Leave Me Alone-Stop It! Just Stop Doggin’ Me Around

…a few things about Michael Jackson


1. Why does it take him dying for radio stations {and vh1-allweekendlong} to start playing his music? I mean, I could listen to any song at any time and be seriously happy. However, I fear they will now shove it all down our throats to the point of sickness …that said, there is no question Michael Jackson will reign as “King of Pop” now more than ever.

2. Why did I never ever once think {until I heard it on some recent feature} that he was totally anorexic? He was unbelievably skinny at all times. Sad.

3. I have heard recently that he wanted to be known in his lifetime and after as “bizarre” and I wondered if it were true or if it was a story concocted as a scapegoat for his insanity.

4. He is a true artist in every sense.

5. I am old enough to remember The Jackson 5 cartoon …which I loved.

6. No matter how hard he tried, no one ever believed that he liked women.

7. The fact that he died when the sequin jacket AND the band jacket …both styles he popularized in the 80’s …are back in style. 🙂

8. I knew the entire dance routine to Smooth Criminal.

9. I bet Corey Feldman is really really sad. 100$ says he’s going to do some sort of tribute.

10. I wonder who has the rights to all those Beatles songs he owns …and what’s going to happen with them?

11. Michael Jackson is in the group of ten or so musicians that were of my first musical and artistic inspirations and I remember how they all influenced me so much as a young kid in the 80’s. I am truly saddened by his passing.

12.when ya FEEL. THAT. HEAT. …and we gonna ride the boogie. SHARE THAT BEAT OF LOVE! …sums up his life quest in my opinon.

my favorite top …with my lavender pin-striped culottes

{because you needed to know the 10 musicians that shaped me …my “firsts” outside of what my parents listened to …age 6-8: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, WHAM!, Billy Ocean, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beastie Boys, Olivia Newton John …which may explain a few things}

Share your MJ memories here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Chessa!

    June 29, 2009 |

    I am so sad about his death too…we listened to him on the radio and watched on mtv2 and vh1 all weekend…it was overload. when we were little we thought that the song went…”let’s dance! let’s shout! shake your body no doo-ddo brown!” lol – and this weekend my sister and I were dancing to it with my niece and she sang the words the way we always thought that they were and I started cracking up…she still didn’t know. 🙂

  • Every Little Counts

    June 29, 2009 |

    OMG…why didn’t I have that shirt?

  • Aritza, Goddess of ..

    June 29, 2009 |

    That picture is precious. He was one of my favorites too, and first artist I listened to outside of my parents’ choices.

    I’m gonna see Stevie Wonder tomorrow night @ the Montreal International Jazz Fest. Can’t wait !

  • OceanDreams

    June 29, 2009 |

    Wonderful tribute. He will be the king of pop forever. 😉

  • Children of the Nineties

    June 29, 2009 |

    I love that Thriller shirt! So fun. I always remember watching MJ in Free to Be You and Me over and over again with my mom.

  • Jules

    June 29, 2009 |

    I can’t believe you knew all those dance steps! And Hubby said last night that he believes Paul McCartney bought the rights back a few years ago to the Beatles songs. Then he asked, “Do you think Michael Jackson was bigger than the Beatles?”

    Good question.

  • Kellie

    June 29, 2009 |

    Yes, yes, yes! And please tell me you still have that shirt somewhere!!! How awesome would that be!!! 🙂

  • Iva

    June 29, 2009 |

    this is such a great tribute! as far as #1 goes, my husband and I were talking about that all day yesterday, both parts to your #1!

    as far as #2.so sad. Its true, I never thought that either. I did think he looked very skinny always, but I never processed it as anorexia.

    so true so true #4.

    ok I’m going to stop listing each #. I agree with what you said and I am so sad as well.

    Great post! I hope you had a nice weekend!

  • Sheena

    June 29, 2009 |

    #4 is so true…

  • Miss Anne

    June 29, 2009 |

    thank YOU for posting this.

    p.s. i made a tribute cd… (it’s actually a 2 cd set)

    email me your info

    i’ll drop you one 🙂


  • ZombieLace

    June 29, 2009 |

    Wow, I had no idea he was anorexic but it makes sense… that IS sad, the stereotype is that it’s a female disease so I think a lot of cases of eating disorders in men go unnoticed :~( Thanks for this nice little MJ post. When are you doing a Billy Mays one? Hahaha… Sorry, RIP Mr Oxiclean.

  • drollgirl

    June 29, 2009 |

    i am rather sick of it all already. i know — that is a horrible thing to feel/admit, but here we are.

    but i do love the thriller shirt! hah ahahah! i had a poster of mj above my bed when i was a kid and my parents were AGHAST. hahahahah.

  • Sher

    June 29, 2009 |

    Oh I remember…1983 I was already married for 2 yrs LOL!

  • black vanilla rose

    June 29, 2009 |

    I love that pic of you, so awesome! I’m loving the air play he’s getting at the moment, never get sick of listening to MJ tracks. Some of the remixes are pretty epic too, makes me feel sad for all those people that had tickets to see him live!! I really want to relearn the thriller dance now xxx

  • Amy

    June 29, 2009 |

    Thriller was my first “real” tape as a kid (after Mini Pops). I was scared to death of the Thriller video but I loved the song. You can’t deny he was one of the best entertainers of our time. I liked the Simpsons tribute to him last night!

  • TeeTee

    June 29, 2009 |

    i want your shirt!

  • Amber

    June 30, 2009 |

    GREAT post! I also loved Michael Jackson. It saddens me to hear people speaking ill of him right now. It also saddens me that people didn’t show such love, support & respect while he was alive, yet waited until he passed.

    I had his record & LOVED listening to it!

    I think I’m going to have to do my own Michael post. I’ve been wanting to, just haven’t been blogging much. 🙁

  • Bayjb

    June 30, 2009 |

    I have to say, you bring up a good point about why people are suddenly NOW playing his music again. why isn’t that in rotation a little bit anyhow!

  • Candi

    June 30, 2009 |

    You summed it up PERFECTLY! I love his music, especially the Jackson 5. I am reminded of something the Rev. Al Sharpton stated just hours after his death insinuating that prior to his death nobody would have given him the time of day, but now the world is idolizing him. It’s just so sad. I read on facebook that American Idol is doing some type of tribute to him tonight on Fox. I believe it starts at 8pm.

    I too loved Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston. I danced for hours trying to emulate their dance moves lol!

  • Elizabeth Marie

    June 30, 2009 |

    I can go on and on about MJ, but I’ll spare you. This is beautiful.

    HELMUT LANG ROMPER?!! Can I see?! Better post that…I see an outfit post in your future!! 🙂

  • Milly

    June 30, 2009 |

    i agree with #1..i thought the same thing while i watched and listened to his songs/videos..why now that he died?…i love each and everyone of his songs…he was a big part of my childhood. he will never be forgotten.

  • Karencilla

    June 30, 2009 |

    Maegan, i agree.. why now that he passed away every station is playing his music?

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comments!! Hope to see you around. I’ll keep an eye in yours.

  • brooke

    June 30, 2009 |

    so sad…i also heard this a.m. that from the leaked autopsy bits that he was basically completely bald…pretty much only had peach fuzz up there and scars from his pepsi burns…hopefully now he can finally get some real rest…

  • Danz

    June 30, 2009 |

    This is a great MJ post (I did one as well). Every point you made is sooo true, particularly 4 and 7.
    That pic is so cute and I love the Thriler tee!

  • Dominica

    June 30, 2009 |

    It’s always like that ! Now he was very succesful so it doesn’t matter anyway ; he knew he was the King of Pop !
    We had several very good ‘kleinkunst’ (or small-art) singers here and they only sold well after they died ! I find that very tragic ; I call it the Van Gogh syndrome…

  • Mare P

    June 30, 2009 |

    luv the mj tribute!

  • jordana

    June 30, 2009 |

    Great tribute – the most personal and creative I’ve seen. So sad.:(

  • Chelsea Talks Smack

    June 30, 2009 |

    I’m so incredibly saddened by this is ust hurts my heart 🙁

  • Tiffany

    June 30, 2009 |

    great post Maegan. I’ve been reading so many bloggers post about him and it’s become a bit repetitive. I liked how you put this together.

    I will always have good memories whenever his music comes on.

  • Julia

    June 30, 2009 |

    Okay, each of these feels like a little tribute! Thank you!

  • jen laceda

    June 30, 2009 |

    Hi Maegan,
    I am new to your blog. MJ was a musical inspiration to me. I am old enough to remember his Jackson 5 days, and I, too, like many others, know the steps to his Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat It video dance! If only he wasn’t so weird towards the 90’s era onwards. He started freaking me out soon as I saw his skin turning white aka vitiligo(?) and his nose looking more Caucasian…he is a man deeply troubled, but I hope he has now found the peace he so needed in life 🙂
    BTW, love the blog. Will bookmark you!


    June 30, 2009 |

    Aw, this post made me happy. Thanks for sharing. His death is just devastating. He was an amazingly talented artist, as well as a generous, compassionate person.

  • Damsels

    June 30, 2009 |

    i do believe that the media is now shoving him down our throats but as it just so happens i despise mainstream and media so i have been controlling the level of jacko intake that i recieve 🙂

  • Absolutely Not Martha

    June 30, 2009 |

    omg, i forgot about the word culottes. that said, Rock With You is my absolute fave mj song. can’t believe he’s really gone.

  • kat

    June 30, 2009 |

    Totally agree with #1. Enough already. Great t-shirt btw 🙂

  • bananas.

    June 30, 2009 |

    you are so cute in your lavender thriller tee. i used to have a michael jackson jacket that i wore all the time. it was my favorite. it’s so sad that he’s gone…i spent most of my childhood listening to him. moonwalker was like my favorite movie! lol. RIP jacko. he will be forever missed.

  • Organic Meatbag

    June 30, 2009 |

    Being 35 myself, I think that I you and I were the perfect age when Thriller came out (8-10 years old), because you were old enough to watch it and enjoy it, but young enough to still hold wonder in the fantasy of the whole thing…even my Dad liked Thriller, for crying out loud, and he mostly listened to Kenny Rogers… it was a magical time and a true icon of our childhood…

  • Kristin

    June 30, 2009 |

    My Mom and I were just talking about the Beatles rights this weekend. I wonder? Killer Thriller tee!

  • Hotch Potchery

    June 30, 2009 |

    I can’t believe that anoxeria never occurred to me….seems to really fit his persona.

    I am sorry he died, and he was an incredible artist, but I still am freaked out by him holding his baby over the balcony and naming him Blanket.

  • Tracey Ellle

    June 30, 2009 |

    absolutely loved him

  • Wanderlusting

    June 30, 2009 |

    I asked all those questions too.

    My theory is just that he was a sick, mentally ill man (and yes, anorexic…his face was too thin!) who just wanted to live out his childhood again, since it was robbed in a house of abuse. That’s why he built this play ranch, that’s why he surrounded himself with children…I don’t believe he was a molester, I don’t think there was anything sinister there, just confusion.

  • Wanderlusting

    June 30, 2009 |

    PS I am also a child of the 80’s, as was my brother who is a few years older.

    HE actually saw MJ in concert!

  • Style Porn

    July 1, 2009 |

    I have to say, I’ve become strangely obsessed with him and the events surrounding his death. I don’t know if this is something i should admit, but I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of the (real) autopsy results. Don’t ask, I’m a sicko I guess.

    And I think he may have been one of the only people who was truly asexual. Or maybe a pedo, but definitely not straight and definitely not gay. Strange that I actually found him very attractive before the first knife fucked his nose up.

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