Looking over headlines today I was reminded that we are coming up on the tenth anniversary of the late INXS singer’s death – November 22, 1997. TEN years? Where has time gone? I mean when the band gathered for that reality show (in 2005) it only felt like Michael had just left us. I often wonder when or if we’ll ever see such a phenomenal front man again. He was definitely special.
Unfortunately the chaos that followed has only grown quiet. Bob Geldof is now wanting to officially adopt Michael and Paula Yates’ daughter Tiger Lily and change her last name to Geldof. Hard to know if the 11 year old truly wants the change or not. The Age‘s article reminds us that Michael has yet to be appreciated for his musical accomplishments.
I’m not sure why this is the case. Perhaps it’s because we are as saddened by the aftermath of his death as we were to see his life snuffed out too quickly. Maybe it will take a new generation to discover his music and charisma before he is properly remembered.
But let’s remember the good times with Michael! I discovered INXS in college. They were so musical and at the same time very sexy; downright cool. That’s the way I want to remember Michael, the rockstar. Think I’ll dig up some of my fav INXS tunes over the holiday weekend. What better way to pay proper tribute?