June 26th, 2009

80's stars

How I feel about yesterday


I think the article above explains it really well. We lost two people yesterday who were very much a part of my early childhood. I remember the Farrah Fawcett hair days and trying so hard to perfect the moonwalk well. I doubt there are many people around my age or older that don't. Both people were iconic in their own way to the late 70's and early 80's. I think both are, in some ways, a definition of that time.

Michael Jackson more so on the 80's side and his influence is defintely more fully felt. After all, who doesn't remember the one glove? Who didn't listen to Thriller 30 gazillion times and, in my case, get a love for the costuming of it? I can't tell you how long I wanted to dress up like a zombie after that but Mom wouldn't let me destroy any of my dresses. :-)

I think most of us still know a lot of his songs by heart. Between Billy Jean and Beat it, it's hard not to think of at least one MJ song that you love. Or, at least, loved at the time. He was the 1980's along with Madonna. It was all about the music in that age. And now, a good chunk of that time is suddenly gone.