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Top Sites Tuesday Meme – Your Favorite Holiday Music!

December 9, 2009 9 comments

Cool meme this Tuesday – so I’m joining! 🙂

I can’t say it’s my ‘favorite’ holiday music, but listening to the Jackson 5’s ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’ sure brings back one fond memory for me.

I was in the second grade and our new ‘progressive’ English teacher had a ‘radical’ idea for a Christmas play. Instead of doing the traditional baby Jesus in a manger story, our teacher wrote up a completely ‘modern’ treatment about class inequality (and other social issues that escape me now) that somehow by-passed the censors (i.e. the nuns – yup, I was in a Catholic girls’ school). The details are foggy to me now, but I do remember my part – I played the bad guy – a meanie of a social-worker who was going to take away the kids from their poor parents on Christmas Day. It was my first (and last) big role on stage, and my mother had dressed me in a totally inappropriate pink dress with a ruffled skirt. My mom remembers the play as ‘fantastic’, my older sister says it was a ‘hot mess’ with no one remembering all their lines. Whatever.

Anyway, the way I remember it, we were totally amazing and the audience loved us, and we ended the play with a rousing rendition of yes, the Jackson 5’s ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’ (the whole point of this post). Listening to it now brings me back to that excited little girl back in second grade.

So, how about you? What’s your favorite? Or the song that brings back memories?

P.S. The whole album ‘JACKSON 5 – CHRISTMAS COLLECTION‘ is kinda like a little treasure now. Listening to Michael singing ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town’, ‘Up On The House Top’ or ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ (seriously, as far as I’m concerned, no one else can top that) … there’s a little bit of heaven there. There’s also pain in my heart for the little boy that was. RIP Michael…


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MTV Coverage Plus Adam Lambert & Katy Perry @ ‘This Is It’ Premiere

October 28, 2009 1 comment

Update : Oh, thank you MTV for that video showing more Michael Jackson rehearsal clips! And just had to post this glowing review of the movie! Review: ‘This Is It’ a homage to Jackson greatness (AP)

“This Is It” is a beautifully made, loving tribute that gives Michael Jackson what he so desperately wanted — affirmation that he indeed was the greatest entertainer of our time.

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So, Adam Lambert is at the ‘This Is It’ Premiere – his music video for ‘Time For Miracles’ (2012) is premiering before the movie, so that makes sense. (ETA : apparently, only the 2012 trailer that includes Adam singing was shown, not the actual music video – maybe the video will be shown in regular screenings?) Surprised that he brought Katy Perry as his date though… would’ve loved to see his boyfriend Drake in designer duds for once… I’ll add media (interviews, photos) as they appear… so check back!

From MTV:

And at the red-carpet premiere of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” Lambert shared with us just how the King of Pop inspired him. “Michael wasn’t afraid of just being himself,” he said. “Michael didn’t conform to one style of music. He did his own thing. That’s the thing that makes me tick.”

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Update: Even MORE videos of Katy Perry & Adam Lambert after the jump! Including Bonus! DAVID COOK and Michael Jackson Rehearsal Clip
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Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Sneak Peak – ‘Smooth Criminal’ Rehearsal

October 27, 2009 1 comment

This is another sneak peak from the movie/docu ‘This Is It’ which was shown on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This clip shows Michael Jackson rehearsing ‘Smooth Criminal’. Even holding back for rehearsals, Michael still had the moves…

This Is It‘ opens October 28 worldwide. Can’t wait!

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Entertainment Weekly’s Coverage of Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Last Dance

His tragic death last June shook the world. Now Michael Jackson is returning to the stage – and the screen – thanks to some revealing raw footage, a director he trusted, and the resurrecting power of his adoring fans. A first look at and exclusive photographs of the making of This Is It and the precarious last days of a pop culture legend.
By Josh Rottenberg

It’s a great issue, very well written by Josh Rottenberg, and with really good pictures – I’m buying a copy. You should too.

After the jump, susie (mediocrechick) from ONTD managed to get some scans to share before we all buy our copies 🙂

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Michael Jackson Rehearsal – Human Nature

October 17, 2009 1 comment

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This clip of Michael Jackson’s rehearsal for ‘Human Nature’ is now streaming on Michael Jackson.Com.

Even just rehearsing, Michael sounds so good! Sigh. What could have been…

Michael Jackson’s This Is It is in theaters October 28th. The album, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, is a companion piece to the Michael Jackson’s This Is It Movie and features the music that inspired the film, demo recordings and two versions of the previously unreleased song, “This Is It”.

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Michael Jackson – This Is It (World Premiere)

October 12, 2009 1 comment

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“This Is It” is finally HERE! Now streaming on MichaelJackson.Com!

Now Streaming, New Michael Jackson Song “This Is It” – Exclusively Available On Forthcoming Album

The album, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, is a companion piece to the Michael Jackson’s This Is It Movie and features the music that inspired the film, demo recordings and two versions of the previously unreleased song, “This Is It”.

CD Available Worldwide October 26 & 27. Vinyl available November 10th.

ETA : I think the world trying to listen in has frozen the stream … anyway, here’s an embedded MP3 clip for those of you for whom the video won’t play… (and a DL link for a web rip MP3 for those who want “This Is It” on rotation on their iPods now, but be sure to buy the real thing on Oct 26!)

ETA 2 : Read this interesting article on the NY Times – New Michael Jackson Music Gets Midnight Release By BEN SISARIO

Based on a tape Mr. Jackson left behind containing only his piano and vocals, a full arrangement was built, complete with swelling strings and his brothers’ backup vocals. The song is to run during the closing credits of the new Jackson film, perhaps not coincidentally called “This Is It.”

If “This Is It” is any guide, the provenance of leftover Jackson songs might be difficult to establish. It is not clear when the song was written or recorded, Mr. Stringer said, and Sony originally believed that the tape was made around the time of Mr. Jackson’s 1991 album “Dangerous.” But it could have been much earlier, perhaps even as early as the album “Off the Wall,” from 1979.

“We just found the song,” Mr. Stringer said. “It was titled ‘This Is It.’ It was in a box, and we listened to it.”

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Preview – 45 Seconds of Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’

October 11, 2009 3 comments

** The entire song ‘This Is It’ is now streaming here **

A 45-second preview of Michael Jackson’s posthumous single got leaked to YouTube. Listen to the clip!

“This is it
Here I stand
In the light of the world
Love is grand
And this love
I can feel
And I know
Yes, for sure
It is real”

What do you think? Me? I refuse to critique Michael Jackson – I’ll just buy whatever’s on offer… Kinda like with Freddie Mercury – you just take whatever crumbs they find for release…

UNRELEASED MICHAEL JACKSON SONG “THIS IS IT” TO BE UNVEILED at MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 12TH ON MICHAELJACKSON.COM

At the stroke of 12 a.m. (midnight) EST on October 12th, a never-before released song from Michael Jackson – a single entitled “This Is It” – will be unveiled to the world on www.MichaelJackson.com. “This Is It,” a brand new song, marks yet another exciting moment in music history for one of the world’s most revered artists; featuring backing vocals by Michael’s brothers The Jacksons, the song plays during the closing sequence of Sony Pictures’ forthcoming film MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT and is on the 2-disc CD set Michael Jackson’s This Is It, which is the stand-alone companion to the motion picture. The single artwork – a new photo of Michael taken recently at his Staples Center rehearsals – will also be disclosed.

Later this month, Sony Music Entertainment’s Columbia/Epic Label Group will release the two-disc album Michael Jackson’s This Is It internationally on October 26th and North America on October 27th to coincide with the worldwide release of the motion picture, which arrives in theaters on October 28th and runs for a limited two-week engagement.

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Download the Michael Jackson Memorial Program

July 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Those in attendance at the Staples Center for Michael Jackson’s Memorial received a beautiful memorial program.

Copies are being sold on eBay now. But you shouldn’t have to pay out just to see it – a kind soul has provided fans with HQ PDF downloadable copies. Click here to download.

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