I have often returned to the theme of happiness in this La Margarita blog and we once voted on who was the happiest man in the world. Well yesterday (25.06.09) as even my cows know Michael Jackson died. I doubt that he was one of the happiest men in the world but one thing is for sure he made millions happy with his music and his dancing – he was the King of Pop without doubt. If you don’t believe me have a look at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkGOiS75Lwk
and watch and wonder - it is sheer joy. I listened, listen and will continue to listen to Beat It forever – the rhythm, the dance ,the song, the video, the guitar sola it has it all numero uno diez puntos the perfect pop song – bet God is happy to have him showing him how to do that moon walk now . Not sure how it happened that the great Eddie Van Halen played guitar on that single but I can imagine the conversation. Hey Quincy how about we get that heavy rock guitarist to play on my new single Beat It . You got to be joking Micheal you are funky he's heavy . Nah give him a ring see what he says. Hey Eddie wanna play guitar on MJ's new single . What me man nah I m heavy he's funky just won't work. Yea go on give it a try MJ thinks it will work. Ok I will but I warn you won't work. Yep didnt work all right it just worked fantastically - still one of the best guitar solos ever - even Van Halen said sorry don't ask me to repeat it cos I can't. Beat It became one of the best selling singles of all time - sheer sheer genius
Cheers MJ thank you so much for the music it was and still is fantastic.
This is David Cummings alias the English Gaucho playing loud music on La Margarita today to celebrate the life of the King of Pop - sad yes but dance we will.