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Oh my good lord, how did I miss this?

I love videos of flash mobs dancing something everyone (or most everyone) has heard and at least tapped his/her toes to. But this? Absolutely amazing.

 

To celebrate what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday, some 50,000 people (give or take a few hundred or so) gathered near Mexico’s City historical center on August 29th, 2009 for a flash dance to the choreography of the original Thriller video.

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Bonus points: the actual dancing crowd broke the Guinness Record–by a mere 13,300 or so.

Much has been written about Michael Jackson’s life, death and legacy in the past year, particularly these past few days as the first anniversary of his untimely death approached. Regardless of what anyone thinks about his lifestyle, his eccentricity, his body-image and family issues, one thing is clear: his music changed the lives of generations and will live with us for a long time to come.

Rest in peace, Michael–and thank you, for the many hours of joy, past, present and future.

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Now, for the substitution game.

Reading this article written on occasion of said first anniversary, this paragraph struck me: (more…)

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“A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ.”

John Mayer

It truly feels like the day that music died.

I can’t even comprehend my feelings of devastation. I feel like a family member died tonight, and I’m in mourning. A deep kind of mourning that is usually only reserved for loved ones.

Rest in peace Michael. My siblings and I will miss you terribly.