happy birthday to the king of pop

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[…] i didn’t think i had done anything special. i was just singing the way i sang at home every night. when you’re performing, you don’t realize what you sound like or how you’re coming across. you just open your mouth and sing.“ —Michael Jackson

Happy Birthday Applehead, you are forever dancing in our hearts.

August 29th, 1958.

Today’s the day!! If he were still alive, Jack Kirby would have been 100!!! So much stuff in comics pop culture and superhero art and film, (especially Marvel) owe it immensely to the imagination of Jack “the King” Kirby!! I hope you all have enjoyed my ABC tribute and this bonus piece, it had been a long time coming and hopefully a worthy tribute to the King of Comics. Happy Birthday Jack!!!

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                                              Happy Birthday KING!

“What is a genius? What is a living legend? What is a megastar? Michael Jackson – that’s all. And when you think you know him, he gives you more. I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock and Soul.”

                                                                         Elizabeth Taylor.

If I’ve said it once I’ve probably said it about a million times, the life of Michael Jackson (unfortunately) is a perfect example of all the hate and evil that exists in the world. On top of being a musical genius, Michael Jackson was attempting to overthrow the corrupt record industry by purchasing entire musical catalogs and then giving the original performers the money that was being stolen from them for years. His message of peace, love, and unity and the financial ability to help bring these things about was unacceptable with the establishment corporate media outlets. Thus his name was drug through the mud for decades, yet Sony was quick to milk his “death” (more like murder) for every penny it was worth. They refused to promote his final studio album but had “This Is It” plastered in every visible corner of the earth. It truly was it, the record companies got what they wanted, he was worth more to them dead than alive. Happy Birthday and Rest In Peace to the King of Pop….but never forget to look beyond his vast musical legacy to study his life and what a cruel and evil world does to those who strive to bring peace, love, and unity.

“And while they whispered and conspired 
Through endless rumors to get him tired 
To kill his wonder, trample him near 
Burn his courage, fuel his fear 
The child remained just simpel, sincere 
 All he wanted was the mountain high 
Color the clouds, paint the sky 
Beyond these boundaries, 
he wanted to fly In nature’s scheme, never to die" 
–The Magical Child, by Michael Jackson