Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This Is It

Not sewing related, although I'll take a minute to gripe about the lack of buttons to be had locally and even over the internet. My HP Riviera jacket wants to be done but I can't find any buttons for it. Sigh.

So, Tuesday night my sons and I headed to the movie theater to see Michael Jackson's This Is It.

I was "in love" with Michael Jackson when I was 10-12 years old. No Donny Osmond for me - it was Michael all the way! His music was everywhere during my teenage years and into my 20s. You couldn't turn on the radio or TV or go to nightclub without hearing one of his songs or seeing one of his videos. When I was 20, my best friend had a Michael Jackson party to coincide with Thriller album. (Wonder if I still have those pics somewhere?)

I didn't pay a lot of attention to his personal issues over the years simply because I didn't have enough information to know all the facts and make an informed judgment, and really, in my life he's only just a voice on the radio or a face on the TV. I probably never would've seen any of his live shows. I was a fan, but not obsessed.

So, this is just to say that if you liked Michael Jackson at all over the past decades and were shocked to hear of his early passing, see the movie. You'll be entertained, and most of the time you won't even realize you're watching REHEARSALS! Oh, and stay past the credits. ;-)

One thing I did take away from this movie was what an awesome production this live show was going to be, and how many peoples' jobs and dreams also died with Michael Jackson. It was uplifting to know that these people got to see some sort of completion to all the hours they all put into it. Now they'll have something to show their grandkids, instead of only being able to say "I was supposed to be ..."


  1. Now I am definitely going to have to see it! I hate having to make it to our local theatre - the people are so rude! I looove his song "This Is It." If only he were still with us...

  2. I just wasn't that fond of the Jackson 5, although I did like Donny Osmond...but music wasn't ever that big a deal to me. I'm not even sure I remember when Thriller came out. I do, however, remember a young niece telling my dearly beloved that Michael Jackson was the best in the world because he invented Moonwalking, and my hubby bellowed, "Big deal! I can walk backward, too!" It's a classic family story.

  3. When they showed clips of his final rehearsals, I was blown away at how wonderful of a dancer he still was. Even just rehearsing and not dancing "full out", he was amazing. Definitely want to see the movie.

  4. Hey Debbie.
    Didn't you make a top with a twisted neckband once? I could have sworn I say one on you bloge once. I want to make one but cannot figure out how to do it.

  5. Yep,I'm going to see it when it comes somewhere within driving distance. I knew it would be awesome. Good luck finding the buttons! You may have to schedule a trip to New York City.


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