It’s still in a lot of ways hard to believe that Michael Jackson is no longer in the physical world with the rest of us. In his 50 years on this earth however, he didn’t waste a minute of his God-given talent to entertain us, and in many ways, inspire us with his music. Everytime I see one of his music videos, I still sit in awe and wonder, how in the world was he able to perform some of those electrifying dance moves, especially in the video, “Smooth Criminal” when he did that now infamous lean in the dance sequence. Just recently with my TJMS family, Tom(Joyner) shared during the Little Known Black History Fact, that Michael used ’special’ shoes, along with wires, magnets and a special harness to accomplish such a feat…and even more amazing that Michael received a patent in the United States in 1993 for what is known as the anti gravity lean.
As a radio personality one of the best parts of my job is to interview artist from all musical genres, but sadly I never had the opportunity to talk to Michael Jackson. On what would have been his 51st birthday on August 29, 2009, I have often wondered what questions do you ask, given Michael had been asked sooo many in the past. I would like to think of that type of interview as being one where Micheal would feel the most comfortable just being himself, and maybe to ask something or say something that would have made him laugh, and take his mind off the public scrunity he endured during the final years of his life.
In closing if you had the opportunity to interview or just simply strike up a conversation with Michael Jackson, what would you ask and why? HAPPY BIRTHDAY MJ, WE LOVE YOU AND THANKS FOR THE GREAT MUSIC YOU LEAVE BEHIND…if only I could moonwalk in a way that would make you smile:)