islander Absent Member.
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Re: Michael Jackson dies?

Craig:

I met Michael when he was just a child. I think they were dong a
concert, likely part of a tour for an album, and were in Hawaii. My
then-husband worked for a radio station at the time, and we met the
whole family in their suite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I was
amazed to find we were the only people at the meeting.

When he reached out his little hand to shake mine, all I could think
was that he shouldn't be in a hotel room in Hawaii meeting some adults
that would have absolutely zero influence on his life and success, he
should be out playing in the sun and surf with his brothers and
sisters. I felt so sad for him, in particular, and there seemed to be
a sadness about him.

Then I felt hope years later when he burst again onto the scene in the
early 1980's with some incredible music and dancing. What a talent.
What charisma. His focus was so intense on his performance that you
couldn't help but be drawn into it.

But, as it is with all of us, whatever quirks and issues we don't
resolve early in life just get more and more magnified as we get older
and older, and I guess that's what happened with him, and he took a
step off the reality bus into a world of his own.

And then it was very sad again. I think he lost himself at a young age,
found himself again for awhile, and then lost himself again. So I'm
sad that his life ended in such a way, but hope that his sadness has
finally ended and that he's really in Neverland now.

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Re: Michael Jackson dies?

My wife read (or saw on TV) that the Jackson parents used to force their kids to practice and rehearse for hours and hours and hours every day, even when they cried to not have to. They basically stole their kids' childhoods so they had a chance at fame and fortune when they grew up.

I really felt sorry for the Jackson kids. I hope their parents realized what they did.
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Great story! A few questions/statements

1) Was that radio station where you learned the magic of flourescent light
bulbs?
2) Was that the village on Oahu? That's where I stayed on spring break!
3) I agree with your points. It's funny watching the old videos/songs. He
tries bravado, machismo, and rapper-swagger, but in the end he seems like an
asexual pretender. Like a hormoneless little boy.



"Susan" <nscv.sysop.susan@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
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> Craig:
>
> I met Michael when he was just a child. I think they were dong a
> concert, likely part of a tour for an album, and were in Hawaii. My
> then-husband worked for a radio station at the time, and we met the
> whole family in their suite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I was
> amazed to find we were the only people at the meeting.
>
> When he reached out his little hand to shake mine, all I could think
> was that he shouldn't be in a hotel room in Hawaii meeting some adults
> that would have absolutely zero influence on his life and success, he
> should be out playing in the sun and surf with his brothers and
> sisters. I felt so sad for him, in particular, and there seemed to be
> a sadness about him.
>
> Then I felt hope years later when he burst again onto the scene in the
> early 1980's with some incredible music and dancing. What a talent.
> What charisma. His focus was so intense on his performance that you
> couldn't help but be drawn into it.
>
> But, as it is with all of us, whatever quirks and issues we don't
> resolve early in life just get more and more magnified as we get older
> and older, and I guess that's what happened with him, and he took a
> step off the reality bus into a world of his own.
>
> And then it was very sad again. I think he lost himself at a young age,
> found himself again for awhile, and then lost himself again. So I'm
> sad that his life ended in such a way, but hope that his sadness has
> finally ended and that he's really in Neverland now.
>
> Susan
> Novell Community Chat Moderator
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islander Absent Member.
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Re: Michael Jackson dies?

Craig:

1) No, different one. I worked at that one, didn't work at the first
one.
2) Yes.
3) Yeah.

: )

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Re: Michael Jackson dies?

I'm sure the way they brought up their children has crossed their minds
these past several days...

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Andre Southgate Absent Member.
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Re: Michael Jackson dies?

ukdtom;1815561 wrote:
Just turned up here in Denmark in the news as well.....



Regarding his relations to kids.....

I personally beleaved it was true....and glad that part has come to an
end.....

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I never understood why people gave creendance to those accusations.. Name me one normal parent who believed their kid had been sexually abused, that would trade $20M in cash, to forget the whole thing. As someone with a baby boy due in a few weeks, I can assure you, no amount of money would ever stop me seeing conviction. Not one person called by either party that had ever worked for him, including those who had beef's with him for other reasons, said they had the slightest doubt of his innocence, and you simply can't pay everyone for it. Thirdly, if you worked for MJ and suspected we was doing those things, as a reasonable person would you turn the other cheek? Perhaps 1 person or 2 people in 10 might, but no way could that have been kept a secret.

I do think without doubt that he was criminally stupid for continuing to have kids to his house and in his bed after the first accusations, though I know he did so to make a point, but some points aren't worth making and he was the architect of his own undoing in that instance. Whilst I am a fan, is is not for this reason I believed he was innocent, but rather because logically it made no sense!

He really was tortured soul, but one of the most magnificent talents the world has ever seen, and even though I am quite young, I feel that as we lose these icons, no-one of their calibre is positioned to take their place.
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networkn wrote:

> Whilst I am a fan, is is not for this reason I believed he was innocent,
> but rather because logically it made no sense!


And in the end, we'll never know for certain about this, but we do know that
he was a brilliant musical talent and performer, and from most accounts a
genuinely nice guy.

I can think of nothing sadder in the "human condition" than to be ultimately
judged by the worst thing we have ever done (or have been accused of). I
certainly know that I would not want my worst failing or action to be seen
as my final legacy. There are, of course, some rather heinous human
exceptions, but I don't think MJ was one of them. I'd like to remember him
(and many other people famous to the world, and famous only to me) by the
best things they gave to the world, society, and those they loved.

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Andre Southgate Absent Member.
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dzanre;1818953 wrote:
networkn wrote:


And in the end, we'll never know for certain about this, but we do know that
he was a brilliant musical talent and performer, and from most accounts a
genuinely nice guy.

I can think of nothing sadder in the "human condition" than to be ultimately
judged by the worst thing we have ever done (or have been accused of). I
certainly know that I would not want my worst failing or action to be seen
as my final legacy. There are, of course, some rather heinous human
exceptions, but I don't think MJ was one of them. I'd like to remember him
(and many other people famous to the world, and famous only to me) by the
best things they gave to the world, society, and those they loved.



Wow I don't think I could have found a more eloquent way to have said the same thing, and I agree. I'm with you on the fact I wouldn't want to be judged based on the worst thing I've done or been accused of.

I wonder who our kids will look up to, and be influenced by when our legends are gone. I guess as our parents we need to set the best example and hope it's enough!
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