It's been such a long time! I mean, it has been ages since I swung by and dropped a line or two here at the mighty BC. Since my last visit, the site has been redesigned, new writers have risen to power, the news wires have been working overtime with celebrity deaths, political meltdowns, revolutions and uprisings, summer music releases and tours have kicked off, and The Really Really Good series has become So-So.
My time has been consumed with the daily life, and I have been blessed with too much work, in this time of recession and tightening wallets. While my take-home pay stabilized, my writing dwindled to non-existence. Thank God for summer vacations! That's right, party people, I have a few weeks off and plan on catching up on all my blogging, email, and RSS feeds. After taking a much needed vacation and unwinding while winding up Highway 1, I am energized and rejuvenated, ready to type up the latest hype! So welcome back to the show, feel free to leave a comment or two, and tell your friends I'm back again!
The Death of Michael Jackson
The news of Michael Jackson's death hit the world like a bomb! The international star and music icon was possibly the most famous, enigmatic, and controversial man of our time. His death came as a surprise, but it was also foreseen and warned of by many people, including Jackson himself. Jackson was pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center after being rushed from his home mid-day on June 25. The 50-year-old singer went into cardiac arrest in his home, but the details surrounding his death are in question. While the aftermath of Jackson's death will build for weeks to come, reactions to his passing range from grief and deep sadness to indifference.
News of his death was so massive that it was too much for some computer servers. Google, AOL, Twitter, the LA Times, and other major websites crashed under the onslaught of users who were searching for info on MJ. AOL consumer adviser Regina Lewis said the event could possibly be "the biggest mobile event in history." Tributes started popping up on websites and profile pages across the net, and radio station formats have been following suit, with some stations choosing to play his entire musical catalog. iTunes recorded record-breaking sales of his music as did Amazon.