The side of Michael Jackson they don’t show you: his ACTUAL RACE.
On 6th February 1984, after winning an unprecedented number of AMA awards Michael spoke to black publication JET magazine about people in his life he was thankful for; Stevie Wonder, who expresses pride of race in his music.
“That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.”
It was something Aleks had noticed almost immediately - in a world where they were playing with the likes of the Vagabond and Burns, someone with that…callousness was someone to watch out for. You never knew when it would be turned on you.
Still; When Aleks had joined the Hub, he’d been young enough to fall into James’ trap. Young enough to see the core of steel in James that made it so easy for him to smile, laugh and joke with someone, and then push them into a fire while he was still cackling. To see but not to be weary.
It was the second year of Sharna’s tenure in the Broadway production Chicago. It was hard work but Sharna was getting rave review as Roxie Hart. But in one unfortunately performance, Sharna fell awkwardly down the backstage stairs and broke her leg. After the surgery, the doctor has declared her unfit to dancing professionally.
Jarryd James has been making waves in the Australian music scene as of late and for good reasons as well and now he’s teamed up with fellow Australian songstress Julia Stone for his track called Regardless. Its quite interesting as this is the type of style I thought Angus and Julia Stone would take if they ever went down a more melodic electronic route and I kind of love it just for that. Its got these soothing deep beats mixed with these absolutely lush harmonies, their voices just work so well together its unreal - Jakk