Since your in Houston, I just wanted to check in with you and see how you are holding up. Are you okay? I've been watching the coverage and was thinking of you and others on this site who may live in the area. So devastating. Your in my thoughts.
:birthday: to you Miss Barbs I've been thinkin' of ya all day long. In between your unmistakable username and the plenty connections in my own life, I couldn't help but remember your b-day. Not only do I got a friend who shares your birthday, but it turns out I also got a former boss who has the same day. And there are some other connections as well........
Leaving all of that aside, well wishes to you on your big day and beyond it :birthday: again
Thank you so much Dewey. I'm home today, and just immersing myself in MJJC today. I ran across a Diana Ross doc on YouTube the other day and i think I might go ahead and watch that today for escapism. I hope you have a lovely day.
I hope you see the Hollywood Palace there-it's absolutely delightful-it's the one where they're wearing those lime green suits with the puffy pink shirts-Diana is breathtaking in it-and she and Michael play off each other great-he's like an old showbiz pro already-kinda like Sammy was himself at 9 years old. "MEMORIES......." cue Streisand here. LOL.
And you know what? It's fun to talk about these things-because they were REALLY GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
haha-yes, the rocked and I think we both appreciated how great they were, and we're not just looking back nostalgically. I know the Jacksons were on Sonny and Cher-they had that little skit with Michael putting Sonny down (it's on YouTube) and then of course, later-around 76, maybe? they did Cher's show by herself, which I remember was one of her very best shows ever. That afro wig that she wore during it is etched in my memory forever. And one of my favorite Jackson variety show episodes was where Sonny was their guest, because Michael sang "More than you Know"-one my favorite songs-and that was the summer that his voice totally melted me-his voice and that song-
The Mike Douglas interviews with the jacksons are online and I think Dinah Shore is still up. Oh god this is all taking me back! I don't remember if we watched The Hollywood Palace or not to be honest. I just remember Ed Sullivan, Merv Griffin etc..and Carol Burnett. Thank you for looking for the Merv Griffin! I do remember them on Carol Burnett, but I don't remember him on Sonny & Cher. Must have missed that one. Memory is starting to get a bit fuzzy. LOL. Hmmm..think I'll go check those old shows out and see what I can find.
That's beautifully put. I really admire how you express your feelings about him. So articulate. Do you remember him on Ed Sullivan. I have a vague memory of them on there, but I do remember the Merv Griffin one in '74 I think it was. Flopped down in our basement hoping he'd do the robot and loving the bit where he goes into the audience. Not sure if that's still online anywhere.
No. I was just reading what you posted about Gary. . I'll go here now. I take it back.
I posted "oh hell" right off the bat when it was announced but don't think I've been back posting in the thread since.
I've been reading the posts and hundreds of articles about the sale. I've surprised myself by being so depressed about it.
Meant to send you a rep point, but it was too soon after my last one lol. I wanted to say how cool it was that you attended those concerts where all 6 brothers performed. You sure got yourself a nice treasure chest of memories
I'm Michael's age, but I didn't get exposed to James Brown until he was well into his forties or maybe fifties-I missed his younger, sexy days. But apparently the J5 incorporated some of those moves into their act-when Michael slings the mic stand back behind him sometimes, I think of that. LOL.
hmm...never seen James Brown do it, that sounds rough though. Michael makes it look so sexy!!!
I'm really not all that great technology wise. Not too bad with music files but DVDs I'm completely hopless lol. The best way to go is to find a fan who can do it for us. If I find some one I'll let you know. Geez a guy here used make me great quality DVDs. Perhaps he's not on here anymore. I can't for the life of me think of his name. I'm goning to sleep now but we'll sort something out DVD wise at some point and while still in your brothers get him to show you how to use youtube on his tv. For the new year we'll catch up a little. :COOL:
I absolutely agree with you about Michael's acting skills. He was much, much better at it than most probably imagine or give him credit for. Although I tend to ramble, use words too much and take them far too seriously at times lol, I do agree there are times when they are not enough to express what we think/feel.
All the best to ya barbs Hope you don't mind me calling you dat
Don't worry about anything. I'm just relieved to know you didn't take offense at the picture. I was afraid you considered it too childish as a wish for a grown woman, but I thought it was the most appropriate image considering your username. Glad you liked it.
I'm also happy to hear that you enjoy so much being here among fellow-minded people. I'm sorry to hear you don't have that in real life. It really is amazing how you've been so loyal from the very start, it really is.
Was goin' to ask if it was your b-day today considering your username and then I saw it confirmed. Hope you enjoy urself on your special day.
I also have a real life friend who's b-day is today. I spoke with her on the phone earlier. And btw of friends, considering we've bumped heads in several threads already, I think it's only fair I would send you a friend request. You don't have to accept though, ur call.
:ciao::wild: Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed my excitement over a 30 year old concert, LOL! It feels like it was yesterday and I can never forget how hyped up and crazy happy I was seeing Mike in concert again. If it wasn't for my sister Chris I wouldn't have been able to go. Yes, I was jealous of Diana too, because it was so obvious Mike was in love with her, but Stephanie Mills looked like she was going to actually snag him (and I hated her, lol)! When I was a kid I used to tell my mom (then my aunt that raised me after she died) that I was going to marry him, LMAO! Too funny!