Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

I was surprised at how sad I was when I heard he died. I have nothing to say about it,at least not now, but Ta-Nahisi Coates does. It seemed oddly fitting that my last second-to-last post featured Prince, and how music does what it can do. . .so go, read Coates, and watch the video. . .it's heartbreaking, really.

I had forgotten how good the guy was.

Addendum: Earlier this evening, I tried in vain to articulate to Dick the tragedy of Jackson's life and what it meant. Andrew Sullivan indites us all, to some extent. Read that, too.

Some people know how to get to the point. I'm not one of them.

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