A little wind has been taken out of my music sails. He impacted so much of what we know of music from funk to pop. MJ's influence will never be forgotten.
My fondest MJ memory has got to be the summer one family on our block rented a big screen television and got the pay-per-view Black or White Concert for all the kids to come over and watch. We couldn't have rocked any harder if we were front row at the actual concert. We danced and sang along until all of us collapsed on the floor. There are few people, let alone musicians who could reach through a television into a living room in suburban Minnesota and thoroughly blow the minds of a bunch of Midwestern kids. He will be missed.