Monday, February 1, 2010

My thoughts on the MJ tribute at the Grammys

I have not been able to get Michael and his kids off my mind today. Ever since he died, I have had a feeling that Michael's children would wind up being his voice... and last night, Prince and Paris proved me right. It was amazing to see how much they have "grown up" in just 7 months. They are still so young, yet speak with the wisdom of the ages. Michael instilled this "world vision" in his three children, I know that for a fact. I also believe that "Blanket," who we will soon be calling Prince Michael, or perhaps Prince II, will also follow in his father's footsteps, spreading a message of LOVE and hope throughout the world. Last night, the song and tribute to MJ was "out of this world." Many of you have asked me what I thought about the Grammys tribute to Michael....

First of all, I felt it was long overdue. Second of all< I wished Michael could have been alive to have been there himself, in person, and third of all, I hope that when all is said and done, the naysayers will look at his talent and his incredible contribution to our universe. It is going to sound silly, perhaps, but I will tell you that, for me, as I watched the video and the song being performed, I felt Michaels' spirit... Perhaps most everyone did, I don't know. For me, as I listened and took it all in, it was almost as if Michael was there, in person, and at times, his voice boomed louder than those of some of the greatest singers who stood on stage, performing live.

I hope this tribute and the appearance of Prince and Paris will give some solace to all of Michael's fans. When the whole Grammy audience stood up, I realized that Michael's day as the King of Pop had been restored. Even if only for a moment, it seemed the whole world took notice of his greatness and his power. Now, if we could only focus on the love and the "Earth" messages Michael shared... we could all make this world a better place.
Thank you ALL, for caring about Michael, for loving him, in death, as much as you did in life!

Aphrodite

52 comments:

MJ said...

I felt too,but I hope they still have a childhood.When a parent dies,often the childs maturity is sped up.May the childlike qualities of Michael remain in them
as there love for the planet prevails

love,
from a fan called Marijo

Christy said...

Ty for sharing your thoughts on the Tribute Ms Jones. It was beautifully written.

Christy said...

Just wanted to come back and add that I agree & felt the same way.

Anonymous said...

The tribute yesterday was truely beautiful, I was watching it online here in Denmark! I was so impressed! The musical tribute was beautiful, but I was rendered speechless when Prince and Paris came on! Wow they are so impressing to watch, so young yet they already have so much wisdom and strength! I can't help but have a special place in my heart for those kids, they have so much of Michael in them, its so amazing! I'm very happy that they choose to accept the award for their father and give attention to his primery messages, taking care of the planet and LOVE! I was also very happy that they thanked the fans, because we have always been there for their dad, that really touched me, that he felt that so much that his kids knew it! being a fan since I was 4, that really touched me! He sure raised some wonderful kids! WOW!

Hugs Christina Ihler Madsen

Myriam Hougardy said...

Thanks for your thoughts Aphrodite. Michael would be proud of his children, so humble and courageous when receiving that award for him. I was so upset not seeing Michael himself there ...

Olivia (France) said...

Hello Aphrodite
Just saw the broadcast of the Grammys here in France..... Couldn't stop crying... I don't know how to be strong like his children. I often cry when I listen to him sometimes, he was such a good, loving, caring person... I can't stand it him being gone ! Why did the world have to destroy him ????
People just don't seem to understand how much we lost with Michael's passing. But they will know one day.
What you said was just beautiful and perfectly right.
And the reason why I cry is because I can feel him so much... He's just so powerful!!!
I guess you're right, he's not too far after all !
Thanks Aphrodite for being here, we need you too.
Goodnight
Olivia (France)

originaldiehardannian said...

Aphrodite, as always, you are incredibly on target. No, it's not silly, it's not silly at all, to say that you FELT Michael:)! xoxoxooxo!:) and that perhaps he was THERE:)! because he was/is, no perhaps about it:)! I never got to meet him, and I feel him around me-absolutely:) every day! Indeed, what a wonderful and endearing father he was/is and what a wonderful, sensational, emotionally evocative, powerful and essential legacy he left us all with-as have you! Nice Job, AJ, xoxoxoxoxoxo, Angy

Anonymous said...

I fully agree with your comment so beautifully exposed. I felt the same way all day today and cried a lot thinking of what a good father he was and how much he loved his children. What an unfair loss!!
His death has been so painful for us, I can feel how much worse it has been for his children.
The wound has been opened again.
I am sure like you said that people and the media will change their mind.
I'm very greatful to Michael Jackson, he made me open my heart.
< Unless we wiew things with our heart, we can see nothing.
If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us > Daisaku Ikeda.
Eugenia from Italy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. I agree with you! Many people are saying that Earth Song shouldn't have been the chosen one, but I think it was the perfect choice to convey Michael's message. I enjoyed so much seeing the children, although I felt sad for them all over again. I hope they keep all the good qualities Michael instilled in them.

Anonymous said...

It could have been much more of an homage to his talent and genius. It was too weak and did not do full justice to his contributions, talent,and gifts to the world of art.

God bless his beautiful children.

Eugenia said...

I fully agree with your comment. Watching the Grammys opened the wound again and made me think that if Michael's death is so painfull for us, how much worse it is for his children that he loved so much.
What an unfair loss!!
I'm greatful to MJ, he made me open my heart.
Thank you for your efforts for the good of Michael.
Eugenia from Italy

Anonymous said...

Ms Jones
Thanks for the wonderful words from you about Michael and his wonderful & beautiful children. I have the same feelings as you regarding Michael. I have been a fan and supporter for years and am madly in-love with him :D an AWESOME human being. I am not able to get over his death.
His children are a reflection of him....he did a wonderful job in raising them, they are special like there father.
Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Aphrodite Jones for writting a book that contained the truth about the trial. I hope that your voice as one his defenders starting in last two years of his life until now will be heard my millions in the years to come. If there is any justice in this world that will be the case.

greeneyes said...

I was very touched by last night tribute. I think Prince did an amazing job. Indeed Michael did an amazing job with his children. You could see on Lionel Richie's face and their cousins how proud they were of him.

I was hoping that Sony will redeem itself by re-releasing Michael's "What more can I give"charity song and use it to help the Haiti crisis. I think that would have been very fitting. I wonder if the Michael Jackson Estate will do something of that kind any time soon.

Anonymous said...

DEAR Aphrodite
I totally agree with you.
Watching the Grammys I just couln´t stop crying, when I saw his beautiful children.
I still miss Michael so much,it´s everything so unfair.....
LOVE
LIA FROM PORTUGAL

Anonymous said...

AJ, Thanks for your eloquent words expressing what so many of us felt watching the Grammys long overdue tribute to Michael and his beautiful children accepting the award and thank you for taking up the Michael's cause in the name of truth and justice. I felt tribute could have been much more and found the performers distracting. I would much rather had just the 3-D movie with the recording of Michael singing Earth Song. There is no way a parent can prepare his children to expereience losing a parent. It is especially difficult in a single parent home. As much as I feel Michael deserves the tributes, I fear that continuing them may delay his children's healing process. I hope the Jackson family is able to shield the children as much as possible from the media, especially the paparazzi with their cameras. I also hope the children will continue to hold precious and true the values that their father taught them. I know Michael would be proud of Prince and Paris accepting the award for him, but this is just the kind of exposure that Michael worked to protect them from. I pray for Prince, Paris and Prince Michael II every day and hope they enjoy good, productive and happy lives secure in the memory of their father's love for them.

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SerenityLife said...

Thank you for sharing your loving sentiments about Michael Jackson and his children. I agree with you about his children taking on his mission with the world. It's no doubt in my mind that they have a torch in them to live out their father's dream.

I wasn't too sure if you knew Michael Jackson received a Michael Jackson Grammy Award Legend Award in 1993. Fortunately he was alive to receive it and it was given to him by his sister Janet.

See here:

Michael Jackson - Grammy Legend (1 of 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ov9_qagdh4

Michael Jackson - Grammy Legend (2 of 2)
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May we all continue to send out positive energy into the world. xo

Kansas Princess said...

Michael was there. His presence was undeniable. I, too, heard his voice over all other voices in that performance. But it seemed like no surprise. He always stood out among others. It was...fitting. Michael's message and his beautiful soul have inspired me for years.

Anonymous said...

Dear Aphrodite , this is such a beautiful post. I felt Michael's presence through his beautiful children who presented themselves so gracefully just like their dad. Their speech made me cry, its hard for us fans but i can not even imagine what those little ones must be going through. It breaks my heart that they will grow up without Michael. :(
Jovana, Australia

Anne said...

I felt a little sad seeing them in front of so many people, and so many more people seeing them through TV and the internet. MJ always protected them, now suddenly their seen by not only by his beloved fans, but all those who still poke fun of him.
However, I still think they were brave. You could see they were raised to be respectful children; They thanked his fans with love... Michael did a great job raising them as a single father :)

Anonymous said...

I think Blanket will probably be called Michael II. First I didn´t like that the children was going to accept the award but I have to say they did a great job. They seem really mature for their age and I hope they will not be hurt to much if there is going to be another media madness. This time they sure are old enough to hear everything that is beeing said. Anyway they seem like great, mature kids.

Anonymous said...

umm ms jones. Get a clue Micheal isn't dead........do your research plenty of evidence....

Cindy S. Beltran said...

Loved the tribute soooo much I cried hard my children were asking why :-)

Cookie said...

I don't agree. What hypocrites. Would the Grammys have honoured Michael had he not died? They have snubbed him ever since he swept the Grammys for Thriller.

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MICHAELS CHILDREN WERE THE "CROWNING GLORY" TO THE TRIBUTE. THEIR APPEARANCE WAS A TRIBUTE IN ITSELF TO THE AMAZING JOB MICHAEL DID RAISING THEM AND INSTILLING IN THEM THE CARE AND CONCERN FOR NOT ONLY HIS MESSAGE OF LOVE BUT FOR THE PLANET AS WELL. THEY WILL CARRY THE TORCH FOR THEIR FATHER........L.O.V.E.

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MJ said...

I agree with you.He was there I felt it too-out of this world,yes!
and I hope that we will all continue his legacy as a fan I will.We are one in Michael's love.
thank you my friend,
Mari Josee

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