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Subject: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/25/09 at 4:46 pm

KDKA-TV news just confirmed that Michael Jackson is dead.

RIP Michael...   :\'(  You were one heck of an entertainer in your day...  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Henk on 06/25/09 at 4:50 pm


KDKA-TV news just confirmed that Michael Jackson is dead.

RIP Michael...   :\'(  You were one heck of an entertainer in your day...  8)


O..M..G. :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: ninny on 06/25/09 at 4:57 pm

All I can say is WOW if this is true Wow :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/25/09 at 5:00 pm

CNN is saying that he was rushed to the hospital, but TMZ (as much as I hate them, they are usually right) is saying that he's dead.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 5:11 pm

:o  Whoa.  Wait . . . Michael Jackson gone.  RIP Michael, your life was way too short. :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/25/09 at 5:12 pm

For some reason, we're getting BBC America, and they're saying that it is unconfirmed.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/25/09 at 5:15 pm

OMG  :o  Celebrity Heaven thread is goin' crazy today.  our own apollonia1986  is gonna really be heartbroken  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 5:16 pm


For some reason, we're getting BBC America, and they're saying that it is uncomfirmed.


CNN seems to think he's still alive all though Huffington Post says he's passed on.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 5:17 pm


OMG  :o  Celebrity Heaven thread is goin' crazy today.  our own apollonia1986  is gonna really be heartbroken  :(


Poor apollonia, gosh what do we do? 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: anabel on 06/25/09 at 5:20 pm

That was one of my first thoughts too!  :(


I'm guessing that the media outlets will have to be sure before confirming anything, so we will be seeing lots and lots of career clips, etc. for awhile...


This is also reminding me of when Princess Diana was killed.  I :\'( a lot over that one.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: thereshegoes on 06/25/09 at 5:21 pm

I just can't believe this :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/25/09 at 5:23 pm


Poor apollonia, gosh what do we do? 
just be there for her, inthe00s style  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/25/09 at 5:23 pm

CNN is saying that he's in a coma.

Ergh, I guess all we can do is wait and see what is reported. :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: anabel on 06/25/09 at 5:27 pm

They've just confirmed it on CNN.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Michael C. on 06/25/09 at 5:27 pm

CBS just cut in w/ Special report...He's dead.......
OMG....what a day.............

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Frank on 06/25/09 at 5:29 pm

Very strange day.
Tough day.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/25/09 at 5:32 pm


CBS just cut in w/ Special report...He's dead.......
OMG....what a day.............


Yeah, NBC is reporting it now as well.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Dagwood on 06/25/09 at 5:33 pm

Wow, just wow.  It is like a piece of my childhood gone.  Rest in peace, Michael.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 5:34 pm


Yeah, NBC is reporting it now as well.


CNN just did it too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 06/25/09 at 5:34 pm

This is simply too shocking to even absorb right now...  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Brian06 on 06/25/09 at 5:35 pm

My God it looks like he did die, so sad. RIP Michael Jackson.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/25/09 at 5:44 pm


O..M..G. :o


My thoughts exactly! :o :-[


And he was only 50

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/25/09 at 5:46 pm

I am old enough to remember when the Jackson Five first appeared.  Michael was the star of the show and a tremendous talent then.  This is so sad  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/25/09 at 5:48 pm

^It sure is. This was so sudden...altho he was in poor health in recent months

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/25/09 at 5:49 pm

This is heartbreaking.....way too young to die. :( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Apolloina...girl if you are reading this...I am so so sorry...I know how much you loved him. :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/25/09 at 5:53 pm

The news reports say that he converted to Muslimism (I had not known that).

I wonder if this means he will be buried within 24 hours as is custom? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/09 at 5:59 pm

Man WTF?  First Ed, then Farrah and now Jacko?  This is a very very sad day :\'(

Today at work were were talking about Farrah passing away, and one lady remarked how things like these usually come in threes.  I never would have thought Jacko

He was a great entertainer and I will love the 'Thriller' album until the day I die!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 06/25/09 at 6:04 pm

I am sad and completely moved to tears. :\'(

CNN is saying they still have not confirmed that he has passed away.



Michael,
Farewell my summer love, my lifetime love.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Frank on 06/25/09 at 6:07 pm


I am old enough to remember when the Jackson Five first appeared.  Michael was the star of the show and a tremendous talent then.  This is so sad  :\'(

Me too, I remember this talented little kid on TV, and their early songs were just great

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/09 at 6:11 pm


Wow, just wow.  It is like a piece of my childhood gone.  Rest in peace, Michael.  :\'(


^

Same here.  Michael Jackson was iconic and ubiquitous in the early '80s.  It reminds me of the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon.  

Michael was a magnificent talent.  There is no replacement for him.

We always joked about the controversies and eccentric behavior that were so detrimental to his career and reputation later in his career, but it was always tinged with sadness for me because, as with Elvis, his gifts were so great as to make his slow deterioration tragic.

I'm stunned and sad right now.

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/tearyeyed.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Max Power on 06/25/09 at 6:12 pm

Dude had great dance moves.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/09 at 6:20 pm



He was a great entertainer and I will love the 'Thriller' album until the day I die!


I don't know if people who don't have a firsthand memory of 1982-1984 can really grasp how awesome Michael was in that brief period.  Even if you didn't like soul or dance pop, you couldn't deny that was some damn fine music and when you saw Michael perform, you immediately understood why every teenage girl in the world loved him.  Again, the Michael mania of that era is rivaled only by the superstar hysteria that surrounded Elvis and the Beatles in their prime.  

Objectively speaking, it is not shocking that Michael Jackson died at 50.  His health problems were legion and he was a fragile man beset with all kinds of problems despite his sultan-like wealth.  However, the sense of loss is still palpable.  

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nondiva234 on 06/25/09 at 6:24 pm

I loved Michael Jackson. There is no other singer who can match his accomplishments. If it is proven true that he is in fact, I hope he rests in peace.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: La Roche on 06/25/09 at 6:25 pm

I'm fairly surprised.

I suppose there was bound to be somebody who had the contrary opinion, didn't realize it would be me that was the first.

In no way am I saddened.

The day I mourn a child molesting, pervert, closet freak like Jackson is the same day the Government pries my guns from my cold dead fingers.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Frank on 06/25/09 at 6:28 pm


I'm fairly surprised.

I suppose there was bound to be somebody who had the contrary opinion, didn't realize it would be me that was the first.

In no way am I saddened.

The day I mourn a child molesting, pervert, closet freak like Jackson is the same day the Government pries my guns from my cold dead fingers.

Regardless of his personal life, someone did die today, someone with a whole lot of musical talent.
Maybe you weren't a fan, but he was a talented entertainer, one of the best ever.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/25/09 at 6:30 pm


I don't know if people who don't have a firsthand memory of 1982-1984 can really grasp how awesome Michael was in that brief period.


Michael was simply colossal during that time period.  KING of pop?  Heck he was the EMPORER of pop back then.  He had it all... voice... dance moves... looks... personality... the total package.  There is no star out there today who is anywhere near his level of complete domination.  Not even close.  8)

Only the Lord knows what caused him to go down the path that he did later in life...   :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/09 at 6:31 pm


I'm fairly surprised.

I suppose there was bound to be somebody who had the contrary opinion, didn't realize it would be me that was the first.

In no way am I saddened.

The day I mourn a child molesting, pervert, closet freak like Jackson is the same day the Government pries my guns from my cold dead fingers.


What Frank said.  And...

It's like I said when Ike Turner died.  We all know Michael's transgressions they way we all knew Ike's.  There's a time to say, yes, the man had serious flaws, but perhaps on the day of his death we can celebrate his contributions to popular culture and our collective consciousness.

(and coming form a GG Allin fan, I'll consider the source.)
::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: La Roche on 06/25/09 at 6:33 pm


::)

It's like I said when Ike Turner died.  We all know Michael's transgressions they way we all knew Ike's.  There's a time to say, yes, the man had serious flaws, but perhaps on the day of his death we can celebrate his contributions to popular culture and our collective consciousness.

(and coming form a GG Allin fan, I'll consider the source.)


Considering the only thing GG was ever charged with was sexual misconduct with a woman he was having consensual sex with... she lied, he went to jail.

I'm just a little ashamed that so many people are willing to overlook the past transgressions of a pervert and child molester, simply because he made some records.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Frank on 06/25/09 at 6:35 pm



Only the Lord knows what caused him to go down the path that he did later in life...  :\'(

I guess we will never know. Let's not try to remember that part of his life, but his songs.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/09 at 6:36 pm


Considering the only thing GG was ever charged with was sexual misconduct with a woman he was having consensual sex with... she lied, he went to jail.

I'm just a little ashamed that so many people are willing to overlook the past transgressions of a pervert and child molester, simply because he made some records.


Sorry I mentioned it  GG does not even deserve to be mentioned in the same thread as Michael.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/25/09 at 6:37 pm


I don't know if people who don't have a firsthand memory of 1982-1984 can really grasp how awesome Michael was in that brief period.  Even if you didn't like soul or dance pop, you couldn't deny that was some damn fine music  
easily the most danced to and popular music at my wedding reception in 1984 was MJ.


I'm fairly surprised.

I suppose there was bound to be somebody who had the contrary opinion, didn't realize it would be me that was the first.

In no way am I saddened.

The day I mourn a child molesting, pervert, closet freak like Jackson is the same day the Government pries my guns from my cold dead fingers.
agreed that child molesters be punished for their crimes to the fullest extent. Not to provide any excuses, but I would add that there are many types of mental diseases in this world, even sexual perverse harmful ones and some people are 'sick' that way but they still must pay consequences for their actions.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: La Roche on 06/25/09 at 6:38 pm


Sorry I mentioned it  GG does not even deserve to be mentioned in the same thread as Michael.


I wouldn't bring GG down to his level.

Well, I've said my piece. Never mind, I just assumed that there was still an expectation of decency from mainstream musicians. I guess not.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/25/09 at 6:55 pm

NOOOO!!!!  Unbelievable - too too sad!  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

He is one of my long time favorites.  R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: mooster on 06/25/09 at 7:06 pm

Sad  :(


Btw any one hear about Jeff Goldblum - he has reportedly died on a New Zealand film set! ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 7:08 pm


Sad  :(


Btw any one hear about Jeff Goldblum - he has reportedly died on a New Zealand film set! ???


This had better only be a rumor. >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: mooster on 06/25/09 at 7:08 pm


This had better only be a rumor. >:(


I hope so too! :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/25/09 at 7:12 pm


Sad  :(


Btw any one hear about Jeff Goldblum - he has reportedly died on a New Zealand film set! ???


It's looking like it is.  I just spent a half hour looking for news on that, and could only find one site saying that.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 7:14 pm


It's looking like it is.  I just spent a half hour looking for news on that, and could only find one site saying that.


Now there's reports of Harrison Ford too.  This is turning into pure B.S. if you ask me.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Doc Brown on 06/25/09 at 7:19 pm


I'm just a little ashamed that so many people are willing to overlook the past transgressions of a pervert and child molester, simply because he made some records.

I certainly understand how you feel, Dave. There are many(including my own mother) who are upset that he had to go on the same day as Farrah, and now he'll get all the attention. I disagree, saying that we've known Farrah was dying for a long time and we all had a chance to say goodbye. Totally unlike Jacko, Farrah took her final bow with dignity.

I don't think anyone will mourn The Gloved One more than the comedians who made hay over him in the news during the 90's and 2000's. Still, my heart goes out to his family, as well as our appalonia. Maybe now his children can lead a normal life out of the public eye, something Jacko never had(could this have explained his weirdness?). That could be the only good thing to come out of this.

Goodbye, Michael. May God have mercy on your soul.

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/09 at 7:20 pm

Jeff Goldblum is a well-known star.  If he was dead, I am sure the world would know about it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/25/09 at 7:22 pm

I can't even put into words how shocked and saddened I am about this.  MJ was a part of my childhood, and I've been listening to his music for as long as I can remember. 

RIP Michael Joseph Jackson.  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/25/09 at 7:28 pm


Now there's reports of Harrison Ford too.  This is turning into pure B.S. if you ask me.
not Indiana Jones...  say it ain't so  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 7:34 pm


not Indiana Jones...  say it ain't so  :(


It's just a stupid Twitter rumor.  As if people aren't upset enough already. >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/09 at 7:36 pm

These websites that are saying Harrison Ford is dead aren't wrong .  ..
Harrsion Ford is dead

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 7:39 pm


These websites that are saying Harrison Ford is dead aren't wrong .  ..
Harrsion Ford is dead


Stop it!!!  My head is starting to hurt!!!  Sorry, it's been a rough day. :-[

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/09 at 7:41 pm


Stop it!!!  My head is starting to hurt!!!  Sorry, it's been a rough day. :-[


If the real, living and breathing Harrison Ford was dead, it would be world news.  These internet stories about Goldblum and Ford are just hoaxes

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/25/09 at 7:43 pm


If the real, living and breathing Harrison Ford was dead, it would be world news.  These internet stories about Goldblum and Ford are just hoaxes


Yeah, you're right.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 06/25/09 at 7:52 pm

Like was said on CNN - we have to stop and remember that Michael was a Father, Brother, Uncle, Son.... and we should be thinking about those family members and not just about whether or not he was a pervert blah blah blah....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jan on 06/25/09 at 8:17 pm


I'm fairly surprised.

I suppose there was bound to be somebody who had the contrary opinion, didn't realize it would be me that was the first.

In no way am I saddened.

The day I mourn a child molesting, pervert, closet freak like Jackson is the same day the Government pries my guns from my cold dead fingers.







How would you/wouldn't you know Michael Jackson was a pervert, ect..what are you special or something and you just assume know it all ? And why the shallow and ignorant comments about the condition he had what does that have to do with anything. Im sorry you don't make any sense grow up please.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/09 at 8:30 pm


How would you/wouldn't you know Michael Jackson was a pervert, ect..what are you special or something and you just assume know it all ? And why the shallow and ignorant comments about the condition he had what does that have to do with anything. Im sorry you don't make any sense grow up please.



Hey now, everyone is entitled to their own opinions.  No need to rip him to shreds over it

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Paul on 06/25/09 at 8:32 pm

Very sad to hear of his passing...must have been one hell of an attack to floor him outright...

Just my opinion, but the last 20-odd years of his life were a farce, both musically and personally (and like it or not, you're gonna see some crud being dragged up as from now), but I won't and certainly can't deny his influence...RIP

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: La Roche on 06/25/09 at 9:06 pm







How would you/wouldn't you know Michael Jackson was a pervert, ect..what are you special or something and you just assume know it all ? And why the shallow and ignorant comments about the condition he had what does that have to do with anything. Im sorry you don't make any sense grow up please.



More than you apparently.

Eat a brick buddy.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: anabel on 06/25/09 at 9:09 pm

" Cardiac arrest is often wrongly equated with a heart attack. In fact, what kills people who die suddenly is not the artery clogging,  it's the ventricular fib, a rapid quivering of the main pumping chambers in the bottom of the heart, called the ventricles. When this occurs, little blood gets out. Brain cells die within minutes. For every minute that goes by without the heart being restored to a normal rhythm, the patient's odds of survival drop by 10%. After ten minutes they're gone."

This could be the explaination if he were alone when it happened-or if whoever was with him just didn't have the equipment on hand to help-in this case, the difibrulator (sp). Most people don't just have those hanging around... if someone had been able to get him to the hosp within minutes of it happening, he would have had a much better chance.  The hospital was only 7 minutes away, but if they didn't find him for even 5 minutes after the collapse, then panicked for 5 minutes before calling 911, it was already too late.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: gumbypiz on 06/25/09 at 9:37 pm

Can't really add much that hasn't already been said...

Grew up in the 70's with Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, watched them on TV, sang along to them on the radio, cartoons, even saw them twice in the late 70's. When disco hit, I was there with Michael and Off the Wall too...small milestones of my life are always marked with music and Michael Jackson will always be part of my life, my past because of that.

Its like someone already mentioned, its not like you can really fathom this, just didn't think he could die, he was so much bigger than life.
This is a day I will remember for a long time. :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/25/09 at 9:41 pm

I bet there will be a resurgence of his singles and/or albums in the music charts.  The UK definately

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 06/25/09 at 9:56 pm


I bet there will be a resurgence of his singles and/or albums in the music charts.  The UK definately


Go have a look at iTunes top singles chart!

Michael currently has 11 in the top 100, as well as 2 with the Jackson 5.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Paul on 06/25/09 at 11:28 pm


I bet there will be a resurgence of his singles and/or albums in the music charts.  The UK definately


Yeah, we're funny like that!  ;)

Textbook cases include Presley and Lennon...and speaking of Presley, someone quoted when he died that it was a 'good career move', considering his finances were hitting the skids at the time...

Sadly, the same could be said with Jacko...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 1:03 am

We were watching the events on the news last night, we were all in shock

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

:\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/26/09 at 1:19 am



Haven't read ALL tributes, so hopefully my comment will be taken as 'original':

Very sad that Michael has passed on, and also sad that iin such a tough economic time across the world, HE JUST PUT ANOTHER 500,000 people out of work who were 'MJ Impersonators'!

Peace Michael..hope God recognizes you!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 1:23 am



Haven't read ALL tributes, so hopefully my comment will be taken as 'original':

Very sad that Michael has passed on, and also sad that iin such a tough economic time across the world, HE JUST PUT ANOTHER 500,000 people out of work who were 'MJ Impersonators'!

Peace Michael..hope God recognizes you!
Do not take me wrong, but Impersonators live on.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/26/09 at 1:24 am


Btw any one hear about Jeff Goldblum - he has reportedly died on a New Zealand film set! ???


(I see what you did there.  Well-played!) 

"Yeah, and he took out Harrison Ford with him!" :)

Back to the topic at hand,

RIP, you crazy, brilliant, sick, perverted, singing, dancing, choreographing machine.  For 15 years, your career's been dead, and you've been known only for your freakishness and scandal.  But today, we got to look back and remember the Michael Jackson that was worth remembering:  a pop star who (a) sang without autotune, (b) danced without CGI, (c) singlehandedly elevated the music video as an art form of its own, rather than as merely a way to use stock footage of your band, and (d) crossed genres from soul to disco to synthpop.  MJ was one of the very few people who not only sold a lot of records, he actually changed the music scene.  That's rare.

Contrast the arc of his career with the present-day Disney/FOX cycle of manufactured Christina/Britney/Miley clones and American Idols, and weep for what passes as "stardom".  Given the present-day diversity of good music out there and the trend towards narrowcasting over broadcasting, single tracks over albums, the splintering of genres, and it all adds up to the end of "Top 40" as a concept.  The environment for creating superstars no longer exists, leaving MJ as the last pop "superstar".  (Elvis and the Beatles preceded Jackson by decades, and Cobain's the only more recent name that comes to mind who coulda been a contender for revolutionizing the music scene, but he didn't play through to billions of records sold.)

Why so soon?  That's our fault.  All of us reading this.  As long as this board's existed, there've been threads where we've asked who had to die to get MTV to play music videos again.  Now we know.  But as much as it sucks, it was sure nice to see Thriller again.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/26/09 at 1:27 am


Do not take me wrong, but Impersonators live on.


As or if the look-alikes do go on, at least when they show up, it won't have people guessing it's him.

I remember when the story broke he once showed up at Disneyland dressed as a nurse! TRUE STORY!
People took his picture anyway and one person even asked him 'Aren't you Michael J'...he admitted it at least..but I can't spill anymore stories even if he is gone.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 1:28 am

It just happened all to quick.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/26/09 at 1:46 am

And have we all learned from this:


WEARING A SURGICAL MASK DOES NOT KEEP YOU HEALTHY!!!!  :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/26/09 at 2:49 am

I must admit, I've got kind of mixed feelings about all this, and the difference in how BET and E! Entertainment covered the story illustrated that perfectly. BET started playing all of his videos to remind us how freakishly talented he was, while E! reran the True Hollywood Story about him to remind us how freakish he was.  

I used to bash MJ relentlessly in this forum, mainly because of that Robbo troll-douche who used to come in here and start threads that DEMANDED that we HAD to like Michael Jackson and if we didn't then we were all horrible people. (I'm surprised that he hasn't yet tried to weasel his way in here and write some nasty post trying to somehow blame us for MJ's death.)

I never was a huge Michael Jackson fan, but I have to grudgingly admit that he is equal to or even greater than Elvis when it comes to both sheer talent and global cultural impact. It should be interesting to see how he is remembered years from now.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: joeman on 06/26/09 at 3:00 am

I can't believe he's dead.  I was a huge fan of his when I was little.

RIP MJ

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Gis on 06/26/09 at 3:36 am


I never was a huge Michael Jackson fan, but I have to grudgingly admit that he is equal to or even greater than Elvis when it comes to both sheer talent and global cultural impact. It should be interesting to see how he is remembered years from now.
This is pretty much how I feel.

I think that thing that gets me is how 'SHOCKED' everyone is, why? When you bear in mind how ill the man has been in recent years, the constant collapses most recently at the rehearsals for his tour it's hardly a surprise. I feel very very sorry for his children, they really don't have much of a chance when you consider the media circus that will descend on them and the, to put it politely, excentric family they are part of.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Below Average Dave on 06/26/09 at 5:36 am


i have to admit i'm already tired of hearing about michael jackson. and you know the public eulogizing is just gonna go on and on for days.  ::)

let's face it: dude probably molested little boys. and his music is overrated, and i'd actually question whether he even wrote it himself. sorry to say but there it is. i actually find it a bit depressing that this is eclipsing farrah fawcett's death, because frankly i think she was overall a better human being.



I'm sorry, as much as I care about Farrah Fawcett, I totally disagree with you on this Tia. . .He wasn't found guilty, and while you can speculate all you want on 'he did or he didn't", he was found not guilty, that kid couldn't keep his story straight--the mother had a history of sexual related lawsuits, the whole thing was fishy.

Was he abnormal . . .yes
Was he disturbed. . . yes
Was he almost inhuman? . . well, yes, but as much as Farrah Fawcett's death did hurt me, MJ's influence on every major genre today, including the comedy genre I hold dear, is far more reaching. . .You are entitled to your opinion. . .but regardless of his personal life, his contributions to music, entertainment, etc are far to great to act as if they don't matter.

I am actually disgusted that so many people are focused on him being a child molestor at the time of his death, when no one can actually prove that ever happened.  The man is dead--and without evidence of child molestation, denouncing his contributions by drudging up speculation is very unfair. 

The toll of artists who have cried out over this is mounting.

Weird Al Yankovic was shaken up badly, releasing a huge statement, which I will be reading on my next show. . .Madonna, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, MC Hammer, Rob Thomas, Ricky Martin, Jordin Sparks, Carson Daly, Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Al Sharpton, Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, David Blaine, Ludacris, Chris Daughtry, Arnold Schwarzenagger and hundreds more of our favorite celebrities are in mourning, yeah it's a big deal. . .sorry if that bothers you--a person who spearheaded my idol's success has just died, sorry if I can't agree

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Written By: Below Average Dave on 06/26/09 at 5:49 am


i agree that he had a lot of influence, but i think that had a lot more to do with the promotional money that went into his product than any putative musical genius that he had. i'm sorry but the music just... wasn't that good. it's not really something you can argue but if you put him up against john lennon, the rolling stones, radiohead, even elvis... there are and were a ton of musicians out there making much much better music than michael jackson ever did. but he was probably the most heavily promoted act in human history, and he came up with that moonwalk thing, which was this total meme, and i think that's what pushed him over the top.

and what comedy did he do? the thriller video? it wasn't that funny.


It's called "Weird Al", I'm a parodist, Weird Al Yankovic didn't become big until he did "Eat It" , and then later "Fat" . . . and you say "even Elvis"  as if you are indicating Elvis wasn't a huge contributor to music history. . .I won't argue on your opinion versus mine, I like many many many bands more than Michael--but respect that many of my favorite bands got influenced, many heavily, by Mr. Jackson.  and My biggest issue with your argument is the same issue I have with many people's arguments--he's a child molester or a pedophile or whatever. . .which was never proven.  Yeah I myself have joked about his oddities around young boys, but on his death thread?  Seriously?  What happened to innocent until proven guilty, we have convicted him as a society.  As far as how good his music is (or Elvis) relative to the time, I disagree with you on that too (I happen to like Thriller and Beat It--I find them catchy and fun--and heavily promoted or not, that's how I feel, promotion certainly isn't why I got into songs that came out when I was 3)--but that's not what irked me--it was your decision to use his alleged criminal acts to degrade him. . .

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Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 5:51 am


Considering the only thing GG was ever charged with was sexual misconduct with a woman he was having consensual sex with... she lied, he went to jail.

I'm just a little ashamed that so many people are willing to overlook the past transgressions of a pervert and child molester, simply because he made some records.


People overlook transgressions of artists all the time.

I am with Dave on all this.  Jacko was a truly weird individual, truly.  He has many in show business who know him and are close and though they find his persona troubling they rallied around him on the issue of whether or not he did actually molest.  He was an easy target for people who wanted to garner some money out of him, put himself in the crosshairs, as it were.  The seesaw also shows that he gave more money to childrens charities than any other star who stands in front of a camera for five minutes and reads some scripted words with a carefully place visine tear.

As for talent, you have to be under a huge rock, like the Rock of Gibraltar to not see and understand that he garnered in a whole new genre within the music industry.  That I think would qualify as a bit of genius.

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Written By: Gis on 06/26/09 at 6:09 am

I have a work collegue who's first thought on hearing the news was that it was General Michael Jackson who had died!!  ::)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Jackson

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Written By: Paul on 06/26/09 at 6:27 am


I have a work collegue who's first thought on hearing the news was that it was General Michael Jackson who had died!!  ::)


Easy mistake to make!  ;)

I hear that some of the acts appearing at the Glastonbury Mudpit Festival are planning to slip in MJ 'tribute' performances over the weekend...

...so it should be interesting to see what Jarvis Cocker comes up with!  ;)

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Written By: anabel on 06/26/09 at 6:37 am

I guess it could be looked at this way:

Throughout recent entertainment history, there have been certain people that have been placed on pedestals whether they deserved it or not.  Their deaths are considered important because of how they were worshipped in life.  It's what our society has done for years.  This is nothing new.

The 50's had Marilyn Monroe. She was the be all end all at the time.  Her death was tragic, people feel cheated as they lose their icon.
The other big icon of the 50's would have been James Dean-he was only in 7 films, (4 were uncredited) but he made a huge impact on people, but his death wasn't quite the scene Marilyn's was.

The 60's had many icons that died-(some of them died in the 70's) Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, to name a couple.

The 70's had the death of Elvis, who was popular for a longer stretch of time than some of the others-from the 50's thru the 70's. When an "icon" is around for a longer period of time, and their body of work is more extensive, more people feel cheated and the outcry is even bigger, the mourning more prolonged. People are still so crazy about Elvis that they still gather at Graceland daily.....

The major 80's icon was Michael Jackson, starting from the age of 5, in the 60's and he stayed with us all the way to yesterday.  Whether we all like what he contributed or not, he was pretty much around for many of our entire lives-a lot of people are going to feel this loss for a long time.  Some way more than others, and it's not like we had a warning really, like with Farrah.  We knew it was coming for her, just not when. A shocking, surprising death makes the news even bigger.  And yes, we'll go on hearing about it for many days, people will gather for years to come, because of the circumstances (leaving huge debt, the fact that he's the owner of the Beatles catalog and mortgaged IT to the hilt, etc).  There will be much speculation about his life and death.  We are not being forced to watch it.  We can turn it off when we don't want to hear it. ( Someday, when Madonna dies, we'll go through all this again. We also saw an extraordinary amount of news coverage when Princess Diana died suddenly without warning.)

As far as Michael's criminal past, look at all the "icons" I mentioned above-they all had something dark in their lives, and yes, it was usually overlooked. Part of their behavior probably came from the fact that they were placed on those pedestals in the first place, whether THEY wanted to be there or not. When these people lose their privacy and act out, it's seen as acceptable.  I do not agree with it, just saying how it is.  MJ went through a lot of public humiliation and trials, came out of them as being judged "innocent".  It's not like he wasn't tried.  We have to deal with those outcomes as well as the public outrcry over his death.  I, for one, don't plan to ridicule anyone for their mourning.  Some poeple handle things like this differently than others. It's just called respect.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 7:48 am



he got to be fabulously wealthy, he got to build his playground estate and realize personal dreams and indulge personal whims most of us can never even begin to entertain. overall he lived a very, very, VERY fortunate life and the fact that he destroyed his own health is quite sad, but does he take any personal responsibility for that?



Becoming fabulously wealthy and indulging personal whims does not translate into having a very, very, Very, fortunate life.  If he was so very, very, Very fortunate I don't think he would have turned into the person he became.  The sad fact is he had a horrible childhood(most agree that that is the reason for his Peter Pan lifestyle) with a father who abused him, a mother who looked on while it happened, and a life long collection of bloodsuckers who drained him emotionally and physically.  I think that I am much more fortunate than Michael.  I don't have to fill that void with a Neverland.

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Written By: Dagwood on 06/26/09 at 7:50 am


Do not take me wrong, but Impersonators live on.


Exactly.  Look at all the Elvis impersonators still making money.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 8:11 am


...so it should be interesting to see what Jarvis Cocker comes up with!  ;)
Another moonwalk?

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 8:14 am

Elton John should put together a recrafted version "Candle in the Wind" for Michael's funeral.  :\'(

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Written By: Gis on 06/26/09 at 8:18 am


Elton John should put together a recrafted version "Candle in the Wind" for Michael's funeral.  :\'(
I can't even begin to imagine how the lyrics for that would work..........

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 8:22 am


Elton John should put together a recrafted version "Candle in the Wind" for Michael's funeral.  :\'(
Once when Billy Joel was too ill for one of his concerts, Elton John stepped in and sang BJ's songs for the whole night.

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 8:26 am


why is his music supposed to be so great? what great song did he ever do? i'd like a specific name of a song that wasn't bubble gum pop even when it came out. i guess it's catchy for some folks but i certainly wouldn't put it up there with anyone who understood real musical composition or knew how to make songs with genuine social commentary.

thriller? is this what passes for musical genius? billy jean? not buying it.


Damn, you been living under a rock?  Mind you I consider myself only a casual MJ fan, and his personal life certainly caused concern.  But the musical talent was indisputable.

MJ was a performer.  Were his songs the best compositions that were ever done?  Who knows, but they indeed were good enough for people to buy them by the tens of millions.  His overall performance is what won his fans.  Hollywood is chock-full of composers and singers who are technically good, but you never hear about them because they are not perfomers.

This meek, sometimes-effeminate kid who was personally bashful but whose performances were electric, is the guy who tore down the racial barrier at MTV.  That was all on the strength of his performances.  MTV understood that if they kept the barrier up in the face of MJ's stuff, they were going to face an irreversible backlash from their viewers.

When you went to an MJ concert, saw his video, or listened to his songs, even if they were not exactly one's style, the craftsmanship and projhection of his concept was immaculate, and usually ground-breaking.  8)

So... even though the only MJ record I have is Thriller, and I am not a HUGE pop fan, I certainly see all the talent that this cat had and showed off.  More talent in his pinky finger than most of today's "music sensations" can muster in their whole bodies.

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Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 8:38 am

^Exactly

Onstage he had an energy that came from deep inside that had the power to hold you in spellbound.  It is also true that MTV shut out minority videos until Michaels talent forced them to open the door.  He could not be ignored.  I cannot characterize my self as a devoted follower by any means, but I like his music, love his performance, and can see the genius that emerged onstage. 

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 8:39 am


I can't even begin to imagine how the lyrics for that would work..........


OK here's my shot...  Apologies to Bernie Taupin

Goodbye Michael J
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They pushed you to the limits
Never cared about your pain
They set you on the treadmill
And they took advantage of your fame

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a dancer in the sand
Never sure of what’s your next move
Like an ordinary man
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your concerts sold out before
Your talent ever did

Growing up was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Motown created a superstar
And fame was the price you paid
Even when you died
The haters still hounded you
All the bloggers had to say
Was that you were broke and you were lewd

Goodbye Michael J
From the brother in the seventh grade
Who saw you as something more than musical
More than just the albums that you made

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/26/09 at 9:15 am


Elton John should put together a recrafted version "Candle in the Wind" for Michael's funeral.  :\'(

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! Shaddap!

:-X


One can argue whether MJ merited all his popularity or whether or not he did this or that in his personal life, the fact is the Michael Jackson phenomenon was so huge his passing left me stunned and sad, and I never even owned a copy of "Thriller" let alone any of his other music. 

However, I did think the news coverage was excessive.  By 10:00 I was like, okay, this is all terribly sad, but enough already!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 9:16 am

Does (or did) Michael Jackson still owned the rights to the Beatles' songs?

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/26/09 at 9:36 am

This is truly sad news.

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Written By: Jessica on 06/26/09 at 9:56 am


it's funny how it always ends up like this with MJ fans. when it comes to justifying his mediocrity, they just can't help being dicks for some reason.


LyricBoy gave you many points on why MJ's music resonated with millions and millions of people around the world, and you focus on his first sentence and call him a dick? ???

No, I'm not a rabid MJ fan and I DO believe he did something to those boys and I despise him for that, but I'm looking at his death from a five year old Jessica's point of view, when I used to know all his songs and videos, when I used to rent the "Making of Thriller" every effin' week, and when my biggest wish was to meet him.  As much as I hate to say the word, it boils down to this: nostalgia.  A lot of people have it right now.  Maybe you, with all your awesome talent in musical composition and genuine social commentary, did not like his music, but many many people did and they're feeling that right now.

But I do have to bring up a quote I read on a blog today: "If you're saying you've never busted a move to one of MJ's songs when you were younger, then you are full of shyt."

I'll leave you all to your arguing now.  I just had to toss in how I felt about it.

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Written By: Tia on 06/26/09 at 10:09 am


LyricBoy gave you many points on why MJ's music resonated with millions and millions of people around the world, and you focus on his first sentence and call him a dick? ???
yes i did. i dont care what his opinion is, and i didn't read his post. anyone who starts with "have you been living under a rock" loses my attention immediately.

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Written By: wildcard on 06/26/09 at 10:17 am

I never was a MJ fan and I never approved of some of the things he did.  When it comes to deaths, I remain silent.  

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Written By: Gis on 06/26/09 at 10:33 am

In my opinion he lost the plot somewhere in the 1990's I've had no time for him in recent years except to be horrified by his appearance, his actions and his latest music.

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 10:45 am


yes i did. i dont care what his opinion is, and i didn't read his post. anyone who starts with "have you been living under a rock" loses my attention immediately.


I think that pretty much defines what "living under a rock" is all about.

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/26/09 at 10:46 am


I think that pretty much defines what "living under a rock" is all about.


I lived under a rock once when I went camping as a kid.  It was kind of cool :)

I'm pretty sure MJ was playing on the radio too 8)

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 10:47 am


Does (or did) Michael Jackson still owned the rights to the Beatles' songs?


I think that he ultimately sold the rights to Sony, after a couple of side deals.

Paul McCartney was pretty kind to Paul's memory over the past day.  I remember when MJ bought up those Beatles rights, Paul was extremely PO'd at him...  Good to see that he ultimately got over it...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/26/09 at 10:59 am

That's why we say to celebrate the music and not the man. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/26/09 at 11:00 am


Me too, I remember this talented little kid on TV, and their early songs were just great



Yes, I love the early stuff he did with his brothers as the Jackson 5.

Very sad and shocking news!  :o :\'(

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Written By: philbo on 06/26/09 at 11:10 am


I never was a MJ fan and I never approved of some of the things he did.  When it comes to deaths, I remain silent. 

Dead silent?

I was never much of a MJ fan (apart from Thriller)... and never do the usual thing of forgetting the bad and remembering only the good once somebody dies.

Not much to say, other than he's snuffed it

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Written By: Doc Brown on 06/26/09 at 11:41 am


Peace Michael..hope God recognizes you!

If anyone wants to see what Jacko will look like after the autopsy, check the Thriller video, LOL!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/09 at 12:16 pm

I can't say that I am fan. I liked the Jackson 5 and used to watch the cartoon on Saturday mornings. I recall the battle between the Jackson 5 & the Osmond Brothers-to me, the Jacksons won hands down but that is another story. When he was on the top of his game in the 80s, yeah, I like his music. But, I do not own a single MJ album. I had thought about getting one or two over the years but never really got around to it. I think he was a great talent and made a great contribution to the music world. However, the last decade or so he basically became a farce. Yeah, I would joke, "When I grow up, I want to be a white woman just like Michael Jackson." It is very disturbing about him & kids. I know he was acquitted of the charges but I still wonder. I don't understand why people fell over backwards for him. Last night on the news, they said that there were always people camped out in front of his residence. My thought was, "Man, these people just don't have a life." I just don't get how people can devote their lives to a celebrity.

As to his death, yes it is a shocker. I am in shock when anyone so young dies and so unexpectedly. I read this morning that there is a possibility that he was on prescription drugs which led to his death. That would make sense and it does kind of remind me of Elvis' death. I can't say that I am in mourning over him. Yes, I am a little sad but I'm not going to cry over him. 



Cat

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Written By: anabel on 06/26/09 at 12:31 pm


Does (or did) Michael Jackson still owned the rights to the Beatles' songs?



In 1985 he paid $47 million for the publishing rights to approximately 260 Beatles songs.  Over the past few years, it's been reported that Michael had sold half of his rights to Sony as part of collateral for a loan from Sony. So Sony and Michael have both co-owned the rights since then. (that was in '95, had to look it up.)

I personally fear that whatever is left after he "mortgaged" it will go up in smoke.  His financial situation was obviously not good, and I hate that he played Russian Roulette with The Beatles catalog. I was very upset when he bought it, I'll admit.  Yesterday, after thinking of Tiffany, Appalonia1986, my second thought was what will happen to the Beatles catalog.  I don't know if he willed it back to Paul in the event he were to pass, and I don't know if that would do any good.  If it's worth anything now, it may have to go toward paying off his substantial debt.  I hate to think that his kids may get nothing, either.

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Written By: Paul on 06/26/09 at 1:03 pm


I personally fear that whatever is left after he "mortgaged" it will go up in smoke.  His financial situation was obviously not good, and I hate that he played Russian Roulette with The Beatles catalog. I was very upset when he bought it, I'll admit.  Yesterday, after thinking of Tiffany, Appalonia1986, my second thought was what will happen to the Beatles catalog.  I don't know if he willed it back to Paul in the event he were to pass, and I don't know if that would do any good.  If it's worth anything now, it may have to go toward paying off his substantial debt.  I hate to think that his kids may get nothing, either.


The Beatles' catalogue of songs is still worth an astronomical fortune, so his remaining share would almost certainly cancel out his debts...

'Fraid it won't leave his dependents with much, but I presume the royalties from his own body of work will earn them a fair crust...

How Macca must have wished he and Yoko didn't 'dither' about purchasing those songs way back when!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 1:10 pm

Police want to interview Michael Jackson's doctor after the star's family suggested he died because of a drug overdose, according to reports. LA police want to talk to the doctor - who lived with the star and administered his injections - but have not been able to trace him, says Tmz.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/09 at 1:11 pm


The Beatles' catalogue of songs is still worth an astronomical fortune, so his remaining share would almost certainly cancel out his debts...

'Fraid it won't leave his dependents with much, but I presume the royalties from his own body of work will earn them a fair crust...

How Macca must have wished he and Yoko didn't 'dither' about purchasing those songs way back when!



They said on the news last night that MJ talked about willing his 50% of the rights back to Sir Paul. Not sure that happened or not. Only time will tell.



Cat

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Written By: Paul on 06/26/09 at 1:18 pm


They said on the news last night that MJ talked about willing his 50% of the rights back to Sir Paul. Not sure that happened or not. Only time will tell.


I missed that...obviously their 'animosity' must have thawed somewhere down the line...

Which probably explains Macca's simpering tribute, he wouldn't have said that a few years back!

I still don't think Jacko would have simply 'willed' them back...too much money involved!

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 1:42 pm

Speaking of MJ's last will & testament, if the accounts that he is $400-$500MM in debt at the time of his death, does not look like anybodyt will get any inheritance.  The estate will be liquidated to pay off all proven debts.

Which brings the real question.  HOW THE HELL DID HE GET INTO SO MUCH DEBT?  I mean, geeze...  He made a gazillion bucks selling all those tickets and records.  Granted, he had alot of lawyer's fees but holy crap, just how many lawyers are you going to need, even for the charges he faced all those years ago.

I mean, I could see maybe getting into debt over some sort of bad investment, but as I understand it, he actually bought Neverland Ranch on the cheap.

Where did all the money go?  Did he just blow it all on crap? ???

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/26/09 at 1:51 pm


Where did all the money go?  Did he just blow it all on crap? ???


Probably...how do you think Hammer and Mike Tyson got screwed up financially?  A lot of rich people don't know what to do with their money so they just spend it :P

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Written By: Tia on 06/26/09 at 1:56 pm

jack-o needs a bailout :o

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Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 2:02 pm

TMZ is reporting that according to a family member, MJ received a daily injection of Demerol.

Yesterday he got his shot at 11:30am.

If this is the case I hope they find the "doctor" who prescribed this drug and hang him by his 'nards.  >:(

No matter what one may think about MJ, pro or con, there are far too many "Doctor Feelgoods" who will prescribe drugs to celebrities and don;t give a damn about the effects.  It is time to make a BIG example of these quacks.  >:(

Demerol is some nasty stuff.  They gave me a hit of it when I was having kidney stones, and I can attest... that sh*t made me feel so good, I could easily see somebody getting addicted to it if it were in plentiful supply.

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Written By: Stompgal on 06/26/09 at 2:05 pm

This is the biggest obituary phenomenon since Jade Goody. When I tuned in to BBC Radio 1 this morning, the first thing I heard was Michael Jackson's 1987 song 'The Way You Make Me Feel.' Next, La Roux's new song 'Bulletproof' played and that was immediately followed by Trevor Nelson popping in to talk to Chris Moyles about Michael Jackson. I lay in bed trembling whilst thinking, "Did Michael Jackson die?" When Dominic Byrne (a newsreader on Radio 1) announced the news at around 8am, I was shocked. He only announced his major comeback tour in March and I hope all his fans who bought tickets will get a refund.

Later this morning, I watched tributes to Jacko on BBC News and Sky News. It was so overwhelming, even the music channels such as 4Music and TMF were paying tribute.

I wasn't Michael's biggest fan, but I liked some of his songs. I will mostly remember him for his quirky antics as well as his successful music career, both on his own and with the Jackson Five.

RIP Wacko Jacko. You were one of the most unique and influential music performers the world ever knew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 2:06 pm

For the first time in many years MTV are showing pop videos, in honour of MJ

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Written By: Below Average Dave on 06/26/09 at 2:07 pm


This is the biggest obituary phenomenon since Jade Goody. When I tuned in to BBC Radio 1 this morning, the first thing I heard was Michael Jackson's 1987 song 'The Way You Make Me Feel.' Next, La Roux's new song 'Bulletproof' played and that was immediately followed by Trevor Nelson popping in to talk to Chris Moyles about Michael Jackson. I lay in bed trembling whilst thinking, "Did Michael Jackson die?" When Dominic Byrne (a newsreader on Radio 1) announced the news at around 8am, I was shocked. He only announced his major comeback tour in March and I hope all his fans who bought tickets will get a refund.

Later this morning, I watched tributes to Jacko on BBC News and Sky News. It was so overwhelming, even the music channels such as 4Music and TMF were paying tribute.

I wasn't Michael's biggest fan, but I liked some of his songs. I will mostly remember him for his quirky antics as well as his successful music career, both on his own and with the Jackson Five.

RIP Wacko Jacko. You were one of the most unique and influential music performers the world ever knew.



Well put Stompgal, karama

and Philip Eno--if that's the case, perhaps it's time MTV remembers what made them big--they need to play music videos all the time . . .it's good that they realize it again even for just one day, thanks for letting me know, I'll have to check that out.. .

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/26/09 at 2:10 pm

Much Music just had a four tribute to Michael Jackson.

Oddy, his passing away, reminds me of Elvis Presley, who also died early in his life, because of a accidental drug overdose.

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Written By: Jessica on 06/26/09 at 2:41 pm


Probably...how do you think Hammer and Mike Tyson got screwed up financially?  A lot of rich people don't know what to do with their money so they just spend it :P


I'm thinking hangers on and unscrupulous accountants have a lot to do with famous people losing their fortunes as well.  Then his extended family (except Janet)....yeah, I can see it vanishing.


TMZ is reporting that according to a family member, MJ received a daily injection of Demerol.


A DAILY injection?!?!! :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 2:47 pm


A DAILY injection?!?!! :o
By the doctor that has disappeared?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: anabel on 06/26/09 at 2:48 pm


The Beatles' catalogue of songs is still worth an astronomical fortune, so his remaining share would almost certainly cancel out his debts...

'Fraid it won't leave his dependents with much, but I presume the royalties from his own body of work will earn them a fair crust...

How Macca must have wished he and Yoko didn't 'dither' about purchasing those songs way back when!


You're right about Paul and Yoko-I know he and Michael didn't speak for years after the deal, but I feel selfish thinking I don't want the catalog to cancel out his debts-I want it back in the right hands and preserved properly, as it should have been all those years ago....yes there's a pun in there somewhere... ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: anabel on 06/26/09 at 2:50 pm


Much Music just had a four tribute to Michael Jackson.

Oddy, his passing away, reminds me of Elvis Presley, who also died early in his life, because of a accidental drug overdose.


LisaMarie Presley blogged somewhere on the news that when they were married, Michael questioned her about how Elvis died and what shape he had previously been in..she said he thought he would end up the same way.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/26/09 at 2:57 pm

I can honestly say right now that Michael Jackson is my favorite male singer of all time. The first music video that I can remember watching by him was "Thriller", and as much as I loved the song and wanted to learn how to dance like he did, the video scared the s*** out of me as a kid. I was completely devastated and upset when I found out he died yesterday afternoon. Hell, I was at the dentist and was just listening to "Scream" by Michael & Janet Jackson when I found out. Man did I always wanted to see him in concert and meet him! June 25th, 2009 will always be a sad day in music history. Always. My heart goes out to his family and his poor 3 kids. May he rest in peace. I have a feeling his death is going to be a very similar case to that of Elvis and Heath Ledger. It's amazing how it took MJ's death to just bring music videos back to MTV. Who would've thought? It's also crazy how iTunes and Amazon.com are going freakin' nuts with Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 cds and singles being sold out and at the top of the charts here and there. Eight out of ten of the top 10 albums on iTunes are all MJ/Jackson 5 cds and Amazon.com is out of stock of his cds/dvds. Insane! Truly shows how legendary he is. To quote something that I read yesterday, he had everything, yet, he still had nothing. Think is funeral will be as big as Princess Diana's?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 3:01 pm

One question need answering...

Who made the emergency call?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 06/26/09 at 3:12 pm

It's been almost twenty-four hours since the news of Michael's death broke, and I'm still having a difficult time accepting it as true. It makes you wonder why these tragic events seem to so commonly take place in the lives of the gifted. Although recent years saw him as more a less a caricature of himself, I chose to remember him from a different time, when he was on top of the world and dazzled everyone with his amazing music, dancing and exciting videos.

He truly was the eternal Peter Pan, refusing to grow up as he was robbed of his childhood innocence by the vagaries of fame. This obviously scarred him deeply, as he never fully matured into normal adulthood, prefering children's playthings (and indeed the company of children) to the harsher realities of life. Like Peter Pan in his own Neverland, he would never grow up or live to see his own old age, so he will join the Immortals who also passed on far too young: Elvis, James Dean, Jimmi Hendrix, Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe. In this regard, he will never truly be gone.

The fairy tale ended after the allegations of sexual abuse forever tainted his image, and from this he never quite recovered. Neverland was sold to settle his massive debts and in recent years, he depended on wealthy patrons overseas to help support his lavish lifestyle. A grim reminder that not all fairy tales have a happy ending.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: anabel on 06/26/09 at 3:23 pm


One question need answering...

Who made the emergency call?



This is from Rolling Stone:
The audio of the 911 call placed from Michael Jackson’s Los Angeles home in the moments after the superstar reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest is currently streaming on TMZ. The audio reveals that Jackson was unresponsive and not breathing before paramedics were ever called to the scene. “He’s not breathing, we’re trying to pump him,” the unspecified caller told the operator, adding that Jackson was unconscious. The caller also tells the operator that Jackson’s personal physician — identified as Dr. Conrad Murray — was with Jackson at the time, however Jackson was “not responding to the CPR or anything.” While the caller told the paramedics a 50-year-old man was unresponsive, he never mentioned the name “Michael Jackson.”

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 3:26 pm

The report is that he was "cold" by the time paramedics got there.  Someone waited a while to make the call.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 3:31 pm

Latest:

The doctor that had been treating Michael Jackson in the last days of his life has been revealed due to the suspicious nature of his treatment.  Dr. Conrad Murray, a Nevada practicing Cardiologist who has been living in Michael Jackson’s Beverly Hills residence, is currently being detained by the police for questioning and further investigation.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 3:40 pm

Well, I would say his @ss is gr@ss

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 3:41 pm

The net was sorely tested as news of Michael Jackson's death spread with both Twitter and Google reporting outages.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 3:46 pm

It was first announced by TMZ, very soon after their site crashed.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 3:47 pm


It was first announced by TMZ, very soon after their site crashed.
Google had to put an online apology

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Frank on 06/26/09 at 4:11 pm


The net was sorely tested as news of Michael Jackson's death spread with both Twitter and Google reporting outages.

I experienced this outage and problems in general with the net from work

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 4:11 pm


I experienced this outage and problems in general with the net from work
So no work was done?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 4:40 pm


It's been almost twenty-four hours since the news of Michael's death broke, and I'm still having a difficult time accepting it as true. It makes you wonder why these tragic events seem to so commonly take place in the lives of the gifted.


Well I can tell you from my very small microcosm of personal experience.

There was a time when I was a big honcho at a manufacturing plant, very powerful job.  I immediately found that I was surrounded by leeches and people who would lie to me about anything, just to get closer to "the power".  I mean, shoot, I was just a big boss, not a superstar.  But these guys pretended all to be nice to me, always agreed with what I would say and (of course) behind my back take on another posture.

Fortunately for me I figured those A-holes out and did not succumb to their douchebaggery.  And, I might add, I managed to screw over quite a few of those bozos (unfortunately not all of them) by the end of my tenure there.

Now... put yourself in Michael Jackson's shows, with hundreds of millions of $$$, unbelieveable fame and power in the industry, and it was a siren call for every a$$hole, douchebag, leech, and thief to come to his doorstep and blow smoke up his arse.  Throw in the original emotional issues that he already had and you have a recipe for disaster.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/26/09 at 7:50 pm

Check this out:

Michael Jackson, died June 25, 2009
James Brown, died on December 25, 2006
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, died April 25, 2002
Aaliyah, died on August 25, 2001


Not a good day for people born on the 25th :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/26/09 at 8:01 pm


Well I can tell you from my very small microcosm of personal experience.

There was a time when I was a big honcho at a manufacturing plant, very powerful job.  I immediately found that I was surrounded by leeches and people who would lie to me about anything, just to get closer to "the power".  I mean, shoot, I was just a big boss, not a superstar.  But these guys pretended all to be nice to me, always agreed with what I would say and (of course) behind my back take on another posture.

Fortunately for me I figured those A-holes out and did not succumb to their douchebaggery.  And, I might add, I managed to screw over quite a few of those bozos (unfortunately not all of them) by the end of my tenure there.

Now... put yourself in Michael Jackson's shows, with hundreds of millions of $$$, unbelieveable fame and power in the industry, and it was a siren call for every a$$hole, douchebag, leech, and thief to come to his doorstep and blow smoke up his arse.  Throw in the original emotional issues that he already had and you have a recipe for disaster.   :-\\


Yeah, that's been my take on MJ all along.  From Elvis to Michael to Anna Nicole...if you're rich enough nobody can intervene on your behalf.  There were plenty of people starting as early as 1984 who were saying Michael has some serious problems, he needs help.  But who was going to stop him from his own demise?  Is it news there's some unscrupulous quack handing out Demerol injections in Beverly Hills? 
::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 8:10 pm


Check this out:

Michael Jackson, died June 25, 2009
James Brown, died on December 25, 2006
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, died April 25, 2002
Aaliyah, died on August 25, 2001


Not a good day for people born on the 25th :-\\



yeah I read that about 1 person in 30 dies on the 25th.  Pretty bad odds.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/26/09 at 8:12 pm


yeah I read that about 1 person in 30 dies on the 25th.  Pretty bad odds.


Well, I was born on the 25th, April 25th, 'coz I'm a Hell Chile!

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/devilsmile.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: kellygoo72 on 06/26/09 at 9:55 pm

Man, I feel like a part of my childhood died... That kid was so freaking talented... I mean, I was 10 when I saw the whole moon walk and till this day, I still say he had magic shoes... LOL
Ill always remember those great solo songs but I must admit... I loved his Off the Wall better than Thriller and the Jackson 5. FUGEDABOUDIT! They were priceldss ... I just adore their version of I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus... MY fav Christmas song and version EVER!... Except for Frosty.. LOL
... Just listening to Michael speaking at the end... The most talented child performer EVER!
RIP Michael... U were a true gem.  Thanks for wowing a generation!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tia on 06/26/09 at 10:24 pm


yeah I read that about 1 person in 30 dies on the 25th.  Pretty bad odds.
that's pretty funny. you think of that all on your own?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/26/09 at 10:33 pm


TMZ is reporting that according to a family member, MJ received a daily injection of Demerol.

Yesterday he got his shot at 11:30am.

If this is the case I hope they find the "doctor" who prescribed this drug and hang him by his 'nards.  >:(

No matter what one may think about MJ, pro or con, there are far too many "Doctor Feelgoods" who will prescribe drugs to celebrities and don;t give a damn about the effects.  It is time to make a BIG example of these quacks.  >:(

Demerol is some nasty stuff.  They gave me a hit of it when I was having kidney stones, and I can attest... that sh*t made me feel so good, I could easily see somebody getting addicted to it if it were in plentiful supply.



Hmmmmmmm, doctor is missing?.....


Now why would someone not doing anything out of the ordinary in such a high profile case be missing all of a sudden??
Maybe he left the light on in one of his 'other' residences??

Why would a  doctor of all persons, be missing?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/26/09 at 10:42 pm

Still on the 'Impersonators' subject:

Hey! Stop it with the 'skin bleaching' and clef in the chin operation....the GAME IS OVER...! Juat pick out a hat and a glove and save it for Halloween.


Well, the King of Pop left the building , the closest one to the door gets the title...OMG! The next King(s) of Pop are the JONAS BROTHERS! :o :o :o :o 





Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/09 at 10:44 pm

Well it appears that "Doctor Feelgood" is a bum, who has all sorts of financial judgements against him.  Tax liens, child support failures, credit card debts unpaid, unpaid college loans, suppliers stiffed, you name it.

In other words he was another in an endless line of leeches in MJ's life.

We know how this story will play out...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Below Average Dave on 06/26/09 at 11:35 pm


Still on the 'Impersonators' subject:

Hey! Stop it with the 'skin bleaching' and clef in the chin operation....the GAME IS OVER...! Juat pick out a hat and a glove and save it for Halloween.


Well, the King of Pop left the building , the closest one to the door gets the title...OMG! The next King(s) of Pop are the JONAS BROTHERS! :o :o :o :o 








oh god don't say that. . .I like Elvis, I like the Beatles, I like the music of Michael--but the Jonas Brothers make me wish I didn't have ears. . .

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/09 at 2:47 am

AEG Live, the organiser of Michael Jackson's concerts at London's O2 arena, could lose millions from their cancellation.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/27/09 at 2:51 am

so many still in a State of Shock  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PArDp5YBCs
Michael performed with so many other mega stars. I never much cared for the song State of Shock with Mick Jagger but as I was just watching it, I found myself grooving  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/headbang.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/09 at 2:56 am

If my judgement is correct, Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett death locations were 10 miles apart from each other, Michael Jackson at UCLA Hospital and Farrah Fawcett at the Saint John's Health Center, both in Los Angeles

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/27/09 at 3:46 am





Well, the King of Pop left the building , the closest one to the door gets the title...OMG! The next King(s) of Pop are the JONAS BROTHERS! :o :o :o :o 





Good God NO!  Thankfully, it takes more than an orchestrated pout to really leave a mark.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 06/27/09 at 10:40 am

Apparently Michael Jackson album sales are going through the roof, and copies of his albums on ebay are going for ridiculous prices.

I got a bunch of Michael Jackson 45s and a few of his 12" singles.  I wonder what I could get for them :o
I have a copy of Thriller on LP, Cassette CD and I did have it on 8-Track as well, but I'll be damned if I cannot find it

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/27/09 at 11:00 am

Last night on the news they played the 911 call. They told the 911 operator that there was a doctor there who preformed CPR on him and said that MJ was on the bed. The 911 operator told them to move him to the floor. I'm sure anyone with any small knowledge of CPR would know that it would be better to preform it on the floor rather than a bed and you think a doc would have a small knowledge. That alone raises questions about this so-called doctor.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tia on 06/27/09 at 11:18 am


Last night on the news they played the 911 call. They told the 911 operator that there was a doctor there who preformed CPR on him and said that MJ was on the bed. The 911 operator told them to move him to the floor. I'm sure anyone with any small knowledge of CPR would know that it would be better to preform it on the floor rather than a bed and you think a doc would have a small knowledge. That alone raises questions about this so-called doctor.



Cat
he was more like jack-o's prescription drug pusher, is the rumor.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/27/09 at 11:40 am


he was more like jack-o's prescription drug pusher, is the rumor.


We got a doctor who is about a mile or two from my place...

He has a sign out front of his office that says "get off drugs by monday" and he can detoxify you in a "relatively painless" method.  You name the drug and he has a program for you.  He also has a "longevity institute" that offers "testosterone herbal research".  He's running this game in PA, UT, and NV.  He wishes to "humanize the testosterone issue".  :-X

Guy does look kinda cool though, sorta like "Shaft".  ;D

http://www.1800wilcox.com/dpage.cfm?id=7

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/27/09 at 11:43 am


I'm sure anyone with any small knowledge of CPR would know that it would be better to preform it on the floor rather than a bed and you think a doc would have a small knowledge. That alone raises questions about this so-called doctor.

Cat


If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck, it goes "quack".  That's for sure.  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Paul on 06/27/09 at 12:02 pm


I got a bunch of Michael Jackson 45s and a few of his 12" singles.  I wonder what I could get for them :o


The 7"s are probably not worth a great deal, as they sold by the shedload when first released, with the notable exception of 'You Can't Win' from the Oz movie...

The 12"s may fetch a little more, as these were bought by a lesser percentage of the public at the time...some may also feature extended mixes unavailable elsewhere...

Finally, as the 80s progressed, CD singles started to be issued in many territories...the earlier these are, the rarer! Japanese issues in partcular, for whatever reason... ???

I have a copy of Thriller on LP, Cassette CD and I did have it on 8-Track as well, but I'll be damned if I cannot find it


'Thriller' of course, sold by mega shedloads, so there's probably not a lot of rarity value to it (not unless you've got an original picture disc issue, or MJ's signed it somewhere!)

If it's 'value' you want from the recently-departed, then you need to steer yourself toward MJ memorabilia (tour programmes, dolls, etc.)

Of course, you may be lucky enough to find some fool on eBay who'd pay way over the odds for something common!  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: tv on 06/27/09 at 1:27 pm

Look..people can be a fan of MJ and hate on MJ for being the strange and weird thinhs he might or might not have done. In my opinion there is 2 Michael Jackson;s...The Michael Jackson of 1979-1992..the Micheal Jackson everybody wants to remember and the strange and weird Michael Jackson of 1993-June 25th, 2009.

Michael Jackson was a great artist...The guy influenced every genre of music and was a big superstar. Michael just didn;t wasn't the same person after the grunge scene had hit in 1992. Maybe he just couldnt handle being a superstar rather than a meg-superstar like he was pre-grunge era. I mean Michael had been in the limelight for a little over 2 decades amd maybe to lose some of your popularitry that you built up for 2 decades being shed in a year he just couldn;t handle it maybe. Am I excusing Michael Jackson's behavior 1993-June 25th, 2009..no, but he just wasn;t the same person after the Seattle Grunge Scene hit. 

The thing that strikes me about Michael's career is he didn;t put any new studio albums out for 10 years after "Dangerous" was released in 1991. That hurt Jackson alot not putting any studio albums out for a span of 10 years. Still in 1995 when he had a hit in with "You Are Not Alone" the music video premiered on "ABC News". I mean even with 1 single and not releasing a studio album back then that shows you the star power he still had.

Some people may say why were people camped out at the "Apollo in New York" or outside his home after his death...well because thats how popular he was. Sure...Michael Jackson had his share of teen fans in the 80's but the baby boomers liked his music alot too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: tv on 06/27/09 at 1:58 pm


(I see what you did there.  Well-played!) 

"Yeah, and he took out Harrison Ford with him!" :)

Back to the topic at hand,

RIP, you crazy, brilliant, sick, perverted, singing, dancing, choreographing machine.  For 15 years, your career's been dead, and you've been known only for your freakishness and scandal.  But today, we got to look back and remember the Michael Jackson that was worth remembering:  a pop star who (a) sang without autotune, (b) danced without CGI, (c) singlehandedly elevated the music video as an art form of its own, rather than as merely a way to use stock footage of your band, and (d) crossed genres from soul to disco to synthpop.  MJ was one of the very few people who not only sold a lot of records, he actually changed the music scene.  That's rare.

Contrast the arc of his career with the present-day Disney/FOX cycle of manufactured Christina/Britney/Miley clones and American Idols, and weep for what passes as "stardom".  Given the present-day diversity of good music out there and the trend towards narrowcasting over broadcasting, single tracks over albums, the splintering of genres, and it all adds up to the end of "Top 40" as a concept.  The environment for creating superstars no longer exists, leaving MJ as the last pop "superstar".   (Elvis and the Beatles preceded Jackson by decades, and Cobain's the only more recent name that comes to mind who coulda been a contender for revolutionizing the music scene, but he didn't play through to billions of records sold.)

Why so soon?  That's our fault.  All of us reading this.  As long as this board's existed, there've been threads where we've asked who had to die to get MTV to play music videos again.  Now we know.  But as much as it sucks, it was sure nice to see Thriller again.
Michael was a teen star with the Jackson 5 in the 70's just like Christina and Britney were in 1999. It was only with the "Thriller" album that Michael broke that barrier from being a teen star.

Ok I may not like Britney Spears but you don;t think she was a big pop star in 1999-2000? I mean how many pop records can sell 14 million like her first CD did..maybe MJ's "Thriller" but thats about it and "Thriller" sold 26-28 million in the USA alone.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/27/09 at 4:30 pm

Just read an interview(cautiously trusting the ENQUIRER)..saying on his deathbedED MCMAHON tearfully said to the family: 'I'm sorry I let you down'...most likely with the money he lost and having to rebuild his financial image to keep his home.

IF Michael were on 'his' deathbed..as nice and loving as he may have been..do you feel he would have said anything of the sort to those he owes(owed) $500 Milllion to?

Maybe THAT is how you can judge what kind of 'person' he was aside from being a gifted talent!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/09 at 5:02 pm

Relatives of Michael Jackson will seek a second autopsy on the star, as family friends say his relatives still have questions.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/27/09 at 5:08 pm


IF Michael were on 'his' deathbed..as nice and loving as he may have been..do you feel he would have said anything of the sort to those he owes(owed) $500 Milllion to?



Maybe he read the book "Die Broke" ?.  ???

http://www.craigr.com/books/die_broke.htm

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/27/09 at 5:13 pm


Just read an interview(cautiously trusting the ENQUIRER)..saying on his deathbedED MCMAHON tearfully said to the family: 'I'm sorry I let you down'...most likely with the money he lost and having to rebuild his financial image to keep his home.

IF Michael were on 'his' deathbed..as nice and loving as he may have been..do you feel he would have said anything of the sort to those he owes(owed) $500 Milllion to?

Maybe THAT is how you can judge what kind of 'person' he was aside from being a gifted talent!


considering those he owed whatever amount he owed wouldn't be anywhere near his deathbed I seriously doubt it  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/28/09 at 12:33 am


We got a doctor who is about a mile or two from my place..
He has a sign out front of his office that says "get off drugs by monday" and he can detoxify you in a "relatively painless" method. 


The formaldehyde treatment guarantees you'll never abuse drugs again!

They've got the tiny house in Gary, IN, where Jackson grew up as a tourist destination.  They're hoping to create a sort of Jacko Graceland there, maybe it'll be the dying steel city's savior....

...well, it's a nice thought anyway!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/disgust.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/28/09 at 1:37 am


The formaldehyde treatment guarantees you'll never abuse drugs again!

They've got the tiny house in Gary, IN, where Jackson grew up as a tourist destination.  They're hoping to create a sort of Jacko Graceland there, maybe it'll be the dying steel city's savior....

...well, it's a nice thought anyway!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/disgust.gif


Yeah.....no. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/09 at 5:04 am

EastEnders' bosses filmed a new scene at the last minute to make reference to the death of singer Michael Jackson.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/09 at 1:23 pm

Michael Jackson has topped the UK album chart and made six new entries in the singles top 40, six years after his last number one.

Greatest hits album Number Ones rocketed from 121 to the top spot after a surge in sales since the superstar's death on Thursday.

The same album earned Jackson his last number one when first released in 2003.

Four of his other hit albums also made a reappearance in the top 20, the Official Charts Company said.

Thriller, still the biggest-selling album of all time, raced from 179 to number seven, King of Pop reached 14, Off The Wall got to 17 and The Essential Michael Jackson came in at number 20.

A total of 11 Michael Jackson or Jackson Five albums featured in the top 200.

In the singles chart, 43 out of the top 200 singles feature the singer, with Jackson hits accounting for all but one of the new entries in the top 40.

Overall, Michael Jackson accounted for over 300,000 record sales across singles and albums in just two days this week.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Claybricks on 06/28/09 at 3:04 pm

Michael Jackson's doctor did not inject pop star with Demerol before pop star's death, lawyer

12:34 PM | June 28, 2009

A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s personal physician said today that reports that the doctor injected the pop star with a powerful painkiller before his death were “absolutely false.”

“There was no Demerol. No OxyContin,” Edward Chernoff, the attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray, told The Times.

The lawyer, who was present Saturday for Murray’s three-hour interview with Los Angeles police detectives, said Jackson was already unconscious when the doctor “fortuitously” entered the bedroom of the performer’s Holmby Hills mansion.

The 50-year-old entertainer “wasn’t breathing. He checked for a pulse. There was a weak pulse in his femoral artery. He started administering CPR,” said Chernoff, a Houston criminal defense attorney.

The lawyer’s claim was consistent with the account of a source close to the investigation who told The Times that the lengthy interview with the doctor turned up “no smoking gun.”

Murray had not “furnished or prescribed” Jackson with Demerol, the lawyer said.

He described Murray as stunned by Jackson’s death. “He was the one who suggested the autopsy to the family while they were still in the hospital. He didn’t understand why Michael Jackson had died,” he said. Murray, a cardiologist with practices in Nevada and Texas, shuttered his offices in May after Jackson asked him to travel to London for a seven-month concert run.

Chernoff said the concert promoter, L.A.-based AEG Live, had agreed to pay the doctor $300,000 and was still owed the money. AEG Live Chief Executive Randy Phillips has described Murray as Jackson’s personal physician of three years. Murray’s attorney, however, said that although the men had known each other since 2006, Murray only came on as Jackson’s personal physician last month for the London shows.

He said previously Murray had treated Jackson’s children for an infection while the family was living in Las Vegas and the doctor considered the performer “a friend.”

On Friday, an LAPD detective told The Times that investigators had no information that Jackson was injected with Demerol or other painkillers. Such claims "are coming from outside the investigation," said Lt. Gregg Strenk, head of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section 1, which is assigned to the Jackson case.

-- Harriet Ryan

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/michael-jacksons-doctor-do-not-inject-pop-star-with-demerol-before-pop-stars-death-lawyer-says.html

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Red Ant on 06/28/09 at 3:28 pm

Has anyone check out eBay for the MJ stuff? It's pretty insane. Sort by highest price first...

Ant

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/09 at 3:32 pm


Has anyone check out eBay for the MJ stuff? It's pretty insane. Sort by highest price first...

Ant
Firstly, all the tickets for the concerts were taken down.

Secondly, there is a vinyl Thriller LP going for £50 and it has one bid for it!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Red Ant on 06/28/09 at 3:39 pm


Firstly, all the tickets for the concerts were taken down.

Secondly, there is a vinyl Thriller LP going for £50 and it has one bid for it!


Some of the more ridiculous things I've seen:

2 pages of domain names (100 listings) for $1,000,000+ each.
10k for a LA Times newsapaper with MJ's death (this paper is two days old)
1k for a copy of "Thriller" (not signed or sealed or a rare demo - $1000 bucks for a common 12" record)

Ant

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/09 at 3:48 pm


Some of the more ridiculous things I've seen:

2 pages of domain names (100 listings) for $1,000,000+ each.
10k for a LA Times newsapaper with MJ's death (this paper is two days old)
1k for a copy of "Thriller" (not signed or sealed or a rare demo - $1000 bucks for a common 12" record)

Ant
Items are selling, even cassettes, remember them.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: thereshegoes on 06/28/09 at 4:27 pm

Sure this was a shock but all this circus is ridiculous.

Musically Michael Jackson has been dead for more than 15 years, he was a great performer and talent but he pretty much fudgeed up his own career by his wacko behaviour and his crimes.

His influence may be huge in todays music but i have to ask isn't he (as well as Madonna) to blame for the lame music scene we have now? Where musical talent is disregarded in favor of image and putting out a great video? TV is showing his music videos back to back and to me they look so dated, his music so teeny pop. Yes we can dance to it and we all loved it when we were kids but i really don't think we can call it great enduring genial music.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Paul on 06/28/09 at 4:32 pm


Secondly, there is a vinyl Thriller LP going for £50 and it has one bid for it!


I got two copies (don't ask!)...I may never need to work again!  :D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/09 at 4:37 pm


I got two copies (don't ask!)...I may never need to work again!  :D
My drawback is, I have no Mj in my collection of records.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/28/09 at 4:37 pm




His influence may be huge in todays music but i have to ask isn't he (as well as Madonna) to blame for the lame music scene we have now? Where musical talent is disregarded in favor of image and putting out a great video? TV is showing his music videos back to back and to me they look so dated, his music so teeny pop. Yes we can dance to it and we all loved it when we were kids but i really don't think we can call it great enduring genial music.



Blame him for the lame music scene?  Why? Should we blame the early pioneers of Rock and Roll for the Pat Boone?  The music videos from then look outdated now. So What.  Should artists stop experimenting, writing songs, or experimenting with mixed media now because in ten years they will not be looked on as the same.  I don't get your attitude at all.  And just what is "great enduring genial music"?   ???  (It is the genial that really raised my eyebrows)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Paul on 06/28/09 at 4:44 pm


My drawback is, I have no Mj in my collection of records.


I wouldn't worry...these people have a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting anything near these stupid, stupid prices...

(Unless there are some stupid, stupid buyers about!)


Should we blame the early pioneers of Rock and Roll for the Pat Boone?


Mmm...the wholesome Pat Boone!  :D ;)

'I once shook hands with Pat Boone and the whole of my right side sobered up!' - Dean Martin

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: thereshegoes on 06/28/09 at 4:57 pm


Blame him for the lame music scene?  Why? Should we blame the early pioneers of Rock and Roll for the Pat Boone?  The music videos from then look outdated now. So What.  Should artists stop experimenting, writing songs, or experimenting with mixed media now because in ten years they will not be looked on as the same.  I don't get your attitude at all.  And just what is "great enduring genial music"?  ???  (It is the genial that really raised my eyebrows)


When we say MJ was so influential please tell me how has the music scene changed by his influence? 'Cause everyone i hear saying that are not a fan of the musicians he influenced.
I'm referring to how he was more about the image than the musical talent. He had some great dance moves, i'll give you that but as for songs i just don't call that amazing music.

As for genial i meant genius (we say genial in portuguese,sorry :-[) For me people like Tom Jobim,The Beatles,The Rolling Stones,Bob Marley and the Wailers,Sly and the Family Stone,The Velvet Underground,Pink Floyd,The Pixies,Radiohead,even U2, just to name a few. I know it's all a matter of taste but i'm just stating my opinion.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/28/09 at 7:10 pm

Just think, all those who shook Michael's hand could cut off theirs, list it, and get some good scratch!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: ninny on 06/28/09 at 7:26 pm


My drawback is, I have no Mj in my collection of records.

I know I had Thriller but I couldn't find it anywhere,then I remember years ago Tim sold some of my albums at a yard sale...I'm kicking myself right now.
Side note I see that Mark Lester of Oliver! fame is the Godfather of Michael Jackson's kids

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Claybricks on 06/28/09 at 7:30 pm

What nanny who worked for Michael Jackson saw

Grace Rwaramba who cared for King of Pop and his children has shocking secrets of his addictions and bizarre nomadic life

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6591123.ece?print=yes&randnum=1246234949056

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/28/09 at 7:46 pm

TALK ABOUT SHOWS SCRAMBLING FOR RATINGS:

TODAY show Merideth Viera, the day after , speaks with Coery Feldman(see online), so she poses the question, you were friends and split, when did you last talk with him?
COREY: It's been 7 years.

QUICK, CALL BILLY MAYS, TO BUY ONE OF THOSE 'EGG OFF YOUR FACE SCRAPERS!'

  And NBC was proud of this exclusive?

Oh..a brief shot at ABC SUNDAY news..first story: Probably the world's most famous musician Michael Jackson..etc..
REALLY, WHAT INSTRUMENT WAS IT THAT HE PLAYED AGAIN?

Puh-lease! 3 RING CIRCUSES!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 8:16 pm


TALK ABOUT SHOWS SCRAMBLING FOR RATINGS:

TODAY show Merideth Viera, the day after , speaks with Coery Feldman(see online), so she poses the question, you were friends and split, when did you last talk with him?
COREY: It's been 7 years.

QUICK, CALL BILLY MAYS, TO BUY ONE OF THOSE 'EGG OFF YOUR FACE SCRAPERS!'

  And NBC was proud of this exclusive?

Oh..a brief shot at ABC SUNDAY news..first story: Probably the world's most famous musician Michael Jackson..etc..
REALLY, WHAT INSTRUMENT WAS IT THAT HE PLAYED AGAIN?

Puh-lease! 3 RING CIRCUSES!



I swear.....you are the only person who can incite me enough to defend MJ....

so you are saying one's voice is not an instrument? And just because we've never seen him do it doesn't mean he didn't play something... 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/28/09 at 9:14 pm



I swear.....you are the only person who can incite me enough to defend MJ....

so you are saying one's voice is not an instrument? And just because we've never seen him do it doesn't mean he didn't play something... 



And a homeless guy is just 'dislocated from employment'?
But in music speak , if you sign up for 'music' in school they'll make you sing?

That's a new one on me..usually musiic was for 'musicians' learning to play something and choir or chorale for singing or perfecting ones vocal abilities as composing is for writers.

OR would you say because you hummed your own song you are now a 'composer'..a little to esoteric for me....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/28/09 at 9:24 pm


MJ was a part of my childhood, and I've been listening to his music for as long as I can remember. 

RIP Michael Joseph Jackson.   :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

Mine too; I listened to his music all my life as well. I even remember "We Are The World", which was a big hit during my last couple months of preschool.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/28/09 at 9:32 pm



Weird Al Yankovic was shaken up badly, releasing a huge statement, which I will be reading on my next show. . .Madonna, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, MC Hammer, Rob Thomas, Ricky Martin, Jordin Sparks, Carson Daly, Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Al Sharpton, Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, David Blaine, Ludacris, Chris Daughtry, Arnold Schwarzenagger and hundreds more of our favorite celebrities are in mourning, yeah it's a big deal. . .

Wow..

I had wondered how Weird Al would have reacted to MJ's passing; since he did parody two of Mike's songs ("Beat It" and "Bad")

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 10:02 pm



And a homeless guy is just 'dislocated from employment'?
But in music speak , if you sign up for 'music' in school they'll make you sing?

That's a new one on me..usually musiic was for 'musicians' learning to play something and choir or chorale for singing or perfecting ones vocal abilities as composing is for writers.

OR would you say because you hummed your own song you are now a 'composer'..a little to esoteric for me....


so there aren't any music programs out there that offer vocal classes???    ::)

and yeah if I came up with an original tune hummed or not I would call that composing... or in your book does one need to be employed in the field to be considered as such?


from the Julliard School of Music web site...please pay close attention I have bolded, italicized and underlined my point... I think we can both agree that if the Julliard School of Music recognizes ones voice as an instrument then it must be so...

Juilliard has the advantage of a student body well grounded in the fundamentals. Unquestionably, Juilliard students have demonstrated a very strong potential to master their instruments, their voice, their composition or conducting talents....

Students of voice, for example, develop the ability to integrate the voice and the text from a very personal perspective. String players must plumb the depths of a lyricism that speaks of the music’s very essence. Brass and wind players shape the music with their very breath, as the instrument literally becomes the player’s own voice. Composers must capture what they hear in the mind’s ear, shaping and giving life to the sounds of the music.

oh and look the mention Composers capturing what they hear in their mind's ear.....odd... I don't see anything that says (except humming) 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/28/09 at 10:22 pm


REALLY, WHAT INSTRUMENT WAS IT THAT HE PLAYED AGAIN?


Really dude, invention called "Google".  Totally helps.

After five minutes of using the aforementioned "Google", I found that he played four or five different instruments.

Once again, you fail at life.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/28/09 at 10:40 pm


Musically Michael Jackson has been dead for more than 15 years, he was a great performer and talent but he pretty much fudged up his own career by his wacko behaviour and his crimes.


Folks ask me how I could even tip my hat to the guy.  I said "forget about the last decade, just watch a few videos from when he was a musician, and not something else."  He died years ago.  The Zombie Jackson doesn't count.

Michael Jackson is like Star Wars.  Sure, Star Wars died with Jar-Jar Binks, but it doesn't make the first three movies any less important to the history of cinema.

Now that that's outa the way and all the respective bodies are cold... (Be thankful that Billy Mays is still cooling off and Cronkite still lives, or just accuse me of not having enough creativity to figure out how to work them into the joke!)

"Hey-yo?  Farrah Fawcett helps millions of young boys learn what puberty's all about, I only get rumors about one or two, and somehow I'm the bad guy?"
  - Michael Jackson to Ed McMahon, as the line grows in front of St. Peter.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 11:45 pm


Really dude, invention called "Google".  Totally helps.

After five minutes of using the aforementioned "Google", I found that he played four or five different instruments.

Once again, you fail at life.


ha ha! Love it....he played the piano right? I wanted to say that but I wasn't completely sure about it... I'm guessing guitar and drums I'm sure Tiff can answer this easily enough....point is

saver p3wnd..... again!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/29/09 at 12:04 am



Once again, you fail at life.


Well, that's a bit harsh, isn't it?
;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 12:06 am


Well, that's a bit harsh, isn't it?
;)


not when taken in context  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/29/09 at 12:32 am


so there aren't any music programs out there that offer vocal classes???    ::)

and yeah if I came up with an original tune hummed or not I would call that composing... or in your book does one need to be employed in the field to be considered as such?


from the Julliard School of Music web site...please pay close attention I have bolded, italicized and underlined my point... I think we can both agree that if the Julliard School of Music recognizes ones voice as an instrument then it must be so...

Juilliard has the advantage of a student body well grounded in the fundamentals. Unquestionably, Juilliard students have demonstrated a very strong potential to master their instruments, their voice, their composition or conducting talents....

Students of voice, for example, develop the ability to integrate the voice and the text from a very personal perspective. String players must plumb the depths of a lyricism that speaks of the music’s very essence. Brass and wind players shape the music with their very breath, as the instrument literally becomes the player’s own voice. Composers must capture what they hear in the mind’s ear, shaping and giving life to the sounds of the music.

oh and look the mention Composers capturing what they hear in their mind's ear.....odd... I don't see anything that says (except humming) 




I see the explanation you are citing on the SCHOOL OF MUSIC...This World ReKnown 'School of music' incorporates voice and composing.. generally speakng -unless  I am to blog as if  am talking with someone 'vocation' oriented, I would say if you went to University or high school and said 'what will I be required to do in MUSIC class'? They would most likely explain you would perfect your (choice of instrument)playing and then perform at the end of the course.

Now JULLIARD,a terrific school says how people there had mastered their instruments(COMMA)voice without addressing it as 'vocal instruments'...which makes it a part of what people have done there..again an extreme example using the top of the line school which encompasses work on voice.

Also if you are a composer, because I tell a knock-knock joke..that makes me a COMEDIAN...don't think so.

Maybe a potential composer or potential comic ?         

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 12:55 am

^ Even the University of California's music classes emphasize some level of voice work.  The most basic parts of music include knowing how to make your voice go "do re mi". 

Why is this even an issue?  Even the Beatles didn't know how to read music, yet they wrote and played some of the most influential songs ever...are you going to say they weren't composers too?

Was that the argument?  I couldn't tell from all the disjointed sentences.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 1:03 am

:o WTF ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 1:06 am


:o WTF ???


that was great!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 1:08 am


I see the explanation you are citing on the SCHOOL OF MUSIC...This World ReKnown 'School of music' incorporates voice and composing.. generally speakng -unless  I am to blog as if  am talking with someone 'vocation' oriented, I would say if you went to University or high school and said 'what will I be required to do in MUSIC class'? They would most likely explain you would perfect your (choice of instrument)playing and then perform at the end of the course.

Now JULLIARD,a terrific school says how people there had mastered their instruments(COMMA)voice without addressing it as 'vocal instruments'...which makes it a part of what people have done there..again an extreme example using the top of the line school which encompasses work on voice.

Also if you are a composer, because I tell a knock-knock joke..that makes me a COMEDIAN...don't think so.

Maybe a potential composer or potential comic ?           



I suppose you are an expert then on what makes everything what it is.... Although I guess based on your logic I can agree with one or two points.... you had an idea and you wrote it down but you are neither a thinker nor a writer.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 1:11 am

What's the argument?  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 1:14 am


What's the argument?  :(


the original argument about Michael being a musician? or the one where saver isn't a thinker just because he has a thought?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 1:19 am


the original argument about Michael being a musician? or the one where saver isn't a thinker just because he has a thought?




Oh, who said MJ wasn't a musician?  I thought he wrote all his songs himself.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 1:22 am


Oh, who said MJ wasn't a musician?  I thought he wrote all his songs himself.


apparently being a composer doesn't make you a musician either (if I read saver correctly) sometimes its hard to find the point amid the fragmented statements and ideas.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/29/09 at 1:41 am

Are we or aren't we defined by titles in the 'publc' world?

So when someone says MJ was a musician, I take it as; OK what was his instrument which he played. I.E. being a 'musician'.

Other stories may say, 'composer'/ 'singer, entertainer, performer MJ'..ETC..

I am just arguing the point which called him a musician, as it was a public news story.

If I can complete tax forms for Apr. 15 am I an accountant?
I guess Ican call myself whatever I want, but if I accomplished something newsworthy, are they going to say 'ACCOUNTANT' SAVER...

I would challenge them as well.

This was just a clarification issue and felt the writer or whoever called MJ a musician misspoke.

That was my whole point.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: gumbypiz on 06/29/09 at 1:42 am


apparently being a composer doesn't make you a musician either (if I read saver correctly) sometimes its hard to find the point amid the fragmented statements and ideas.


WTF? Seriously, in order to be a composer you HAVE to be a musician. You can't compose what you can't play, duh.  ???
Did anyone ever read the history of the Jackson Five and how Joe pretty much FORCED the family to be at least competent on the guitar if not nearly ever other stringed instrument?
MJ, Tito, Randy, Marlon and Jermaine were all at least better than average guitar players and and many were more than that.

Joe beat them if they didn't practice...claiming MJ or the rest of the J5 didn't play their instruments or were musicians is just ludicrous! ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 1:52 am


WTF? Seriously, in order to be a composer you HAVE to be a musician. You can't compose what you can't play, duh.  ???
Did anyone ever read the history of the Jackson Five and how Joe pretty much FORCED the family to be at least competent on the guitar if not nearly ever other stringed instrument?
MJ, Tito, Randy, Marlon and Jermaine were all at least better than average guitar players and and many were more than that.

Joe beat them if they didn't practice...claiming MJ or the rest of the J5 didn't play their instruments or were musicians is just ludicrous! ::)


just to clarify... its savers point you're arguing... not mine... right.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 1:55 am


Oh, who said MJ wasn't a musician?  I thought he wrote all his songs himself.
Thriiler was written by Rod Temperton (of Heatwave fame) and produced by Quincy Jones. If you listen to Boogie Nights the bass line is similar.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 2:23 am


Thriiler was written by Rod Temperton (of Heatwave fame) and produced by Quincy Jones. If you listen to Boogie Nights the bass line is similar.


okay he didn't write all of his songs but he wrote a significant number of them...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 9:47 am


okay he didn't write all of his songs but he wrote a significant number of them...


Cool.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 9:51 am


okay he didn't write all of his songs but he wrote a significant number of them...
He co-wrote a significant number of them.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/29/09 at 10:40 am


LyricBoy gave you many points on why MJ's music resonated with millions and millions of people around the world, and you focus on his first sentence and call him a dick? ???

No, I'm not a rabid MJ fan and I DO believe he did something to those boys and I despise him for that, but I'm looking at his death from a five year old Jessica's point of view, when I used to know all his songs and videos, when I used to rent the "Making of Thriller" every effin' week, and when my biggest wish was to meet him.  As much as I hate to say the word, it boils down to this: nostalgia.  A lot of people have it right now.  Maybe you, with all your awesome talent in musical composition and genuine social commentary, did not like his music, but many many people did and they're feeling that right now.

But I do have to bring up a quote I read on a blog today: "If you're saying you've never busted a move to one of MJ's songs when you were younger, then you are full of shyt."

I'll leave you all to your arguing now.  I just had to toss in how I felt about it.


My sentiments exactly. 

When I was a little girl, my two neighbors and I memorized the entire Thriller dance and did it over and over and over.  I still know some of it.  We idolized Michael Jackson.  He is one of the biggest and brightest parts of my childhood.  That's what I grieve for.  I know he changed over the years, and I know he was a sad and disturbed person.  I don't know how he possibly could have been normal given the life he lived.  But he will always have a place in my heart.  I watched his videos all weekend, and my heart swelled remembering how I used to feel when I watched him.  He was larger than life

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 1:01 pm

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine files for guardianship of the singer's three children, according to court documents.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Paul on 06/29/09 at 2:54 pm


Thriiler was written by Rod Temperton (of Heatwave fame) and produced by Quincy Jones. If you listen to Boogie Nights the bass line is similar.


He wrote many, many great songs...not just for Heatwave and Jacko (which doubtless made him a small fortune), but also for George Benson, Brothers Johnson, Patti Austin...the list goes on and on!

Not bad for a lad 'oop North' from Cleethorpes!  :D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 3:07 pm


Michael Jackson's mother Katherine files for guardianship of the singer's three children, according to court documents.


Well, her mothering certainly worked out well for Michael, LaToya, and Janet.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/29/09 at 3:11 pm


Well, her mothering certainly worked out well for Michael, LaToya, and Janet.  ::)


*snort*

Judge granted her temporary custody.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Gis on 06/29/09 at 3:26 pm


*snort*

Judge granted her temporary custody.
I understand Debbie is going for custody of all three. Apparently she has been in contact with the kids all the way through contrary to what the tabloids say so she has a fairly good case I think.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 3:27 pm


*snort*

Judge granted her temporary custody.
Temporary, for how long?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 3:46 pm


Temporary, for how long?


Until she snarfs up as much of MJ's money as she can.

The Jackson Family is like one of those games where they put you into the clear plastic booth with all the $$$ flying around, and you try to grab as much as you can before they shut off the fan.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 3:47 pm

Didn't MJ have a will?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 3:48 pm


Didn't MJ have a will?
Reports say it there was a will, it has not been found yet

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 3:57 pm


Reports say it there was a will, it has not been found yet


I would not be surprised to see any number of "wills" surface.  MJ was surrounded by leaches, some of whom were relatives.  >:(  His estate will be contested in the courts for years.

I can only imagine how much money will be raised when they auction off all the crap that Michael had collected. ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/09 at 3:57 pm

Sad but true.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 4:00 pm


I would not be surprised to see any number of "wills" surface.  MJ was surrounded by leaches, some of whom were relatives.  >:(  His estate will be contested in the courts for years.

I can only imagine how much money will be raised when they auction off all the crap that Michael had collected. ???
Legelly speaking, a solicitor should have a copy of the will, but which solicitor?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/29/09 at 4:17 pm


I understand Debbie is going for custody of all three. Apparently she has been in contact with the kids all the way through contrary to what the tabloids say so she has a fairly good case I think.



I heard that Micheal is not the biological father of any of those kids.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 4:17 pm


Legelly speaking, a solicitor should have a copy of the will, but which solicitor?


He had plenty of solicitors/lawyers too.  :-\\

All, of course, looking out for MJ's best interests...  ::)  

While I know that MJ could really be a piece of work, it simply frosts my ass that there are so many unethical people who are out there to take advantage of people.   >:(   Scumbags.   >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 4:18 pm



I heard that Micheal is not the biological father of any of those kids.



Cat


I saw a TV interview where MJ said that they used his baby batter...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 4:24 pm


He had plenty of solicitors/lawyers too.  :-\\

All, of course, looking out for MJ's best interests...  ::) 

While I know that MJ could really be a piece of work, it simply frosts my ass that there are so many unethical people who are out there to take advantage of people.  >:(  Scumbags.  >:(
Was the will for Howard Hughes ever found?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 4:34 pm


Was the will for Howard Hughes ever found?


The only "will" ever found was the so-called "Mormom Will" which was ruled to be a forgery.

After 7 years Hughes was ruled Intestate (huh huh huh) and his $2.5Billion estate was divvied up amongst 22 relatives.  The courts also ruled that Hughes Aircraft Company was indeed owned by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a matter that made its way all the way up to the SCOTUS.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/09 at 4:36 pm


The only "will" ever found was the so-called "Mormom Will" which was ruled to be a forgery.

After 7 years Hughes was ruled Intestate (huh huh huh) and his $2.5Billion estate was divvied up amongst 22 relatives.  The courts also ruled that Hughes Aircraft Company was indeed owned by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a matter that made its way all the way up to the SCOTUS.
Thanks for that off topic info.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/29/09 at 5:59 pm


The only "will" ever found was the so-called "Mormom Will" which was ruled to be a forgery.

After 7 years Hughes was ruled Intestate (huh huh huh) and his $2.5Billion estate was divvied up amongst 22 relatives.  The courts also ruled that Hughes Aircraft Company was indeed owned by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a matter that made its way all the way up to the SCOTUS.



So that is why I never got my inheritance from him. Man, I hate when that happens.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/29/09 at 6:55 pm


I saw a TV interview where MJ said that they used his baby batter...


I also just saw an interview excerpt on The Insider, being conducted by the lovely Lara Spencer.  :-*

Somebody asks Michael if he actually had sex with Debbie Rowe and he begrudgingly admitted it.  Kinda like "yeah, I finally got drunk enough to take her for a ride  8-P ". 

I bet she really loved watching that segment.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 06/29/09 at 7:25 pm


I also just saw an interview excerpt on The Insider, being conducted by the lovely Lara Spencer.  :-*

Somebody asks Michael if he actually had sex with Debbie Rowe and he begrudgingly admitted it.  Kinda like "yeah, I finally got drunk enough to take her for a ride  8-P ". 

I bet she really loved watching that segment.   ;D


Was this covered: I doubt he was the 'biological father..there should(?) be skin or feature similarities,no?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 8:18 pm


Well, her mothering certainly worked out well for Michael, LaToya, and Janet.  ::)


shy do we have to bring Janet into this.... janet's the normal one.... well aside from Rebbie who managed to stay out of the limelight...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/29/09 at 8:29 pm


shy do we have to bring Janet into this.... janet's the normal one.... well aside from Rebbie who managed to stay out of the limelight...


Rebbie managed to get her 15 minutes of fame:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MidxMUcJg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 8:31 pm


Rebbie managed to get her 15 minutes of fame:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MidxMUcJg


aw holy helll...I could have gone a life time without seeing/hearing that  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/09 at 2:45 am

Michael Jackson fans are being given the chance to keep their tickets for his 50 live UK dates - provided they forego their right to a refund.

Promoter AEG Live has already offered full refunds to up to 800,000 people who paid to see the star's This Is It concerts at London's O2 arena.

Now it says they can opt to receive the tickets instead of reclaiming their £50 to £75 outlay in the wake of his death.

The tickets feature lenticular images, which give them a 3D moving effect.

Eight different versions of the tickets were printed and AEG Live said fans had been contacting authorised booking agencies to ask whether they could keep them.

Company president Randy Phillips said of Jackson: "The world lost a kind soul who just happened to be the greatest entertainer the world has ever known.

"Since he loved his fans in life, it is incumbent upon us to treat them with the same reverence and respect after his death."

The company will not be printing more of the tickets and it anticipates the originals will become collectors' items.

Ticket holders can get information about refunds or keeping the tickets by visiting: www.michaeljacksonlive.com from Wednesday.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Gis on 06/30/09 at 3:27 am


Michael Jackson fans are being given the chance to keep their tickets for his 50 live UK dates - provided they forego their right to a refund.

Promoter AEG Live has already offered full refunds to up to 800,000 people who paid to see the star's This Is It concerts at London's O2 arena.

Now it says they can opt to receive the tickets instead of reclaiming their £50 to £75 outlay in the wake of his death.

The tickets feature lenticular images, which give them a 3D moving effect.

Eight different versions of the tickets were printed and AEG Live said fans had been contacting authorised booking agencies to ask whether they could keep them.

Company president Randy Phillips said of Jackson: "The world lost a kind soul who just happened to be the greatest entertainer the world has ever known.

"Since he loved his fans in life, it is incumbent upon us to treat them with the same reverence and respect after his death."

The company will not be printing more of the tickets and it anticipates the originals will become collectors' items.

Ticket holders can get information about refunds or keeping the tickets by visiting: www.michaeljacksonlive.com from Wednesday.

Another outrageous and cynical moneymaking scheme by the guys who don't want to have to pay refunds!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Gis on 06/30/09 at 3:28 am



I heard that Micheal is not the biological father of any of those kids.



Cat
I would say debbie has an even better case then!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/30/09 at 5:02 am



I heard that Micheal is not the biological father of any of those kids.



Cat


I think that is a question the courts will not want to address.  Since the children were born to his wife during a marriage then the courts will probably sign off on the fact that the children are his no matter who the father is found to be.  Especially since the mother gave up custody to him.  She did not give up her parental rights, though, but I am sure she will for a price.  That seems to be how she runs.  I think, considering the fact that Joe Jackson was so abusive to his children, they should not be left in that household.  I don't care if he is older, or has regrets, or has mellowed out.  Joe Jackson should be left out of their permanent living arrangements.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/30/09 at 9:33 am


I think that is a question the courts will not want to address.  Since the children were born to his wife during a marriage then the courts will probably sign off on the fact that the children are his no matter who the father is found to be.  Especially since the mother gave up custody to him.  She did not give up her parental rights, though, but I am sure she will for a price.  That seems to be how she runs.  I think, considering the fact that Joe Jackson was so abusive to his children, they should not be left in that household.  I don't care if he is older, or has regrets, or has mellowed out.  Joe Jackson should be left out of their permanent living arrangements.


He hasn't changed much.  There is video of him at the BET Awards and somewhere else (forget where), talking about his new record label when interviewers were asking him about how his family was holding up. ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/30/09 at 9:37 am


I would say debbie has an even better case then!


I heard Debbie doesn't want custody. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/30/09 at 10:46 am

Well, the word is out that neither MJ nor Debbie are bio parents.  The two oldest were invitro to Deb, though without her eggs or his sperm.  Blanket is from a surrogate with the same situation. There aren't any MJ bio kids.  Still, within the eyes of the law Debbie and Michael are the parents of the two oldest.  Michael is Blankets father(in the eyes of the law) and his bio mom and/or surrogate are unknown.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 06/30/09 at 11:24 am


Well, the word is out that neither MJ nor Debbie are bio parents.  The two oldest were invitro to Deb, though without her eggs or his sperm.  Blanket is from a surrogate with the same situation. There aren't any MJ bio kids.  Still, within the eyes of the law Debbie and Michael are the parents of the two oldest.  Michael is Blankets father(in the eyes of the law) and his bio mom and/or surrogate are unknown.


I was about to say this Danoota! Thanks ;)

Now of course, I read this through google news, who claims the source to be TMZ.
Granted, TMZ was the first to reveal Michael had passed... but sometimes I just don't trust everything they say...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/30/09 at 11:33 am


I think that is a question the courts will not want to address.  Since the children were born to his wife during a marriage then the courts will probably sign off on the fact that the children are his no matter who the father is found to be.  Especially since the mother gave up custody to him.  She did not give up her parental rights, though, but I am sure she will for a price.  That seems to be how she runs.  I think, considering the fact that Joe Jackson was so abusive to his children, they should not be left in that household.  I don't care if he is older, or has regrets, or has mellowed out.  Joe Jackson should be left out of their permanent living arrangements.



I agree 100% there.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/30/09 at 2:15 pm


Well, the word is out that neither MJ nor Debbie are bio parents.  The two oldest were invitro to Deb, though without her eggs or his sperm.  Blanket is from a surrogate with the same situation. There aren't any MJ bio kids.  Still, within the eyes of the law Debbie and Michael are the parents of the two oldest.  Michael is Blankets father(in the eyes of the law) and his bio mom and/or surrogate are unknown.


Why wouldn't they have used MJ's junk? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/30/09 at 2:24 pm


Why wouldn't they have used MJ's junk? ???


Maybe he wasn't fertile.  Did he ever actually have sex with Elvis' daughter? 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 06/30/09 at 2:26 pm


Maybe he wasn't fertile.  Did he ever actually have sex with Elvis' daughter? 


She says they did.

Why does his sex life and the parentage of his children matter again?  I mean, he raised the kids.  That makes him a father to me.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/30/09 at 2:27 pm


She says they did.

Why does his sex life and the parentage of his children matter again?  I mean, he raised the kids.  That makes him a father to me.


I don't think it really matters but they just wanted to know why MJ didn't use his own gametes for the job.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/30/09 at 2:41 pm


I don't think it really matters but they just wanted to know why MJ didn't use his own gametes for the job.


Yes, that was just curiosity I think.

Bottom line, MJ was the father in the eyes of the law.  Now that said, any wishes that he may have made in his will, etc have little bearing on what happens to the kiddies.  Childrfen are not poissessions that are bequested to people.  The courts will decide who will serve as guardian to the kids.

Normally Debbie Rowe would have an easy time getting the two oldest kids because she is the recognized mother.  However, her longtime absence from the children's lives do not make this all that simple.

I certainly hope that all three kids get to stay together as a unit.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: kellygoo72 on 06/30/09 at 6:50 pm


She says they did.

Why does his sex life and the parentage of his children matter again?  I mean, he raised the kids.  That makes him a father to me.


Exactly... I agree with u.... a father is someone that cares and raises u... that was him.  Why do we care if he had sex??? I mean, who hasnt????
I feel bad for the kids, I wish the best for them. I have a father that never cared and walked away... no matter how strange he was to the " Public", Im sure those kids adored him and will miss him so .

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/30/09 at 11:24 pm


Exactly... I agree with u.... a father is someone that cares and raises u... that was him.

Amen to that.




  Why do we care if he had sex??? I mean, who hasnt????
I feel bad for the kids, I wish the best for them. I have a father that never cared and walked away... no matter how strange he was to the " Public", Im sure those kids adored him and will miss him so .


It's anyone's guess as to how the kids are gonna cope with it :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/30/09 at 11:36 pm


Why wouldn't they have used MJ's junk? ???


Michael's boys did the in utero moonwalk and died, so....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/01/09 at 5:29 am


I don't think it really matters but they just wanted to know why MJ didn't use his own gametes for the job.


His self loathing would preclude him from have children with even a hint of his own (or Joe Jacksons) blood.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/01/09 at 10:23 am


His self loathing would preclude him from have children with even a hint of his own (or Joe Jacksons) blood.


Never thought of it that way :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tia on 07/01/09 at 10:53 am

rumors now that a dozen MJ fans have committed suicide. but no corroboration from a mainstream source yet, it could be a snoper.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/01/09 at 11:10 am


rumors now that a dozen MJ fans have committed suicide. but no corroboration from a mainstream source yet, it could be a snoper.


Maybe not a dozen, but I'm sure some will or will try.  It's reminiscent of Rudolph Valentino's death, when women were hysterical and some did off themselves. :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/01/09 at 11:20 am


Maybe not a dozen, but I'm sure some will or will try.  It's reminiscent of Rudolph Valentino's death, when women were hysterical and some did off themselves. :o


They could all get together in the afterlife, and do a remake of Thriller...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/01/09 at 11:39 am

As to his children, yeah, he raised them which isn't an issue in terms of him being their father whether he is their biological father or not. However, it seems the that plot thickens because apparently he never legally adopted those kids which makes this circus even more bizarre than it was.


As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I am not a big MJ fan but I do like some of his music. However, I am concerned about these 3 kids? Why? Because they are kids and I just KNOW they are going to be used as pawns to get to the mega $$$$$$$$ that is associated with the MJ name. I really hope that there is someone out there that is in a position to do something TRULY have those 3 kids welfare at heart.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/01/09 at 4:53 pm


As to his children, yeah, he raised them which isn't an issue in terms of him being their father whether he is their biological father or not. However, it seems the that plot thickens because apparently he never legally adopted those kids which makes this circus even more bizarre than it was.


As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I am not a big MJ fan but I do like some of his music. However, I am concerned about these 3 kids? Why? Because they are kids and I just KNOW they are going to be used as pawns to get to the mega $$$$$$$$ that is associated with the MJ name. I really hope that there is someone out there that is in a position to do something TRULY have those 3 kids welfare at heart.



Cat


Yeah, I don't know how those kids get a fighting chance.  :-\\

Katherine is obviously not a good choice, it will be all about the money and manipulation, and trying to make them all in to "little Michaels".

Debbie would also be a poor choice, simply based on her voluntary and mercenary absence from their rearing to date.  >:(

None of the family members (except maybe Rebbie?) as they are all F-ed up in the head.

I just hope that somehow those kids have/get the presence of mind to see what sort of people are surrounding them, and that they get wise to all of it before it is too late.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/01/09 at 6:03 pm

A measure of just how big of a mega-star Michael Jackson was, is the number of replies to this thread, which stand at 256 257 as of this writing.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 07/02/09 at 12:40 am


As to his children, yeah, he raised them which isn't an issue in terms of him being their father whether he is their biological father or not. However, it seems the that plot thickens because apparently he never legally adopted those kids which makes this circus even more bizarre than it was.


As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I am not a big MJ fan but I do like some of his music. However, I am concerned about these 3 kids? Why? Because they are kids and I just KNOW they are going to be used as pawns to get to the mega $$$$$$$$ that is associated with the MJ name. I really hope that there is someone out there that is in a position to do something TRULY have those 3 kids welfare at heart.



Cat


(A lot of people not stepping int to stop things before they get this far...1. No one stepping in saying IF/WHEN Michael dies a scramble will go on to locate an original 'will'..so please elaborate so they will have no confusion...i.e. WILL #1  and WILLS 2-6 can be found______??? And no one stepped in to take all (apparently $48,000 worth of drugs)away questioning if all is necessary?WELL, SURE NOW THEY DO!
Also the #3...He pays a mother to have a kid(s) he will claim as his BUT THEY POSSIBLY aren't his, so there must be a 'guy' who also has claim or if it was a donor... to them .but HE winds up with them and no one else says something is screwy here and it's okay to let the mother knowingly give them before having them...anyone else you know do that,or says OK to it?

Let the fights begin and don't tell me or others who read papers and watch the news..let the family deal with it if they want privacy so much!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/02/09 at 5:12 am



Also the #3...He pays a mother to have a kid(s) he will claim as his BUT THEY POSSIBLY aren't his, so there must be a 'guy' who also has claim or if it was a donor... to them .but HE winds up with them and no one else says something is screwy here and it's okay to let the mother knowingly give them before having them...anyone else you know do that,or says OK to it?



The donor father will not have any rights.  There is too much social policy at stake given the number of surrogate parents out there who have children by donors. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Gis on 07/02/09 at 6:39 am


The donor father will not have any rights.  There is too much social policy at stake given the number of surrogate parents out there who have children by donors. 
So the British papers are saying Diana Ross has guardianship of the children in his will...............

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/02/09 at 6:48 am


So the British papers are saying Diana Ross has guardianship of the children in his will...............


She is listed as an alternative in case Katherine Jackson is unwilling or unable to serve.

Note that MJ's will provides guidance only.  The family courts ultimately will decide on who gets custody, based on the rule of law first, and the desires outlined in the will second.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/02/09 at 11:04 am


So the British papers are saying Diana Ross has guardianship of the children in his will...............


Sounds like the making of a bittersweet tearjerker movie.  The mean foster parents dump the kids on Diana's doorstep and Diana doesn't want them and they don't want to live with her...but after a lot of nasty spats and comical antics, Diana and the kids grow a beautiful love for each other, but then the courts say the kids have to go back to the mean foster parents (who have figured out a way to snatch all the money if they can get the kids back)...

And you can fill in the plot from there!
::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: tv on 07/02/09 at 11:16 am


Sure this was a shock but all this circus is ridiculous.

Musically Michael Jackson has been dead for more than 15 years, he was a great performer and talent but he pretty much fudged up his own career by his wacko behaviour and his crimes.

His influence may be huge in todays music but i have to ask isn't he (as well as Madonna) to blame for the lame music scene we have now? Where musical talent is disregarded in favor of image and putting out a great video? TV is showing his music videos back to back and to me they look so dated, his music so teeny pop. Yes we can dance to it and we all loved it when we were kids but i really don't think we can call it great enduring genial music.

Thats true Jackson hasn;t really been musically relevant since 1995 when he had scored 2 hits with "Scream" and "You Are Not Alone". Is Jackson too blame fior the music scene we have now? No because music from 1992-1996 was not based on image. I think 1999 was the year that image became a big deal(see Britney Spears.)

Jackson had some good songs too you act like he had no good songs but he did mostly from 1980-1992. I think the music video for "Beat It" was a great music video.

Michael solo career wise was teen-pop maybe back in 1980 when "Off The Wall" was big but not from Thriller on. The Jackson 5 was definately teen-pop no doubt it too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/09 at 2:07 pm

Michael Jackson appears on piece of toast

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/02/09 at 2:11 pm


Michael Jackson appears on piece of toast




Wonder Bread, I'd believe it!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/09 at 2:12 pm


Wonder Bread, I'd believe it!
This is a different slice of toast from the slice of toast that became popular four years ago.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 07/03/09 at 4:58 am


Exactly... I agree with u.... a father is someone that cares and raises u... that was him.  Why do we care if he had sex??? I mean, who hasnt????
I feel bad for the kids, I wish the best for them. I have a father that never cared and walked away... no matter how strange he was to the " Public", Im sure those kids adored him and will miss him so .



Wouldn't that practice then be known as 'adoption'?

A fire kills the neighbors kids' parents and someone says I will raise them and be their parent..etc

How does the law let 2 people -who may not even know each other -give kids they didn't have in the first place to someone who wants them flat out.
Forget people who 'can't have kids' ..UNLESS MJ couldn't produce with his Lil' MJ's.


You mean anyone can do this??

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/03/09 at 8:33 am


Wouldn't that practice then be known as 'adoption'?

A fire kills the neighbors kids' parents and someone says I will raise them and be their parent..etc

How does the law let 2 people -who may not even know each other -give kids they didn't have in the first place to someone who wants them flat out.
Forget people who 'can't have kids' ..UNLESS MJ couldn't produce with his Lil' MJ's.


You mean anyone can do this??





okay so I see a lot of words put together to look like sentences but what I am missing is a point here.....

please tell me in English what you are trying to say? because I honestly find no congruity between your opening statement and your 'argument'



here let's break it down.....

kelly says (presumably supporting the notion that MJ is a father to those kids-even if he's not biologically- because he raised them)


YOU SAY


Wouldn't that practice then be known as 'adoption'?


I SAY: yes... ^ excellent... you just defined the concept kelly laid out..... good job...



YOU SAY


A fire kills the neighbors kids' parents and someone says I will raise them and be their parent..etc


I SAY: WTF does this have to do with the whole adoption thing... who was talking about fires and why would the kids of this mysterious fire be given to neighbors... that's as far fetched an example,  which supports nothing of the original argument, as I can imagine.   

thanks for playing.... but what's the point?



YOU SAY


How does the law let 2 people -who may not even know each other -give kids they didn't have in the first place to someone who wants them flat out.

I SAY:
hmmmmm we seem to have moved on from the fire analogy and crossed over into the sperm donor aspect... okay.. I'm flexible I can switch gears..tho it would have been nice if, I don't know... you aided us by making a transitional statement or something...  generally people signal before they change lanes. But I can work with this because we were talking about adoption....actually we weren't we were defining fatherhood and how it relates/related to MJ and his kids but okay adoption was mentioned so lets go with it.....

you act as if MJ is the only person to ever have a child by proxy (if you will) what about the women who go to the sperm banks? what about the women who act as surrogates for the women who cannot carry a baby to term on their own? This is a practice that has been going on for decades.... and yes... its a business transaction...but essentially its about adoption.... oh look we were talking about adoption... there is very little difference between giving a test tube baby (or whatever) to a couple versus giving a child who was conceived the other way (born to a parent) to them because that parent (or parents) are incapable of caring for the child themselves...


YOU SAY


Forget people who 'can't have kids' ..UNLESS MJ couldn't produce with his Lil' MJ's.


I SAY:
why forget people who 'can't have kids'  is this the only reason that is acceptable in your mind?

what if-
one or both of the parents have a genetic defect that they fear of passing on so rather than risk it they opt to have a healthier child?
the mother doesn't want to give birth but wants to be a parent....
one or both of the parents have some other genetic propensity that they want to filter out (like alcoholism)
what if race is a factor and MJ just wanted some little white kids because of racial self hatred thing he has going on?
what if it isn't any of our business why they decided to have kids this way?


YOU SAY

You mean anyone can do this??



I SAY:  yeah that's kind of the point... if you can't or don't want to have kids and you don't want to adopt kids who already exist you can go to a sperm bank and an egg donation center peruse the records and find two seemingly perfect genetic matches and create a baby.. its going to cost you so you better be well off but yes, theoretically anyone can have a baby in this way....providing they can afford to...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/03/09 at 8:34 am


Wouldn't that practice then be known as 'adoption'?

A fire kills the neighbors kids' parents and someone says I will raise them and be their parent..etc

How does the law let 2 people -who may not even know each other -give kids they didn't have in the first place to someone who wants them flat out.
Forget people who 'can't have kids' ..UNLESS MJ couldn't produce with his Lil' MJ's.

You mean anyone can do this??



Of course.  It is completely legal to put the egg of any woman into a test tube, give it to any man to add his junk, and produce a baby.

In fact it is legal to then take the resultant embryo and clone it for scientific experimentation purposes too.

Come on, get with the times...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/03/09 at 9:54 pm


Of course.  It is completely legal to put the egg of any woman into a test tube, give it to any man to add his junk, and produce a baby.

In fact it is legal to then take the resultant embryo and clone it for scientific experimentation purposes too.

Come on, get with the times...


It'll never be as much fun as the old-fashioned way...so much for Brave New World, eh?
:P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 07/04/09 at 2:55 pm

So...how insane do you think Tuesday is gonna be?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/04/09 at 3:32 pm

for those that get to attend his funeral service, it is free isn't it?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/09 at 4:14 pm


for those that get to attend his funeral service, it is free isn't it?  ???
As long as you get a ticket online.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/04/09 at 6:06 pm

http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/celebrity-pictures-sharpton-jackson-exploit-death.jpg?w=450&h=350

So sad but true.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Frank on 07/04/09 at 6:19 pm


for those that get to attend his funeral service, it is free isn't it?  ???

Unless his dad charges admission.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: karen on 07/04/09 at 6:31 pm

Just got chance to log onto the boards.

19 pages !!

We were in Yosemite when I caught sight of a headline in the Fresno Bee the Michael Jackson had died.  We found it hard to believe at first.  He was only 50.

Anyway, at some point I'll trawl through the messages - see if they've found a cause yet etc. (it's hard getting any news on holiday.  The kids just want to watch Disney Channel when we have a tv and the news channel with the sound turned down is very frustrating!)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/09 at 8:19 am



We were in Yosemite when I caught sight of a headline in the Fresno Bee the Michael Jackson had died.  We found it hard to believe at first.  He was only 50.

To put in another context, I was shocked to find out that Elvis Presley died at the age of 42.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/05/09 at 8:35 am


It'll never be as much fun as the old-fashioned way...so much for Brave New World, eh?
:P


Depends on what the test tube looks like, I suppose...  :P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/09 at 11:23 am

A total of 8,750 Michael Jackson fans receive tickets to attend the star's memorial service on Tuesday.

I was one of those that failed.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/06/09 at 3:23 pm


A total of 8,750 Michael Jackson fans receive tickets to attend the star's memorial service on Tuesday.

I was one of those that failed.


Bummer.  But at least you have scored a karma point from LyricBoy.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/06/09 at 9:26 pm


A total of 8,750 Michael Jackson fans receive tickets to attend the star's memorial service on Tuesday.

I was one of those that failed.


You can probably find a scalper, it you're willing to pay his price!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/09 at 1:37 am

Pop star Michael Jackson's family is to hold a "private function" at a Los Angeles cemetery on Tuesday, the BBC has learned.

Police confirmed the event would be taking place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, but it has not been confirmed if the singer would be buried there.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/07/09 at 5:26 am

Well I am feeling a lot better about the fate of the kids after reading that Momma Margaret kicked old Joe to the curb years ago.  The story says they haven't lived together for many years, as far back as maybe 25 years or more. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/07/09 at 11:18 am


Well I am feeling a lot better about the fate of the kids after reading that Momma Margaret kicked old Joe to the curb years ago.  The story says they haven't lived together for many years, as far back as maybe 25 years or more. 



Don't you mean Momma Katherine?  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: philbo on 07/07/09 at 11:21 am

I performed my "Snuffed It" (Beat It) parody at an open mike on Saturday - and nobody lynched me, which is always a good thing. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/09 at 11:44 am

A golden coffin containing the body of Michael Jackson is en route from a private family funeral to a huge public memorial, and it is reported to be the same casket as used for James Brown.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 12:58 pm

I am watching the Memorial Service....

Crying like a Baby. This is so sad and so beautiful.... :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:00 pm

I'm watching it too, and I wanted to punch the f*ck out of Mariah Carey and her butchering of "I'll Be There". :P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:04 pm


I'm watching it too, and I wanted to punch the f*ck out of Mariah Carey and her butchering of "I'll Be There". :P


I hear ya... all the octaves she was trying to hit.... 8-P

for some reason I am imagining that at the end of the service, Michael will come out and it will all have been a promotional stunt for his tour dates or something...

Ya, I know it won't happen, but still. :-\\ :-[

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:06 pm


I hear ya... all the octaves she was trying to hit.... 8-P

for some reason I am imagining that at the end of the service, Michael will come out and it will all have been a promotional stunt for his tour dates or something...

Ya, I know it won't happen, but still. :-\\ :-[


I wish. :-\\

The montage is cool.  And I like how all the pallbearers are wearing the signature glove.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:07 pm

I completely agree!

Stevie enters and again I start crying ... :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:11 pm


I completely agree!

Stevie enters and again I start crying ... :\'( :\'( :\'(


There go mine....this song makes me bawl everytime.....and Stevie is just so heartfelt.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:11 pm


There go mine....this song makes me bawl everytime.....and Stevie is just so heartfelt.


"Michael, why didn't you stay?"
OMG!!!! :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:19 pm

Magic Johnson is awesome.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:23 pm


Magic Johnson is awesome.


I know right!
I love the Kentucky Fried Chicken story!!! ;D

Jennifer Hudson is a little too loud for "Will You Be There?"... but still great

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:24 pm

Oy!@!!!

They ran his voice from the song.... now I am completely broken! :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:24 pm


I know right!
I love the Kentucky Fried Chicken story!!! ;D

Jennifer Hudson is a little too loud for "Will You Be There?"... but still great


Yeah, she's usually loud.  I know she can sing better than that.  Still, she was better than Mariah Carey. :P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:25 pm


Oy!@!!!

They ran his voice from the song.... now I am completely broken! :\'( :\'(


:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:25 pm

Oh, bloody hell, now I am going to throw something at the television.  Stupid Al Sharpton son of a bitch.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:26 pm


Oh, bloody hell, now I am going to throw something at the television.  Stupid Al Sharpton son of a bitch.


karma +1 of course!

This guy has to be everywhere doesn't he?
Riding on the coattails of others! 8-P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:28 pm


karma +1 of course!

This guy has to be everywhere doesn't he?
Riding on the coattails of others! 8-P


I knew it.  I knew he was going to start race shyt.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:31 pm


I knew it.  I knew he was going to start race shyt.


He always does!!!

"But it is what your Daddy had to deal with"
The only good thing out of it so far......

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:32 pm


He always does!!!

"But it is what your Daddy had to deal with"
The only good thing out of it so far......


Yep, the last part of his speech was good.  I could have done without the former bit of it.  Same old crap.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:34 pm


Yep, the last part of his speech was good.  I could have done without the former bit of it.  Same old crap.


Agreed.

John Mayer..... Human Nature..... Awesome!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:36 pm


Agreed.

John Mayer..... Human Nature..... Awesome!


I'm digging it.  Sounds excellent.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:37 pm


I'm digging it.  Sounds excellent.


I love how he gets into playing.
I think this is perfect.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:39 pm

Brooke Shields is going to make me start bawling again....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:40 pm


Brooke Shields is going to make me start bawling again....


Brooke has got me flippin crying again! :\'( :\'( :\'(
Gah! She is so gorgeous!


This is insane!!!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:41 pm


Brooke has got me flippin crying again! :\'( :\'( :\'(
Gah! She is so gorgeous!


This is insane!!!


I know!  She looks great!

Her speech is lovely.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:44 pm

"What's up with the glove?"
;D ;D ;D

She is doing an amazing job! 8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:45 pm


"What's up with the glove?"
;D ;D ;D

She is doing an amazing job! 8)


She is.  Man, you can tell she must have been crying a lot before this though.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:46 pm


She is.  Man, you can tell she must have been crying a lot before this though.


I know right - and she is struggling to keep it together right now...
Unlike me, because the tears are just rolling down my face, down my neck...and I don't care to wipe them away!

She cracked and I am crying even harder!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:47 pm


I know right - and she is struggling to keep it together right now...
Unlike me, because the tears are just rolling down my face, down my neck...and I don't care to wipe them away!

She cracked and I am crying even harder!


Yeah, her speech got me too. :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:48 pm

And now Jermaine....
Gah! I have to get the other box of kleenex!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:49 pm

Send a couple this way....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:52 pm


Send a couple this way....


For real!

You know, this is the first time I have actually cried for Michael.
I have been watching the coverage and nothing has triggered my tears, except for this Memorial.
Perhaps it is my frame of mind - but I actually feel like I need to cry. ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 1:54 pm


For real!

You know, this is the first time I have actually cried for Michael.
I have been watching the coverage and nothing has triggered my tears, except for this Memorial.
Perhaps it is my frame of mind - but I actually feel like I need to cry. ;)


To me, it's been pretty unreal.  I have tried to avoid all the coverage because it is irritating as hell.  Seeing them wheel in his casket and watching this all has finally made me realize that he is gone, and with him, a part of my childhood. :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 1:57 pm


To me, it's been pretty unreal.  I have tried to avoid all the coverage because it is irritating as hell.  Seeing them wheel in his casket and watching this all has finally made me realize that he is gone, and with him, a part of my childhood. :(


I hear ya Girl.
I read your blog and I thought I was going to break... but I still held it together.
And of course you read my rant... so 'nuff said there.

I can't even put the owrds together that will express what I am feeling and what a loss this is. Everyone else is doing a great job but for me and you, it is so much more... or diffierent, if you will. He youched each of us in completely different ways! ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/07/09 at 2:03 pm

He gave us "SHAMON" and the moonwalk.

Epic win.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:04 pm

Nice how we just turned this into a mini live blog huh? ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 07/07/09 at 2:06 pm


He gave us "SHAMON" and the moonwalk.

Epic win.

That's always what I thought he was saying in "Bad".

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:07 pm


Nice how we just turned this into a mini live blog huh? ;)


:D

The Congresswoman's speech was fantastic.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:11 pm


:D

The Congresswoman's speech was fantastic.


I couldn't agree more!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:12 pm

Usher was really upset.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/07/09 at 2:17 pm

Got MJ tunez stuck in my head today...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:25 pm

Who is that guy?
He looks scared

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/07/09 at 2:25 pm

I tried to watch it online but it was too hiccupy.  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:29 pm


I tried to watch it online but it was too hiccupy.   :(


I DVR'd it.
Man... this sucks.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:30 pm


Who is that guy?
He looks scared


You mean the guy with the buggy eyes?  Yeah, no clue, but he freaked me the hell out.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:35 pm

OMG!!! Now I am really bawling!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:38 pm

Marlon is so strong!
I don't know how the family is making it through this!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:38 pm

Marlon is giving a good speech.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:40 pm

Holy crap!!!
This is simply too much!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:40 pm

Oh God, his DAUGHTER is speaking!!! :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:40 pm

Poor Paris!!! :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:42 pm

And he leaves the building to Man in the Mirror.
Couldn't have been a more beautiful service!



And yes, I am still crying.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:43 pm

That pretty much killed me right there.  For all the shyt we have heard from everyone, from the press, from his family, to hear his daughter say those words.....God, that was so heartbreaking.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/07/09 at 2:45 pm


That pretty much killed me right there.  For all the shyt we have heard from everyone, from the press, from his family, to hear his daughter say those words.....God, that was so heartbreaking.


You know it's true!

She is going to be America's Sweetheart from here on out.
All three of them are going to be the Shining Stars that Daddy left behind.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: ninny on 07/07/09 at 2:47 pm


Oh God, his DAUGHTER is speaking!!! :\'(

Poor Paris!!! :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

That pretty much killed me right there.  For all the shyt we have heard from everyone, from the press, from his family, to hear his daughter say those words.....God, that was so heartbreaking.

You know it's true!

She is going to be America's Sweetheart from here on out.
All three of them are going to be the Shining Stars that Daddy left behind.

Amen :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/07/09 at 2:47 pm

Hope his will leaves them enough to grow up and go to college and all that.  Hopefully the vultures won't get their hands on whatever fortunes he has left.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/09 at 2:49 pm

Just cam back online after watching the Memorial Service and I find it very emotional.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/07/09 at 2:52 pm


Hope his will leaves them enough to grow up and go to college and all that.  Hopefully the vultures won't get their hands on whatever fortunes he has left.


I have a feeling he arranged it so they won't be dicked out of money.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/07/09 at 2:54 pm


That pretty much killed me right there.  For all the shyt we have heard from everyone, from the press, from his family, to hear his daughter say those words.....God, that was so heartbreaking.


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii226/janetramirez4756/1b2b216723378621f0f296aaeb7048da1.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/07/09 at 2:55 pm


And he leaves the building to Man in the Mirror.
Couldn't have been a more beautiful service!



And yes, I am still crying.


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii226/janetramirez4756/1b2b216723378621f0f296aaeb7048da1.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 07/07/09 at 6:28 pm

This was the most beautiful memorial I've ever seen in my entire life. I cried at various points of the ceremony. Marlon's speech made me cry, but when Paris spoke...I lost it. I haven't cried this much in a very long time. :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/07/09 at 6:58 pm

I saw Usher sing and break down at end of song, and then Smokey Robinson was great and injected some genuine humor which he did well, and then when Michael's daughter spoke, man, that was so sad. but she honored her father well with her loving words. what a good kid.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Womble on 07/07/09 at 8:53 pm


I saw Usher sing and break down at end of song, and then Smokey Robinson was great and injected some genuine humor which he did well, and then when Michael's daughter spoke, man, that was so sad. but she honored her father well with her loving words. what a good kid.  :\'(


It was so very touching you could actually feel the love.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 07/07/09 at 9:30 pm

Did you see this during the Larry King segment? :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OSrXBSCqCc

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/07/09 at 10:06 pm

Unfortunately, I couldn't watch the entire memorial service, but I've since seen plenty of highlights. 

Paris is such a sweetheart.....just so heartbreaking to hear her speak about her father!  :\'(  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/08/09 at 3:53 am

I planned all morning to purposely miss the memorial, then sat down and watched the whole thing without missing a beat.  Tears came with Brooke Shields, "I Never Thought You'd Leave in Summer" and Paris.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Dagwood on 07/08/09 at 7:46 am


Oh, bloody hell, now I am going to throw something at the television.  Stupid Al Sharpton son of a bitch.


That's where I changed the channel.... I can't stand that man.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Dagwood on 07/08/09 at 7:49 am


Poor Paris!!! :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(


I caught this online later and it reduced me to a pile of blubbering goo.  Poor kids.  I was 35 when my dad died and I felt lost, I can't imagine losing him when I was so young.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/09 at 8:01 am


That's where I changed the channel.... I can't stand that man.


No disrespect to MJ, but Sharpton's characterization of "Saint Michael" was a bit over the top.

If you listened to his eulogy, blacks had nothing until Michael hit the scene.  He was Rosa Parks, MLK, O'Bama, Tiger Woods, and Oprah all rolled up into one person.

Brook Sheilds' and Jermain Jackson's eulogies I thought were the best, because they were personal reflections of the man and not bombastic statements.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/08/09 at 8:39 am

^Magic Johnson did good as well


(you might want to buy some stock in Kentucky Fried  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/09 at 8:59 am

Ity is very telling that Debbie Rowe was not at the memorial service.

Regardless of what she did or did not feel about MJ or his family, how could a mother ever consider NOT accompanying her young children to the funeral of their father?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/08/09 at 9:44 am


No disrespect to MJ, but Sharpton's characterization of "Saint Michael" was a bit over the top.

If you listened to his eulogy, blacks had nothing until Michael hit the scene.  He was Rosa Parks, MLK, O'Bama, Tiger Woods, and Oprah all rolled up into one person.

Brook Sheilds' and Jermain Jackson's eulogies I thought were the best, because they were personal reflections of the man and not bombastic statements.


Thank you.  That's what I was trying to express, but couldn't find the words.  I can't stand Al Sharpton at all, or Jesse Jackson for that matter.  I don't even know why those two f*ckwits were there (Jesse didn't speak, but I know he was there).


Ity is very telling that Debbie Rowe was not at the memorial service.

Regardless of what she did or did not feel about MJ or his family, how could a mother ever consider NOT accompanying her young children to the funeral of their father?


They didn't pay her enough, obviously. ;)

By the way, I noticed this last night while looking at photos of the event.  Maybe it is just me, maybe my eyes are failing, but his kids LOOK.  LIKE.  HIM.  Look at Prince Michael II (Blanket) or his eldest son and his mannerisms or the shape of his daughter's face.  Those are HIS kids.  Look at their eyes.  With the exception of his daughter, both the boys have the same dark dark eyes as Michael.

Here's a picture of them.  Blanket is sort of hiding, but you can still see the telling features.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jackson-kids8-2009jul08,0,3565493.story

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/08/09 at 9:57 am


Thank you.  That's what I was trying to express, but couldn't find the words.  I can't stand Al Sharpton at all, or Jesse Jackson for that matter.  I don't even know why those two f*ckwits were there (Jesse didn't speak, but I know he was there).


Sharpton was on Larry King later last night, and of course he claimed that he meant Michael opened the doors for Sharpton's generation - not that Rosa and MLK didn't do anything. I don't know if this is back peddling, but something sure stunk.... and my dog wasn't in the room farting!

They didn't pay her enough, obviously. ;) ;D

At some point, they quoted her as saying that she didn't want to be there because it would turn into a question free for all about her and the kids and she apparently didn't want that for the service. Personally, I think that because the children are being highly sheltered right now, no one can get close to them but The Jackson Family. And irregardless if her parental rights were reinstated a few years ago, she undoubtedly hasn't been close to those children at all. A few meetings or a few hours together out of 11+ years does not make you a parent.

By the way, I noticed this last night while looking at photos of the event.  Maybe it is just me, maybe my eyes are failing, but his kids LOOK.  LIKE.  HIM.  Look at Prince Michael II (Blanket) or his eldest son and his mannerisms or the shape of his daughter's face.  Those are HIS kids.  Look at their eyes.  With the exception of his daughter, both the boys have the same dark dark eyes as Michael.

Here's a picture of them.  Blanket is sort of hiding, but you can still see the telling features.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jackson-kids8-2009jul08,0,3565493.story


Girl - I was talking about this with a friend of mine last night, who is adamant that they were from donors. I agree with you. Prince Michael looks an awful lot like his father, as does Blanket. And Ms. Paris' eyes are so gorgeous! Even if others try to claim that they are not biologically MJ's - I am going to doubt it. Similar looks generally comes from the DNA, no? ;) 8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Gis on 07/08/09 at 11:16 am

I can't get my head around this whole thing, it was like a rock concert with a coffin!! just bizarre, very bizarre having the coffin on stage like that.

I thought the whole bit with his daughter was very very wrong. Pushing that poor child forward like that and carrying on pushing her when she was so distressed was appalling. Poor, poor child. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/08/09 at 11:17 am

I was able to see most of it last night on E, but they cut several of the eulogies out, which I was bummed about.  I would have liked to hear more of them.  It was a beautiful service.  So sad.  My heart really goes out to his children.  It's obvious that they love their father very much.  Paris' word's were the most heart wrenching.  And I agree with Jess and Tam - I think they look like him too.  One thing that struck me though, was the obvious love that Janet and LaToya have for the kids.  They seemed very protective of them, and I was happy to see that.  

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Dagwood on 07/08/09 at 11:52 am



If you listened to his eulogy, blacks had nothing until Michael hit the scene.  He was Rosa Parks, MLK, O'Bama, Tiger Woods, and Oprah all rolled up into one person.



My thoughts, exactly.  The main reason I changed the channel.  I thought that part was very disrespectful to MLK and Rosa Parks to name two.



Girl - I was talking about this with a friend of mine last night, who is adamant that they were from donors. I agree with you. Prince Michael looks an awful lot like his father, as does Blanket. And Ms. Paris' eyes are so gorgeous! Even if others try to claim that they are not biologically MJ's - I am going to doubt it. Similar looks generally comes from the DNA, no? ;) 8)


I don't think it would matter if the link weren't biological.  He is on the birth certificate as the dad and that makes him legally dad.  I agree they do look like him.  Heck, Blanket has his hair.  They are adorable kids and I hope they can live a normal life after all this.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/08/09 at 12:12 pm

I really didn't want to watch it because to tell ya the truth, I am just so Michaeled out it is unreal. Of course last night watching the news, they showed the highlights (ok, I could handle that but NOT 3-4 hours or however long it was of it). I must admit, that I did get choked up when his daughter spoke. No matter what I think about the guy, here is a little girl who just lost her father. That really got to me.

As for all of you who noticed the kids looking a bit like MJ, I noticed that, too. 



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: tv on 07/08/09 at 1:39 pm

I didn't watch the service...it was just too depressing. I mean the day Michael died I really couldn;t sleep that night. I kept thinking about Michael's song "Man In the Mirror" early this morning as well as his 1983 or 1984 hit "Human Nature". I just feels like part of my childhood was swiped away because I can remember all of his songs from the 80's/early 90's because my Mom loves Michael's music.

Enough about Michael as an entertainer..I was touched by the sorrow his daughter "Paris" expressed in her speech. And to Jermaine Jackson..keep your head up. Jermaine has really been emotional during the last week or two...and rightfully so. That was real cool of Jermaine to wear "the glove" at the service.  I was thinking about Jermaine's 1984 hit "Do What You Do" during the past 2-3 days too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/09 at 1:44 pm


No disrespect to MJ, but Sharpton's characterization of "Saint Michael" was a bit over the top.

If you listened to his eulogy, blacks had nothing until Michael hit the scene.  He was Rosa Parks, MLK, O'Bama, Tiger Woods, and Oprah all rolled up into one person.

Brook Sheilds' and Jermain Jackson's eulogies I thought were the best, because they were personal reflections of the man and not bombastic statements.
Even I found watching him speak uncomfortable and I had never seen him before.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/08/09 at 2:30 pm


I can't get my head around this whole thing, it was like a rock concert with a coffin!! just bizarre, very bizarre having the coffin on stage like that.


I thought the coffin was in front of the stage....? ???

I thought the whole bit with his daughter was very very wrong. Pushing that poor child forward like that and carrying on pushing her when she was so distressed was appalling. Poor, poor child.   


I couldn't tell if they pushed her to talk or if she wanted to.  Anyone have any ideas on what actually happened?


Even I found watching him speak uncomfortable and I had never seen him before.


You're lucky you don't live in this country then.  If there is a photo op with famous African Americans, you can count on Al Sharpton (and Jesse Jackson) to be there. ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/09 at 2:32 pm


Even I found watching him speak uncomfortable and I had never seen him before.


I do have to give props to Al Sharpton when he told MJ's kids "your father was not weird.  The things he had to deal with were."

Nice touch and well said.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 07/08/09 at 2:43 pm



I couldn't tell if they pushed her to talk or if she wanted to.  Anyone have any ideas on what actually happened?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNkE1ASk53w

Best clip I could find with the few seconds beforehand. (Sound quality is horrible, sorry.)
They introduce Janet, but then they turn and look at Paris.
Then one of her Uncles from behind asks her if she is sure, and you can see her nod her head and say "ya, I am"
I think this is something Ms. Paris wanted to do on her own. I honestly do not believe the family, being as private as they normally are, would exploit Ms. Paris this way. She is Michael's daughter, and she proved it yesterday. 8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/08/09 at 9:54 pm

http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/06/my-hero-aint-molest-them-btch-ss-kids

Dunno if he actually did it but I thought this was a good article.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Below Average Dave on 07/09/09 at 3:00 am

Paris did that on her own, she wasn't pushed, she tugged on Janet's coat tail and asked to speak. . .I saw it because that's when I happened to come across it flipping channels. . .poor kid to be having to put up with all the hate people spout off about him and everything--I guarantee you that is part of what got her to that point--even in death people can be so uncivil sometimes.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/09 at 3:11 pm

From the BBC...

The head of Los Angeles police has refused to rule out murder in the investigation into the death of singer Michael Jackson, two weeks ago.

Police Chief William Bratton told US news broadcaster CNN that police were awaiting toxicology results.

"Are we dealing with a homicide or are we dealing with accidental overdose... I don't have that information."

Meanwhile, Jackson's father, Joe, 79, speaking about the death on ABC News, said: "I do believe it was foul play."

Mr Jackson - who is due to attend a memorial service in the family's hometown of Gary, Indiana, later - has previously said he had "a lot of concerns" over events surrounding his son's death, and that the family "suspected foul play somewhere".

The Los Angeles coroner has said that an autopsy the day after the singer's death revealed no evidence of foul play and that toxicology test results could take weeks to come back.

A spokesman for the coroner's office said Jackson had taken "some prescription medication", without specifying which.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/11/09 at 6:47 am


I know right!
I love the Kentucky Fried Chicken story!!! ;D

Jennifer Hudson is a little too loud for "Will You Be There?"... but still great


quick...someone regale me with the KFC story!



found the clip on youtube.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/11/09 at 6:50 am


Nice how we just turned this into a mini live blog huh? ;)


I was just thinking that myself...reading this 3/4 days later... I didn't see the memorial so its nice to quasi experience it here. thx.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/11/09 at 6:50 am


Who is that guy?
He looks scared


who was it???  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/11/09 at 6:52 am


And he leaves the building to Man in the Mirror.
Couldn't have been a more beautiful service!



And yes, I am still crying.


I still think do you remember the time is an awesome song for fans... you know

Do You Remember the Time when we first met
Do you Remember when we fell in love.... etc.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/11/09 at 6:57 am


I was able to see most of it last night on E, but they cut several of the eulogies out, which I was bummed about.  I would have liked to hear more of them.  It was a beautiful service.  So sad.  My heart really goes out to his children.  It's obvious that they love their father very much.  Paris' word's were the most heart wrenching.  And I agree with Jess and Tam - I think they look like him too.  One thing that struck me though, was the obvious love that Janet and LaToya have for the kids.  They seemed very protective of them, and I was happy to see that.  


If I were the kids I'd want to go live with Auntie Janet.... wait maybe that's just me...  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/11/09 at 7:01 am



You're lucky you don't live in this country then.  If there is a photo op with famous African Americans, you can count on Al Sharpton (and Jesse Jackson) to be there. ::)


I know this isn't the place for it... but I can't resist this is pretty funny. SNL trying to keep Jackson & Sharpton busy SNL: TV Funhouse:  The Obama Files  ;D

I don't know how they became the "spokesmen" for us but damn I get annoyed everytime they step in the middle of shyt!  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/11/09 at 7:27 am


If I were the kids I'd want to go live with Auntie Janet.... wait maybe that's just me...  ;)


I'd have to go with Rebbie.  And that is only because I know almost NOTHING about her.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/11/09 at 10:18 pm


I'd have to go with Rebbie.  And that is only because I know almost NOTHING about her.


She's the oldest, wasn't part of the Jackson 5.  She had her moment in the limelight with the hit "Centipede" in 1984 when it was impossible for anybody in the Jackson family to stay off the pop charts!

8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 07/12/09 at 5:37 pm


I know this isn't the place for it... but I can't resist this is pretty funny. SNL trying to keep Jackson & Sharpton busy SNL: TV Funhouse:  The Obama Files  ;D

I don't know how they became the "spokesmen" for us but damn I get annoyed everytime they step in the middle of shyt!  >:(


Once Sharpton spewed the trash at the memorial to the kids -that 'nothing' was wrong(?) with their daddy...Anythiing he said after was BS...


1.The guy was suspected of child molestation-yeah, he was cleared but sure didn't convince enough he wasn't guilty.
2.He has children sleep in the same bed with him at sleepovers.
3. Had his skin color 'changed'
4. Much plastic surgery which contorted looks.
5. Had a chimp for a pet/companion
6. After death exposed with massive perscriptions that were possibly over prescribed.

No more need be said....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/12/09 at 5:40 pm


Once Sharpton spewed the trash at the memorial to the kids -that 'nothing' was wrong(?) with their daddy...Anythiing he said after was BS...


1.The guy was suspected of child molestation-yeah, he was cleared but sure didn't convince enough he wasn't guilty.
2.He has children sleep in the same bed with him at sleepovers.
3. Had his skin color 'changed'
4. Much plastic surgery which contorted looks.
5. Had a chimp for a pet/companion
6. After death exposed with massive perscriptions that were possibly over prescribed.

No more need be said....




so you would say this to children at their father's funeral? You're evil!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/12/09 at 5:45 pm

What's wrong with a primate friend?  ???  I think chimpanzees are awesome.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/12/09 at 6:03 pm


What's wrong with a primate friend?  ???  I think chimpanzees are awesome.


Tell that to Charla Nash

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,495326,00.html#

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/12/09 at 6:07 pm


What's wrong with a primate friend?  ???  I think chimpanzees are awesome.



Some primates are much better than some humans.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/12/09 at 6:10 pm


Tell that to Charla Nash

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,495326,00.html#


Ah yes, THAT one...what a shame.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/12/09 at 6:18 pm


Tell that to Charla Nash

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,495326,00.html#


what about the man in the yellow hat?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/09 at 12:46 am


Once Sharpton spewed the trash at the memorial to the kids -that 'nothing' was wrong(?) with their daddy...Anythiing he said after was BS...


1.The guy was suspected of child molestation-yeah, he was cleared but sure didn't convince enough he wasn't guilty.
2.He has children sleep in the same bed with him at sleepovers.
3. Had his skin color 'changed'
4. Much plastic surgery which contorted looks.
5. Had a chimp for a pet/companion
6. After death exposed with massive perscriptions that were possibly over prescribed.

No more need be said....

It has been proved over the last few weeks that the world loves Micahel Jackson.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/09 at 12:47 am

Today (July 13th) was meant to be the first concert given by Michael Jackson at the O2 Centre in London.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/09 at 1:02 am



Some primates are much better than some humans.



Cat
Primate have more intelligence than other animals.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/09 at 1:03 am


Today (July 13th) was meant to be the first concert given by Michael Jackson at the O2 Centre in London.
There is to be a candlelit vigil outside the O2 Centre tonight.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/13/09 at 1:14 pm


Primate have more intelligence than other animals.



Including humans.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/09 at 1:26 pm



Including humans.



Cat
Once they get an idea in their heads, there's no shifting it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 07/13/09 at 11:51 pm



so you would say this to children at their father's funeral? You're evil!


Hey BRAINIAC...there's another side: YOU DON'T SAY ANYTHING AS SUCH HE DID...How about 'He's an unprecedented world known entertainer loved by millions..he's broken world record sales,raised awareness and money for many causes and still managed to raised well cared for and loved children and we feel he was taken away from us much too early.'

Yep, there's a lot of evil in that thought.

AND Magic Johnson and his Michael and 'chicken' speech?!!!

You mean he couldn't have someone take a look at what he was going to tell the whole world about Michael...that he ate KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN?
AND that was the greatest moment of 'Magic's' life?  Sure..

UPDATE: Today INSIDE EDITION talks about 'MULTIPLE' plastic surgeries MJ had, then they refreshed everyoneof the interview he gave that ran on ABC
where he blatantly said he only had 2 things done....ok his out was : 'That I can remember'..

Believe me, I loved Michaels talents but as a person..I have more honest friends that I would never trade! 





Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 07/13/09 at 11:53 pm


It has been proved over the last few weeks that the world loves Micahel Jackson.


True Philip, no qualms at all about those who loved his work.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/14/09 at 6:49 am

The CBS Early Show is reproting that Debbie Rowe has parlayed Michael's death into a $4MM payout to not contest the custody arrangements for the kiddies.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/15/09 at 9:38 am




AND Magic Johnson and his Michael and 'chicken' speech?!!!

You mean he couldn't have someone take a look at what he was going to tell the whole world about Michael...that he ate KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN?
AND that was the greatest moment of 'Magic's' life?  Sure..





::)  Of course it wasn't the greatest moment of Magics' life, and of course Magic doesn't think so.  It is a tongue in cheek smart alecky joke that most people got.  I laughed out loud my self.  With some of the stuff you tend to come up with to fuss about maybe you should change your name to Chicken Little.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/15/09 at 5:37 pm


The CBS Early Show is reproting that Debbie Rowe has parlayed Michael's death into a $4MM payout to not contest the custody arrangements for the kiddies.


Ms. Rowe's alwyers have demanded that the New York Post retract its original story.  She states that she has not accepted any payoff...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/16/09 at 5:27 pm

What? It has been over 24 hours since anyone responded to this thread?  :D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/17/09 at 3:10 am


What? It has been over 24 hours since anyone responded to this thread?  :D ;D ;D

Cat


I am surprised that there have not been any blockbuster announcements for the past day or so.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/17/09 at 1:40 pm

One theory is MJ's descent into drug abuse and plastic surgery addiction began with incident where his hair caught on fire while shooting that Pepsi commercial in 1984.  The burns weren't terrible by the standards of burn injuries, but they were bad enough to send MJ to the burn ward and the whole incident was rather traumatic.  It was apparently the first time he started taking pain killers. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: ninny on 07/17/09 at 3:09 pm


One theory is MJ's descent into drug abuse and plastic surgery addiction began with incident where his hair caught on fire while shooting that Pepsi commercial in 1984.  The burns weren't terrible by the standards of burn injuries, but they were bad enough to send MJ to the burn ward and the whole incident was rather traumatic.  It was apparently the first time he started taking pain killers. 



I saw that last night on Nancy Grace. They reported that he had a IV drip and a whole bunch of oxygen tanks,and that a doctor stayed by his side during the night hours.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/17/09 at 6:31 pm


One theory is MJ's descent into drug abuse and plastic surgery addiction began with incident where his hair caught on fire while shooting that Pepsi commercial in 1984.  The burns weren't terrible by the standards of burn injuries, but they were bad enough to send MJ to the burn ward and the whole incident was rather traumatic.  It was apparently the first time he started taking pain killers. 




The Insider's Lara Spencer  :-* has been incessantly running film footage showing MJ's hair in flames.

Seems that his head lit up VERY quickly.  I wonder if that Jerry Curl he was wearing was highly flammable? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/17/09 at 7:26 pm


The Insider's Lara Spencer  :-* has been incessantly running film footage showing MJ's hair in flames.

Seems that his head lit up VERY quickly.  I wonder if that Jerry Curl he was wearing was highly flammable? ???


Then the joke popped up:

"Richard Pryor and Michael Jackson for the Ignited Negro College Fund"

:-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/18/09 at 1:15 am

http://cdnll-8.liveleak.com/s/18/media18/2009/Jul/16/LiveLeak-dot-com-81064bfc79ed-somebodygotitwrong.jpg?h=d6b834450e3fd0bbf51bc1a423cfd350&e=1248387989&rs=150

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/18/09 at 3:47 am


The Insider's Lara Spencer  :-* has been incessantly running film footage showing MJ's hair in flames.

Seems that his head lit up VERY quickly.  I wonder if that Jerry Curl he was wearing was highly flammable? ???


Most styling hair products are the next best thing to napalm.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/18/09 at 11:58 am


http://cdnll-8.liveleak.com/s/18/media18/2009/Jul/16/LiveLeak-dot-com-81064bfc79ed-somebodygotitwrong.jpg?h=d6b834450e3fd0bbf51bc1a423cfd350&e=1248387989&rs=150



WOW!!! Was that guy as far off as he could have been. I guess no one could predict that MJ would look like a white woman.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 5:13 pm

A Pepsi spokeswoman says they have no idea where "terrifying" footage of Michael Jackson's 1984 ad accident came from.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 07/19/09 at 5:13 am

Locked away in some roadies closet, no doubt.  Probably the guy who was responsible for the premature firing of the incendiaries.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/19/09 at 11:04 am



Hey BRAINIAC...there's another side:


I am pretty intelligent... thanks for noticing.



YOU DON'T SAY ANYTHING AS SUCH HE DID...



this sentence is poorly constructed.




How about 'He's an unprecedented world known entertainer loved by millions..he's broken world record sales,raised awareness and money for many causes and still managed to raised well cared for and loved children and we feel he was taken away from us much too early.'



that's a nice sentiment (and it is based on this sentiment that all of these tribute threads were created) BUT that wasn't the point of your original post..... you said this



Once Sharpton spewed the trash at the memorial to the kids -that 'nothing' was wrong(?) with their daddy...Anythiing he said after was BS...

1.The guy was suspected of child molestation-yeah, he was cleared but sure didn't convince enough he wasn't guilty.
2.He has children sleep in the same bed with him at sleepovers.
3. Had his skin color 'changed'
4. Much plastic surgery which contorted looks.
5. Had a chimp for a pet/companion
6. After death exposed with massive perscriptions that were possibly over prescribed.

No more need be said....



so stop contradicting yourself and decide which you really think should have been said to a 5, 9 and 10 year old on the day of their father's memorial?




Yep, there's a lot of evil in that thought.


so I surmise- had you said all those things about MJ making a great contribution to pop culture and society and talking about his humanitarian efforts I would never have called you evil...but instead you suggested, implied, wrote- that a message of hate should be sent to his children at his memorial.



AND Magic Johnson and his Michael and 'chicken' speech?!!!

You mean he couldn't have someone take a look at what he was going to tell the whole world about Michael...that he ate KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN?



hmmm Magic had a story he wanted to tell.. it happened to include KFC.... are you really going to turn it into a blacks eating fried chicken thing? Seriously... the point of the story was Magic wasn't expecting there to be KFC in MJ's kitchen... this is a man living in a mansion with a personal chef. you'd expect him to have specially planned meals but instead there was a bucket of KFC... the story would have been just as interesting if it had been Big Macs, Whoppers or Chef Boyardee...  ::) 



AND that was the greatest moment of 'Magic's' life?  Sure..

ummmmm I doubt that was the greatest moment of Magics life... just his fondest memory of Michael... I mean in that moment he learned that MJ was a real person... normal (if you will) like everyone else... he eats fast food... he's almost like regular folk... dude seriously... wtf does it matter... maybe it was the only personal moment they shared so its the only story he had.... or maybe he just really likes the story.



UPDATE: Today INSIDE EDITION talks about 'MULTIPLE' plastic surgeries MJ had, then they refreshed everyone of the interview he gave that ran on ABC
where he blatantly said he only had 2 things done....ok his out was : 'That I can remember'..

Believe me, I loved Michaels talents but as a person..I have more honest friends that I would never trade! 



When that interview was initiially done there were reports following about how many surgeries MJ had... we all knew it was a lie so what. MJ hoped we would buy it... no one ever did... the man had an illness and was in denial about his looks why would he admit to the world what he could never really admit to himself...


Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/19/09 at 6:44 pm

I was OK with Al Sharpton's comment to the kids that "your Father was not weird.  The things he had to deal with were.".

Pretty much the rest of his speech was hyperbole, but I have to commend these words... well placed and I am sure that MJ's kids will come to remember them for years to come, and they will be comforted by them.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/20/09 at 1:42 am

Probably a bit off topic, but I was wondering what does good ole' Prince Rogers Nelson (AKA, Prince, the artist formerly known as the "Artist Foremerly Known as Prince") have to say about MJ's passing?

I tried to Google it but mostly reports on MJ's child "Prince" comes up. (BTW where and what if any correlation did THAT name come from?)

My reason being is that in the mid 80's there was a genuine rivalry (or so the media tried to make it one) between the two.
Prince's Purple Rain definitely shoved Thriller out of the limelight for a while (but not coming close to outselling it) and Prince had some not so nice things to say about MJ back then, although Prince would have to admit he owed a LOT to MJ and the hurdles and rivers he crossed and doors he opened before that assisted Prince to his popularity in the 80's.

Chris Rock made a joke in one of his stand up shows that, between the two, who won the rivalry, and it was obvious that Prince won. I didn't completely agree (but understood what he meant) but now that MJ's gone, it puts the past in a different light so to speak... :-X

Its not as if Prince didn't go through a lot of s#%t himself (a lot of it his own doing, mind you) but he didn't have it as hard as MJ by a longshot. I do think Prince tried a lot more artistically adventurous things that MJ didn't do (though he had the ability, but not the courage to risk his popularity to try) and thats saying a lot. :-X

Comments?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/20/09 at 8:08 am


I tried to Google it but mostly reports on MJ's child "Prince" comes up. (BTW where and what if any correlation did THAT name come from?)


Michael Jackson was the "King" of pop

...it therefore follows that his son would be a "Prince"...  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 8:44 am


Michael Jackson was the "King" of pop

...it therefore follows that his son would be a "Prince"...  8)
...or his daughter "Princess"?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/20/09 at 10:41 am


Probably a bit off topic, but I was wondering what does good ole' Prince Rogers Nelson (AKA, Prince, the artist formerly known as the "Artist Foremerly Known as Prince") have to say about MJ's passing?

I tried to Google it but mostly reports on MJ's child "Prince" comes up. (BTW where and what if any correlation did THAT name come from?)

My reason being is that in the mid 80's there was a genuine rivalry (or so the media tried to make it one) between the two.
Prince's Purple Rain definitely shoved Thriller out of the limelight for a while (but not coming close to outselling it) and Prince had some not so nice things to say about MJ back then, although Prince would have to admit he owed a LOT to MJ and the hurdles and rivers he crossed and doors he opened before that assisted Prince to his popularity in the 80's.

Chris Rock made a joke in one of his stand up shows that, between the two, who won the rivalry, and it was obvious that Prince won. I didn't completely agree (but understood what he meant) but now that MJ's gone, it puts the past in a different light so to speak... :-X

Its not as if Prince didn't go through a lot of s#%t himself (a lot of it his own doing, mind you) but he didn't have it as hard as MJ by a longshot. I do think Prince tried a lot more artistically adventurous things that MJ didn't do (though he had the ability, but not the courage to risk his popularity to try) and thats saying a lot. :-X

Comments?


this is probably a good question for Apollonia1986

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/20/09 at 8:22 pm




this sentence is poorly constructed.




Hey, he's my main man!  He could teach Shakespeare a thing or two!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 07/21/09 at 2:24 pm


Probably a bit off topic, but I was wondering what does good ole' Prince Rogers Nelson (AKA, Prince, the artist formerly known as the "Artist Foremerly Known as Prince") have to say about MJ's passing?

I tried to Google it but mostly reports on MJ's child "Prince" comes up. (BTW where and what if any correlation did THAT name come from?)

My reason being is that in the mid 80's there was a genuine rivalry (or so the media tried to make it one) between the two.
Prince's Purple Rain definitely shoved Thriller out of the limelight for a while (but not coming close to outselling it) and Prince had some not so nice things to say about MJ back then, although Prince would have to admit he owed a LOT to MJ and the hurdles and rivers he crossed and doors he opened before that assisted Prince to his popularity in the 80's.

Chris Rock made a joke in one of his stand up shows that, between the two, who won the rivalry, and it was obvious that Prince won. I didn't completely agree (but understood what he meant) but now that MJ's gone, it puts the past in a different light so to speak... :-X

Its not as if Prince didn't go through a lot of s#%t himself (a lot of it his own doing, mind you) but he didn't have it as hard as MJ by a longshot. I do think Prince tried a lot more artistically adventurous things that MJ didn't do (though he had the ability, but not the courage to risk his popularity to try) and thats saying a lot. :-X

Comments?


I haven't heard any statements from Prince, but I do know one interesting fact. According to Quincy Jones, the song "Bad" from Michael's Bad album was supposed to be some type of duest between Michael and Prince. Quincy said both him, Michael and Prince sat down to talk about it, but in the end, Prince decided it was probably best if Michael did the song himself. But man, I wonder how different the song would be if Prince had done it with MJ. I would've loved to see both of them do one song together. Damn...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 07/21/09 at 2:29 pm


http://cdnll-8.liveleak.com/s/18/media18/2009/Jul/16/LiveLeak-dot-com-81064bfc79ed-somebodygotitwrong.jpg?h=d6b834450e3fd0bbf51bc1a423cfd350&e=1248387989&rs=150


If it had gone this way, he would've really ressembled his brother Marlon.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 12:01 pm

US drug agency officials investigating the death of pop star Michael Jackson raid the clinic of his doctor, Conrad Murray.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/22/09 at 12:16 pm


I haven't heard any statements from Prince, but I do know one interesting fact. According to Quincy Jones, the song "Bad" from Michael's Bad album was supposed to be some type of duest between Michael and Prince. Quincy said both him, Michael and Prince sat down to talk about it, but in the end, Prince decided it was probably best if Michael did the song himself. But man, I wonder how different the song would be if Prince had done it with MJ. I would've loved to see both of them do one song together. Damn...


Yes I recall that story.

In the duet version, MJ was going to sing the line "Your ass is mine" and Prince refused to go along with that, and that's what queered the deal.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: gemini on 07/22/09 at 12:29 pm

I still have some of the Jackson 5 45s from my childhood. I prefer to remember Michael with the magenta hat and purple fringe vest from when I was a little girl.  When I saw that vest, I had to have one, but mine was brown suede with fringe.  8)  I hate how his life got so screwed up after the abuse he endured from his father and the Pepsi commercial incident.  Sure, he was odd, wierd, whatever you want to call him, but he's dead now, so what's the point really.

I just want to modify this by saying, I don't mean, what's the point of this thread. I mean whats the point of the media dragging him through the mud now? They almost seem to be annoyed that we don't know anything yet. When it's time for us to know,  we will know. It's just all too sad.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 12:59 pm


If it had gone this way, he would've really ressembled his brother Marlon.

Yep...not very well predicted, huh? ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/23/09 at 3:04 pm

From the news accounts, it sounds like MJ's live in doctor/quack is headed for a cruise up crap creek, without a paddle.

Search warrants served at his Houston office and the place was raided.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 07/26/09 at 7:16 pm

Just heard. Katherine Jackson went to court to fight for the custody of Walter Cronkite's kids!
Aren't they over 50yrs. old now? Don't think she can do that. >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/26/09 at 7:21 pm


Just heard. Katherine Jackson went to court to fight for the custody of Walter Cronkite's kids!
Aren't they over 50yrs. old now? Don't think she can do that. >:(


Hey, if they gots money...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 07/26/09 at 10:17 pm


Just heard. Katherine Jackson went to court to fight for the custody of Walter Cronkite's kids!
Aren't they over 50yrs. old now? Don't think she can do that. >:(


Wow, you're..............dumb.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/26/09 at 10:36 pm

Q: You wrote that no current celebrity would get the same reaction as Michael Jackson did when he died. What about Oprah? I'm thinking that the entire free world might stop.
-- Tom K., Red Bank, N.J.

SG: She wouldn't top Michael because Oprah wasn't an artist; the music and videos were what made Michael's death resonate for three solid weeks. But you made me think of something: Did you ever notice how the first 72 hours after a tragedy or a death that gets 24/7 coverage is always the best time for other celebs to get in trouble? For instance, if I were Mel Gibson and wanted to get another completely inappropriate, possibly career-ending drunken rant to police officers out of my system, or if was Christian Bale and felt like reaming out the prop guy on my movie set, you'd definitely pick the 72-hour Post-Megatragedy window, right?

From the ESPN Sports Guy's mailbag ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:04 pm

Flash mob "Beat It" - tribute to Michael Jackson @ mongkok hong kong on You Tube

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 07/28/09 at 11:40 pm

MJ's Doctor didn't kill MJ, Macaulay Culkin did ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILjJDcI2Em8

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:16 am

Police search the home of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, as part of a manslaughter probe into the singer's death.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 5:26 am

Police searching the home of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, seize mobile phones and a computer hard-drive, his lawyer says.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MrCleveland on 07/29/09 at 12:25 pm

That did suck. :\'(

I wonder who owns The Beatles songs? :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 12:26 pm


I wonder who owns The Beatles songs? :-\\
This subject was raised I think earlier in this topic, I will try and find the response.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MrCleveland on 07/29/09 at 12:42 pm


This subject was raised I think earlier in this topic, I will try and find the response.


Thanks.

I know I haven't been on this site for awhile. This has been a bad year for me and I lost it on forum sites.

I knew I had learned the hard way, so what happens in my life is my own damn business.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 12:43 pm


Thanks.

I know I haven't been on this site for awhile. This has been a bad year for me and I lost it on forum sites.

I knew I had learned the hard way, so what happens in my life is my own damn business.
I understand.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 12:49 pm


I wonder who owns The Beatles songs? :-\\
Michael Jackson's stake in ATV/Sony which owns the copyrights to 251 Beatles songs is facing scrutiny. While his death is still shrouded in mystery, focus is also turning to the star's complicated estate, finances and mounting debts. One of the more lucrative and shrewd investments he made was in ATV Music in 1985. He bought the firm, which owned copyrights to the entire Beatles back catalogue, songs such as Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, and the works of Joni Mitchell and Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks - all for £28.8million. In the 1990s he sold half of the company to Sony for more than £90million. The joint venture is now estimated to be worth around £500million. This stake is thought to have been his biggest financial asset. As his debts spiralled he used his stake in ATV/Sony as collateral to secure £120million in borrowings from the Fortress Investment Group


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195744/Question-mark-Jacksons-stake-500m-company-owns-Beatles-songs.html#ixzz0MfhkZ2Pc

I hope that this is helpful for you.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 12:58 pm

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother has told US TV that an agreement has been reached over the custody of the late pop star's three children.

Londell McMillan told CBS News that Katherine Jackson is to be awarded custody of Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and Prince Michael II, seven.

He said Debbie Rowe, the mother of Jackson's two elder children, would have "meaningful visitation rights".

A court hearing to formalise custody is scheduled for Monday in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Max Power on 07/31/09 at 11:50 am


From the news accounts, it sounds like MJ's live in doctor/quack is headed for a cruise up crap creek, without a paddle.

Search warrants served at his Houston office and the place was raided.


Sounds 'Dangerous' ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 08/03/09 at 1:21 pm

Dr. Klein showed up today in court to try and get heard at custody hearing.
Apparently Dr. Klein wants to be involved in the children's lives ie. education, medical etc.
When the judge asked why, the lawyer asked for a sidebar - and of course no one got to hear what Klein's lawyer said. ::)

Irregardless of that - Ms. Catherine got 100% guardianship of the kids.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MrCleveland on 08/03/09 at 2:00 pm


Michael Jackson's stake in ATV/Sony which owns the copyrights to 251 Beatles songs is facing scrutiny. While his death is still shrouded in mystery, focus is also turning to the star's complicated estate, finances and mounting debts. One of the more lucrative and shrewd investments he made was in ATV Music in 1985. He bought the firm, which owned copyrights to the entire Beatles back catalogue, songs such as Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, and the works of Joni Mitchell and Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks - all for £28.8million. In the 1990s he sold half of the company to Sony for more than £90million. The joint venture is now estimated to be worth around £500million. This stake is thought to have been his biggest financial asset. As his debts spiralled he used his stake in ATV/Sony as collateral to secure £120million in borrowings from the Fortress Investment Group


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195744/Question-mark-Jacksons-stake-500m-company-owns-Beatles-songs.html#ixzz0MfhkZ2Pc

I hope that this is helpful for you.



MJ also owned songs such as "Both Sides Now" and "Seventeen"?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 7:33 am


MJ also owned songs such as "Both Sides Now" and "Seventeen"?
I heard on a program about the last weeks of MJ's life that the Beatles songs will be open to tender in 2010.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MrCleveland on 08/06/09 at 12:04 pm


I heard on a program about the last weeks of MJ's life that the Beatles songs will be open to tender in 2010.


I sure hope McCartney can get them back!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/09 at 12:06 pm


I sure hope McCartney can get them back!
He can certainly afford them.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 08/06/09 at 12:09 pm


I sure hope McCartney can get them back!

Why wouldn't he be able to?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 08/06/09 at 4:57 pm


Yep...not very well predicted, huh? ::)


Obviously. Such a shame he had to change is features. :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 08/07/09 at 2:32 am


Why wouldn't he be able to?


They have to be put up for sale first, then hope he wouldn't be outbid.  I guess this is where we find out how much he wants them. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 4:54 pm

Official Michael Jackson commemorative goods such as calendars and posters could soon hit the shops after a judge approved various merchandising deals.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 11:46 am

Mark Lester, a former child star and long-time friend of Michael Jackson, says he could be the father of one of the late pop star's children.

Speaking to the News Of The World, Lester said he had donated sperm to the King of Pop and was willing to take a paternity test.

"I believe Paris could be my daughter," he said, and noted she bore a physical resemblance to his daughter, Harriet.

Calls to Lester's home in Cheltenham were not immediately returned.

The 51-year-old, who rose to fame playing Oliver Twist in the 1968 film of the stage musical, had been friends with Jackson for nearly 30 years.

He is godfather to Paris, 11, and Jackson's two other children, 12-year-old Prince, and Prince Michael II, seven.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 11:46 am


Mark Lester, a former child star and long-time friend of Michael Jackson, says he could be the father of one of the late pop star's children.

Speaking to the News Of The World, Lester said he had donated sperm to the King of Pop and was willing to take a paternity test.

"I believe Paris could be my daughter," he said, and noted she bore a physical resemblance to his daughter, Harriet.

Calls to Lester's home in Cheltenham were not immediately returned.

The 51-year-old, who rose to fame playing Oliver Twist in the 1968 film of the stage musical, had been friends with Jackson for nearly 30 years.

He is godfather to Paris, 11, and Jackson's two other children, 12-year-old Prince, and Prince Michael II, seven.

Does this bring a new meaning to the song "I'll Do Anything!"?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 08/10/09 at 6:17 am


Does this bring a new meaning to the song "I'll Do Anything!"?


Let's hope the paternity test is done and proves positive or we'll have to add another 'ding' to the MJ quirks....(spermophile?)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/10/09 at 8:16 am


Mark Lester, a former child star and long-time friend of Michael Jackson, says he could be the father of one of the late pop star's children.

Speaking to the News Of The World, Lester said he had donated sperm to the King of Pop and was willing to take a paternity test.

"I believe Paris could be my daughter," he said, and noted she bore a physical resemblance to his daughter, Harriet.

Calls to Lester's home in Cheltenham were not immediately returned.

The 51-year-old, who rose to fame playing Oliver Twist in the 1968 film of the stage musical, had been friends with Jackson for nearly 30 years.

He is godfather to Paris, 11, and Jackson's two other children, 12-year-old Prince, and Prince Michael II, seven.



I wonder why he did not donate his baby batter the old fashioned way?  Would cut out the middleman.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: saver on 08/11/09 at 12:28 am

Latest 'CRAZY BABYMOMMA' case: Claire Cruise:

HOW DOES A PERSON LIKE THIS STILL GET TO WALK AROUND IN THE SAME PUBLIC 'POOL' (YOU AND) I HAVE TO WALK IN??

In the midwest a neighbor once cama a-knockin on our door saying'the angels' are coming to take us all away as the world will be ending.

We called the 'sanitarium' and they surely took her away but quick!

The parents of another man Claire Elisabeth Fields Cruise named in today's wacked out press conference say their son, Christopher Caputo, did once date the "unstable" woman -- but it's "totally impossible" for him to be the father of any of Michael Jackson's children.

Caputo's 'rents tell TMZ the two dated when Chris was 16-years-old. They believe Cruise had "mental issues" back then and was "fixated" on their son.

Chris is now 44 and he hasn't spoken to Cruise since high school.

FYI -- On her MySpace, Fields also says she's the "biological mother" of Brad Pitt, all his children, Gisele Bundchen, Leo DiCaprio, Anna Nicole Smith ... and she ran for President in 2008.





Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/11/09 at 4:26 pm


Mark Lester, a former child star and long-time friend of Michael Jackson, says he could be the father of one of the late pop star's children.

Speaking to the News Of The World, Lester said he had donated sperm to the King of Pop and was willing to take a paternity test.


I heard on the news today that various persons close to MJ confirm that Lester donated sperm for MJ, but that Lester is not the biological father of any of the kids.

This leaves two possibilities:

(a) Lester's boys were not very good swimmers  :-\\

...or...

(b) Lester donated sperm to MJ for some other reason  8-P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/18/09 at 4:55 pm

News accounts today indicate that MJ will be buried at Forest Lawn on his birthday.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 11:52 pm


News accounts today indicate that MJ will be buried at Forest Lawn on his birthday.
From the BBC:

Michael Jackson's remains will be buried in Los Angeles on 3 September - not 29 August as had been announced, a Jackson family spokesman has said.

In a statement, Ken Sunshine did not say why the date had been changed.

He said the "King of Pop" would be interred in the Forest-Lawn memorial park in Glendale at a private ceremony

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/24/09 at 6:15 pm

Well it is official, MJ's death has been ruled a homocide.

CBS News justr reported a timeline where, omn the morning of Michael's death, "Doctor" Conrad Murray administered valium, Lorazepam, Midazolam, as well as a Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail.

Murray claims that he was trying to "wean" Michael off the Propofol, thus all the other meds.  When that did not work, he administered the Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail and "Michael went to sleep".  Murray then went to take a wiz and when he came back, Michael was not breathing.

This Murray guy seems to me to be the worst sort of scum.  He has seven children to at least four different women, and has been taken to court for not paying child support.  He has been sued by countless people for not paying his bills.  Cares about nobody but himself, a bum with a medical degree.

I hope he gets thrown in the SLAMMER for a very long time.  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tia on 08/24/09 at 6:21 pm

"Doctor" Conrad Murray administered valium, Lorazepam, Midazolam, as well as a Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail.

sounds like fun if you don't die. i'd like to do all that and then watch "heavy metal."

i wonder if it might have been assisted suicide.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/24/09 at 6:35 pm


i wonder if it might have been assisted suicide.


Even if it was, that's classified as "homocide"

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 08/24/09 at 9:38 pm

Jesus Christ I'm so pissed. >:(
MJ's death could've been prevented. I knew it. :\'(

If all hell hasn't broken loose yet, IT WILL NOW!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/24/09 at 10:04 pm


Even if it was, that's classified as "homocide"


Even if it's negligent manslaughter, it'll remain as homicide.  When a convict is executed legally, the death certificate lists homicide. 

That quack ought to at least get charged with manslaughter for administering hospital anesthesia in a private residence!

::)


"Homocide," on the other hand...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: La Roche on 08/24/09 at 10:37 pm


sounds like fun if you don't die. i'd like to do all that and then watch "heavy metal."

i wonder if it might have been assisted suicide.


Every weekend bra.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/09 at 12:49 am


Well it is official, MJ's death has been ruled a homocide.

CBS News justr reported a timeline where, omn the morning of Michael's death, "Doctor" Conrad Murray administered valium, Lorazepam, Midazolam, as well as a Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail.

Murray claims that he was trying to "wean" Michael off the Propofol, thus all the other meds.  When that did not work, he administered the Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail and "Michael went to sleep".  Murray then went to take a wiz and when he came back, Michael was not breathing.

This Murray guy seems to me to be the worst sort of scum.  He has seven children to at least four different women, and has been taken to court for not paying child support.  He has been sued by countless people for not paying his bills.  Cares about nobody but himself, a bum with a medical degree.

I hope he gets thrown in the SLAMMER for a very long time.  >:(
Was it the lethal amount of Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail that brought on the heart attack?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Davester on 08/25/09 at 1:05 am


  Does this mean the tour is cancelled..?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/25/09 at 6:26 am


Was it the lethal amount of Propofol/Lidocaine cocktail that brought on the heart attack?


From what I have been aboe to gather, the drugs diazepam(Valium), lorazapam, and midazolam all serve to depress the respiratory system.  Subsequently giving him the propofil/lidocaine was simply the "straw that broke the camel's back" and in conjunction with all that other junk it put him into respiratory arrest.  (Soon after respiratory arrest will come cardiac arrest).

When Murray saw what happened, he administered some other med which is supposed to reverse the effects of the valium, etc.  But it does not work on Propofol to Michael was SOL at that point.

And the dirt bag did not call 911 for 82 minutes.   >:(

This SCUM needs to be removed from the medical profession and from society itself.  From everything I have gathered about him he appears to be a sociopath.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/09 at 6:59 am


From what I have been aboe to gather, the drugs diazepam(Valium), lorazapam, and midazolam all serve to depress the respiratory system.  Subsequently giving him the propofil/lidocaine was simply the "straw that broke the camel's back" and in conjunction with all that other junk it put him into respiratory arrest.  (Soon after respiratory arrest will come cardiac arrest).

When Murray saw what happened, he administered some other med which is supposed to reverse the effects of the valium, etc.  But it does not work on Propofol to Michael was SOL at that point.

And the dirt bag did not call 911 for 82 minutes.  >:(

This SCUM needs to be removed from the medical profession and from society itself.  From everything I have gathered about him he appears to be a sociopath.
... and he calls himself a doctor?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/25/09 at 9:17 am

We have a new Doctor Death!

>:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 08/25/09 at 2:00 pm


... and he calls himself a doctor?


I know right? The doctor is a f*ck up! One of the most stupidest doctors I've ever heard of in my life. >:(
I bet he's on alot of people's sh*t list right now.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/25/09 at 9:35 pm


From what I have been aboe to gather, the drugs diazepam(Valium), lorazapam, and midazolam all serve to depress the respiratory system.  Subsequently giving him the propofil/lidocaine was simply the "straw that broke the camel's back" and in conjunction with all that other junk it put him into respiratory arrest.  (Soon after respiratory arrest will come cardiac arrest).

When Murray saw what happened, he administered some other med which is supposed to reverse the effects of the valium, etc.  But it does not work on Propofol to Michael was SOL at that point.

And the dirt bag did not call 911 for 82 minutes.   >:(

This SCUM needs to be removed from the medical profession and from society itself.  From everything I have gathered about him he appears to be a sociopath.


Murray was acting more as a live-in drug pusher than a physician. 

You could say no to Michael Jackson, but then you'd be canned, and Jackson would be off to find Dr. Happy who would never say no.
::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 3:46 am

Today, August 29th, would have been MJ's 51st birthday

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 2:01 pm

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans come together to dance to the song Thriller in tribute to the star in London.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 2:02 pm


Today, August 29th, would have been MJ's 51st birthday
Google have honour this day with this logo.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/michaeljackson09.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 08/29/09 at 3:19 pm


Google have honour this day with this logo.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/michaeljackson09.gif

I saw that too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 09/03/09 at 12:22 pm

Okay, so today, 10 weeks to the day after his death, he will officially be laid to rest today. It's about time.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/09 at 12:19 am

Friends and family of Michael Jackson have paid their last respects to the man known as the King of Pop at a funeral ceremony outside Los Angeles.

The late pop star's casket was driven to the ceremony shortly after his family arrived for the private event.

His mother Katherine, sister Janet, his children and other relatives arrived in a motorcade of 31 vehicles.

The service was due to begin at 0200 GMT at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park but began more than an hour late.

Michael Jackson's father Joe was among those present, along with his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, comedian Chris Tucker, civil rights campaigner Reverend Al Sharpton and actor Macaulay Culkin were also in attendance.

Some 200 guests were at the funeral service, which took place outside Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum.

Few details are known about the ceremony itself, which came more than two months after Jackson died of a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs at the age of 50.

Jackson is to be interred at Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum, a neo-classical building inspired by the Campo Santo in Genoa.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/09 at 2:52 am

Randy Jackson has criticised the "surreptitious" filming of his brother Michael's funeral in Los Angeles.

A live video feed of guests arriving at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park had been provided, but ceased as the star's body arrived for privacy reasons.

But a camera kept filming the ceremony on a hovering helicopter, leaving him "dismayed". It had "severely disrupted" the service, he said.

Jackson has requested the media stop showing that footage.

In a statement, the former Jackson 5 singer said: "I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Davester on 09/06/09 at 4:03 am

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Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/06/09 at 9:04 am


Randy Jackson has criticised the "surreptitious" filming of his brother Michael's funeral in Los Angeles.

A live video feed of guests arriving at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park had been provided, but ceased as the star's body arrived for privacy reasons.

But a camera kept filming the ceremony on a hovering helicopter, leaving him "dismayed". It had "severely disrupted" the service, he said.

Jackson has requested the media stop showing that footage.

In a statement, the former Jackson 5 singer said: "I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael.



I think I read somewhere about an officially sanctioned filming of the ceremony, for inclusion perhaps in a future product for sale.

Perhaps the dismay is a matter of economics? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 09/06/09 at 10:25 am


Perhaps the dismay is a matter of economics? ???


Most likely, especially if Daddy Jack$on is involved.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/13/09 at 8:45 pm



Here's what I just posted on Facebook:


Didn't give a rats ass about Michael's passing but I find myself misty after that tribute (on the MTV Awards)....watching Janet dance in the shadow of her brother was pretty effing amazing!!!!

Oh and Madonna's speech didn't suck.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 09/14/09 at 4:44 pm

I'm pretty damn impressed by the This Is It movie trailer. And yes, Madonna gave a heart warming speech and Janet gave a kick ass performance.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/14/09 at 6:40 pm

There's hope yet that this thread can pass the extremely rare "500 post" marker.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Foo Bar on 09/14/09 at 11:44 pm


There's hope yet that this thread can pass the extremely rare "500 post" marker.  8)


http://www.mikaelfritts.com/1252975761873.jpg

RIP Michael and Patrick.  Die in a fire, Fishstick.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/15/09 at 9:26 am

Hey Kanye, Kool Moe Dee called...

He wants his glasses back.  ;D




http://www.mikaelfritts.com/1252975761873.jpg

RIP Michael and Patrick.  Die in a fire, Fishstick.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Max Power on 09/15/09 at 11:17 am


Hey Kanye, Kool Moe Dee called...

He wants his glasses back.   ;D





Do you like fish sticks? ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/15/09 at 11:32 am


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Wow! That's impressive.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Davester on 09/15/09 at 2:21 pm



Wow! That's impressive.



Cat


  No takey credit for that one.  Copied it from myspace.  Still neat-o, though...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/15/09 at 5:36 pm


   No takey credit for that one.  Copied it from myspace.  Still neat-o, though...



Still impressive.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 09/25/09 at 9:57 am

Alright, this is f*cking insane :o:


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...Q4GCAD9AU2RB80


By DERRIK J. LANG (AP) – 24 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES — Sally Rubio and dozens of Michael Jackson fans were among the first to line up for "This Is It" tickets.

The winding queue for tickets to the first public screenings of the documentary opened late Friday afternoon in the courtyard outside the Nokia Theatre at the L.A. Live complex in downtown Los Angeles. The film features a behind-the-scenes look at Jackson preparing for the series of London shows he was rehearsing for before he died June 25.

"I've never done something like this in my life," said Rubio, 53, "but M.J. is worth it."

Tickets for the advance shows aren't scheduled to go on sale until early Sunday morning, meaning Rubio and her fellow devotees may spend days in line. The first 500 fans in line have been promised commemorative lenticular tickets designed by Jackson for the London concerts at the O2 Arena, another reason Rubio was motivated to wait in line for over 48 hours.

"I heard they are very beautiful," she said.

A total of 3,000 movie tickets will be available for the early Oct. 27 shows at L.A. Live's new Regal Cinemas Stadium 14, marking the movie theater's grand opening. It's the only screening location offering the advance shows and commemorative tickets. "This Is It" will begin its limited, two-week run at movie theaters nationwide on Oct. 28.

The Sony Pictures film, crafted from hundred hours of rehearsal footage, is directed by longtime Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega, the "High School Musical" director who had been working with Jackson on the "This Is It" concerts. The movie will feature Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show as well as interviews with his friends and family.

Several of the fans who arrived when the line opened Friday brought chairs — one per person — and umbrellas for the long wait ahead of them. AEG, which operates the L.A. Live complex and organized the Jackson concerts, said that no tents, alcohol, cooking or boom boxes were permitted in line. Onsite monitors would issue passes for restroom and food breaks.

"It was a last-minute decision," said Trudy Miles, who was waiting in line with her daughters. "We were getting ready to go to the park, and my daughter texted me and told me the tickets were going on sell today. We were going to see it at the theater near our house, but we thought this would be special, so we loaded up the car with stuff and came down here."

People are already lining up to get tickets, but the tickets aren't coming out for another two days. Damn...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/09 at 4:28 am

The mayor of Vienna has admitted that the cancelled Michael Jackson tribute concert was badly organised.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 10/15/09 at 12:34 pm

So apparently, Mj's been nominated for 5 American Music Awards.

Heard that the AMA's are based on record sales and airplay, so I guess it makes sense.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 10/15/09 at 12:36 pm


So apparently, Mj's been nominated for 5 American Music Awards.

Heard that the AMA's are based on record sales and airplay, so I guess it makes sense.


It does make perfect sense!
This summer, record sales were smashed because of his death.
I personally think this is a good thing - but unfortunate that his death had to bring it all about.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 10/15/09 at 1:04 pm


It does make perfect sense!
This summer, record sales were smashed because of his death.
I personally think this is a good thing - but unfortunate that his death had to bring it all about.


what's unfortunate is we're gonna have to listen to Jermaine or LaToya accept them... apparently they are the official designated spokes people for the family  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 10/15/09 at 1:08 pm


what's unfortunate is we're gonna have to listen to Jermaine or LaToya accept them... apparently they are the official designated spokes people for the family  ::)


Well, I can handle Jermaine.
LaToya on the other hand 8-P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/16/09 at 7:36 pm

so if the surviving brothers do a concert tour, would it be inappropriate to rename the group The Jackson 4?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/09 at 1:15 pm

"This Is It" has now opened, has anyone seen it yet?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 11/04/09 at 8:41 am

I have. It was better than I had expected! A lot of major critics are responding positively to the film, some saying it should be nominated for an Oscar. :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 11/04/09 at 8:41 am

Also, MJ has the #1 movie and the #1 album this week. The King of Pop is more alive than ever!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 10:20 am

Joe Jackson (MJ's father) asks for an allowance from the estate of his late son Michael, saying the star supported him before he died.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Davester on 11/07/09 at 10:40 am


Joe Jackson (MJ's father) asks for an allowance from the estate of his late son Michael, saying the star supported him before he died.


  Not until he takes out the garbage and cleans his room...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 3:46 pm

Michael Jackson's personal doctor bought anaesthetic Propofol in Las Vegas and had it sent to Los Angeles, court papers show.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/22/09 at 9:17 pm

Gosh...Joe needs to get a life. And Dr. Murray...words fail me. Not that's not true. If I could say what I like about Murrass--oops, Murray--I'd get kicked off of here for excessive profanity.  >:( and being belligerent.

So I'll keep it to a low boom. He's an unintelligent clod and he robbed the world of one of it's greatest treasures. And that's about as nicely as I can put it before introducing four letter words.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/23/09 at 11:27 am

I saw that Michael Jackson won an award at the American Music Awards last night.  Jermaine and his son Jermajesty  ::)  picked it up on behalf of MJ.

I wonder if Michael will somehow win an AMA next year too? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 11/24/09 at 4:35 pm

He won 4 American Music Awards, breaking another record for winning the most AMAs (he now has 26) and for winning 4 awards posthumously. He won 4/5 awards he was nominated (lost Artist of the Year to Taylor Swift). Impressive, especially since his 2003 greatest hits compilation Number Ones won all the awards it was nominated for, beating out current albums. I personally have never seen that before.

By the way, apollonia, I love your siggy! ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/24/09 at 4:44 pm

Wow this thread now has 500 posts on it.  You usually don't see that in the Obits section.

Just another measure of how stupendous MJ was as a performer.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/01/09 at 9:17 pm


Wow this thread now has 500 posts on it.  You usually don't see that in the Obits section.

Just another measure of how stupendous MJ was as a performer.   :)


Because everybody loved him in the early '80s and then spent 25 years saying, "What the hell happened to this guy?"  I'll bet you dollars to donuts there's a "Michael Lives" movement brewing right now, just like Elvis.  I wonder when the first Michael sighting will be or when they'll publish the first conspiracy theory book about how the Arabs and the CIA had him whacked...

???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/05/09 at 7:09 am


Because everybody loved him in the early '80s and then spent 25 years saying, "What the hell happened to this guy?"  I'll bet you dollars to donuts there's a "Michael Lives" movement brewing right now, just like Elvis.  I wonder when the first Michael sighting will be or when they'll publish the first conspiracy theory book about how the Arabs and the CIA had him whacked...

???


Ya know, now that you mention it, there was this dude down at the local Toys 'R' Us the other day who looked an awful lot like Mike.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/05/09 at 7:17 pm


Ya know, now that you mention it, there was this dude down at the local Toys 'R' Us the other day who looked an awful lot like Mike.


Jeffrey the Giraffe is next.  He used to hang out at Jacko's joint.  Knows too much.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/09/09 at 11:12 am


Because everybody loved him in the early '80s and then spent 25 years saying, "What the hell happened to this guy?"  I'll bet you dollars to donuts there's a "Michael Lives" movement brewing right now, just like Elvis.  I wonder when the first Michael sighting will be or when they'll publish the first conspiracy theory book about how the Arabs and the CIA had him whacked...

???



I read something in one of the tabloids decades ago that Michael & LaToya were one in the same person.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: karen on 12/09/09 at 6:08 pm



I read something in one of the tabloids decades ago that Michael & LaToya were one in the same person.



Cat


I read the same thing

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/09/09 at 11:12 pm

I've read that Michael and Latoya was the same person, Michael and Janet, and Michael and Diana Ross.  ::)

Ridiculous..

Who knows, maybe at one time Michael and me were the same person!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 12/09/09 at 11:17 pm


I've read that Michael and Latoya was the same person, Michael and Janet, and Michael and Diana Ross.  ::)

Ridiculous..

I agree. ::)



Who knows, maybe at one time Michael and me were the same person!  ;D

Well, in 1984, a rapper by the name of Rockwell recorded a song called "Somebody's Watching Me" and they thought he was really MJ! ::) Truth is, MJ was only providing noticeable vocals on the chorus of that song.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 12/09/09 at 11:20 pm



Well, in 1984, a rapper by the name of Rockwell recorded a song called "Somebody's Watching Me" and they thought he was really MJ! ::) Truth is, MJ was only providing noticeable vocals on the chorus of that song.


The only reason Michael appeared on that song is because Rockwell was Berry Gordy's Son. ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 12/09/09 at 11:24 pm


The only reason Michael appeared on that song is because Rockwell was Berry Gordy's Son. ;)

...which makes perfect sense. I knew that part.

And Michael was already making lots of records with Motown at the time...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/09/09 at 11:30 pm

Jermaine was also on that song. I know Michael wouldn't have sung the doo-wop if Jermaine wasn't Berry's son-in-law.

I love that song anyway. But I loved it before I knew MJ was on it, but it was because of the chorus, so I probably do like it because Michael was on it.

But Rockwell was cute in the video. (Even though the video looks like a low-budget version of Thriller)  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Tam on 12/09/09 at 11:32 pm


Jermaine was also on that song. I know Michael wouldn't have sung the doo-wop if Jermaine wasn't Berry's son-in-law.

I love that song anyway. But I loved it before I knew MJ was on it, but it was because of the chorus, so I probably do like it because Michael was on it.

But Rockwell was cute in the video. (Even though the video looks like a low-budget version of Thriller)  ::)


I liked Rockwell's low budget Jheri Curl! Hahaha!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/10/09 at 2:43 pm


The only reason Michael appeared on that song is because Rockwell was Berry Gordy's Son. ;)


That's the only reason Rockwell appeared either!
8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD21JDMp86c

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/10/09 at 6:18 pm

Rockwell rocked.

Well.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/15/09 at 12:33 am

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/epic-fail-price-tag-fail.jpg

I got this feeling... somebody wasn't watching that.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/15/09 at 8:07 pm


http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/epic-fail-price-tag-fail.jpg

I got this feeling... somebody wasn't watching that.


Why did Michael Jackson go to Walmart?

Too soon?
???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/17/09 at 5:18 pm

Too Soon Max!  >:(  But I forgive you.  ::)

Looks like that tag if for the Off the Wall album.  Weird, all the albums here at the Walmart at 7 dollars and up. I bought Dangerous for a friend as a gift, and it was 7. I also got the TII soundtrack for like 10 something. 

I reserved my copy of TII the dvd, but at another store. I have no idea what it costs. LMAO.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/18/09 at 9:44 pm


Too Soon Max!  >:(  But I forgive you.  ::)

Looks like that tag if for the Off the Wall album.  Weird, all the albums here at the Walmart at 7 dollars and up. I bought Dangerous for a friend as a gift, and it was 7. I also got the TII soundtrack for like 10 something. 

I reserved my copy of TII the dvd, but at another store. I have no idea what it costs. LMAO.


"Off the Wall" and "Thriller" will always be awesome records.  Michael was great when Michael was Michael. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/09 at 5:29 am

A Michael Jackson tribute concert in London next year is in doubt after the Austrian company organising it dissolves.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/01/10 at 8:47 pm

^^Jermaine REALLY needs to stop planning and cancelling events!^^

If he wants to sully his own name, that's fine, but he's dragging Michael and the rest of the Jacksons along with him everytime he lies.

If they want to do something right, hand it over to Tito or Marlon. Marlon is charismatic and Tito is so serious. Either one would be better than Jermaine cause he's crawling in 100 different directions trying to revive his DOA career. We remember Lets Get Serious. Do we remember anything there after? Nope.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nondiva234 on 01/02/10 at 3:28 am


^^Jermaine REALLY needs to stop planning and cancelling events!^^

If he wants to sully his own name, that's fine, but he's dragging Michael and the rest of the Jacksons along with him everytime he lies.

If they want to do something right, hand it over to Tito or Marlon. Marlon is charismatic and Tito is so serious. Either one would be better than Jermaine cause he's crawling in 100 different directions trying to revive his DOA career. We remember Lets Get Serious. Do we remember anything there after? Nope.  ;D


Well, if you count his appearance on the controversial Celebrity Big Brother 2007, then...;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Bobby on 01/02/10 at 7:54 am

I'm pretty late in saying R.I.P to Jacko. Poor bloke thought he could do a massive amount of tour dates with a string of 'groupies' trying to take him for everything he was worth. Jackson had his flaws like everyone but he really gave his best creatively!  8)

I love the song/video 'Somebody's watching me' by Rockwell. It catches that claustrophobic feel quite well.


Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/10 at 8:00 am


I'm pretty late in saying R.I.P to Jacko. Poor bloke thought he could do a massive amount of tour dates with a string of 'groupies' trying to take him for everything he was worth. Jackson had his flaws like everyone but he really gave his best creatively!  8)

I love the song/video 'Somebody's watching me' by Rockwell. It catches that claustrophobic feel quite well.



Hi Bobby.

Even after a half a year since MJ's passing, I find that people are still willing to talk about the major saddest event and the legacy MJ has left behind.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Bobby on 01/02/10 at 8:45 am


http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/epic-fail-price-tag-fail.jpg

I got this feeling... somebody wasn't watching that.


Ha ha.  ;D

k.

Yeah, Phil. He was one of the last of the big entertainers. In a way, it was fitting that his death caused as much controversy as his life.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/11/10 at 10:15 pm


Well, if you count his appearance on the controversial Celebrity Big Brother 2007, then...;D


I totally don't because wasn't LaToya on that show before him anyway? Can't the man be original, just once?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: karen on 01/12/10 at 6:49 am


I totally don't because wasn't LaToya on that show before him anyway? Can't the man be original, just once?


Jermaine was first in the UK at least

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/18/10 at 2:44 pm


Jermaine was first in the UK at least


Yuck!  8-P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/18/10 at 2:57 pm

I just read that LaToya Jackson's handlers are trying to get her considered to be Simon Cowell's replacement next season when he's gone.

I do not know what amazes me more.  That she thinks she has a shot at this, or the fact that she has "handlers".  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 01/18/10 at 4:12 pm




I do not know what amazes me more.  That she thinks she has a shot at this, or the fact that she has "handlers".   ::)




Oh, she has to have handlers.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 01/18/10 at 4:16 pm


I just read that LaToya Jackson's handlers are trying to get her considered to be Simon Cowell's replacement next season when he's gone.

I do not know what amazes me more.  That she thinks she has a shot at this, or the fact that she has "handlers".   ::)


I don't think she has the chance.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/25/10 at 8:22 pm

Really, what does Latoya know about singing, other than it's that thing she CAN'T do.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/10 at 1:46 am

Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter of the pop singer, US media reports say.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/03/10 at 9:00 am


Really, what does Latoya know about singing, other than it's that thing she CAN'T do.  ;D


She can sing. Badly.

;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 02/03/10 at 12:18 pm


Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter of the pop singer, US media reports say.

Yes, I heard about that on the news this morning. And now it may be reaching a conclusion very soon.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 02/04/10 at 12:19 pm

Yep, Dr. Conrad Murray admits he injected that sedative stuff into MJ that eventually killed him. Now Murray is expected to turn himself in tomorrow.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20341634,00.html

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/06/10 at 10:02 pm


Yep, Dr. Conrad Murray admits he injected that sedative stuff into MJ that eventually killed him. Now Murray is expected to turn himself in tomorrow.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20341634,00.html


Did this azzhole intern with Jack Kevorkian or something?
::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/07/10 at 12:53 am

People are planning celebrations about Murrass--oops, Murray--being charged on Monday.

I know, I've been invited to three different ones.  ;)

I hope he gets what he deserves, which is about as mild as I can keep it without being tossed off the board for foul language.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/07/10 at 8:04 am


People are planning celebrations about Murrass--oops, Murray--being charged on Monday.

I know, I've been invited to three different ones.  ;)

I hope he gets what he deserves, which is about as mild as I can keep it without being tossed off the board for foul language.  ::)


I wonder if the celebrations will include an MJ impersonator dancing on top of a SUV outside the court building? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/07/10 at 6:34 pm

^^ ;D^^

It just may happen. I know several MJ tribute artists from around the world. It could very well happen.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: karen on 02/08/10 at 2:35 pm


Yep, Dr. Conrad Murray admits he injected that sedative stuff into MJ that eventually killed him. Now Murray is expected to turn himself in tomorrow.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20341634,00.html


He has been charged with involuntary manslaughter

He still hasn't turned himself in

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100208/ap_on_en_mu/us_michael_jackson_doctor

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/08/10 at 8:17 pm

He turned himself in and had the audacity to please not guilty.

He injected Michael and neglected him and as a result he died.


I hope they throw that ass under the jailhouse. And I'm being extremely nice right now.  >:(

The fans are cussing up little storms right now about this.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/15/10 at 1:26 pm

OH my GAWD!

I was on an MJ site and found the pic of MJ to end all pics! :

http://i46.tinypic.com/5u4woz.jpg

Michael Jackson with Cary Grant! It doesnt get any damn better than that! I mean this is better than if I found a pic of Michael naked! I mean I love this, My fave person ever and my fave actor? I'm dying! Judging from Michael's appearance this had to be late 85, early 86 right before Cary passed away (Cary died in Nov 86)


Yeah, and Latoya snuck into the pic too.  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/20/10 at 1:28 pm


OH my GAWD!


Michael Jackson with Cary Grant! It doesnt get any damn better than that! I mean this is better than if I found a pic of Michael naked!


Alrighty then!
:-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/20/10 at 10:15 pm

LMAO. Sorry about Max, it was late and I post weird things from lack of sleep.

But I regert none of it!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/22/10 at 12:24 am


LMAO. Sorry about Max, it was late and I post weird things from lack of sleep.

But I regert none of it!  ;D


Hey, to each her own!
;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/22/10 at 7:36 am

I wonder if the MJ estate will get a cut of royalties from "We Are The World 2010" ? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/22/10 at 12:49 pm


I wonder if the MJ estate will get a cut of royalties from "We Are The World 2010" ? ???


I haven't even listened to that.  Does it use the original song at all?  If it does, the Jackson estate could very well be entitled royalties.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/22/10 at 1:59 pm


I haven't even listened to that.  Does it use the original song at all?  If it does, the Jackson estate could very well be entitled royalties.


I've heard it once.  It more or less uses the original song, perhaps some lyrics were modified a tad.  I know that there is a rap section at one point (I think Little Wayne, meybe?) and Wyclef Jean sings some in French I think.

The song is opened by Justin Beiber  8-P , which pretty much turned me off to the whole thang. 

Oh yeah... they also recycle some footage and vocals of MJ, thus my post.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/22/10 at 7:59 pm

That WATW25 is a travesty set to music. I think there was less noise when Hiroshima blew up. Just awful. I wouldn't want a cut from that. But I know that Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie probably will because they penned the original. (Not to mention looked great in original video) It's funny, there's a pile of singers in the new video and not ONE do I like. Not a single one.


Pull out a picture of the origianl recording, and I can name nearly all that I like!  ;D

Show's where music has gone.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/23/10 at 8:13 pm

Prince got left out of the first one.  Did he make it into this one?
???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 02/23/10 at 8:16 pm


Prince got left out of the first one.  Did he make it into this one?
???



nope.... but Tony Bennett did  8-P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/24/10 at 9:57 pm


nope.... but Tony Bennett did  8-P


For some reason I can't figure out, people LOVE Tony Bennett generation after generation, like Tom Jones.  I can't figure it out.  It's not just for irony's sake either!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 02/24/10 at 9:59 pm


For some reason I can't figure out, people LOVE Tony Bennett generation after generation, like Tom Jones.  I can't figure it out.  It's not just for irony's sake either!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif



I don't get it either.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/25/10 at 8:52 am


For some reason I can't figure out, people LOVE Tony Bennett generation after generation, like Tom Jones.  I can't figure it out.  It's not just for irony's sake either!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif



What are your thoughts on Englebert Humperdink, Max? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 02/25/10 at 10:51 am

When in L.A. we visited Forest Lawn Cemetery where Michael and a host of stars are interred.  Pretty nice place and amazing how unpretentious the markings are.  They are very guarded though, and Michael is in the Mausoleum.  You have to have a family member buried in the Mausoleum to go in.  That is a good idea, or else it would end up like Jim Morrisons grave.  We were able to take a gander at  Walt Disney, Errol Flynn, Dorothy Dandridge, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Clara Bow, and a few others.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/25/10 at 11:05 am


When in L.A. we visited Forest Lawn Cemetery where Michael and a host of stars are interred.  Pretty nice place and amazing how unpretentious the markings are.  They are very guarded though, and Michael is in the Mausoleum.  You have to have a family member buried in the Mausoleum to go in.  That is a good idea, or else it would end up like Jim Morrisons grave.  We were able to take a gander at  Walt Disney, Errol Flynn, Dorothy Dandridge, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Clara Bow, and a few others.


I can't say I blame them.  MJ's grave site would be a total mess every day if they didn't protect it.  It pissed me off the way Morrison's fans would desecrate his grave with graffiti and litter.  One kid left a six-pack there for "Jim."  Do you think Mr. Mojo Risin' ever wants to see another six-pack?  There's a reason he didn't live to see thirty (I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer!).  He'd probably tell that kid to lay off the booze and the drugs.  I've seen people dying of hepatitis and blood poisoning.  It's not sexy, it's not romantic.  It's miserable and horrifying!
:o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/25/10 at 11:15 am


I can't say I blame them.  MJ's grave site would be a total mess every day if they didn't protect it.  It pissed me off the way Morrison's fans would desecrate his grave with graffiti and litter.  One kid left a six-pack there for "Jim."  Do you think Mr. Mojo Risin' ever wants to see another six-pack?  There's a reason he didn't live to see thirty (I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer!).  He'd probably tell that kid to lay off the booze and the drugs.  I've seen people dying of hepatitis and blood poisoning.  It's not sexy, it's not romantic.  It's miserable and horrifying!
:o



They're supposed to simply perform a libation, pouring beer on the ground to honor their fallen hero.  Best done with a 40.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Jessica on 02/25/10 at 1:23 pm


When in L.A. we visited Forest Lawn Cemetery where Michael and a host of stars are interred.  Pretty nice place and amazing how unpretentious the markings are.  They are very guarded though, and Michael is in the Mausoleum.  You have to have a family member buried in the Mausoleum to go in.  That is a good idea, or else it would end up like Jim Morrisons grave.  We were able to take a gander at  Walt Disney, Errol Flynn, Dorothy Dandridge, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Clara Bow, and a few others.


I think they're like that all over Hollywood/L.A.  When we went to Los Angeles in 2008, my sister wanted to go see her idol's (Marilyn Monroe) grave/crypt/whatever.  There were several places you couldn't go in that cemetery unless you were a family member.  I forget who was buried in those places, but you couldn't get in.  Still got to see quite a few other graves, including Jack Lemmon, Mel Torme, Rodney Dangerfield, Walter Matthau, and Dean Martin.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/25/10 at 1:42 pm


I think they're like that all over Hollywood/L.A.  When we went to Los Angeles in 2008, my sister wanted to go see her idol's (Marilyn Monroe) grave/crypt/whatever.  There were several places you couldn't go in that cemetery unless you were a family member.  I forget who was buried in those places, but you couldn't get in.  Still got to see quite a few other graves, including Jack Lemmon, Mel Torme, Rodney Dangerfield, Walter Matthau, and Dean Martin.


When the day comes that I get planted, I'll be in Picksburgh's closest thing to a "celebrity cemetary".

Family plot is in Homewood Cemetary, "home" to luminaries like H.J. Heinz (ketchup magnate), David Clark (Clark Bar magnate), Henry Clay Frick (industrialist and crony of Andrew Carnegie), and Pie Traynor (Hall of Famer baseball player).

They let you visit any grave you want, if you dare go into the Homewood neighborhood, which is about as "hood" as it gets in the Burgh.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/25/10 at 4:10 pm

I'm not all to familiar with Morrison, but I'd never leave a sixer on a persons' grave. I've sene the inside of Michael's masoleum and it looks like a chapel. It's a wonderful resting place for him.  :)

Is Michael in the same cemetary was silent star Rudolph Valentino? I know it's random, but if I got to visit Michael, I'd like to visit Rudy too.  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/26/10 at 8:17 am


I'm not all to familiar with Morrison, but I'd never leave a sixer on a persons' grave. I've sene the inside of Michael's masoleum and it looks like a chapel. It's a wonderful resting place for him.  :)


I wonder if at the chapel, they play pipe-organ versions of MJ's big hits? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/28/10 at 12:20 pm


I wonder if at the chapel, they play pipe-organ versions of MJ's big hits? ???


Hi, from what I've heard, once a week, Jermaine has arranged for a string quartet to come in and play some of Michael's hits for passers-by and mourners.











You do know, I'm pulling your leg. LOL.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/01/10 at 12:43 am


When the day comes that I get planted, I'll be in Picksburgh's closest thing to a "celebrity cemetary".

Family plot is in Homewood Cemetary, "home" to luminaries like H.J. Heinz (ketchup magnate), David Clark (Clark Bar magnate), Henry Clay Frick (industrialist and crony of Andrew Carnegie), and Pie Traynor (Hall of Famer baseball player).

They let you visit any grave you want, if you dare go into the Homewood neighborhood, which is about as "hood" as it gets in the Burgh.   ;D


I'll leave some John C. Holmes flicks on your headstone!
8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 03/01/10 at 4:57 am


I'm not all to familiar with Morrison, but I'd never leave a sixer on a persons' grave. I've sene the inside of Michael's masoleum and it looks like a chapel. It's a wonderful resting place for him.  :)

Is Michael in the same cemetary was silent star Rudolph Valentino? I know it's random, but if I got to visit Michael, I'd like to visit Rudy too.  ;)


Rudolph Valentino and a lot of others are in "Hollywood Forever"  Now that is one great cemetery.  We went there on on our last trip, it is behind the old Paramount Studios.  You can walk up to a lot of celebrity graves. This is a great website for looking up where our loved ones are

www.findagrave.com/

To get to right to Hollywood Forever go here

www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=8033

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/01/10 at 8:01 am


I'll leave some John C. Holmes flicks on your headstone!
8)



Well by the time I pass on, maybe there will be a multimedia kiosk at my mausoleum.  You'd be able to watch a video retrospective of my life, research my archived inthe00s.com posts, and watch a few of my favorite films.  8)

Make sure to leave some Richard Pacheco flicks too, Max.  He hails from Picksburgh's Taylor-Allderdice high school.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/02/10 at 7:08 pm


Well by the time I pass on, maybe there will be a multimedia kiosk at my mausoleum.  You'd be able to watch a video retrospective of my life, research my archived inthe00s.com posts, and watch a few of my favorite films.  8)

Make sure to leave some Richard Pacheco flicks too, Max.  He hails from Picksburgh's Taylor-Allderdice high school.   ;D

According the Wikipedia entry, he was '66 class president and studied to be a rabbi before entering his adult movie career.  He quit because of the AIDS epidemic.  Pacheco is still alive, Holmes is not!  I did see "The Candy Stripers," (directed by Bob Chinn, heh heh)  but in the weird psychedelic fashion of scrambled cable signal back in the early '80s.  What was I gonna do? -- Say, "Ma, can we subscribe to Preview so I can watch skin flicks at two in the morning?"  Ah, these kids today with their Internet thingies, they're so spoiled; they could never appreciate all the finagling and make-do I had to cook up just to see a little pr0n!
:P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/04/10 at 12:17 am

Hey Max, for a minute when Iwas reading your post I thoight you meant MJ was studying to be a rabbi. I was like "say what now?" LMAO.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/04/10 at 11:13 pm


Hey Max, for a minute when Iwas reading your post I thoight you meant MJ was studying to be a rabbi. I was like "say what now?" LMAO.


He was a Jehova's Witness!  Imagine Michael going door-to-door.  "Lemme tell ya about the Lord, lemme sell you the Watchtower, hee-hu!"

:-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/07/10 at 11:58 am

Michael actually did go door to door from the time he was a kid to till right before Thriller took off.  :) I kinda wish he'd come to my house. I know I usually slam the door on the JWs, but hello, Michael Jackson>? He's coming in!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/17/10 at 4:49 pm

Michael (well, his estate's executors) just signed a $200MM-$250MM recording contract with Sony Records.

Michael is bigger than ever!!!!!  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 03/17/10 at 6:37 pm


Michael (well, his estate's executors) just signed a $200MM-$250MM recording contract with Sony Records.

Michael is bigger than ever!!!!!  :)


Wow,that sure is a lot of dough.  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/17/10 at 7:00 pm


Wow,that sure is a lot of dough.  :o


I know!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 03/17/10 at 7:16 pm

So what will they do with it?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 03/17/10 at 7:19 pm


So what will they do with it?


give Jaafar some money to buy more tasers  ::) 

http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/02/michael-jackson-stun-gun-blanket-childrens-services-jaafar-katherine-jackson-dcfs-taser/

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 03/18/10 at 6:39 am


give Jaafar some money to buy more tasers  ::) 

http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/02/michael-jackson-stun-gun-blanket-childrens-services-jaafar-katherine-jackson-dcfs-taser/


That's ridiculous.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/18/10 at 2:07 pm


So what will they do with it?



Anything they want.



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 03/19/10 at 6:41 am



Anything they want.



Cat


I bet they'll do more exploiting.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 03/19/10 at 4:06 pm



Anything they want.



Cat


they can't buy michael more time...but they can pretty much buy anything else they want.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/25/10 at 4:26 pm

That record deal makes me damnded proud to be an MJ fan.  ;D


Now if they'd just putting the stuff on the market, I can take a running start and get it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 04/11/10 at 12:25 pm

They really need to release the Bad tour on DVD along with some of his other tours. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/11/10 at 2:39 pm

Hey Starde.

Bootlegs of the Bad tour have been floating around for YEARS. There are some ebay, and I have a friend that makes copes like SUPER CHEAP.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/11/10 at 6:46 pm


Hey Starde.

Bootlegs of the Bad tour have been floating around for YEARS. There are some ebay, and I have a friend that makes copes like SUPER CHEAP.  :)


I have The Bad Cd.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/12/10 at 10:22 am

That's nice Howard.

I have the Bad CD from 87, the special edition of the Bad cd from 2003, The re-release of the Bad cd single, and the Bad vinyl.  ;)


Um, and a Bad T-shirt.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/12/10 at 6:51 pm


That's nice Howard.

I have the Bad CD from 87, the special edition of the Bad cd from 2003, The re-release of the Bad cd single, and the Bad vinyl.  ;)


Um, and a Bad T-shirt.



special edition of the Bad CD?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 04/16/10 at 1:53 pm



special edition of the Bad CD?  ???


Yeah, a special edition of Bad was released in 2001 which included a few previously unreleased tracks and commentary in addition to the original track listing of the album. This is the only version of the Bad album I own. 8)

Hey Starde.

Bootlegs of the Bad tour have been floating around for YEARS. There are some ebay, and I have a friend that makes copes like SUPER CHEAP. :)


Oh I know Apollonia. ;) But I'm just waiting and hoping for an official DVD release of the Bad tour. They should also release the Victory tour and HIStory tour as well. ;D  

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/16/10 at 2:11 pm

Does anyone own MJ's HIStory CD?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/16/10 at 10:27 pm

@Starde: I'd love to see an official release of something Victory. I have a bootleg of them in Dallad and Michael was sensational, and the dance Marlon did during "Shake Your Body" made me choke on my soda.  :) I have bootlegs from just about the MJ solo tours. The best History tours are the ones from Munich, Copnehagen and Seoul.

@Howard: Did you REALLY just ask that question?  ::)  I have it.  8) I love that album. I used to have it on cassette and got it on cd a few years ago.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/16/10 at 11:06 pm


@Starde: I'd love to see an official release of something Victory. I have a bootleg of them in Dallad and Michael was sensational, and the dance Marlon did during "Shake Your Body" made me choke on my soda.  :) I have bootlegs from just about the MJ solo tours. The best History tours are the ones from Munich, Copnehagen and Seoul.

@Howard: Did you REALLY just ask that question?  ::)  I have it.  8) I love that album. I used to have it on cassette and got it on cd a few years ago.


When Howard asks a question, you can be sure he really asked it.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/glasses9.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 04/17/10 at 3:31 pm


Does anyone own MJ's HIStory CD?  ???


I do. It's definitely one of his most underrated albums and also is most angriest I've noticed. It's a good album. 8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/17/10 at 6:22 pm


I do. It's definitely one of his most underrated albums and also is most angriest I've noticed. It's a good album. 8)


So true, But i really liked that Michael got down to the nitty gritty. It was exciting for me as a child to see this skinny, shy and sweet mand kicking booties and naming names.  DS is the s best cut, next to YANA. And Childhood is my personal anthem.

And Howard, what MJ albums do you have?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/18/10 at 6:45 am


So true, But i really liked that Michael got down to the nitty gritty. It was exciting for me as a child to see this skinny, shy and sweet mand kicking booties and naming names.  DS is the s best cut, next to YANA. And Childhood is my personal anthem.

And Howard, what MJ albums do you have?


Bad,Thriller,Dangerous,Off the Wall,some Jacksons cds one from 1976 and The 1984 one and Janet Jackson.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/18/10 at 6:14 pm

:o

Howie! You have the Victory CD? Where did you get it, do you know where I can find it?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/18/10 at 6:25 pm

I'd like to see a mega-album released which contains every song that Michael ever recorded.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/18/10 at 7:05 pm


:o

Howie! You have the Victory CD? Where did you get it, do you know where I can find it?


http://thinningtheherd.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/jacksons-victory.jpg


Oh you mean this one from 1984?^

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/19/10 at 2:10 pm

LOL.

@Lyric:  Buy This:

http://www.mjdvd.net/images/MICHAEL%20JACKSON%20Ultimate%20Collection%20DVD%20Box%20Set.jpg

It's a retrospective of Michael's entire career (as of 2004, the release year) and include hits from J5, the Jacksons, MJ as a solo artist, plus some unreleased tracks and a dvd of Michael Live from Romania. It has 4 cds and the one DVD  I have this and it was 65 dollars at the time I bought it. There is also the unauthorized Ultimate Collection--the one above is the legitimate one--

http://www.mjdvd.net/images/MICHAEL%20JACKSON%20Ultimate%20Collection%2032%20DVD.jpg
This has 34 dvds of various footage from concerts, etc and a cd with all his songs on it. I got it for 72 dollars off of ebay. And there's a miillion of them on there.

@Howard: HELL YES! I want that album because Totrue and Body are the JAMS!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/23/10 at 9:44 pm

April 25th makes 10 months since Michael went to Heaven.

I can't beleive it.  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 04/23/10 at 10:42 pm


April 25th makes 10 months since Michael went to Heaven.

I can't beleive it.  :(

And in two months, it'll be a whole year. :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/10 at 11:25 pm


April 25th makes 10 months since Michael went to Heaven.

I can't beleive it.  :(


And Michael has by far the longest thread on Celebrity Heaven!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/24/10 at 6:33 am


April 25th makes 10 months since Michael went to Heaven.

I can't beleive it.  :(



Wow,I know,time flies.  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/10 at 6:41 am



Wow,I know,time flies.  :(
I can remember watching the live news reports very well.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/24/10 at 7:26 am


I can remember watching the live news reports very well.


I was on the bus coming home that day.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/10 at 7:30 am


I was on the bus coming home that day.
It was around 10pm, I was at home watching BBC News 24 to catch the latest on Farrah Fawcett (she had died the very same day) and Breaking News came up of MJ being rushed into hospital.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/24/10 at 8:30 am

I can remember launching this thread on that fateful day.

It is a tribute to the King of Pop that his obit thread is the longest one in the Celebrity Heaven board, with the exception of the Celebrity Birthdays thread.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/24/10 at 6:56 pm


It was around 10pm, I was at home watching BBC News 24 to catch the latest on Farrah Fawcett (she had died the very same day) and Breaking News came up of MJ being rushed into hospital.


I was on the bus that afternoon coming home and my Mother was on the phone and told me "Michael Jackson's Dead"

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/24/10 at 8:19 pm

I remember that day. I was in dialysis at the time Farrah's death broke. And I disctinctly remember saying "Thank God it wasn't Michael"

Then I came home and took a nap. Around 4:30 my dad woke me up and said his friend called him and said Michael had died. I was kind of in shock and not beleiving, iI like knocked my father out the way, ran into his room and turned to the news channel. At first they were sayin Michael was in a coma. So I was literally arguing with my dad "He's not dead, he's just in a coma, he'll be okay" I remember I was scared, but I was also calm too.

And then it came in that Mifchael had indeed died. And I remember starting to cry and wanting to be alone, so I went to my room and had my cry. And my dad came in later tryin g tro feed me. I have no idea in hell why he thinks food will makle me stop crying, (You should have seen all the food tossed at me while my mother was sick) And then to add salt to the wound,  I whined that I wouldn't be able to see Michael in concert and then my dad--trying to be nice--offered to take me to a Prince conert.  ??? Yeah, Prince. A pygmy that can't dance anymore.

But I had to pull myself together. People were literally losing thier minds. Like 7 fans commited suicide. I cried one night and haven't cried since. I feel it's better for me to be strong and to help other fans, than to wallow in pity.


The only thing I hate is that the ONLY reason I agreed to dialysis was because my dad promised to take me to see Michael. I still say if I had known just 2 months later he'd be gone, I probably would have declidened and not have had all the surgeries and crap in the first place. I literally did it all to et to go see Michael Jackson.

Now the closest I'll get to him is probably marrying a tribute artist.  :)

But I do know one thing, if the rest of the Jacksons can get thier crap together, I'll gamely go see them. I wanna at least see Marlon!

But I'm over it, the sorrow part, I try my best to live, which is what I know Michael would have wanted and I have had several people tell me that Michael would be proud to have me as a fan and that makes me satisfied.  ;D

But ten months without Michael..Gosh.  Even Dion, who is looney as a road lizard over his idol Prince realizes how big MJ is to me, and was genuinely saddened by the loss of Michael.

I think most of the world is.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/25/10 at 10:22 am


I was on the bus that afternoon coming home and my Mother was on the phone and told me "Michael Jackson's Dead"


You are not one of those guys who talks loudly on your cell phone while on the bus now are you? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/25/10 at 11:03 am


You are not one of those guys who talks loudly on your cell phone while on the bus now are you? ???


Tsk tisk, LB, that's the whole point in having a cell phone!  Everybody in the vicinity needs to know you're getting a Grande Mocha and breaking up with your boyfriend!
:D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 04/25/10 at 11:56 am

Holy f***, I can't believe it's been 10 months and it's almost a year ago! :o :\'( Jesus...I remember that day like it happened a month ago. Holy crap! My God, time goes by way too fast. Damn... I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. Wow... Bfore you know it, we'll be saying "Remember when MJ died 10 years ago?". Damn, this is so weird... :(

I wonder what they're going to do on the 1 year anniversary...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/25/10 at 1:08 pm

Hey Starde.

I know that several fan clubs will be holding things like vigils. Now whether or not a world wide sorrt of tyhing will be broadcast, has yet to be seen. And we're all still kind of waiting on Papoer-Mache head Jermaine to do an official tribute. Because the one at the Grammys was freaking awful. I mean you got ever recording artist under the sun and that's what they threw together? Really?

Gosh.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 04/25/10 at 1:30 pm


I'm gonna be watching my season one of Charlie's Angels plus six additional eps from seasons 3 and 4  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/25/10 at 5:05 pm

I  remember waking and hearing about it on the net, and thought that this was some sick practical joke, done by someone, or a hoax.

Unfortunately, it wasn't.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/25/10 at 6:51 pm


You are not one of those guys who talks loudly on your cell phone while on the bus now are you? ???


No,I was on the bus and with the loud bus ride,my phone rang and my Mother told me That Michael Jackson passed away and I wanted to scream but didn't want to scare the people on the crowded bus so I talked as softly as possible.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/25/10 at 6:52 pm


Holy f***, I can't believe it's been 10 months and it's almost a year ago! :o :\'( Jesus...I remember that day like it happened a month ago. Holy crap! My God, time goes by way too fast. Damn... I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. Wow... Bfore you know it, we'll be saying "Remember when MJ died 10 years ago?". Damn, this is so weird... :(

I wonder what they're going to do on the 1 year anniversary...



They could have another tribute.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/25/10 at 9:03 pm


I'm gonna be watching my season one of Charlie's Angels plus six additional eps from seasons 3 and 4   :\'(


I didn't know Charlie's Angels   were on DVD... My cop show if choice is Miami Vice...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 04/25/10 at 10:45 pm


I didn't know Charlie's Angels   were on DVD... My cop show if choice is Miami Vice...



just the first 4 seasons.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/26/10 at 12:45 am



just the first 4 seasons.


Then you get Farrah Fawcett, and that's the important part! 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/26/10 at 11:33 am

I was never that big a fan of Farrah...she was before my time. (And like I said, Miami Vice was my ish!) My boyfriend's mom  actually hates her, funny story. In the 70s his mom, a gorgeous lady, tried the Farrah Fawcett flip and all the perming and flicking and hot rollers made her hair fall out. So she looked like Yul Brenner in lipstick for a while. LMAO.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 04/26/10 at 12:55 pm


I was never that big a fan of Farrah...she was before my time. (And like I said, Miami Vice was my ish!) My boyfriend's mom  actually hates her, funny story. In the 70s his mom, a gorgeous lady, tried the Farrah Fawcett flip and all the perming and flicking and hot rollers made her hair fall out. So she looked like Yul Brenner in lipstick for a while. LMAO.


that poor woman!

I highly reccommend season one of chucks chucks so u can see just how charismatic Farrah was!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/26/10 at 2:34 pm


I was never that big a fan of Farrah...she was before my time. (And like I said, Miami Vice was my ish!) My boyfriend's mom  actually hates her, funny story. In the 70s his mom, a gorgeous lady, tried the Farrah Fawcett flip and all the perming and flicking and hot rollers made her hair fall out. So she looked like Yul Brenner in lipstick for a while. LMAO.


I agree with you apollonia1986.  Farrah was vastly overrated.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 04/26/10 at 3:34 pm


I agree with you apollonia1986.  Farrah was vastly overrated.


NOT! She was very charasmatic. and kicked ass in movies like Burning Bed and Extremities..... Ryan O'Neal killed her spirit.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/26/10 at 5:31 pm


I agree with you apollonia1986.  Farrah was vastly overrated.


Oh, like you DIDN'T have that Farrah poster in your bedroom!

Or were you more of of a Bo Derek kinda guy?
8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/26/10 at 6:21 pm


Oh, like you DIDN'T have that Farrah poster in your bedroom!

Or were you more of of a Bo Derek kinda guy?
8)


I didn't need the Farrah poster.  I already had a quite fetching Linda Ronstadt album cover.  :P

Bo Derek?  Meh, she never did it for me.  8-P

Now Farra was indeed quite hot.  But I always felt that she was waaaaay overrated as an actress.  But she was a founding cast member of the "Jiggle TV Era" and for that I have to give her props.  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/26/10 at 6:59 pm

Okay, burning bed was pretty good. I'll admit. Cause when she lit that man up I was yelling "burn baby burn!"  ;D

But back on Michael...did the two of them ever meet? I think it would have been funny because I know Michael had his eccentric side and Farrah in her reality show was nutty as a fruit cake.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/27/10 at 5:27 am


Oh, like you DIDN'T have that Farrah poster in your bedroom!

Or were you more of of a Bo Derek kinda guy?
8)


Both of them had some sort of sexuality in them.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: philbo on 04/27/10 at 12:03 pm



special edition of the Bad CD?  ???

The one with these lyrics

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/27/10 at 2:43 pm


The one with these lyrics


HAHA,Thanks Philbo.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/27/10 at 8:48 pm


Both of them had some sort of sexuality in them.


Mine...or so I wished!
8)

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Written By: snozberries on 04/27/10 at 8:49 pm


Mine...or so I wished!
8)


both of them?  ???  Interesting!  ;)

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Written By: LyricBoy on 04/27/10 at 9:06 pm


both of them?  ???  Interesting!  ;)


Yes... Max would have partied with both of them...  :P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/28/10 at 1:03 am


Yes... Max would have partied with both of them...   :P


Well, I wouldn't have said no!

A. Bo Diddley.
Q. What does John Derek call foreplay?

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Written By: Howard on 04/28/10 at 6:40 am


Yes... Max would have partied with both of them...   :P


I would to join the orgy party too.  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 04/28/10 at 7:27 pm


Yes... Max would have partied with both of them...   :P

Cool!!!

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/28/10 at 8:22 pm


I would to join the orgy party too.  ;)


Only if you bring Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/thinkerg.gif

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Written By: snozberries on 04/28/10 at 8:43 pm


Only if you bring Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/thinkerg.gif


what about cheryl ladd?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/28/10 at 9:37 pm


what about cheryl ladd?


Isn't she retired? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 04/28/10 at 9:38 pm


Isn't she retired? ???


not really she acts every now and then.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 04/29/10 at 6:26 am

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/04/29/2010-04-29_aphrodite_jones_defends_michael_jackson_and_blames_king_of_pop_foes_for_his_deat.html

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/30/10 at 4:03 pm

That chick is off her damn rocker. Michael died because Murray was supposed to WATCH him that ugly (bleep) didn't do it. He walked off and left Michael for nearly 2 hours!  >:( 

She doesn't want to get me started. Michael may have had a problem, I acknowledge that. But Murrass was supposed to watch Michael and he didn't. Its not Michael's fault, He couldn't be in two places at one time, to take the injection and then to also sit somewhere and watch himself. That's what the hell he hired that fool for in the first place.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 05/01/10 at 5:27 am


That chick is off her damn rocker. Michael died because Murray was supposed to WATCH him that ugly (bleep) didn't do it. He walked off and left Michael for nearly 2 hours!  >:( 

She doesn't want to get me started. Michael may have had a problem, I acknowledge that. But Murrass was supposed to watch Michael and he didn't. Its not Michael's fault, He couldn't be in two places at one time, to take the injection and then to also sit somewhere and watch himself. That's what the hell he hired that fool for in the first place.


Maybe someone else could've watched him while Murray would be somewhere else.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/01/10 at 7:58 am


Maybe someone else could've watched him while Murray would be somewhere else.


From what I have read, it is alleged that Murray was in the can, talking with his girlfriend on his cell phone.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 05/01/10 at 2:37 pm


From what I have read, it is alleged that Murray was in the can, talking with his girlfriend on his cell phone.


If it was a quick piss,It should've been quick but if he was taking a dump,he should've had someone else for the moment taking care of him.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/01/10 at 4:50 pm

I couldn't have said it better myself Howard.

I used to watch my late mother, who was a sickly person, and in my late teens I was smart enough to ask someone to watch my mother if I was going to be away from her for an extended period of time. It's common sense. I mean dammit. As many employess as Michael had, Murass was so lazy he couldn't call one? If it was a big pinch, he could have called me. Michael Jackson may have been naked with a smile when he came back, but at least Michael would have been ALIVE.

And shaking his booty in London.  >:( I just keep hoping come in dictment day, someone knocks the ever loving s*** out of him. Pardon my French!  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 05/02/10 at 6:41 am


I couldn't have said it better myself Howard.

I used to watch my late mother, who was a sickly person, and in my late teens I was smart enough to ask someone to watch my mother if I was going to be away from her for an extended period of time. It's common sense. I mean dammit. As many employess as Michael had, Murass was so lazy he couldn't call one? If it was a big pinch, he could have called me. Michael Jackson may have been naked with a smile when he came back, but at least Michael would have been ALIVE.

And shaking his booty in London.  >:( I just keep hoping come in dictment day, someone knocks the ever loving s*** out of him. Pardon my French!  >:(


He should've said to someone "Could you watch Michael for a second,I have to use the restroom".

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/02/10 at 9:28 pm


He should've said to someone "Could you watch Michael for a second,I have to use the restroom".



So true! How hard is that? Gosh!

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Written By: Howard on 05/03/10 at 12:34 pm



So true! How hard is that? Gosh!


If he was only smart enough.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/03/10 at 5:12 pm

Howie, I've eaten baked potatoes with a higher IQ than Murass. It's quite obvious he got his medical degree out the back of a comic book somewhere because I find him absolutely laughable.

Only a person with a sub-par state of intelligence would release a Youtube video in which he claims that the people who beleive him will stand by him. I suppose the only backing party his has is his ugly mother, because I certainly don't know a soul that backs him at all. (or some of my friends are too scared to tell me for fear of swallowing thier own teeth ) I beleive he's toking up on profofol himself to have such delusions and hallucinations.  >:(

Murrass and innocent go together like tall and midget.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/18/10 at 8:11 pm

I want to be the first person to report this!

MICHAEL JACKSON'S FILM THIS IS IT IS UP FOR A BEST FILM AWARD AT THE BET AWARDS NEXT MONTH!

http://mjjgallery.free.fr/2009/thisisit/rehersals/center/001.jpg

I was sincerely floored when my best friend called me and told me this. And I hope on all things holy that it beats out Precious.

YOU GO MICHAEL! 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/18/10 at 8:14 pm

Blanket Jackson on You Tube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJhzQlTX__4&feature=related

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/18/10 at 8:37 pm

That just totally eclipsed my statement.
It looks like Blanket and I'd like to beleive it is him. But the thing of it is, I've NEVER heard Blanket speak.

The closest I got to him, was him crying as a baby in Michael's arms in that Basheesh--oops! Bashir--interview cause Michael accidentally put his thumb in his eye.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 05/19/10 at 6:28 am


Blanket Jackson on You Tube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJhzQlTX__4&feature=related


He seriously needs a haircut.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/19/10 at 8:48 am


He should've said to someone "Could you watch Michael for a second,I have to use the restroom".


He prolly did not want anybody else to see the illegal Propofol® hookup.  ::)

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/19/10 at 3:53 pm

LOL.

@ Howard: I think you're right about the haircut. Once I saw a pic of the Jackson Trio--as I call them--and Blanket was sitting with them, in all things, a PINK snuggie. My boyfriend looked over my shoulder and asked, "Who's that little girl?" and I had to tell him it was a little boy. But he did look like a little girl. 

@Lyric. You could be right. One thing that bothered the "sheesh" out of me, was in TII, I noticed that at ALL times Michael's arms were covered, else by a shirt, a coat or jacket. I just wondered if he was hiding..do they call them tracks? Those bruises from using IVs and syringes? But like everything was covered. And even his costumes for the concerts were all long sleeved and jacketed. (AWESOME! Though!)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 05/19/10 at 6:37 pm


He prolly did not want anybody else to see the illegal Propofol® hookup.   ::)


Maybe that's what he was doing in the restroom.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: wsmith4 on 06/03/10 at 2:46 pm

oh my god when did this happen??? MJ has died???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/03/10 at 4:01 pm

So, uh, I read somewhere that Oprah is going to re-show her Sept. tribute to MJ again on June 24th... :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/03/10 at 4:46 pm


Howie, I've eaten baked potatoes with a higher IQ than Murass. It's quite obvious he got his medical degree out the back of a comic book somewhere because I find him absolutely laughable.

Only a person with a sub-par state of intelligence would release a Youtube video in which he claims that the people who beleive him will stand by him. I suppose the only backing party his has is his ugly mother, because I certainly don't know a soul that backs him at all. (or some of my friends are too scared to tell me for fear of swallowing thier own teeth ) I beleive he's toking up on profofol himself to have such delusions and hallucinations.  >:(

Murrass and innocent go together like tall and midget.


Aw, leave his mama AND Gary Coleman out of it!
:P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/03/10 at 6:57 pm


oh my god when did this happen??? MJ has died???


Yes. so sad.  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/03/10 at 6:58 pm


So, uh, I read somewhere that Oprah is going to re-show her Sept. tribute to MJ again on June 24th... :-\\


Are you worried about it?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/03/10 at 8:36 pm


oh my god when did this happen??? MJ has died???


;D  The only thing crazier about this thread still being active is you... 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/04/10 at 8:28 am


;D  The only thing crazier about this thread still being active is you... 


This thread is a monster and is quickly approaching 700 posts.  Quite the testament to Michael's impact on the world.

Maybe there should be a Michael Jackson board ? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: philbo on 06/04/10 at 11:03 am


This thread is a monster and is quickly approaching 700 posts.  Quite the testament to Michael's impact on the world.

As an idea of perspective, this thread, a minor comment on a quack doctor by the person who reported said quack to the GMC, has passed 7000 posts in exactly 50 days.  She's a quack with a fanatical (and fantastically illogical) bunch of followers.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/04/10 at 2:44 pm


This thread is a monster and is quickly approaching 700 posts.  Quite the testament to Michael's impact on the world.

Maybe there should be a Michael Jackson board ? ???


Not a bad idea,I'm sure Tiff would like that.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/09/10 at 10:22 pm


Not a bad idea,I'm sure Tiff would like that.  :)


You know me all too well Howie! But I already run an MJ online fanclub. LOL.

But if someone wanted an MJ fan section to be started here, I'd GLADLY moderate that! (hint hint mods)  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/10/10 at 6:40 am

Wow,approaching 1 year of his passing!  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/11/10 at 8:11 pm

I can't beleive it's been a year. (  :\'( )

Today at the bookstore, I bought a 1 year anniverasary magazine.

It's the first time I've ever gone in the store only bought ONE magazine with Michael on it. And if any more of them pop up, I'll try to get them. It'a knee jerk reaction for me. I see Michael on a magazine, somehow it magically appears at the cash register.  ::) But I hope there's not TOO many, I want to buy a replica MJ glove soon.  ;D

Kinda off topic, but it concerns MJ memorobilia.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/12/10 at 2:21 am

There are still homicide charges against the quack doctor, right?
???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/12/10 at 6:54 am


I can't beleive it's been a year. (  :\'( )

Today at the bookstore, I bought a 1 year anniverasary magazine.

It's the first time I've ever gone in the store only bought ONE magazine with Michael on it. And if any more of them pop up, I'll try to get them. It'a knee jerk reaction for me. I see Michael on a magazine, somehow it magically appears at the cash register.  ::) But I hope there's not TOO many, I want to buy a replica MJ glove soon.  ;D

Kinda off topic, but it concerns MJ memorobilia.  :)


I can't believe it's been a year already,Wow,time sure does fly. :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/12/10 at 7:00 am


But I hope there's not TOO many, I want to buy a replica MJ glove soon.  ;D


You need to get a hat and one of those jackets with the epaulets and various medals too.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/13/10 at 5:37 am


Wow,approaching 1 year of his passing!  :(


Ugh, I really don't wanna think about it... :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/13/10 at 6:26 pm


I can't believe it's been a year already,Wow,time sure does fly. :o

Yep, twelve more days til the one year anniversary.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/13/10 at 6:40 pm


Yep, twelve more days til the one year anniversary.


And they already have a magazine called A year Without Michael,On newsstands now.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/13/10 at 6:53 pm


And they already have a magazine called A year Without Michael,On newsstands now.


Everybody has to make a buck off the guy.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/13/10 at 7:02 pm

Looks like Howard's been in my memorobila thread.  ;) It's a nice magazine, only $6.99.

@Lyric, I have a hat, and I am looking at the jackets. I'm looking at a site that makes clothing for the MJ look alikes, so they're bona fide. The only thing I dont like is that the jackets are sequinned instead of beaded, like the originals. But I'll see.

http://www.michaeljacksoncelebrityclothing.com/MJ-Pics/mj-walk-of-fame-jacket/MJ%20walk%20of%20fame%20jacket.jpg

This is a replica of the jacket Michael at the Hollywood walk of fame in late 1984, and also in London in 1985.

http://samanthamo.com/images/Michfame1abc.jpg

But the lady running the site makes dozens of MJ replicas. Even TII ones.  ;) It'd be wonderful to get one to pay tribute to Michael, but there's no way I can get one in 12 days.
Um...today marks the 5th anniversary since Michael was exonerated of assault charges.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/13/10 at 7:19 pm


Looks like Howard's been in my memorobila thread.  ;) It's a nice magazine, only $6.99.

@Lyric, I have a hat, and I am looking at the jackets. I'm looking at a site that makes clothing for the MJ look alikes, so they're bona fide. The only thing I dont like is that the jackets are sequinned instead of beaded, like the originals. But I'll see.

http://www.michaeljacksoncelebrityclothing.com/MJ-Pics/mj-walk-of-fame-jacket/MJ%20walk%20of%20fame%20jacket.jpg

This is a replica of the jacket Michael at the Hollywood walk of fame in late 1984, and also in London in 1985.

http://samanthamo.com/images/Michfame1abc.jpg

But the lady running the site makes dozens of MJ replicas. Even TII ones.  ;) It'd be wonderful to get one to pay tribute to Michael, but there's no way I can get one in 12 days.
Um...today marks the 5th anniversary since Michael was exonerated of assault charges.  ;D


Wanna trade magazines,I have the Time magazine with him on the cover from 1984?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/13/10 at 7:20 pm


Everybody has to make a buck off the guy.   ::)


I know. ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/13/10 at 7:48 pm

Y'all are right. But I am extremely picky about what I buy.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/14/10 at 6:33 am

http://tengossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/michael-jackson-entertainment-weekly-cover.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/14/10 at 9:25 pm


http://tengossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/michael-jackson-entertainment-weekly-cover.jpg


I have that issue somewhere in my magazine drawer.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/14/10 at 9:57 pm


And they already have a magazine called A year Without Michael,On newsstands now.


Seriously? :o What magazine is it?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/14/10 at 11:52 pm


Seriously? :o What magazine is it?


Hey Starde. I'm not sure, but I got it at Barnes and Noble. If you don't see it, if all else fails, ask a sales person. I found 8 different mags in day by doing that.

@ Howard...Which of my magazines do you want. And what does your cover look like? Is it the one with the Andy Warhol print. LOL I kinda dont wanna part with them. LOL.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/15/10 at 5:26 am


Seriously? :o What magazine is it?


I thought I saw it the other day at Pathmark.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/15/10 at 5:27 am


Hey Starde. I'm not sure, but I got it at Barnes and Noble. If you don't see it, if all else fails, ask a sales person. I found 8 different mags in day by doing that.

@ Howard...Which of my magazines do you want. And what does your cover look like? Is it the one with the Andy Warhol print. LOL I kinda dont wanna part with them. LOL.


I don't know which magazines I want yet and the cover I have is from 1984 Time Life magazine.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/16/10 at 7:55 am

I wonder if they could produce a musical duet recording with Michael Jackson and Gary Coleman?  You know, like the one they did with Nat 'King' Cole and his daughter Natalie? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/16/10 at 10:47 am

@Howard: It's just the magazine cover? Not the whole thing?

@ Lyric: Who in the hell would want a duet between Michael and Gary Coleman?  ??? Now if Paris did something like that with Michael, then it;d be cool and a daughter paying tribute to her father. Michael and Gary, just say no.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/16/10 at 6:44 pm

Now I remember the magazine It's called:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a251/edtadeo/wp-images/PeopleTributeRememberingMichael.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/16/10 at 9:38 pm

That's nice Howard.


I have that one too.  :-[  :)  But thank you for offering.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/16/10 at 10:17 pm


@ Lyric: Who in the hell would want a duet between Michael and Gary Coleman? 


People who are fans of both...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/17/10 at 6:13 am


That's nice Howard.


I have that one too.  :-[  :)  But thank you for offering.


Oh you're welcome,I think that's a new copy.  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/21/10 at 3:43 pm

Oh ok, Howard. I'll look for it.  :)

And to everyone, I heard on BET that all week is a tribute week to Michael. Everyday at 7 pm, they'll be doing a tribute. I hope it stuff that celelbrates his life and doesn't sadden the fanbase too much.

I guess it's thier last hurrah before they kind of wipe Michael from public view forever. I just hate that now he's gone people will forget about him.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/10 at 3:49 pm

A memorial is to be erected at a West End theatre in London on the eve of the first anniversary of the death of US pop sensation Michael Jackson.

He died last year just 18 days before he was due to perform 50 sell-out dates at London's O2 Arena.

The plaque will be unveiled on 24 June in the foyer of the Lyric Theatre, where the show Thriller Live is currently playing.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/21/10 at 3:55 pm

That's nice. Is it a permanent structure or just something temporary. At least they're erecting something. for Michael. I havent really heard Word One about anything for him here--except maybe in Gary, Indiana.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/21/10 at 7:09 pm


I guess it's thier last hurrah before they kind of wipe Michael from public view forever. I just hate that now he's gone people will forget about him.


No way.  After his death, Michael signed a $250MM recording contract with Sony.  (Well, his estate did).  Sony will make sure that we hear about MJ for years to come...  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/21/10 at 8:26 pm


No way.  After his death, Michael signed a $250MM recording contract with Sony.  (Well, his estate did).  Sony will make sure that we hear about MJ for years to come...  :)


And no more vet bills for the giraffes!
:-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/21/10 at 9:49 pm

I would like to see some posthumous music released. I just hope they don't turn him into a cheesy camp factory like they;ve done with Elvis. I know a lady who is the Elvis fan equivalent of me, but so much stuff she has is tacky, like that sswinging hips clock. I dont want to see a moonwalking clock. I hope they keep it like tasteful and don't turn his memory into a laughingstock.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/21/10 at 11:04 pm


I dont want to see a moonwalking clock. I hope they keep it like tasteful and don't turn his memory into a laughingstock.


I would hope they would focus on the more innovate, creative parts of his career but you can't explain it without referring to all the bad stuff in Michael's life. 

He was fragile, and they broke him. 

In America, when you do something suspicious involving children you are banished in the public eye.  In Michael's case, we might never get the truth, but everybody agrees Michael had some problems...

I just feel like when Michael really fell apart, he was just too rich for anyone to save him from his inner demons.  He denied referring to seriously to zombies in "Thriller" because he was a Jehovah's Witness, but it seemed like there was something possessing him he couldn't get rid of.  It augured both transmogrification and living death for Michael, which came to be so.


Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/22/10 at 5:29 am


Oh ok, Howard. I'll look for it.  :)

And to everyone, I heard on BET that all week is a tribute week to Michael. Everyday at 7 pm, they'll be doing a tribute. I hope it stuff that celelbrates his life and doesn't sadden the fanbase too much.

I guess it's thier last hurrah before they kind of wipe Michael from public view forever. I just hate that now he's gone people will forget about him.


Hey There's always a Michael Jackson music station on Yahoo! people can listen to all the time.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/22/10 at 7:56 pm


I guess it's thier last hurrah before they kind of wipe Michael from public view forever. I just hate that now he's gone people will forget about him.


I hope that never, ever happens!  :\'(  :\'(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/23/10 at 6:27 am


I hope that never, ever happens!   :\'(  :\'(


He'll always remain a legend.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/23/10 at 8:31 pm

Okay, maybe I was a bit overdrawn with my remark about him being forgotten. I mean my kid when I have one will know who Micvhael is, even if I gottal string my dolls up and make a mobile out of them for the crib. But I can't make my child like him if she doesn't. I'm living proof of that. My dad played BBKing my entire life. I could care less about him. LOL.

But I think of his memory I mean look at how Elvis' is tarnished with him dying on the porcelain pot. I don't want to see that happen to Michael. sure he didn't go in the bathroom, but there's so much other stuff swirling around him. That's all. I'm just glad they didn't put his body on display like James Brown.


(The casket at the memorial was empty)

Neverland is defunct. It's dying all the rides are gone...so... he's fading already. The big golden gate is gone...it's all gone. So I just wonder, that's all. I think if some tried hard enough it could have been saved. It only takes a million dollars a year to keep neverland running and I know Michael left his kids almost  a billion dollars in assets. It's just hard on me because when he died like all my dreams left. Meeting Michael seeing Neverland, , Like everyone else's. I refuse to cry, as I feel tears are a sign of weakness, but it's sad. It like finding out Superman was a drag queen or something. It's dissappointing is all. I mean there's fan I know personally who are chronically depressed over this, people killed themselves--I didn't know them--and I personally had to talk about rhee fans from offing themselves. like really. And it'sa all unnessary. because of one careless jerk.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/23/10 at 8:38 pm

One year ago I never woulda figured that this thread would get all the way up to

700    :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/23/10 at 8:44 pm


One year ago I never woulda figured that this thread would get all the way up to

700    :o


And beyond. 

They talked about what killed Elvis for 30 years.  The story got tired.  Now there's Michael.  However, we have not yet had Michael Jackson sightings have we?
???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/24/10 at 2:49 am

Michael will never be forgotten. Never. I will do my part in making sure of that. Once a legend, ALWAYS a legend!

With that said, what are you guys planning to do tomorrow?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/24/10 at 6:46 am


And beyond. 

They talked about what killed Elvis for 30 years.  The story got tired.  Now there's Michael.   However, we have not yet had Michael Jackson sightings have we?
???



But I saw a cartoon in today's Daily News about him and this isn't funny. ::)

http://imgsrv.gocomics.com/dim/?fh=7f1fda5f609d9a74e6e206e41e678d70

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/24/10 at 6:47 am


Michael will never be forgotten. Never. I will do my part in making sure of that. Once a legend, ALWAYS a legend!

With that said, what are you guys planning to do tomorrow?


Watch Michael Jackson tributes when I get home.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/24/10 at 6:48 am


One year ago I never woulda figured that this thread would get all the way up to

700    :o


and last year computers crashed.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/24/10 at 12:12 pm



But I saw a cartoon in today's Daily News about him and this isn't funny. ::)

http://imgsrv.gocomics.com/dim/?fh=7f1fda5f609d9a74e6e206e41e678d70



This joke is old. ::) C'mon people, show some respect!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/24/10 at 6:28 pm



This joke is old. ::) C'mon people, show some respect!


I didn't think it was THAT funny.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/24/10 at 6:34 pm


I didn't think it was THAT funny.


Oh, I didn't find it funny at all. I'm just saying all these nose/skin jokes are old and not funny. It's really disrespectful. Sorry, I should've een more clear in my previous post. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/24/10 at 7:13 pm


Oh, I didn't find it funny at all. I'm just saying all these nose/skin jokes are old and not funny. It's really disrespectful. Sorry, I should've een more clear in my previous post. :)


See,even in death people want to profit on him.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/24/10 at 8:39 pm


See,even in death people want to profit on him.


Yeah, and it's a shame really. :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/24/10 at 9:51 pm


See,even in death people want to profit on him.


It's their right to merchandise Michael, and it's your right NOT to buy it.

They've been leeching off of Michael since he was 21 years old.  You think they're going to stop now because he's dead?
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/cool3.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 06/24/10 at 11:40 pm

one year on and he is still dead... R.I.P MICAHEL JACKSON

we love him!!!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/25/10 at 2:25 am

Long live the King of Pop! Let's celebrate this man's life, music and legacy, not mourn his death. With that said, I found a listing of all the MJ programming going on today/weekend:

BET: The BET Awards (June 27, 8-11:00 p.m.) Queen Latifah hosts the 10th annual Awards from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Along with performances from T.I., Kanye West, Usher, T-Pain, Alicia Keys, and Eminem, a Michael Jackson tribute has been added to the lineup.

TV Guide Network: Gone Too Soon (Friday, June 25, 9-11:00 p.m.) Ian Halperin, New York Times’ No. 1 bestselling author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, spent five years researching Jackson and declared in December 2008 that the King of Pop had only six months to live. He was only off by one day. Halperin directs this documentary about the factors that he believes contributed to Jackson’s untimely death.

CBS: The Early Show (Friday, June 25, 7-9:00 a.m.) The entire 8 a.m. hour, billed as “The King of Pop: One Year Later,” will see Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Julie Chen & Co. hosting a special tribute performance by James Morrison in London. Also on hand will be guests Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, and Smokey Robinson, who will share what Michael Jackson’s music has meant to them.

Animal Planet: Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story (Thursday, June 24, 8-9:00 p.m., 11 p.m.-12:00 a.m.) For those who’ve absolutely exhausted all other aspects of Jackson’s life and career, this one-hour special, about MJ’s primate compadre, was probably inevitable, right?

CNN: Michael Jackson—The Final Days (Friday, June 25, 8-9 p.m.) CNN’s Don Lemon talks with Jermaine and Tito Jackson about their brother’s death and drug abuse. Also on hand is Jackson crony Dr. Deepak Chopra and famed choreographer Travis Payne, who shares details about working with Michael Jackson on preparations for his “This is It!” tour.
"Larry King Live" will pay tribute to Jackson at 9.

FUSE: Michael Jackson: The Inside Story (Friday, June 25, 8-9:30 p.m.) The bigger the celebrity, the more outlandish the conspiracy theories surrounding his or her death. This new doc examines claims (including those from Joe and La Toya Jackson) that Michael was murdered.

MTV: Michael Jackson’s Top 10 Video Countdown (Friday June 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday June 26, 8-9:30 a.m.) MTV determines MJ’s Top 10 videos based on the number of views each has received on MTV.com. The special features running text commentary, Jackson’s VMA performances, and rare interviews he granted MTV.

MTV: Michael Jackson’s Influence on Music (Friday June 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.) A compilation of videos featuring top music artists discussing Michael Jackson’s influence on their work.

OTHER LISTINGS:

ABC
20/20: Michael Jackson (Friday, June 25, 9-11 p.m.)

BET
Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar (Friday, June 25, 1-2 p.m.)

Inside the Michael Jackson Mansion: Never Can Say Goodbye (Friday, June 25, 2-3 p.m.)

106 & Park (Friday, June 25th, 6-8 p.m.) The 106 gang devotes their “Freestyle Friday” to counting down Michael Jackson’s greatest videos.

Michael Jackson History: The King of Pop (Friday June 25, 8-10 p.m.)

FUSE
Michael Jackson: A Tribute (Friday, June 25, 9:30-10:30 p.m.)

MTV
Michael Jackson’s Music Videos (Saturday, June 26, 6-8 a.m.)

NBC
Dateline NBC (Friday, June 25, 9-11 p.m.) The first hour of Dateline will include Michael Jackson coverage.

QVC
Michael Jackson Music and Memories (Friday, June 25, 11 p.m.-12 a.m.)

TV Guide Network
Michael Jackson: His Family Dynasty (Friday, June 25, 7-8 p.m.)

Hollywood 411: Michael Jackson (Friday, June 25, 8-9 p.m.)

TV One
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (Friday, June 25, 8-10 p.m.; Saturday June 26, 12-2 a.m.)

Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (Friday, June 25, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday, June 26, 2-4 a.m.)

VH1
The Jacksons: An American Dream (Friday June 25, 12-5 p.m.)

Famous Crime Scene: Michael Jackson (Friday June 25, 11:30 p.m.-12 a.m.)

VH1 Classics
Famous Crime Scene: Michael Jackson (Friday, June 25, 9-9:30 a.m.; 4:30-5 p.m.)

The Jacksons: An American Dream (Friday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 6 p.m.-11 p.m.)

Michael Jackson Video Retrospective (Friday June 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m.)

VH1 Classic All Time Top 10 (Friday June 25, 5-6 p.m.; 11 p.m.-12 a.m.)


Don't stop 'til you get enough! ;) RIP MJ! We all miss ya! :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/25/10 at 5:25 am


It's their right to merchandise Michael, and it's your right NOT to buy it.

They've been leeching off of Michael since he was 21 years old.  You think they're going to stop now because he's dead?
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/cool3.gif


Don't stop till they get enough.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/25/10 at 5:26 am

http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/michael-jackson.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: danootaandme on 06/25/10 at 8:10 am

I consider this his magnum opus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvYygjcMDdQ

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/25/10 at 1:01 pm

Gotta love this...

::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh6TLiYN8F0

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/10 at 1:05 pm


I consider this his magnum opus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvYygjcMDdQ
This is my personal favourite MJ song and remeber him every time I hear it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/25/10 at 2:45 pm


I consider this his magnum opus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvYygjcMDdQ



Another favorite of mine.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/25/10 at 7:00 pm


Gotta love this...

::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh6TLiYN8F0



WTF?! What a dumbass! So Obama killed MJ? Give me a f***ing break... ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/25/10 at 7:49 pm

I've been keeping MJ in my thoughts all day long.  :\'(  :\'(  Listened to both Thriller and Off the Wall today. 

I'll be watching more tributes on TV tonight. 

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 06/25/10 at 8:59 pm

A whole year already. Doesn't seem quite that long ago at all. :o :\'(


I'll see if I can catch some TV specials (as listed in Starde's post on the previous page). The guy had some great songs.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/26/10 at 6:48 am

http://www.bostonherald.com/track/celebrity/view/20100626a_year_later_michael_jackson_remembered_by_fans/srvc=home&position=also

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/26/10 at 8:16 am

I finally watched This Is It, on cable last night, it was a beautiful film, and sad as well.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/26/10 at 2:03 pm

At the press conference in March 2009,When he said This Is It,The final curtain call little did I know that 3 months later he passed away,It just sounds so eerie if you listen carefully.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/27/10 at 7:59 pm

Hey Y'all, I just heard that on the BET awards, they're doing another tribute to Michael Jackson. I hope it's good. And that it totally overshadows Prince being there! LOL!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/28/10 at 5:23 am

I might watch some videos later.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/10 at 4:30 pm


Alright Animal Planet ran a documentary about Michael and Bubbles.... you gotta admit that's a bit over the top!!!

plus did you see the footage of Latoya's visit to bubbles last week?  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/28/10 at 5:35 pm

I saw that documentary about Bubbles and Michael. For as long as Michael kept that ape, I'm surprised that it never went wild and beat him up. I mean those other chimps beat up thier poor owners and ripped thier faces off, and I'm just glad it never happened to Michael. (no plastic surgery jokes please) I have a llittle chimp named Suds, but he is stuffed and that's the only way a chimp will get into my house.

Fixed it honey.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/28/10 at 7:56 pm


I saw that documentary about Bubbles and Michael. For as long as Michael kept that ape, I'm surprised tha tit never went wild and beat him up. I mean those other chimps beat up thier poor owners and ripped thier faces off, and I'm just glad it never happened to Michael. (no plastic surgery jokes please) I have a llittle chimp named Suds, but he is stuffed and that's the only way a chimp will get into my house.


"That it," I think you meant "that it"!
;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/29/10 at 5:25 am


Alright Animal Planet ran a documentary about Michael and Bubbles.... you gotta admit that's a bit over the top!!!

plus did you see the footage of Latoya's visit to bubbles last week?  ::)



Yeah,his chimp wants publicity too.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 06/29/10 at 2:29 pm


Alright Animal Planet ran a documentary about Michael and Bubbles.... you gotta admit that's a bit over the top!!!

plus did you see the footage of Latoya's visit to bubbles last week?  ::)


Yeah, I also thought it was over the top. When I first heard about the doc, I was like "Really?...REALLY?!" It was interesting though.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 06/29/10 at 2:54 pm

http://www.faville.it/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/mick-jackson-biotb.jpg

He was the original to sing Blame It On The Boogie,no joke,In 1978.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/01/10 at 12:22 pm


http://www.faville.it/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/mick-jackson-biotb.jpg

He was the original to sing Blame It On The Boogie,no joke,In 1978.


I remember that song.  It was totally dorky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcDj46elLhQ

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 07/01/10 at 6:55 pm


I remember that song.  It was totally dorky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcDj46elLhQ


I like it but Michael made the song fun and enjoyable to watch and to listen to.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/03/10 at 10:13 am

Captain Eo is back!

http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/news/captain-eo-returns-disneyland-resort

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 07/03/10 at 3:08 pm


Captain Eo is back!

http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/news/captain-eo-returns-disneyland-resort


YAY!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/04/10 at 8:47 pm

:-[ I heard about the Captain EO thing months ago...I should have mentioned it....I wish I could go see it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 07/05/10 at 1:36 pm


:-[ I heard about the Captain EO thing months ago...I should have mentioned it....I wish I could go see it.

I saw it at Disneyland one time when I was there with my family in the 80's.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 07/07/10 at 12:30 am

I'm so glad they brought Captain EO back (heard about its return back in February)! ;D By the time I first went to Disneyland, it was already replaced with Honey, I Shrunk the Audience]/i]. I've already watched the whole thing on Youtube, but I can't wait to see it in 3D in 3 weeks! Living in southern California has its perks. 8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 07/07/10 at 10:35 pm


I'm so glad they brought Captain EO back (heard about its return back in February)! ;D By the time I first went to Disneyland, it was already replaced with Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. I've already watched the whole thing on Youtube, but I can't wait to see it in 3D in 3 weeks! Living in southern California has its perks. 8)

Yeah, I remember that replacement attraction. They had been trying to remodel that area of Tomorrowland so that it would look more futuristic.

But the 3D version of EO would be quite interesting, I'm sure!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: wsmith4 on 07/12/10 at 2:56 pm

I just heard the news... oh boy, what a sad day.  RIP MJ

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 07/12/10 at 6:38 pm


I just heard the news... oh boy, what a sad day.  RIP MJ



But it was a year ago.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 07/12/10 at 6:59 pm


I just heard the news... oh boy, what a sad day.  RIP MJ


;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/13/10 at 9:56 pm

If Michael Jackson had lived to be 110, I wouldn't have been more surprised. 
8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 07/14/10 at 6:40 am


If Michael Jackson had lived to be 110, I wouldn't have been more surprised. 
8)


http://freddyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/michael-jackson-50-years-old.jpg

This is what he would've looked like if he stayed black.^

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/05/10 at 12:57 pm

New Michael Jackson CD, to be on the way, this fall, with unfinished material, however Will.iam is not too thrilled about it, what does everyone else here think about it?

http://blog.muchmusic.com/will-i-am-not-feeling-a-new-mj-album/?album=6&gallery=101

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/05/10 at 6:39 pm

I've heard about the music,It should be good.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 08/06/10 at 12:41 pm


http://freddyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/michael-jackson-50-years-old.jpg

This is what he would've looked like if he stayed black.^


You know, the funny thing is all my life, for some reason, I was never able to picture MJ as an old man. :-\\ Weird isn't it?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 08/06/10 at 12:53 pm


New Michael Jackson CD, to be on the way, this fall, with unfinished material, however Will.iam is not too thrilled about it, what does everyone else here think about it?

http://blog.muchmusic.com/will-i-am-not-feeling-a-new-mj-album/?album=6&gallery=101


Heard about it a few days ago. Looking forward to it! I hope it does well. And I'm hoping they'll put some of those new songs that were partially leaked on the Internet within the past year.

Oh, by the way, I finally got the chance to see Captain EO for the first time last week at Disneyland. Went with an older family friend and two preteens. It was great! I was surprised to see a lot of people in the theater when I saw it. The crowd was awesome and it was cool seeing some audience members bopping their heads to the songs as kids stared at the screen in awe. Got myself a Captain EO t-shirt afterwards (damn, it was expensive! :o). Anyway, it was a very memorable experience that I won't forget! I'd love to go again, but I wonder how long it'll be there. :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: wsmith4 on 08/06/10 at 1:03 pm

oh my god... i just heard the news.  this is truly a sad day in the world.  MJ has passed away.  an ICON is gone.  RIP Michael.  You were amazing.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/06/10 at 3:20 pm


You know, the funny thing is all my life, for some reason, I was never able to picture MJ as an old man. :-\\ Weird isn't it?


This is how he would've looked without the plastic surgery.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 08/06/10 at 8:12 pm


http://freddyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/michael-jackson-50-years-old.jpg

This is what he would've looked like if he stayed black.^



looks more like someone morphed an old pic of mike with a pic of OJ....

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/06/10 at 10:24 pm



looks more like someone morphed an old pic of mike with a pic of OJ....


Michael was trying to hide from OJ, that's why he turned into a white lady...oooops!
:-X

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/07/10 at 5:27 am



looks more like someone morphed an old pic of mike with a pic of OJ....


If he didn't have all that plastic surgery,this is what he would've looked like for example.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/07/10 at 3:01 pm


oh my god... i just heard the news.  this is truly a sad day in the world.  MJ has passed away.  an ICON is gone.  RIP Michael.  You were amazing.


You just heard this in August of 2010?  Wow, how could you have missed all the hubbub last year?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 08/08/10 at 1:24 am


This is how he would've looked without the plastic surgery.


Yeah, I know. I'm just saying that even when he was alive, I was never able to picture him as an old man in his 70s or something for some reason.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/08/10 at 6:48 am


Yeah, I know. I'm just saying that even when he was alive, I was never able to picture him as an old man in his 70s or something for some reason.


I could never picture him with gray hair,Wow,imagine a gray haired MJ on stage touring? :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/08/10 at 6:50 am

http://weeklyworldnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/michael_jackson_faked_death_full.jpg?w=340&h=367


just another fake.^  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 08/12/10 at 4:17 pm



Guest 14:14:37 Viewing the topic Michael Jackson Passes Away.


This just in: Michael Jackson is still dead  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/12/10 at 5:28 pm


oh my god... i just heard the news.  this is truly a sad day in the world.  MJ has passed away.  an ICON is gone.  RIP Michael.  You were amazing.



I think you have been hanging around Howard too long.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D




http://weeklyworldnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/michael_jackson_faked_death_full.jpg?w=340&h=367


just another fake.^  ::)


Riff Raff, show us your mother.



Guest 14:14:37 Viewing the topic Michael Jackson Passes Away.


This just in: Michael Jackson is still dead  ::)





;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 08/12/10 at 6:05 pm



I think you have been hanging around Howard too long.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Riff Raff, show us your mother.


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Cat



riff raff.... thanks I've been trying to figure out who that looked like!!!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/12/10 at 6:42 pm



Guest 14:14:37 Viewing the topic Michael Jackson Passes Away.


This just in: Michael Jackson is still dead  ::)




Yes,Thank You for pointing that out.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 08/29/10 at 1:11 am

This would've been MJ's 52nd birthday.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/10 at 1:13 am


This would've been MJ's 52nd birthday.
This day will be remember by his fans.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 6:48 am


This would've been MJ's 52nd birthday.



Yes It would've been.  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/29/10 at 7:58 am

Happy Birthday Michael !  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 8:05 am

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Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/29/10 at 9:45 am


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Ah, Michael Jackson cupcakes. From the early days before the plastic surgery and the Jerry Curl.

I am suddenly hungry.  :P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: apollonia1986 on 08/29/10 at 10:07 am


Ah, Michael Jackson cupcakes. From the early days before the plastic surgery and the Jerry Curl.

I am suddenly hungry.  :P


The ones in the middle are the MJ with the surgery. Thin body, long hair...I know which era of Michael it is, even in shadow. LOL.

I'm celebrating Michael's B-day with my boyfriend and a few of our friends. Just sit and watch a pile of Michael's DVDs and reminisce about what could have been if he  hadn't had that quack for a doctor.  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 08/29/10 at 5:57 pm


Ah, Michael Jackson cupcakes. From the early days before the plastic surgery and the Jerry Curl.

I am suddenly hungry.  :P


I want a cupcake.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/03/10 at 10:21 pm


The ones in the middle are the MJ with the surgery. Thin body, long hair...I know which era of Michael it is, even in shadow. LOL.

I'm celebrating Michael's B-day with my boyfriend and a few of our friends. Just sit and watch a pile of Michael's DVDs and reminisce about what could have been if he  hadn't had that quack for a doctor.  >:(


Two great African-American musicians share the same birthday:

Born 8/29/58: Michael Jackson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T1E1aI95Ro


(^My sister had a boyfriend named Tom in the summer of '83.  This was their "song.")

Born 8/29/20: Charlie Parker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukL3TDV6XRg


(The most excellent Mr. Parker died in a New York hotel at the age of 34.  He had pneumonia, ulcers, heroin addiction, alcoholism, hepatitis, heart attack, and God only knows what else.  He didn't have positive I.D. on him.  The coroner estimated his age at 60 years.  That cat was spent!)


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/cat3.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/10 at 3:32 pm

Has the Neverland Ranch been sold off yet?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/05/10 at 6:40 pm


Has the Neverland Ranch been sold off yet?


I think so.  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/05/10 at 6:49 pm


(The most excellent Mr. Parker died in a New York hotel at the age of 34.  He had pneumonia, ulcers, heroin addiction, alcoholism, hepatitis, heart attack, and God only knows what else.  He didn't have positive I.D. on him.  The coroner estimated his age at 60 years.  That cat was spent!)


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/cat3.gif


But he had one heck of alot of fun.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/10 at 12:57 am


I think so.  ???
Who too?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/06/10 at 6:42 am


Who too?


I'm not sure I'll look that up.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/06/10 at 4:41 pm



Born 8/29/20: Charlie Parker

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/cat3.gif


My Mom was born one day earlier on 8/28/1920. We celebrated her 90th birthday last week!  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 09/06/10 at 4:52 pm


Has the Neverland Ranch been sold off yet?


I'm not sure I'll look that up.

I am reading the Wiki page about the property, and it seems that its ownership might still be up in the air. In one of the bottom paragraphs, there is discussion of the possibility of the State of California acquiring the property and running it as a state park, to attract thousands of MJ fans, but that is under debate right now. A major con to that proposal is the possible traffic congestion that might result.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/10 at 1:22 am


My Mom was born one day earlier on 8/28/1920. We celebrated her 90th birthday last week!  :)


Happy birthday Mother Lyricboy.

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/hello.gif

-- The gang at the Michael Jacskon Passes Away thread

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/07/10 at 6:46 am


I am reading the Wiki page about the property, and it seems that its ownership might still be up in the air. In one of the bottom paragraphs, there is discussion of the possibility of the State of California acquiring the property and running it as a state park, to attract thousands of MJ fans, but that is under debate right now. A major con to that proposal is the possible traffic congestion that might result.



I would love to own it but too expensive for me.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/10 at 3:29 pm


I am reading the Wiki page about the property, and it seems that its ownership might still be up in the air. In one of the bottom paragraphs, there is discussion of the possibility of the State of California acquiring the property and running it as a state park, to attract thousands of MJ fans, but that is under debate right now. A major con to that proposal is the possible traffic congestion that might result.
My impression is the Neverland Ranch is of the beaten track and is many miles from a main road.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/07/10 at 5:01 pm


My impression is the Neverland Ranch is of the beaten track and is many miles from a main road.


It is the residents in the area wouldn't do well with the influx in traffic plus the road wasn't designed for that many people to travel it at once so there would be a definite back log if it opened as a museum or something

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 09/07/10 at 7:33 pm


It is the residents in the area wouldn't do well with the influx in traffic plus the road wasn't designed for that many people to travel it at once so there would be a definite back log if it opened as a museum or something

True, true, good point. It would be way too chaotic.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/10 at 8:56 pm

I'd burn the whole joint down to the ground for the insurance!

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/evil3.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/07/10 at 9:01 pm


True, true, good point. It would be way too chaotic.


Plus it's off highway 154 which is a pretty dangerous highway without the extra traffic.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 09/07/10 at 11:47 pm


Plus it's off highway 154 which is a pretty dangerous highway without the extra traffic.

Yes, that too. I've been on hwy 154 only once so I know what it's like. It can be pretty scenic during the day, but treacherous at night.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/10 at 11:55 pm


Yes, that too. I've been on hwy 154 only once so I know what it's like. It can be pretty scenic during the day, but treacherous at night.


Santa Barbara County.  I had to look it up.  Back East, "scenic" is a euphemism for "dangerous."
:o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: nally on 09/07/10 at 11:57 pm


Santa Barbara County.  I had to look it up.  Back East, "scenic" is a euphemism for "dangerous."
:o

The same can apply to other highways that are one lane in each direction and go up mountains.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/08/10 at 12:02 am


Yes, that too. I've been on hwy 154 only once so I know what it's like. It can be pretty scenic during the day, but treacherous at night.


it's gorgeous but it's dangerous day and night

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/08/10 at 6:27 am


I'd burn the whole joint down to the ground for the insurance!

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/evil3.gif


How much would you get for it?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/10 at 2:00 pm


How much would you get for it?


Oh, about 20 years!

:D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/08/10 at 6:39 pm


Oh, about 20 years!

:D


You wouldn't dare,The Jackson Family would get on your case.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/10 at 12:44 pm

The mother of pop star Michael Jackson has begun legal proceedings against concert promoter AEG, claiming it did not give her son proper medical care.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/21/10 at 1:05 am


The mother of pop star Michael Jackson has begun legal proceedings against concert promoter AEG, claiming it did not give her son proper medical care.


If the doctors are shown up as crooks, I hope they get their bones picked clean in the suit. 

He was Michael Jackson.  He would give you $10,000* in cash if you got him the dope he wanted.  If you didn't do it, somebody else would and he'd make a fortune dealing drugs to Michael Jackson.  In order to be a doctor and sell drugs to Michael Jackson, you have to be a low-life creep with no ethics who has no business practicing medicine in the first place.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/11/angryfire.gif

*A guess.  I don't know how much MJ's doctors got paid.  I doubt you could get the same deal in your Blue Cross package.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/chopper.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Claybricks on 09/21/10 at 4:26 pm

Michael Jackson-Themed MMOG Announced.

A virtual planet dedicated to Michael Jackson is slated for a late 2011 release.

4:10 PM - September 21, 2010 by Kevin Parrish- source: Tom's Hardware US

Tuesday the Estate of Michael Jackson revealed that a PC-based virtual realm dedicated to the King of Pop is scheduled to launch in late 2011.

Called Planet Michael, the massively multiplayer online virtual world is currently in production by SEE Virtual Worlds and will be part of MindArk's CryEngine 2-powered Entropia Universe. The virtual planet will be void of any monthly subscription fees, relying instead on a real-world, in-game economy as seen in Second Life.

According to the publisher, Planet Michael will be an immersive virtual space themed after iconic visuals drawn from Michael’s , his life, and the global issues that concermusicned him.

"At its core, Planet Michael is a massive social gaming experience that will allow everyone, from the hardcore fan to the novice, to connect and engage in collaborative in-game activities with people worldwide," SEE Virtual Worlds said. "Entire continents will be created that will celebrate Michael’s unique genius in a way that underscores his place as the greatest artist of all time."

Planet Michael will join two other existing worlds within the virtual universe: Planet Calypso, a sci-fi themed planet, and Rocktropia, a rock music-themed planet. The King of Pop's dedicated planet promises to be a "magical, enjoyable place that will capture that zest for fun and life that was at Michael’s very core."

"Michael was always exploring creative new ways technology could enhance the experiences of his fans, and for that reason we are thrilled to be working with SEE Virtual Worlds to build a global interactive experience that befits an artist as innovative as Michael Jackson," said John McClain, co-executor of The Estate of Michael Jackson.

Currently it's unknown if fans will have access to a virtual renditions of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch or Francis Ford Coppola's 3D flick Captain EO originally seen at Disney's Epcot Center (written by George Lucas), however early screenshots depict virtual recreations of scenarios presented in his Billy Jean and Thriller videos, as seen below.


http://www.planetmichael.com/


http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Michael-Jackson-MMOG-Planet-Michael,11338.html



Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Starde on 09/24/10 at 4:11 pm

Can I just say that I'm still impressed about how long this thread is. :D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 09/25/10 at 8:05 pm


Can I just say that I'm still impressed about how long this thread is. :D


Michael Jackson's been passing away since 2009

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/10 at 3:11 am


Can I just say that I'm still impressed about how long this thread is. :D
Proving his influence around the world.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/26/10 at 6:59 am


Michael Jackson's been passing away since 2009



wrong English that's passed away not passing away,I had to correct you on that one! ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: whistledog on 09/26/10 at 11:48 am



wrong English that's passed away not passing away,I had to correct you on that one! ;)


Yes, but he already passed away

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/26/10 at 11:51 am

Wow over 800 posts.  Michael truly was The King of Pop.

I wonder if this thread will hit the millennium mark? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/26/10 at 12:53 pm


Yes, but he already passed away


I know that.  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/26/10 at 12:53 pm


Wow over 800 posts.  Michael truly was The King of Pop.

I wonder if this thread will hit the millennium mark? ???


I hope so,it's amazing.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/26/10 at 1:57 pm



I hope not... I'm sick of it... some one should make an MJ memorial thread and let this thread die already.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/27/10 at 6:43 am



I hope not... I'm sick of it... some one should make an MJ memorial thread and let this thread die already.


It becomes monotnous and annoying after a while.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/27/10 at 8:07 am



I hope not... I'm sick of it... some one should make an MJ memorial thread and let this thread die already.


But they'd be making more or less the same posts of tribute to MJ.  Why would a different/new thread make any difference?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/10 at 1:13 pm


But they'd be making more or less the same posts of tribute to MJ.  Why would a different/new thread make any difference?  ???
The title of this topic can be change by you if you go to the original post of the topic and change the title to something like MJ Memorial Thread.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/10 at 1:14 pm


As you are the originator of this topic, the title of this topic can be change by you if you go to the original post of the topic and change the title to something like MJ Memorial Thread.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/27/10 at 3:00 pm


The title of this topic can be change by you if you go to the original post of the topic and change the title to something like MJ Memorial Thread.


Hook... Line... Sinker... DONE.

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Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/10 at 3:01 pm

His songs will never be forgotten

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/27/10 at 4:43 pm


But they'd be making more or less the same posts of tribute to MJ.  Why would a different/new thread make any difference?  ???


because I wouldn't post in it so then I'd stop getting updates about new posts...  :P

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: snozberries on 09/27/10 at 4:45 pm



As you are the originator of this topic, the title of this topic can be change by you if you go to the original post of the topic and change the title to something like MJ Memorial Thread.






Hook... Line... Sinker... DONE.

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/profile-ak-snc4/object2/1827/109/n439153955056_4867.jpg



this does nothing to fix my particular issue  ::)


Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MrCleveland on 09/27/10 at 8:45 pm





this does nothing to fix my particular issue  ::)





Does this?

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MJ...he made the album "Thriller" one of my favorite albums!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/28/10 at 2:22 pm


Does this?

Ym0hZG-zNOk&ob=av2e

MJ...he made the album "Thriller" one of my favorite albums!


One of my favorites.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/28/10 at 4:10 pm


Does this?

Ym0hZG-zNOk&ob=av2e

MJ...he made the album "Thriller" one of my favorite albums!


"Beat It" was Michael at the top of his game.  Great music, great dancing, and a real message all at the same time.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/28/10 at 8:59 pm


"Beat It" was Michael at the top of his game.  Great music, great dancing, and a real message all at the same time.   :)


"Don't want to be a boy/
I want to be a man...
So beat it/
Just beat it!


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/thumbsup.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: Howard on 09/29/10 at 6:36 am


"Beat It" was Michael at the top of his game.  Great music, great dancing, and a real message all at the same time.   :)



It's best to dance it out instead of arguing. Imagine Michael back then getting bullied on the street and then all of a sudden both of them are dancing for no reason? ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: gumbypiz on 10/05/10 at 2:21 am

Two Guys Chatting at a Party. Nothing Special...
http://www.zadan.nl/pics/party/chatting.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Passes Away

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/05/10 at 2:51 am



It's best to dance it out instead of arguing. Imagine Michael back then getting bullied on the street and then all of a sudden both of them are dancing for no reason? ;D


I don't know about you but that's how I handle ALL of my uncomfortable confrontations.  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/coolman.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/conf.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/05/10 at 2:52 am


Two Guys Chatting at a Party. Nothing Special...


THAT would have been an interesting party to be at...I wonder what they were talking about.?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/05/10 at 5:23 am


Two Guys Chatting at a Party. Nothing Special...
http://www.zadan.nl/pics/party/chatting.jpg


maybe working on a new album?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/10 at 12:26 pm


Two Guys Chatting at a Party. Nothing Special...
http://www.zadan.nl/pics/party/chatting.jpg
Which year was the picture taken?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/05/10 at 4:56 pm


Two Guys Chatting at a Party. Nothing Special...
http://www.zadan.nl/pics/party/chatting.jpg



THAT would have been an interesting party to be at...I wonder what they were talking about.?


Freddie was saying "Hey Michael, if your cup is empty, don't sweat it.  I have an extra beer bottle stuffed in my pants..."  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/05/10 at 7:55 pm

If that's that dude from Queen with Michael, they did record a song together. Before Michael got with Mick Jagger. Freddy Mercury and he did a version of the song State of Shock released in 1984 on the Jackson's Victory LP.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/05/10 at 8:22 pm


Which year was the picture taken?



looked like 1981.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/05/10 at 9:54 pm


If that's that dude from Queen with Michael, they did record a song together. Before Michael got with Mick Jagger. Freddy Mercury and he did a version of the song State of Shock released in 1984 on the Jackson's Victory LP.  ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8DZzlc4ZZs

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/06/10 at 5:47 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8DZzlc4ZZs


It's ok,I prefer Mick Jagger.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/06/10 at 7:01 pm

I wanted to share some pictures of Michael, that I like.  :) Enjoy!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/VanityFairShoot-1large.png

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/84.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/88.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/91.jpg

More to come!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: JamieMcBain on 10/06/10 at 7:32 pm

I am sure that Apollonia, will enjoy this, he even sounds pretty good too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMvTIQ0Zfuk

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20431442,00.html

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/06/10 at 9:51 pm

LOL. Penny. Austin has a nice voice and all, but he doesn't really appeal to me. I prefer his cousins 3T better.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/n842915272_3921199_8180.jpg

I don't really jump on "new" acts even if he is a Jackson. LOL. If he's still goin in maybe five years, then I might get into him.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/06/10 at 10:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dx5EB15ek

Somebody created Michael Jackson as a wrestler on WWE's Raw vs.Smackdown video game.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/07/10 at 6:57 am


I wanted to share some pictures of Michael, that I like.  :) Enjoy!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/VanityFairShoot-1large.png

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/84.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/88.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/91.jpg

More to come!


very nice as usual.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/07/10 at 3:34 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dx5EB15ek

Somebody created Michael Jackson as a wrestler on WWE's Raw vs.Smackdown video game.



Lord. Michael was a lover not a fighter. Thank god he wasn't a fighter, he'd get turned into a stain in the middle of the ring, if he had to fight. LOL. Cute animation though.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/10 at 5:31 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dx5EB15ek

Somebody created Michael Jackson as a wrestler on WWE's Raw vs.Smackdown video game.


That's awesome!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/08/10 at 6:39 am



Lord. Michael was a lover not a fighter. Thank god he wasn't a fighter, he'd get turned into a stain in the middle of the ring, if he had to fight. LOL. Cute animation though.


In these wrestling games someone created Michael Jackson and in Create A Wrestler mode you can create anyone you want including him or you can even create yourself,it takes hours to do this just to get everything correct and right and there you go,You can pretend Michael is a wrestler,it's made up,that's all,he's not supposed to be a wrestler,just use your imagination.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/08/10 at 6:40 am


That's awesome!


It's funny how people can take hours to do this,It takes an art to do it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/08/10 at 9:00 pm

The King of Pop lives on in this thread!

8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/08/10 at 9:36 pm


I wanted to share some pictures of Michael, that I like.  :) Enjoy!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/VanityFairShoot-1large.png


He had an outtie (belly button).

I never really understood the whole screaming and grabbing his crotch maneuver, but I thought he had an amazing talent and was very philantropistic (is that a word?)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/09/10 at 5:22 am


The King of Pop lives on in this thread!

8)


even in a video game.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/10 at 7:02 am

Michael Jackson memorabilia sale fetches $1m in Macau

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/10/10 at 7:35 am


Michael Jackson memorabilia sale fetches $1m in Macau


Wowzers!  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/10 at 7:41 am


Michael Jackson memorabilia sale fetches $1m in Macau
Paying the upkeep for Bubbles?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/10/10 at 8:12 am


I never really understood the whole screaming and grabbing his crotch maneuver


I think all that dancing sort of got his junk in a bunch and was painful, thus the screaming. And his "grab" was more like "adjustment".
;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/10/10 at 12:50 pm


I think all that dancing sort of got his junk in a bunch and was painful, thus the screaming. And his "grab" was more like "adjustment".
;D



and all the crotch grabbing became a fad.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/15/10 at 5:09 pm

I love the crotch grab. It's really cool when MJ did it. And I used to think it was really naughty when I was 9.  ;D Then I saw a Prince show.  :o

My friend Ryan found some cool MJ pics and shared themon his Facebook and I wanted to post them here. They were taken shortly before he passed.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/72428_447784023327_513023327_5064183_3581911_n.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/44897_447784003327_513023327_5064182_2774746_n.jpg

"No, you can't read his poker face.."

Hope you like them!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/15/10 at 8:16 pm

Now those I like, Tiff.  Thanks for sharing them.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/15/10 at 8:51 pm


and all the crotch grabbing became a fad.


Grabbing one's own or grabbing somebody else's?
???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/16/10 at 7:08 am


Grabbing one's own or grabbing somebody else's?
???


my own crotch,though I'd rather grab a girl's....  :-X

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/16/10 at 7:08 am


I love the crotch grab. It's really cool when MJ did it. And I used to think it was really naughty when I was 9.  ;D Then I saw a Prince show.  :o

My friend Ryan found some cool MJ pics and shared themon his Facebook and I wanted to post them here. They were taken shortly before he passed.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/72428_447784023327_513023327_5064183_3581911_n.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/44897_447784003327_513023327_5064182_2774746_n.jpg

"No, you can't read his poker face.."

Hope you like them!


very nice Tiff,very nice.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/16/10 at 7:43 pm

Gosh!  :) Y'all like the pictures! That makes me feel good! I love when Michael did higer fashion looks, like the "Lady Gaga" one.  ;D

Hunting more interesting pictures.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/16/10 at 8:02 pm

Found some more pics!  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283836875/gallery_2_1021_165534.jpg

Michael was around 20 years old here. So cute!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274284439/gallery_1021_434891.jpg

The Jacksons with a little bitty Janet who was about 12 at the time.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274116918/gallery_4_1092_12170.jpg

The Jacksons in 79. Michael was 21.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1273674392/gallery_8_309_69138.jpg

Michael in front of his 1985 Mercedes that he and pal Tatum O Neal picked out.

I hope you like the pics. Yay!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/17/10 at 7:03 am


Found some more pics!  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283836875/gallery_2_1021_165534.jpg

Michael was around 20 years old here. So cute!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274284439/gallery_1021_434891.jpg

The Jacksons with a little bitty Janet who was about 12 at the time.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274116918/gallery_4_1092_12170.jpg

The Jacksons in 79. Michael was 21.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1273674392/gallery_8_309_69138.jpg

Michael in front of his 1985 Mercedes that he and pal Tatum O Neal picked out.

I hope you like the pics. Yay!


Great Pics,Tiff in my opinion he was better with the afro hairdo.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/17/10 at 8:44 am


Great Pics,Tiff in my opinion he was better with the afro hairdo.


That pic in the boat is classic.  The J5 always had the tightest 'fros.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/17/10 at 1:12 pm


That pic in the boat is classic.  The J5 always had the tightest 'fros.  :)


The 70's were classic ones.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/17/10 at 1:12 pm

http://fineartamerica.com/images-medium/michael-jackson-sad-clown-david-devries.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/19/10 at 2:10 pm


http://fineartamerica.com/images-medium/michael-jackson-sad-clown-david-devries.jpg


I don't know if it was the artist's intention, but that looks an awful lot like minstrel show makeup!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/disgust.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/19/10 at 2:12 pm


I don't know if it was the artist's intention, but that looks an awful lot like minstrel show makeup!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/disgust.gif


It was supposed to be that way,remember the video from 1983 with Paul McCartney Say Say Say?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/21/10 at 6:12 pm

Found Some More Nice Pics:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275169908/gallery_7_1297_57962.jpg

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_7_1692_39325.jpg
This was the only one I found of the kids smiling in that particular shoot!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_7_1692_51740.jpg

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274010004/gallery_6_45723.jpg
Michael with Siegfried and Roy before Roy was attacked by his pet tiger.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1276087321/gallery_2_749_513425.jpg
Yes, his hand IS that big.

Enjoy!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/21/10 at 6:57 pm

Love those pics Tiff.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/21/10 at 10:24 pm


It was supposed to be that way,remember the video from 1983 with Paul McCartney Say Say Say?


Oh yeah...thanks for pointing that out, Howard!
:)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/22/10 at 6:44 am

http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jan2009/4/9/9E236099-C8D2-BC49-9BFBC2000571A2D1.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/22/10 at 11:37 am

I never really liked the Say Say Say video. I mean it had it's moments, like when Michael couldn't open the drink bottle, but him chasing after Latoya just kind of ruined the film. A million models in LA, and he casts his sister. LOL>  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/22/10 at 8:14 pm


I never really liked the Say Say Say video. I mean it had it's moments, like when Michael couldn't open the drink bottle, but him chasing after Latoya just kind of ruined the film. A million models in LA, and he casts his sister. LOL>  :)


the video was great,enjoyed it. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/22/10 at 8:20 pm


I never really liked the Say Say Say video. I mean it had it's moments, like when Michael couldn't open the drink bottle, but him chasing after Latoya just kind of ruined the film. A million models in LA, and he casts his sister. LOL>  :)


They ran the fly-by-night medicine show, but it's okay because they give the money to charity.  Kinda hokey.
::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/22/10 at 9:00 pm


They ran the fly-by-night medicine show, but it's okay because they give the money to charity.  Kinda hokey.
::)


I thought that drink was phony.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/24/10 at 1:13 am


I thought that drink was phony.


And that's why we have the FDA.  If not, you could mix up some sugar-water and call it "Howard's Health Tonic - Good for what ail's you!"
8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/24/10 at 6:49 am

http://www.last.fm/music/Michael%2BJackson%2B%2526%2BPaul%2BMcCartney/_/Say+Say+Say

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/24/10 at 6:50 am


And that's why we have the FDA.  If not, you could mix up some sugar-water and call it "Howard's Health Tonic - Good for what ail's you!"
8)


Turns you into a sex driven maniac. ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/25/10 at 1:36 am


Turns you into a sex driven maniac. ;)


Somebody spiked my chai latte with Howard's Health Tonic!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/11/coffee.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/25/10 at 7:00 am

http://www.deviantart.com/download/127420559/RIP_Michael_Jackson_Memorial_2_by_DesignsByGypsy.png

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/28/10 at 10:57 am

hahaha weirdo.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/28/10 at 7:30 pm


hahaha weirdo.


HEY!  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/30/10 at 4:56 pm

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1284904493/gallery_7_216_6068.jpg
"Hello (clap,clap) Game Time!"  (If you've seen MJ's film Ghosts--not to be confused with GHOST--you'll get the joke here)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1284904493/gallery_4025_216_105461.jpg
He's wearing mirrored contacts and that was the first time I realized just how big his eyes were. LOL.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1279508066/gallery_987_745099.jpg
Randy must have been going for that Village People Look...(Y-M-C-A)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1847_70201.jpg
Michael at a party in 1980. Funny, my BF stares at me the same way.  ;D

Enjoy the pics y'all!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/30/10 at 7:42 pm

Cool pics, 'pollonia.    :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/30/10 at 7:58 pm

Very Nice Tiff.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/31/10 at 4:42 pm

Glad you like them. Here's some old-school ones for Halloween!  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283105188/gallery_8_307_28491.jpg
That scared the living dog sheesh out of me when I was six!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274284439/gallery_8_550_54366.jpg
Michael being transformed into the werewolf with the little appliances glued to his face that made his skin stretch and morph in the video.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1286911412/gallery_8_2086_5878.jpg
Michael with Ola Ray. I wish I could find an outfit like hers.  i know it's guess jeans, but that's all!  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/01/10 at 6:58 am


Glad you like them. Here's some old-school ones for Halloween!  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283105188/gallery_8_307_28491.jpg
That scared the living dog sheesh out of me when I was six!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274284439/gallery_8_550_54366.jpg
Michael being transformed into the werewolf with the little appliances glued to his face that made his skin stretch and morph in the video.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1286911412/gallery_8_2086_5878.jpg
Michael with Ola Ray. I wish I could find an outfit like hers.  i know it's guess jeans, but that's all!  >:(



I remember Michael Jackson in that green makeup,it must have been a pain in the neck to take off after filming production.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/01/10 at 4:37 pm

I don't know if it was easier to put it on or take it off. All that stuff was glued to Michael's face. And to make the masks to fit him he had to have a plaster of paris mold put on his face. I'd have been runnibng for the dermatologist after some mess like that.  :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Starde on 11/04/10 at 9:08 am

Nice pics. I love the "Ghosts" short film! The last time I saw it on TV was, I think, on VH1 back in the late 90's.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/05/10 at 6:18 pm


Nice pics. I love the "Ghosts" short film! The last time I saw it on TV was, I think, on VH1 back in the late 90's.


I waited six years to see Ghosts. It was in October of 2002. I still have it on VHS tape. I  loved it. It was like Thriller on steroids. Awesome. And I really like that it premiered at the Cannes fim festival. Gosh.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/06/10 at 6:46 am


Nice pics. I love the "Ghosts" short film! The last time I saw it on TV was, I think, on VH1 back in the late 90's.


I don't think I saw Ghosts.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/10 at 6:48 am

An album of "new" Michael Jackson songs is to go on sale next month.

Entitled Michael, it contains tracks that the superstar was working on before his death in June 2009, and which have been posthumously completed.


Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/06/10 at 7:27 am


I don't think I saw Ghosts.


On youtube in 4 part videos (Beware, LOTS of MJ screaming in his sing-song way)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhB0kWu0R-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G5hzDwQH8Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCMVx2FeeKo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFLdxzBnM70

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/06/10 at 5:57 pm

Hey Y'all, I stumbled on some more pics!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1288879493/gallery_333_2241_365519.jpg

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1288879493/gallery_333_2241_189529.jpg
Looks like he's selling me a used Honda in that jacket.  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1284333357/gallery_72_1878_30458.jpg
Isn't he the cutest human Q-tip you ever saw?

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_2_2001_18078.jpg
I know this thread is for Michael, but I've gotta say, Tito looks SHARP in that jacket!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280419713/gallery_2_1018_80483.jpg
Who looked at this and said it would compliment the looks of five good looking men? :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/06/10 at 8:00 pm

I liked him better with the afro,he was cooler back then. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/07/10 at 2:55 pm


I liked him better with the afro,he was cooler back then. :)


He has to be able to fit in my car without bursting through the roof for me. LOL. He was beautiful back then--but I think he's beautiful at all stages of his life.  As much as I love Michael and adore him I only HATE one look he had :

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283435527/gallery_468_662_9835.jpg

Michael at the Angel Ball in 2000. I freaked out when I saw this. I just don't like it. He used his get outta jail free card with me on that one.  :( I just didnt like it. Nothing was flattering, and he had stubble, and it just kind of all worked against him.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1276022692/gallery_665_513075.jpg

Michael also in 2000 attending another affair. Now that's how all his suits should have fit and complemented him and his coloring. (Nearly all his suits to his trial also flattered him wonderfully)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/08/10 at 6:47 am


He has to be able to fit in my car without bursting through the roof for me. LOL. He was beautiful back then--but I think he's beautiful at all stages of his life.  As much as I love Michael and adore him I only HATE one look he had :

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283435527/gallery_468_662_9835.jpg

Michael at the Angel Ball in 2000. I freaked out when I saw this. I just don't like it. He used his get outta jail free card with me on that one.  :( I just didnt like it. Nothing was flattering, and he had stubble, and it just kind of all worked against him.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1276022692/gallery_665_513075.jpg

Michael also in 2000 attending another affair. Now that's how all his suits should have fit and complemented him and his coloring. (Nearly all his suits to his trial also flattered him wonderfully)


I know,What with the moustache and stubbly goatee?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/10 at 2:00 pm

http://img.mediaspanonline.com/5853/4550447.jpg

Has this picture been included yet?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/08/10 at 2:27 pm


http://img.mediaspanonline.com/5853/4550447.jpg

Has this picture been included yet?


It should. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/08/10 at 4:48 pm


It should. :)


If I'm right, that's from the Jim Nabours Hour. I have a part of that on tape! That ghastly orange jumpsuit Michael wore. LOL.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/08/10 at 7:43 pm

Wow its had to fathom that this thread is approaching the 900 mark.

I wonder if the millenium mark is far away? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/08/10 at 8:33 pm


Wow its had to fathom that this thread is approaching the 900 mark.

I wonder if the millenium mark is far away? ???


Michael died in 2009, so the millennium is about 999 years away.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/10 at 1:35 am


If I'm right, that's from the Jim Nabours Hour. I have a part of that on tape! That ghastly orange jumpsuit Michael wore. LOL.
Hence, black 'n white?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/09/10 at 5:35 am


Michael died in 2009, so the millennium is about 999 years away.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_scratch.gif


Let's hope that they have a Willennium then too.  ;)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3KJbOreaZRs/R12IUpgdG8I/AAAAAAAAADE/7VragQBKLOQ/s320/will_smith_caricature_small.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3KJbOreaZRs/R12Hx5gdG6I/AAAAAAAAAC0/0acMMXFawxw/s320/michael_jackson_caricature_small.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/09/10 at 5:47 am


Wow its had to fathom that this thread is approaching the 900 mark.

I wonder if the millenium mark is far away? ???


Maybe within the next few months. ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/09/10 at 5:49 am

http://www.opposingviews.com/attachments/0010/5626/000d87ad41a00e3dabf80e.jpg?1289254041


This album cover is fabulous,nice design work.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/10/10 at 9:03 pm

His latest song, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfA4eLjsO20&feature=player_embedded

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/11/10 at 5:50 am


His latest song, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfA4eLjsO20&feature=player_embedded


I thought it was a very nice song but very controversial.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/11/10 at 6:00 am

I saw on the Biography Channel that MJ is the only act that outsold the Bee Gees.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/11/10 at 6:36 am


I saw on the Biography Channel that MJ is the only act that outsold the Bee Gees.   8)


WOW!  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/10 at 1:11 pm


I saw on the Biography Channel that MJ is the only act that outsold the Bee Gees.  8)
...and the Beatles?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/11/10 at 5:58 pm

The Bee Gees?  :(

Gosh. Go Michael.  :-*

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/11/10 at 7:05 pm


...and the Beatles?


I always thought Beatles were Number 1?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/10 at 2:15 pm


I always thought Beatles were Number 1?  ???
In the UK, Cliff Richard has out sold The Beatles.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/12/10 at 2:52 pm


In the UK, Cliff Richard has out sold The Beatles.



wow.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/13/10 at 3:36 pm

Isn't Michael the Beatles because he owns the Beatles music catalouge.


So he is still #1. Who's Cliff Richards. Is he related to the guy that plays Kramer?  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/13/10 at 3:52 pm


Isn't Michael the Beatles because he owns the Beatles music catalouge.


So he is still #1. Who's Cliff Richards. Is he related to the guy that plays Kramer?  :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px7ilisAGj0

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/13/10 at 6:59 pm


Isn't Michael the Beatles because he owns the Beatles music catalouge.


So he is still #1. Who's Cliff Richards. Is he related to the guy that plays Kramer?  :)


No,You're thinking of Michael Richards.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 2:25 am


So he is still #1. Who's Cliff Richards. Is he related to the guy that plays Kramer?  :)
btw, it is Cliff Richard, not Richards.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/14/10 at 6:47 am

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set?.out=jpg&id=pjTcUz5j3hGxwWGcBjyNdw&size=l

Wow,this is cool.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/14/10 at 11:45 am

Ok. thanks for clearing up the thing about Cliff Richard. I'm not that up to date on other musical acts I'm afriad.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/14/10 at 6:35 pm

More pics!  :D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1286911412/gallery_72_964_38588.jpg
Not sure how Michael got talked into going topless, but I'm glad he said "Okay!"

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280790388/gallery_2_1875_54149.jpg
Michael with Latoya. The description said that he was helping her produce her album.  ::)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275902432/gallery_844_2765.jpg
Michael with Tatiana Thumbtzen on the set of The Way You Make Me Feel. I remember being little and wanting to be her, so I oculd dance with Michael in the ghetto.  :)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_333_1366_32862.jpg
Michael with a groupie in the Come Together video. Didn't want to be her, because she litereally got dragged offstage by security. LOL.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/14/10 at 7:06 pm

Did LaToya ever pose topless? She always liked to copy Michael's style...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/15/10 at 7:08 am


Did LaToya ever pose topless? She always liked to copy Michael's style...


http://sinoby.com/music/latoya_jackson/

I'm warning you LB,they're hot so don't go wind up having a heart attack!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/15/10 at 7:11 am


More pics!  :D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1286911412/gallery_72_964_38588.jpg
Not sure how Michael got talked into going topless, but I'm glad he said "Okay!"

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280790388/gallery_2_1875_54149.jpg
Michael with Latoya. The description said that he was helping her produce her album.  ::)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275902432/gallery_844_2765.jpg
Michael with Tatiana Thumbtzen on the set of The Way You Make Me Feel. I remember being little and wanting to be her, so I oculd dance with Michael in the ghetto.  :)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_333_1366_32862.jpg
Michael with a groupie in the Come Together video. Didn't want to be her, because she litereally got dragged offstage by security. LOL.


One of the better pics of him is the first one,not that there's nothing wrong with being gay.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/20/10 at 7:50 am

Anything new with MJ lately? ??? Board has been quiet.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/20/10 at 11:29 am


Anything new with MJ lately? ??? Board has been quiet.   :-\\


I saw him at the airport!  I mean, it sure sounded like MJ when the TSA guy grabbed his package!
;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/10 at 3:39 pm

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/3667227908_7a318fee21.jpg

Anyone for toast?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/20/10 at 5:23 pm


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/3667227908_7a318fee21.jpg

Anyone for toast?


Let's butter up Michael Jackson.  :D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 3:37 am


Let's butter up Michael Jackson.  :D
With Jam?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/21/10 at 6:52 am


With Jam?


One of my favorite songs from The Dangerous CD.

http://www.mtv.com/videos/michael-jackson/14683/jam.jhtml

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/10 at 11:47 am

Hey Y'all!

Yesterday, i finally saw the last video Michael Jackson ever did. The "One More Chance" video. it was awesome and I LOVED it!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278020214/gallery_333_650_366760.jpg

Michael jamming in the OMC video.  :)

(go to mjtunes.com to see the video, and don't forget to download the MJ radio toolbar!!!!!!)

(if you really like MJ music)  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/21/10 at 1:32 pm


Hey Y'all!

Yesterday, i finally saw the last video Michael Jackson ever did. The "One More Chance" video. it was awesome and I LOVED it!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278020214/gallery_333_650_366760.jpg

Michael jamming in the OMC video.  :)

(go to mjtunes.com to see the video, and don't forget to download the MJ radio toolbar!!!!!!)

(if you really like MJ music)  ;)


I have the MJ website in my favorites,I don't think the toolbar is necessary.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Starde on 11/25/10 at 2:25 am

So...what do y'all think about that new album coming out soon?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/25/10 at 6:49 am


So...what do y'all think about that new album coming out soon?


I heard Breaking News,It's pretty interesting.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/25/10 at 8:40 pm

Its alright. Not really a fan of the cover art on the album. They should have used a more recent photo of Michael. And I hope I like the 7 of the ten songs that ARE MJ vocals. If not, it just goes into the drawer with my other 26 CDs.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/26/10 at 8:56 pm

Hope everyone had a lovely Turkey Day. Here's some pics of the Jacksons:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1279508066/gallery_987_796724.jpg
Michael in Amsterdam in 79. (My aunt and uncle saw them there when my uncle was in the army) I didn't know Addidas was around in 1979..

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1290051405/gallery_5376_3_163142.jpg
Jacksons in Heathrow Airport, London, 79. They all look so cute.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1842_98169.png
Michael singing with Lionel Richie

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1848_8647.jpg
The Jacksons poolside, 1977. Jackie's little floral shorts amuse me to death!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_993_30388.jpg

Michael at the family home in Encino in 1986. He was transitioning to that "Bad" look/ Very nice. Fans refer to this as the "Thrad" look. (between Thriller and Bad")

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/27/10 at 5:10 am


Hope everyone had a lovely Turkey Day. Here's some pics of the Jacksons:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1279508066/gallery_987_796724.jpg
Michael in Amsterdam in 79. (My aunt and uncle saw them there when my uncle was in the army) I didn't know Addidas was around in 1979..

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1290051405/gallery_5376_3_163142.jpg
Jacksons in Heathrow Airport, London, 79. They all look so cute.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1842_98169.png
Michael singing with Lionel Richie

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1848_8647.jpg
The Jacksons poolside, 1977. Jackie's little floral shorts amuse me to death!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_993_30388.jpg

Michael at the family home in Encino in 1986. He was transitioning to that "Bad" look/ Very nice. Fans refer to this as the "Thrad" look. (between Thriller and Bad")


HA! I can't believe he wore those sunglasses.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/27/10 at 11:14 am

I was listening to that awesome Eddie van Halen guitar solo in Beat It yesterday and that got me to wondering...

I wonder whatever happened to that cool dude who shook his head so funkily in that video? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/27/10 at 3:24 pm


I was listening to that awesome Eddie van Halen guitar solo in Beat It yesterday and that got me to wondering...

I wonder whatever happened to that cool dude who shook his head so funkily in that video? ???



Does he have a name?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/27/10 at 4:58 pm



Does he have a name?  ???


I've been googling and have not found anything.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/27/10 at 6:27 pm

I am actually not sure who that guy with the bouncing head was. I know that Michael used a combination of actual gang members and pro dancers. That man could have been a ganster or a dancer. Not sure.


But it scared the sheesh out of me that Michael  was near gangmember. I just always envisioned them knocing his slim self over, and running off with his wallet or something. LOL.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/27/10 at 6:38 pm


I am actually not sure who that guy with the bouncing head was. I know that Michael used a combination of actual gang members and pro dancers. That man could have been a ganster or a dancer. Not sure.


But it scared the sheesh out of me that Michael  was near gangmember. I just always envisioned them knocing his slim self over, and running off with his wallet or something. LOL.


Not to worry.  If any of those bangers had messed with Michael, they would have settled the matter in dance, like the video showed.  Michael woulda then mopped up the floor with the guy.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/10 at 6:46 am


I've been googling and have not found anything.   :-\\


http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:wo-X7XxB5UXNZM:http://i29.tinypic.com/nzqamv.jpg&t=1

You might be referring to Boogalo Shrimp (Michael Chambers)^

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/10 at 6:47 am


Not to worry.  If any of those bangers had messed with Michael, they would have settled the matter in dance, like the video showed.  Michael woulda then mopped up the floor with the guy.


It's better to dance it out then to fight over it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/28/10 at 7:22 am


http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:wo-X7XxB5UXNZM:http://i29.tinypic.com/nzqamv.jpg&t=1

You might be referring to Boogalo Shrimp (Michael Chambers)^


No that's not him.  I wonder why the shaking-head dude has gone into such World Wide Web obscurity?  I can't find any references at all.

His moment in the Beat it video was a classic one.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 7:25 am


No that's not him.  I wonder why the shaking-head dude has gone into such World Wide Web obscurity?  I can't find any references at all.
So there are no reports anyone claiming to be that boy in the past?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/10 at 7:34 am


No that's not him.  I wonder why the shaking-head dude has gone into such World Wide Web obscurity?  I can't find any references at all.

His moment in the Beat it video was a classic one.  :)


http://www.mtv.com/videos/michael-jackson/26721/beat-it.jhtml


The guy at 4:19? He could've been one of those breakdancers. ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/10 at 7:35 am


So there are no reports anyone claiming to be that boy in the past?


It's been 27 years.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 8:13 am


http://www.mtv.com/videos/michael-jackson/26721/beat-it.jhtml


The guy at 4:19? He could've been one of those breakdancers. ???
btw, cannot be view outside the USA. Copyright reasons?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/10 at 12:24 pm


btw, cannot be view outside the USA. Copyright reasons?


copyright reasons? I don't understand that! Why?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 12:25 pm


copyright reasons? I don't understand that! Why?  ???
I am not based in the USA, maybe that video can only be shown in the USA.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/28/10 at 3:24 pm

Try Youtube to see the video.

Michael did get one horror story on the set of beat it that I read once. Michael was taking a break during filming and just chilling outside this building. All of a sudden, he felt this wet stuff dropping on his head. It wasn't raining, and he looked up to see what was dripping on him, Come to find out, a man in the building he was outside of, got stabbed, and stum,bed onto the fire escape and was bleeding on Michael Jackson.

I fell over. I couldn't beleive it. But Michael wanted to go to the 'hood'.  :) Got a little too real for him.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/29/10 at 6:47 am


Try Youtube to see the video.

Michael did get one horror story on the set of beat it that I read once. Michael was taking a break during filming and just chilling outside this building. All of a sudden, he felt this wet stuff dropping on his head. It wasn't raining, and he looked up to see what was dripping on him, Come to find out, a man in the building he was outside of, got stabbed, and stum,bed onto the fire escape and was bleeding on Michael Jackson.

I fell over. I couldn't beleive it. But Michael wanted to go to the 'hood'.  :) Got a little too real for him.


And where the Beat It video being filmed?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/04/10 at 2:33 pm


And where the Beat It video being filmed?  ???


Yep.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/04/10 at 6:03 pm

I think the video was filmed in Los Angeles.  :) You know it never eeally crossed my mind . LOL.


And call me a hypocrite y'all, but I bought that three disc Michael Jackson's Vision set and (GASP) I really like it.  :) Will take a pic with it and post it to my MJ memeoribilia thread.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 3:00 am


I think the video was filmed in Los Angeles.  :) You know it never eeally crossed my mind . LOL.


And call me a hypocrite y'all, but I bought that three disc Michael Jackson's Vision set and (GASP) I really like it.  :) Will take a pic with it and post it to my MJ memeoribilia thread.
From wiki...

"The video (Beat It) which cost Jackson $150,000 to create after CBS refused to finance it, was filmed on Los Angeles' Skid Row—mainly on locations on East 5th Street)—around March 9, 1983. To add authenticity to the production but also to foster peace between them, Jackson had the idea to cast members of rival Los Angeles street gangs Crips and Bloods. In addition to around 80 genuine gang members, the video which is noted for opening up many job opportunities for dancers in the US, also featured 18 professional dancers and four breakdancers. Besides Jackson, Peters and Vincent Paterson, the cast included Michael DeLorenzo, Stoney Jackson, Tracii Guns, Tony Fields, Peter Tramm, Rick Stone, and Cheryl Song

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 12/05/10 at 6:45 am


I think the video was filmed in Los Angeles.  :) You know it never eeally crossed my mind . LOL.


And call me a hypocrite y'all, but I bought that three disc Michael Jackson's Vision set and (GASP) I really like it.  :) Will take a pic with it and post it to my MJ memeoribilia thread.


can't wait to see it. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/07/10 at 7:53 am

Can we just let him rest in wierdness?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/09/10 at 5:26 pm


Can we just let him rest in wierdness?


Can you kindly show respect for a deceased person?  >:(

Now. back on topic... IS Cheryl Song the Asian lady the guys kisses in the video? (And was she on Soul Train?)


Are there any pics from any particular era/year/ event you guys want me to post? Just ask.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 12/09/10 at 8:14 pm


Can you kindly show respect for a deceased person?  >:(

Now. back on topic... IS Cheryl Song the Asian lady the guys kisses in the video? (And was she on Soul Train?)


Are there any pics from any particular era/year/ event you guys want me to post? Just ask.



I want some more afro pics. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/09/10 at 9:36 pm

Ok Howie, here ya go!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_4_1698_312248.jpg

Michael in 1976 at a tennis tournament with boxer Muhannad Ali, and I suppose his wife.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1698_29991.jpg

Michael at the same event with John F. Kennedy Jr, and his sister Caroline.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_2_1969_6762.jpg
The LA premiere of "The Wiz". Alas that movie is not in my MJ collection. And it wont be because I'm not a fan of musicals that much.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1286911412/gallery_4_327_153289.jpg
Here's a golden oldie. The Jackson 5 in 1970 with thier parents at thier Encino home. Michael in the front in yellow!

Request more pics guys!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 12/10/10 at 6:26 am


Ok Howie, here ya go!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_4_1698_312248.jpg

Michael in 1976 at a tennis tournament with boxer Muhannad Ali, and I suppose his wife.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_2_1698_29991.jpg

Michael at the same event with John F. Kennedy Jr, and his sister Caroline.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_2_1969_6762.jpg
The LA premiere of "The Wiz". Alas that movie is not in my MJ collection. And it wont be because I'm not a fan of musicals that much.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1286911412/gallery_4_327_153289.jpg
Here's a golden oldie. The Jackson 5 in 1970 with thier parents at thier Encino home. Michael in the front in yellow!

Request more pics guys!


Thanks,you have any Wiz pics?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 12/10/10 at 6:26 am

http://www.spinner.com/2009/06/29/iflts-you-can-t-win-michael-jackson/

"You Can't Win" 1978

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/26/10 at 9:18 pm

I saw this thread sliding down the list and wanted to add some more pics! Enjoy!  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1293389381/med_gallery_1603_1311_29587.jpg
Michael at the 30th anniversary shows in 2001. Not sure what he's doing. Looks like he's fallen.  ::)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1284590387/med_gallery_3087_531_77571.jpg
Michael with Elizabeth Taylor. I can't stand this woman. She;s 973 years old and still gorgeous.  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1293389381/med_gallery_4570_220_95008.jpg
Michael rehearsing with the dancers for the Blood on the DanceFloor video. (wish I was that slim--as the girls, not MJ. LOL)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274510726/gallery_85_846_2071677.jpgMichael with rocker Steve Stevens (now on Married to Rock with the Hello Kitty obsessed wife) The first fiew times I saw this video, I mistook Steve for Michael's female guitarist Jennifer Batten because they do appear similiar-just Jennifer had blonde hair. It was just recently brought to my attention that this was a man.

Hope you like the pics!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/27/10 at 5:51 am

Maybe Michael and Teena Marie can have a jam session up there...  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 12/27/10 at 6:42 am


Maybe Michael and Teena Marie can have a jam session up there...   :)


I was just thinking the same thing.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 12/27/10 at 6:44 am


I saw this thread sliding down the list and wanted to add some more pics! Enjoy!  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1293389381/med_gallery_1603_1311_29587.jpg
Michael at the 30th anniversary shows in 2001. Not sure what he's doing. Looks like he's fallen.  ::)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1284590387/med_gallery_3087_531_77571.jpg
Michael with Elizabeth Taylor. I can't stand this woman. She;s 973 years old and still gorgeous.  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1293389381/med_gallery_4570_220_95008.jpg
Michael rehearsing with the dancers for the Blood on the DanceFloor video. (wish I was that slim--as the girls, not MJ. LOL)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274510726/gallery_85_846_2071677.jpgMichael with rocker Steve Stevens (now on Married to Rock with the Hello Kitty obsessed wife) The first fiew times I saw this video, I mistook Steve for Michael's female guitarist Jennifer Batten because they do appear similiar-just Jennifer had blonde hair. It was just recently brought to my attention that this was a man.

Hope you like the pics!




All very nice pictures.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/27/10 at 9:14 am

oh boy, what was he wearing?????  :D  :o cuck-koo!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/01/11 at 12:29 pm

>:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/01/11 at 3:04 pm


>:(


Me too...  >:( >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/03/11 at 9:23 pm

I wanted to share a video of Michael performing, and I finally chose one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj3xTRD6qD0

Michael performing his hit Human Nature on the Dangerous tour live from Bucharest, Romania. I have the whole comcert on DVD, and it is really awesome. This song was the first time Michael made me cry...I think I was 13 or so. LOL. Enjoy!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/04/11 at 6:47 am


I wanted to share a video of Michael performing, and I finally chose one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj3xTRD6qD0

Michael performing his hit Human Nature on the Dangerous tour live from Bucharest, Romania. I have the whole comcert on DVD, and it is really awesome. This song was the first time Michael made me cry...I think I was 13 or so. LOL. Enjoy!


I'm laughing at this girl at 1:30 who's crying because Michael touched himself. ;D

But,great video. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: nally on 01/05/11 at 11:24 am

And now, the preliminary hearing is continuing for Dr. Conrad Murray, MJ's personal physician.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/05/11 at 1:34 pm


And now, the preliminary hearing is continuing for Dr. Conrad Murray, MJ's personal physician.


But they said that Michael killed himself and not Conrad.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/11 at 1:51 pm

Before Christmas I attended a Christmas concert at the O2 Arena, the venue where Michael Jackson was due to play those 50 concerts but his death intervened. We spent some while talking on how much of an extravaganza it would had been.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/05/11 at 2:10 pm


Before Christmas I attended a Christmas concert at the O2 Arena, the venue where Michael Jackson was due to play those 50 concerts but his death intervened. We spent some while talking on how much of an extravaganza it would had been.


What happened to the tickets?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/11 at 2:11 pm


What happened to the tickets?
...good question!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/05/11 at 2:11 pm


...good question!


Did you get the money back?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: nally on 01/05/11 at 3:25 pm


But they said that Michael killed himself and not Conrad.

That's what Conrad wants to think, more or less. Many people still think Conrad was responsible.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/11 at 3:26 pm


Did you get the money back?
...another good question?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/05/11 at 6:08 pm

Conrad is responsible.

Now for the matter of the tickets there were 2 options, you could send them back and get a refund or keep them as a souvenier. My friend Ryan who lives in London chose to keep his ticket. It wasn't that expensive, like 130 dollars US I beleive, per ticket.

Any one have any video requests? (songs, performances, tours, etc.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/11 at 1:41 am


Conrad is responsible.

Now for the matter of the tickets there were 2 options, you could send them back and get a refund or keep them as a souvenier. My friend Ryan who lives in London chose to keep his ticket. It wasn't that expensive, like 130 dollars US I beleive, per ticket.

Any one have any video requests? (songs, performances, tours, etc.
Did anyone put their tickets on eBay?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/06/11 at 6:44 am


That's what Conrad wants to think, more or less. Many people still think Conrad was responsible.


and he could've been saved.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/06/11 at 6:48 am


...another good question?


I hope you did.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/11 at 11:58 am


I hope you did.
I had not applied for tickets but we were very close to buying some.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/06/11 at 9:12 pm

I'm late in honoring him, but here goes.

Michael, you were/are the biggest popstar of all time and you were truly talented, but misunderstood. I bet your looking down on us glad that you're at peace and away from all the harsh judgement some people shoot at you!

:\'( :\'(

-Peace-

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/10/11 at 5:11 pm

Here's another video.

Michael live at the 1988 Grammys. If you look very closely at the end, you can see Prince applauding him. Looking pissed, but applauding nonetheless.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex6gQlUfvxw

Any requests, ask!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/12/11 at 6:42 pm

I wonder when we'll run out of never-seen-before MJ videos? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/12/11 at 10:33 pm

Probably never. Michael filmed alot of his personal activites--as did his friends and other family memebers--and I know he recorded every single one of his solo concert performances and rehearsals. There's enough footage to wrap around the Earth several times.  :)

I'm not much for rehearsals. I have a Dangerous tour rehearsal where he forgot what he was doing and just stood there. The performances are where I'm at. Anything from probably the Destiny tour on to This is it, I'd like to see.

My favorite bit of footage is from Japan on the HIStory tour and he fell during the "lean" in Smooth Criminal.  :) I like it because I'm used to Michael being perfect onstage and it was refreshing to see a little mistake.

A large mistake was when his bridge during Earth Song collapsed and he fell 30 feet. He was okay, but it was kinda scary.  :)

I've got too much time on my hands.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/13/11 at 6:42 am


I wonder when we'll run out of never-seen-before MJ videos? ???


Never. I think the world of Michael Jackson will definitely live on forever. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 01/16/11 at 11:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3bjqcceU5Q

Michael Jackson - Suzuki Commercial




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/16/11 at 12:34 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3bjqcceU5Q

Michael Jackson - Suzuki Commercial



Dan


very classic commercial.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/20/11 at 3:43 pm

Hi Y'all, I wanted to post a few pics of the MJ goodies I got for Christmas.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/GEDC1636.jpg

My Thriller cover shirt. This is about the 7th or the 8th MJ shirt I''ve gotten since becomign a fan. I didn't set out to have that many, it just happened. I actually know people with more than me.  :o

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/GEDC1644.jpg

Me holding my latest MJ doll. I love him, he really looks like Michael. (Ugh, my face looks so fat!)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/GEDC1649.jpg

Here's a close-up of his little face. He's so cute.


Just wanted to share that.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/21/11 at 5:21 am

Speaking of dolls... (in reference to you and your MJ doll photo), I was looking for something else this morning and stumbled upon this odd site.  I don't exactly know the connection or what reference they are inferring but...

Someone went onto the Neverland Ranch back in 2006 when Michael had left for Dubai, and took grounds photos with their Mr. T doll.  People will do weird things just to be weird, I guess.  ;D

http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/neverland2.jpg
http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/neverland1.jpg

I guess it's all in the name of comedy...

http://www.losanjealous.com/2006/08/14/mr-t-visitor-guide-neverland-ranch-intervention/

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/21/11 at 5:59 am

Wow 'pollonia, that doll is very realistic looking.  Much nicer than the usual stuff you see out there.  Nice shirt too.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/21/11 at 6:59 am


Hi Y'all, I wanted to post a few pics of the MJ goodies I got for Christmas.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/GEDC1636.jpg

My Thriller cover shirt. This is about the 7th or the 8th MJ shirt I''ve gotten since becomign a fan. I didn't set out to have that many, it just happened. I actually know people with more than me.  :o

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/GEDC1644.jpg

Me holding my latest MJ doll. I love him, he really looks like Michael. (Ugh, my face looks so fat!)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/guarinigirl2000/GEDC1649.jpg

Here's a close-up of his little face. He's so cute.


Just wanted to share that.  :)



Damn,I wish I had that cool but overall,very nice pics.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/21/11 at 2:45 pm

Hey guys! Thanks for all the nice comments. And that Mr. T. Doll is a  little weird. I think it would beat the crap out my MJ doll. LOL.

Weird they'd take a Mr. T doll to Neverland. I'd take my Michael ones.  :) Oh well, some people do strange things.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 01/22/11 at 5:44 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBgireUzUjo




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 01/22/11 at 6:18 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBgireUzUjo




Dan


HAHAH!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: gumbypiz on 01/31/11 at 10:25 pm

Pretty amazing for a Taxi Driver...and yes, he is talking to you...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_DLEysEqSM

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/01/11 at 6:44 am


Pretty amazing for a Taxi Driver...and yes, he is talking to you...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_DLEysEqSM


Are you sure that ain't Michael himself? ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/02/11 at 4:53 pm

Eddie Murphy had me rolling. Loves me some Eddie...the cabbie kind of freaked me out. If that is for real, he needs to park that car and go pick up a single glove and get some work!  8)


And it'll pay a hell of a lot better than his tips.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: nally on 02/02/11 at 4:58 pm


HAHAH!  ;D

Yeah; I didn't know that Eddie Murphy ever portrayed MJ on SNL. He did a great job of imitating him in that clip!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/03/11 at 6:38 am


Eddie Murphy had me rolling. Loves me some Eddie...the cabbie kind of freaked me out. If that is for real, he needs to park that car and go pick up a single glove and get some work!  8)


And it'll pay a hell of a lot better than his tips.


I'd swear that sounded like Michael himself,the voice is uncanny.  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/03/11 at 9:46 pm

Here's some pics of Michael! I hope you like them!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1290051405/gallery_5376_308_10841.jpg

Michael dressed a ragamuffin on the set of the Say Say Say video.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1292547261/gallery_8_305_423006.jpg

On the set shooting a scene from the Billie Jean video.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1280595950/gallery_4_211_64891.jpg

The Jacksons on the Sonny and Cher Hour. I remember staying up SO LATE when I was a kid to see this on TVLand when I first got the channel. All I heard was “Michael Jackson” and I was up and nodding until he got on!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1281580740/gallery_4_1516_65126.jpg

The Jacksons (and Tito’s late wife Dee-Dee) at Jermaine’s wedding to Hazel Gordy. I’m impressed. It’s a picture from the 70s and no one looks tacky.  And yes I can name them all on sight. LOL.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1287314905/gallery_7_163_393522.jpg

Michael on the red carpet for Liz Taylor’s 65th birthday celebration. This is my favorite look ever on Michael Jackson. I don’t care if the make up is a tad heavy or the hair a bit effeminate, I LOVE IT! There was something special about this look and it was sad Michael didn’t keep it longer.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1279901648/gallery_7_1307_2375.jpg

Michael in the theatre for the tribute. I remember the seats around Michael were curiously empty at the show and I asked my mom why they were empty--I was only 11 at the time--and my mom said. “Oh those are reserved for his animals!” and like a nut, I believed her!

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275303635/gallery_7_162_43777.jpg

Michael performing “Elizabeth, I love you.” I actually broke my bed jumping on it cheering. Mother was none too pleased.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275169908/gallery_333_168_103355.jpg

Michael with Lisa Marie on their first anniversary. Not sure why Lisa looks like that. The 90s were a trip. And Michael appears to be giggling because he realized it.  Loved that haircut on him.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/index.php?app=gallery&module=images&img=47311

Michael in Norway in 1992.


And that’s it. For now.




Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/04/11 at 3:28 pm

I always wondered why Michael looked like Janet and Janet looked like Michael?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/04/11 at 5:44 pm

Michael and Janet probably look alike because they ARE brother and sister.

My late mother and my Uncle Charles look alike. Actually I told him that the other day.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/04/11 at 6:35 pm

In a couple of those pictures, Michael looks more than a little like LaToya.

Oh and also...

1000

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/04/11 at 6:58 pm

Did you just make that 1000th post?  :)

And yeah, it's a little freaky how Michael and Latoya look so much alike.  But it's easy to tell them apart. Michael's the flat chested one and Latoya has boobs.



;D LMAO!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/05/11 at 6:50 am


Michael and Janet probably look alike because they ARE brother and sister.

My late mother and my Uncle Charles look alike. Actually I told him that the other day.


I always thought it was because of too much makeup.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/05/11 at 6:51 am


In a couple of those pictures, Michael looks more than a little like LaToya.

Oh and also...

1000


YAY Happy 1000.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/11 at 8:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WODh5qQJgGE

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/05/11 at 1:00 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WODh5qQJgGE


I like this guy.  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/05/11 at 11:38 pm

I'm aware that tomorrow is the 100th birthday of former President Ronald Regan.

And I know that he was a fan of Michael and even gave him an award:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1277226169/gallery_884_20567.jpg

May 14, 1984. Super star of the 80s and super politiician of the 80s.

Now I'll admit, I don;t know much about Regan because by the time I was born he was close to the end of his second term in the White House and I didn't really know who he was. I only kind of learned about him after I found out about his brief affiliation with MJ. And then I discovered he'd been an actor before he found his way into politics. And surprise, I do have one of the movies that he appeared in when he was younger. (1939's Dark Victory with Bette Davis)

I just wanted to kind of pay tribute and homage to Ronald Regan because I think he was a great guy and I know he is missed by many.

Also, I discovered a funny tidbit. I run an MJ famclub that is celebrating it's 7th anniversary tomorrow, coincidentally on Reagan's 100th birthday.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/06/11 at 9:23 am

I wonder if Mr. Reagan got to visit Neverland Ranch before his Alzheimers kicked in? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 02/06/11 at 11:27 am


I'm aware that tomorrow is the 100th birthday of former President Ronald Regan.

And I know that he was a fan of Michael and even gave him an award:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1277226169/gallery_884_20567.jpg

May 14, 1984. Super star of the 80s and super politiician of the 80s.

Now I'll admit, I don;t know much about Regan because by the time I was born he was close to the end of his second term in the White House and I didn't really know who he was. I only kind of learned about him after I found out about his brief affiliation with MJ. And then I discovered he'd been an actor before he found his way into politics. And surprise, I do have one of the movies that he appeared in when he was younger. (1939's Dark Victory with Bette Davis)

I just wanted to kind of pay tribute and homage to Ronald Regan because I think he was a great guy and I know he is missed by many.

Also, I discovered a funny tidbit. I run an MJ famclub that is celebrating it's 7th anniversary tomorrow, coincidentally on Reagan's 100th birthday.  :)


Who would have thought that the last surviving person in this photo would be Nancy Reagan?

Nancy used to say 'Just Say No To Drugs'


Ron & Nancy discuss this subject....

http://www.clayloomis.com/Sounds/ronnan3.wav


Edit: If I was receiving an award from the President of the United States, I would take off my sunglasses lol


Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/06/11 at 3:19 pm

What a cool picture,I like it.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/06/11 at 3:20 pm


I wonder if Mr. Reagan got to visit Neverland Ranch before his Alzheimers kicked in? ???


I don't know. ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/06/11 at 4:40 pm

I don't know if Mr. Reagan got to Neverland before he got Alheimer's. I didn't even know he had it. I thought he just died of old age.  :-http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1276283018/gallery_8_293_36575.jpg

He had them on because he was outside, in the sun and in front of the media and he kind of liked to hide behind his glasses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUnjJsn2ntc

One of the few news reports covering Michael being at the White House that day. ( I actually have this on DVD!)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/07/11 at 6:40 am

That must've been a great moment for Michael. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/07/11 at 4:44 pm

I've heard stories about the Jackson Reagan meeting. I heard that one point Michael was so shy, that he hid in a bathroom at the oval office and had to be coaxed out by the president himself. It was hysterical to me.

I don't know how true it is, but I liked it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/07/11 at 7:29 pm

http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2009/06/michael-jackson-wiz-200a062609-fp.jpg

A Wiz Photo.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/07/11 at 8:22 pm


http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2009/06/michael-jackson-wiz-200a062609-fp.jpg

A Wiz Photo.  :)


I don't know how he stood wearing that get up. The peanut butter cup on the nose would be torture for me. I'd crave them all day long! Funny how you can still see how attractive he was under that goop.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/07/11 at 8:34 pm

That pic form the Wiz made me want to post this one:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_4_974_451270.jpg

Michael at the premiere of The Wiz movie. (That's Janet in the background) Wish Michale had done something about that dandruff problem before he hit the carpet. LOL.

You know the first time I saw The Wiz, I had no idea Michael Jackson was in it and probably wouldn't have if my mother didn't tell me. I didn't beleive her and only beleived her after I saw the rolling credits.  ;D That Scarecrow get up threw me. If only the characters had got to show thier real selves like in the Wizard of Oz at the end.

I've only seen The Wiz a handful of times as I'm not very fond of musicals. Even if Michael is in it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/08/11 at 6:02 am



http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_4_974_451270.jpg



Awesome pic from The Whiz premiere.

I wonder when velour suits will come back into style? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/08/11 at 6:35 am


I don't know how he stood wearing that get up. The peanut butter cup on the nose would be torture for me. I'd crave them all day long! Funny how you can still see how attractive he was under that goop.




That's a peanut butter cup? Looks like makeup to me.  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/08/11 at 6:36 am


That pic form the Wiz made me want to post this one:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_4_974_451270.jpg

Michael at the premiere of The Wiz movie. (That's Janet in the background) Wish Michale had done something about that dandruff problem before he hit the carpet. LOL.

You know the first time I saw The Wiz, I had no idea Michael Jackson was in it and probably wouldn't have if my mother didn't tell me. I didn't beleive her and only beleived her after I saw the rolling credits.  ;D That Scarecrow get up threw me. If only the characters had got to show thier real selves like in the Wizard of Oz at the end.

I've only seen The Wiz a handful of times as I'm not very fond of musicals. Even if Michael is in it.


Is that Janet over there?  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/08/11 at 6:21 pm

A Howard:

Yes, that's a peanut butter cup thingie and that is Janet behind Michael.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/08/11 at 6:38 pm

watching "We Are The World" video the other night made me miss Michael

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/08/11 at 7:35 pm


A Howard:

Yes, that's a peanut butter cup thingie and that is Janet behind Michael.


I bet he felt like a spectacle with that costume on. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/09/11 at 4:34 pm

@ Bad: You know, I've only watched the WATW video one time. I was displeased by how little time Michael had on camera and some of the people singing with him I didn't like. I have a 10 minute video of Michael recording his vocal on the record. Anytime I'm in a WATW mood, I play that. I also have a demo of Michael singing the song by himself.  :)

@Howard: Michael liked dressing up and putting the costumes and stuff. It gave him a chance to be someone other than himself, even for a few hours. Michael liked the scarecrow make up so much. he'd often wear it home because he didn't want to take it off. (I told you, I've heard stories about the Wiz!)  ::)

I think it's cute, but it would freak me out to wake up next to an L. Frank Baum character! LOL!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/13/11 at 2:50 pm

Today, Michael Jackson's first born turned 14 years old.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275169908/gallery_7_1297_57962.jpg

I feel old because I can remember when the little guy was born!  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/13/11 at 3:17 pm


Today, Michael Jackson's first born turned 14 years old.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275169908/gallery_7_1297_57962.jpg

I feel old because I can remember when the little guy was born!  ::)



Wow,14 years old,Where does the time go?  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/13/11 at 6:51 pm

I know, right.

And if that isn't enough, Blanket has a birthday later this month too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/14/11 at 6:38 am

http://celebritycowboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/blanket.jpg

Halloween must've came early. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/14/11 at 2:47 pm

I can understand why Michael hid his children's faces. But you'd swear they were ugly how he covered them up. They are really nice looking kids. The boys look like him and Paris looks like a pretty version of Debbie.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/14/11 at 3:03 pm


I can understand why Michael hid his children's faces. But you'd swear they were ugly how he covered them up. They are really nice looking kids. The boys look like him and Paris looks like a pretty version of Debbie.  :)


What's wrong with Blanket? So he has long hair,It's kind of nice though he use could a haircut.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/14/11 at 5:49 pm

There's nothing wrong with Blanket. And I like his hair. Aren;t little boys wearing thier hair longer now, anyway?

Although I did see a picture of him in a pink snuggie once and I took him for a girl! LOL!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/15/11 at 6:45 am

Next couple of years he's gonna be made fun of being called "Look It's Blanket Jackson".

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 02/15/11 at 9:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yntnEZKV7ho

Club House - Do It Again / Billie Jean {1983}




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/16/11 at 6:51 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yntnEZKV7ho

Club House - Do It Again / Billie Jean {1983}




Dan


Wow This is really good.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 02/16/11 at 2:42 pm

I really do miss her.  She was a great performer.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 02/17/11 at 9:36 pm

Michael Jackson estate earns $310 million in revenue

By Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES | Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:14pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's estate has generated $310 million in revenue from album sales, a film, merchandising and other products since the "Thriller" singer died in 2009, according to court papers filed on Thursday.

His estate's administrators have used $159 million to pay down the pop star's debt, which when Jackson died amounted to more than $400 million, court records show.

"Although there remain unresolved creditor claims, pending litigation and additional challenging business, tax and legal issues, and the estate is not yet in a condition to be closed, the executors have made substantial progress in reducing the estate's debt," the documents state.

The records, which were made public as part of the estate's probate proceedings, are the most detailed accounting yet of the finances of Jackson's estate from his death until December 31, 2010.

Beneficiaries of the estate are Jackson's children, his mother and various charities. Attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain were named administrators in a will the "Thriller" singer signed before he died in June 2009 from an overdose of drugs, most prominently the anesthetic propofol.

The singer's physician at the time, Dr. Conrad Murray, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death and has pleaded not guilty.

Jackson's 1982 release "Thriller" remains the best selling album of all time. Industry players think his estate can generate cash for years to come, just as dead stars like Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and Elvis Presley continue to rake in millions.

Among the projects making money for Jackson's estate are the new album "Michael," which contains previously unreleased songs, and the concert movie "This Is It," which compiled videotaped rehearsals for a series of comeback concerts in London. Various merchandising and licensing deals have also swelled the coffers. Jackson's recordings are released by Epic Records, a unit of Sony Corp.

Noteworthy costs included a $900,000 payment to Forest Lawn Memorial cemetery where Jackson's body is interred, and $35,000 in expenses listed as "costume for memorial."

Administrators paid $27.2 million in taxes, as well as $5.3 million for Jackson family members and properties he owned. They made $4 million in mortgage payments on his properties.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Dean Goodman)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/18/us-michaeljackson-idUSTRE71H0JI20110218


Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/18/11 at 5:33 am

I wonder if all these earnings mean that his various debts have been paid off? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/18/11 at 6:29 am

Has anyone bought his ranch? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/20/11 at 9:26 am


I wonder if all these earnings mean that his various debts have been paid off? ???


I just read an article that even after all these earnings, MJ's estate is still $400,000,000 in debt.  :o

Geeze, just how much crap can one person buy? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/20/11 at 1:19 pm


I just read an article that even after all these earnings, MJ's estate is still $400,000,000 in debt.   :o

Geeze, just how much crap can one person buy? ???


You would have to be filthy rich and have a ranch too.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/20/11 at 1:20 pm

Just a few hours ago I heard MJ's unreleased song "Got The Hots"sounds really great.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/20/11 at 4:44 pm

I know a bit about Michael's debt. (As I do just about everything about him  ;) ) The debt is from alot of things. Michael has been buying things from himself since he was a teenager and young adult. His clothing is mostly custom made, that doesn't come cheap by any stretch of the mind. He own different properties and jewelry and cars and all the things we would associte with a wealthy person. And he often gave very expensive gifts to his friends, like Rolls Royces to his agents, and furs to Elizabeth Taylor--is she still kicking btw?--and it accumulates. Then he just went gaga when his children were born. His Ranch costs a million dollars a year to maintan when he was alive.

As for his children, he spared no expense for them. and then you have to factor in the idea that annually, Michael was duking it out in civil court with no less than 10 lawsuits a year for various things. Michael stole this song...there was a breach of contract...yadda yadda yadda....The most ridiculous one was Ola Ray from Thriller claiming she didn't get royalties from the video. She spoke two lines, screamed and walked. I do that walking from my car to the house at night.  >:(

Alot went into the accumulation of debt.


And I heard Got the Hots on MJ radio a while back. I liked it.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/20/11 at 9:03 pm


Michael Jackson estate earns $310 million in revenue


What if he weren't actually dead.  The whole "tragic death" thing was a cover-up for him to go and, oh, I dunno, run some tiny little country that nobody really cares about?

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/18/128977437397320856.jpg

Naw, his adopted citizens would probably run him out of town on a rail (or an A340-213) if they ever found out.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/21/11 at 12:01 am


What if he weren't actually dead.  The whole "tragic death" thing was a cover-up for him to go and, oh, I dunno, run some tiny little country that nobody really cares about?

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/18/128977437397320856.jpg

Naw, his adopted citizens would probably run him out of town on a rail (or an A340-213) if they ever found out.


WOW!  A few beauty treatments, collagen injections, and jeri curls, Khaddafy would be a dead ringer!
:)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/21/11 at 6:30 am


What if he weren't actually dead.  The whole "tragic death" thing was a cover-up for him to go and, oh, I dunno, run some tiny little country that nobody really cares about?

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/18/128977437397320856.jpg

Naw, his adopted citizens would probably run him out of town on a rail (or an A340-213) if they ever found out.


You mean Bahrain? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/21/11 at 1:26 pm

That guys looks like Sherman Hemlsley:

http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/7000/George-Jefferson-7137.jpg
Google is a hell of a website.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/11 at 1:35 pm


What if he weren't actually dead.  The whole "tragic death" thing was a cover-up for him to go and, oh, I dunno, run some tiny little country that nobody really cares about?

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/18/128977437397320856.jpg

Naw, his adopted citizens would probably run him out of town on a rail (or an A340-213) if they ever found out.
current singing... Libyan Girl  ?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 02/21/11 at 7:24 pm


That guys looks like Sherman Hemlsley:

http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/7000/George-Jefferson-7137.jpg
Google is a hell of a website.


yeah the similarity is uncanny.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 02/21/11 at 7:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pnjtxfIJDE

This guy (Jeff) could be Aretha Franklin's twin sister!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 03/01/11 at 11:45 pm

http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/02/25/0225-make-that-change-gallery-exd.jpg

MJ's Kids Give Away $10,000 to Honor Dad

2/26/2011 12:50 AM PST by TMZ Staff 

Michael Jackson's children definitely have the bug -- the one that makes you give away large sums of money
-- because they just helped make a $10,000 donation to one of MJ's favorite charities.

Prince, Paris, and Blanket presented a check for $10K to the L.A. Housing Corporation -- a group that provides
shelter for homeless families. Sources tell us Michael used to take his kids to volunteer with the group.

We're told the massive chunk o' change came from grandma Katherine Jackson's memorabilia biz.

MJ's heirs made the donation on behalf of his Heal the World Foundation


http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/26/michael-jackson-children-kids-prince-paris-blanket-charity-donation-la-housing-corporation-heal-the-world-foundation/




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/02/11 at 5:35 am


http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/02/25/0225-make-that-change-gallery-exd.jpg

Prince, Paris, and Blanket presented a check for $10K to the L.A. Housing Corporation -- a group that provides
shelter for homeless families. Sources tell us Michael used to take his kids to volunteer with the group.

MJ's heirs made the donation on behalf of his Heal the World Foundation

http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/26/michael-jackson-children-kids-prince-paris-blanket-charity-donation-la-housing-corporation-heal-the-world-foundation/


Karma+1 to Paris, Prince, and 'Blanket'...  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/02/11 at 6:45 am

Wow,that's wonderful news.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/02/11 at 5:16 pm

Wow, that's really sweet. When I was a kid, I would never have thought to do that, because I was greedy as all hell. No fault with my mother, I was just a difficult child.

But it's lovely that Michael brought his kids up like that. I'm proud.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/02/11 at 7:33 pm

What about The Beat It Foundation OR The Billie Jean Foundation or better yet The Thriller Foundation? :D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/02/11 at 7:36 pm


What about The Beat It Foundation OR The Billie Jean Foundation or better yet The Thriller Foundation? :D


Dude the first two have been defunct since 1990 and The Thriller foundation hasn't helped a displaced zombie in YEARS!



:D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/02/11 at 7:48 pm


What about The Beat It Foundation OR The Billie Jean Foundation or better yet The Thriller Foundation? :D


I'd like to be looking at The Man in the Mirror Foundation.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/02/11 at 8:04 pm


I'd like to be looking at The Man in the Mirror Foundation.


There is a Man In The Mirror Foundation but it has nothing to do with MJ.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/02/11 at 8:14 pm


There is a Man In The Mirror Foundation but it has nothing to do with MJ.



Really? or Are you joking?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/03/11 at 6:59 am



Really? or Are you joking?


http://www.yourcause.com/Mirror2009

I was wrong Tiff It has something to do with MJ,It's about helping the children of Africa.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 03/03/11 at 9:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpgsErJyAlY

Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor (Billboard Chart #22 in 1973)

Note: Foster Emerson Sylvers is one of nine siblings of 'The Sylvers' which had hits like 'Boogie Fever' and 'Hot Line'

I found this obscure song while going through my reference book. This song reminds me of Michael when he was in the Jackson 5.



Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/04/11 at 7:01 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpgsErJyAlY

Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor (Billboard Chart #22 in 1973)

Note: Foster Emerson Sylvers is one of nine siblings of 'The Sylvers' which had hits like 'Boogie Fever' and 'Hot Line'

I found this obscure song while going through my reference book. This song reminds me of Michael when he was in the Jackson 5.



Dan


I always thought he sounded like a young MJ.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/04/11 at 12:58 pm


I always thought he sounded like a young MJ.


Ditto

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/04/11 at 2:59 pm


Ditto


:D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 03/05/11 at 4:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBcOWmmHGI

Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor {1979}




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/05/11 at 6:27 pm

I love that song. Its' one of my favorites off the off the wall album.  :)


http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282522751/gallery_72_1747_40641.jpg

I can't recall if Michael ever sang that song live, but I really wish he had.  :) :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/05/11 at 7:18 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBcOWmmHGI

Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor {1979}




Dan


One of his best from Off The Wall.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/05/11 at 7:20 pm

http://www.lookalike.com/lookalikes/images/michael-jackson-cr-b.jpg

Michael Jackson lookalike.^

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/06/11 at 2:20 pm


http://www.lookalike.com/lookalikes/images/michael-jackson-cr-b.jpg

Michael Jackson lookalike.^


That's my friend Carlo! I like that look on him!  ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/07/11 at 6:50 am


That's my friend Carlo! I like that look on him!  ;D


He looks just like him but his face is a little darker.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/07/11 at 2:58 pm

3 years already???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/07/11 at 6:13 pm

@Howie: Well, Carlo is Hispanic, so I guess he has to adjust his make up.  :) @Billzy. It hasn't even been 2 years yet.  ::)
Speaking of dark, I wanted to post some old school pics of Michael.  :)


http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278766653/gallery_1729_1108_62023.jpg
Ebony Magazine, 1979

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282522751/gallery_72_966_48485.jpg
1980. It doesn;t even really look like the Michael I assosciate with the early 80s. LOL.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1279224057/gallery_2_953_219400.jpg
Michael in his late teens. Poor guy, he's plauged with acne. I don't know HOW he got talked into getting his photo taken like that.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283836875/gallery_2_1038_445996.jpg
Michael in 79, one of my favorite shoots from the 70s.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_4_1984_11146.jpg

The Jacksons in 1970. God what were they wearing. No wonder Michael became a fashion icon later in lfie after being forced to wear those threads!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/07/11 at 10:56 pm

Hey Y'all.

I just learned how to upload videos to Youtube, and I wanted to  maybe do a series of vids where I answer questions from people and post the video ansers here.  ;D

So if anyone wants to get a (probable) video reply please ask.

(All rude/irrelevat questions WILL be overlooked)

Ask away!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/08/11 at 6:49 am


@Howie: Well, Carlo is Hispanic, so I guess he has to adjust his make up.  :) @Billzy. It hasn't even been 2 years yet.  ::)
Speaking of dark, I wanted to post some old school pics of Michael.  :)


http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278766653/gallery_1729_1108_62023.jpg
Ebony Magazine, 1979

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282522751/gallery_72_966_48485.jpg
1980. It doesn;t even really look like the Michael I assosciate with the early 80s. LOL.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1279224057/gallery_2_953_219400.jpg
Michael in his late teens. Poor guy, he's plauged with acne. I don't know HOW he got talked into getting his photo taken like that.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1283836875/gallery_2_1038_445996.jpg
Michael in 79, one of my favorite shoots from the 70s.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_4_1984_11146.jpg

The Jacksons in 1970. God what were they wearing. No wonder Michael became a fashion icon later in lfie after being forced to wear those threads!


I prefer the acne Michael with the big afro,just my opinon.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/08/11 at 3:01 pm

Do you really prefer Michael with his skin like that? I suppose I don't like it because Michael said it was such a difficult time in his life for him and his self-esteem was bottoming out. I just know lookign at it, even though his is smiling--probably wit Joe in the background threatening to kick the glitter out of him--he is hurting. I like how he looks from like 78 or 79, once he finished puberty and his hormones reverted back to where they belonged.

I can still see the handsome man under the bumps, but if I was broken out you could still kind of see the woman under it too.  :)I just like to looka t him when he kind of felt better about himself.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/08/11 at 5:32 pm


Do you really prefer Michael with his skin like that? I suppose I don't like it because Michael said it was such a difficult time in his life for him and his self-esteem was bottoming out. I just know lookign at it, even though his is smiling--probably wit Joe in the background threatening to kick the glitter out of him--he is hurting. I like how he looks from like 78 or 79, once he finished puberty and his hormones reverted back to where they belonged.

I can still see the handsome man under the bumps, but if I was broken out you could still kind of see the woman under it too.  :)I just like to looka t him when he kind of felt better about himself.



:( What, no takers?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/08/11 at 7:27 pm


Do you really prefer Michael with his skin like that? I suppose I don't like it because Michael said it was such a difficult time in his life for him and his self-esteem was bottoming out. I just know lookign at it, even though his is smiling--probably wit Joe in the background threatening to kick the glitter out of him--he is hurting. I like how he looks from like 78 or 79, once he finished puberty and his hormones reverted back to where they belonged.

I can still see the handsome man under the bumps, but if I was broken out you could still kind of see the woman under it too.  :)I just like to looka t him when he kind of felt better about himself.


Maybe if he wasn't born with vitiligo,he could've looked like that,maybe without the afro.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/08/11 at 7:32 pm



http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_4_1984_11146.jpg



Man, those 'fros were tight.  I think the 'fro is coming back into style.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/08/11 at 7:47 pm


Man, those 'fros were tight.  I think the 'fro is coming back into style.   :)


All we need now are Hawaiian shirts,platform shoes,parachute pants and some Chic.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/08/11 at 9:05 pm

No one could perform like Michael, no one!  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/09/11 at 6:41 am

http://www.studio8.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/michael-jackson-crotch.jpg


I thought this MJ picture was funny when he grabs his crotch. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 03/09/11 at 11:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPvSyZaNKMM





Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/10/11 at 6:39 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPvSyZaNKMM





Dan


This is quite good.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/20/11 at 7:06 pm

Found some pics of Michael and wanted to share them:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274885631/gallery_2_696_458886.jpeg
Michael in 2006 for Ebony. I have this magazine.  ;)

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278410416/gallery_44_226148.jpg
Michael on the carpet at the World Music awards in a suit designed by Roberto Cavalli.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1299736723/gallery_15_760_138172.jpg
Michael in 2007. I don't like the mustache. Looks like someone smeared ink on his upper lip.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1284590387/gallery_7_2194_872865.jpg
Michael grabbing his crotch, for all who find it amusing.  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/20/11 at 8:48 pm

Michael Jackson has been taking over beauty pageants recently and I found a pic of a little girl doing a refreshing take on the trend:

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/155096_115839815148788_114947318571371_104480_1784601_n.jpg

This is Maddox and she's doing a Jackson 5 themed routine that helped her win the 3-5 year old Grand Supreme title at the Crown Jewels pageant. Way to Go Maddox.


( MJ never fails to win!)  ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/21/11 at 6:41 am

I never liked Michael with facial hair,It didn't look good on him,He was better clean shaved.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/21/11 at 10:09 am

How about Captain EO at Epcot!  Travesty!!!!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/21/11 at 4:52 pm


How about Captain EO at Epcot!  Travesty!!!!


He didn't have a mustache in Captain EO. I should know, I have the video on DVD.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/22/11 at 8:15 am


He didn't have a mustache in Captain EO. I should know, I have the video on DVD.  :)


I distinctly remember a mustache.  I just saw this attraction at Epcot in February.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/22/11 at 4:21 pm


I distinctly remember a mustache.  I just saw this attraction at Epcot in February.


Maybe your 3D glasses were fogged up or something.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1277867954/gallery_878_279775.jpg

Publicity photo from the set of Captain EO. *gasp* Michael does NOT have a mustache in the movie. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/22/11 at 7:42 pm


Maybe your 3D glasses were fogged up or something.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1277867954/gallery_878_279775.jpg

Publicity photo from the set of Captain EO. *gasp* Michael does NOT have a mustache in the movie. :)


Was Captain EO 1989? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/23/11 at 10:34 am


Maybe your 3D glasses were fogged up or something.



;D  Actually, I see a mustache in that photo.  Is it just me??  :D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Tam on 03/23/11 at 2:30 pm


;D  Actually, I see a mustache in that photo.  Is it just me??  :D


Not just you... I see the outline of one as well ;)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/23/11 at 5:40 pm

I don't see a 'stache on Michael. And video came out in 1986. I've always regretted being born in 86. I literally missed the action. I came on the end of the Thriller era and Bad era hadn't yet began.  >:( I still wish I had been born in 1969 so I could have been a teen in the Thriller era. The only thing was, my mom was married to her first hubby then and he looked like a schauzzer. My dad is her 3rd husband, and they made a good looking kid--me.  :)

I was saddened today to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's passing, and I wanted to share some pics of her with Michael. She was one of my favorite actresses and I credit Michael with sparking my interest in her.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275902432/gallery_406_64770.jpg
Liz's 8th marriage at Neverland. Michael was best man. (I always wondered if she was really in love or just liked the idea of being in love :) )
http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1299736723/gallery_8_497_5143.jpg
http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274609519/gallery_8_302_423174.jpg

I always thought Michael and Elizabeth were cute together and I'm a little sad that nothing more came of thier friendship--if it did, it was completely kept out of the media.

Liz and Michael, truly missed, but together as angels now.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/23/11 at 6:14 pm


I don't see a 'stache on Michael. And video came out in 1986. I've always regretted being born in 86. I literally missed the action. I came on the end of the Thriller era and Bad era hadn't yet began.  >:( I still wish I had been born in 1969 so I could have been a teen in the Thriller era. The only thing was, my mom was married to her first hubby then and he looked like a schauzzer. My dad is her 3rd husband, and they made a good looking kid--me.  :)

I was saddened today to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's passing, and I wanted to share some pics of her with Michael. She was one of my favorite actresses and I credit Michael with sparking my interest in her.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275902432/gallery_406_64770.jpg
Liz's 8th marriage at Neverland. Michael was best man. (I always wondered if she was really in love or just liked the idea of being in love :) )
http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1299736723/gallery_8_497_5143.jpg
http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274609519/gallery_8_302_423174.jpg

I always thought Michael and Elizabeth were cute together and I'm a little sad that nothing more came of thier friendship--if it did, it was completely kept out of the media.

Liz and Michael, truly missed, but together as angels now.


I still love Michael Jackson, but him from 1979 to 1993 was his best!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/23/11 at 7:02 pm



I always thought Michael and Elizabeth were cute together and I'm a little sad that nothing more came of thier friendship--if it did, it was completely kept out of the media.



Are you suggesting that they might have, uh, partied? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/23/11 at 7:09 pm


I don't see a 'stache on Michael. And video came out in 1986. I've always regretted being born in 86. I literally missed the action. I came on the end of the Thriller era and Bad era hadn't yet began.  >:( I still wish I had been born in 1969 so I could have been a teen in the Thriller era. The only thing was, my mom was married to her first hubby then and he looked like a schauzzer. My dad is her 3rd husband, and they made a good looking kid--me.  :)

I was saddened today to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's passing, and I wanted to share some pics of her with Michael. She was one of my favorite actresses and I credit Michael with sparking my interest in her.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1275902432/gallery_406_64770.jpg
Liz's 8th marriage at Neverland. Michael was best man. (I always wondered if she was really in love or just liked the idea of being in love :) )
http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1299736723/gallery_8_497_5143.jpg
http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274609519/gallery_8_302_423174.jpg

I always thought Michael and Elizabeth were cute together and I'm a little sad that nothing more came of thier friendship--if it did, it was completely kept out of the media.

Liz and Michael, truly missed, but together as angels now.


very nice photos,quite beautiful,now they're both in heaven enjoying each other's company.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/29/11 at 3:32 pm

I found this on Flickr when I was looking up Michael and I thought it was rather cute:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4886707763_a5ef8aa9b5.jpg

Michael Jackson COOKIES! I like them, but I don't think I could eat them! LOL!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/29/11 at 7:35 pm


I found this on Flickr when I was looking up Michael and I thought it was rather cute:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4886707763_a5ef8aa9b5.jpg

Michael Jackson COOKIES! I like them, but I don't think I could eat them! LOL!


Wow Those are cookies?  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/30/11 at 8:24 am

When was Michael's laid to rest?  I don't believe it was televised or even covered by the media?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/30/11 at 2:23 pm


When was Michael's laid to rest?  I don't believe it was televised or even covered by the media?


Yes It Was,Where have you been?  ::)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/11 at 3:12 pm


When was Michael's laid to rest?  I don't believe it was televised or even covered by the media?
The funeral was held privately.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/30/11 at 6:55 pm


When was Michael's laid to rest?  I don't believe it was televised or even covered by the media?


He hasn't been buried yet. His estate keeps flopping his body back and forth like a tennis ball. Michael wanted his body to be treated just like James Brown's in the event of his death.



;)



He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Alot of notable celebs have been laid to rest there.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/11 at 12:32 am


He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Alot of notable celebs have been laid to rest there.
The same cemetery as Elizabeth Taylor?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/31/11 at 6:49 am


The funeral was held privately.


with just The Family.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/11 at 1:23 pm


with just The Family.
I hope so.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/01/11 at 4:41 pm


The same cemetery as Elizabeth Taylor?


Yes, that's the same place she is buried and Cary Grant and Jean Harlow. Think of it is as the Brown Derby for the Dearly Departed.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/01/11 at 9:03 pm

Found this picture of Michael--absolutely in love with it.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1299736723/gallery_8_2392_1091.jpg

One of the best of him from the Thriller era and one of my personal favorites.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/02/11 at 6:38 am


Found this picture of Michael--absolutely in love with it.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1299736723/gallery_8_2392_1091.jpg

One of the best of him from the Thriller era and one of my personal favorites.


My favorites too. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/02/11 at 6:40 am

http://static.entertainmentwise.com/photos/Image/thrillerdollENT200.jpg


He looks like Gregory Abbott. :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/02/11 at 7:57 pm

Not sure who Greg Abbot is (the guy from Abbott and Costello?) and I never wanted that doll. It comes witha zombie head and I didn't like it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/02/11 at 8:08 pm


Not sure who Greg Abbot is (the guy from Abbott and Costello?) and I never wanted that doll. It comes witha zombie head and I didn't like it.



http://www.project80s.com/lyrics/photos/gregory-abbott.jpg

he had that one hit single Shake You Down in 1987.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/03/11 at 12:56 pm

Today, Michael Jackson's little girl, Paris, turned 13.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_7_1692_1284.jpg

(The child just won't smile. This is the only pic from that shoot of her smiling. )

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/03/11 at 1:10 pm


Today, Michael Jackson's little girl, Paris, turned 13.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1278955821/gallery_7_1692_1284.jpg

(The child just won't smile. This is the only pic from that shoot of her smiling. )


Happy Birthday Paris.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 04/04/11 at 8:30 am

Did Michael and Constantina ever have a relationship?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/11 at 12:34 pm

Michael Jackson Fulham FC statue defended by Al Fayed

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/04/11 at 1:18 pm


Michael Jackson Fulham FC statue defended by Al Fayed


It shoulda stayed there.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/11 at 1:23 pm


It shoulda stayed there.
MJ has nothing to do with Fulham Football Club.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/04/11 at 1:44 pm


MJ has nothing to do with Fulham Football Club.


MJ could've held a football,maybe that would've been cool to see.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/11 at 1:47 pm


MJ could've held a football,maybe that would've been cool to see.
He did visit the club once, but did not help the club out in any way.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 04/04/11 at 9:58 pm

Walking tall: Michael Jackson's children Paris and Blanket are growing up fast

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:00 PM on 1st April 2011

Comments (129) Add to My Stories

They have mostly stayed out of the spotlight since their father's tragic death in 2009.

But when Michael Jackson's children stepped out yesterday to visit a Beverly Hills toy store, many may not have even recognised them.

The two children appear to have had a massive growth spurt in the two and a half years since their father's death.

Blanket, who now nine years old, in particular is looking more and more like his father everyday.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/01/article-0-0B7107C800000578-985_468x739.jpg

All grown up: Michael Jackson's children, Paris, 12 and nine-year-old Blanket appeared
to have had a growth spurt as they stepped out to a toy store in Beverly Hills yesterday

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/01/article-1372458-0B710E0800000578-693_233x507.jpg

Flashback: Blanket has had a growth spurt since his father's funeral, seen nestled between siblings Paris and Prince Michael I

Blanket, otherwise known as Prince Michael II, appeared a far-cry from the little boy the world saw on stage at Michael's memorial.

Yesterday, as he walked side-by-side along the street with his sister, he was almost a foot taller and had more distinct features reminiscent of his late father.

Paris too has also grown to significant proportions, clearly inheriting the height gene from her father, who was a statuesque 5'11.
The 12-year-old was almost the same height as LaToya Jackson, Michael's sister, who accompanied the children to the store.

She also displayed more distinct features of her mother Debbie Rowe, with her angular jaw and bright blue eyes.

Both children wore Michael Jackson t-shirt's in memory of their beloved father.
They appeared in good spirits alongside their aunt LaToya.

The 54-year-old was relatively dressed down in a pair of black trousers, a bejewelled Ferrari shirt and glittery over the knee stiletto boots.
They were also joined by a body guard who kept a close eye on the trio as they perused the aisles and picked out some toys.

Michael's children have remained relatively out the spotlight since his funeral in June 2009.

At the memorial a tearful Paris's voice broke as she told the millions watching the Los Angeles memorial concert:
'I just want to say... ever since I was born.... daddy has been the best father you can imagine. And I just want to say I love him so much.'

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/01/article-0-0B71047E00000578-621_468x733.jpg

Aunty: LaToya Jackson, Michael's sister, accompanied the children to the store
The then 11-year-old paused as she spoke, struggling to get the words out through her tears.
Her genuine emotion filled the silent Staples Center, which had earlier shook with laughter, sobs and applause
as some of the world's biggest artists lined up to perform and pay tribute to Jackson.
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer
and even Britain's Got Talent runner up Shaheen Jafargholi took it in turns to perform.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/01/article-0-0B70FF6900000578-130_468x717.jpg

Catching up: At just 12, Paris is almost the same height as LaToya

She and her brothers, shielded from public view at Jackson's insistence,
shed their masks to commemorate their late father, who died aged 50 on June 25.

Throughout the event Paris sat in the front-row with her brothers,  Prince Michael I, and Blanket alongside her.
She rested her head on her grandmother Katherine Jackson's shoulder as celebrities spoke about her father.
Blanket, clutched a doll in his father's image. At the time he was seven two years older than Jackson was when he started his singing career.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/01/article-0-0B71402400000578-328_468x583.jpg

Tragedy: The children's father Michael died in 2009



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1372458/Michael-Jacksons-children-Paris-Blanket-growing-fast.html#ixzz1Ic3xd1RP





Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/05/11 at 6:59 am

I know one of them will become a singer within the next couple of years.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/11 at 1:38 pm


I know one of them will become a singer within the next couple of years.
Which one?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 04/05/11 at 2:18 pm

I formerly thought that Michael Jackson would be a social kind of person with mortality and charisma but it seemed he slipped into a perverse world of consequences and prejudices when he died.  Does anyone agree or think that Michael had sins for which he was never able to grasp or even allow?  I personally want to see more of him onTV.. is he doing interviews?  What's his status?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/05/11 at 4:14 pm


I formerly thought that Michael Jackson would be a social kind of person with mortality and charisma but it seemed he slipped into a perverse world of consequences and prejudices when he died.  Does anyone agree or think that Michael had sins for which he was never able to grasp or even allow?  I personally want to see more of him onTV.. is he doing interviews?  What's his status?


Understanding your postings is like trying to crack a sort of cryptic code man. I can't tell if you're making an ill-fated attempt to be funny or what.  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/05/11 at 7:50 pm


Which one?


Paris.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/05/11 at 7:52 pm


Understanding your postings is like trying to crack a sort of cryptic code man. I can't tell if you're making an ill-fated attempt to be funny or what.  ???


Yeah that's what I want to know.  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/05/11 at 8:13 pm


Yes, that's the same place she is buried and Cary Grant and Jean Harlow. Think of it is as the Brown Derby for the Dearly Departed.


When I bite it, I'll be buried in the same cemetary as H.J. Heinz and Henry Clay Frick.  Homewood Cemetary is the Brown Derby for Picksburghers.  8)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/14/11 at 9:18 am

Wow it is hard to believe that in a short time it will be two years since MJ passed on.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/14/11 at 7:13 pm


Wow it is hard to believe that in a short time it will be two years since MJ passed on.   :-\\


time flies,It's unbelieveable that it's been 2 years. :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/14/11 at 8:04 pm


When I bite it, I'll be buried in the same cemetary as H.J. Heinz and Henry Clay Frick.  Homewood Cemetary is the Brown Derby for Picksburghers.   8)


Ketchup & Steel

Sounds like the next Bruce Springsteen album!
:)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 05/14/11 at 9:41 pm

Forgotten Michael Jackson photos could power the world, inventor says

By Alan Duke, CNN

May 14, 2011 5:12 p.m. EDT

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A Los Angeles inventor who photographed Michael Jackson 33 years ago hopes those images will now help launch an electric motor he claims could solve the world's energy problems.

Reginald Garcia will use cash from the sale of 130 unpublished Jackson photos to fund testing of the motor, which he claims generates more electricity than it uses. Garcia is in the process of getting the photos appraised and prepared for sale.

The photos show a 19-year-old Jackson and his brothers during a video shoot at a Hollywood studio in March 1978, before he began changing his appearance with surgery.

The Afro hair style and 1970s clothing show "a rare glance" of Jackson in an "awkward teenage stage," an image that he personally tried to bury in later years, according to a collector who sold photographs to the singer.

"If it was an image he didn't like, he was more likely to buy them than if they were images he did like," said Keya Morgan. "Were he alive now, I would definitely go to him and I'm sure he would want to buy them."

With Jackson gone, Morgan's Keya Gallery is buying the image copyrights and helping Reginald Garcia sell the original slides, prints and contact sheets that have been forgotten on his shelf for decades.

Garcia pulled the box of photos out of his closet last month when he was looking for ways to finance testing of his "self-generating" motor, Garcia said in a CNN interview this week.

"He was the greatest guy you could ever talk to," Garcia said of his day with Jackson.

Garcia was a student at California Tech and a freelance photographer when a friend of his sister's, who worked for CBS Records, asked him to take pictures of the Jacksons at Gower Studios in Hollywood, he said.

The color photos show the Jackson 5 dressed in blue tuxedos, singing on a soundstage.

The black-and-white images were taken during breaks in the video shoot, Garcia said.

"I sat him in front of a mirror and shot some photos, and I said 'act like you're reading a letter like you just got from your girl,'" he said. The result was a photo showing Jackson and his reflection in a dressing room mirror. Garcia said he only recently realized it echoes the singer's later hit "Man in the Mirror."

Garcia and business partner David Marohnic brought his photos and the prototype of his invention to CNN's Los Angeles bureau to demonstrate the engine and talk about their plans.

"What we're essentially looking for is trying to take the photos that Reggie took of Michael Jackson, his legacy, use those funds to try to take our prototype to the market and ultimately clean up the environment and use less greenhouse gases as a result of a motor that's very highly efficient," Mahronic said.

The motor buzzed as two voltage meters measured the energy going in and the power flowing out, back to the battery.

"It's generating more energy recharging the battery than it actually draws from the battery," Marohnic said.

Garcia reconfigured the brushes and rewound the copper in a standard motor "so it captures the negative electromagnetic field as it collapses, sends energy to a capacitor and recharges the battery," he said.

The sale of the Jackson photographs will allow them "to certify that the prototype does everything that we say it's going to do," Marohnic said.

"It's written in the stars," Garcia said. "We have a destiny of a greener earth, a door opening today that should lead us to this clean earth."

{Link includes pictures}

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/05/14/michael.jackson.photos/




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/15/11 at 6:46 am


Forgotten Michael Jackson photos could power the world, inventor says

By Alan Duke, CNN

May 14, 2011 5:12 p.m. EDT

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A Los Angeles inventor who photographed Michael Jackson 33 years ago hopes those images will now help launch an electric motor he claims could solve the world's energy problems.

Reginald Garcia will use cash from the sale of 130 unpublished Jackson photos to fund testing of the motor, which he claims generates more electricity than it uses. Garcia is in the process of getting the photos appraised and prepared for sale.

The photos show a 19-year-old Jackson and his brothers during a video shoot at a Hollywood studio in March 1978, before he began changing his appearance with surgery.

The Afro hair style and 1970s clothing show "a rare glance" of Jackson in an "awkward teenage stage," an image that he personally tried to bury in later years, according to a collector who sold photographs to the singer.

"If it was an image he didn't like, he was more likely to buy them than if they were images he did like," said Keya Morgan. "Were he alive now, I would definitely go to him and I'm sure he would want to buy them."

With Jackson gone, Morgan's Keya Gallery is buying the image copyrights and helping Reginald Garcia sell the original slides, prints and contact sheets that have been forgotten on his shelf for decades.

Garcia pulled the box of photos out of his closet last month when he was looking for ways to finance testing of his "self-generating" motor, Garcia said in a CNN interview this week.

"He was the greatest guy you could ever talk to," Garcia said of his day with Jackson.

Garcia was a student at California Tech and a freelance photographer when a friend of his sister's, who worked for CBS Records, asked him to take pictures of the Jacksons at Gower Studios in Hollywood, he said.

The color photos show the Jackson 5 dressed in blue tuxedos, singing on a soundstage.

The black-and-white images were taken during breaks in the video shoot, Garcia said.

"I sat him in front of a mirror and shot some photos, and I said 'act like you're reading a letter like you just got from your girl,'" he said. The result was a photo showing Jackson and his reflection in a dressing room mirror. Garcia said he only recently realized it echoes the singer's later hit "Man in the Mirror."

Garcia and business partner David Marohnic brought his photos and the prototype of his invention to CNN's Los Angeles bureau to demonstrate the engine and talk about their plans.

"What we're essentially looking for is trying to take the photos that Reggie took of Michael Jackson, his legacy, use those funds to try to take our prototype to the market and ultimately clean up the environment and use less greenhouse gases as a result of a motor that's very highly efficient," Mahronic said.

The motor buzzed as two voltage meters measured the energy going in and the power flowing out, back to the battery.

"It's generating more energy recharging the battery than it actually draws from the battery," Marohnic said.

Garcia reconfigured the brushes and rewound the copper in a standard motor "so it captures the negative electromagnetic field as it collapses, sends energy to a capacitor and recharges the battery," he said.

The sale of the Jackson photographs will allow them "to certify that the prototype does everything that we say it's going to do," Marohnic said.

"It's written in the stars," Garcia said. "We have a destiny of a greener earth, a door opening today that should lead us to this clean earth."

{Link includes pictures}

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/05/14/michael.jackson.photos/




Dan



That is cool. http://breathittonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/jackson-1978-20-yr-old1.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/15/11 at 7:30 am


That is cool. http://breathittonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/jackson-1978-20-yr-old1.jpg

You don't see awesome 'fros like that anymore.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 05/15/11 at 9:04 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW1fXL3s7bk

The Jacksons - Can You Feel It {1980}





Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/15/11 at 1:24 pm


You don't see awesome 'fros like that anymore.


I saw a fro last week in the Pathmark parking lot last week,I wanted to say something to that person but then I said forget it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/15/11 at 1:27 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW1fXL3s7bk

The Jacksons - Can You Feel It {1980}





Dan


Thanks Dan.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/15/11 at 1:27 pm


I saw a fro last week in the Pathmark parking lot last week,I wanted to say something to that person but then I said forget it.


I would have said "Hey man, nice 'fro'"  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/15/11 at 1:28 pm


I would have said "Hey man, nice 'fro'"  :)


I think it was a woman,not sure  ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/15/11 at 5:47 pm


I think it was a woman,not sure  ???


:o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Butterball on 05/15/11 at 6:16 pm

;D
;D  Actually, I see a mustache in that photo.  Is it just me??  :D
I see one too!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/16/11 at 6:45 am


:o


I mean I don't if it was a woman who wore the fro or some guy. ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/16/11 at 6:46 am


;DI see one too!


Man,that's too thick. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/16/11 at 7:13 am

oh good LORD.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 05/17/11 at 5:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv-9V3ZNIuQ

The Jacksons - Walk Right Now {1980}





Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/17/11 at 7:19 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv-9V3ZNIuQ

The Jacksons - Walk Right Now {1980}





Dan


Thanks Dan.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: karen on 05/18/11 at 9:08 am


You don't see awesome 'fros like that anymore.


A lad at work has one - his is ginger!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/18/11 at 11:45 am

Walk Right Now is my jam. I had the song on CD and unfortunately, it got stolen.  >:(

I saw the pictures of Michael with the afro and stuff on the news and they were making out like people had never seen Michael Jackson before he got his cosmetic surgery. Ny boyfriend and I laughed ourselves silly. Of course I know what Michael looked like. I have a posterin my room of him taken in 1978 shortly before he altered himself. Michael was a hot young man then, and I liked him as a hot older man.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/18/11 at 7:32 pm


Walk Right Now is my jam. I had the song on CD and unfortunately, it got stolen.  >:(

I saw the pictures of Michael with the afro and stuff on the news and they were making out like people had never seen Michael Jackson before he got his cosmetic surgery. Ny boyfriend and I laughed ourselves silly. Of course I know what Michael looked like. I have a posterin my room of him taken in 1978 shortly before he altered himself. Michael was a hot young man then, and I liked him as a hot older man.  :)


I liked him way before the plastic surgery myself.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/19/11 at 2:45 pm


Walk Right Now is my jam. I had the song on CD and unfortunately, it got stolen.  >:(

I saw the pictures of Michael with the afro and stuff on the news and they were making out like people had never seen Michael Jackson before he got his cosmetic surgery. Ny boyfriend and I laughed ourselves silly. Of course I know what Michael looked like. I have a posterin my room of him taken in 1978 shortly before he altered himself. Michael was a hot young man then, and I liked him as a hot older man.  :)


But what was it, I wonder as I toss and turn in bed at night, that sparked the plastic surgery frenzy?  What caused the delirium?  What made him have his thumbs sewed on backwards and toes attached to his hips?  Do you think Michael, during his post-menopausal life, regretted his plastic surgery and that's why he was taking so many ecstacy pills?  Do you think, when the fro caught on fire in 1978, it caused him to want plastic surgery to remove his fro?  I can't help but wonder if Michael was thought of as a visionary only because he was a plastic surgery guru and genius!!  He never won a Grammy, Golden Globe, Oscar, or even a Tony (the jokes that they are!).  But yet "Thriller" managed to sell nearly 2 million copies worldwide.  But yet "Dangerous" was a flop therefore Black or White was not.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/19/11 at 5:11 pm


But what was it, I wonder as I toss and turn in bed at night, that sparked the plastic surgery frenzy?  What caused the delirium?  What made him have his thumbs sewed on backwards and toes attached to his hips?  Do you think Michael, during his post-menopausal life, regretted his plastic surgery and that's why he was taking so many ecstacy pills?  Do you think, when the fro caught on fire in 1978, it caused him to want plastic surgery to remove his fro?


Michael did not have a 'fro at the time of the Pepsi hair fire. He was sporting a Jerry Curl.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/20/11 at 6:49 am


Michael did not have a 'fro at the time of the Pepsi hair fire. He was sporting a Jerry Curl.



He must have used a lot of hair spray at that time.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/20/11 at 12:09 pm

I just tossed my cookies after reading this.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 05/25/11 at 11:39 am

May 25, 2011 12:19

Bee Gees' Barry Gibb reveals Michael Jackson collaboration - video

Gibb unveils 'All In Your Name' clip online

http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/GibbJacksonGb250511.jpg

Bee Gees frontman Barry Gibb has posted a 30-second clip of an unreleased collaboration with Michael Jackson online.

The footage shows Gibb and Jackson in the studio writing and recording the track 'All In Your Name'. Watch it by clicking below.

The singer first posted the clip on Barrygibb.com with a message explaining that the track was recorded in 2002. "Michael Jackson and I were the dearest of friends, that’s simply what it was," he explained. "We gravitated towards the same kind of music and we loved collaborating and he was the easiest person to write with."


Read moreMichael Jackson TV autopsy cancelled Conrad Murray's Michael Jackson death trial postponed until September Diana Ross 'confirmed' as guardian to Michael Jackson's children

He added: "The more we got to know each other the more those ideas entwined and it all came to this song 'All In Your Name'. "All in Your Name" is in fact the message that Michael wanted to send out to all of his fans all over the world that he did it all for them and for the pure love of music. I hope and pray that we all get to hear it in its entirety. This experience I will treasure forever."

Some media sources are speculating that the track was written in response to the US government's plan to invade Iraq. The footage was shot by Gibb's daugher Ashley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruo8JetOex8

All In Your Name - Featuring Michael Jackson

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/56886



Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/25/11 at 11:54 am

Wow has it really been almost 2 years since he died?  O?!  O0?!  O0O?!  2?)(()?()

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/25/11 at 3:53 pm

I like the track. I saw the video yesterday when I recieved a bulliten from my MJ online radio. I think it's nice.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/25/11 at 7:41 pm


May 25, 2011 12:19

Bee Gees' Barry Gibb reveals Michael Jackson collaboration - video

Gibb unveils 'All In Your Name' clip online

http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/GibbJacksonGb250511.jpg

Bee Gees frontman Barry Gibb has posted a 30-second clip of an unreleased collaboration with Michael Jackson online.

The footage shows Gibb and Jackson in the studio writing and recording the track 'All In Your Name'. Watch it by clicking below.

The singer first posted the clip on Barrygibb.com with a message explaining that the track was recorded in 2002. "Michael Jackson and I were the dearest of friends, that’s simply what it was," he explained. "We gravitated towards the same kind of music and we loved collaborating and he was the easiest person to write with."


Read moreMichael Jackson TV autopsy cancelled Conrad Murray's Michael Jackson death trial postponed until September Diana Ross 'confirmed' as guardian to Michael Jackson's children

He added: "The more we got to know each other the more those ideas entwined and it all came to this song 'All In Your Name'. "All in Your Name" is in fact the message that Michael wanted to send out to all of his fans all over the world that he did it all for them and for the pure love of music. I hope and pray that we all get to hear it in its entirety. This experience I will treasure forever."

Some media sources are speculating that the track was written in response to the US government's plan to invade Iraq. The footage was shot by Gibb's daugher Ashley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruo8JetOex8

All In Your Name - Featuring Michael Jackson

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/56886



Dan


This one is quite good. :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/03/11 at 11:01 pm

So I heard that Michael's song Hollywood Tonight made Number One on the dance charts.  :)

Havent played the song and have no desire to see the video, but am glad Michael is at Number One somewhere.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/04/11 at 6:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjGtTUfPcI4&feature=player_embedded

The song is amazing,He put in that Billie Jean beat which made for a great tune,Here you go.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/04/11 at 4:18 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjGtTUfPcI4&feature=player_embedded

The song is amazing,He put in that Billie Jean beat which made for a great tune,Here you go.  :)


No thank you.  :) Michael's not in it, nor did he have creative control over it, as he is deceased, I have no use for watching it.
but thank you for sharing it so others can see it. I just have no interest in it because Michael's touch isn't on it, other than the song.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 06/07/11 at 7:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI3ATHGYnPo

Michael Jackson on The Dating Game {1972}




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/08/11 at 6:41 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI3ATHGYnPo

Michael Jackson on The Dating Game {1972}




Dan



The third girl with big eyebrows looks like a guy.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 06/09/11 at 11:40 am



The third girl with big eyebrows looks like a guy.


How old are you?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/09/11 at 12:29 pm

Just an hour ago I was watching Michael Jackson: History 1958-2009 and that was such a good documentary,I enjoyed it.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/16/11 at 7:55 pm

Found a really cool video of Michael in 1979 in New Orleans, doing the robot for "Dancing Machine". This is some choice footage and *gasp* I had never seen it before!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZLbOY_86qo

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/17/11 at 5:31 am



The third girl with big eyebrows looks like a guy.


Yeah other than the hair she does look like a dude.  :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/17/11 at 6:35 am

Next week will be the 2nd anniversary of his death. :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/11 at 12:36 pm


Next week will be the 2nd anniversary of his death. :(
That will be Saturday?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/17/11 at 7:15 pm


That will be Saturday?


Yes and celebrating his life.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/17/11 at 11:26 pm

I like Michael Jackson, but I can't honestly say I miss him!

I feel more disgusted with his medical team.  I think they're the ones that got Michael killed.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/ride.gif

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/18/11 at 6:30 am


I like Michael Jackson, but I can't honestly say I miss him!

I feel more disgusted with his medical team.  I think they're the ones that got Michael killed.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/ride.gif


I miss him too. :(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/18/11 at 8:06 am


I miss him too. :(


I miss the MJ from the early 1970's, when the music was about fun and picking up girls.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: karen on 06/18/11 at 10:51 am


I like Michael Jackson, but I can't honestly say I miss him!

I feel more disgusted with his medical team.  I think they're the ones that got Michael killed.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/ride.gif




I miss him too. :(


Proof (if proof were needed) that Howard really doesn't read posts properly

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: karen on 06/18/11 at 10:52 am


I feel more disgusted with his medical team.  I think they're the ones that got Michael killed.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/ride.gif


What the situation regarding bringing the doctor to trial?  I've lost track of what's happening

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/18/11 at 4:04 pm


What the situation regarding bringing the doctor to trial?  I've lost track of what's happening


It's been held off until september. Apparently, Murrass' legal team needed FOUR months to come up with evidence that he isn't a fudgeing, lackadasical, crazy and unitelligent hack that only sponged off Michael for the money.
I hope he goes to jail and I really hate he can't get capital punishment for what he did. I don't usually condone capital punishment, but I'd flip the switch on the electric chair myself if I could, for what he's done. I still have friends who are broken up and despondent over Michael's death. Some I've had to take the time to talk down from suicide many times because they were so upset. Death isn't hard on the dead, it's hard on the ones left behind. And Michael left behind ALOT of fans not to mention his own family.  >:(

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/18/11 at 5:13 pm



Proof (if proof were needed) that Howard really doesn't read posts properly


Maybe he was expressing sarcasm...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/18/11 at 7:03 pm


I miss the MJ from the early 1970's, when the music was about fun and picking up girls.  :)


I liked him from the 1975-1980 era when he had big poofy afro.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/18/11 at 7:04 pm


Maybe he was expressing sarcasm...


he said he doesn't miss him I said that I miss him.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/19/11 at 1:22 pm


I liked him from the 1975-1980 era when he had big poofy afro.


That afro did look comfortable, but some reason, I always expected a bird to fly out his head. LOL. I once saw an old cartoon where a duck flew out a man;s beard and a gun came out behind it and shot it. I always think of that when I see the big afro.  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_2_1977_19682.jpg

Michael in 1978. If I'm right, that child is Jermaine's oldest son, Jermaine, Jr.  :)

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/19/11 at 1:37 pm


That afro did look comfortable, but some reason, I always expected a bird to fly out his head. LOL. I once saw an old cartoon where a duck flew out a man;s beard and a gun came out behind it and shot it. I always think of that when I see the big afro.  ;D

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1282143565/gallery_2_1977_19682.jpg

Michael in 1978. If I'm right, that child is Jermaine's oldest son, Jermaine, Jr.  :)


Those were the good old days.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/19/11 at 1:40 pm

http://static.igossip.com/photos/MovieFone_13_going_on_30_41133_michael_jackson_wiz_200a062609_fp.jpg

I wonder how long it took to put on that makeup? ???

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/20/11 at 9:10 pm


http://static.igossip.com/photos/MovieFone_13_going_on_30_41133_michael_jackson_wiz_200a062609_fp.jpg

I wonder how long it took to put on that makeup? ???


It took about four hours to get Michael into that Scarecrow get up and at night after filming wrapped, Michael liked it so much, he often wore the make up home.  ;D I have too much time on my hands and a thousand page MJ biography in possesion. LOL.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Butterball on 06/20/11 at 11:51 pm

It's real easy to get burned out on entertainers now a days or as a matter of fact any celebrity. My favorite MJ era was the 70's. Yes, I also liked him thru the 80's and 90's also, but I think once he blew up with Thriller, he really changed. No more Jackson albums (except for "Victory"). I guess I've never liked when a person leaves their group to pursue a solo career...always rubbed me the wrong way.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/21/11 at 6:30 am


It took about four hours to get Michael into that Scarecrow get up and at night after filming wrapped, Michael liked it so much, he often wore the make up home.  ;D I have too much time on my hands and a thousand page MJ biography in possesion. LOL.


you have a popcorn box as a hat,I don't know what they used for a nose and it looks like a mophead colored black used for the hair.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/21/11 at 9:35 pm

@Butterball: At least you remember the Jackson 5 days. When I got into Michael, he was already married to Lisa Marie. When I got into Michael, I knew absolutely nothing except I thought ht was cute and I liked how he sang Billie Jean. That was it. I had heard of the Jackson Five, I didn;t know the other guys were his brothers. I didn't know Janet Jackson was his sister. I didn't know anything.  ;D I mean I literally learned things bit by bit. You saw me as a kid with a pile of school books and an MJ book on top. (I may stink on ice at algebra, but I know how many rhinestones were on the Billie Jean glove and who owned the sequinned jacket before Michael) I actually like Michael by himself, because all his brothers are so cute, I'd get eye strain if I had to watch them all at once. You should have seen me watching the 2001 concert, I was swooning all over. LOL.

@ Howard They used a Reese's peanut butter cup wrapper for the nose. Look at it really well:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQIXb0TD3-0PaVIxOntrTdTTx126SZRmfvcSuFlNjnXYH5vosdjdA

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/22/11 at 6:39 am


@Butterball: At least you remember the Jackson 5 days. When I got into Michael, he was already married to Lisa Marie. When I got into Michael, I knew absolutely nothing except I thought ht was cute and I liked how he sang Billie Jean. That was it. I had heard of the Jackson Five, I didn;t know the other guys were his brothers. I didn't know Janet Jackson was his sister. I didn't know anything.  ;D I mean I literally learned things bit by bit. You saw me as a kid with a pile of school books and an MJ book on top. (I may stink on ice at algebra, but I know how many rhinestones were on the Billie Jean glove and who owned the sequinned jacket before Michael) I actually like Michael by himself, because all his brothers are so cute, I'd get eye strain if I had to watch them all at once. You should have seen me watching the 2001 concert, I was swooning all over. LOL.

@ Howard They used a Reese's peanut butter cup wrapper for the nose. Look at it really well:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQIXb0TD3-0PaVIxOntrTdTTx126SZRmfvcSuFlNjnXYH5vosdjdA



Imagine if they colored it red he'd look more like a clown. ;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/22/11 at 6:41 am

http://bestofmichaeljackson.jclondon.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/michael-jackson-dressed-as-a-clown1.jpg

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/23/11 at 12:12 am

27 years ago, after having listened to Eat It, if you'd told me that Michael Jackson would be dead and Weird Al Yankovic would still be culturally relevant, I'd have said you were crazy. 

Speaking of things that happened in 1984-1985...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR5BfQ4rEqQ

Crazy, as in crazy like 1955 Doc Brown's reaction to 1985 Marty (at 2:00) telling him that Ronald Reagan (the actor!) would be President.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 06/23/11 at 12:00 pm

The first thing I thought of when I saw that Michael Jackson has died was "WHAT??" like "WHAT?!?!"  then I calmed down.  But I am still saddened tohear that MJ has died, when did it happen?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/23/11 at 12:51 pm


The first thing I thought of when I saw that Michael Jackson has died was "WHAT??" like "WHAT?!?!"  then I calmed down.  But I am still saddened tohear that MJ has died, when did it happen?


June 25th,2009.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 06/23/11 at 2:40 pm


June 25th,2009.


OH MY GOD almost 1 year ago exactly!!!!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: nally on 06/23/11 at 2:40 pm


June 25th,2009.
Just two days away from the two-year anniversary. Where does all the time go? :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Butterball on 06/23/11 at 11:06 pm



@ Howard They used a Reese's peanut butter cup wrapper for the nose. Look at it really well:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQIXb0TD3-0PaVIxOntrTdTTx126SZRmfvcSuFlNjnXYH5vosdjdA



All this time and I never noticed that? Of course I never liked the Wiz....just watched it to see MJ.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Butterball on 06/23/11 at 11:08 pm


OH MY GOD almost 1 year ago exactly!!!!


That would be 2 years Sir Billzy.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/24/11 at 6:40 am


Just two days away from the two-year anniversary. Where does all the time go? :o


It will be a Michael Jackson tribute on the radio that day.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Starde on 06/25/11 at 3:27 pm

Crazy to think it's been 2 years! Time sure flies! :o

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/25/11 at 3:41 pm


The first thing I thought of when I saw that Michael Jackson has died was "WHAT??" like "WHAT?!?!"  then I calmed down.  But I am still saddened tohear that MJ has died, when did it happen?


Michael Jackson is dead?  Shirley you jest.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: snozberries on 06/25/11 at 7:00 pm

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Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/25/11 at 7:22 pm


Crazy to think it's been 2 years! Time sure flies! :o


Seems like it was yesterday.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/25/11 at 7:22 pm


Michael Jackson is dead?  Shirley you jest.



;D

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/25/11 at 11:31 pm

I celebrated Michael's life with my friends. it was really nice and we just enjoyed his music and videos and genius and weren't sad. I refuse to cry another tear. I am strong for Michael and for my fan friends who aren't as strong and need a shoulder. Michael is truy missed and I will celebrate his life as long as I live.



@Snoz: Did you REALLY hi-jack the MJ thread with Farrah Fawcett? Really? (j/k) Everytime I see her, it makes me think of how I felt when I learned she'd died. I was in dialysis that day and saw it on the news and I so vividly remember thinking, "Thank God, it's not Michael" and just a few hours later, it WAS Michael. I feel awful everytime I think of it. That I was so cold about her. I've changed and now feel bad at the loss of her too. She was so brave, fighting the cancer as long as she did. She was a true warrior and was brave to the end.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/11 at 1:21 am


@Snoz: Did you REALLY hi-jack the MJ thread with Farrah Fawcett? Really? (j/k) Everytime I see her, it makes me think of how I felt when I learned she'd died. I was in dialysis that day and saw it on the news and I so vividly remember thinking, "Thank God, it's not Michael" and just a few hours later, it WAS Michael. I feel awful everytime I think of it. That I was so cold about her. I've changed and now feel bad at the loss of her too. She was so brave, fighting the cancer as long as she did. She was a true warrior and was brave to the end.
In fact, Farrah Fawcett and MJ died within miles of each other in LA, but at separate hospitals.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/26/11 at 6:37 am


In fact, Farrah Fawcett and MJ died within miles of each other in LA, but at separate hospitals.


and different times of each other.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/11 at 6:39 am


and different times of each other.
If I remember correctly Farrah Fawcett was in the afternoon time here, so it could had been in the morning time in LA, MJ died around 11pm here, so that would had been 3pm in LA.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/11 at 6:46 am

Certainly Michael Jackson left a legacy.  Heck this memorial thread has been going for two years now and has 1200 posts.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/26/11 at 7:06 am


Certainly Michael Jackson left a legacy.  Heck this memorial thread has been going for two years now and has 1200 posts.



and hope it continues to grow.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 06/26/11 at 1:54 pm

Jun 25 2011 9:56 AM EDT 15,957

Michael Jackson's Legacy, Two Years Later, By the Numbers

Legendary singer's impact continues to blossom in the two years since his death; MTV News breaks down the figures.

By Gil Kaufman

http://www.mtv.com/shared/promoimages/news/t/top9_of_2009/mjs_death/281x211.jpg

Michael Jackson
Photo: Kevin Mazur/ WireImage


Like Elvis, Bob Marley, Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra before him, Michael Jackson's influence has continued, and grown, since his untimely death on June 25, 2009.

On the second anniversary of the King of Pop's passing, MTV News took a look at the enduring appeal of MJ's music, videos and imagery, which continue to fascinate and attract fans across the globe thanks to a series of posthumous albums, a movie, video games and two upcoming Cirque du Soleil live shows.

Where Were You Two Years Ago When You Heard the News? Tell Us on Facebook

$72 million: According to Box Office Mojo, Jackson's posthumous concert film, "This Is It," has grossed more than $72 million to date domestically and $189 million in foreign markets for a worldwide take over more than $261 million. It ranks as the #2 music documentary of all-time behind Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never." The film has also generated nearly $45 million in DVD sales in the U.S.

16: In May, Jackson lodged his first #1 on the Billboard magazine Dance/ Club Play Songs chart in 16 years with the latest single from his posthumous Michael album, "Hollywood Tonight."

2: Number of posthumous albums that have been released since Michael's death in June 2009. Last year's Michael has sold just over 510,000 copies to date, while the This Is It collection has moved nearly 1 million copies to date in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

15,000: The number of videos submitted by fans since March for the crowdsourced video for "Behind the Mask." After they were edited down by a five-person team over two months, the resulting clip used submissions from more than 1,600 participants from 103 countries.

3 million: The amount of copies sold of the Ubisoft "Michael Jackson: The Experience" video game worldwide.

$57 million: The reported cost of Cirque du Soleil's traveling MJ show, "The Immortal World Tour, which is slated to kick off on October 2.

$1 billion: That gaudy figure is the reported amount the Jackson estate had generated by last June on the first anniversary of the singer's death. According to Billboard, the revenue was generated by a combination of music sales ($429 million), film/TV revenue ($392 million), music publishing ($130 million), licensing ($35 million) and a $31 million recording contract. (A spokesperson for Jackson's estate declined to provide updated figures for this story.)

$310 million: The amount of gross earnings reported by the executors of the estate in a December 2010 court filing detailing the progress made in paying off the $400 million in debt run up by the spendthrift singer during his lifetime.

16.1 million: MJ was always a big singles artist. Yes, Thriller is one of the best-selling albums of all time, but even in death, fans can't resist cherry-picking some of Michael's best songs. That explains why he's sold more than 16 million digital tracks since June 28, 2009, the first sales week following his passing, according to Nielsen SoundScan. To put that in perspective, from the time Nielsen began counting digital tracks in 2004 until the week before Jackson's death, the singer had sold just over 8.1 million digital tracks, a figure that has doubled in just the past two years.

2013: The projected launch for a second, non-touring Cirque show celebrating Jackson. The yet-untitled show is slated to open in the spring of 2013 at a new theater being built at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

$25 million to $50 million: That's how much Jackson's estate takes in on an annual basis thanks to his stake in the half-million-song Sony/ATV catalog, which includes titles by Elvis, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Beyoncé and Bob Dylan.

Share your memories of Michael Jackson in the comments.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666426/michael-jackson-anniversary.jhtml




Dan

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 06/26/11 at 2:12 pm


Jun 25 2011 9:56 AM EDT 15,957

Michael Jackson's Legacy, Two Years Later, By the Numbers

Legendary singer's impact continues to blossom in the two years since his death; MTV News breaks down the figures.

By Gil Kaufman

http://www.mtv.com/shared/promoimages/news/t/top9_of_2009/mjs_death/281x211.jpg

Michael Jackson
Photo: Kevin Mazur/ WireImage


Like Elvis, Bob Marley, Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra before him, Michael Jackson's influence has continued, and grown, since his untimely death on June 25, 2009.

On the second anniversary of the King of Pop's passing, MTV News took a look at the enduring appeal of MJ's music, videos and imagery, which continue to fascinate and attract fans across the globe thanks to a series of posthumous albums, a movie, video games and two upcoming Cirque du Soleil live shows.

Where Were You Two Years Ago When You Heard the News? Tell Us on Facebook

$72 million: According to Box Office Mojo, Jackson's posthumous concert film, "This Is It," has grossed more than $72 million to date domestically and $189 million in foreign markets for a worldwide take over more than $261 million. It ranks as the #2 music documentary of all-time behind Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never." The film has also generated nearly $45 million in DVD sales in the U.S.

16: In May, Jackson lodged his first #1 on the Billboard magazine Dance/ Club Play Songs chart in 16 years with the latest single from his posthumous Michael album, "Hollywood Tonight."

2: Number of posthumous albums that have been released since Michael's death in June 2009. Last year's Michael has sold just over 510,000 copies to date, while the This Is It collection has moved nearly 1 million copies to date in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

15,000: The number of videos submitted by fans since March for the crowdsourced video for "Behind the Mask." After they were edited down by a five-person team over two months, the resulting clip used submissions from more than 1,600 participants from 103 countries.

3 million: The amount of copies sold of the Ubisoft "Michael Jackson: The Experience" video game worldwide.

$57 million: The reported cost of Cirque du Soleil's traveling MJ show, "The Immortal World Tour, which is slated to kick off on October 2.

$1 billion: That gaudy figure is the reported amount the Jackson estate had generated by last June on the first anniversary of the singer's death. According to Billboard, the revenue was generated by a combination of music sales ($429 million), film/TV revenue ($392 million), music publishing ($130 million), licensing ($35 million) and a $31 million recording contract. (A spokesperson for Jackson's estate declined to provide updated figures for this story.)

$310 million: The amount of gross earnings reported by the executors of the estate in a December 2010 court filing detailing the progress made in paying off the $400 million in debt run up by the spendthrift singer during his lifetime.

16.1 million: MJ was always a big singles artist. Yes, Thriller is one of the best-selling albums of all time, but even in death, fans can't resist cherry-picking some of Michael's best songs. That explains why he's sold more than 16 million digital tracks since June 28, 2009, the first sales week following his passing, according to Nielsen SoundScan. To put that in perspective, from the time Nielsen began counting digital tracks in 2004 until the week before Jackson's death, the singer had sold just over 8.1 million digital tracks, a figure that has doubled in just the past two years.

2013: The projected launch for a second, non-touring Cirque show celebrating Jackson. The yet-untitled show is slated to open in the spring of 2013 at a new theater being built at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

$25 million to $50 million: That's how much Jackson's estate takes in on an annual basis thanks to his stake in the half-million-song Sony/ATV catalog, which includes titles by Elvis, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Beyoncé and Bob Dylan.

Share your memories of Michael Jackson in the comments.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666426/michael-jackson-anniversary.jhtml




Dan


His legacy will continue to live on for generations to come.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/26/11 at 4:26 pm


Like Elvis, Bob Marley, Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra before him, Michael Jackson's influence has continued, and grown, since his untimely death on June 25, 2009.


I don't know how they could mention Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls) in the same sentence as Elvis, Bob, Frank, or Michael.  He was nowhere near their league in influence, talent, sales, anything.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/04/11 at 12:44 am

I found a couple of pics from a 9/11 benefit concert Michael did in '01. His clothes were very patriotic and I thought it'd be nice to share them on the Fourth of July:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274981158/gallery_1017_1142024.jpg

It's got the red white and blue on it and a bald eagle and stars on the sleeves.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274981158/med_gallery_1017_694896.jpg

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274981158/med_gallery_1017_569250.jpg

Michael draped in the american flag. My boyfriend's sister thought it would have looked cooler if the flag had been covered in crystals. I agree. LOL.

Just wanted to share!

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 07/04/11 at 6:53 am


I found a couple of pics from a 9/11 benefit concert Michael did in '01. His clothes were very patriotic and I thought it'd be nice to share them on the Fourth of July:

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274981158/gallery_1017_1142024.jpg

It's got the red white and blue on it and a bald eagle and stars on the sleeves.

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274981158/med_gallery_1017_694896.jpg

http://mjphotoscollectors.com/web/uploads/1274981158/med_gallery_1017_569250.jpg

Michael draped in the american flag. My boyfriend's sister thought it would have looked cooler if the flag had been covered in crystals. I agree. LOL.

Just wanted to share!


July 4th And Michael Jackson,what a cool combination.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: whistledog on 07/04/11 at 1:02 pm

Alfonso Ribeiro and Michael Jackson with the Jacksons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po0jY4WvCIc

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 07/04/11 at 1:34 pm


Alfonso Ribeiro and Michael Jackson with the Jacksons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po0jY4WvCIc


Who was that kid after the 45 sec.mark? He looks familiar?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: whistledog on 07/04/11 at 2:15 pm


Who was that kid after the 45 sec.mark? He looks familiar?


Not sure, but he does look like a now famous actor of today

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: wsmith4 on 07/05/11 at 8:40 am

Was that the commercial where Michael's hair caught on fire and you can see it in the background during the commercial where he runs off stage and they have to extinguish the fire because of all the grease?

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Howard on 07/05/11 at 7:41 pm


Was that the commercial where Michael's hair caught on fire and you can see it in the background during the commercial where he runs off stage and they have to extinguish the fire because of all the grease?


I think it was another commercial for Pepsi.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Butterball on 07/05/11 at 10:57 pm


@Butterball: At least you remember the Jackson 5 days. When I got into Michael, he was already married to Lisa Marie. When I got into Michael, I knew absolutely nothing except I thought ht was cute and I liked how he sang Billie Jean. That was it. I had heard of the Jackson Five, I didn;t know the other guys were his brothers. I didn't know Janet Jackson was his sister. I didn't know anything.  ;D I mean I literally learned things bit by bit. You saw me as a kid with a pile of school books and an MJ book on top. (I may stink on ice at algebra, but I know how many rhinestones were on the Billie Jean glove and who owned the sequinned jacket before Michael) I actually like Michael by himself, because all his brothers are so cute, I'd get eye strain if I had to watch them all at once. You should have seen me watching the 2001 concert, I was swooning all over. LOL.




Ok, that explains a lot...you missed seeing MJ growing up in the 70's...those were the best of times...the afro, the J5 cartoon, the summer variety show in 1976, the Robot, the big bell bottoms, the platform shoes...

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson Memorial Thread

Written By: Claybricks on 07/06/11 at 12:53 pm

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Michael’s Secret Art Collection Uncovered & Valued At $900M

Michael Jackson secretly left behind an almost billion-dollar secret art fortune that is now at the centre of an international tug of war, Star has exclusively learned.


The never-before-seen collection would have insured Michael’s surviving children were looked after for life. But in a startling twist, the secret vault has been sold out from underneath them, at a ‘bargain basement’ price, relatively speaking.

Lawyers running Michael’s Estate are moving to block the $87.7 million sale to an undisclosed international businessman, in a attempt to return the incredible treasure to Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8, and their guardian, Michael’s mother Katherine.

In an astonishing appraisal of the 182-pieces, obtained exclusively by Star, the “rare intact major collection” was valued at a whopping $902.52 million, with “an invaluable pedigree for future sales in the international art market.”

“Michael’s mystique in life combined with this exposure of his wonderful fine art creations following his tragic death will escalate the value of these works and the popularity of his artistic vision worldwide,” appraiser Eric Finzi, a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, wrote in a document obtained by the magazine.

“I do not think we have begun to see the true value of this fine art yet.”

The loot is so valuable that it’s worth almost more than Michael’s other assets combined, including copyrights to his pop hits and the Beatles’ catalog, which he purchased in 1998 for $47.5 million.

MJ built the extensive collection of sculptures and sketches that he drew while being taught by an Australian artist, Brett-Livingston Strong, who was a close friend.

Strong and his advisors orchestrated the deal recently, Star has learned.

In a letter sent to the artist, Dr. Tohme Tohme, Michael’s last business manager and spokesperson, paved the way for the sale, transferring over the collection of artwork — free of charge — “to keep, sell, copy, exhibit and to use in whatever way you wish.”

“Michael wants you to know he is truly grateful for the loyalty you have shown him over the years, and he views this as a small token of appreciation for your continued friendship and artistic partnership,” Dr. Tohme wrote in the hand-signed letter, dated November 17, 2008, obtained by Star.

But now legal experts are now examining the validity of the document concerned that it could be a fake.

They also have questions over Michael’s knowledge of the purported agreement.

“Michael’s signature nor his initials are inked on the document that purports to gifts hundreds of millions of dollars to Strong, at a time when Michael was swamped in debt,” a source close to the Jacksons told Star.

“It doesn’t make sense that he would give it up.”

The insider added: “Michael’s mother and his children were the dearest thing to him in his life, so it beggars belief that he would not want them to benefit from this collection, financially.”

Complicating matters, the source close to the Jacksons said Dr. Tohme has refused to swear an affidavit confirming the letter was true.

He was asked to do so by Howard Mann, the controversial Toronto gambling entrepreneur who is Katherine Jackson‘s business partner, Star has learned.

While Mann refused to comment when contacted about the deal, it’s emerged he was bidding for the collection against Guy Laliberté, the former street performer who founded Cirque du Soleil and went on to become a billionaire. Neither man was successful.

The collection includes intricate designs for chairs, gates, sculptures and elaborate doors he dreamed of installing at Neverland, Michael’s former home (and amusement park and zoo), located 125 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Each item tells a story about Michael and throw light on mysteries which have puzzled fans for decades.

Star uncovered:

* Sketches of MJ’s own feet doing his signature move from ‘Billie Jean’, the Moonwalk, now one of the best-known dance techniques in the world. Those original drawings have been valued at $600,000 each.

* His fascination with the number 7. In a series of artworks, Michael sketched the numeral — which coincided with the star’s three biggest albums — “Thriller,” “Bad” and “Dangerous” — each producing 7 top 40 hits. Michael was also the 7th of 9 children.

* Recreations of the Statue of David and Dying Slave, the masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo.

* His first work of art, “We the People,” on Presidential archival paper. It’s said to be worth $3 million, according to the appraisal.

* An interesting political relic: The U.S. Presidency Seal signed by President Ronald Reagan. Michael had visited the White House on May 16, 1984.

* After that visit, Michael sketched ‘The White House Doors’ — a drawing appraisers have estimated is worth at $3 million.

* Sketches of Martin Luther King, President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington, worth in all, more than $8.1 million, it’s suggested.

* A self portrait emblazoned on a plaque to be the feature of an entrance to a theater at Neverland. There’s also an image of what Michael titled the ‘Peter Pan Magic Gate.’

* Hand-signed sepia prints of ‘The Book,’ reputed to be th