Michael Jackson: 1958 – 2009

When I was a kid, the bit 1 minute and 17 seconds into MJ’s video for ‘Smooth Criminal’ (Set in what seems to be an impossibly sexy 20s nightclub in Harlem), was officially the coolest thing ever committed to celluloid:

… closely followed by the bits later on, where he crushes a cue ball in time with the music and shoots a dude through the freakin’ wall!

As a 6 year old I probably only had a partial understanding of the magic of special effects and probably believed that MJ was such a god that he could do shit like this!  I distinctly remember wrapping plasters round my own fingers… but sadly it didn’t give me similar magic powers.

A boyhood hero passes.


Here is one of my all-time favourite mash-ups from the genius that is Party Ben:

Michael Jackson vs. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous With You mp3

4 Comments to “Michael Jackson: 1958 – 2009”

  1. Hi,

    Nice mash-up, and video. Don’t miss the remix for that Smooth Criminal, done by Telemitry, great for jogging around.

  2. Wow, that video was great. I got all slack-jawed and tingly when MJ and his team of dancers did that sick lean close to the end, just out of nowhere. A god among men indeed.

    If you’re digging on Michael Mashups right now, do yourself a favor and go to http://theanimalshow.org/2009/06/25/r-i-p-michael-jackson/ where I’m hosting six of my favorites.

  3. We feel that Michael Jackson has left us so early, with just his music and our memories. Our prayers go out to his family. I love you so much, and never got the chance to go to a concert. I honestly think you

  4. Great mashup. The fact that you can combine his songs with so many others proves he truly is the king of pop.

    Katie Simons

    Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR
    389 12th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

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