12.22.2010

Michael's Christmas Messages


As Christmas is near..
*counting days everyone!!* XD


Despite all the issues around us, let us all remember the meaning of Christmas, which is Love.. and like Elizabeth said about Michael:
"I can’t see Christmas without Michael and Michael without Christmas." #MikeLike :)


So here it is,
Michael's Christmas messages..
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In December, 1992,
Michael Jackson sends a videotaped Christmas message to his fans in United Kingdom



“It is a real privilege for me to be able to have this opportunity, to send all my fans a message on what is a very important day.
Today of all days, we focus on loving one another and giving.
Let’s do this, not just one day of the year, but for 365 days.

The Heal The World Foundation is now set up.
Donations are invaluable.
But just as important, let’s love one and other,
let’s forget hatred and turn to those that are suffering. Not just today, but everyday.
Join me in healing the world and make it a better place. Thank you.”
~ Michael Jackson ~
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In December, 2002: Christmas Message For The Children of Germany



"Good evening, children and Merry Christmas.
When I create music I always hope that my music will give joy to many people.
If that happens I am very happy. Giving joy makes one happy.
Unfortunately there are many children that are not happy.
In Germany and in other countries.

During Christmas, this is especially hard for those children because it is on Christmas when they see what they miss.
For some it may be just a small present,
for some it may be a warm meal,
for some it may be a family,
for some it may be just a little bit of love.

That is why I need you!
I need your help.
Let us work together and help those children.
Let us reach out to those who are alone -
Let us all tell them: "You are not alone".

This year it is I, only I, speaking to you, children in Germany and sending you a few little gifts.
If you help me, then next year, we will do the same but in many more countries.
We will speak together - maybe we will sing together -
and we will give gifts together. Let us think big.
Let us find many people to join our effort.
Here and all over Europe and then all over the world.
We can do it! I know we can do it!

To all of the grown ups I like to say this:
To us, so many things seem important. Sometimes, we think we are important.
We are not important.
Nothing is more important than our children!
They are the future. They can heal the world.
It is our obligation to be there for them.
To advise them. To motivate them. To help them and to love them.
Let us encourage them to go for their dreams.
And let us as parents, friends and relatives help them to have good dreams.

I look forward to the new year,
to working with you children and to create an organization that will help other children.

I promise, I promise you, if you come along,
it will make you feel good and it will be so much fun!

Merry Christmas! I love you from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you so much!"
~ Michael Jackson ~


Michael's LOVE on CHRISTMAS
December, 1992: Relief supplies airlifted to children in Bosnia in association with Operation Christmas Child, consisting of 30,000 "shoebox gifts" of toys, school items, photographs, and letters collected by U.K. schoolchildren.

December 16, 1993: The Heal The World Foundation UK supports “Operation Christmas Child” delivering toys, sweets, gifts and food to children in former Yugoslavia.

January 22, 2000: During Christmas last year a violent storm ravaged the park of the Chateau de Versailles and destroyed 10,000 trees in the park. The estimated cost for rebuilding the park is around $20 million. Some celebrities are supporting the restoration of the park. French officials are reporting that Michael Jackson is one of them. He was one of the first people to donate money to this cause.

Michael Jackson hosts 200 children at Neverland party
"You see a whole other side of Michael here and it's hard to believe there are such charges.
So much good is being done and it shouldn't go untold." - Neverland visitor (source)



[Up on the House Top]
But you just want toys and stuff
♪ Yeah, but that's not even half enough... What I want means more than fun ♪
What's that?
Love and peace for everyone!



”Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay—Love isn’t love ‘til you give it away”
(The Sound of Music)


Warm regards from.. my home,
Wishing you a peaceful and loving Christmas

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

12.16.2010

Me, about that Album


From what I've learnt, I could never agree with an album called "Michael" that claims as Michael Jackson's album. NOPE, I think it's NOT Michael Jackson's!!


I've searched his words about creating music and collaborating with others, and I found ONE that justified my own decision:

"A thought, it is an embryo of a thought, of an idea. It is a brief concept.
And then you collaborate with someone. Could be a writer.
I say, I want to do this, I want to do that, and I want to do this.
You tell him to develop it, because you..... I cannot do it right now,
because I got to go on to the next song, the next thing.
So they'll come up with something, working with their ideas
and they'll come with them back to me ...
you go [to see] whether you like it or not.
I mean I have done that with pretty much everything that I have done.
I am usually there for the concept for the writing.
I co-write usually all my pieces that I do."
~ Michael Jackson, 1996 ~

The highlight is when Michael said that
the collaborators come back to him, to see WHETHER he like it or not!

Question #1: One of the song was recorded in 80's, almost 30 years ago, then why Michael never release that song while he was alive? He chose to go to tour instead! He won't let $ony releases his "unreleased" songs!
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The ALBUM: 3 of 10 are fake - check here: http://www.fakemichael.com/
1. Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon)
2. Hollywood Tonight
3. FAKE: Keep Your Head Up — imposter vocalist
4. (I Like) The Way You Love Me
5. FAKE: Monster — imposter vocalist
6. Best Of Joy
7. FAKE: Breaking News — imposter vocalist
8. (I Can't Make It) Another Day (featuring Lenny Kravitz)
9. Behind the Mask
10. Much Too Soon

And here's what happened on "Breaking News",
Tony Kurtis, Jason Malachi's producer uploaded a video http://youtu.be/KRfzf8KT2sc
BUT!! you can't see it there anymore, because it has been removed *wonder why*

I watched the video before it has been removed, and here's the screen cap from my YouTubeHistory
Don't worry, a fan had saved it and upload it to facebook where you can find the video here:
"Breaking News Real Recording at 16 BIT 44k, JASON MALACHI in 2009"

This video then being support by a statement on a forum that says:
"It's finally come together, guys. I haven't spoken on this too much, but since Tony Kurtis has come forward, now is the time.
Jason Malachi has always been responsive to my messages. He's a cool brother. His wife is funny. They've always been nice to me. I've never met them in person, but they've always been really nice and answered my questions.
I asked Jason in November if he was singing on the Cascio tracks. He said "I can't confirm or deny anything right now." If he wasn't singing on those songs, he would have just denied it. I only shared this information with the team and a few others, because I didn't want to betray Jason's trust. But with his former producer coming out with this info, the time is right to speak up. The top is off the bottle, now. So I have nothing to lose by saying what I know.
Tony Kurtis said that Jason is tone-deaf and could never really nail the vocals. He left many comments under the video he posted. He is against sony releasing this album because those three songs are not Michael. Honestly, with Tony Kurtis coming forward, this thing is about to pop off."

Question #2: Do you still believe that that fake song is Michael's voice?


Next,
3 of those songs are produced by Teddy Riley: Hollywood Tonight, Monster, and Breaking News (???)
You remember Teddy Riley, who tweeted: "I am a reflection of MJ." source Like, SERIOUSLY???!! but he's spreading bias, telling that MJ's is still alive?!!

and... cek this pic: "They tried to make the kids lie"...????
(source: http://twitpic.com/3fqmsy)


Someone should make him STOP!
WATCH THIS VIDEO:

Q: You recently tweeted that Michael Jackson is alive....?
TR: When I speak, I speak from the heart, and I speak from the truth, and.. from my heart, YES, I DO... (bla bla bla bla bla)...

Even with this interview, some fans (if not one), keeps saying that Teddy is lovely and dedicated to MJ? *smh*

From this article, Teddy said: "This album is greater than his best album." - another disrespecting statement by TR! ONLY Michael-HIMSELF that can make the album greater!

Question #4: And... you still believe in Teddy??!!


last but not least..
These FACT-tweets are so TRUE! #THINK

- George Harrison's son finished his father's unfinished work~which was already planned b4 he died~why cant MJ have that same respect? (source via @Justice4MJJ)

- #MJFam, did some1 EVER touched unreleased/unfinished Beatles songs? http://bit.ly/dIBg4f Don't think so! Motive for Michael release is clear! (source via @MJJ777HeTheWo)

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With those so many questions, remember Michael's own words...
"I'm putting my heart & soul into it [Invincible] because
I'm not sure I'm gonna do another one after this. This will be my LAST ALBUM"
~ Michael Jackson, 1999

"I'll do at least over 100 songs until I come up with about 20-30 that I like, I cipher it down." ~ Michael Jackson, 2001

"The record companies really do conspire against the artists. Especially the black artists.
They LIE, they STEAL, they do EVERYTHING they can."
~ Michael Jackson, 2002

"Somewhere greed got in there, and somebody.. I.. I can't quite say.
But it has to do with money. It's Michael Jackson. Look what we have here.
We can get money out of this. That's EXACTLY what happened."
~ Michael Jackson, 2003

"I have been a vulnerable target for those who want money…"
~ Michael Jackson, 2004


Check out the story when a perfectionist made his BAD album:
"Why did it take so long to make Bad? The answer is that Quincy and I decided that this album should be as close to perfect as humanly possible. A perfectionist has to take his time; he shapes and he moulds and he sculpts that thing until it's perfect. He can't let it go before he's satisfied; he can't.

If it's not right, you throw it away and do it over. You work that thing till it's just right. When it's as perfect as you can make it, you put it out there. Really, you've got to get it to where it's just right; that's the secret. That's the difference between a number thirty record and a number one record that stays number one for weeks. It's got to be good. If it is, it stays up there and the whole world wonders when it's going to come down....

We don't ever try to pander to the fans. We just try to play on the quality of the song. People WILL NOT BUY JUNK."
~ Michael Jackson, Moonwalk ~


Guess that's the reasons why there are so many "unreleased songs" that he kept 'unreleased'
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Updated: Dec 22nd, 2010
More compelling words from Michael himself, about how he write his music..

[Q: Does your perfectionism slow the process?] =>
MJ: "It did take a while because I'm never happy with the songs. I'll write a bunch of songs, throw them out, write some more. People say, "Are you crazy? That's got to go on the album." But I'll say, "Is it better than this other one?" You only get 75 minutes on a CD, and we push it to the limit." ~ Michael Jackson, 2001


"Every time I do an album, I write, almost, nearly a hundred or over a hundred songs, so we have to sucker them down.." ~ Michael Jackson, 2003


"So... we can't let them get away with what they're trying to do, because now I'm a free agent. I just owe $ony one more album, it's just a box set, really, with two new songs which I've written ages ago. Because for every album that I record, I write like, literally, I'm telling you the truth, I write.... I write at least 120 songs every album I do, so... I can do the box set, just giving them any two songs.", ~ Michael Jackson, 2002

"I'm a perfectionist by nature. I like things to be the best they can be. I want people to hear or watch something I've done and feel that I've given it everything I've got. I feel I owe an audience that courtesy." ~ Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

11.27.2010

Will You Be There


27th Nov, 1991
On occasion of MTV's 10th Anniversary Show, he appears live on stage to perform songs, 'Black Or White' and 'Will You Be There', the latter being included in the videoclip as part of a montage of other stage performances of the song.
A gospel choir of various ages joined Michael for Will You Be There, with an angel, performed by Angela Ice, flying down to Michael and putting her wings around him symbolizing hope.

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"I wrote "Will You Be There?" at my house, "Never Land" in California. ...
I didn't think about it hard. That's why its hard to take credit for the songs that I write, because I just always feel that its done from above. I feel fortunate for being that instrument through which music flows. I'm just the source through which it comes. I can't take credit for it because its Gods work. He's just using me as the messenger."
~ Michael Jackson, 1992 ~


"I call it my giving tree, because it inspires me.
I love climbing trees in general, but this tree I love the most, because I climb up high and I look down on it's branches, and it gives me -- I just love it! So many ideas! I've written so many of my songs in this tree.
I've written Heal the World in this tree, Will You Be There, Black or White, Childhood."
~ Michael Jackson, 2002 ~





Hold me like the River Jordan
And I will then say to thee
You are my friend

Carry me like you are my brother
Love me like a mother
Will you be there?

When weary tell me will you hold me?
When wrong, will you mold me?
When lost will you find me?

But they told me a man should be faithful
And walk when not able
And fight till the end
But I'm only human

Everyone's trying to control me
Seems that the world's got a role for me
I'm so confused
Will you show to me
You'll be there for me
And care enough to bear me?

Hold me, show me
Lay your head lowly
Gently and boldly
Carry me there
I'm only human
Carry, carry
Carry me boldly
Gently and slowly
Carry me there
I'm only human

Lift me
Lift me up carefully
I'm weary and falling
I know you're there
But do you still care?


In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tripulations
Through Our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy And My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another Tomorrow
I'll Never Let You Part
For You're Always In My Heart.

Too simple



Pictures are too simple to capture
Words are too simple to describe
the love you shared,
and my endless love to you..



11.16.2010

Let's Start Giving



I wish.... instead of buying any of things that use Michael's name~, either it's a so-called album, song, dvd, movie, tour, or anything, ~ ... I wish everybody could use their money to donate for charity.....


The only thing I know is, my country still needs some support.. #prayforindonesia
and the disaster in Haiti also has not finish yet... thus I heard that they're suffering of cholera now..
and.. and..

And today,
I had a class about education in remote areas around Indonesia, and I saw their pictures, some of them don't even have a bench to sit during the class,...
YES, they sit on the floor..!!!!!

"An education opens a person's minds to the entire world.
And there is nothing more important than to make sure everyone has the opportunity for an education."
~ Michael Jackson ~

Below, this picture is even more better than the pic I saw at the class today...
School in Papua, Indonesia....

you might want to see the other part of Papua:
This place called "Raja Ampat", part of the famous Coral Triangle..
Hm, surprised? and.. Ironic...?


Anyway...

I know it's only $0.99 for a song on iTunes, but in Indonesia, it means 5 (five) packs of wrapped noodles... but if we all make a donation, like we donate "A Million Trees for Michael", on behalf Michael's name, they probably can build a proper school... for the children...


I LOVE MICHAEL, and I believe Michael knows that,
And I love all his songs, and even more, I LOVE every message in each songs, especially those message about humanity.... and about this world, this lovely planet called the Planet Earth..
His message taught me about LOVE in universal sentences..

It's not about keeping his legacy alive through striving his song into number one charts,
but for me, it's about his BIGGEST LEGACY => LOVE.. giving back, help others,

-- If Michael is here with us,
what do you think Michael would choose for us,
to donate for charity,...
or to buy his song to be the #1 chart in the world? --
Answer it for yourself, both are Michael's ambitions,
which one is his priority...?

[WE ARE THE WORLD]
♪♪ There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know LOVE is all we need

♪♪We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day so LET'S START GIVING
There's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day just you and me♪♪

Well, send 'em you your heart so they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
And so we all MUST LEND A HELPING HAND♪♪

"Following that experience ('We Are the World', 1985), it was my dream to create a worldwide series of concerts, which would RAISE FUNDS TO BRING AID TO SUFFERING PEOPLE AROUNG THE GLOBE...
In the years ahead, it is MY INTENTION to create similar events, which will bring together musicians from around the world to raise additional funds for the World Peace Foundation for Children."
~ Michael Jackson, 1998 ~


And remember his words about Invincible album,
"This will be MY LAST ALBUM", 2001


Please remember this:

and please,
notice this video



"A PRIVATE MEETING ON CHARITY TWEEN"
Blanco and Michael Jackson during which Michael signed all 5 paintings and aquired 2,
one which will be Autioned for Charity to help Cancer patients (Children) and the other painting for Michael's own collection.
Meeting took place at the legendary Hotel in Singapore The Raffles. source

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"We are behaving like people without compassion and love for the most vulnerable section of society.
The children of the universe are without a spokesperson, they are voiceless...
We are all touched by the atrocities committed against children: sexual, physical abuse, child slave labor, educational neglect. We feel ashamed. Angry. Appalled.
But there is no action.... - NO ACTION. -"
~Michael Jackson~ South Africa, May 1998

Let's DO SOMETHING NOW...
Let's START GIVING...

11.14.2010

Life is too short


For me (and perhaps most of us), Michael is PERFECTION.
So, today, I'm gonna post this thought, besides to share this with all of you, this also to remind me of 'How' to be "Mike-Like" :)


A dear friend of mine remind me that despite all the news about Michael, one thing we have to remember of his BIGGEST legacy, which is LOVE...
Michael never stop continue giving his love, even in his death - as it is written on his will..


"...because to heal the world, we first have to heal ourselves."
~ Michael Jackson, 2001 ~

Thus for us, we always say that his life was too short because we still need his LOVE, on contrary, I keep asking myself, what have I done to keep his "LOVE" legacy alive..?
Not just giving my LOVE for Michael himself, but for the world, for the people, for the neighbors..?


"Follow the Golden Rule. Be kind to your neighbors, love them as much as you would love yourself, do unto others...."
~ Michael Jackson ~



My thought of the week:
While I'm focusing for Michael, unstoppable love for him, remembering him, missing him, and I wonder of what concrete action have I done to keep his BIGGEST legacy alive..?

Another new friend from college asked me: "Why you love Michael?",
and I replied, "because he had given all his life for the world...";
Then an insight came of my mind, "hm... and, so.... what have I done for my 28 years of life...?"


"Life is too precious and too short not to reach out and touch the people we can." ~ Michael Jackson ~ [Moonwalk]

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♪♪ This life don't last forever
(Hold my hand)
♪♪
♪♪
So tell me what we're waiting for
(Hold my hand)
♪♪

11.09.2010

Won't be Fooled Again




There's a connection of $ony, AEG, the Estate, and even Kenny Ortega because they are the ones behind Michael's sudden death, it's all conspiracy!!
Do you believe it's all conspiracy? A long time conspiracy against Michael...
"But there’s a lot of conspiracy, I’ll say that – conspiracy going on as we speak."
~ Michael Jackson, 2005"

And, imo, that quote still applicable even after his death...
Though I'm not an expert of the conspiracy theory, or even the conspiracy-against-Michael theory, but I read! Esp. the mjfansboycottsony site, and the more I read, the more puzzling my head became.. Then I turned back to watch and read his words, and... Yupe, there it is:
"..My level of trust will change. And ah, there’s a lot of conspiracy going on. I’ll say that much. A lot of it..... All around me."
~ Michael Jackson, 2005 ~
I don't even know how did they do this to Michael, but I just feel that I won't ever betray Michael, thus I already did once: watched the TII movie.


A new friend of mine said that her father is also a huge fan of Michael, and she said that her father refused to watch TII because it's not Michael's film. Of course she shared that story with her peculiar face of showing that she feels weird about her father's decision, BUT, on contrary, it was like a slap on my face! She got me there, her father is right!!!

My mind went here and there, the questions of: "why her father thought that way?", "What brought it to his mind?", "Does he know about this conspiracy?"
- on my last question, I doubt he knows it, her father is a pilot, and the issue about the conspiracy never had in our media headlines, and I don't think he has the chance for social network either..


And at the end, I wish that I can be like her father..
He uses his logical thinking above the consume behavior based on emotional feelings.
When I decided to watch TII, I was on the state of missing someone I love (as I still missing him now).. I watched 3 times, two of them are with my friends, and the last one was just me and myself - it was when these tears can't hardly stop.....
My emotion beat my logical thinking. Did Michael ever blessed this movie?!! He was killed to do this movie..!

Hm, here we go, the conspiracy cover up with excuses of "We're doing it for the fans", ~ A so-called-new-MJ-album is about to finish and ready to be released by $ony.
Oh, c'mon, WHAT MORE CAN HE GIVE? He had given all his life for the world, and the fans, and for $ony either!

And that Breaking News, which is definitely NOT Michael's voice, is just another emphasis that $ony NEVER intend to keep Michael's legacy alive, they're only after for the big M; $-MONEY-$!


They GOT me once, but I won't be fooled for the second time!
Are you...?


".... being the artist that I am, at $ony I've generated several billion dollars for $ony. Several billon. They really thought that my mind is always on music and dancing, it usually is, but they never thought.... that this performer myself would out think them.

So... we can't let them get away with what they're trying to do, because now I'm a free agent. I just owe $ony one more album, it's just a box set, really, with two new songs which I've written ages ago. Because for every album that I record, I write like, literally, I'm telling you the truth, I write.... I write at least 120 songs every album I do, so... I can do the box set, just giving them any two songs.

So I'm leaving $ony, a free agent... owning half of $ony, I own half of $ony's Publishing... And I'm leaving them, and they... they're very angry at me, because I, I just... I just did good business, you know.

So the way they get revenge is to try and destroy my album. But I've always said, you know... art, good art, never dies.
Thank you."
~ Michael Jackson, 2002 ~