Activities, right into today, still prove that Harvard ain't got nothin' on Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.
I listened to him years ago. I can still listen to his music but not daily as I do with Michaels music.Bermuda triangle is a song I remember.
"How much did I really know about life on earth? What responsibility did I feel for creatures outside my little space?
How could I lead my life so that every cell of living matter was also benefited?" Michael Jackson
"Love no violence ever, remember a beautiful future promise of tomorrow "MJ
stop the killing of pets. Save lifes,spay and neuter your pets
Adopt from an animalshelter
It's the New York City Rhythm runnin' thru my life
The poundin' beat of the city's streets
That keep my dreams alive
I'm lost, I'm found
I'm up, I'm down
But somehow I survive
It's got to be the New York City Rhythm in my life
It's got to be the New York City Rhtym in my life...
Ya got that right, Barry.
I love the Latin music influence towards the end...
"Copacabana" goes off
Irreverent punishment has teenagers enduring Manilow
FORT LUPTON - The members of the rock band Revolving Reverence have big plans. They want platinum albums. They want sold-out shows. They want legions of fans.
On the night 9NEWS visited them, however, all the freshmen in high school wanted was way out of the room they were in.
"You can't fall asleep," Rueben Fuentes says right before letting out a bit of a sigh.
Fort Lupton Police recently caught them and about a dozen or so others residents violating the town's noise ordinance. So as a form of punishment, the town had them sit in a room for an hour and listen to everything from Barry to Barney.
That's Barry Manilow and Barney the Purple Dinosaur in case you're wondering.
"These people should have to listen to music they don't like," said Judge Paul Sacco.
Ten years ago, Judge Sacco noticed something that bothered him. It wasn't just the fact that so many of the faces in his courtroom were so very familiar to him. There were a lot of repeat offenders.
No, what really irked him was the idea that many of them were teenagers who simply came equipped with their parent's cash in hand to help them pay off the fines that he would inevitably impose.
"So they weren't getting a lot out of it," he said.
That's when he decided to do something a tad unorthodox. Call it Fort Lupton's version of the Golden Rule. Judge Sacco says it has really cut down on "repeats."
"Most kids don't want to hear somebody like Glen Close trying to sing opera," he said right before showing us a bit of a grin.
The town typically carries out the sentences of noise violators four times a year.
Revolving Reverence ended up there because not too long ago they played a gig. OK, so that gig was at a band member's father's house. And their stadium was a backyard.
But it was a gig and they had no intention of letting their audience down.
"The cop station was two blocks away," explained band member Robert Mort. "People who were at the party loved it. I'm not sure the cops did."
"Too much music, too loud, too late," said fellow band member Harrison DeRuiter.
They each received a ticket for violating the town's noise ordinance. Judge Sacco was the one who sentenced them to Barry Manilow.
"I actually don't think Manilow's too bad," he said.
Will Revolving Reverence find its way back to court? Who knows? However, they have no intention of giving up on their dreams.
"Of course, all of us are going to rock," said Fuentes.
Maybe a Barry Manilow cover will be their big break-out song. Probably not.
Michael, thank you for the music, the moves, the magic, and the memories.
"He invariably favors misdirection over confrontation." - Sean Ambrose
"By deception thou shalt make war." - Mossad motto
"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it." - Lenin
"The idle jabbers . . . they're the backstabbers." - Michael Jackson
"It is not sufficient that I succeed - all others must fail." -Genghis Khan
The only earth that the meek inherit is the tiny plot of a mass grave!
Nothing wrong with Barry Manilow. I enjoy a nice ballad from time to time.
Before you ask, how old am I - I'm 22. Not the only one I see but as we all know, if the music is quality and done well, then it's gonna stand up for years and decades to come.
I am a huge Barry fan I have been to 3 of his concerts....I love Barry and I dont care who knows it..
"His stirring voice, his musical genius, his creativity and his generosity and his huge heart was extinguished forever." Panish
"When you want to be close to me, listen to the music the L.O.V.E is stored there and will not die..!" ~ #MichaelJackson ~
Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it, my music, I know I will live forever...MJ...