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Happy birthday, Michael!

Photo of MJ © Michael Ochs Archive, used here as a derivative work / “This Is It” directed by Spike Lee

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  • Reply nicolette August 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

    sigh, i miss him.

  • Reply Erin August 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Aw, Happy Birthday, MJ!
    So wait, what’s the deal with the Brooklyn Loves MJ concert that was supposed to happen on Saturday? (Stupid Irene! Did you sustain any flooding/damage?)

    • Anna @ D16 August 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Transit was totally shut down on Saturday, so the BKMJ party was ultimately postponed. I hope it can be rescheduled soon!

  • Reply victoria August 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    happy birthday michael! love your hair and glasses interpretation! 🙂

  • Reply Julie August 30, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed the clip of him at Studio 54. His soulfulness shines through. Thanks for posting it.

  • Reply kwee August 30, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Happy Birthday MJ. I Love you

  • Reply Susan August 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Love this…happy birthday MJ!!

  • Reply RebeccaNYC August 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Love these photos of MJ. He was so beautiful when he was younger. So sad that his life took the turn it did.

  • Reply Anthony Spence September 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    MJ happy are always alive in hearth of your fans..

  • Reply julia wheeler September 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    LOVE this and that MJ graphic!

  • Reply james September 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    love the imagery, especially with the sunglasses…

    but the guy, whatever his own tragic story, did so much that was predatory, and it’s so hard to appreciate the music, or these great images, without that context being acknowledged somehow.

    trying to keep it hate-free and drama-free, but running across this post in this inspiring blog is jarring, thanks for listening.

    • Anna @ D16 September 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Sorry, but I’ll have to totally and emphatically disagree with you there. There is NO part of me that believes on any level that any “predatory” behavior (assuming you’re talking about the accusations of molestation) ever occurred. For the record, I am extremely well-versed in the factual, documented legal histories of both cases.

      I’ve already addressed this subject both in posts and in comments over the years and I don’t wish to delve into it again here and now, but here are several previous posts for reference:

      I’m assuming you’re new to my blog—Michael Jackson (the man & the music) is a frequent subject, and a huge part of my life. He is a massive inspiration to me creatively, morally, spiritually and ethically. If you find his presence jarring, then you probably want to call it quits now.

  • Reply Chrissy Jensen December 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Sometimes, I come back here just to read the response above. Huge MJ fan since I was seven. Pretty much wore my MJ tee everywhere I went. I love that you stick by him. And I miss him.

    • Anna @ D16 December 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Me too, Chrissy. x

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