As a song and dance man, yes. He had honed those skills since he was five. But as a film maker, he had NOT even really started yet. Or as a painter. He was about to enroll in art classes. There was so much more left that he could do. That's why it hurts so much he didn't get the chance.
I don't think Michael can reach his peak like he did in the late of 80s. Everybody can't escape from the limitation of age!
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Sure no, i dont believe this...
I think there was a whole new era of potential on it's way. I liked the adulthood thoughtfulness throughout "Whatever happens" and I would've liked to hear more of that, with Michael going through the phase of raising children, the issues and dilemas one have in that. I would have liked to hear more Michael views of the world. I think a lot of thoughtfulness got lost with him having to deal with abnormal problems, instead of normal ones. I think there was so much more in his world, that he never had the time to share with us. songs and feelings that were so hard to "get" that the songs never made more than a jot on a pad or a humm on a recording. had the last trial never happened, I think a whole new Michael would have made the cut... a whole new era
Yes, but still had a lot to offer
NO way .. unhindered he would have been pumping out so much amazing stuff. It annoys the hell out of me what happened to him. People suck
The allegations did a lot to keep him away from his goals in his art, in the other hand they inspired him to write amazing songs too. But of course, what they did to him with those allegations it's so unfair, so unjust that until this day makes me sick to think about it.
In my point of view, no, because, "there is more to come from Michael Jackson", he said...I think that we'll never know. I mean, I didn't expect This is It Tour was as we all seen in the dvd (and it was only soundcheck and so on...) that's because Michael was full of ideas and inspiration! ^^
I think that there is because we love Michael. Because he was "unpredictable" ^^
I also don't think he reached his full potential. Aside from the movies he wanted to do, we also know that TII was very important for him and he really wanted to do it more than anything else in 2009.
As a singer and a dancer, I don't see how better he could have done. So I voted Yes.
Michael sang and released songs for the biggest part of his life, from a very young age. In the last years his voice wasn't as good as it used to be (although still great), and it wasn't going to improve. So his potential as a singer was very well used in my opinion.
Now if he had had less trouble in the last part of his life, maybe he would have managed to put on even more great songs / albums.
As a dancer, yes, as a singer yes. But as a creator, no. The former two are just mere skills that you simply 'have' you can hone train and dedicate your life to these skills but there will always be a cap on them and as to how good they can be, he has nothing to worry about though, he's still one of the best ever at both of them. But as a creator, well creation is a harder thing to define, it's not so much a skill but a talent. I truly believe the words he would use when he said things like "the best is yet to come" my head wants to think he was just being optimistic surely he could not achieve greater heights, but something in my gut tells me he knew exactly what he was saying when he said these things, he knew himself and his ability's better than anyone, but most importantly of all he had faith in these ability's and a true creator can love and believe in these things to a level to rival anything in existence. Passion is the most important thing, as well as talent, but we already know he had immense talent, so it almost becomes an already dealt with irrelevance in getting to the true core of the matter. But that passion translated into self belief and a deep love for the things he believed he was placed on this earth to do, and that can produce overwhelming results, without it, the talent is meaningless, there is a reason he made such comments about his future output, he knew what he could do. Look to the great classical composers, many of their greatest works came when they reached an old age, or near their deaths, they were rarely at the start of their careers. Corny as it sounds it really does all come from Love, and i guess at the later time of his life he probably didn't feel loved by many except his biggest fans, his children, and perhaps a few friends. Every creation is a gift, and i guess it's harder to fuel that gift without feeling external love, so the creation becomes more introverted, potentially darker in color and character but still equally as mesmerizing, but merely different. I believe with this is it under his belt, he could have got that self belief back from external love to peak levels again, don't get me wrong, i truly believe he always believed his own abilities and loved everyone, but i do believe he probably felt great sadness at it not always being reciprocated. It's all basically my way of saying, i believe he was in a transition period, the best wasn't necessarily to come in terms of basic literal skills, but in terms of the wider cosmos of creation, i think he'd only just started, the journey was only just beginning, the flower was just coming into bloom. Still his career work and output is a testament to the man that was and still is in spirit. I miss him very much, and would have given anything to have a long chat with him about what being creative means to him as an individual and it's role in the wider world, instead i'm stuck in a band that only cares about sex drugs and rock and roll, god help me. All of us here have immense respect for Michael, weather we sometimes forget to show it or not, it's a special place to be in dark times.