Hello Michael and Goodbye..Much love to you for all you did to make this world a better place..Although the World today may be a little sadder..Including me..It took me awhile to sort through all the many different pathways and avenues of my emotions..Having watched you grow up as a child..Becoming a worldwide Icon..We each have connected sung danced perused and browsed..Your life events and celebrated with you and your Family its many historic milestones..Ups and downs..
All the time your music has been the soundtrack of Our life..As the one common thread..Weaving its way into and through our Hearts fibers and finally..Becoming embedded so deeply in our souls..From the early halcyon-ic days of a young determined and brash..Group of Musicians Singers Songwriters who dared to be great..Whose intertwined destinies.inspired so many...Then later became a vital part of the Global iconic brand and Family of Motown..and the The Motown Sound..Blasting away out of every car and house radio..in Detroit the nation and the world..As Detroit City became
"The Motor City of Urban Cool and what would then become known as the Sound of Motown"
But way back even before then..Came the early days of your young dreams..Forming
on the decaying streets of Gary, Indiana..The world then began to know you were coming..
Many people who were fortunate to see you in those days..Were blown away even then..
By the bright dynamo you were with the big voice..Fronting the group of your Brothers..
that would to the unsuspecting world..Become globally known as The Jackson Five..It
soon became very apparent to all who would soon see this young child that you were
then..Fronting this unique group of immensely talented siblings of yours..That no one
who ever would hear your voices beautiful tone timbre and resonance..Somehow could
ever even begin to deny you or its beauty its proper place..In Our Lives Our Time and
Yeah we knew you were coming..MJ..Roaring Like a freight train..How old were you then
8 years old..Roaring and blowing..Blowing so hard like a young hurricane running a little
late..But soon in every city and in neighborhood around the world..We all were spreading
the word..Man we each were already so excited sewing the Threads..That would begin to
lay out the coming Tapestry..Of yours and Our Own unique intertwining destiny..Thereby
securing your appointment with a Lady and an Angel named fate..
How cool was it even then to have as your everyday extended Family..The greatest Artist
lineup in Musical History..The Temptations..The Supremes..Gladys Knight & Pips..
Smoky Robinson & The Miracles The Four Tops..Stevie Wonder ..Marvin Gaye..Martha
& The Vandellas..Mary Wells..The Originals..The Marvalettes and The entire Motown
Roster..Which at that time consisted of truly the Greatest Roster of Musical Talent..Singers
Songwriters Producers and Musicians..Ever assembled in one tiny building in Detroit city..
Yes you were a very young MJ..You and your Family were already beginning to roar blow..
The History of Music had never and will never ever see the likes of this type of talent assembled
in this way again..But man you were already stitching and sewing..All of us who cared about you
together..Forming molding connecting and writing your wonderful Life story so very deeply within
each and everyone of us..The coming beautiful Tapestry of what would soon become..Your forever
lasting musical History..Whose vast library and still living soundtrack..Will always continue to
remain playing your music inside of us..Thank you for this Gift of Love and Music..MJ..
Let us not ever forget..You did all this handicapped in such a way non of us can ever even begin
to imagine..While we were out playing..You never truly ever had what the rest of us had and so
easily took for granted..Which was a real simple every day playing with your friends..childhood..
But still you took this lemon..and made The greatest Pitcher of Musical Lemonade..That would
soon have the entire world thirsting for more..What little childhood it was..You made it into what
it soon would become..A truly beautiful one of a kind Butterfly..A Gift for all Humanity..To share
see sing dance and celebrate..with you..just a little..Before the haters would come after you with
For that I am ever so thankful..MJ..For rocking our Birthday Parties..Neighborhood Block Parties..
Picnics..Cookouts Family Reunions..The corner Bars..with their jukeboxes blowing..While providing
us all..With lasting and truly indelible memories..Of what life truly can be with the greatness of your
Musical Genius..So very alive and shining within each of us in some way still...
Providing each and every one of us with the best seat..even in the nosebleed section..
With a chance to see you grow up from this..Tiny little kid with the Shy but sly smile..
To then watch as you would go on to soon become the most unique worldwide performing
Artist..With unprecedented reach globally..The world has ever been allowed to see..Thank
you again MJ ..For sharing and giving so much of yourself..To a world full of strangers..
You helped change into a world full of Human Beings able to see just a little bit better..
their inner Humanity...Thank you for this also..MJ
Thank you for sewing and weaving into us the threads of your childlike Love..Connecting us
to your Pain Joy and Compassion..For helping us to learn how to celebrate and connect in
a better way to the many things that make each of us Human..Our mistakes..we could hide..
Yours were on the news in every country on the planet..Yet you did not allow this to break
you down..You fought your way through for your children..Thank you again MJ..For your
example of true Grace under enormous scrutiny and pressure..That would have truly crushed
just about anyone else..
So beginning today MJ..I am going to play every song in my Library..
To celebrate Michael Jackson the Child..Michael Jackson The Son..
The Brother..The Husband.The Father ..The Entertainer..The Musician
and most of all..Michael Jackson the warm thoughtful..Genuine sincere
and compassionate Human Being..As a personal tribute to you and
your now..Very well defined and well deserved legacy..As the Greatest
Entertainer I and most of this world..Will probably ever have had the
the opportunity to see..Grow up into becoming a wonderful person..Who
tried his very best..
To keep the child within himself alive..That no one but you..Will ever
again have the opportunity..to truly know well and see..Thank you for
all the joy and wonder filled memories..I for one am going to be ever
thankful for mine..Rest in Peace MJ..R.I.P.
For changing the way this world will forever hear and view all music..Even to those who
supposedly disliked and have come to hate everything..That they thought that they knew
I will say to them as you did say to all of us so graciously and eloquently..Through the
many songs you wrote and shared with each of us..We are the World..!!!! Get used to it
and change it..and make it a better place to be for everyone..including you and me..!!!!
You told us about "Billie Jean' You said she was truly a "PYT Pretty Young Thing"...but
that"The Blood on the Dance Floor" was "Just Human Nature" and that "The Lady in My
Life" was truly a "Lovely One" and that you were always.."Workin Day and Nite"..and
"Shakin Your Body Down to the Ground"..and that you were never gonna "stop til you got
enough"..and that if we ever needed you..You said.."I'll be there.." Because of the "The
things I do for you"..will always make me say.."I want you back" just as easy as "ABC"
because I want to "Rock with You"
You taught each of us that It really doesn't matter if you are "Black or White"..Even
if we are just a little bit "Off The Wall"..Cause you still wanted us to just "wanna be
While you said "Don't Stop till you get enough"..Because you truly were just a
"Dancin Machine" But if you don't like it..just Beat It..go away and "Just Leave
me alone"..Because in all of our minds you truly were and always will be such
You asked each one of us to "Remember the Time" You and Janet made us
"Scream" While you were singing the "Earth Song"..and letting each one of
us sewing the Thread know..That we each could "Heal the World"..That we
truly are "Bad" as a "Smooth Criminal" "Invincible".."Unbreakable"..You told
us to "Say Say Say" and now we all are residing..If only for a day in this
You always tried to get us to open wide Our Hearts with a need to be refilled..You
once said we all could aspire to be "Moonwalkers"..Just like "Captain EO" With His
Music His Childlike Wonder..and His undeniable Humility Sincerity and Passion..For
seeing and Giving us the best of Himself through the "His-Story" of His Music..Even
though you still told us that "Somebody was indeed Watching us"
May Our Creator Greet your wonderful Spirit with Open Arms and a gentle Smile..
Saying Well done Well done..My Son..Now It was just the right time for you to say
goodbye..So he and His Angels could come get you and then bring you on to your
Rest in Peace..MJ..Maybe the world will now better understand..
Just a little bit better..How you were really rollin....My Brother..!!!
Now that you have been encouraged by "The Wiz" to just
move on down the Road..!! Rest in Peace..
This Tribute was put together to celebrate
The life of a Great Musician..Who was also
A Son..A Brother..A humble Man..A Husband
A Father and Most of a truly Great and very
Unique one of a kind Original Human Being
Concept conceived and laid out by
daton o. fullard
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