- Oct 1, 2019
7 Songs, 7 Stories: Brad Sundberg - In The Studio With MJ
Iwasaloser619;4295318 said:You guys know that “throwing your life away” the full version got leaked?
Fuzball;4295773 said:Eleven years ago today I lost a friend. He was a very special guy. I wrote this about our friendship for a speech class I am taking.
Thesis: Black or white, rich or poor – these should not impact a friendship.
I'm a lover, not a fighter.
For two boys, one black and one white, born into this world during the tempestuous years leading up to the Civil Rights movement in America, the general society forecasted them to be polar opposites and that the white boy was to be more entitled than the other.
Each family was large, each family struggled financially, each family possessed hope, each family shared love. The paths were similar but 1000 miles apart. There was a turning point where one father chose to surrender to the bottle, and one was bedeviled by success.
As alcoholism crumbled the white family the other family found fame and fortune. Those two little boys where becoming men as a result of the path set forth by their fathers. One boy lost his father to the grave because of the bottle and the other lost his father to the addiction of power and control.
After 30 years on the earth the two boys’ paths crossed in the City of Angels. One boy swore he would not be like his father, the other boy had to prove to his tyrant father he could make it on his own. The fatherless boy was outgoing, but the other boy was leery and jaded because of the fame and fortune leeches. Most people wanted to like him for who they thought he had become but very seldom did anyone like or know him for who he actually was, which was an amazing, generous individual.
The guards were lowered, and the friendship grew to include families sharing time and laughs together. The boy blessed with fame and fortune missed out on childhood and would often invite people to his castle for fun and games. One evening I will never forget – during a water balloon fight – at Neverland Valley Ranch, I was chasing the boy with fame and fortune, I swear he screamed a line from one of his songs, “I’m a lover, not a fighter.” Friends in spite of our differences.
Rest in Peace M.J.
Fuzball said:The fatherless boy was outgoing, but the other boy was leery and jaded because of the fame and fortune leeches. Most people wanted to like him for who they thought he had become but very seldom did anyone like or know him for who he actually was, which was an amazing, generous individual.
Girl;4296188 said:It is only natural and quite fair for people to speak from their own perspective and direct interaction.
ScreenOrigami;4296176 said:Because it’s not the topic of this series?
IMWhizzle;4296197 said:There is enough to talk about regarding the huge sessions Michael did for each album. Released and unreleased. It could clear up the mystery regarding how much songs there are left to keep his legacy alive. As fans of Michael it’s a hot topic most of us want to know about.
I enjoy watching these videos. But I wonder why there is no talk about unreleased music whatsoever.