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Kat Sullivan
02 April 2010 @ 02:13 pm

Current Music: No Woman No Cry
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19 January 2010 @ 02:17 pm
Although I firmly believe that VINDICATION is better than tributes, I really love all the hard work and heartfelt tributes that I see floating around on YouTube.  I wish I had the know-how to make my own!  These are some of my personal favorites of those I've sampled.  If you have one you love that's not on my list, post it here or let me know and I will add it! 

I love that this one features Jabbawokeez, big big love to them!  I also love the way this one ends.  It's sad but beautiful.

BEAT IT!!!  These are two performances made at Segels Torg and the Central Station. The dance collective Bounce came up with the idea and invited the public to a short choreographed session before hitting the streets.  I'm crazy about Flash Mobs!  I really hope I get to participate in one!

Taydoe (the video's director) says: "I got the bad news about MJ and I called Game, since I know he was a fan of MJ also. He said " I gotta pay my respects. I'm doing a tribute song!" My first thoughts were to edit a tribute video from Taydoe TV. When he came up with this brilliant idea, it was only right to collaborate and direct a video to accompany the song. I sent one camera to the hospital, one camera to the house and one camera to the studio to ensure we cover all avenues on this day. During the editing process, the footage was so monumental in the sense that everyone was together and enjoying each other's love for MJ. I enjoyed the process of directing this Tribute video and feel honored to be a part of history."

This one is kinda funky, but the message is loud and clear:

They wanna tear down
A true black legend shining;
But no matter what you say
My brother Michael is shining.

You talk a lot of lies about him
But we see that your lyin.

Brother Michael is shining.
Brother Michael is shining.

It's Michael Jackson.
It's Michael who yawl?
It's Michael Jackson!

No matter what you say,
You know you used to
Bump Michael
Back in the day.

In fact Michael Jackson was
The only thing you played.
Lip singing, listening
To everything he say.

So tell me why they wanna talk about him that way?
He always spoke the truth.

He raised my moms and pops
Up in the days of their youth.

I'm gon take it way back
To the days of Ill be there.
A-B-C,1-2-3, Do Re Mi
Made you care.

That's when your daddy rocked a
Jacksons Afro in his hair.
The youngest of all his brothers
But beared the most flare

So why oh why
Do they try to discredit.
The man's what you call a legend.
We should never forget it.

No matter what you say
His heart stayed in a real truthful place.
He moon walked across the stage.
Introduced robotic breaks.

The smoothest ten year old to ever cover
A Smokey Robinson love song.
You can misinform this generation
But his genius lives on!

I remember, Jackson 5
And Remember The Time,
And seeing Billie Jean live
On Motown 25.

And though your memory's alive
And your soul's in the sky.
I know I never ever
Could truly say goodbye.

I danced in my room
Till I could no more.
And moon walked in my socks
Over hard wood floors.

As a child I went wild
When your songs came on.
So now I know I gotta sing
To keep your spirituals strong.

And now I'm watching music videos
And know what to do.
Keep inspiring the youth
Cause you inspired me to.

And everything that I learned
Is everything that I'll give,
Back to the kids
So that black man lives.

Cause when a black man dies,
His people don't cry.
They celebrate his soul
As he ascends to the sky.

And no matter what they wanna say
About our black king,
He's still reigning over pop
When we shine and sing.

See back when you was
Just an itty-bitty shorty,
You thought red leather jackets
With zippers was real sporty.

You used to tell your mom
I wanna meet Michael Jackson!
Wanted to be a star like him
And rock all his fashion.

So tell me why'd you go and throw
His album in the trash can?

You used to look up to him
And was inspired by his passion.

Is it because the media
Wanted to make children afraid of him
Because they saw with his money
That he was giving aid to em?

And they don't want the children
To love Michael Jackson that would
Make it possible For the future generations
Of all ethnicities to love black men.

That's part of one big
Master plan man;
To try and keep the brother down
When hes got the upper hand man.

But Michael always told em
Beat it! '
Oh just leave me alone!
Ya pressure, I dont need it.

Cause he's unbreakable And invincible.
A yo, I think they should have made
Michael Jackson
A school principal.

This one is very moving.  I will warn you, it's gut wrenching in parts, but these things NEED to be said, need to be heard!  The band is one of my favorites; One Republic, and the song is Apologize.  This video shows how Michael Jackson was betrayed, persecuted, hurt and humiliated by the worlds media. His innocent and caring nature was exploited by people he trusted. His family and fans know the truth...and he will be forever remembered.

This fan made video really does a great job of showcasing what a versitle and unique showman Michael really was.  R. Kely's "World's Greatest" is the song on the video, and he's taken to performing it in his live shows as a tribute.  A must watch video!

IF you can handle the somewhat tacky introduction by LaToya, and you're a Dancing With The Stars fan, like me, this is enjoyable.

Current Location: I know gurl, I'm watchin'
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Current Music: Wanna Be Startin' Something
Kat Sullivan
01 December 2009 @ 02:51 pm