30 August 2009
232. Classic clip of the week (W/e 8.30.09): Michael Jackson- "The Way You Make Me Feel"/"Man In The Mirror"
This is post 2 of 2 in this Michael Jackson dedication weekend and I now introduce greatness. We move away from the Fashion aspect of "F.A.M.E." and place the focus on the Music and Entertainment factor. Pay no attention to the length of this video. If you haven't had the joy of viewing this clip, you're in for a huge treat and if you have seen it already, watch it again and enjoy getting those goosebumps. This is quite possibly the single greatest live performance I've ever witnessed, in person or on television. He clearly takes what was a great song 100 steps further and the last half of this video does not disappoint, I promise.
I admitted right after he died that even though I heard this song hundreds of times and recognized the greatness behind it, it didn't have that big of an impact on me until June 25th, 2009. As a teenager, I wasn't into the socially conscious Michael Jackson, but selfishly was only interested in the hit making side of him. I need not say that this is one of his best records.