Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Will Always Be Missing You Michael

" We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment. Often this alienation has its roots in an emotionally deprived childhood. Children have had their childhood stolen from them. A child's mind need the nourishment of mystery, magic, wonder, and excitement. I want my work to help people rediscover the child that's hiding in them"


Let us dream of tomorrow where we can love from the soul,
and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
~ Michael Jackson




I WILL ALWAYS BE MISSING YOU

They took the boxes off the stage
My heart was crushed in disarray
The world was frozen and engaged
To find the King had slipped away

I walk through the streets
I feel so alone with questions and pain
But the only thing I know...

I will always be missing you
And your love will last forever in my heart
I will always be missing you
Cause you changed my life for the better
I will always be missing you

You held my hand a little while
We sang a song of lover's vows
You looked at me with a graceful smile
And then you gave your final bow

You exit the building to never return
And i'm here alone as the memory starts to burn

I will always be missing you
And your love will last forever in my heart
I will always be missing you
cause you changed my life for the better
i will always be missing you

You inspired a dream to make the world a better place
I'll do my best today to carry on

I will always be missing you
And your love will last forever in my heart
I will always be missing you
Cause you changed my life for the better
I will always be missing you

I will always be missing you, Michael
And your love will last forever in my heart
I will always be missing you
Cause you changed my life for the better
I will always be missing you...

Judith Hill

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Support MJ's Fan campaign #mjsinvincible back to #ONE




IN HONOR OF INVINCIBLE'S 10TH ANNIVERSAY

Please Help Support the #mjsinvincible campaign
Invincible

UPDATE: The creators of this campaign at mjsinvincible.wordpress.com  would  like to thank all of the Fans for showing your support and wants to inform you that we should buy the album starting October 1st -31st to advance it to # ONE for Invincibles 10th Anniversay. This is a worldwide campaign. We want Invincible to be #1 in as many countries as possible.

In honor of Michael Jackson's 10th Anniversay of the Album Invincible MJ fans want to do something special for Michael and his legacy. Our objective is to show the world that Michael's music is still relevant and that his fans will love and support him always.  Please support us in our endevour to bring MJ's Invincible back to #One again. We need fans to seriously embrace this project in order for it to be successful for Michael.  You can help and contribute in the following ways.


1. Buy the Invincible CD in October at itunes, amazon, dept music stores etc *
2. Join and Promote the official Fakebook  http://tinyurl.com/mjsinvincible
3. Share & show your support on Invincible videos on YT and other sites.
4 Promote the campaing on social networks Facebook, Twitter, fanboard, blogs
5. Use the hashtag #mjsinvincible on your tweets and comments to show support
6. Follow official twitter account @mjsinvincible to support and get updates
7.  Request "Unbreakable" or fav tracks from Invincible on your radio stations



More information >>   WHAT CAN I DO ?

You can pledge your support here >> I PLEDGE



Join  and Promote the official Fakebook   http://tinyurl.com/mjsinvincible

Join ungoing discussion  >>   MJJCommunity Invincible Campaign


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Invincible was released 29th/30th October 2001 and featured 16 new tracks.
The album was released on CD, and vinyl and released with 5 different covers those being white/silver, blue, green, red and orange, to make collecting the CDs "more fun" for fans! Invincible peaked at number one in eleven territories worldwide, including the United States (with sales of 363,000 units its first week), the United Kingdom, Australia, France and Switzerland. Invincible charted within the top ten in six other territories; its least successful charting area was Mexico, where the album peaked at number twenty nine. Invincible re-entered music charts several times during the decade.

Invincible debuted at Number One in 12 different countries.

Three singles were released from the album: "You Rock My World", "Cry" and "Butterflies" of which the first and second were released as physical singles internationally (except the USA) and the third one being a US-only radio-airplay single. The album's first and last singles charted within the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and they peaked at number one and within the top ten in several markets worldwide.

Michael Jackson's Invincible Album was the recipient of one Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male, as well as being voted, by readers of Billboard magazine, the best album of the decade.




Album Track listings:
1. Unbreakable
2. Heartbreaker
3. Invincible
4. Break Of Dawn
5. Heaven Can Wait
6. You Rock My World
7. Butterflies
8. Speechless
9. 2000 Watts
10. You Are My Life
11. Privacy
12. Don't Walk Away
13. Cry
14. The Lost Children
15. Whatever Happens
16. Threatened

Monday, June 20, 2011

Madame Tussauds Hollywood - THE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE

I wish I could go. I think their wax figures of Michael Jackson are the most beautiful and realistic figures of him. I hope many fans will be able to attend this event ~ Qbee


JERMAINE JACKSON TO UNVEIL MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS HOLLYWOOD ON MONDAY, JUNE 20 at 12noon

For a limited time only, a special Michael Jackson Experience celebrating the King of Pop throughout the years will be coming to Madame Tussauds Hollywood from June until Labor Day.


Madame Tussauds Hollywood will open its first ever, multi-media “limited engagement” blockbuster, THE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE, on the eve of the second anniversary of the pop star’s passing (6/25). The “MJ Experience” will be included as part of Madame Tussauds regular general admission price.

The $55 million attraction, situated along Hollywood Blvd., next to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, will host the first-of-its-kind exhibition, direct from Europe, featuring three Michael Jackson figures, from various stages of his career (The Jackson 5 Years, The Invincible Era and the “This Is It” Michael), that collectively represent over $1 million in wax sculpting alone!

In an unprecedented move, Madame Tussauds Hollywood will feature the travelling extravaganza all summer long, exhibition dates that will coincide with anniversaries for both his passing and birth (8/29).

In a special area of the 3-story attraction that houses over 100 celebrity figures, Hollywood visitors will get to see all three figures up close and have their picture taken in front of each $300,000 likeness.

Michael Jackson’s relationship with Madame Tussauds spanned some 25 years and his first sitting in 1984 led to subsequent sittings and a visit to the London attraction by “the gloved one” in 2005 with his children. Jackson has been sculpted six different times and is the most widely exhibited figure in the Madame Tussauds worldwide empire

Source
http://www.madametussauds.com/Hollywood

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Larry Nimmer's Visit To Neverland June 17. 2011

Larry Nimmer, the author of "Michael Jackson The Untold Story of Neverland"
just Posted a few nice words on his Facebook about his recent visit to Neverland.
He says its restored beautifully and even has some animals in the zoo. ~Qbee


Yesterday, I was guest of S├ębastien Brassard Simard at Neverland Ranch for a tour and lunch. Sebastien is a MJ fan from Quebec and he (along with his guest, me) was invited by Tom Barrack, the owner of the Ranch. Barrack reached out to Sebastian, after receiving communications from him.

 In this photo, Sebastien and I are below Michael's "Giving Tree".

I found the estate to be well maintained with some things restored to their old glory. Part of the interior decorative gate has been reinstalled, many of the statues are back on the grounds, the train station is beautiful, and there were some animlas in the zoo. Apparently the staff are giving some sick animals a home. I have a few more photos posted on the "Being Mike-like" group page.

This is a shot I took on of a trailer at Neverland that is very Mike-like.


Michael sent the trailer out to schools, with one of his staff, to teach kids about nature. What are you doing today that is Mike-like? For me, it occurred at breakfast in a restaurant. I was with my wife, who is using a walker because of a broken ankle, and I did subtle things to not draw attention to her disability problem.


I offer my thanks to Tom Barrack, and the kind staff at Neverland Ranch. Some of the staff have worked their for years and had fond memories of Michael... they were very Mike-like... gracious, modest, effective and kind. And thanks to Sebastien, it was fun seeing Neverland through his eyes and hangin with him. His parents left him when he was a year old and he was raised on Michael Jackson music and stories. He learned English to understand Michael's words and he has made a study of Neverland. In fact, the ranch manager said that he should give tours of Neverland as he knew about everything, and it's exact location.

Michael Jackson Dance Studio Neverland

Best wishes to Michael's fans.
I truly felt the spirit of Michael at Neverland and he has you in his heart.

Source: Larry Nimmer  http://www.facebook.com/

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Bravado Sues J.R.P (Joe Jackson's Partner) Over MJ Fragrance

Joe Jackson was promting the new “Jackson” scent line at the Cannes Film Festival last month on behalf of a company called Julian Rouas Paris. But now according to a lawsuit filed by Bravado, J.R.P. never obtained permission to use Michael’s name and image in connection with the product.


 Bravado International a company that owns the rights to license all things Michael Jackson is asking a federal court in Los Angeles to force Julian Rouas Paris to immediately strip anything MJ-related from their product line ASAP.

 Michael's toe stand silhouettes at the very top
This Is It Silhouette on package and bottle
Michael's Image & Neverland used on add to promote product

Bravado is also seeking $750 for each time MJ’s name and likeness were used on a product PLUS three times the amount of profits they’ve made on the scents PLUS more than $150k in damages.

A rep for Bravado tells TMZ, (who broke the story) “Michael Jackson’s talent made his name one of the most valuable in the history of entertainment, and no person acting on behalf of the estate gave Mr. Rouas oral or written consent to exploit it.”


You can read more about this law suite and join the discussion
at MJJCommunity.com   http://bit.ly/l9VPcx

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Michael Jackson 'Behind The Mask Project' Press Release & Trailer

THE WORLD UNITES ON NEW MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO “BEHIND THE MASK”

For Immediate Release June 8, 2011

Groundbreaking “Crowdsourced” Video to Debut on June 14th on Facebook.com/MichaelJackson



New York, NY – This spring, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music gave everyone around the world the opportunity to be a part of Michael Jackson’s video legacy with The Behind the Mask Project. This groundbreaking, global online casting call prompted people in all corners of the planet who love Michael Jackson’s music to shoot, upload and submit their own unique performances for inclusion in the video; the project elicited an unprecedented response from 103 countries in the world. And on June 14th, The Behind the Mask Project will be unveiled on www.Facebook.com/MichaelJackson.


Led by the creative team at @radical.media and acclaimed director Dennis Liu,
The Behind the Mask Project launched in March 2011 with a state of the art website http://behindthemask.michaeljackson.com loaded with simple tools that defined the different roles one could play. Upon entering the site, users selected an action like playing an instrument, singing a lyric, acting out a crowd reaction or demonstrating a classic MJ dance move. Then, using the site’s split-screen template, contributors were able to shoot their move right on the website or with their web cam and upload the clip at the precise time it occurred in the video.

Dennis Liu comments, “This has been the most exciting and fun project I think I've ever been involved in. It's been such a privilege, and was incredibly moving to see so many people from all over the world join as one, their creative voices, dance and musical talents bound together by Michael Jackson’s spirit and incomparable artistry. We received submissions from the Sahara Desert to Venice Beach, from mountaintops to suburban backyards, with some shots featuring well over one hundred people apiece. All who participated delivered brilliantly.”

After submissions poured in from all over the globe they were carefully edited down by the director to the best 1600 submissions (including 50 kids and 36 animals). On June 14th, the 35 million Facebook fans of Michael Jackson will get the first look at this landmark video. New fans can log on to www.Facebook.com/MichaelJackson and click “Like” to view the video.

Technology journalist Natali Morris comments, “Michael Jackson was crowdsourcing his videos before crowdsourcing even existed. This project is a perfect way to honor his connection with his fans.”

The song “Behind the Mask” is a critic and fan favorite from MICHAEL – the unique collection of songs featuring Michael’s performances completed posthumously and released in December by the Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music. MICHAEL was the #1 global album upon its release in December and has shipped over 3 million units worldwide making it one of the biggest albums of 2010. The album’s success continues to underscore Michael’s importance as a global icon and superstar, transcending cultures and languages.

Dennis Liu is an award-winning digital filmmaker at @radical.media. Dennis quickly made a name for himself winning awards for clients that include Apple and Microsoft and being honored in the renowned "Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase". @radical.media is a global transmedia company that creates some of the world's most innovative content and the home to @radical.media design+digital. @radical.media's award-winning projects include the Academy Award®-winning documentary “The Fog of War”; the Grammy®-winning “Concert for George”; the Independent Spirit Award-winning “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”; the award-winning digital experience “The Wilderness Downtown” for Google Creative Lab and Arcade Fire; the Grammy-nominated “The Johnny Cash Project”; the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning pilot episode of the hit series “Mad Men”; the Emmy®-winning “10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America” for the History Channel; and five seasons of the critically acclaimed Sundance Channel series “Iconoclasts,” among others.

http://ww.Facebook/MichaelJackson
Twitter @michaeljackson #MJBehindtheMask
http://www.MichaelJackson.com

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Michael Jackson Fan Fest offers Pre Sale Tickets for fans


Fan Presale
 Reserve your entry to the Fan Fest now
Start: Tue, 06/07/11 12:00 AM PDT
End: Fri, 06/10/11 12:00 PM PDT
    
Tickets will go on sale to the general public
 Sat, 06/11/11 10:00 AM PDT

When booking please be sure to enter the code MJFF06 to ensure your tickets

To order your tickets go here - Use MJFF06 when booking

Fans will have the chance to experience the legacy of Michael Jackson in a whole new way during the first ever Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest which will take place for a limited time only at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino starting on December 3, 2011.

The Fan Fest will be open for 4-hours before THE IMMORTAL World Tour shows on December 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14 in the Bayside Exhibit Halls. In the case of two-show nights, the Fan Fest will have two sessions open to the public at separate starting times.

This experience is expected to include a wide variety of elements
such as an up-close look at Michael Jackson memorabilia, items from Neverland Ranch, photo opportunities in recreated sets from historic Michael Jackson videos, a behind the scenes look at the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, a main stage featuring contests, Q&A sessions with members of the creative team from THE IMMORTAL World Tour as well as other associates of Michael Jackson, giveaways and more.

In addition, the Fan Fest will give attendees the chance to play and compete against others in contests centered around the recently released UBISOFT video game "Michael Jackson: The Experience." An interactive, engaging, and immersive design will create a larger than life environment for all Fan Fest goers and promises to be a one-of-a-kind unique event.


 
Source
MJJCommunity.com

Friday, June 03, 2011

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson & Dr. Cornel West assess Michael Jackson's Legacy

I agree with these gentlemen that Michael's Historical Legacy and impact on music humanity and culture is of EPIC proportion. This was aired five days after Michael passed. I feel it is important that we keep putting these truths forward and put it in the face of those who want to demean or or trivialise who Michael Jackson was and the great social cultural and musical impact he had on this earth during his short time in our presence. He was a great Artist singer performer and dancer. He sacrificed his childhood and his life using his God given talent. He used his calling  to inspire to incite and bring Joy to the world for over 4 decades. He allowed us to see Heaven. There is no one like him and there will never be anyone like him. ~Qbee

Program: Tavis Smiley
Professors Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson
Assess Michael Jackson's cultural and social legacy.

Episode: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson & Dr. Cornel West: 6/30/2009


Watch the full episode. See more Tavis Smiley.
NOTE to view the Last 1 min 50 secs you will be directed to PBS

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Kathy Hilton reflects on Michael Jackson

 Piers Morgan's Interview with Paris and Kathy Hilton aired May 31, 2011


"I was very impressed with this interview and all that Kathy Hilton had to say about Michael. Kathy discusses growing up as a child with Michael and how she spent time with him shortly before he died. She discusses what a wonderful father he was and that he was not a drug addict.  She also states she was at the hospital and was able to say her goodbyes and that she recently spent time with Paris Prince and Blanket. The video is cut short so I posted the whole transcript below" ~ Qbee





 MORGAN: Kathy, when we come back, I want to talk to you about your very good friend, Michael Jackson.

MORGAN: Back with the Hiltons. Kathy, this is fascinating. A lot of people claim to have known Michael Jackson. You actually went to high school with Michael Jackson. And you stayed close friends with him right until the end of his life.
And you've never really spoken about him much in public, not that I can see. Tell me about your relationship with him.

K. HILTON: We met when I was 13 and he was 14 and developed a friendship and a bond throughout the years. And we always kept in touch. And then when I moved to New York and he would come, and we'd always go to his concerts. And, you know, we started with -- we used to make prank phone calls together. And we were little kids.  We had a really great time. And then he came and visited when Paris was born. And then he ended up living at the --

MORGAN: He was there when Paris was first brought into this world. K. HILTON: She was just a few months old.

MORGAN: Really?

K. HILTON: He ended up moving into the Waldorf for six months when we were living there for eight years. And right before he died, he was at the Bel Air Hotel, where we were living while we were renovating our home. So he was there about three or four months. So we got to spend, you know, great time.

MORGAN: We talk about misconceptions with Paris. What were the misconceptions about Michael, do you think?

K. HILTON: Well, there was not a kinder, more generous, loving, sweet, smart, smart -- I can't -- the most wonderful father. At the Bel Air, he did not have any nanny at all. And when I'd go to pick up the kids to take them somewhere, he'd be brushing their hair and buttoning up the sweater and just so warm and wonderful.  And I just -- I love him. His whole family, they're a really wonderful, beautiful family.

MORGAN: Where were you when you heard he died?

K. HILTON: I had just come back to the hotel.

MORGAN: How did you hear the news?

P. HILTON: My assistant told me. And I literally fell on the floor. And my sister came and picked me up and we went directly to the house, because I thought the children would be there.

MORGAN: Did you go to the hospital when you --

K. HILTON: Yes.

MORGAN: What was the scene there?

K. HILTON: The children and Mrs. Jackson and all the brothers and sisters and just everybody was in this room. And just crying and hugging each other and just in a daze. And this is a father that was so with his children. He's dedicated since they were born to raising and being with them.

And then Latoya and Randy took me in to say good-bye. I think if I hadn't, I would never quite in my head believe. Because even though he's a friend, he was such a powerful person.

MORGAN: Was he still alive when you --
K. HILTON: No.
MORGAN: Did you say anything?
K. HILTON: Yes.
MORGAN: What did you say?

K. HILTON: I rubbed his head and his arms and his legs and his feet and I just -- I told him I love him so much and, you know, whispered some funny things to him, and that was it
.
MORGAN: Incredibly sad end to his life, wasn't it?

K. HILTON: And he was so fabulous at the hotel. Up early every morning, playing with the kids. Really shocking.

MORGAN: Paris, did you know Michael well?

P. HILTON: Yeah, I grew up -- just my mom -- I remember -- one of the first memories I have of him was when my mom took us to the music video set of "Thriller." And we have the pictures still. I just always loved him. I used to go to his concerts and he'd bring my sister and I on stage and we'd sing up there.  I just always loved him so much. He was such an amazing man.

MORGAN: He said to me, Kathy, I'd like to go see Paris. I said, well, she's out of town. Well, I'd like to see her recording studio. And I said, OK, all right. And I said just jump in the car. It was like 8:30 at night. I said we don't have to get any security right now. Let's just go. Rick will drive. You jump in the back. And so the kids came and we all went up and we were up there at Paris'.

 And he loves to look at everything. So he's looking at all the pictures on the walls. And he loves art. And in her closet and at all her collections of Pinocchio and Tinkerbell and all that. And he said she reminds me -- she -- she's -- what did he say? Something like, she reminds me sometimes a little of the way certain things that I like. And he loved the gold and the frames and --

P. HILTON: You took him in the studio.

K. HILTON: I took him in the studio and he got to see everything.

MORGAN: And he was an extraordinary talent, wasn't he? And he took your name, of course, for one of his children. How did that make you feel?

P. HILTON: I was honored.

MORGAN: Was it a direct result?

K. HILTON: You know, Latoya will tell you the story. When we were younger, we all would say that whoever has the first girl is going to name her Paris. And I had the first girl. So I got to do it first. And then when he had his daughter -- MORGAN: Have you seen the children much since he died?

K. HILTON: I saw them a couple weeks ago. We went out and had dinner. And I can't believe how big they are. We went over there about three weeks ago.

MORGAN: And are they being well looked after?

K. HILTON: Oh, are you kidding? They're in a new house and Mrs. Jackson is there. They have an incredible, beautiful home, great security. And we had a big family dinner. They went up and did their homework and came down and showed grandma and had their bath and said good night, grandma, I love you. And it was great to see them.

MORGAN: There's a kind of feeling because I guess of the impending court actions involving the doctor and his death and everything else, that he'd become sort of a pathetic character in the end, addicted to all this medication and so on. Is that an inaccurate portrayal, do you think?

K. HILTON: Well, I can tell you that when he was at the Bel Air Hotel, there was none -- there was none of that. Because I had -- he was right underneath where I was. And we talked all the time. In fact, if we would be going somewhere in the daytime, he'd say 1:00 down at the fountain. And if I was five minutes late, he was very on top of it.

And he was with his kids. I believe in my heart that as he got into the concert thing, it was hard for him to sleep probably. He was not a drug addict. He had a problem going to sleep. I mean, this is not somebody that recreationally would abuse something and I guess the levels went up and up and up.

MORGAN: What do you think his legacy will be, Michael Jackson?

K. HILTON: Well, I think that now that he's gone, everybody realizes what a good person, all the wonderful things that he's done for charity. And it's interesting that we don't hear -- well, I won't get into any of that, but he's left three beautiful children.

MORGAN: Who will be his legacy, I think.

K. HILTON: Absolutely.

Source  PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT  Interview with Paris and Kathy Hilton