It has been almost two full weeks since Michael Jackson
passed, but in that time the sudden and tragic death of the
King of Pop
has dominated the news worldwide. Even Sarah Palin
's resignation as governer of Alaska last week -- a week after MJ's death -- was upstaged by Jackson news.
And today, the day after the heavily publicized Michael Jackson funeral/memorial
in LA, which drew a reported 31 million viewers in real time, stopping by the Amoeba Music San Francisco store further proved that the intense public absorption with all things Michael (especially his music) will likely last a good while longer.
at the San Francisco Amoeba took time out to show me the MJ CDs that have been hot sellers at the store, including Thriller, Bad, Michael Jackson Number Ones
, Vol. 1-Greatest Hits History
, and Off The Wall
. See below a video clip of Luis at Amoeba SF earlier this afternoon. Also this afternoon in San Francisco I caught up (by phone) with Dave Paul,
who for the past few years has been throwing the popular Prince vs. Michael
parties in SF and other West Coast cities where both he and fellow DJ Jeff Harris
spin regularly. Paul has a pretty extensive Michael Jackson collection so I asked him to draw up for the Amoeblog a list of his party's Top Five Michael Jackson dance floor burners -- MJ songs that always get the dance floor going. His list, including a brief description of each song, is below, along with info on the next SF Prince vs Michael
party, which should be pretty wild since it will be the first since MJ's passing. The video for "Don't Stop TIl You Get Enough" is also below.