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These are few lessons I pinned from MJ’s life:
Lesson 1: Michael Jackson started turning white because of vitiligo. Dont let your limitations stop you.

Lesson 2: Even if the whole world turns against you, dont turn against yourself by giving in. You just stand, because thats what MJ did.

Lesson 3: When you want to give it back to the people frustrating you, be polite about it because it hurts them more like that than exchange of words esp at the court room. MJ sang a lot of songs, esp PRIVACY on all those of dem haters. He SANG a song, not a NEWSPAPER article or YELL back at their barking like dogs. He’s a gentleman’s gentleman.

Lesson 4: When you are down, dont shy away from admitting it, but look at the sunny side of life that it can still get better. MJ didn’t just walk away like that, he died putting his best to get back on his feet. Which he did. Lessons from MJ.

Learnt from you dude, so rest in peace MJ. Say us well to our Lord and master Jesus Christ. Do some dancing for him, he’ll love it. Thats why God created you from the same precious stone (the same he used for that bad dude, looser lucifer) and not mud.

Regards
Odufuye Bamidele Michael

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There are a lot of articles you can read about MJ. But the only thing I can say is that I was lucky that I didn’t idolize the only idol i have. I have hopped and prayed MJ would die when I become big boy so I could do something great for the dude. I have prayed to see him before he leaves this planet. He’s the only person that can come to Nigeria and I’ll join the massive crowd to see him come down of the aircraft just to catch a glimpse of him.

I’ve been obsessed with MJ since a kid but I’ll run a retro from this morning to where it all began:
This morning 11am: I got out of traffic, entered the rain to buy credit so I can do a call-in to a radio show on 92.3 to pay my tribute to the gone legend.

This morning 5.30am: When my wife called me to break the news, I was driving, twas 5.30am, I parked and then my temperature increased seriously I could feel it. I had headache. I turned on the radio. And the next song was, “I’ll be there”… I couldnt help but cry because…Twice (ashamed)…. I love Michael Jackson

This afternoon: I opened my blog again because I want to write on what I feel about MJ’s demise.

Yesterday afternoon 2.30pm: Entered into a hot defensive argument on how legendary my King of POP is. They marvel at my defense and how I analyze the guy as if we are best of pals.

June 7, 2009: Download the June 6 pix of MJ and his kids strolling without mask. Guess he just beat it.
MJ and Kids

May 2009: Dowloaded pix of MJ, on his first outing without mask

Early 2009: Made one RSS bookmark that will craw different website esp google search engine to give me the latest news of MJ. I wrote it in PHP and few JS scripts. This failed me the day MJ died, because PHCN f**ked up and Papilo (Generator repairer) failed to fix my gen since afternoon.

Early 2009: Downloaded MJ’s pixs as he was leaving the hospital on a wheel chair.

Early 2009: Listen to MJ’s elder bros telling us Uncle MJ is sick. The dude couldn’t handle media.

Early 2009: Greg Nwakunor, Guardian Life magazine was doing an interview for me on one of my achievements as the winner Best Use of Technology at the Future Nigeria Awards. He asked me who do I want to meet. As a techie guy, he expected to hear some techie names. He was shocked to hear “MICHAEL JACKSON” after Jobs and Gates. He asked why. My answer was; “He’s a unique person” (Read Guardian Life: http://theguardianlifemagazine.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-life-of-techie.html)

Early 2009: Downloaded an ABC interview of Akon on his FREEDOM album and what was it like to have worked with MJ. He said, MJ is the most humble man in the industry that he has ever worked with. He is indeed.

Early 2009: My staffs are beginning to think something is wrong with the way I listen to MJ’s music. So I had to reduce it.

2008: Download a lot of pix of MJ, joined a lot of MJ fanclubs, both official and unofficial. Downloaded a lot of MJ MP3. Deleted them all after 6hours because if I don’t I’ll IDOLIZE him… For the 1st time visited http://www.michaeljackson.com

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2002: Invisible threw me off guard
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1998: Would playback MJ’s video tapes I had rented from friends and Video clubs. Would play them back and dance and sing till I could sing every word and every note. (couldnt do any of the dance).

1998: Wished for half of MJ’s skills.

1998: I have a lot of CDs but the first CD I’ll buy with my money is MJ and Cece Winans. I bought HISTORY album because the other one… I dont know where it went.
MJ History Album
1997: Refused to return a friends’ HISTORY 2CD album. He wanted it so badly but I wouldnt give it. Sorry o.

1996: They taught us not to idolize anyone in our life, not even money. This made me stay strong and would not wear anything MJ. No MJ tattoo and no MJ stuffs again, but will always love him and listen to his music.
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Younger years: I like little MJ in that Cowboy hat and that guitar and wish to be this great and will play guitar. I got my first guitar in 1998 (b-day gift from dad and mom) and I’m already great, watch-out for me!!!

Younger years: MJ inspired my guitar skills.
Younger years: I would rehearse and rehearse to be able to sing like MJ.
Younger years: Cannot count the number of times I had day-dreamed to be one of the kids that move around with MJ. Day-dreamed of being in the studio with him. I love him.
Younger years: Could fight anyone talk ill of MJ. still did that till yesterday and can still do that today.

MJ

I can go on and on but at least I know, at birth, I was named MICHAEL.

Michael Jackson, Rest in peace dude.
Loving memories of you.
Odufuye Bamidele Michael