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Michael Jackson Justice: What Did Michael Jackson and Tracy Chapman Have in Common?

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Did Michael Jackson and Tracy Chapman Have in Common?


Was Tracy Chapman an Oppressed Artist of Faith?




Most artists ever holding chart positions in the industry either know what this was all about, or find out on their way to the top and back out before it is too late.  At the top of the mountain of course, was Michael Jackson.  He could not escape.  

You will read much between here the article I am placing here.  But Tracy Chapman's songs reveal that she also knew.  We know Michael did.  Please see "At The Mouth of the Dragon". 

I will also place this link at the bottom of this article.

Someone commenting on my blog about the lyrics in some of Tracy Chapman’s songs gave me an idea.

I did some research on Chapman and found some very interesting connections that may very well explain the lyrics in some of her songs.

Tracey Chapman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was raised by her mother. Despite not having much money, her mother recognized Tracy's love of music and bought her a ukulele at the age of three. Tracy Chapman began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of eight.  

Chapman was raised Baptist and went to an Episcopalian high school.  She was quickly accepted into the program A Better Chance, which enabled her to attend Wooster School in Connecticut; she subsequently attended Tufts University.  At Tufts she graduated with a B.A. degree in anthropology and African studies.

During college, Chapman began street-performing in Harvard Square and playing guitar in Club Passim and within other coffeehouses in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Another Tufts student, Brian Koppelman, heard Chapman playing and brought Chapman to the attention of his father, Charles Koppelman. Koppelman, who ran SBK Publishing, signed Chapman in 1986. After Chapman graduated from Tufts in 1987, he helped her to sign a contract with Elektra Records.  Source



From the things I have seen and researched, Michael seemed to be in a period of revelation shortly after Lisa Marie, possibly into 2001. I  would say between 1999 and 2001.  I also believe that some of Michael's songs have more than one meaning and convey multiple messages, which is why I am sometimes overwhelmed.  Just like the Bible, when you read it, passages say one thing to you, but SPEAK something else to you when you need it and just happen to read it when you need that particular message.

Likewise, Michael's songs are much like the dreams I've had, where they are pieces of puzzles that have to be put together and you don't exactly get them in the order of the message, or are the songs necessarily in the order they were written on the album.  You have to figure out where the pieces go to get from one point or message to the next. 

 Below are the lyrics (links in song titles) and videos for Tracy Chapman's songs. 

This song so much reminded me of the song “scream” and about the selling of souls.  I was particularly hammered by the verse “Go and sell your soul and keep your shell”.  My first thought the first time I heard this song . . . Does Charles Koppelman have this effect on every artist he runs into, or just black artists of faith?

This song, Tracy sings about the “fiction between you and me”.  Michael’s “Privacy” and “Tabloid Junkie” could hold hands with this song.

Speak the Word, I was unsure if Tracy was singing about coming back to her faith, or just being reminded that love was there.  Michael’s “Speechless” and “You are My Life” were both songs about the origin of love and being “brought back to the light”.

Never Yours Lyrics
This song by Tracy was a rather bittersweet declaration to an entity that she made known did not own her, perhaps a follow up to “Crossroads”.  The lyrics So you say you won, It was a bet, A game of pool or cards, I repay my family´s debt, I let you lie beside me, With no remorse, I´ve been a lot of things, But never yours…” Are rather telling and seem to hover along Michael’s “Unbreakable”, “Money” or “This Time Around”.

These songs above, from Tracey made me want to look deeper into her career.  I did a search on lawsuits and this one showed up under Tracy Chapman’s name.  Source

This lawsuit was filed by Terra Firma, who bought out EMI in 2007.  Terra Firma claimed  that Citibank neglected to inform Terra Firma of other bidders or their terms in the effort to purchase EMI, therefore resulting in Terra paying a fraudulently inflated price for EMI.  

Sounds Like What This Group Did to Michael 

EMI was the company co-founded by both Koppelman (front and center, in pic above) and Bandier. This same couple also were the bidders for the ATV catalog against Michael back in 1985.  Both Koppelman and Bandier bid through their then company SBK, and also as individuals.  Charles Knapp was also involved in this bidding along with Samuel LeFrak, with whom Bandier was related through marriage.  I covered this possible collusion to drive up the price of the catalog on this blog update here.  Source

Reading through the lawsuit linked further up, it looks like those involved with Citibank had an ongoing relationship with EMI and even though other entities had expressed an interest in bidding on EMI, Citibank could earn substantial fees from Terra Firma by driving up the bid for EMI and could only earn these fees if EMI was bought by Terra Firma.  Much like Branca representing both Michael Jackson and Sony, Michael’s label, Citibank was in a position of conflict of interest in representing both EMI and Terra Firma, while benefitting EMI by soliciting other bids without Terra Firma’s knowledge to drive up the price.

Citi conspired even after the purchase, to interfere in Terra Firma’s management of EMI (since they were also now managing the debt of EMI for Terra Firma) by trying to push EMI to the brink of insolvency so it could take over EMI for itself.

Sounds like what Sony and the Koppel-dumpling gang did to Michael’s career to take control of his share of the ATV catalog, doesn’t it?

No More Chances


What does this have to do with Tracy Chapman?  Tracy Chapman was under the EMI umbrella with her label, Elektra Records.  I will post the link here again because it is a very interesting read.  Essentially, Bandier made out like a bandit by the inflating of EMI’s stock price before Terra Firma bought it.  Citibank, representing both EMI and Terra Firma, solicited other bidders to drive up the price, and informing Terra Firma they would lose the company if they didn’t put in their binding bid, as the other companies pulled their bids.

I took note of the timing of all this.  EMI was in financial difficulty right on top of the period of accusation and trial of Michael Jackson.

Which companies also submitted bids?

Cerberus Capital, LLC; Fortress Investment Group, LLC; One Equity Partners, LLC; and Terra Firma.  These bids were opened between April 16 and April 23, of 2007.

Fortress is the group that held collateral for at least two of Michael’s loans; The Mijac loan for Neverland and the ATV loan for the $278 million, which supposedly Branca aka Jackson Estate just refinanced. 

Back to Chapman, I read on and found this write up about her music, which got rave reviews on her first album.  Take note of the songs above which all came from her post debut albums and look at the write ups she got:

“Sales slipped and critics chided Chapman’s lyrical lapse and legendary reticence—with one reviewer even taking exception to the fact that she “posed unsmiling with eyes facing away from the camera” on her album covers. “Chapman’s… voice, with its small but expressive dips and curves, enriches any material it touches, but her material has become a problem,” Gene Santoro wrote in The Nation. “[Her songs] are reduced to … political soundbites or cliches about love and need.” Howard Cohen, writing for Knight-Ridder Newspapers, suggested some of the trouble resulted from her subject matter.”   Source

Funny, they weren’t quite this transparent when describing Michael’s “Invincible” album. 

Then further down, they had this to say with the success of her fourth album:

“her fourth record, the aptly titled New Beginning, and its infectious single, “Give Me One Reason.” Ironically, Chapman had written the song a decade earlier, while still a senior at Tufts. In any event, her concerts were sold out, the album sold 100,000 albums a week, and she even smiled in the photos on the CD jacket.”

Yes, and I’ll just bet the lyrics to “Never Yours” were in the forefront of her mind when she posed for that shot.

Michael’s Invincible CD was his line in the sand . . . his “calling out” of those seeking to control him just as I imagine Chapman’s “Never Yours” was to her label.

As a friend of mine told me, There was a lot of money on the table with Michael’s “Invincible” CD and they walked away.  At that time the industry was taking a real hit financially and they chose to do this??? Yes there was more at stake here then money.

My friend told me, “Michael became an expert at their tactics, he LIVED THEM for decades.”

I have highlighted Michael’s statement on the 2005 Jesse Jackson Radio show interview he gave, describing the “same pattern” with these people. 

You see the same thing going on in the news coverage of the shooting in Arizona and you see the same facebook people wanting to pin it on people like Sara Palin instead of the disturbed individual who pulled the trigger.  The same thing is going on with Michael’s death, and this trial to divert the attention from the people pulling the strings to cover their crime . . . “throwing stones to hide their hands”.  Michael wasn’t stupid.

In our discussion, I told my friend, “I never thought of the album "Invincible" as an ego trip for Michael.  That is the product of press driven misinterpretation and that is also purposeful in wanting to silence or misconstrue the message of the album.  Also  the "Thriller-Killer" Sony speech in London.  The first time I saw that I thought, Michael . . . how could you?  You are just asking for trouble.  But this wasn't ego either.  Look at his face.  He is angry but the whole thing was a publicity stunt as well to PROMOTE THAT ALBUM, and he threw their own negative publicity tactics back in their faces!”


TII - "They Don't Care About Us".  You had the "Karenettes" spouting off anti-war rhetoric, anti-global warming propaganda  (must be nice to claim 2 + 2 = 5 every time "their truth" doesn't add up!).  But look at the video being put together for that song in TII!  An army of 60,000.  Was there a message there?  Was he telling someone “Look . . . I was never alone!”

The first time I saw the video for "Earth Song", I interpreted that film as Michael telling us that God renews . . . toward the end of  that video where everything is coming back to life, and Michael is holding onto the dead trees as God's powerful wind is blowing through and Michael witnesses it all. What a powerful, powerful short film!  No doubt why they wanted Michael blackballed from film making!  No question at all!

Tracy Chapman is one of many artists who went on fighting quietly, again with her music, as Michael has done.  However, Michael took on the burden of a much bigger battle.

It was never about Michael.  Not to him.  And this is why the lyrics of his songs are so very important to listen to.  Other artists like Chapman were also calling out and telling people what was going on, and just as they did with Michael, a simple red line through a critics review in a music magazine is just the beginning of what they do to try to oppress or silence an artist.


Please see "At The Mouth of the Dragon". 



This Time Around?  2 Bad...

31 comments:

  1. Dear Bonnie,
    Thank you for revealing the truth about Chapman.Beautiful songs which I had never heard.These artists go through hell just to save their souls.

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  2. You're welcome Malcy. Their best and most truthful songs get runover by the very industry they are making rich.

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  3. Bonnie,
    I was watching a review of the last decade the other night, and couple of things stood out immediately, in relation to what happened to Michael. Firstly, they were saying that the Noughties was the decade when music sales slumped, right at the start of the decade. This of course is exactly the same timing as the "Invincible" dispute with Sony in 2001. We already know that as music sales became less valuable, music catalogs soared in value, because they could be used by the new technology that was also surging at this time. Hmmmm, another correlation! Another reason to 'sit' on Michael and try and wrestle the catalog from his grasp. Consumers no longer wanted to pay for music, they wanted it for free. Secondly, there was a revival in live gigs, during the last decade, and venues such as the O2 suddenly took off as a venue for them. Hmmmm. The artist formerly known as Prince sold out 21 shows there, after giving away his CD in a newspaper. Again, showing how music sales were worthless, but that the music catalog would still be an earner for gigs, and who else do we know who was due to appear at the O2?
    If Michael's catalogs are in Trusts, then I would not want to be one of their trustees, standing in the way of the BIG S and the BIG B.

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  4. "INVINCIBLE" is an album worthy of onore.
    Each song conveys a message that is waiting to be implemented and put into practice and is a strong message, full of love and anger.
    It is an album of Michael Jackson.
    It is the latest album by Michael Jackson, and as such is a landmark in the history of music.
    I do not know Tracy Chapman but hearing her messages in her songs I think it's a great artist.
    Ciao Bonnie

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  5. Good post Bonnie. I agree that the real issue is a money driven agenda that wants to silence truth on any subject matter regardless of who is hurt in the process. CONTROL!!!!

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  7. Bonnie – what a wonderful review you did about Tracy and the similarities and the meaning of her songs lyrics with Michael. I love her songs and her calm soothing voice. But I have never paid attention on her songs lyrics and what are exactly trying to make aware of her audience.

    I have learned long time a ago not only book authors but also song writers and singers could express what is going on in the society to awaken the people. Especially singers could have many followers around the world, their songs can impact everyone’s life and that is the reason those who think they have entitlement to control the world as you said try to shut them down using every means.

    I have never heard any entertainer in the music world fought hard to expose the vultures as Michael did. How wonderful and successful he would become if many of his fellow artists join him hand in hand. I am not too sure why other artists did not get up in the past and do not even get up now to control their own creative talent instead of letting those corporations took over their own God given talent and manipulate them? What is that they are afraid of? As Michael said, they are no body without the talent of the artists.

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  8. Miss Shae, that video you posted is weird.

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    Thank you Daniela - I like Tracy Chapman. She has deep lyrics framed in an uncomplicated vocal style.

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    @PrincessGlam - I am still trying to piece together what exactly is the deal with that catalog. New Horizon still exists. And you're right. The timing of everything happening and the risk they took financially trying to shut Michael down lead me to believe that this was definitely MORE than just an issue with the catalog. The catalog was a big part of it, but this goes beyond that.

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  9. Mimi said - "How wonderful and successful he would become if many of his fellow artists join him hand in hand. I am not too sure why other artists did not get up in the past and do not even get up now to control their own creative talent instead of letting those corporations took over their own God given talent and manipulate them? What is that they are afraid of? "

    >>> Mimi, what you just said is exactly what is going on with people world-wide, not just in the entertainment business. People don't want to leave their "comfort" zone. They don't want to fight for anything anymore. You stand your ground, you get called a "hater". If you voice dissension against oppression and tierney, you are called a war-monger.

    Nobody wants to fight anymore, and least of all, artists who believe that as long as they have money coming in, it's okay for their label to put a price on their soul and sell it to the highest bidder.

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  10. Great review on Tracey's music and career.

    Back in the 1960's there was a revolution in music with groups and artists speaking out against Governments, war and destructive political agendas across the globe. Governments didn't like it and were angry calling it anti establishment but the musicians overcame, prospered and got their messages out there simply because the music was selling wildly back then - the message was unstoppable.

    It wasn't just rock and pop music but folk music drove the movement with musicians like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Joan Baez and countless others. The peace and love movement greatly influenced our planet at the time which was sadly in need of some balance because of the cold war. Parents were reminded to love and treasure their children and some did not take kindly to this notion. The movement however was successful and a whole generation was born into a new era of harmony. Issues such as racial hatred and intolerance generally were addressed because the time had come and human rights legislation changed the world in which we live now.

    Michael would have been greatly influenced by artists of this generation and it's clear that he wanted to extend the movement to love of humanity and the planet when he wrote much of his music through the 90's and the Invincible era. His music was a vehicle to carry his values and beliefs as with so many other artists and his values and beliefs were healthy, positive and healing.

    Sadly times have changed and so has the music industry but that does not mean that the need to nourish our souls through inspiration and creativity has changed. Hopefully mankind will always aspire to higher enlightenment and the truth will prevail. If not, then why do we all crave the important messages of the Gospel and Buddha and other prophets of peace? Love and goodness refuses to be suppressed - it's impossible.

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  11. Karin said - "Issues such as racial hatred and intolerance generally were addressed because the time had come and human rights legislation changed the world in which we live now."

    >>> THIS has not changed. Back then, you had people that did not want the status quo to change.

    Today, those same people have capitalized on those fears and have used those differences to wedge people apart. They just use the psychology differently.

    Do you know who Caste Sustein is? Did you ever listen to that man talk? How about George Soros? They talk about "people" en masse as if they were somehow "different" than "people". That the "masses" have to be controlled . . . That whole "60's" movement was orchestrated and it started in our colleges.

    You are right about them (meaning the Soros types) wanting to suppress any notion of a supreme being . . . because THEY'RE NOT IT. (No Soros . . . God has TWO eyebrows!)

    Do not get me started on this, I am TOO tired to stand on a soap box tonight.

    Wait until you see what I have dug up in regard to this precious entertainment industry.

    I am really, really hoping Michael had his arm warmed up when he decided to whip that slingshot toward the Goliath he stepped up to take on!

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  12. I didn't think it was weird, it actually connected a couple of dots for me.

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  13. Lol Bonnie, I never meant to make you stand on a soap box but perhaps you'll be up to it after a good night's sleep. I'm all ears and happy to listen.

    I know nothing about Caste Sustein or George Soros but I'll do a bit of googling. Life is but a learning experience so why not?

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  14. Great job making the connections, Bonnie!

    Tracy Chapman is one of my favorite artists! Like Michael, she has some songs that were also out there, not masked, a call for people to stand up, come together and create change for the better...such as "Talking 'Bout A Revolution" (a personal favorite), which speaks to poverty and status quo, taking back what is ours:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTyAZTvLfAM

    Mark Knopfler, tackled racial oppression in "Bologna Again":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-ejCQBCLg0

    For those who will not know what it is, bologna (pronounced boloney) is a cheap sandwich lunch meat made from slaughterhouse left-overs I think, food for the poor, all some could afford. Tastes just like hotdogs/frankfurters. It was a staple in some diets, including mine while growing up.

    About LOVE - Huey Lewis & The News comes to mind with their song "The Power of Love". What ever happened to them?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQIPaUG8_dE

    Lots of artists speak out through their songs. They just need to unite rather than each speaking out alone. Anyway...

    Just a couple of treats I ran across...

    Tracy & Eric Clapton - Give Me One Reason:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHzV1l1v-CE&feature=related

    Tracy & Pavarotti:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zslKYY6wECs&feature=related

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  15. Miss Shae said - "I didn't think it was weird, it actually connected a couple of dots for me. "

    >>> I'm sorry Miss Shae . . . No disrespect to you. The first MOST of the video was interesting, but the ending, with the weird voice paired with that music made me roll my eyes.
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    Karin said - "Lol Bonnie, I never meant to make you stand on a soap box but perhaps you'll be up to it after a good night's sleep. I'm all ears and happy to listen. "

    >>> I prefer to see Michael on an apple crate. He is much more entertaining on his box than I am on mine LOL.
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    Truthbtold said - "Lots of artists speak out through their songs. They just need to unite rather than each speaking out alone. Anyway..."

    >>> You suffered through Bologna (I still remember all the words to the jingle and see that curly-headed kid sitting on a dock with a fishing pole, singing it). I suffered through "spam" and I never, ever want to see that stuff again! You have no idea how much I hated Spam, still hate Spam. The first time I saw Monty Python do the "Spam" skit, I got mad and turned off the T.V. I didn't even want to HEAR the word, LOL!

    I agree with you. I wish-wish-wish artists would get together. Back in the early stages of this blog, I mentioned wanting to see Artists revolt against their labels and form their own artist-owned company where they could own the rights to their own songs through a kind of a co-op they would invest into. There is no reason why this couldn't be done. (shrugs) I would really like to see that happen and I think Sony, EMI and their like should be put out of business for what they have done to artists!

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  16. Bonnie said,">>> I'm sorry Miss Shae . . . No disrespect to you. The first MOST of the video was interesting, but the ending, with the weird voice paired with that music made me roll my eyes."

    No disrespect taken. I thought it was funny like some of the "facts" surrounding this whole situation.

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  17. ♪ ♫ ...
    "Ohhh... myy...
    bologna has a first name
    it's O_S_see_A_R,
    My bologna has a second name
    it's M_A_whY_E_R
    Ohhhh I...
    love to eat it every day
    and if you ask me 'why?' I'll sayyyy
    ...'Cause Osc_r May_r has a way with
    b-o-l-o-g-n-a!" ♫ ♪ ...

    Is that the one?
    LOL

    Those early advertising jingles from my childhood really stick in my brain too but I had forgotten the visual. Which, goes to prove the power of the media on children...retention, for one.

    I still like bologna, guess it wasn't shoved down my throat enough. But, I would eat it much differently in a sandwich today - with lots of leaf lettuce, avocado, garlic mayo, carmelized onions on toasted spelt bread. ;o)

    LOL on the impact of spam on you, Bonnie. Sorry maybe it's not funny but it is significant of an era when families were struggling for food and were naive about nutrition or took it for granted. In our family, my mother was of the first generation that did not have a large garden and at least chickens. No garden at all in fact, so no self-sufficiency. Thankfully Spam is one junk meat I wasn't really exposed to until I was an adult, tried it out of curiosity....the fat that pools when you fry it...eeeek!

    About artists creating their own label...
    Absolutely agree on all points. That is definitely what is needed. I can only imagine the attacks they would suffer from big money. I came across a website of recording artists that seemed to be them controlling their own music a few months back, about the time you were moving. Not sure if I sent it to you or if I even saved it.

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  18. "that curly-headed kid sitting on a dock with a fishing pole, singing it" That wasn't poor lil' Mikey from the LIFE cereal commercials was it? :oS

    I just want to say something to this specifically:

    Bonnie said - "I would really like to see that happen and I think Sony, EMI and their like should be put out of business for what they have done to artists!"

    I believe you and Michael are on the same page there, which may be part of what the maestro has in store? I must say though that if this is as big as it is seeming to be, the music industry's demise may just be a side-note...one card in the house that tumbles. It's a nice thought...an even better hope.

    There are many clues all around us, they're being televised.

    I was watching "Without a Trace", a crime drama I guess. What struck me is that the FBI etc. would, even on initial approach, confront friends of the missing person with knowledge of their phone records etc. and use that as leverage for cooperation. How many people catch this stuff? Is that what it has come down to now, digging into the personal lives of innocents on the grounds of probable cause or some such? Or, is it not yet legal to do so and this is a method of preparation or a window allowing us to recognize intentions? The younger generations will or do think such invasive practices are normal.

    Anyway, just a thought. Apologies for veering but if we pay attention we are being warned of many things in many ways. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear...

    Well...I have internet again! Ohhhh nooooo.......! :o)

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  19. truthbtold2all -

    Since you have "eyes to see and ears to hear," please tell us what Michael has instore for us. You are apparently knowledgable on this, so it should be fairly simple to explain.

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  20. Truth said - "♪ ♫ ...
    "Ohhh... myy...
    bologna has a first name
    it's O_S_see_A_R,
    My bologna has a second name
    it's M_A_whY_E_R
    Ohhhh I...
    love to eat it every day
    and if you ask me 'why?' I'll sayyyy
    ...'Cause Osc_r May_r has a way with
    b-o-l-o-g-n-a!" ♫ ♪ ...

    Is that the one?
    LOL"


    >>> ROFL!!! Yes! I taught my boys all those jingles! I used to hum them while standing with them at the bus stop and they had to guess the commercial. It was a game we played to pass the time.

    SPAM spelled backwards is MAPS, LOL

    You said - "I believe you and Michael are on the same page there, which may be part of what the maestro has in store? I must say though that if this is as big as it is seeming to be, the music industry's demise may just be a side-note...one card in the house that tumbles. It's a nice thought...an even better hope. "

    >>> A dream . . .

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  21. Exodus said "Since you have "eyes to see and ears to hear," please tell us what Michael has instore for us. You are apparently knowledgable on this, so it should be fairly simple to explain. "

    >>> Er . . . can anyone answer this question?

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  22. BonnieL said...

    Exodus said "Since you have "eyes to see and ears to hear," please tell us what Michael has instore for us. You are apparently knowledgable on this, so it should be fairly simple to explain. "

    >>> Er . . . can anyone answer this question?

    It's self-explanatory, some see through the smoke and mirrors bombarding our consciousness, some don't. I don't recognize it all but understand more each day. It's a process. Regarding Michael, this is what came to mind when I said it:

    http://michaelsguardian.blogspot.com/2010/08/curtain-call-for-norma-jean-god-bless.html

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  23. That is really nice how you passed the time by teaching your boys those jingles.

    Oh my...SPAM/MAPS...map of what it does to your digestive system!?

    I said - "It's a nice thought...an even better hope. "

    Bonnie said - >>> A dream . . .

    Yah, or is it that pesky tendency to rely on another to lead us, to do it for us (excuses, really) when we each have the power to do a whole lot more than we think we can if we would only apply ourselves? (Question to self.) As Michael and others have pointed out, we only use a small portion of our brains, we are capable of so much more! So, it's learning what has been lost over the generations and tapping into that...spiritual oneness, for one.

    You are surely doing your part Bonnie by taking on this massively consuming project. If everybody did even a portion as much (in our own communities, even) we COULD change the world!

    "I have a dream..."

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  24. Exodus said "Since you have "eyes to see and ears to hear," please tell us what Michael has instore for us. You are apparently knowledgable on this, so it should be fairly simple to explain. "

    Bonnie responded,>>> Er . . . can anyone answer this question?

    By no means do I pretend to have the answer but I think this is what MJ's passing is all about. In TII he made the statement that this is a great adventure, he wants to bring about an awakening and or a sense of awareness, he mentions the planet and or environment, we have four years to get it right or its irreversable. Its all for love. ITS ALL FOR LOVE!!!!

    His passing got the world's attention. Everyone with any interest is looking into his death and the circumstances surrounding it. In the process many have learned that MJ is/was not the "Monster" that we were being led to believe. While many are looking into the corruption of the music/entertainment industry, the corruption is much broader. The corruption affects every part of our lives.

    MJ used/is using his God given talent to open our eyes to what is really happenning to us. If you sit back and look at the state of the world we all must recognize that we need to make a change. We the people must make the change through nonviolent means. He is trying to guide us but we, the people, must make the decision to stand up against the powers that are shaping our reality. We out number them. We, the people, must commit and stand up for whats right. We first need to turn to God and become fully righteous and develop a "personal relationship" with him and accept his, God's not man's, plan for humanity. All one has to do is look at the state of the world that has been led by Godless people.

    MJ has tried to tell us through his music but we were to caught up on the music and dancing not the message he was giving us in his lyrics. I went back and read the lyrics again to They Really Don't Care About Us and watched the video. He opens with a portion of MLK's speech and then goes on to say if Martin Luther was living... Both of these men saw the need for reform through nonviolent means. Freedom is a God given right but if we do not come together as one and stop the pettiness that divides us, those that are shaping our reality will continue to lead us into darkness instead of leading us to the light. They have a agenda that is the complete opposite of what God's agenda is for humanity.

    Bonnie although I have disagreed with you on certain points, you have done a good job of revealing the corruption in regards to MJ. Thank you because of your hard work it pointed me in directions that may have taken me longer to get to. I prayed and asked God to open my eyes to the bigger message that MJ is trying to reveal to the world.

    I have come to the understanding that MJ is freely allowing God to use him. MJ is trying to help all of humanity as he has always done but he is doing it on a much larger scale this time around. I believe God is protecting him. Yes he has had to endure alot through his life but that also strengthen him as a man and more importantly stengthen his faith in God. MJ is committed, the question is; are we ready to make the same commitment? Its not to help MJ but to help MJ help ourselves....

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  25. Truthbtold said - "t's self-explanatory, some see through the smoke and mirrors bombarding our consciousness, some don't. I don't recognize it all but understand more each day. It's a process. Regarding Michael, this is what came to mind when I said it:

    http://michaelsguardian.blogspot.com/2010/08/curtain-call-for-norma-jean-god-bless.html "

    >>> That was an amazing answer. You know I'm working on another one, right?

    You said - "You are surely doing your part Bonnie by taking on this massively consuming project. "

    >>> I have help here, its not all me. I can't think of anything more worthwhile to be consumed with. I only wish I had woken up sooner.
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    Miss Shae said - "In TII he made the statement that this is a great adventure, he wants to bring about an awakening and or a sense of awareness, he mentions the planet and or environment, we have four years to get it right or its irreversable. Its all for love. ITS ALL FOR LOVE!!!!"

    >>> I can't really expound any more on what you said . . . but the "It's all for LOVE" . . .

    reminds me of "The Greatest Love Story Ever Told" . . .

    The Bible.

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  26. I do agree that his death opened up ALOT of people to MJ - his music, dancing, personality and philosophies. It's sad that he had to die to get such a reaction. This is a crucial point, well worth meditating on and deserves emphasis because it sums up why he is no longer with us:

    He
    had
    to
    die
    to
    get
    such
    a
    reaction.

    Getting back to the topic at hand, thankyou, MissShae, for remembering that there is at least one positive to come from this unfathomable tragedy. It blows my mind how evil some people can be but in death, MJ's message has reached alot more people. By sheer odds, we can assume (or wish - for his sake) that many are taking it on board and making the world a better place. Kindness and love was his message from Day 1 of his life.

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  27. Bonnie said -
    ">>> That was an amazing answer. You know I'm working on another one, right?"

    Thanks Bonnie. No, I didn't know. You mean a follow-up to the illusions and other clues...another allegory?

    "I only wish I had woken up sooner."

    I wish I had too.

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  28. @Truthbtold - Yes another allegory, LOL what you wrote above looked like I was "working on another amazing answer . . ." LOL!

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  29. HELLO My name is Bruna, I LIVE IN BRAZIL. AND I WANT TO ASK ALL OF MICHAEL JACKSON FAS, For us to do a protest, a PETITION FOR THAT DOCTORS MONSTROUS CONRAD MURRAY BE ARRESTED AND SENTENCED to life imprisonment.
    ANIMAL DOCTORS THAT CAN NOT BE IN FREEDOM!
    JUSTICE MUST BE DONE. JUSTICE THAT THE U.S. IS VERY SLOW, HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO THAT DR. MONSTROUS BE arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment and FINALLY LOSE THE RIGHT OF MEDICINE!
    JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!

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  30. Very nice post about those two great artists, in Paris on stage Tracy sang "I'll Be There" the day after he died, it was a truly emotional moment :(

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