Daily archives: June 27th, 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute: Filipino Prisoners Reprise Cellblock ‘Thriller’ dance

From the Daily News:

Michael Jackson‘s spirit lives on inside a Filipino jail.

Tourists flocked to the prison in Cebu, south of Manila, Saturday for an elaborate tribute performed by hundreds of inmates in orange prison garb who became an Internet sensation in 2007 for their jailhouse "Thriller" performance.

The original performance – featuring 1,500 inmates in matching prison uniforms doing Jackson’s famous 1982 routine – has been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube.

The original dance began as a exercise routine for the jail birds.

The inmates dedicated the tribute performance to Jackson’s family.

Enjoy the video above. Click through to Turning Left if you’re viewing this via RSS. The tribute is rather incredible.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Gone Too Soon’

Michael wrote this for Ryan White, 1971-1990.

I’m happy to post the song and video here for Ryan…  and Michael.

Michael Jackson’s Thriller, in Honor

It’s only within the last two or three months that I started listening to Michael Jackson again, and found myself beginning to appreciate his talent in a much deeper way than I did when I was young.

He was only 50, just four years older than I am.  What an awesome talent.  What an incredible loss.

Enjoy Thriller, the long version.

Rest in Peace, Michael.