Album reviews : Michael Jackson family now and his top albums: It’s strange, too. For instance, at the time of Jackson’s death, people kept saying to one another, “I can’t believe he’s gone.” When had anyone seen him? Save for headlines or tabloids, Jackson spent most of his time during the ’00s out of the spotlight. Even when he released 2001’s highly underrated Invincible, he made little to no appearances. Sure, Sony botched any plans on promotion, but it was nothing a world tour wouldn’t have solved. That’s why the release of Michael, Jackson’s first posthumous effort, feels relatively similar. The interest is there, but the icon isn’t.
He wasn’t alone. His longtime competition Prince sought to re-connect in a similar fashion, forming the New Power Generation with rapper, Tony M. Released just one month before* Dangerous*, the purple one’s Diamonds and Pearls* *exists as a companion piece, documents of blurring eras. As ’80s pop gave way to ’90s hip-hop, they sought to find their place in the re-configured landscape. Except while Prince predictably constructed his own insular unit, Jackson looked outwards to Riley, the hottest producer of the moment. Meanwhile Jackson’s sister Janet had recently delivered a hard-stomping R&B-pop classic in 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Its influence on her older brother was so great that he even asked Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to produce Dangerous. Out of loyalty to Janet, they turned him down. According to his engineer, Bruce Swedien, Michael was searching for something “very street that young people would be able to identify with.” See more info at Michael Jackson Daughter.
An important reason for writing this trilogy is that I want the world to know that I am not obsessed with my blood tie to Michael Jackson. I also want to make clear that I fully understand how difficult it must be for thousands of fans to accept that I am his daughter. With my books, I hope to present the possibility that he started to show odd behavior because he had had a secret daughter from the age of seventeen – not an easy situation for someone like him! For me, I have let go of all the pain and remember only the good things about him. He is gone, and he was truly a gift from god. I feel sorry for Michael Jackson because he had a bad life. R.I P., I love you always. Thank you for what you have taught me about life.
Got to Be There (1972): Chances are most of y’all haven’t even HEARD this album. Correct that oversight immediately. Now, Michael’s solo debut certainly doesn’t have the glitz you’d expect from a guy known for his bedazzled socks but give him a break – his first attempt to break away from his Jackson 5 roots sees him coming into his own sound. And man, his angelic voice instantly turns heads. Michael’s reliance on covers hurts this set just a bit but he handles them all so expertly that it’s hard to consider them a detriment. Listen to this set and you’ll immediately realize why this kid was destined to be a legend. Forgotten Favorites: “Rockin’ Robin,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Girl Don’t Take Your Love From Me”.
People like to say you are mentally ill if they cannot handle the truth about something or someone. In this case that would be the truth about Michael Jackson and me, Mocienne Elizabeth. They worship artists like they are Gods and drop them like hot bricks when they become big stars. The lives of artists have shown that their stardom is an illusion that makes us want to rise above ourselves.
For our portuguese visitors:
Em 2010, eu acabei por ser um tema para os media internacionais, após eu ter feito um pedido ao tribunal americano para fazer um teste de DNA com o agora falecido artista Michael Jackson. A indústria do entretenimento pensou que era uma história estranha, o que fez com que pessoas de vários websites e jornais dissessem que eu estava errada. O tabloide americano TMZ, como muitos outros tabloides estrangeiros, tentou entrevistar-me.
Naquele momento, pensei que todos me iam etiquetar como sendo uma pessoa louca. Poderia até me custar a minha empresa, Thuiszorg Ernestine BV, após terem nas mãos as imagens que pretendiam. Uma importante razão para escrever esta trilogia é que eu quero que o mundo saiba que eu não estou obcecada com a minha ligação de sangue ao Michael Jackson. Eu também quero deixar claro que compreendo perfeitamente o quão difícil deve ser para milhares de fãs aceitarem que eu sou filha dele. Leia mais detalhes neste site http://www.mociennepetitjackson.pt/.
Com os meus livros, eu espero apresentar a possibilidade de que ele começou a mostrar um comportamento estranho porque ele tinha uma filha secreta desde os dezassete anos – uma situação difícil para alguém como ele!