Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson...

I just wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to these two people. I detest the way
the media has turned actors and musicians as well as athletes into heroes. BUT...
I do have to say that these 2 people conjure up such great memories and times in my life. Every girl I knew in the 70's wanted Farrah's hair, including myself.
And every guy I knew was in love with her and had a poster of her in their bedrooms!
Such a sad ending to her life...
Thoughts go out to those who really knew her and loved her.


And the even BIGGER story is Michael Jackson....
I fell in love with his music in Jr. High. We all used to sing in the locker room after gym class. AS a tribute I added the song "I'll Be There" to my playlist.
That was the first song I fell in love with.
When he ventured out on his own, I still loved his music and remember the very
early days of MTV and his amazing videos. Of course by then I was in my 20's and my friends and I would gather together around the TV and dance to Michael's music.
It's a shame that his private life had such a negative effect on his music career.
The music world was changed forever by him.
Another life cut short....

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Do yourself a favor and listen to some classic Jackson 5 or one of Michael's
fabulous solo albums like 'Thriller'.

5 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Heaven is a busy place this week. Two beautiful souls who have influenced a lot of people have been silenced, but not forgotten. Beautiful tribute, Cathy. Hugs, Terri xoxo

TextileTraveler said...

Yep, I know what you mean. Coming of age in the 70s meant Farrah and MJ had a huge affect on me. I was fortunate enough to have my own, thinner version of "Farrah hair" in high school, and I still remember her poster on my brother's bedroom wall. Even though Farrah and Michael were both older than me, I'm sad that the people I feel like I "grew up with" are starting to pass away.

Cathy Mendola said...

THanks Terri & Michelle!
It's really been a trip down memory lane the past few days, watching all the old clips
from their earlier days.
And yes, Michelle it's really sad when folks we grew up with start to pass away.

Tammy said...

Hi There,
Thanks for sharing the tribute.
They both will be greatly missed.
Many Hugs!
Tammy

Cathy Mendola said...

Thanks Tammy! Have a great 4th weekend!