I haven’t talked about this much before but, The Jacksons: An American Dream film miniseries was my introduction to Michael Jackson. It planted a seed of curiosity in me about Michael and who he was. After watching it, I remember becoming totally enveloped in learning more about...
Not long ago, one of my best friends and I embarked on a road trip to Los Angeles. One of our missions was to visit many of the locations where Michael filmed the Thriller short film. And we decided to experience some of our time there as we’d always seen it on the documentary and in the short film… at nighttime.
Selected as Michael’s 8th best music video by Rolling Stone magazine, “Leave Me Alone” was the only short film for which Michael would receive a Grammy award in the Best Music Video, Short Form category (1990).
When I was in middle school, I really gravitated to everything Jackson 5... I was (and still am) enamored with the 1970’s but also, loved to see how much fun they appeared to have performing as a family. And let’s be real, the Jackson brothers looked like me, they were my age, and I related to their story.
As a key member of the Jackson 5, Jermaine was the heartthrob with a mature and soulful sound likened to Marvin Gaye ...He is Michael's older brother, the second lead vocal of the group, and one of Michael's most recognizable "soldiers of love". Yet, Jermaine Jackson has been so often overlooked and misunderstood in the Michael Jackson fan community.
Michael Jackson called the state of California home for a large portion of his life. So many monumental moments in his career happened in or just outside of the Los Angeles metro area. It's almost impossible to see EVERYTHING unless you are intentional about it and make a list.
Michael Jackson visited the Disney parks often during his life, especially during the early 1980’s. I’ve always been a huge fan of Disney and shared a little bit about my first time in Disneyland a couple weeks ago (here). Walt Disney World has been my “other home” since I was a child and still remains a place that I look forward to visiting as often as possible.
If my love and appreciation for Michael Jackson came from my father, I must give credit for my love of Disney to my mother.When I think of Walt Disney, one of the things I often think about is how the hard work, creativity, and the dream of one man could create the massive empire that Disney is today. So inspiring!