I woke up on June 26, 2009, early. I was heading up to Boston for 6 weeks for work. I flipped on the television and CNN was still talking about the death of Michael Jackson. It still didn't seem real.
It still doesn't seem real.
I had gone 31 years and he was always a constant in and around my life. I remember lip syncing "Man in the Mirror" at family events. I remember reciting lines from "PYT" to well, pretty young things. I remember the fear that surrounded me while watching "Thriller" in a dark room as a kid (and an adult). MJ's music had meant a lot in my life. He was an entertainer and just a cool person in my eyes.
That morning, as I packed and prepared for my journey, J. Period's "Man Or The Music" (A Tribute To Michael Jackson) popped up. It was like the MJ essentials, filled with classics, rare demos and remixes. It was perfect.
This tribute mix blasted for days and days (and is still played). So, the day before the anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, I share with you again J. Period's "Man Or The Music" (A Tribute To Michael Jackson). So, go get your red jacket with the zippers, white glove, some white socks, dress shoes and high watered pants, and enjoy.
Rest in Peace Michael.