Mannequins

Back in the days when Michael still lived at the Encino estate, his own room was always known to be a bit messy. He had things all around and he could just sit in his room for days, without coming out (except to get something to eat). Something that might strike people as very odd was his five quiet friends whom he kept in his room. One Caucasian, Indian, Orienal and two blacks - they were mannequins. Not the usual friends one would have in their lives, but for Michael it was natural. For him the mannequins were more easy to talk to and to hang out with because they didn't ask him for favours, they didn't question him and most important; he didn't have to care about them just using him for his fortune and fame.

"I guess I want to bring them to life," he once said. " I like to imagine talking to them. You know what I think it is? Yeah, I think I'll say it. I think I'm accompanying myself with friends I never had. I probably have two friends. And I just got them. Being an entertainer, you just can't tell who is your friend. So, I surround myself with people I want to be my friends. And I can do that with mannequins. I'll talk to them."

It's not really too hard to imagine. Everyone needs someone and if you're as famous as Michael, it must be hard to trust people. It was an illusion which was necessary for him.








Sam's story

Twenty one years ago I was born with cerebal palsy. The horrible stories are not lingering in my head, as I was too young, but getting to an age of nine, I noticed that something wasn't right. It was that I couldn't play on swings, play football or anything like that, but to help me was my very close friends.

It was hitting me at night time one night time as the normal routine was happening, you know, eating supper, then reading a book, then going to sleep. One night time we couldn't find a book to read, someone put the radio on about eight o'clock, you know about that time I used to think what a rare life I had, still listening to the radio, a song came on, it went a bit like this: 'another day has gone, I'm still all alone, how could this be, that you're not here with me.?' I asked quite quickly who is this? My carer said isn't it Michael Jackson, I said 'yes, but what is it called?' before the carer could say anything I heard the four words 'you are not alone', at that second I became a big fan. The carer that was here for eight years but has now gone, but I'm being helped by Michael to get over it. The carer said 'I've got the video', my mind went blank, I didn't know what he looked like and was he saving lives on the video, like he did mine? I borrowed
it the next day and he looked so caring and innocent, and from there on I've been calling him my Dad, because my Dad left my Mum and when I was only young, this is creepy listen, when Michael was only five years old, he couldn't play football or go on swings, and he had got a Dad, but his Dad used to beat him up. There are so many comparisons that I can't think of them all right now.

Years ago I had a carer called Helen, we used to play babyish games because Mum couldn't play with me when I was young. In the end Mum got worried because I was fifteen gong on sixteen and we kept playing these games, but that's because I didn't get a childhood, like Michael didn't. She went two years ago, again, like the carer that went after eight years, Michael helped me, but for this carer it was a song called 'have you seen my childhood?'
Now I will get to where I was going in this story. I've got a better life but not a normal life. I get hurt from my hands hitting my head from the involuntary body movements I have, I have medicine three times a day, and every time I go into hospital I wear a T-shirt because I've seen Michael visiting hospitals, so when I wear a T-shirt with him on it, it's like he's with me.

I'm not joking, but you can forget this part if you don't believe me, last year I had to go into hospital for a big back operation and they had their own radio station, which I don't think you can request any songs, but on the morning of the operation, what came on the radio? 'another day has gone, I'm still all alone, how could this be. that you're not here with me?'. That's right it was 'you are not alone', obviously by Michael Jackson. It took fourteen days to get over the operation, but as you can guess, it wasn't only the family and careers that helped me get over it, it was like Michael in spirit. No more songs came on, except for the one that Mum did request.

Unlike 'you are not alone', that was a year ago, but 5 years ago something disgusting and disrespectful happened to Michael, he was accused of child molestation. If I could have been in that courtroom I would have, but because I can't get on a plane because I cannot sit in a plane seat, they will not let a chair on board, which I find disgusting and bias, anyway I would have had to pay two carers. But I know that Michael believes in all of his fans that were supporting him through the awful trial. So don't you get it? I eat, drink and breathe for Michael. So if it wasn't for Michael's song, 'you are not alone', I wonder if i would still be eating or drinking, or in a corner of a room rocking back and forward, or hey, I've got to be truthful, I might not even be here. Thanks to Michael, I feel that I can conquer anything, because Michael loves his fans, if you don't believe me about him being a lifesaver, do go on the internet, there is a website that has
a story about a woman, he saved her life, and she became a fan, the same way I became a fan.

From Sam xx







Background dancers for the "This is it" tour


Michael has now selected his background dancers for the show this summer in London; 6 men and 2 women. Hundreds of the finest dancers attended the audition. The men on the Monday (this monday) and women on the Tuesday. On Wednesday in LA, the finalists' were called back for a last determination and got to perform in front of Michael himself. Now the contract for the dancers is a 2-year contract to perform "national" and "international" venues for the "This is it" tour. Does that mean he's gonna perform in other places in addition to London? Well let's really really hope so :) And I hope THAT made your weekend a very fine weekend!

love ♥










Mental Michael, Mental Fans

When I've been reading about Michael and searching a lot of articles, I've constatly come across articles where his fans are described as "menatal", "deeply disturbed", "weird" and " franatic." What most people don't understand is that many of us fans share a special relation to Michael, to his music mostly. And the fact that it can't be accepted is really sad. As I've said before, everything that falls out of the ordinary pattern of how people should be and act, is weird.

It's an ordinary sight to see Michael's fans crying hysterically, stretching their arms towards him while screaming out his name again and again, hoping for him to hear them. Waiting for hours and days outside his home just to get a glimpse of him, writing poems and songs proclaiming their true love. It seems like everything concerning Michael is mental, since he is (?). The smallest mistakes becomes worldwide news, just because it's him. People become alienized when they associate with him. His fans becomes wierdoes just like him just because we happen to see things in him that they don't. This "Wacko-Jacko hysteria" that I'd like to call it has gotten totally out of hand. The rediculeness and over exaggerated wave that's swept over Michael Jackson has lost it's control a long time ago and there's no longer any limits of how far you can go.

Me, as a big fan of Michael, always has to defend my relation to Michael. When I say I am a huge fan 
and that I love everything about him, people instantly higher their eyebrowns and think "This girl's probably weird." Yes, I say I love him, and yes I would probably cry rivers if I saw him. But isn't that beautiful? I do it out of love. I do it because I feel something very strongly about this person and because he is my biggest passion in life. That's where I get my inspiration to be a better person, hope for a better future, my love, the joy that he bring to me trough his music. Whenever a persom has someone to look up to, someone to love or someone to worship, let them. He bring me a lot which a lot of people probably are missing in their lifes. Shouldn't we embrace people like me and many others with me and support them in their love, instead of putting us down and persuade others to dislike us.

Don't "mental" Michael, and don't "mental" us. Love instead of hate.








Michael is on top for his concerts

According to "TheWrap" Michael is rehearsing somewhere in L.A. for his 50 upcoming shows starting in July 2009.

"He is fine and in great shape and is healthy and rehearsing in Los Angeles," said Gary Pudney, a friend and business associate to Michael, and executive producer of the "World Music Awards."


Pudney says fans shouldn't be worried about cancelled shows or a sub-par performance. "He's in very good health," Pudney said. "He's taken very good care of himself, and anyone saying he isn't rehearsing is wrong. This is it. There are a lot of people out there who wish him ill."

Michael has a history though of problems with concerts. In 2005 Marcel Avram, a German concert promoter, won agains Mike in a multi-million-dollar judgment trail for the damages he had cost for not performing.

London Telegraph has reported that AEG Live, the promoter behind This Is It, has been trying to settle an agreement of a full cancellation policy with insurers. Bower's Guardian reports that the promoters has secured an insurance for just the first ten days of the tour, an not for the whole fifty.

If the other forty days are refused to be insuranced, Michael might be the one who has to pay $350,00 to $500,00 a performance from his own pocket, if anything happens with any of the concerts.


"The promoter needs business interruption insurance because historically these tours have not go on as planned," said a veteran promoter who asked not to be identified. "The hall may not let you play without insurance. It doesn't want to be holding the bag."

But the editor-in-chief of Pollstar.com, Gary Bongiovanni, who tracks the buissness of the concerts told TheWrap that MJ02 and AEG Live will be able to handle it if the risk of any interruptions occures for any of the concerts.

"You have to have basic liability insurance," said Bongiovanni, "but having nonperformance is not an absolute."






Source: MJStar




Billboard Top!





It's not a surprise that All of Michael's album's (except for "Invincible" anf "Blood On the Dancefloor") are on the Billboard Top selling list of the three hundred "Best Selling Albumds Of All Time." Thriller was on top of the list with an amazing 72,400,000 units sold. Bad came after that with number 9 on the list with 33,200,000 units and Dangerous hit number twenty with 30,000,000 units. History got in on place 71 with 19,600,00 units and followed closely by Off The Wall on place 75 with 19,000,000 units sold.

All of theese albums on the Top list, from One artist! Once again, Michael IS the best selling artist of all time with over 174 million albums sold!


MTV's Top Album




Michael's best selling album ever, Thriller, has been voted as top on MTV's "Greatest Album Ever". Out of all votes, Thriller got almost one third. DJ Trevor Nelson says that he don't think there's going to be another album like Thriller, ever. He also says:
"There will never be a marriage of producer and artist and song writing and pop sensibility - it just won't happen again," he commented. "And also, due to the way people buy records now, there'll never be an album that sells as many copies - and that's the thing that will keep it at number one."

Source: The Michael Jackson World Network, Wednesday April 8th 2009





Rumours are never to be trusted




a picture of Michael and one of his best friend; Macaulay Culcin.


I've been thinking a lot about Michael and all the accusations of child molesting as I read Taraborelli's book. And I think about all the rumours over all about Michael. He sure is special and let's leave it to that. Everyone has the right to be in their own unique way unless it doesn't hurt anyone. But when it comes to the accusations, especially in the first case since I  don't know that much about the second one to be honest. When Michael was accused the first time it was by little Jordie Chandler and his family, mostly his father. So, alright, I can really understand the way people think of a grown up man and a thirteen year old boy sleeping together in the same bed. It's different, it's really unusual to hear about things like this so I can very well understand people's negative reactions to this.

I love Michael and it was of course hard for me to hear about the accusations. I've had my doubts too but as the accepting person as I am, I'd like to belive that people truely are different especiallt because of the different backgrounds. In this case Michael's relationship to Jordie was totally innocent as he put's it himself. And the more I read about the Jordie case, things become more clear for me.
We are as I've said before very afraid of the things we can not understand, things we are not used to and so on. That's what's making us act judgmental and makes us belive in all we hear.

From what I understand Michael loved Jordie and his family very much. He used to call them "my new little family" and bought the two kids Jordie and Lily everything they wanted. He even bought Jordie's mom expensive presents. Some say he did that to keep her on the good side in all the suspiciousness. I say Michael didn't know how to keep a person in his life, especially people that he really loved. His way of showing love was to give expensive presents. Not surprisingly since the lack of love got from his childhood and all the people who's probably come and gone in his life since the early days. It's not unsusual fo a person to be that way. Just look at men who throw gifts at their wifes all the time just to keep them there, in place.

To this day Michael's stuck with the humiliating stamp as a pedophile and it will probably stick with him for the rest of his life. People say "Hey, why did Michael pay Jordie's dad to shut up?" I say "Why did Jordie's dad want loads of money from Michael and did not go to the proper authorities?" I'm guessing that as a parent you want the truth and the molester behind bars if such a thing would have happened, instead of extracting twenty million dollars from him.
Michael is very loved, but as a very loved person you're very much hated aswell. Michael is now aquit from both charges and that's what we all have to accept. He is totally free of charges and he has to be trusted from that. I think that if Michael was guilty to the crimes he's been accused of, he's probably be in jail right now. So many who have wanted Michael behind bars and still haven't succeded, isn't that proof enough? Of course he is The King of Pop with a lot of power and influence, but he's still a person, a person who could have been convicted. But he wasn't and we have to stick to that! That's what we DO know.

I will keep on being sceptical to the accusations until someone's put the facts on the table. THEN you can judge him.

Michael and Jordie became very close as friends and the family kept on visiting Michael at Neverland and at his secret hide-out more often. When Jordies father got to hear about that ( he wasn't very involved in the boy's life at that time) and about the suspicions against Michael's sleeping together with Jordie, he started to be more involved. At first he was sceptical against Michael but later on as the two of them became friends he even offered Michael to build out his (the father, Evan) home so that Jordie didn't always have to go to Neverland to see Michael. But Jordie became even more attached to Michael and Evan was afraid he was loosing his son. I think THAT was what really triggered the whole thing. I think he felt that he could get two things out of the accusations; his son and millions of dollars.

I think it's hard for a lot of people to accept that Michael is such a loving person, especially towards children. I don't know any man who've been as open with his humble and love towards our world and our children apart from Michael.
I read in an article today where Henrik Tornberg, head of the gaysite Sylvester.se, says he blames the communities for having such typical steriotype of a man. He says Michael's been a victim for the way we see a man and how a man should act. Henrik also claims that Michael's been teased even before the accusations began, of being too feminin, for his soft voice and his vain and self-centered character. And that the charges were only to expect. He says it like me, by breaking the typical manly norm, your instantly vulnerable or suspected. He also says: " If anyone who falls outside the masculine role dares to take the role as an extra dad he's gonna have to be prepared to constantly having to explain and defend his motives."

Belive in goodness despite all the hate in the world.

We can probably all agree on the fact that it was a stupid act of Michael to invite the possibility of extorsion by the way he acted. But we're all human, right? And all humans can all make misstakes. Even the biggest popstars who've ever walked on this planet.






Auction has been cancelled

Alexandra Topping writes following in a article on Guardian's website, 15 April 2009:


"A huge auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia from his Neverland estate was cancelled yesterday with auctioneers agreeing to return all the items to the singer.

The auction, which was set to include a wide range of assets taken from Jackson's former home near Santa Barbara, including the crystal glove worn in the Billie Jean video, was called off after the King of Pop filed a lawsuit last month demanding the return of certain items.

Due to take place on 22-25 April, the auction catalogue included items as diverse as Jackson's jewel-encrusted concert jackets to the gates of the Neverland ranch, and was expected to raise up to $20m (£13m).

A joint statement from Jackson spokesman Tohme R Tohme and auction organiser Darren Julien announced that Julien's Auctions had cancelled the sale but would prolong its exhibition of the items until April 25, after which Jackson would take back the items.

What will happen to the items once they are back in Jackson's possession remains unclear. A statement from his representative said "there was so much interest from so many of Jackson's fans that instead of putting the items in the hands of private collectors, Tohme and Julien's Auctions have made arrangements that will allow the collection to be shared with and enjoyed by Jackson's fans for many years to come."

The public can currently see the collection, organised into stage wear and music memorabilia, toys and "Disneyana", at the former Robinsons May building in Beverly Hills, for a $20 entrance fee.

Online bidding for the belongings had already begun, with winners to be determined at the live auction, according to the Los Angeles Times. The proceeds would have gone to Jackson and a music charity, but the singer's representatives said that he would make a "substantial" donation to the MusiCares charity.

Julien, president and chief executive of Julien's Auctions, said: "We reached a resolution and we're very happy about it. It allows Michael to retain ownership of his possessions. He contracted us to conduct the auction and had a change of mind for whatever reason. And we honour and respect that. We're very happy with the outcome."

It is thought that nearly $2m was spent organising the cancelled sale, but the auction house was happy about the agreement. Julien added: "Sure, I'm disappointed that the auction is not going to take place. But I'm happy that the exhibition will continue."






It all got out of hand


These two stories is all acording to J.Randy Taraborelli's book, "Michael Jackson: The Magic and The Madness":

The Hyperbaric Chamber

While Michael was filming the Pepsi comercial in 1984 he was burned by accident. He was put in at the Brotman Memorial Hospital where he for the first time saw the hyperbaric chamber. Steve Hoffelin (Mike's plastic surgeon) told him he had a theory that if you sleep in the machine, it'll lenghten your life. Michael was facinated by the thing and wanted to buy it for himself. It would cost $200 000. Frank Dileo finally convinced him not to but it, he thought it was to unnecessary.
So, he didn't buy it, but he at leat wanted his picture taken in it. Immediatley, the word spread that Michael was going to buy the chamber and that he was taking his picture in the thing. When Mike heard of it, he came up with a - as he thought of it then - fun idea. He told Dileo and Branca: " I want my whole career to be the greatest show on earth."
Michael wanted to promote the story that he was sleeping in the hyperberic chamber and that he was hoping to be at least 150 years old, and that he was planning on taking it with him on his next tour. He wante to do this to see just how much stir he could create out of it.
Dileo contacted Charles Montgomery and told him the story, he wanted him to publish it as the weekly cover, but without giving away the source. Charles got it confirmed from Michael, his manager and his doctor. He even got a picture of Michael lying in it. So he was good to go. He thought it was a wacky story and wasn't sure people was gonna buy it. At this time it wasn't as easy to belive in such things about Michael since it was very rare. But it certainly did sell. People was soon talking about it all over. Michael had gotten just what he wanted. He was satisfied.



The Elephant man's bones

Later in 1987, Michael saw a movie about John Merrick, "The Elephant man", starring John Hurt. He was moved by it and sources says he cried the whole movie trough. Could it have been because Michael felt that he could relate in some ways to the deformed man? A lonely man living as an outside all his life.
There was a exhibition where you could go to to see the remains of the man, and Michael wanted to go there. Well at the exhibition Michael told Dileo he wanted the bones: "I sure would like to have these bones at Havenhurst house. Wouldn't it be cool to own them?"
"Man, that is crazy," Frank said. "I know," Michael cheered up. "That's why we have to do it."
They both remembered what kind of stir it led to the last time with the hyperbaric chamber, and Michael once again wanted to see how far it would go. And so Frank called around to reporters, claiming that Michael had offered a half-million dollars to the hospital for the bones. It all got big for sure and soon enough you could see it in papers everywhere. The media checked though with the hospital to see if it really was true that Michael was going to purchase the bones, but they said no. They wouldn't have either even if he had asked. And he did. Michael put a real offer for the bones this time, but still they wouldn't sell it to him.




If Michael would have known what this would do to him to this day, he probably wouldn't have done it. The press finally felt like "giving Michael what he really wanted" as a vengeance, that's when all the false stories about Michael started. You can say this is what really triggered this whole tabloid junk mess. Stories like: He tried to convince Elizabeth Taylor to sleep in the hyperbaric chamber (which he didn't own); was convinced that the whole world would end in 1998; refused to bathe in anything but Evian water; he had seen John Lennon's ghost (who convinced him to use The Beatles song "Revolution" in a Nike ad). And the stories about his chimp Bubbles never seemed to end.

And if you all wonder why you shouldn't belive the press, here's a pretty clear proof. I say it always, do not belive anything the tabloids try to feed you with unless you've seen it or heard it yourself. I'm talking about the tabloids in general now, not just about Michael, it's all 99 percent lies. I saw on the front page of one of our junk magazines here that "David Beckham is cheating again". It was a picture of him and an other woman where it looked like they were about to kiss, and it said that they did. But you still could see that they were just gonna do a kiss on the cheek, to say hello. If he did kiss her, they would have shown the picture of it wouldn't they? It's hilarious, really!

Don't belive in gossip at all, you find out the truth by your self, and then you know!







A Good Looking Jacket

Okay, so I've decided which of Michael's jackets that I'll be getting my inspiration from. I chose this one:
(Mine is going to be gray and gold)







Michael's speech at Oxford University, 2001

I know it's a long speech, but I really wish you would take your time to read it. It'll change you and the way you see things, I'm sure.


Heal The Kids - Oxford Speech

(Oxford University, March 2001 by Michael Jackson)


"Thank you, thank you dear friends, from the bottom of my heart, for such a loving and spirited welcome, and thank you, Mr President, for your kind invitation to me which I am so honoured to accept. I also want to express a special thanks to you Shmuley, who for 11 years served as Rabbi here at Oxford. You and I have been working so hard to form Heal the Kids, as well as writing our book about childlike qualities, and in all of our efforts you have been such a supportive and loving friend. And I would also like to thank Toba Friedman, our director of operations at Heal the Kids, who is returning tonight to the alma mater where she served as a Marshall scholar, as well as Marilyn Piels, another central member of our Heal the Kids team.


I am humbled to be lecturing in a place that has previously been filled by such notable figures as Mother Theresa, Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X. I've even heard that Kermit the Frog has made an appearance here, and I've always felt a kinship with Kermit's message that it's not easy being green. I'm sure he didn't find it any easier being up here than I do!


As I looked around Oxford today, I couldn't help but be aware of the majesty and grandeur of this great institution, not to mention the brilliance of the great and gifted minds that have roamed these streets for centuries. The walls of Oxford have not only housed the greatest philosophical and scientific geniuses - they have also ushered forth some of the most cherished creators of children's literature, from J.R.R. Tolkien to CS Lewis. Today I was allowed to hobble into the dining hall in Christ Church to see Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland immortalised in the stained glass windows. And even one of my own fellow Americans, the beloved Dr Seuss graced these halls and then went on to leave his mark on the imaginations of millions of children throughout the world.


I suppose I should start by listing my qualifications to speak before you this evening. Friends, I do not claim to have the academic expertise of other speakers who have addressed this hall, just as they could lay little claim at being adept at the moonwalk - and you know, Einstein in particular was really TERRIBLE at that.


But I do have a claim to having experienced more places and cultures than most people will ever see. Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink - it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche. And friends, I have encountered so much in this relatively short life of mine that I still cannot believe I am only 42. I often tell Shmuley that in soul years I'm sure that I'm at least 80 - and tonight I even walk like I'm 80! So please harken to my message, because what I have to tell you tonight can bring healing to humanity and healing to our planet.


Through the grace of God, I have been fortunate to have achieved many of my artistic and professional aspirations realised early in my lifetime. But these, friends are accomplishments, and accomplishments alone are not synonymous with who I am. Indeed, the cheery five-year-old who belted out Rockin' Robin and Ben to adoring crowds was not indicative of the boy behind the smile.


Tonight, I come before you less as an icon of pop (whatever that means anyway), and more as an icon of a generation, a generation that no longer knows what it means to be children.


All of us are products of our childhood. But I am the product of a lack of a childhood, an absence of that precious and wondrous age when we frolic playfully without a care in the world, basking in the adoration of parents and relatives, where our biggest concern is studying for that big spelling test come Monday morning.


Those of you who are familiar with the Jackson Five know that I began performing at the tender age of five and that ever since then, I haven't stopped dancing or singing. But while performing and making music undoubtedly remain as some of my greatest joys, when I was young I wanted more than anything else to be a typical little boy. I wanted to build tree houses, have water balloon fights, and play hide and seek with my friends. But fate had it otherwise and all I could do was envy the laughter and playtime that seemed to be going on all around me.


There was no respite from my professional life. But on Sundays I would go Pioneering, the term used for the missionary work that Jehovah's Witnesses do. And it was then that I was able to see the magic of other people's childhood.


Since I was already a celebrity, I would have to don a disguise of fat suit, wig, beard and glasses and we would spend the day in the suburbs of Southern California, going door-to-door or making the rounds of shopping malls, distributing our Watchtower magazine. I loved to set foot in all those regular suburban houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderful, ordinary and starry scenes of everyday life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were mesmerising.


I used to think that I was unique in feeling that I was without a childhood. I believed that indeed there were only a handful with whom I could share those feelings. When I recently met with Shirley Temple Black, the great child star of the 1930s and 40s, we said nothing to each other at first, we simply cried together, for she could share a pain with me that only others like my close friends Elizabeth Taylor and McCauley Culkin know.


I do not tell you this to gain your sympathy but to impress upon you my first important point : It is not just Hollywood child stars that have suffered from a non-existent childhood. Today, it's a universal calamity, a global catastrophe. Childhood has become the great casualty of modern-day living. All around us we are producing scores of kids who have not had the joy, who have not been accorded the right, who have not been allowed the freedom, or knowing what it's like to be a kid.

Today children are constantly encouraged to grow up faster, as if this period known as childhood is a burdensome stage, to be endured and ushered through, as swiftly as possible. And on that subject, I am certainly one of the world's greatest experts.


Ours is a generation that has witnessed the abrogation of the parent-child covenant. Psychologists are publishing libraries of books detailing the destructive effects of denying one's children the unconditional love that is so necessary to the healthy development of their minds and character. And because of all the neglect, too many of our kids have, essentially, to raise themselves. They are growing more distant from their parents, grandparents and other family members, as all around us the indestructible bond that once glued together the generations, unravels.


This violation has bred a new generation, Generation O let us call it, that has now picked up the torch from Generation X. The O stands for a generation that has everything on the outside - wealth, success, fancy clothing and fancy cars, but an aching emptiness on the inside. That cavity in our chests, that barrenness at our core, that void in our centre is the place where the heart once beat and which love once occupied.


And it's not just the kids who are suffering. It's the parents as well. For the more we cultivate little-adults in kids'-bodies, the more removed we ourselves become from our own child-like qualities, and there is so much about being a child that is worth retaining in adult life.


Love, ladies and gentlemen, is the human family's most precious legacy, its richest bequest, its golden inheritance. And it is a treasure that is handed down from one generation to another. Previous ages may not have had the wealth we enjoy. Their houses may have lacked electricity, and they squeezed their many kids into small homes without central heating. But those homes had no darkness, nor were they cold. They were lit bright with the glow of love and they were warmed snugly by the very heat of the human heart. Parents, undistracted by the lust for luxury and status, accorded their children primacy in their lives.


As you all know, our two countries broke from each other over what Thomas Jefferson referred to as "certain inalienable rights". And while we Americans and British might dispute the justice of his claims, what has never been in dispute is that children have certain inalienable rights, and the gradual erosion of those rights has led to scores of children worldwide being denied the joys and security of childhood.


I would therefore like to propose tonight that we install in every home a Children's Universal Bill of Rights, the tenets of which are:


1. The right to be loved without having to earn it


2. The right to be protected, without having to deserve it


3. The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world with nothing


4. The right to be listened to without having to be interesting


5. The right to be read a bedtime story, without having to compete with the evening news


6. The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at schools


7. The right to be thought of as adorable - (even if you have a face that only a mother could love).


Friends, the foundation of all human knowledge, the beginning of human consciousness, must be that each and every one of us is an object of love. Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know of what religion you are a part, you have to know that you are loved.


About twelve years ago, when I was just about to start my Bad tour, a little boy came with his parents to visit me at home in California. He was dying of cancer and he told me how much he loved my music and me. His parents told me that he wasn't going to live, that any day he could just go, and I said to him: "Look, I am going to be coming to your town in Kansas to open my tour in three months. I want you to come to the show. I am going to give you this jacket that I wore in one of my videos." His eyes lit up and he said: "You are gonna GIVE it to me?" I said "Yeah, but you have to promise that you will wear it to the show." I was trying to make him hold on. I said: "When you come to the show I want to see you in this jacket and in this glove" and I gave him one of my rhinestone gloves - and I never usually give the rhinestone gloves away. And he was just in heaven

But maybe he was too close to heaven, because when I came to his town, he had already died, and they had buried him in the glove and jacket. He was just 10 years old. God knows, I know, that he tried his best to hold on. But at least when he died, he knew that he was loved, not only by his parents, but even by me, a near stranger, I also loved him. And with all of that love he knew that he didn't come into this world alone, and he certainly didn't leave it alone.


If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can he dealt with. A professor may degrade you, but you will not feel degraded, a boss may crush you, but you will not be crushed, a corporate gladiator might vanquish you, but you will still triumph. How could any of them truly prevail in pulling you down? For you know that you are an object worthy of love. The rest is just packaging.


But if you don't have that memory of being loved, you are condemned to search the world for something to fill you up. But no matter how much money you make or how famous you become, you will still fell empty. What you are really searching for is unconditional love, unqualified acceptance. And that was the one thing that was denied to you at birth.

Friends, let me paint a picture for you. Here is a typical day in America - six youths under the age of 20 will commit suicide, 12 children under the age of 20 will die from firearms - remember this is a DAY, not a year - 399 kids will be arrested for drug abuse, 1,352 babies will be born to teen mothers. This is happening in one of the richest, most developed countries in the history of the world.


Yes, in my country there is an epidemic of violence that parallels no other industrialised nation. These are the ways young people in America express their hurt and their anger. But don't think that there is not the same pain and anguish among their counterparts in the United Kingdom. Studies in this country show that every single hour, three teenagers in the UK inflict harm upon themselves, often by cutting or burning their bodies or taking an overdose. This is how they have chosen to cope with the pain of neglect and emotional agony.


In Britain, as many as 20% of families will only sit down and have dinner together once a year. Once a year! And what about the time-honoured tradition of reading your kid a bedtime story? Research from the 1980s showed that children who are read to, had far greater literacy and significantly outperformed their peers at school. And yet, less than 33% of British children ages two to eight have a regular bedtime story read to them. You may not think much of that until you take into account that 75% of their parents DID have that bedtime story when they were that age.


Clearly, we do not have to ask ourselves where all of this pain, anger and violent behaviour comes from. It is self-evident that children are thundering against the neglect, quaking against the indifference and crying out just to be noticed. The various child protection agencies in the US say that millions of children are victims of maltreatment in the form of neglect, in the average year. Yes, neglect. In rich homes, privileged homes, wired to the hilt with every electronic gadget. Homes where parents come home, but they're not really home, because their heads are still at the office. And their kids? Well, their kids just make do with whatever emotional crumbs they get. And you don't get much from endless TV, computer games and videos.


These hard, cold numbers which for me, wrench the soul and shake the spirit, should indicate to you why I have devoted so much of my time and resources into making our new Heal the Kids initiative a colossal success.

Our goal is simple - to recreate the parent/child bond, renew its promise and light the way forward for all the beautiful children who are destined one day to walk this earth.


But since this is my first public lecture, and you have so warmly welcomed me into your hearts, I feel that I want to tell you more. We each have our own story, and in that sense statistics can become personal.


They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step, your child takes another. I have discovered that getting parents to re-dedicate themselves to their children is only half the story. The other half is preparing the children to re-accept their parents.


When I was very young I remember that we had this crazy mutt of a dog named "Black Girl," a mix of wolf and retriever. Not only wasn't she much of a guard dog, she was such a scared and nervous thing that it is a wonder she did not pass out every time a truck rumbled by, or a thunderstorm swept through Indiana. My sister Janet and I gave that dog so much love, but we never really won back the sense of trust that had been stolen from her by her previous owner. We knew he used to beat her. We didn't know with what. But whatever it was, it was enough to suck the spirit right out of that dog.

A lot of kids today are hurt puppies who have weaned themselves off the need for love. They couldn't care less about their parents. Left to their own devices, they cherish their independence. They have moved on and have left their parents behind.


Then there are the far worse cases of children who harbour animosity and resentment toward their parents, so that any overture that their parents might undertake would be thrown forcefully back in their face.

Tonight, I don't want any of us to make this mistake. That's why I'm calling upon all the world's children - beginning with all of us here tonight - to forgive our parents, if we felt neglected. Forgive them and teach them how to love again.

You probably weren't surprised to hear that I did not have an idyllic childhood. The strain and tension that exists in my relationship with my own father is well documented. My father is a tough man and he pushed my brothers and me hard, from the earliest age, to be the best performers we could be.


He had great difficulty showing affection. He never really told me he loved me. And he never really complimented me either. If I did a great show, he would tell me it was a good show. And if I did an OK show, he told me it was a lousy show.

He seemed intent, above all else, on making us a commercial success. And at that he was more than adept. My father was a managerial genius and my brothers and I owe our professional success, in no small measure, to the forceful way that he pushed us. He trained me as a showman and under his guidance I couldn't miss a step.

But what I really wanted was a Dad. I wanted a father who showed me love. And my father never did that. He never said I love you while looking me straight in the eye, he never played a game with me. He never gave me a piggyback ride, he never threw a pillow at me, or a water balloon.


But I remember once when I was about four years old, there was a little carnival and he picked me up and put me on a pony. It was a tiny gesture, probably something he forgot five minutes later. But because of that moment I have this special place in my heart for him. Because that's how kids are, the little things mean so much to them and for me, that one moment meant everything. I only experienced it that one time, but it made me feel really good, about him and the world.


But now I am a father myself, and one day I was thinking about my own children, Prince and Paris and how I wanted them to think of me when they grow up. To be sure, I would like them to remember how I always wanted them with me wherever I went, how I always tried to put them before everything else. But there are also challenges in their lives. Because my kids are stalked by paparazzi, they can't always go to a park or a movie with me.


So what if they grow older and resent me, and how my choices impacted their youth? Why weren't we given an average childhood like all the other kids, they might ask? And at that moment I pray that my children will give me the benefit of the doubt. That they will say to themselves: "Our daddy did the best he could, given the unique circumstances that he faced. He may not have been perfect, but he was a warm and decent man, who tried to give us all the love in the world."

I hope that they will always focus on the positive things, on the sacrifices I willingly made for them, and not criticise the things they had to give up, or the errors I've made, and will certainly continue to make, in raising them. For we have all been someone's child, and we know that despite the very best of plans and efforts, mistakes will always occur. That's just being human.


And when I think about this, of how I hope that my children will not judge me unkindly, and will forgive my shortcomings, I am forced to think of my own father and despite my earlier denials, I am forced to admit that me must have loved me. He did love me, and I know that.


There were little things that showed it. When I was a kid I had a real sweet tooth - we all did. My favourite food was glazed doughnuts and my father knew that. So every few weeks I would come downstairs in the morning and there on the kitchen counter was a bag of glazed doughnuts - no note, no explanation - just the doughnuts. It was like Santa Claus.

Sometimes I would think about staying up late at night, so I could see him leave them there, but just like with Santa Claus, I didn't want to ruin the magic for fear that he would never do it again. My father had to leave them secretly at night, so as no one might catch him with his guard down. He was scared of human emotion, he didn't understand it or know how to deal with it. But he did know doughnuts.


And when I allow the floodgates to open up, there are other memories that come rushing back, memories of other tiny gestures, however imperfect, that showed that he did what he could. So tonight, rather than focusing on what my father didn't do, I want to focus on all the things he did do and on his own personal challenges. I want to stop judging him.

I have started reflecting on the fact that my father grew up in the South, in a very poor family. He came of age during the Depression and his own father, who struggled to feed his children, showed little affection towards his family and raised my father and his siblings with an iron fist. Who could have imagined what it was like to grow up a poor black man in the South, robbed of dignity, bereft of hope, struggling to become a man in a world that saw my father as subordinate. I was the first black artist to be played on MTV and I remember how big a deal it was even then. And that was in the 80s!

My father moved to Indiana and had a large family of his own, working long hours in the steel mills, work that kills the lungs and humbles the spirit, all to support his family. Is it any wonder that he found it difficult to expose his feelings? Is it any mystery that he hardened his heart, that he raised the emotional ramparts? And most of all, is it any wonder why he pushed his sons so hard to succeed as performers, so that they could be saved from what he knew to be a life of indignity and poverty?


I have begun to see that even my father's harshness was a kind of love, an imperfect love, to be sure, but love nonetheless. He pushed me because he loved me. Because he wanted no man ever to look down at his offspring.

And now with time, rather than bitterness, I feel blessing. In the place of anger, I have found absolution. And in the place of revenge I have found reconciliation. And my initial fury has slowly given way to forgiveness.


Almost a decade ago, I founded a charity called Heal the World. The title was something I felt inside me. Little did I know, as Shmuley later pointed out, that those two words form the cornerstone of Old Testament prophecy. Do I really believe that we can heal this world, that is riddled with war and genocide, even today? And do I really think that we can heal our children, the same children who can enter their schools with guns and hatred and shoot down their classmates, like they did at Columbine? Or children who can beat a defenceless toddler to death, like the tragic story of Jamie Bulger? Of course I do, or I wouldn't be here tonight.


But it all begins with forgiveness, because to heal the world, we first have to heal ourselves. And to heal the kids, we first have to heal the child within, each and every one of us. As an adult, and as a parent, I realise that I cannot be a whole human being, nor a parent capable of unconditional love, until I put to rest the ghosts of my own childhood.

And that's what I'm asking all of us to do tonight. Live up to the fifth of the Ten Commandments. Honour your parents by not judging them. Give them the benefit of the doubt.


That is why I want to forgive my father and to stop judging him. I want to forgive my father, because I want a father, and this is the only one that I've got. I want the weight of my past lifted from my shoulders and I want to be free to step into a new relationship with my father, for the rest of my life, unhindered by the goblins of the past.


In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.

To all of you tonight who feel let down by your parents, I ask you to let down your disappointment. To all of you tonight who feel cheated by your fathers or mothers, I ask you not to cheat yourself further. And to all of you who wish to push your parents away, I ask you to extend you hand to them instead. I am asking you, I am asking myself, to give our parents the gift of unconditional love, so that they too may learn how to love from us, their children. So that love will finally be restored to a desolate and lonely world.


Shmuley once mentioned to me an ancient Biblical prophecy which says that a new world and a new time would come, when "the hearts of the parents would be restored through the hearts of their children". My friends, we are that world, we are those children.


Mahatma Gandhi said: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." Tonight, be strong. Beyond being strong, rise to the greatest challenge of all - to restore that broken covenant. We must all overcome whatever crippling effects our childhoods may have had on our lives and in the words of Jesse Jackson, forgive each other, redeem each other and move on.


This call for forgiveness may not result in Oprah moments the world over, with thousands of children making up with their parents, but it will at least be a start, and we'll all be so much happier as a result.


And so ladies and gentlemen, I conclude my remarks tonight with faith, joy and excitement.


From this day forward, may a new song be heard.


Let that new song be the sound of children laughing.


Let that new song be the sound of children playing.


Let that new song be the sound of children singing

And let that new song be the sound of parents listening.


Together, let us create a symphony of hearts, marvelling at the miracle of our children and basking in the beauty of love.


Let us heal the world and blight its pain.

And may we all make beautiful music together.


God bless you, and I love you."








try a smile, it'll make you feel better


I got a message from a woman named Patti who wrote such nice and true things to me and I ended up writing something really worth to think about for everyone. she said that she belives that me and Michael has a purpose in life. I certainly belive that Michael's purpose is to enlighten us with joy and love trough his music.
I wrote somewhere earlier about why I created this site, and here's really why:

my blog is partly about why Michael is so different but also to remeber his great success he's had, cause it's been hiding for too long now behind accusations and such. so I want to bring light to it, once again, because he truely is the most productive, amazing and historical singer trough all time, and we cannot forget that. I love Michael, and so it's also a way to make people see why I am doing so. a lot of people are so caught up in his appearence and the accusations, so this is also a way to try making them more loving, try to see the best in someone and not be so judgmental. it's easy for us to be so, and it's not good for us. I know how it may have looked when the accusations appeared, but you can not judge someone by that! you can not go around judging someone you don't know (cause some of us do it on a daily basis) because you never know what's behind their actions. I am absolutley not defending any bad actions! but what I'm saying is, if we try to see to the best in everyone,we, ourselves and everyone else become better people to one another.

because Michael's so different, we can't accept that, we can't accept what's different. just look at homosexuals, activists, black people. we've been killing and hating something that we don't know about, just because we don't know it. because we can't relate to it, we can't put our finger on it, we can't really understand it. it's scares us. we need to change.

I get very hurt when I just hear about all of the junk people throw at Michael. there is so much we can learn from this person, but most of us don't dare. he surely has parts in him that's not perfect, no one is. but he sure is kind. he helped the black generation to get one more foot into the white community by forcing MTV to show his videos, and they did. he has donated millions and millions of dollars to different foundations, black, children, poor, you name it. he has also started his own foundation to help; The Heal The World Foundation, to help proventing voilence against children, to cure them from their diseases and such.

try to give your next one a smile if he walks right into you angily, instead of a bad look.

Michael as you and I know, grew up without a childhood, daily abuses and the only thing he really grew up to belive was that the only thing that's important in life is winning, to be the best. "There are winners in this life, and losers, and none of my kids are ever gonna be losers." imagine growing up with that thing stuck so hard in you.

be more welcoming to new things, to people who truely just mean well. and try to forgive and look behind that evil person. a smile really will make him or her better, than just another bad comment.


I love you all,


 





Michael Jackson day

Okay so today's a Michael Jackson day, again :) Me and my little brother are going to Mamal's house to root around all his stuff that's in his basement and hopefully find all his old Michael Jackson videos and concerst, and we even might find a documentary or two! Then we're off to his other house to watch it all and have a woonderful time! I can't wait, I'm soo exciited.
When I think about it, we doo have a VHS tape at my mom's place which I got when I bought Michael's "Blood On the Dancefloor" CD. My favourite video is on that tape; Bad. I read in Taraborelli's book that Michael's outfit in that video apparantly was ridiculous, acording to him and others around the world. I must say I was a little surprised to hear that since I've always liked that outfit extra much. He also wrote that people was making jokes about the buckles and the zippers, since there were a lot of them. But so what? I think it was genious that outfit. It couldn't have been more suitable, absolutly beautiful. Taraborelli says that what Michael showed in this video was his lack of knowledge of what bad really is. He thought Mike did it all wrong by dressing that way, screaming, stamping his feet, flicker his fingers and "shake his groin" as he so geniously put it. He couldn't be more wrong that italian guy, the whole thing was really well done as they did it. And you really can't tell what a shy and childich guy he really is behind all of that acting, he sure is good at that.







The No1 Entertainer




Michael's always been in for a great show. For his performances in London he's been working closely together with Davis Copperfield, a well known illusionist who once made the Statue of Liberty disaperar. Mike's always liked magic and so he and David is practicing a good peice for his shows that will blow the audience away. I think it's gonna be just great! I'm looking forward to see what it is they've been working on all this time! So, Michael's the biggest when it comes to his music, but he's even bigger when he's about to perform!

Source: The sun





 

Two more documentaries coming out

According to mjjcommunity.com in their article April 2nd 2009, there will be two more documentaries before Michael starts his shows in July.

1, "Michael Jackson: The Second Coming? examines the past few years of the singer's life and the build-up to his return to the stage this summer."

2, "Simon Cowell: Where Did it All Go Right? is a celebration of the pop culture icon, examining the roots of his "global domination in entertainment". It will air in May."







Larry Nimmer speaks out about the accusations against Michael


As I wrote in one of my other contributions here on the blog, Larry Nimmer has made a pro-Michael Jackson documentary and testifyed in the trial. By the fotage that he had taken trough the years inside Neverland, he could prove Michael's innocence in the case.
Here's the interview (from mjjcommunity.com, Tuesday April 7 - 2009) with Larry where he talks about the accusations, his thoughts towards Michael Jackson and the beloved Neverland:


""I think it was wonderful how Michael Jackson created Neverland as a refuge for thousands of kids as well as his own inner kid. It's a shame how one family's bogus story lead to him, and future inner city kids, losing Neverland. I guess I like that my documentary will help continue Neverland, at least in our shared history," Larry Nimmer tells MJJC.

In the documentary there will be never before seen footage inside Neverland, outtakes from the Martin Bashir documentary he did not want us to see, the video that the sheriff's shot of their raid of Neverland where they went through all the Neverland private areas, the Arviso family's own video where the accuser family praise Michael Jackson and say what he is like and what it's like to stay at Neverland, the sheriff's video, which were given to Nimmer from Jackson's attorneys, where the accuser describes how he was molested, an interview with jury foreman Paul Rodriguez where he describes what went on behind closed doors as they where deliberating the case, an interview with Tom Mesereau about his client and the case, Larry Nimmer's own video tour of Neverland which includes Jackson's bedroom, the guest quarters, the zoo, arcade, amusement park, theater etc and clips of Michael Jackson during his career.


How has the trial changed your outlook on Michael Jackson?
"I'm more sympathetic to him now. I am upset to see how the media will try to sensationalize a story to get higher ratings and make more money. I learned first hand how people go to great lengths to take advantage of celebrities like Jackson. I have more respect for him when I hear how he uses his childlike nature for creative purposes. I have great sympathy for him seeing how he wanted to do good for the Arviso family and how they put him through hell," Nimmer says.

At first Larry Nimmer did not have any opinion if Michael Jackson had abused any kids or not, but after getting a closer look, he figured out he is not a pedophile.

"Michael has been so insulated from the everyday public that he showed bad judgment in thinking people would not find wrong in the fact that he shares his bed with other kids. I believe he did not molest any kids, but practically speaking, most people in the American culture will not accept an adult sleeping in bed with kids that are not their own. He seems to be a unique adult who has channeled his childlike nature for creative and professional purposes," he says.

"Looking at MJ's life and work, I am more impressed with his multi-dimensional creativity: He is outstanding as a singer, dancer, composer, choreographer, music video filmmaker and children's humanitarian," he continues.


 What was Neverland like from your own point of view?
"It was a well manicured place designed to have fun and to be friendly to visitors. I loved riding on the trains and having his staff willing to do anything I requested. It's great being able to walk up to his kitchen counter and request anything that I want," he says.

Nimmer also explains how he was overwhelmed with the number of things in the house. Artworks, toys, fancy furniture, signed photos, tapes upon tapes and statues of every shape and size.

"The only odd thing for me was hearing the piped in music throughout the grounds. It sounded like what you would hear at Disneyland, and all the TVs in the house were set to the Disney channel. But it's fun riding around on the property in Golf Carts."


What do you think about Michael Jackson as a performer and as a person?
"As a performer, there is none better. I love how he performs from his gut and from his soul. How he is totally uninhibited when he performs, as opposed to how he is in everyday life. As a person, he seems to be a wonderful guy, although, he has not surrounded himself with the best advisors, and maybe because of this, he has shown poor judgement on how the world will react to him."

Nimmer goes on to say that he doesn't think he is so strange, and that the ways in which he is different is refreshing.


After your work on the trial, how has Michael Jackson affected your life?
"I like to think about using my childlike nature for creative and humanitarian actions. I enjoyed working on the case, making the documentary, following MJ's career and I enjoy people being impressed that I worked for MJ. My son's, ages 22 and 25, have new respect for me for having worked for Michael Jackson."


What have you been up to lately since we last heard from you?
"I have been producing documentaries, informational videos and various projects to make people feel good about themselves. These include "Generation Exchange" where I have school kids meet seniors and interview one another. "Love taps" which also does unsolicited little acts of love to unsuspecting people. And I also dance for peace which I put on YouTube."


If you could say anything to Michael right now, what would it be?
"Would you care to make a short message to put on my doc? Otherwise, I feel a little guilty about being one more person trying to benefit from my association with you... but, I do believe I have a positive agenda. One way that I'm like you is that I'm often more comfortable hanging out with kids in social situations than with adults".

"I'm happy to do my part with "Michael Jackson: The Untold Story of Neverland" which will hopefully help set the record straight of what happened at Neverland," he says.


And last, but not least. Are you going to one of his concerts this summer in London?
"I hope to go. I wasn't able to buy any tickets. But I would like to go and make myself available for interviews about my documentary and my thoughts about Michael Jackson."

The documentary will be broadcast sometime soon. Larry Nimmer will also make it available for sale on Amazon or for rent at Netflix. If you want any more information about this upcoming documentary, or if you have any questions, you can email Larry Nimmer at larry@nimmer.net  "




The Victory Tour




It had been four years since the Jackson brothers had performed together as The Jackson 5, and now it was time for their "comeback". After a lot of persuation Michael finally agreed on doing the tour with the brothers, but only to help them out. They knew they wouldn't make as good show without him. It was named, The Victory tour. They (the brothers) hadn't been doing so well the last few years and felt like they needet to get as much money out of the tour as possible (they were afraid this might be their last big performance, and it was). So Joseph Jackson, Don King (who were promoting the whole thing, whom Michael disliked very much) and Chuck Sullivan sat down together to come up with a good concept that would make big bucks for them all. And they did. They came up with a very unique concept that was about to get bad concequences. The tickets wouls be $30 each and sold in lots of four, only. You were suppose to order the tickets, but that didn't guarantee that you actually would get them. The names were about to be selected randomly by a computer drawing cupons that had to be cut out of advertisements and to be published in a local newspaper. So the fans had to send a $120 postal order - plus a two dollar service charge for each ticket - and the cupon, to the adress that was printed on the advertisement. Only one in ten would actually get the tickets. The money orders were to be postmarked at least two weeks before the concert. And for the ones who didn't get the tickets, the delay for returning the money, which usally were four to six weeks, became six to eight weeks. In that time the Jacksons would be able to use the money. Assuming that the tour sold $144 million in tickets, $.1.4 billion in excess payments would have to be returned. In a ordinary money-market deposit account in a bank, which paid about 7 percent interest, that money would earn $8 million a month for the promoters and the Jackson family.
The ones who won the the drawing and were allowed to see the tour, didn't know which concert to attend or where to sit/stand until only two days before the concert. And if the mail was delayed, the ticket's would arrive after the concert.  Bad luck huh. The price was too high for most of the fans to pay just because you were forced to buy four at a time. The probably most loyal fans of Michael, who came from the ghetto, had no chance getting their hands on a ticket.
Now Michael didn't like the idea at all, so he and his adviser, John Branca tried to change their minds. He proposed that each ticket would cost only 20 dollars and that there would be no lots of four, no moneys order and no cupons. He was outvoted though, five to one. From that moment, Michael decided that this was going to be that last thing he ever did with his brothers: "Okay, that's it. This is going to be my last tour with the guys. I'm very serious. So I don't want you to try to run anything. Let them do it their way. I'm just one vote out of six. Let them do their thing. This is their last shot. I'm out of it."
"But why Mike?" Frank wanted to know. "They're gonna fuck it up."
"Because if anything goes wrong, I don't want to hear about it," Michael said. "I don't want to hear about it from my mother, my father or my brothers. Let them do it their way and I'm out of it. Maybe the money they make from this will set them up comfortably. Then I'm out of it."
The plan was finally out to the public and fans were outraged by it. People thought Michael and the brothers were helping out forming the plan and they even said about Michael that all of his drug-free. alcohol-free, save-the-animals image was really just a greedy liar. Frank Dileo told Michael to take action against the whole thing because it was going to damage his image big time. One day he opened the "Dallas Morning News" and found an open letter from eleven year old Ladonna Jones. The girl wrote that she had been saving all per little pennies to see the concert, but that she now couldn't afford it since she had to pay for four. She said that she was disaponted in Michael for letting this happen and wrote: "How dould you, of all people, be so selfish?"
That was the breaking point for Michael, he was really upset by it. Michael was the last person to be such a person and that was never the plan he had about tour. I put it as J. Randy T. wrote it: "It took a child's sadness, however, to force him into action." I love the way he puts it!
Even though he had said earlier that he didn't want anything to do with the planning of the tour, he now had to break in. In a drastic meeting with Joseph, Don and Chuck he told them: "Change the ticket policy. It's a rip-off. You know it. I know it. Now change it. Or I won't tour." And that was the end of it. The next day, the changes were done.

Michael truely is a person to admire.












Re-make


Look at the print I did on my jeans jacket. It turned out really cool, don't you think? It's a picture of Michael in 1984 during the Grammy Awards, when he walked out with record breaking eight awards !









such a good day, i'm so happy




today's a good day, and I wish you all the same! I'm so so happy :)





Important !

I wish that everyone look at this video. And think about what the text really means..

"How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many struggles must there be
Before we choose to live the prophets plan"






Party Time!






Looking for MJ faans ?!
It's paarty time! Me and Mamal wants to have a Michael Jackson party at either my place or his, with other fans! We're gonna watch MJ videos, concerts and talk talk talk, all about Michael :) And then when the night comes, we're gonna daance all night long to groovy classics ! So if you wanna come, just tell me. We're going to have a greeat time!




MJ jacket


I thought I'd start with a little project since I have nothing to do for over a week. So I'm about to sew a Michael Jackson inspired jacket, but I haven't decided which type yet. Can you help me? Which one do you like the most?


   



Swedish fan club ?


Does anybody know if there's a Swedish fan club ? I can't find any.. Let me hear it if you know anything :)







Michael Jackson and James Brown Charity Concert 1983







Motown 25th anniversary 1983: The Jackson 5

It gives me chills, "it's beautiful.."
I know what a joy Michael and his big brother Jermaine felt when they hugged eachother on stage after the performance was over. Two loving brothers, best friends 'til the end..







Billie Jean




Billie Jean has been one of the most played songs trough all time and also the breaktrough for Michael at the 25th anniversary of Motown in 1983 ("Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever)". What most of you (I think) don't know, is why the song was made.

In 1981 Michael got a letter from a female fan who claimed that he was the father of her child. She also sent him pictures of herself and the baby. The girl was pretty, black female in her teen years, who he had never even met. This was a common thing for Michael as he recived lots and lots of similar letters from fans, so he let it be, didn't thinf of it much. This girl though didn't give ut easily. She kept on writing to Michael, saying she loved him and that she thought it would be wonderful raising their shild together.
A couple of months went by, and she still kept on writing him, now saying that the baby started to look like like him, how similar their eyes were and so on. Michael now started to have nightmares about the girl and was constantly walking around being scared. He was imagined finding in their front yard or in his house.
Finally, one day, he got a package, from her of course. In the package there was a photo of her, from her high school graduation. He aslo found a gun, with a note saying she would kill herself on a certain, her and her baby, and she asked Michael to do the same thing, on the same day at the same time. She said that they could meet in the next life and live happily after. At this point Michael was real scared. He took the photo and framed it. He put it in the livingroom where he could always see it, so that he would remeber her face, in case she would show up. Luckily, she never showed up. Michael later found out that the disturbed girl ended up in a insane asylum.

So Michael was writing the song with the obsessed fan on his mind. Some say that he was thinking of his father too when he wrote the song, about the relationship that he was keeping secret from Michael and his brothers, and Katherine (Michael's mother). Which ended up with an half-sister for Michael and the others.


That's the story about Billie Jean



And here's the performance Michael did on the 25th anniversary of Motown. Just fantastic! Enjoy







Petition for MJ to sing for James Bulger




"I have started this petition in hopes it will get enough signatures for Michael Jackson to consider singing the song "Heal The World" in memory of James Bulger at one of his upcoming London, UK shows. I am also hoping it will bring attention to a very important cause in James's memory. The signatures collected will be sent to Michael Jackson's Production company, MJJ Productions before July 2009 when his tour begins. For those unfamiliar with the case, James Bulger was a 2 year old boy that was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by two 10 year old boys in Liverpool, England on February 12th 1993. According to James's mother Denise, his favorite song was "Heal The World" and James used to dance like Michael Jackson. In 2008 when James would have turned 18 years old, Denise helped start a campaign to open a Red Balloon Learner Centre in Liverpool for children so badly bullied they can no longer attend mainstream school. The school is to be named James Bulger House. Please sign my petition in honour of James Bulger and his family. I would also like to mention that James's mother Denise will be attending one of Michael Jackson's concerts this summer so please help make this a reality! Thank you!
  Ali Lightfoot"


The link to the petitition:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ipetitions.com%2Fpetition%2Fmjsingforjamesbulger%2F&h=838a2f32099eceaa17d69112cedc3db0




All my thoughts and love goes to little James and his mother Denise. May he rest in peace and I wish you, Denise, a life filled with happieness ♥





in a dreamworld





I don't want school, I don't want the homeworks, the tests and I barely don't want work. I don't want to be bothered by people. I just want to sit all day, calmly, listening to "The Jackson 5 - Just a little bit of you", and read my book "Michael Jackson: The magic and the madness, by J.Randy Taraborrelli". I just want to engage myself totally to Michael. Just read and write. Daydream and don't be bothered by the outside world.

I've become so attached by Michael  again after the news had broken out about his comeback. I've always loved Michael and cared for him. His music has always been played at my house and I've been thinking of him from time to time. But now, when he came back to us, I feel I want to engage myself even more and fulfil my dream, to meet him. He facinates me, and every new chapter in the book keeps me wanna know more. The more I read it, the more it feel's like I get to know him. I've already read a lot of things I never knew or even could have imagined. This blog has become a way for me to express my feelings, to share my joy for him with others and most importantly, be here to listen to you guys. I love all of your stories, and I love that with you, I don't have to feel like an alien. When I express myself to others, in school or whatever, of how I love Michael, or of something new that's come up concerning him, they either say something hurtful, give me a strange look like " you're just too much" or worst of all, they don't say anything. They don't give me the joy and reaction that I need to hear, but you all do! So thank you for that. We really need to find like-minded in order to really feel at home. To be able to express what we need to and to feel like we can be understood.
I have almost stoped talking about Michael in public cause I've become sick and tired of having to defend him, all the time. It hurts me when people come with accusations, and they really don't have anything to base it on. I'd like people to become more understanding to one another, and respect our different opinions, and feelings. People shouls really try to understand first and do a research before they judge. And stop making us look like idiots just because we've found joy
in something so wonderful as a person, and yes, who we've never met. I wouldn't be writing or saying these things if I wouldn't feel the way I do. I really do feel so strong about this and I wish you would understand, or at least give it a try. It wouldn't hurt to try.

You're just too good Michael, too good.



If you have a book that you'd like to share with me, please do. Do you ?







Anyone can be lonely, even the most seen ones





It might be hard for people to understand how someone so famous, always surrounded by great people and fans, can still be so loneley. I don't know if he still is, but he used to. Everyone told Michael how happy he must be for having such a wonderful life, with all the success. I can understand his lonelyness. Although he was always in the center, surrounded by people, he probably felt he couldn't trust people anymore. It's not strange considering what he's been trough all his youth, being let down and lied to by grown-ups over and over, ever since he was a little kid. He was learned that it was ok to lie when he was just about 8-9 years old (in showbiz, but anyway..). His father who continually cheated on Michael's beloved mother, the disapointment he felt to his best friend and brother (Jermaine), and not to forget the abuse he was put through by Joseph (Michael's father), sometimes on a daily basis. The childhood that was completely taken away from him, no wonder he acts like a child now, several years later.
Michael once told Jane Fonda (who's a great friend of Micheal) that he felt so miserable and that he was having a terrible life. This was during the 1980's. Michael was afraid to move out of the house where he was living with his big family, he feared he'd end up all alone. Sometimes he took a walk around the neighbourhood to find someone just talk to, that's how lonely he felt. It just brings such sorrow to my heart to hear that.

I know that feeling, when you know you have people around you, who say they care, but you still feel like the loneliest person in the world. There's something missing, for sure. And for Michael, he felt like he was from an other world, no place to feel secure. But I think what hurt him the most, was the upbringing in general by his father. It couldn't have been easy for a poor 9 yearold to be taken to a stripclub by his dad, while his mother, who he loved so so much (and of course still does), was at home unknowing of what was going on. He was forced to lie to his mother about his father's affairs, because of the fear of his dad, but also because he knew how hurt his mother would have been if she were to find out. Just think of it, how would you turn out to be if you, your whole growing up, was to be treated this way? Would you be a perfect sane person, like a "normal" person? I don't think so. We get hurt, and it stick with us our whole lives. Even though he was brought up this way, he always smiled and tried to make the best for people, and he still is. He might aswell have turned out to an abuser himself, but instead he's a man who stands for peace on earth.

It's a proof that all the money and fame in the world wont make you happy..


 

"We'll never forget michael.."


I just love the response I've got since I started this blog. It has given me more than I had expected, you make me so happy all of you. Thank you all ♥


" Hello  :)
I'm a member from this forum, and I just had to say I read ur blog about Michael..I was completely blown away.
I sat there thinking Michael would of been so proud of you if he read it, and so appreciated and touched by your words..
You are a true MJ fan, and you always will be... i think thats one charm us fans have.. we'll NEVER forget Michael... till the end of our time! :)
Please do accept my friend request, I'll be honored of you do.

xxx MJ Forever xxx "



" Hi Sara,
I just red about what you said about Michael jackson and everything is so true! I'm so angry that so many people just  believe of everything that we see in the news ...for me all this is just a plot! there is a book about that accually...! anyway..thank you for your love to the king of pop! And its verry difficult to know how we fell when we listen to him but a think his song put us on a another planet and we are just feeling great and free! And he is also a good man and a real child even if he's 50 years old! I saw something on youtube...we was saying that he wants one day be able to do something like everybody else, like do his grocery!!! a man like him cannot go anyware without be attact by his fan for an authograph! so they had to close the grocery just for him and he did his shopping and there was actors who were likes custumers! that a crazy life and we have to give him respect for all he did for his fans and for all he has to support because of his popularity and all the thing he had done for the entire world and the childrens!!

Take care! "








Hope


I just found out that one of my closest friend's boyfriend met with Michael's manager last week for a buissnes meeting. I'm just as happie as I can be right now, life's just great sometimes. Talk about chocking news..





"The changes that it brought in him became permanent"


Michael was suffering from what I can understand, pretty bad acne during his youth. He didn't wanna go outside the house many times and he had difficulties talking to people. He always looked down or away, trying not to make eye contact. He didn't wanna see that they saw. During some time he didn't even look at his mother when they used to speak. During his time on stage you couldn't tell that he had a problem with himself because of the perfect covering makeup and well adjusted light. Offstage was worse, then you could really tell that he was uncomfortable and had great complexions. It was hard for Michael. To him it was humiliating when people used to coment about it, he knew it too well anyway, they didn't have to say anything. He says that it subconsciously set scars in his selfconfidence and ability to socialize with people later on. "I got very shy and emarrased to meet people. The effect on me was so bad that it messed up my whole personality." His mother, Katherine says: "The changes that it brought in him became permanent. He was no longer a carefree, outgoing, devilish boy. He was quieter, more serious and more of a loner."

I, too, suffer from severe acne, but I'm fortunate to finally have gotten medication now. It really is hard to live with, most people wouldn't know. Almost everyone has had acne during their teenage years, but it's a differens between ordinary puberty acne and the more severe type. As Michael, it has prevented me from doing a lot things in my life, because it brought me such shame and knocked out my selfconfidence, real bad. I started to be able to live with my disease and trained my confidence, but I couldn't really exlude it entirely, it was still there, bugging me. My acne is very well improved, I have only about two months left on my treatment, and soon it'll be gone, forever.

So in this case, I can really say that I know what he's been trough and how it's affected us. It sticks to you real bad, and some people, never really recoveres..







Quizz: What kind of michael jackson fan are you?


On this website there's a quiz called "What kind of Michael Jackson fan are you?" :
http://www.quizilla.com/quizzes/774052/what-kind-of-michael-jackson-fan-are-you


My result:

"You're an emotional fan! You're the type of fan who screams louder than anyone else at concerts and cries so hard that you need to be taken away in a stretcher.
Michael is really a huge part of your life right now. Chances are, you're a teenage girl. You're in love with him beyond what words can express, and every day you're more and more frustrated because he'll never know how you feel. You feel like nobody understands how much you love him sometimes, but hey! We're all here for you, girl! Believe it or not, there are a few people out there who love Michael as much as you, and believe it or not, one day you're going to calm down, take a look at this obsession, and realize that as much as you love Michael, you can't let that love take away from your happiness. You'll always love him, but on a much more healthy level. Don't let yourself get too caught up."


I think it explaines pretty good how it is haha (except for the teenager part though hahaha) ! I'm satisfied with the answear, they know very well how things are regarding my relation to Michael : ) But I don't know if i'll ever calm down !








 


The Jackson 5: I want you back







What an evening

I just came home from a crazy evening. I feel all excited and elated, refilled with loads of energy! We were at Mamal's (Malle) place, havin a Michael Jackson evening, and it was just soo great. It was a long time since I saw him "live", we watched "Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour 1992". It was just loovely to see him perform on stage again, I lust love him. I had to hold back the tears a lot of times not to present myself as a wimp. Naah, it's not bad being able to cry, it's goood. I'll cry so much in London, it'll cover a lifetime of cryin, so I better not waste it.
We were singin along to all the songs and groovin to the music. It's really amazing that we still know the lyrics by heart, I'll know them ever better in August (!!!). Mamal told me he's an ass kicker on the dancefloor when he get's a couple of shots of tequila and hears Billie Jean from the speakers. I'd LOVE to see that, he tells me he's awesome when he starts to dance, does all the moves. I'm just all excited to see that! I don't know my moves any longer, but I'm sure I can learn them easily again.
We agreed on paying Michael a little visit when we come to London, we're gonna try to get a glimse of his new home. Just knowing his home is somewhere there, so close, that'll be just to unreal for me. Im SO exciited!
The highlight of the concert was when Michael had just finished "She's Out of My Life" and BAM (!!) comes "I Want You Back", a real oldie, I just love it !




You know when "She's Out of My Life" beginns, and he picks a girl up on stage (gosh I envy her for that short moment) and she throws herself on him and he hugs her. It looks so loving. Mamal said to me at that momen: "Imagine to get a hug from him, that would just be amazing". I answered him with a kind: "I wonder what that would be like. If maby one hug from him would change my life forever, like i'd get all filled up with so much love from him, i'd be able to live on it for the rest of my life"."What a feeling", Mamal said. "I wouldn't be able to let go". Our love for him is so strong, and I'm happy I found someone in my life who knows me, who knows what I'm feeling when I see Michael perform or when I hear him on the radio. It's not an everyday feeling, it's soo much more. I want to tell the whole world how I feel inside when I think of Michael. I want everyone to know that it is possible to love someone you've never even met, but someone who has somehow turned your life upside down. When my father died, I was 7 years old.. My life went into millions peices. I didn't know how to express what I kept inside. But I found safety, and a way to finally ease my broken heart. That's when Michael entered my life. Of course I miss my father and nothing in the world can replace the loss of him (I love you with all my heart daddy, I think of you always and I will never ever forget, you're always in me, forever), but somehow Michael filled a big part of that loss and gave me joy, a lot of joy. I don't really think my mom knows, still, how much he really means to me, I don't think anyone does actually, except for the other true fans.

It's incredible how he's affected my life so much, by not even being present a bit. I want to understand this mystery and find the answears hidden behind all of our questions, and i'd like to be able to understand Micheal, what he really feels. This connection between him and his fans is nothing like we've ever seen before. Why? How is that? Why is it that one by one during his concerts fainth just by the sight of him, crying their eyes out, ripping their hair. Fighting like animals for a hat he's thrown out in the sea of people. I'm not saying I wouldn't do that, I'll get back from London all cried out, without a voice, and I'll be happy as I've never been before, I'm sure.




I just want to let everyone know what a strong affection I feel for him. And I wish everyone to feel the kind of love that I feel. The happyness I feel within me when I just think of him. He's something, he really is. He, himself, is a hope for the human being. He, himself, is all the joy in our world. If we all could be a little bit more like Michael, the world would be a much more pleasant place to live in, im sure.

Remember to smile, and show your next one what life's really about. To show love, unconditionally. Turn to the one next to you and just smile, tell her or him it's a great day, just to be alive. Be thankful. Thank you for all you've given me, it's well kept in my heart.
Be thankful you all.


I love you ♥ I love you so much



Stop the talkin and act human





I've been thinking a lot about Michael Jackson's children and how come they're white. People speculate and say they're not his because a black person cannot have white children. They say they are his because they've seen such a thing before. And you know what I think, I don't care. What difference does it make if they're his or not? Millions of people get have children and that's just it. Unwanted children, abused children, lonely children. We're talking about being so color friendly, but really we're not. And what gives us the right to even say that he's a good father or not because his children might not be his. Well they're his now, cause the most important thing is to love someone unconditionally and stand up for your children, help them and give them the best conditions you can. I don't know anything about Michael's life, the only thing we hear is what people and the press thinks, not the real thing. Unless someone gives me the facts that prove a person's done a bad act, I'll allways belive in the best in people.
Give up the whether-it's-his-children-or-not discussion and do something more important with your time. Michael allways talks good about people and I require everyone to do so too, for a better world. You could actually learn something. We're living in the 2000 century and I think we should see by now that the media say almost anything (moslty untrue) to get our attention. We all have our own will and can chose for ourselves, what to belive. Try not to be so easily affected.





The way you make me feel






Hee! - hee!
Ooh!
Go on girl!
Aaow!

Hey pretty baby with the high heels on
You give me fever
Like I've never, ever known
You're just a product of loveliness
I like the groove of your walk
Your talk, your dress
I feel your fever
From miles around
I'll pick you up in my car
And we'll paint the town
Just kiss me baby
And tell me twice
That you're the one for me

The way you make me feel
(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone
(My lonely days are gone)

I like the feelin' you're givin' me
Just hold me baby and I'm in ecstasy
Oh I'll be workin' from nine to five
To buy you things to keep you by my side
I never felt so in love before
Just promise baby, you'll love me forevermore
I swear I'm keepin' you satisfied
'Cause you're the one for me

The way you make me feel
(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
Now baby - hee!
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone -
A - acha - acha
(My lonely days are gone)
Acha - ooh!

Go on girl!
Go on! Hee! Hee! Aaow!
Go on girl!

I never felt so in love before
Promise baby, you'll love me forevermore
I swear I'm keepin' you satisfied
'Cause you're the one for me...

The way you make me feel
(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
Now baby - hee!
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone
(My lonely days are gone)

The way you make me feel
(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
Now baby - hee!
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone
(My lonely days are gone)

Ain't nobody's business
Ain't nobody's business
(The way you make me fell)
Ain't nobody's business
Ain't nobody's business but
Mine and my baby
(You really turn me on)
Hee hee!
(You knock me off of my feet)
Hee hee! Ooh!
(My lonely days are gone)

Give it to me - give me some time
(The way you make me feel)
Come on be my girl - I wanna
Be with mine
(You really turn me on)
Ain't nobody's business
(You knock me off of my feet)
Ain't nobody's business but
Mine and my baby's
Go on girl! Aaow!
(My lonely days are gone)

Hee hee! Aaow!
Chika - chika
Chika - chika - chika
Go on girl! - Hee hee!
(The way you make me feel)
Hee hee hee!
(You really turn me on)
(You knock me off of my feet)
(My lonely days are gone)

(The way you make me feel)
(You really turn me on)
(You knock me off of my feet)
(My lonely days are gone)






Give in to me





Bad 1987, the year I was born



This is a really nostalgic picture, for most of us, and especially for me. I remember when I was about 10-11, and I was practising, on a daily basis, all the moves. Bad was my favourite one when I danced. My mom bought me a pair of leather pants and a white shirt, I curled my hair and I was good to go, up on stage. I appeared a couple of times on after-school in front of parents and and the other kids, with my background dancers and all, and everyone loved me :) Of course they did, I was a natural, Michael would have loved me ha-ha!
I remember my teachers helped me a lot getting all the moves right, we kept on rewinding that darn VHS over and over :D I wanted to do it all so perfect, and that's still how I am today. You know that move when they're all standing in a line, with Michael in the middle, and they were kond of shuffeling forward, looking to the side, the front, the side, the front. Aaw maan, I remeber it like it was yesterday. I miss being a kid, life was to less of a complicated thing back then. And you know the fist, straight hand, fist, straight hand.. "You know I'm Bad (fist) I'm Bad (straight hand) I'm really really (fist) Baad (straight hand)..!" I knew all the lyrics, I made paintings of him and went out to the streets to sell them. My young room were covered with him and my CD player was constantly playing his songs.
One day (of many similar days) I was sitting at my desk in school, day dreaming my boring lesson away. My birthday was coming up in a couple of days, and I was looking at the classroom door. I could see Michael come in and stand in the doorway, and he sang. Just for me. He sang happy birthday for me.
This was during the time when Michael had his last concert in Sweden and I remeber begging my mom to go with me. She told me I was too young, that hit me hard, but I was just looking forward to his next show back in Sweden. But he never came. He never came anywhere. I kind of lost all hope in seeing him live, ever. But I guess I was wrong people cause whaat do I see when I turn on the neews March 6 ! The king has returned to the people. This is just too good to be true. I belive  this is ment for me, to get one more chance to see my biggest idol, my Michael.

Gosh I just love Michael in this picture, I wish he would have stayed that way. But it's too late now, and the past is the past. Still, it's the inside that counts, right?






goodnight Michael, love you





Contact me



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Lots of love
xx S








Michael Wept




Michael Wept

Delivering his Heal the Kids speech at Carnegie Hall
For the true love of children and all
Michael wept with joy and sadness


Although it was on a cold Valentine's Day
I don't have a date he was heard to say
Michael wept and hearts were melted


On the overseas trip from America to Oxford
The plea and love for his family was heard
Because Michael wept with love


His magnificent performance at Madison Square Garden
Showed his innocence and heart were not harden
When Michael wept with grace


It was a spread of hope and good cheer for everyone
To come together and unite and stand as one
Michael wept and sung


His plea for love was for all races and nations
To stop war and hate for the next generation
Michael wept and prayed for salvation

~~~ Sonja Pye Gaines ~~~
(January 29, 2003)




 





goodnight Michael, love you



Michael's new improved look






I have to say that Michael was looking unusually fresh and healthy at the press release March 9, 2009. I haven't seen him look this good in a long long time, since the operations never seemed to have an end. I really hope he'll stay the way he is because he looks really fine now! Like the good old days : )




"Michael Jackson: The Untold Story of Neverland"




A pro-Michael Jackson documentary is going to be released soon, titled "Michael Jackson: The Untold Story of Neverland". Filmmaker Larry Nimmer has put together a story that speaks for MJ's benefit about the accusations from Gavin Arvizo and his family. Larry's fotage helped the jury to see who Michael really is.

The documentary takes us behind the scenes and tells us the true story of what really happened and the accuser and his family turned out not to be such a perfect family after all.

The documentary is till beeing considered by a number of cable television outlets, so we still don't know when we will be able to see it, but i'll update you!

Source:
http://www.mjjcommunity.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4112&Itemid=163#comments


A new album





Is it true?

It's been rumours that claim that Michael is working on a new album and according to "Digital Spy" he's about to releas a new single before his performances start in July.

"There will be a new Michael Jackson single before the first date," concert promoter Randy Phillips confirmed.
"Michael has got some new music and he is looking for a new way of disseminating his material to his fans."

There's also talk about him giving away his new album at his upcoming shows. Well, let's hope so, that'd be really interesting to se what he's come up with after all this time.

ROCK OUR WORLD







The Grammy museum



At The Grammy museum in L.A., there's right now an exhibition featuring some of Michael Jackson's greatest peices worn during his time in the spotlight, mostly from The Victory tour, at Jackson's 1984 American Music Awards appearance, and at the dedication of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You can find the exhibition on the third floor at the museum, but the time is very limited, from February 5 - April 12 2009.

 

 


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