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M!…Music to listen to when you’re in the garden Or when u counting your sheep at nite…
August 5th, 2018 at 11:19 am
So sweet of you AM but I’d rather stay awake to one of my favourite bands ever!
August 5th, 2018 at 12:07 pm
Ill put this in the off topic thread, just wanted to say to my fellow Rafa fans Okie, Giles etc, that my managers son was on holiday recently, and he happened to run into Rafael Nadal and had his picture taken with Rafa and Xisca, and that Rafa was really nice and a perfect gentleman, he also told Rafa that one of my mums work colleagues is a huge besotted fan of his lol ;-), sorry just wanted to share this with my fellow Rafa fans ….
August 5th, 2018 at 2:42 pm
M!…I should have known!!..Hehehe…
August 5th, 2018 at 10:54 pm
Don’t apologise Mystic, “off topic” is exactly the place for such news. Bet you are sooooo jealous…;)
August 6th, 2018 at 2:20 am
M-Willow!…..REALLLLYYYYYY????Well….what r u waiting for sis???Upload the pic on FB now!!!
August 6th, 2018 at 3:42 am
Rafa Nadal……off topic???? NEVER!! Lol……….. Mystic Willow, lovely story and thanx for sharing!!
August 6th, 2018 at 10:20 am
I Will Andi Mira when he gets back from his break …..
Margot i certainly am lol ….
Okie lol didnt know where to post such news its fantastic ….
August 6th, 2018 at 12:01 pm
All I know is Evan Chandler was a piece of s***e and Michael Jackson’s father should’ve been imprisoned for child cruelty.
August 9th, 2018 at 9:52 am
margot you must have read up on him. Really a tragedy when all said and done.
Trial was one thing, his life story: amazing.
August 9th, 2018 at 1:15 pm
Michael Jackson was a talented but weird dude. Who does knife work on their nose to look like “Tinkerbell”? Far out, man! He almost did not have a nose………Word was out that he bleached his skin to look white but then it was also said he had a skin disorder. I can’t recall the medical term for it. So who knows, you can read anything….. real news or “fake” news…….that is the question, no. ??? LOL! 🤔🤔🤔🤔
August 9th, 2018 at 3:14 pm
“Who does knife work on their nose to look like “Tinkerbell”?”
Besides, look at his Dad. For sure he didn’t want that. But agreed, he should have stopped around the BAD album.
“Word was out that he bleached his skin to look white but then it was also said he had a skin disorder.”
Yep another “Fake News” media lie. Truth: He had a condition called “vitiligo, a skin pigmentation disease” noted via CNN. Found it in his autopsy. He used a bleaching agent to even out his skin.
Ok, I don’t disagree the guy had his weird side( keep in mind he was a SupersStar at 8-9 years old, so I think we all would grow up a little “weird”), but has an adult performer, he was pushing the envelope in music and entertainment. Dancing, appearance and music. And a lot of other performers followed him.
One small trivia note many don’t know. Of all the songs he created, he did not play any instruments( I believe the one time he played a piano part in a demo that got released, he repeatedly just hit two notes, lol ). When a song came into his head, he had the ability to make the sounds he wanted to hear by making the sounds of the instruments, even instruments in an orchestra. He would often record those sounds for the musicians and tell them to play…… that. I mean, who does….. that? :)
August 9th, 2018 at 7:31 pm
August 10th, 2018 at 2:50 am
@skeeze, when you speak about his life story being amazing, do you mean there is some kinda documentary or book regarding it? Btw MJ was my favourite celebrity when growing up. He was a genius. I still remember the shock when I learned about his demise.
August 10th, 2018 at 3:31 am
Skeezer: I worked for the Vitiligo Society when I was in London
and one of the Board who had the condition knew MJ in that connection. She was also on the English Committee that approved, or otherwise the use of skin products in relation to vitiligo and other skin conditions.
Overall, vitiligo sufferers were highly sensitive and phone calls to the Society for help were heart-rending, especially when the condition affected their face.
August 10th, 2018 at 4:24 am
Start here: “Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009 By J. Randy Taraborrelli ”
There are many others, just stay away from those that are fan based written, they get to adoring and not enough about the real stories.
This is another great book, wouldn’t read it though until after Randy’s book above.
“Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days”
It’s mostly about the last year with his kids, written by his bodyguards at the time. Very insightful about the man.
Both n Amazon. various medium reads. $8-15
Yes Mozart :). Best book ever in reading how the man created the music:
Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson By Joseph Vogel
It’s only available on HC @$20. But to me was well worth it.
Thanks for sharing that. Actually my father staring getting it in his legs later in life, no bleaching required. He was Irish :)
August 10th, 2018 at 9:47 am
Skeezer: Getting it on the legs being male, not as bad as the face – it’s usually less obvious on fairish skins – still, it is never welcome and it is an odd condition – a lot of women with similar heritage covered their faces with thick tan make-up and suffered continuously from inferiority complexes.
Ah well…counting one’s blessings.
August 10th, 2018 at 11:47 am
Propofol and pedophilia do not a great story make.
A dirty phone call to a 13 year old Terry George is not a tiny story of his pedophilia.
Terry George was very wealthy. He didn’t get payoffs.
Michael Jackson had a boy doll in his bed before he cried for Propofol.
Then, he killed himself. Jacko was no victim.
Debbie Rowe also was manipulated
to take him to another “drug dealer” doc for Propofol. He was butthurt because he paid liars such as himself to sleep in his bed and was exposed in court…
Boys were not all pure and innocent angels.
He tried to meet 12 year old murderers Venables & Thompson because he wanted to hug them and support them after their “mistake”. Lisa Marie Presley stopped him from hugging the killers. She wasn’t Jacko’s lover. She was there to stop his pedophilia and payoffs to drug dealers (docs). She even admitted she wasn’t sure if he loved her romantically. She became a bigger drug addict after meeting him again in the 1990s. Aaron Carter also learned to smoke marijuana at Pedoland.
Jackson drank liquor and injected massive amounts of drugs. He had Propofol since the 1990s. Don’t cry about any injury. Don’t excuse his behavior when he agreed to be responsible for 3 kids.
August 12th, 2018 at 10:43 am
Well, when the word pedophile is brought up.,..there is zero tolerance in my books. All the MJ hoopla was very suspicious, guilty or not. I worked in the judicial system for 30 years and do believe strongly in innocent until proven guilty…….Having said that……Back In the good old days the place to do your laundry had the early wringer type machine. Those things kept the moms very busy. The man who owned the laundry happened to be a dirty old man, his house was next door and he took me there to get me some candy. I was 4 yrs old and he sexually molested me. It happened only one time. I only have just come out about this in the last few years. I was sharing it with a life long friend and she said she was molested by her grandfather….I said no wonder you have an angry side. So sorry if I can’t get on MJ praise train…. if there was one chance in a billion he did inappropriate things to a young child…..well, it breaks my heart right in half…..Don’t know if he did or didn’t, but what kid wouldn’t want to go to a mini Disneyland?? It’s akin to a spiderweb…..I never said he wasn’t a great entertaininer and will admit he had a super goofy Dad…….end of my story……One more thing….Sissy and her nose?? Well if she wanted to look like Tinkerbell….she’s a weirdo too…but also very good at her craft……
August 12th, 2018 at 10:46 am
Okie thanks for sharing your experience, i know it couldnt have been very comfortable for you to talk about, hubby had an uncomfortable experience with his grandmother too as a small child, i agree on the whole MJ thing too, it was rather creepy from the word go ….
August 12th, 2018 at 11:41 am
Unfortunately, it’s opinions like yours that unfairly fan these flames. I can read between your lines. If you invested time to read the facts, about the csse, his life, you would more than likely feel ashamed of your position about the man. Pedophilia is disgusting and should be dealt with harshly. But this isn’t your guy. It’s always easy to say where there is smoke there is fire, but thank God for the legal system to protect all who deserve their right to have a fair trial. They had 14 times to prove he was guilty, and xould not get a conviction. The DA said he was done and the “jury has spoken”. No appeal. Innocent.
August 12th, 2018 at 1:58 pm
Okie: Horrific. Yours is a story that deserves to be exposed..obviously this not the place to pursue it – however you may not wish to – but perhaps you could write it up…even if you are not seeking to go to public print.
August 12th, 2018 at 2:22 pm
Legal system? The one that let O.J. go free?
Stupid jury didn’t care about DNA evidence after Nicole and Ron were destroyed.
JACKO loved O.J. and invited him to Pedoland.
According to Kit Culkin’s book, Jacko brought little Mac Culkin to his hotel beds, without permission from Mac’s family.
I don’t care if the families of the boys were bad. Jacko was a proven liar and pedo.
August 12th, 2018 at 2:28 pm
Yes very sorry that happened to you :(
August 12th, 2018 at 2:59 pm
Thanks Skeezer. My greatest fear in sharing this was that no one would believe me. After all people on this forum don’t know the “real” Janis Johns Rowsey. It could be a fabricated story, for all you all know…..but it wasn’t. I drive by the old house occasionally… it still stands but the laundry is gone and so is the dirty old man. This happened in 1949, but still very fresh in my mind. I never told my parents….. he told me not to, it was “our” secret….so typical…..
@Mystic – Willow….Thank you, I appreciate it so much. Yes, my friend, zero tolerance!!
August 12th, 2018 at 4:46 pm
@JK…. Thanks…. It’s a touchy subject for me….and I can’t help it…….
August 12th, 2018 at 5:00 pm
@Skeezer…. I had not scrolled up and read your comment at 1:58. before I thanked you, So I’m a fanner of flames???? Whatever you think. I’m not sure your “sorry” was heartfelt. You might be having reservations regarding my dirty old man..,,..there was no smoke there either…..but it happened……my Mom had not one clue what happened to me.in the house next door, This overall subject makes me want to hurl!!!
August 12th, 2018 at 5:22 pm
Okie: My arms are around you.
There was an incident in my life that almost engulfed me – my husband and close friends were concerned about my sanity …it wasn’t sexual…in the middle of the night I sat in a yoga position in the lounge – my two Alastians asleep on the open porch door. I “went” so deep that when the dogs stepped inside they hesitated, looked at each other and did not step towards me until I “came” back – from then on I returned to myself, began to eat and sleep normally and was able to resolve the situation.
I mention this – because deep trauma needs to be resolved and I want you to think about what might help put yours behind you. Excuse my intrusion.
August 12th, 2018 at 6:23 pm
@JK….. Wow that’s deep! I don’t know what to say to you about this….. obviously it threw you into a tailspin… glad you got it behind you. I did talk to a counselor….. but this happened in 1949 or possibly 1950. But you know what??? I think this is strange for me to say but it’s the very first memory of my life that I have as a child….my next memory is about a bottle of beer rolling out from under my dad’s seat in his vehicle…he was an alcoholic…but did stop drinking when I was around 5…..But I think I’m a well adjusted person..,, a strong woman in spite of this happening to me.. …so I’m OK!! I’m so sorry you had to go through something so traumatic…. hugs to my TX friend!
August 12th, 2018 at 8:12 pm
@Skeezer….Was justice served in the case of State of California vs O. J. Simpson???
August 12th, 2018 at 8:15 pm
Are you saying those two trials were the remotely simular?
August 13th, 2018 at 1:14 am
OK: It’s terribly sad what happened to you and I’m so sorry. I don’t think you’ve “fanned the flames” but you have “muddied the water.” Your experience neither makes MJ a paedeophile, or exonerates him.
The boy’s father first demanded money from MJ, then injected his son with amyl nitrate. To do that to your own child is beyond belief. He is scum.
In fact the waters are so muddied, doubt if we will ever know the truth.
August 13th, 2018 at 2:39 am
@ Skeezer….. The way these two trials would be similar is the fact that both were found to be not guilty of their respective charges. Just wondering if you thought OJ was actually innocent. I mean we know there are people in prison who are innocent and DNA is proving they were wrongfully imprisioned years after the fact. By the same token I’m also sure there are guilty people who have been found not guilty. I mean it works both ways. I was just curious if you had an opinion on OJs case….A child molestation case vs a murder case…. our laws tell us murder is worse, as that carries the death penalty but I’m not so sure about that…….A child who has been sexually abused has had their life ripped from them too……in a totally different kind of way……Okie
August 13th, 2018 at 3:16 am
@ Margot… Thank you…..I will agree with you on one point, probably won’t evee know the truth……..
I will drop it……
August 13th, 2018 at 3:44 am
Are these comments being delayed because of moderation?? I just now scrolled through the comments again and just now saw Truth’s comment about OJ… I’m thinking I brought his case up first when in fact Truth did……
@ Truth…. I think he’s guilty as sin… but 12 jurors said otherwise…….
August 13th, 2018 at 3:58 am
I know quite a bit about MJ’s life and times(and trial), as I read up on them. OJ I have no idea and really don’t care. Did watch a tv show about it but in my view it does not compare. In Mj”s case there was.no “dna” to find.
“..fact that both were found to be not guilty of their respective charges.”
That is the only fact.
Look the guy was innocent on 14 charges decided bu a jury chise by both sides.
It’s a shame that a few still want to harp on the mans innocence, kot his brillance in music and dance.
August 13th, 2018 at 11:15 am
@Skeezer… ..Just now saw this. Thanks for your reply…..curious about your thoughts on OJ since you both lived in California and he’s a famous athlete. If the glove don’t fit, acquit……the most famous line ever delivered during a closing argument…….it worked!! Sometimes juries miss the mark…..not saying they did in either one of these trials….but it
happens. Did you read John Grisham’s book “The Innocent Man”? That trial took place at the courthouse where I worked. DNA set Dennis Fritz and Ronnie Williamson free. I’m not an advocate of innocent people being sent to prison, nor am I happy that sometimes the guilty go free….
I kept up with both trials,…but tbh OJs stayed with me longer since it was televised. If MJ’s trial was televised I didn’t watch it. Appreciate the feedback. Okie
August 15th, 2018 at 4:10 am
Your welcome. If your ever in Vegas don’t miss the show “Michael Jacksons’ One.” Wether your a fan or not diesn’t matter. It’s a fantastic show done by cirque du soleil. A lot of fun ;)
August 15th, 2018 at 9:46 am
Both oj and Jacko were pathological liars. Oj said the killer was there because Nicole was a drug addict. He beat her til she was swollen & purple. Obviously oj & mj were psychopaths and got together at Pedoland. Even oj stated that mj wasn’t in love with women.
Jacko insisted that he shared beds with boys because he behaved “Jesus-like. I didn’t know “Jesus” endorsed Jacko’s dirty phone call to Terry George. Wealthy Terry wasn’t paid by anyone.
Jacko looked like a zombie with his pants’ zipper down when he supposedly cared about singing in front of his family & Mac Culkin. Liz Taylor kept saying she was ok with his behavior. She was just an enabler of pedophilia and drug abuse. She was no friend. He didn’t take drug rehab seriously. MJ took his kids to Klein’s dermatology clinic to get a lot of painkillers and useless nose reconstruction. He also had Propofol sedative which he paid Murray to steal from the hospital. Sedative abuse eventually killed the person/criminal.
August 15th, 2018 at 1:09 pm
Skeezer ….. I’m open to watching impersonators….. they are generally amazing! There was group that came to my town who impersonated the Beetles They were OTT. Michael Jackson was an awesome entertainer. I loved to watch him dance……..still a strange guy but a talented strange guy! Oh and I read all about the trial on Wiki last night and it refreshed my memory somewhat……I do remember now how the children changed their stories….which throws up reasonable doubt…. the extortion…..disgruntled ex-employees…. on and on….. but he placed himself in a very precarious situation, me thinks…….Thanks for taking the time to answer me! Okie
August 15th, 2018 at 1:25 pm
This ahow there are no impersonaters. Won’t give it away too much but you’ll see the real MJ.
Agree he put himself in harms way of suspicion.
August 15th, 2018 at 1:48 pm
^^^^^Ok…..the real Michael Jackson?? Scratching my head?? I will Google it and see what I can find out….
Yes he did put himself in harms way. You must be a real fan of his. I loved him when he was a little boy with the Jackson 5………If I ever get to Vegas again I will definitely try to see the show. The National Finals Rodeo is on my bucket list…… but seeing Rafa live is my number one thing I’ve got to get checked off……..first things first!! Lol
August 15th, 2018 at 2:55 pm
He had so many noseless feminine looks & female voices that only some boys adored.
Which nose could a computer generated cartoon Jacko copy?
A mutilated Jacko impersonator that recorded himself in computers in order to be shown on stage, didn’t look like him.
Most people definitely don’t like him all because he was a proven liar and criminal. His mother admitted in court that he lied a lot. This is the same mom who said Joe Jackson had the right to beat and pound their son to the ground because it was still not too brutal.
August 15th, 2018 at 4:55 pm
Picking up the thread about Margaret Court:
Who said she doesn’t have the right to voice her opinion? She has every right to voice it, and I have every right to find her repellent for it, and to hope her record falls.
For my part, I don’t think calling transgender kids the work of the devil is the kind of “moral value” society needs. She calls herself a Christian, yet betrays Christ’s own principles, which reserved contempt for the rich and powerful, not those beleaguered by the judgment of “society.”
August 16th, 2018 at 8:10 am
BBB Well said, couldnt agree more, but lets wait for the acid bath lol ….
August 16th, 2018 at 8:37 am
Truth; there are so many “un truths” in your MJ posts I don’t know where to begin. Obviously you read the tabloids for “truth”. Why bother? Good idea, I won’t. Ugh.
August 16th, 2018 at 9:30 am
skeeze: anyone who calls themselves “Truth” has got to be a supreme ironist, or a supreme self-delusionist. Take your pick.
August 16th, 2018 at 10:25 am
So “true” Margot. ;)
August 16th, 2018 at 11:45 am
Don’t know why people who are my fans need to introduce themselves as mums. It does NOT elevate your stature.
August 20th, 2018 at 12:03 pm
Margot: A lady suffering from a severe mobility condition has received listed building permission to replace access to her New Town house via a £100,000 one-off design. The street looks like Broughton Place. Just sharing….
September 6th, 2018 at 9:08 am
Wowee Kath, She must love her flat very much to spend so much dosh on it. Mind you it’s an incredibly convenient place to live. I imagine that’s quite unusual. The council is quite strict I believe. I think old buildings are quite tricky to mess around with. My friends did loads of internal renovations and lo and behold the new bathroom leaked into the down below flat causing endless problems that were not easily solved.
September 6th, 2018 at 9:57 am
Margot: Your friends may know her/or witnessed the replacement to the front door entrance – if my identification of the street is correct. (The lady said it took all her savings).
September 6th, 2018 at 11:08 am
Anybody suffered weather conditions?
Today dare not travel: Lost power/one wooden gate shattered/my big bin travelled down the street twice/2 slates off roof/one decking strip lifted and has vanished/sea came over sea wall/….
Ah well – it has moved on – everyone keep safe if it heads your way.
September 19th, 2018 at 6:14 pm
Hey…U guys r okay over there?JK,MW,M?U guys take care okay?I mean it!
September 19th, 2018 at 6:33 pm