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Goodbye Michael Jackson

May you moonwalk forever.


I woke up to an appropriately gray morning. While we don’t usually do sentimental-type things like this on the blog, I had to offer up a moment of respect and thanks for this gifted artist. He gave us all a lot…at great cost to himself.

Michael Jackson was the source of enormous joy for me as a kid and teenager, and for that I will always be very grateful. I could wax poetic about the pivotal moments for which he provided the soundtrack (and the sweet moves), but what makes him great is that millions of us had those moments.

I still remember his performance at the Motown 25 show in 1983, a recording of which was the first actual vhs tape I ever had. We played it well beyond the point of abuse in large part because it was the debut of the moonwalk. It never got old.

Thanks MJ. Rest in peace.

UPDATE: Just read a beautiful piece on MJ by Jeff Chang:
Michael Jackson :: Morning’s End

Susan Isaacs

Susan’s a multitask-er who prides herself on the vast number of things (read: loose papers and coffee cups) on her desk at any one time, and yet she still manages to keep an eye on all the moving parts at Paragon.


2 thoughts on “Goodbye Michael Jackson

  1. Jason Chung says:

    Thanks for posting this, it seriously brought tears to my eyes watching it and thinking about how many people have been influenced by his talent.

  2. Susan Isaacs says:

    Thanks Jason.
    I’ve still not quite wrapped my mind around the whole thing. My ipod’s been on MJ straight since last week!

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