“I am in mourning for your face/ The one I used to love to see/ Leaping, glowing upon the stage/ The mike eager…/ Thrusting in your fist.
I am in mourning for your face/ the shining eyes/ the happy teeth/ the look that said/ I am the world/ and aren’t you glad/ Not to mention deeply in luck…
Oh, my pretty little brother. Genius. Child. Sing to us. Dance./ Rest in Peace.”
taken from ‘Natural Star‘ by Alice Walker

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Questlove – “I think its time we let him rest in peace and learn to separate the ART and the ARTIST. –that is the MJ i will forever remember.
Quincy Jones: “I’ve lost my little brother today, and my soul has gone with him.

Read:
BBC News – Obituary
Guardian: the child star haunted by fame and scandel / the natural successor to Elvis
Lisa Marie Presley says Michael worried he’d die like her dad – “I’m afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did
Paul Gambaccini looks back on Jackson’s life
A tribute to my friend, Michael Jackson by Deepak Chopra
The Secret behind the Moonwalker lean dance move (its all in the shoes)
How Perez Hilton reported the news – “either he’s lying or making himself sick… he’s pulled this stunt before”

Listen:
BBC 1Xtra – 30 minute documentary looking at Michael’s life, from the early years up till now. (Click to listen)
Jackson 5 – Its Great To Be Here” (MP3)
Michael Jackson – “I Can’t Help It (tangoterje mix)” (MP3)
Shinehead – “Billie Jean” (MP3)
Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me A River” (MP3)

Warning! Heat Ray! – “Beat It” (MP3) – (in 6/8)
Read Ash’s thoughts on MJ “Fuck Cynicism, This Is Tragic”

The Game feat. Diddy, Chris Brown, Polo, Mario Winans Boyz II Men – Better On The Other Side (MJ Tribute)” (MP3)

Video of Dwele covering Human Nature as a tribute to MJ (Lovely stuff)

Look:
Some beautiful pictures of MJ
BBC Audio Visual slideshow – MJ in his own words

Watch:
Newsnight Special on MJ’s death / Newsnight Review discuss MJ
Michael getting all geeky and admiring a film crews HD cameras…oh the Panasonic one is cool. (Nice vid)
Roberta Flack & Michael Jackson in 70’s kid film – He likes what he looks like, and doesnt have to change at all

The Making of Thriller (45 Minutes) (You.ju)

Fred Astaire stars in MJ’s Smooth Criminal – Video showing Astaire’s influence on MJ

The Origins of The Moonwalk

Louis, Martin & Michael – Louis Theroux documentary – trying to interview Michael Jackson (BBC)

James Brown, Michael Jackson & Prince (Google Video)

Michael Jackson – “Man In The Mirror”