I watched the memorial for Michael Jackson yesterday. I was impressed that there weren't any commericals or running commentary. It felt like being in church watching a funeral.
The only parts that I didn't like were the political rants and Usher's "James Brown's soul performance" with Michael's coffin.
The eulogy by Brook Shields was very touching and the highlight of the funeral. Michael and her connected as child stars, and perhaps, Michael's shyness prevented the relationship from becoming a romance. Like in the song, "Smile", his heart was breaking on the inside, but he hid it with a smile. If Brook had married Michael, maybe he would still be alive today.
It's hard to add anything to Jackson's successful career. He made rock videos into an art form and helped develop the hip-hop dance genre.
Lisa Marie Presley had something to say about Michael and why they broke up. Please check out her commments on her blog. There were parallels between her father's life and Michael's.