Sunday, November 22, 2009
Remembering Michael Hutchence: 12 years later
Here I made a video commemorating Michael Hutchence. It's been 12 years since he's passed away, and I did want to take a few minutes to reflect on how I felt when I first heard the news. When I was younger, I loved that man. Today, I've cooled off on him considerably. I focus more on Tim now. I know I don't always act like I like Michael, I've even said sometimes that I don't like him (but it was said in the heat of battle with a particular dumb-ass Hutch fan---who called herself Bittertears---that I have nothing to do with anymore, thank GOD!!) But once I stopped associating with such dumbasses, and the air cleared, I remembered how I used to feel about Michael. That was when the old feelings and memories re-emerged. I still don't consider myself a Hutch fan. I like him, I still enjoy INXS's back catalogue. Nothing has changed that. But I just don't see him the way I used to when I was younger. Not since I "rediscovered" Timmy.
I know I should never have let someone else dictate who I should like or shouldn't like! That's NOT my nature!!!! Especially someone like Bittertears, who I never really liked. My instincts kicked in almost immediately with that one, and I knew there was something about her I wasn't going to like. I'm not angry at her, I was angry at myself for not listening to those instincts. Well, when she snapped, I said I was NEVER going to ignore those instincts ever again! And I haven't since. Saved me from a Hell of a lot of heartache in these past 2 or 3 years, lemme tell you!! I give everyone a chance to prove my instincts wrong, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. But at least I haven't been disappointed. The saying "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger" comes to mind!
Anyway, I made a video blog about how I felt the day I found out Michael died. I admit I didn't include everything (I even noticed I left out any mention of Michael's daughter, Lily) but I included a basic little bit of info about how I felt the day I heard Michael was no longer with us. I don't go into a lot of details, if I did it'd take a lot longer than 10 minutes and YouTube only allows 10-minute videos. Thank YouTube for being so damn stingy!!! Seriously, I HATE YouTube!! But it is the most popular video site there is. So I had to use it. I have a similar video I put up on MySpace, so those who want more detail can go to that one. It's back in this blog somewhere. But anyway, this one is more special because I put it up closer to the date of his death. That is a special day! When a person is alive, we celebrate their birth. But someone like Michael, who is no longer with us, I celebrate their whole life by celebrating the day they died. You know I read that's even what Jesus, Himself, preferred! A person has done more before they die than they do before they are born. And admittedly, Michael did more and brought more joy to more people before he died than he did before he was born. So that's why I feel this day is more special than say his birthday would have been.
Those are my views anyway. Enjoy the video!!