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Initial post: Nov 25, 2011 5:09:17 PM PST
Reader says:
Help needed! Is it possible to purchase a CD single of MJ's What More Can I Give charity song?

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 5:11:06 PM PST
nikki98 says:
Hi Reader

If you Google it you will see a bunch of links to free downloads of the song. I'm not sure if they are safe sites, but they are "McAfee Green" which usually means yes.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 5:11:54 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 25, 2011 5:59:38 PM PST
Reader says:
Thanks for the info, it's appreciated.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 12:51:59 AM PST
Suze says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wd6rUBMClU&feature=related

Off The Wall era, nicely done fan video.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 3:29:01 PM PST
Dialdancer says:
"MICHAEL JACKSON THE FATHER OF MODERN MUSIC"

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/10194662-michael-jackson-the-father-of-modern-music

You experts of music history can tell the rest if what this person says is true.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 4:11:09 PM PST
Danielle says:
As a music major, I can attest that Michael Jackson could be classified as the father of modern music...His music style is original, it's creative, it's ingenious.........there isn't any flows in his movements, it's a continuous flow like a clear running river......it has crystal substance, his tone has the clearness and precision of~~[Poser la voix]......and his [Tenu] is amazing!!!!! his rhythm has such a series of pulsations that capsize every breath.......
So yes, MICHAEL JACKSON THE FATHER OF MODERN MUSIC, could very well be known that way............

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 8:45:19 PM PST
Dialdancer says:
Reader.

Here is a nice quality YouTube video of "What more can I give"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cUz56hh_rw

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 6:43:27 PM PST
LFZ says:
Glee will perform "Man in the Mirror" on December 6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHSgkFKtig&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 9:11:19 AM PST
LFZ says:
Remix of Earth Song.

http://tinyurl.com/MichaelJacksonEarthSong

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 1:11:05 PM PST
Dialdancer says:
THE X FACTOR Confirms This Week's 'Michael Jackson' Theme

(Excerpt)

"You know you can't have a singing competition without paying tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time - Michael Jackson. This week, the Top 7 finalists will be competing head-to-head while channeling their inner MJ. We can't imagine how challenging it'll be for the finalists to put their own spin to the King of Pop's legendary songs. And we can't wait to find out who's going to be performing which song."

"The Top 7 finalists perform this Wednesday, November 30th at 8/7 on FOX. The results show airs this Thursday, December 1 at 8/7C when Tinie Tempah performs and two more finalists will be eliminated."

Source: http://community.mjeol.com/index.php?/topic/11880-the-x-factor-confirms-this-weeks-michael-jackson-theme/

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 11:26:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011 11:26:59 AM PST
Dialdancer says:
Posted by request:

Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller Video Premiere

http://www.antimusic.com/news/11/dec/02Anniversary_of_Michael_Jacksons_Thriller_Video_Premiere.shtml

This Day in Music Spotlight: "Thriller" Slays MTV (December 2, 1983)
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/lifestyle/features/spotlight-1202-2010/

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011 11:33:07 AM PST
J. Leone says:
Wow! Thriller lives- STILL AND FOREVER!! I wonder what special presentations we will see when "Thriller" reaches the ripe old age of "30"!! I love that it is in the National Registry of important films. I only wish Michael had been alive to know it.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 5:35:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011 10:10:22 PM PST
NYFon says:
From another thread: my musings on the concept of "salvation" in "I'll be There."

I had a feeling, too, that the lyric was an "ecumenical," or secular, version of salvation, though I would read its meaning differently than they do at Wikipedia.

It seems to me that generally, the singer vacillates between intimate connection and a more omnipresent vantage point, which requires some distance. Like so many of Michael's songs, this seems the embodiment of a contradiction, or even a sublime mystery: several seemingly incommensurable realities are brought harmoniously (if explosively) into contact, and we come to understand the marvelous paradoxes of life as a play of opposites, and even the dreaded "cognitive dissonance," here understood not as obfuscation, but as a powerful resource that ignites Michael's performances and enables him to set the stage on fire.

"You and I must make a pact..." and he looks you square in the eye: this has become a euphoric moment for me, in one performance after another. The intimacy of his address is captured here, a study in technique combined with his natural gifts. And he doesn't say "we must make a pact," but "you and I"... as if he were addressing an individual.

"We must bring salvation back..." and here he opens the theme up to a contemplation of vastness, a universe teeming with life, capable of "salvation," in a grand, collective gesture---brought about by perhaps millions---toward some kind of collective redemption. But, a question: when did "salvation" ever go away? Did it go out of style? When? Does the singer propose to bring it back, perhaps, in a new form? Is he suggesting a return to something that has been lost?

"Where there is love, I'll be there." Here, he implies a steadfast omnipresence: *wherever* love exists, Michael will be. He even promises to be behind our shoulders, eternally available whenever his name is invoked. He promises this heavenly visitation, whenever, and wherever---its only precondition that the listener be capable of generating and perhaps transmitting love. Michael will provide the remainder---whatever is missing.

From the Jacksons' TV show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=FQYBz5eBslg&NR=1

The burden of this offering on the narrator/singer must be tremendous. On the "Destiny" album---reportedly the first where the Jacksons were given creative license to write and produce most of their own material---we have several songs that express Michael's lament: namely, his doubt about being able to carry on this kind of endless servitude:

"And then I try to please them so
But how far can this pleasing go?
There is no life for me at all
Cause I give myself at beck and call."

----"Bless His Soul"

There are one or two other songs on the album with similar themes... I'll have to look it up to determine exactly which brother was responsible for what part of the song, but this is as far as I've gotten so far in my musings.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 7:36:17 PM PST
NYFon says:

"It seems to me that generally, the singer vacillates between intimate connection and a more omnipresent vantage point, which requires some distance. Like so many of Michael's songs, this seems the embodiment of a contradiction, or even a sublime mystery: several seemingly incommensurable realities are brought harmoniously (if explosively) into contact, and we come to understand the marvelous paradoxes of life as a play of opposites, and even the dreaded "cognitive dissonance," here understood not as obfuscation, but as a powerful resource that ignites Michael's performances and enables him to set the stage on fire."

I LOVED your post, NYFon. Indeed, I know a Professor of Philosophy who is involved in developing a very technical original argument who is making much of this very same dynamic of intimacy and omniscience (two incommensurable, but very productive viewpoints or modes of subjectivity we all constantly inhabit/use in tension with each other. . .yet it shouldn't be possible! Yet it is! [That is his argument in his forthcoming book.]

The fact that Michael navigates this "zone" as you so eloquently describe is surely what must give him his incredible power. ..He does what we all do, but so much better than any of the rest of us. At least that's the way I read what you're saying, and how I experience him. He's. . .magic.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 7:59:09 PM PST
LFZ says:
I missed this essay when it was first published soon after Michael's death. It contains some gross inaccuracies, but the author's comments about Michael's music are worth reading.

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/200908/michael-jackson-john-jeremiah-sullivan-tribute

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 8:16:21 PM PST
Thanks for the link and for the balanced commentary, LFZ.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 8:18:08 PM PST
LFZ says:
Unfortunately, it appears comments are closed on the article; otherwise, I would love to correct the author's misperceptions.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 8:25:28 PM PST
Warrior away, it's what you do best.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 8:44:28 PM PST
LFZ says:
;-)

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 1:11:42 AM PST
Suze says:
That magazine is on EBay, it's GQ 2009 issue:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=180770540626

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 4:02:20 PM PST
Reader says:
Stevie Wonder speaks about Michael's musical legacy, love, and some of the so called friends feeding the media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7wtAeZEWJQ

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 3:38:53 AM PST
Scarlett says:
We went to a Christmas Party Saturday evening and door prizes were being handed out. One of the prizes was two tickets to the Nutcracker and the guy who won them acted like he won a case of the flu. It made me so upset.

Michael loved the Nutcracker. He said every song is a killer and he was right. Michael was extraordinary in his love and appreciation for music and art of all types. I wanted to go over and hit that guy upside the head and tell him to at least go and see it before he decides it's stupid but my husband said I couldn't hit his boss.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 8:10:41 AM PST
F. E. Green says:
Too bad he wouldn't give those tickets away to you since he didn't feel them worth it to him. I would do that if I won sports tickets. I would gladly give them away...even if it was for the SuperBowl. Couldn't care less.

I love Nutcracker and go see it live every year. Couldn't go this year because of school :( But I watched my DVD copy at home.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 12:38:55 PM PST
Dialdancer says:
Excerpt:

"Ottawa native Jory Steinberg is living her dream. The singer is part of the live band that performs the music of Michael Jackson in Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, the new Cirque du Soleil production that pays tribute to the King of Pop.

The vivacious 30-year-old gets to travel the world for the next three years or so singing music she loves with a fantastic ensemble that includes some of Jackson's former band members. For a woman whose first memory involves Thriller, there is no other way to describe it: it's a thrill.

"It's a dream come true for me to be a part of something so magnificent," she said recently in Ottawa, where Immortal opened Oct. 7. Flashing a knockout smile and tossing her mane of unruly curls, she added, "I have to pinch myself daily.""

http://www.canada.com/entertainment/stop+loving+Michael+Jackson/5533295/story.html
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