106060-michael_jackson_617_409On this day I was headed to the San Francisco Best Of The Bay event at The Metreon, and walking down Stockton toward Mission when I got the news via a CNN message to my phone. I just stopped and wound-up interviewing a woman on the street.

Then I went into the event, and it was somber at first – time and drink cured that.

But Michael Jackson music was the theme.

Michael Jackson will never, ever be forgotten. He gave all of us the gift of his talent – singing, songwriting, producing. Michael Jackson was a genius, and regardless of where that came from, he just was. He was also a person who was afraid to, it seems, grow up, and sought refuge. That’s easy to understand when you’ve never had a childhood, and need a shelter from the storm of people around you.

The next day, I went to San Francisco’s Aventine Bar…

And have never, ever forgotten, and never will forget the contributions and role Michael Jackson had in my life.

Stay tuned.

By Zennie Abraham

Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.