First of all, I want to thank all of my regular readers and followers. I really appreciate it. And, I want to apologize for not writing as much as I usually do. From the beginning of April right up until two Thursdays ago, I performed hard labor that included standing on my feet for long periods of time. Do you remember what I said over a month ago?
I mentioned that I do a number of things on the side to pay for what I need. A small portion helps to pay for my site to keep running, promote me and my mother’s books, travel, help take care of my child, and a whole host of other responsibilities that I have.
So, there are going to be times that I will have fewer posts some months. And, I am still reeling over the « giants » in the industry that have passed a little before and after the murder of the « King of Pop », Michael Jackson.
Although writing and other forms of art are my passion, I do not feel comfortable trudging on after a great person who I admire passes away. Like another writer somewhere said, » It feels as if I am participating in a eulogy, » like I am writing funeral pieces. And, it’s not fair! It’s sad! I hate that something like this has happened and is happening.
All of these great leaders and celebrities are passing away and I’m like: Who are we as people going to look up to now?
Some of these people are people that I always wanted to meet. I was fortunate to meet some of them while I was a kid though. And, the ones that I did meet were not only great, they were really cool and down to earth.
And, sometimes….. larger than life. It seemed that way to me, anyway. Hell, I felt that I was just within reach of chatting with Denise Matthews. I will go into more detail later on in my upcoming blog post.
Denise Matthews(a.k.a. Vanity)was the former front woman of the group Vanity 6. Furthermore, look out for my blog post about Denise. 2009 on has been rough, horrible, and hard.
The least I can do is go ahead and honor some of those who have passed on by writing a post about them and hope that those who are around them in their everyday lives to encourage them to keep themselves healthy, maintain some balance in their lives so that they can live a lot longer, and so on.
Other than that, my birthday approaches (August 1st), I am backed up with stuff that I need to catch up on, and for the rest of the year I will be honoring Prince Rogers Nelson with R.I.P. tributes in various ways. It was a genius thing that Madonna said in response to the backlash that she received after doing a tribute in honor of her late friend Prince. She invited and encouraged everyone around the world to do their own tributes in honor of Prince. Next, when I am not writing, I am posting things on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other sites. For some weird reason, my blog posts will not upload when I try to share it from WordPress to LinkedIn.
Totally weird. I will keep everyone posted on what I am up to. Until August, I bid you all adieu. In parting, here is a brief list of who the world has lost since Michael Jackson’s passing:
Prince B(from P.M. Dawn).
Phife Dog(from a Tribe Called Quest)
Bobby Kristina Brown
Ben E. King
Oscar de la Renta
Ann B. Davis
D.J. E-Z Rock
Tammy Faye Baker
Leroy « Sugarfoot » Bonner
Dear Abby(Pauline Phillips)
Michael Clarke Duncan
Uncle Frank(from the Jimmy Kimmel Show)
« Macho Man » Randy Savage
Michael « Coco » Polakors
Rudy Ray Moore(2008)
Ray Harry Hausen
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist
Anna Nicole Smith(2007)
Sources: Wikipedia and http://www.famous dead.com
For all of those who were fortunate to be buried in the ground, may they all « rest in peace ».
For all of those who were cremated, may they all » rest in spirit ».