It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since MJ passed. I think what bothers me most is that he almost got his shot at redemption. Judging from the footage that was shot of the “This is It” rehearsals, he was legitimately poised for a comeback.

Look, I’m not gonna be like the other MJ stans out there and say he was a saint or even a good person. I didn’t know the guy, and you can’t make that kind of judgment about someone unless you spend time around them. Obviously he was a flawed individual, as we all are. Ultimately, though, my love for him is based on his artistry. The fact that his music has been the soundtrack of my life ever since I could talk. The fact that his music still evokes an emotional response in me. The fact that watching him dance still gives me chills. I’ve seen the “Motown 25” clip probably a thousand times now, and I’m STILL transfixed every time I see it. The man was mesmerizing, and he will be missed.

After the jump, take a look at some of my favorite MJ clips over the years.

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