Monday, May 3, 2010

Maxcine on the Michael Jackson House


"The first time I heard Michael Jackson was when Thriller came out. When I first saw the video, I was scared of him as I was just a child. But the more I saw Michael Jackson, I got mesmerized by him and his music. I couldn't believe that this kind of person existed. I bought every CD of his and have seen every performance of his on television. His music captures you and you just can't get enough of it. I never did try to dress like him, but you may catch me doing the moonwalk every once in a while. 

"I was in my sister's room when we learned that he died. I didn't believe it at first. I thought someone was playing a cruel joke on all of us. I just broke down and couldn't stop crying. How could this be? He had kids and a family and so much more to give the world. When he died, I felt like a part of me was gone, too. I wanted to do my part to honor his life and share his legacy with the city 

"I started by putting a picture of him on a chair in my yard. After that, my Mom and sister pitched in and started buying more things to add to the memorial. Other people started contributing as well, and now our house and yard is a shrine to him. People know us as the Michael Jackson house. We want to do our part for the city to keep his memory alive and let everyone know that D.C. loved him and his music. My mother and I are out here playing his music 24/7. We ask that people who come by the house to admire the memorial, dance like him or do something to pay tribute and keep his memory alive. 

"The one thing that I want people to know about Michael Jackson is that whatever you read about him, that was not him. He was the kind of person who would do anything and everything for everyone. For the media to paint him as a child molester is just wrong. His song Childhood says, 'Before you judge me, try hard to get to know me.' He wanted people to get to know him. I want people to know him as a kind and genuine good hearted person. I want D.C. and the world to know the true Michael Jackson." 

The Michael Jackson House is located at 922 8th Street Northeast. Watch Joy, Maxcine's eight year old nephew, dance like Michael in front of the house here.

9 comments:

Alex said...

This is my favorite house in D.C. I pass it everyday on my way to work. Always makes me smile...and want to do the moonwalk.

NonCrazyNeighbor said...

I live around the corner from this house. These people are insane and this house is a neighborhood eyesore. Go sell crazy somewhere else, we are all stocked up here!

Darnell said...

Lighten up NCN, they don't seem to be harming anyone.

colleen said...

Thanks for posting this. I work at Gallaudet and have always wondered the story behind the MJ house.

Anonymous said...

Thanks danny for the interview you did on Me and My Mother.I also thank the true mj fans that wrote a positive comment and not the negative.

llewis184 said...

This is my mom. For those of you that are opposed to my mom's home display, you can go bite it!!! My mom owns her home and has lived on this street for over 27 years. She is proud of her accomplishments and wears her heart on her sleeve. She is a beautiful person and a wonderful neighbor. Yes, she is an "Extreme" Michael Jackson fan. But, she's not negatively affecting anyone around here. So many people walk pass this house everyday, and tell anyone standing outside, at the time,how much they love her home. So, if you don't like it... MOVE!!!!! My mom is here to stay!!!!

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