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Posted on Feb 13, 2012 2:54:55 PM PST
I understand a thread can go off topic...but I agree with J...we need some sort of resolution. Sometimes I come back to check a thread, and I have to go through two pages of....if not off topic, then an arguement of some sorts. Maybe if we notice a thread is going way off topic after..say... 5 posts, it could be a continued discussion in a seperate thread? Please understand.. I am not trying to upset or point fingers at ANYONE..it just seems to be worse lately..and all you guys are important here, as well as everyones opinion and thoughts..it's just frustrating to be excited to see a bunch of new posts on an interesting Michael topic (or any other subject) and having to weed through pages and check in between posts to be sure I haven't missed something. I hope I'm not offending anyone...I would hate that..., but I felt I should weigh in on this. :)

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 4:03:19 PM PST
LFZ says:
I know, Kira. It's the way forums go, resolution or not.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 4:16:54 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2012 6:12:30 PM PST
Barbara says:
Lovely One,
It would be great if your son could come to Gary with you. I enjoyed meeting him in Detroit. I am so envious of his bravery!!
Love, barb

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2012 6:27:20 PM PST
Barbara says:
Kira and Jeanann,
I agree with you. As LFZ said, it is natural that a thread can get off course a little from time to time, but I like to go to a thread where the discussion is pretty much in line with the title of the thread. If I come to the "Glimpses and Flashes" thread, I will want to see something light and encouraging about Michael Jackson. I don't think a discussion about politics or racism or any other serious topic is related to the title of the thread. There are times I want to be a part of a serious discussion, but I was excited to see the title of this thread because I thought it would be devoid of conflict.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 8:12:34 PM PST
NYFon says:
Barbara, I hear you.

I can only suggest being wary of those who aggressively insinuate themselves into a discussion, provoke a response, and then call it a "natural" drift. Take note of that.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 8:18:13 PM PST
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LFZ says:
This little girl has it right. (Her father wrote this song.) It's up to each of US--not the government--to take care of each other.

http://www.staged.com/video?v=NtK

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Posted on Feb 14, 2012 6:59:28 AM PST
*sneaks in Glimpses and Flashes side entrance*
and says.."Pssssssst.."
*looks around shiftily*.... *whispers*
"Anything and Everything"
* exits using magic 'Remember The Time' gold dust*
:) ;) ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 10:09:45 PM PST
LFZ said:

"The show, which aired on CBS, was the most-watched since 1984, when Michael Jackson won a record-setting eight awards."

I love it!! So different than in the past when mentions, "glimpses and flashes" of MJ in the media were highly likely to be snarky or about negative events.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 10:19:30 PM PST
When I realized we had digressed at bit at one point above, I aplogized and mentioned that I could/would start a new thread more suitable to the subject matter (assuming one didn't already exist). We could even transfer those digressive posts to a new thread and let them serve as a new OP. Seems like a very good solution.

I personally sometmes forget what thread I'm on, as the conversation takes place between individuals ACROSS threads. I try, though.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 10:24:25 PM PST
Oh I remember that night SO WELL!
*gets misty eyed thinking about it*
Sixteen year old me..trembling with excitement...hearing "and the winner is....MICHAEL JACKSON!" eight times... His sexy shy smile as he humbly accepted...the audience losing their effing minds...my mother screaming and cheering right along with me....Epic...historic..MAGIC!!
Wow, got lost there for a minute! LOL! Seems like yesterday and forever ago at the same time....... *sigh*

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 3:42:59 AM PST
J. Leone says:
I love Adele's "21". It is the only CD I've listened to consistently, other than Michael's music. Every song is perfect. I was thinking that "21" is Adele's "Thriller"- every song is great- just like the record Michael wanted to make when he did "Thriller". They are around the same age when they achieved their success too. I think Michael would love this album. "Rolling in the Deepppp.... what a great song!

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Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:44:54 AM PST
J- Oh my, I know what you mean! I had never heard her before the Grammys believe it or not! When she sang.. i got chills over my entire body, and that doesn't happen to me with many singers.. (Michael, Whitney, and Mariah being top 3) Well..now there's 4! And she's simply GORGEOUS! I gotta get me that CD :)
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Lonely Bird- I am at a loss for the right thing to say. I simply cannot wrap my brain around losing a child..that is the cruelest of fates..my heart aches for that wonderful and loving woman. Thank you for the link.. I would like to give a little next month if my bills allow it. That hospital is a Godsend to all... The only comforting thought is that we know that beautiful child is not only with God now..but perhaps Michael too. <3

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:50:32 AM PST
LFZ says:
What I think is so cool is that Adele turned a heartache (her boyfriend at the time dumped her) into a Grammy winning song! Hooray for Adele!

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 9:05:12 AM PST
LOL LFZ! I would looove to have been a fly on the wall to see his face as he watched the Grammys! ( you KNOW he was watching! Lol) FACE! *giggles*

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 9:11:17 AM PST
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J. Leone says:
Actually, the whole album is about their relationship/breakup. My friend bought the DVD of her performing live in London. She talks about some of the inspiration for the songs. "Turning Tables" is about the time they went to a Chinese restaurant where they have those lazy susans in the middle of the table on which you can put several dishes and then turn it so everyone can try different things. She and her boyfriend had a big fight and left the restaurant where they argued in the street.

I heard that the boyfriend thought he deserved some of the profits from the CD since his breakup with her inspired it. Once a cad, always a cad!
I guess she gets the last laugh. She said at the Grammy's that the CD was inspired by what all people have experienced, a "rubbish" relationship.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 9:23:42 AM PST
LFZ says:
J. Leone wrote: I heard that the boyfriend thought he deserved some of the profits from the CD since his breakup with her inspired it. Once a cad, always a cad! I guess she gets the last laugh.

Wonderful!

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 9:02:49 PM PST
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I thought the Grammy performances were pretty classy this year. I really enjoyed the Beach Boys tribute and then hearing the Beach Boys themselves. I think Tony Bennet is pretty cool for being able to get cute chicks 50 or 60 years younger than him to think he's hot--or at least his voice. I think he's pretty well respected for staying active artistically and those who duet with him seem really to enjoy it.

I actually felt there might be some hope for the future of popular music after the Grammys the other night. There was some real passion, some grace (Jennifer Hudson singing Whitney's song in honor of her made me think of Michael's memorial so strongly). . .Oh, and I too liked Adele. A good show.

P. S. For me, Jennifer Hudson's performance was a glimpse/flash, indirectly but strongly, of Michael, as she not only honored him similarly in his memorial, but her rendition of "Will You Be There" was so memorable that I went and looked the video up on YouTube. ..and the rest is history. It was the first full video of Michael (as an adult) I ever saw--and the floodgates opened.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 9:06:59 PM PST
Ooohhh...and Bruno Mars was SUPERB! (and he's a cutie too!)

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 9:11:49 PM PST
C. Starling says:
For me, a little Adele goes a long way. But Bruno Mars is the bomb!

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 10:03:06 PM PST
All I've been exposed to is a little Adele, so I'm good. ;)
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