on tv, one of those moments you remember because you had never seen anything like it before. "Human Nature" -- the sweetest song: "If this town is just an apple then let me take a bite." And I did.
Here he is with a gospel choir from the 1988 Grammys which I remember watching on tv as well. By then I was living on Jane Street with TD. He was a fantastic entertainer, Fred Astaire combined with a powerful voice, and a great songwriter.
"If you want to make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make a change."
A genius in his time.

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