Monday, June 29, 2009

He was the world

I've never really been a huge Michael Jackson fan, although I admit that some of the Jackson 5 songs are classics, and I did own the cassette tape that had "Black or White." The Gloved One's recent and sudden death is saddening. I've seen on TV several people who had interacted with him recently saying that he was so frail and sickly looking that they weren't surprised something happened.

As any regular reader of this blog should know, I think MJ's crowing achievement was his masterminding of the "We Are The World" video. With his artistic ability and pop culture gravitas he was able to call together the stars of 1985 to not only help starving people in Africa, but help me in my epic insult/darts battle over Tom. For that I am eternally grateful...