As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.
"If you could give one piece of advice to other kids, what would it be?"
"God is real and he can do miracles."
FESTIVE BS: Wow! I wish I understood this when I was young.
and that’s why you don’t go around fixing people
and that’s why you don’t give up pieces of yourself to make someone else whole
We do this more than we think. Sometimes we reject those who have helped us the most. Other times, we help those who allow their egos to hide their humilities.
someONE FUCKING MAKE THAT TEDDY BEAR HAPPY BEFORE I CHOKE BECAUSE I HAVE TEARS BRIMMING MY EYES HELP ME
it may take time but there is someone waiting to hold your handMy tears
I’ve reblogged this already but I love it.
The first time I blogged this he was broken and alone. Now he has love :’)And in comes the Afro- woman to save the day… :-)
Via 18° 15' N, 77° 30' W
am i the only one who thought this was pre-famous khloe and kim kardashian
I would shit myself. Honestly.
Fake it ’til you become it: How your body language shapes who you are
In a talk at TEDGlobal 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy offered a free, low-tech lifehack: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life.
Above, designers from the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante illustrated some of the points Cuddy makes about body language (You can see the image in all its wonderful detail here.) and its impact on how we feel. Take a look … and stand up straight.
by Yann Couedor
I wanna buy the R Kelly and Chris Rock ones and the Bernie Mac too
Gotta get bob and pac