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    Default Re: Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Quote Originally Posted by mjfan_93 View Post
    I absolutely LOVE that. MP is just so nice and humble. Always enjoying his interviews. Any idea what other songs MJ was recording at the Bel-Air Hotel in 2008? Obviously „I was the Loser“ and „Best of Joy“. Any other known titles? Regarding Hollywood. So the Demo Version that leaked is from 2008? Hopefully the Estate will release something soon. Hearing these amazing talks about songs that are „yet to be released“ makes me hungry ;)
    The leaked demo is from 1999 recording sessions ;)

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    Default Re: Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    I’d like to bring Brad’s recent tweets to your attention. :)





    While the date would match, I don’t believe this is a countdown to the US election. :D

    So, what is it? Speculation time! :D

    Truth runs marathons? :)
    It's a countdown to Brad's Halloween weekend 5K Michael Jackson Run for charity (posted above, by NatureCriminal7896). I'm fairly sure I put this information in the Miscellaneous Thread as well, a couple of weeks ago.

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    Default Re: Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    A new story from Brad Sundberg

    The Music Box

    It's a song that most people have never heard.

    Quite often when someone finds out I worked and had a friendship with Michael for nearly two decades they will say something like "I love Michael Jackson!!" I know all of his songs!!"

    I smile and say something like "That's great!" I never start quizzing them, because that would be rude.

    Truthfully if someone started quizzing me about songs from eras I didn't work on, I would likely crash after a few questions! People ask me about songs from Off The Wall or Invincible and I don't have a clue, because I wasn't there. But I did have the privilege of watching many songs go from concept to finished mix (sometimes taking years), so I have a bit of an advantage with those.

    Of course I have also had conversations with "hard-core" MJ fans who don't like "Thriller" because it is overplayed at Halloween. But occasionally I will have them close their eyes and I will instruct them to forget the video and the commercials and the party mixes, let me just play the song for you on a great pair of speakers.
    Just listen to it, as if for the first time.

    It is usually pretty surprising when they discover how beautifully it was produced, performed, recorded and mixed. Because that's how Michael and his team made music.

    Last week I did a podcast called "Random Facts, Memories and Tidbits from the HIStory Album", where I listed and described ten random, well what I just said.
    It was fun to put the list together, and quite frankly it could have been much longer, but ten seemed like a good start, and I might add more in future podcasts.
    One that did not make this list was the music box. It almost deserves a podcast of its own (which I might do) because it represents the level of quality that we were pushing for.

    Of course I am talking about the song "Little Susie", which is one of those songs that few people would know. MJ fans know it, but you get my point.
    "Little Susie" is a dark, disturbing song about the death of a little girl. Not exactly a bubble-gum topic for a pop record, but Michael wanted it on the album. It was a very important piece of music for him, so we took it very seriously.

    The intro is almost a bit of audio theater, with the footsteps, the ticking clock, the little girl winding the music box and then listening to it.
    We painstakingly recorded these sounds at the Hit Factory, and the plan was to simply find a music box sound on a synth and play the melody, but nothing sounded right. So we did what anyone would do in that exact situation and bought a music box and tore it apart, then "played" each note on the comb. (It's really called a "comb", at least according to my Google-machine).

    Each note was played and recorded into a sampler, then it was played to make it sound like the little girl had just wound up the tiny machine, with the spring slowing down towards the end.

    This little intro (tucked between Pie Jesu and the body of the song) lasts around 70 seconds, but it represents at least two things.
    First, Michael wasn't afraid to do things other artists wouldn't even think about doing. He had done extended intros before, and they can be a very powerful lead-up to the song.

    And, if he is going to do it, it is going to be done well.

    I couldn't and wouldn't put a price tag on the cost involved in creating those 70 seconds, as it was part of a much larger project, but it didn't just happen in an hour, rather there was a good bit of trial and error involved. But we wanted to do it right.
    Michael loved theater and building suspense, and this was a classic example. He knew not to go too far, rather let the listener decide what the scene looked like for themselves.

    MJ fans, rightly so, either really love "Little Susie" or take a pass on it. It's not really a fun song or something to pop on during a party tucked between "Another Part Of Me" and "Jam", as it would quickly clear the dancefloor.

    But that little music box takes me back to a giant studio on West 54th in Midtown, as we put in long hours and long days and long months building a project that we could all be proud of. A project called "HIStory".

    And the music box reflects so many things, as no corners were cut. (In the US we have an expression "Don't cut corners", which means don't do a sloppy or fast job to get done faster. Do it right the first time. Of course this is said far more often than actually done.)
    We needed a choir for the song "They Don't Care About Us".

    There are lots of choirs in NYC, but Michael wanted the choir he knew and loved, so we flew the ENTIRE Andre Crouch choir from LA to NY. This way Bruce could record them his way, and Michael could work directly with Andre to get the sound he was looking for.

    I know it doesn't make sense to you, but the little music box reminds me of stuff like that.

    The music box reflects how Michael wrote songs, created records, performed for his fans, shot short movies (music videos). He wanted everything done correctly, with as much focus on quality as possible.

    I spent a couple hours today rewiring the playback system in my music room. I needed a matching pair of cables for a specific function, and there was no way I was going to drive around the city find them on a rainy Sunday. I had two mis-matched cables, which no one would ever know were mis-matched, except for me. But that would have driven me crazy and been nibbling in the back of my head every time I used that system with a pair of mismatched cables.

    So I kept digging through bins of cables and connectors until I found a matching pair. It was the right solution. It was my music box.

    Every time I set up a music system for a client or prepare a studio for one of my events I spend as much time as possible calibrating the speakers to make them sound as perfect as possible for my guests. I'm sharing my music box with them.

    My daughter Maddie and I have been rebuilding the new version of "In The Studio With MJ", which we hope to premier in Orlando next month. I am going back and hearing songs and nuances that I am so excited to talk about and share their stories.

    In it's own way each Michael song is a music box, waiting for it's story to be told.

    https://www.facebook.com/inthestudiowithmj

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    I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but due to CO-VID 19 temporarily ending his global In the Studio with MJ Seminars, Brad is now doing podcasts in order to share his memories of working with Michael.

    They can be found here, on these various platforms.

    Apple

    https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcas...t/id1545865398

    Spotify

    https://open.spotify.com/show/6mojhe9hwWxMulj5tRbzLB

    Google

    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR...AAAAHQAAAAAQAQ

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    This video about Brad's charity project, MJ 5K 2020, was posted 22 hours ago. It explains the project and shows great footage of global fan involvement. I donated to the project, which included purchasing the awesome t-shirt. It was an easy and fun event to be involved in, over Halloween. It will be on again, this year, so check it out, if you're interested in participating!!

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    Can't wait to see Brad in Europe again !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris78 View Post
    Too short notice for me to go. -_- Hopefully more dates are added soon!
    "Let's not be alone again. Will you be my partner? I hear a dance starting up. Come."

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    Default Re: Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    New footage of mj in the studio being silly
    https://youtube.com/shorts/sG-rFdGOeF0?feature=share

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