Café Mouffe: Never Can Say Goodbye

The King of Pop wasn’t the kind of guy who’d stroll into a dive like the Mouffe. With the outpouring of sentiment following his untimely death, though, even the Mouffe has to pay tribute to Michael Jackson.

Much of that sentiment has included the phrase “soundtrack of my life” – which didn’t exactly fit my life. But as I’ve heard snippets of the old Jackson 5 hits from my sock-hop days, I’ve reconsidered. Man, Michael eclipsed Elvis and James Brown when he was 12 years old! As you follow the progression of these live clips, you witness the evolution of a truly great performer, though I wonder if you can call it “growing up.”

Rockin’ Robin (1972) | Never Can Say Goodbye (1977)

I’ll Be There (2001)

Encore: See the Official Michael Jackson Youtube Channel. And especially Billie Jean.

Café Mouffe opens on Fridays. Please drop by for a listen and a chat. Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work here due to bandwidth constraints, but you’ll always find links to video sources in the notes. Try them. If you’re curious about the Mouffe, here’s the original idea behind it’s creation.

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One Response to Café Mouffe: Never Can Say Goodbye

  1. Mark Willis says:

    Thanks to Photography and Politics in London: “To mark the death of Michael Jackson nearly 2000 people gathered outside Liverpool Street Station to take part in a moonwalking flashmob. The event was organised via Twitter and Facebook in just a matter of hours!”

    Moonwalking from Simon Kimber on Vimeo.

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