On Michael Jackson


I gotta write about Michael Jackson just because I used to do the “moonwalk” when I was a young kid. My mother tells me I had no qualms doing my MJ routine back then that it’s a mystery to her why I couldn’t even dance now. Yeah, I couldn’t remember the last time I danced.

I was awake throughout the live broadcast of his memorial on CNN last Wednesday morning and was moved by the stories and messages shared. Brooke Shield’s was especially touching, describing just how beautiful friendship can be even for the stars. Usher’s “Gone Too Soon” was perhaps the most beautiful performance, but nothing beats how heartfelt Jermaine’s (Michael’s brother, also part of the Jackson 5) rendition of Michael’s favorite “Smile.”

Many of us have taken Michael Jackson for granted especially in the last decade as he somehow transcended the strange to weird line, but you can’t deny the influence of his music. It’s sad to see an entertainment icon go.

I guess it would be nice to share with you a cover of “Man in the Mirror” my band recorded some years ago.

Pop Ratio: Man in the Mirror

(Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the proper credit for the image I used. Please inform me if you happen to know the source so I can acknowledge them.)

27 Responses

  1. You did the “moonwalk?” Awesome! Ang tanda mo na pala, haha! Just kidding.

    Yeah, MJ earned a billion fans, racial agnostic. He was the first black artist to have blended rock and soul and conquered the white-dominated MTV.

    Hats off to MJ. You will be missed.

    • Matanda na talaga ako! Hahaha. Yeah, he made music like skin color didn’t matter, he just made people listen, and dance. Too bad he had to go without his swan song of a tour…

    • Thanks! 🙂 Yes, this is Pop Ratio with Jonas, Jansen, Carlo & Don. We didn’t have that name though back in Pisay. It was recorded around 2005, nung reminiscing mode kami, hehehe.

  2. pakita nga ng moonwalk! :p

    Yeah, Michael made a big big mark in music history.
    Sabi nga ni Ms. Lui, yung accountant sa office, yung anak nya ngayon lang
    naging hooked kay MJ, after hearing his songs being played more as a
    tribute to his demise.

  3. all of my friends are Michael Jackson fans, we would really miss the King of Pop.

  4. i could say that Michael Jackson is a living legend when it comes to pop music. he would be surely missed by most of us.

  5. | Michael Jackson is truly the King of Pop. i am a die hard fan of him and we are going to miss him now that he is gone.

  6. i am already a great fan of Michael Jackson ever since i was just a little kid. i would really miss the King of Pop.

  7. Michael Jackson would always be the best popstar ever. i love all his songs and his live concerts.

  8. Michael Jackson is truly the King of Pop. He made a lot of great songs in the area of Pop Music. His death is a great loss to the music industry.

  9. Michael Jackson is one of the greatest singer in our time. He is really the King of Pop and we would really miss this great person.

  10. Ben was my favorite Michael Jackson song and i kind of miss the King of Pop now that he is forever gone. I still have my collection of michael jackson cassetes in the old days.

  11. Michael Jackson would always be the King of Pop. He is one of the greatest figures in the pop music industry and we will never forget about him

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