Michael Jackson


It was a shock hear­ing about his health ear­li­er today. I thought it was just hear-say and was wait­ing for a more cred­i­ble source oth­er than TMZ (tabloid). That though, came with a bit of hope that their bit was false. But alas, at 3:15pm Pacif­ic, the LA Times con­firmed it.

What’s weird is that we were just talk­ing about him at lunch today. The con­ver­sa­tion spurred from a ques­tion of what peo­ple were up to in terms of trips/vacation this Sum­mer. A cowork­er men­tioned that he was think­ing of going to Lon­don and catch one of his con­certs. Weird.

What sucks is that it has been crazy these past cou­ple of days in Hol­ly­wood. First, it was Ed McMa­hon (on Tues­day). Then, Far­rah Faw­cett ear­ly this morn­ing. Now, it’s the King of Pop, Michael Jackson—one of the best Enter­tain­ers the World has ever known.

Damn. Tru­ly an idol to me grow­ing up; try­ing to hit his awe­some counts from Thriller to Bad, Moon­walk­er and so on. Sad day def­i­nite­ly. I’m pret­ty sure most peo­ple will be play­ing his jams tonight on repeat.

RIP Michael Jack­son.

PS. LA Times’ “Michael Jack­son: Life in Pic­tures” & video.

LeRoi Moore — Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist Passes Away

What’s going on recent­ly? All these great minds in Enter­tain­ment (Music and Com­e­dy) have been leav­ing us late­ly. First, it was Bernie Mac, then Isaac Hayes, and now LeRoi Moore. I don’t know how it’ll be in a cou­ple of weeks as I got tick­ets to see DMB per­form at the Greek The­atre (UC Berke­ley) on Sep­tem­ber 6th. It’s just not the same with his sax. My heart goes out to his fam­i­ly, friends, DMB and the rest of the Ware­house.

Here’s a video trib­ute by dmbandtv via Youtube.

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