"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 molds 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." -Michael Jackson
"My main love for what I do is the admirers. I love the fans. Like when I´m doing a show and see the fans out there dancing and screaming, excited, and we´re bringing joy to them, that´s what I love most. And it´s just the greatest feeling in the world. You´re up there and you´re giving them that energy and that love and they´re just throwing it back at you. And it´s great. And that´s my main love, the stage and making those admirers happy."
“We had him.”
A rare original black and white print of the Jackson 5 by the noted celebrity and fashion photographer Johnny Rozsa. The photograph features a young Michael Jackson and his brothers Jackie, Tito, Randy, and Marlon. This fine print is one of from an edition of 5 prints offered for at the exhibition at the Christopher Henry Gallery (NYC) in November2010 presented concurrently with the publication of Rozsa’s first monograph, UNTOUCHED, published by Glitterati. That collection of 160 never-before-seen untouched photographs of the biggest names in Hollywood featured such stars as Robert Mitchum, Susan Sarandon, the Jackson family, Grace Jones, Halle Berry, Rick James, Boy George, and a special section dedicated to the legendary Leigh Bowery. I contacted Rozsa by email and Rozsa emailed back and stated that the print was from “a limited edition of five and it was part of an exhibition I had in October 2010 at the Christopher Henry Gallery” (NYC). He offered to sign the work (an offer which I suspect he might possibly honor with the work’s new owner). The image, in excellent condition with no damage, measures 14” x 14” (full image 20” x16” ) and is in its original 21 ¼” x 17 ¼” . The print is guaranteed to be original, and a copy of the correspondance will be included in the sale.(Source).
michael jackson’s performance at the billboard awards
i DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE. Like of course I am happy to see them promoting the new album on such a big show, and its incredible that they gave him such a big segment of the show. And I love that they did ‘Slave To the Rythmn’
my jamBut it is also this awful reminder that we have this ‘hologram’/digital/recreation of MJ instead of the real man. It just drives that home so…completely and its heartbreaking. Plus why did they choose a hologram/avatar/whatever that was like 1991 MJ? Why not TII MJ? It just…left emotional.
One of the things he use to like to do was come by my house sometimes if we didn’t work, like we didn’t stay in the studio all day but he’d do something and I’d drop him off at 6 or something ..then he’d circle round back a couple of hours later, he’d come to my house and say ‘Where are the kids?’ I’d say ‘They’re asleep upstairs, we just got them to lay down and be quiet, read them stories ..’Can I just go up and look?’ .. ‘Yeah, but don’t wake anybody up’. In three minutes there was a pillow fight up there, the kids were yelling and screaming, and he was you know .. and then he’d walk downstairs and, you know I have hyperactive kids and I go ‘Michael, I told you. Why did you do that, now I have to ..’ and he’d laugh! He had a laugh that was SO loud ..you now and he’d walk right out the door. That was his sole purpose to come and wake those kids up, he thought that was the funniest thing in the world.