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*The creak of the wooden door opening startled him, and he whirled around quickly, magic starting to flare so he could put up a defensive- until he saw who was behind him.

*And he stared. Just as she stared at him.

*And his face slowly fell and grew annoyed as she started talking to him. With each and every pun. By the time she was done ragging on him he was more then done.

“of course the first fuckin’ monster i run into is a cat. and a fuckin’ cliched one too.”

*He holds up one gloved finger.

“ok one- ‘m san, but probably not the one ya know.”

*A second one goes up.

“two- fuck off my clothes are amazing. yers ain’t the best either miss ‘wears a dress in the snow like some dumbass’.”

*And finally a third joins the party.

“’nd three- no i was born like this….like every other monster in th’ underground…which is probably not yers.”

9

Glitter and the Glove

As the limo drove us to the Shrine Auditorium to downtown LA for an awards show in 1990, Michael handed me the first glove he ever wore that he made and told me it was his gift to me. “See, Bush, if I can make my own clothes, then maybe that means you can sing for me.” His eager smile and soft giggle told me he wasn’t playing his usual tricks on me, but still there was no way I was going to play karaoke as we sat in the car. As I held the modest glove, I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic for a young Michael Jackson sitting in his small Indiana home, pushing rhinestones into the right-handed white waiter’s glove. It was small and flimsy, amateurish, nothing like the man.

The type of microphone, choreography, or mood often dictated which hand would don the glove during “Billie Jean”. But no matter the circumstance, Michael never wore two something that started in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, when he was coming into his own.

It surprised Michael how the world stopped for that glove after his performance of “Billie Jean” at the Motown 25 anniversary special. He said he owed it all to the magic of television. “I’ve been wearing this glove for years, and now they finally notice it?” The white leather golf glove sparkled with 1,619 crystal rhinestones and was made by an assistant to the Jackson family. With every replay of that clip, the glove became synonymous with Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

There were several variations of the Billie Jean glove, including a left handed red leather golf glove made in the ‘70s, before Bill Whitten took over the job and changed the glove from leather to spandex in time for the Victory Tour in 1984. When I joined Michael’s camp on the Bad Tour in Japan in 1987, Michael was alternating the glove on each hand. On the third night of the first leg, however, Michael’s mic which he held in his right hand, rubbed against the rhinestones sewed to the palm of the glove. Michael could hear the static on the tape as he reviewed it, and it upset him. A perfectionist, Michael wanted it fixed immediately and tasked me to figure out how. I removed the crystals from the inside of the glove, and together we decided the glove worked better when Michael wore it on the hand with which he held the mic – his right hand. He never alternated after that.

-Michael Bush

George Harrison at The Beatles’ press conference in Milan, Italy, 24 June 1965. Photo © Archivi Farabola.

“They say I’m shy, sometimes, in the papers, but it’s not true in the least. It just depends on when I don’t want to talk to somebody.” - George Harrison, February 1965, quoted in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 30 April 1965

‘To me, nothing is more important than making people happy, giving them a release from their problems and worries, helping to lighten their load. I want them to walk away from a performance I’ve done, saying “That was great. I want to go back again. I had a great time.” To me, that’s what it’s all about. That’s wonderful. That’s why I don’t understand when some celebrities say they don’t want their kids in the business. I think they say that because they’ve been hurt themselves. I can understand that. I’ve been there too.’ - Michael Jackson, Moonwalk (1988)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe at the Indra, 17 August 1960. Photo © unknown.

(A poor quality scan of this has previously been posted on the blog - here - but courtesy of The Source, this is a far better quality image.)

“The exis had nicknames for them all - John was the Sidie Man, George the Beautiful One and Paul the Baby One.” - From The Beatles, the authorized biography by Hunter Davies

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George Harrison in Brazil, February 1979; with Emerson Fittipaldi in Sao Paulo (photo 2); with Gene Hackman and Gary Wright at the Grand Prix, Sao Paulo (photo 4).

Photo 1 © Oswaldo Luiz Palermo/Estadão, courtesy Acervo; photo 2 courtesy soundsandcolours.com; photo 4 possibly courtesy Hit Pop, via dopropriobolso.com.br; photos 3 & 5 © Frederico Mendes (with many thanks to a comment on thateventuality’s Instagram for this information!)

“Shortly after landing, we [Gary Wright and Chris Agajanian] drove to Interlagos, where the race was to take place. The plan was that we were to meet in Emerson Fittipaldi’s motor coach after we arrived; Emerson was a good friend of George’s and one of the Formula One drivers in the race the next day. George warmly greeted us and immediately introduced us to Emerson; the conversation turned to the upcoming race. Chris, who knew a lot about Formila One racing, asked George is by chance he knew the drivers’ names and starting grid positions. George took out a piece of paper and, from memory, wrote them all down for Chris. I was very impressed at both his memory and his knowledge of racing. We soon left for our hotel, where we met another driver and friend of George’s - Jackie Stewart. After settling into our rooms, we headed for a restaurant while being chased by the paparazzi and Beatles fans. George was surprisingly calm through it all.

The next morning we were picked up by a helicopter and flown to the track, where we viewed the race from the garage pit area. The actor Gene Hackman was also hanging out there; Chris had known him from the times he attended races at Ascot Raceway. Jacques Laffite, driving a Ligier-Ford, won the race that day.” - Gary Wright, Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, And My Friendship With George Harrison

The following excerpts have been translated with the help of Google Translate:

“Well, first, I’m a gardener. I spend most of my time today, planting: only in November, I planted more than 50,000 seedlings. Secondly, I am a composer; third, a guitarist; and fourth, a singer. This is more or less the order.” - George Harrison, Hit Pop, 1979

“I think it’s important when you make a record, people know that it exists. It would be a shame if no one knew. But being famous, not. It makes you crazy. It would be nice that everyone who wants to be famous would be, for a week, to feel how hard it is?” - George Harrison on whether he feels it’s important to present his music, Hit Pop, 1979

“I have a son who’s six months old, and it is much better to stay with him at home than be saying all this nonsense about the Beatles.” - George Harrison, Hit Pop, 1979

Happy 53rd Birthday Michael

Happy birthday Michael. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. You’re the reason why I dance, you were my first teacher. Michael you brought magic into the world through your music and dance. You allowed us to escape our everyday lives and feel like we were apart of something much more. You showed us that we as people should use our talents for good, to help bring joy to others. Growing up I was introduced to you by hearing you sing at the end of Free Willy I believe. I was around 7 years old. From then on I asked my dad and uncle everything about you and I became a fan. Of your music, of the dancing, your look..everything.  It wasn’t until I got older that I really started to understand who you were as a human being and how much you mean’t to people. You became my hero. Even at times people called me weird for liking you so much. They would say that I was obsessed. No. I just passionately cared about you. When someone impacts your life that much and you don’t even know them personally how could you not care about them. I wouldn’t be a dancer without you and that is the core of who I am. So in reality, I don’t know who I would be without having you in my life. You’re just another part of me.

Thank you God for bringing us this amazing human being, to show us how we should always love one another. Thank you Michael for the music, the dance & your message. Your spirit will always be with me when I dance. I love you<3

“No matter what, the most powerful thing in the world is the human mind and prayer, and belief in yourself and confidence and perseverance. No matter how many times you do it, you do it again until it’s right. And always believe in yourself. And not matter who’s around you that is being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off. Because whatever you believe, you become.” - Michael Jackson

zombie-giraffe17  asked:

Has anyone been injured at the Cow Chop house yet?

Bumps and bruises i’m sure. Brett busted up his hand with the first door he crushed. Thus why he had on the military type gloves for the 2nd one lol.