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Happy New Year people! With a new year comes fresh news so here we go.
Our beloved King's favourite sister Janet Jackson has very recently become a mother for the first time! The popstar aged 50, welcomed her first child last Tuesday, the 3rd of January 2017, with her 42-year-old Qatari husband Wissam Al Mana(Pictured above), whom she married in 2012.
The newest addition to the Jackson family, a baby boy, has been named Eissa Al Mana. Personally I am hugely interested in baby names, and I am just loving Janet and Wissam's choice for their son. What's really interesting is that the name 'Eissa' actually comes from dual origins. It is a Hebrew name meaning 'salvation' or 'God is salvation', plus it is also a variation of the Arabic name for Jesus, which is Isa.
While many people are congratulating and sending in their wishes for the new family, I would also like to point out that Janet's big brother Michael, would have been overjoyed at the prospect of becoming an uncle again, if he were here. Nonetheless, I imagine he'll be celebrating up there!
A big hi to all you guys! As you know, today is a very special day.
Well all of you fans who don’t know, shame on you.
Anyway I’m too happy to slap all of you guilty ones so I’ll just be continuing with my fabulous post. I mean the day is so special it’s like, sacred. (What? Of course he’s a saint.)
Any who, it is my great honor to present to you all, some of the King’s greatest short films! Sure, you might already know about them, but I insist, go back to those and relive some of the greatest moments you get to see a master at work! Plus it’s an awesome way to honor him really!
Take a look at some of ‘em masterpieces below:
Moonwalker - Released in 1988, Moonwalker is a masterpiece anthology film. Merged in are retrospective pieces of his greatest works, snippets from his childhood, an array of his awards, his tours, and of course, some of us crazy fans! This is the must-watch of all time.
I began the journey to my fandom with this short film, and rewatching it just takes me straight back to the good ol' days!
Thriller - What is even there to say? Thriller is no doubt, the King of music video creativity. They say everyone imitates the master, and the result somehow turns out to be junk. I mean have you seen Tyga's Dope'd Up?? Don't bother. It's an abomination in the name of a parody.
Thriller is just crazy influential. There's a reason J.K. Rowling excluded zombies from her Harry Potter series. According to her, "I'm part of the "Thriller' generation; to me, a zombie will always mean Michael Jackson in a bright red bomber jacket."
We know what you mean, Jo. WE know.
Michael Jackson's Ghosts - Why watch this when you have Thriller? Well, cuz Ghosts is a dose of imagination mixed with MJ's own life experiences. The way he is ridiculed by the Mayor and townsfolk, unveils a mirror reflection to how he is treated by the media. Every aspect of the film holds a li'l bit about his personality. The sweetest aspect is his love for children and his inner childishness. Which is the main reason he held Peter Pan as his idol.
Live on Mike! We know how you feel! We never wanted to grow up anyway!
This Is It - These are a collection of rehearsals, depicting some of the very last days in the star's life. As a fan, this is one of the most sensitive pieces of work you'll get to see. His every triumph in rehearsing will truly become yours.
I don't watch this often, because I can never sit through without breaking down.
Remember The Time - Why did I include this? Well I wanted to end the post on a happy note. I mean come on, it is hands down WAY better than Katy Perry's Dark Horse. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, or they'll have me to deal with.
Ok so, that about sums it all up. Lastly, I just wanna say thank you MJ. Your music has been there for me from my happiest moments to the most tragic ones. Your legend lives on.
Lots of love on your birthday.
Rest in peace my Lord.
Greetings loyal fans! (active users that is)
Well, if you're getting annoyed by my frequent forum posts, then well, deal with it. ;D
Anyway, back to the topic. See, I recently made an article on the song Slave to the Rhythm. This is the first song page to have audio included, so I thought maybe I should tell you so you could follow the format. Of course you can be creative and put up new headings, so maybe take this article as a pointer, yeah?
So, since I am stark raving crazy about the King, this is obviously not the only thing I will be talking about!
Okay, so lets focus on the song itself. From the lyrics, you can pretty much guess what its all about. There are three popular versions of this song. The original version, the Xscape version and the Audien Remix. While I think the music on all versions sound terrific, the Xscape version wins for me.
Here is the original version.
Here's the Xscape version
And this one is the Audien Remix
So, what do you think? Which version wins for you guys?
And while you're trying to choose between those three, I got another thing I wanted to share with you. :D
You probably know, that since this song is from a posthumous album, it basically can't have a music video. So what? There's actually another way to enjoy this song on visual mode.
See, there's a "live performance" video you can watch from the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Shocked? Well don't be, cuz the King that appeared at the 2014 Awards wasn't exactly a ghost. It was a Pepper's ghost illusion of the King. Now you may find many people confusing a Pepper's ghost with a hologram. Well you can check out the links to see that they are indeed very different.
Anyway, the people who conjured up this little trick are two brothers; Rich and Tone Talauega. They were responsible for the dance moves too, as they were backup dancers for the HIStory World Tour. Directed by Jamie King, not only was the appearance of the King an illusion, but the stage set and the backup dancers were also a result of the Pepper's ghost illusion.
Pretty cool, huh? I mean it was so real, the first time I watched it, I went halfway through the video before realizing something was wrong!
Here, you guys watch it too.
03:58 Michael Jackson - Slave To The Rhythm MJ's live performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Share your thoughts please! I'd love to know what you think, and also don't forget to answer my 1st question!
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. - Muhammad Ali
For all you Ali fans out there, this famous line is probably the most frequent one playing in your head, since his tragic death, only last month.
Well, since this is the first official forum post on this wiki, I wanted to honor the legacies of both Muhammad Ali and Michael Jackson. Did you know, that the Greatest and the King have actually met?
Don't believe me? See for yourselves.
The little King with Muhammad Ali
Ali, with Michael and Marlon
Michael, with Ali and his then-wife Veronica Porché
Meeting the Jackson 5
Hangin' out with the greatest
So you think you can fight?
Muhammad Ali v. The Jacksons!
Sweet Victory, boys
What d'you guys think?