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Post by danaluvsmj » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:47 pm

Billy's Blog: Michael Jackson Exclusive (October 15, 2006)

it's half past four in the morning and I'm making my way to Dublin with Ray. I have spent a fair amount of time in the back of Ray's car in the last 34 hours. He is the driver, henchman for Paddy who owns the recording studio in the middle of no man's land, Ireland. Not only is it a quaint studio built inside the grounds of an old stone classic Irish estate...it's the new creative home of Michael Jackson.

And yes, I just conducted the first interview with Michael Jackson since he left the United States in June 2005. First off, let me tell you what this interview is not:

It is not a bare all, rehashing of that period of his life. I was prepared to ask him all the questions in the world regarding mistakes made and lessons learned, but trust me, he was not. He asked if 5 minutes of rolling tape was ok in the studio while he "collaborated" with Will I AM from the Black Eyed Peas. Ultimately, We rolled for about 40 minutes and I did ask him questions about music and his thoughts for making a comeback.

Michael Jackson was nervous and antsy. He was truly torn. He wanted to stay and keep jamming and have some fun, but he also wanted to leave before, from his perspective, he got crucified by another TV interview.

Michael's publicist and advisor, Raymone Bain, informed us (me and my Executive Producer, Rob Silverstein) that Michael would like to meet us alone, no cameras, in his cottage first. We agreed of course and before long we were seated at a breakfast table in a very cozy, humble stone cottage. Down the spiral staircase he came. First his boots, then his pants...black with a gold stripe down the side, then a velvet jacket with a white t-shirt underneath, then he turned to face us. I admit, my pulse was running high. He is a mythical character as atypical and untouchable as can be.

First impression I had was that he looked healthy. Fit. As Paddy told us earlier, artists come to his estate for the whole experience - nature walks and horseback rides, organic, homegrown food, the indoor mineral spring pool....peace and tranquility. It has suited Michael well, although he does not live there.

We stood up, shook hands and began small talk about life...soon, Michael began to make clear what he did not want: an interview. He was just willing to let our cameras roll while he and Will listened to beats and opened the lid to a comeback. I said that we should just go in there and go until he didn't want to anymore. Pensively, he agreed and we started for the door and the 50 yard walk to the studio.

This interview is a baby step for Michael.

About ten minutes into the session, after I had rolled out several questions, Michael paused and tried to get out. He did not like receiving pointed questions and he encouraged Will to play more beats so we could just roll casually.

At the end of the day, we did a little more of both. At one point, I suggested Michael remake "Thriller" for a new generation...with CD/DVD and web components, essentially go with what's proven but update with the help of technically savvy producer, Will I Am.
Michael lit up. Amazingly that was something he hadn't considered.

When the music was rolling and he didn't have me asking him questions, one could see sparks of life and energy. He hummed a little and at one point got up and walked to the back of the room where he could move a little to the music....he was almost dancing.

Michael was there with his children. I never saw them but Paddy, the studio's owner, said they were having a ball, playing with his children and enjoying the exquisite countryside. According to Paddy, Michael gets up in the morning and makes breakfast for them...usually Porridge and fruit. I find myself hoping that Michael's life is as normal as possible. Of course, it isn't. Nobody knows anything

about him...does he drive? Apparently, he does occasionally and he even had a cell phone before losing it a day later.



There....something normal to which people can RELATE.



Again, this was a first step for Michael. He was excited and terrified. It's all about feeling whether he can trust somebody or not. His track record is horrible on that front. Maybe it will improve in regards to us. I am quite sure there is more to come.

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Post by whisper » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:34 pm

Interesting. :D

I had a feeling that he likes to make breakfast for them though. I don't know why, but I just did.

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Post by minnie yu » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:58 pm

awww..very lovely to read this...but i have a lil bit sense of sadness..am i a weirdo??:rolleyes: i feel kinda of sad to read things about Mike like this..especially after such a long times we havenot seen him..Mike..maybe that's because he is nervous cos that's all about whether or not he could trust those people he met...:confused: maybe i am too sensitive at this point..but i just wish Mike has someone around him really care and love him only think the most best interest of him..thats all we want...

about gets up in the morning makes breakfast for his children..GOD..that's so precious and lovely moment...those cuteie things will always be with those three babes growing up with them..i only can imagine when they grows up and looks back those memeories.how much they are loved by daddy??? that's so so precious....to all of us.... love them...:wub: :wub:
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Post by trenny » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:32 am

I'ts about time they report something more than jut garbage about MJ. I hope he got some footage that could be aired. I'm dying for something new!:mf_w00t2: :rollin

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Post by mysteriousone » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:35 am

[QUOTE=whisper]Interesting. :D

I had a feeling that he likes to make breakfast for them though. I don't know why, but I just did.[/QUOTE]

Very interesting indeed! :D It's so refreshing to read an article like this about Michael too! There have been so many negative write-ups about him since the trial, and it's nice to know there are still some decent folks out there who are willing to tell it how it is instead of making up :bs about him!

I'm not in the least surprised either, that he get's up and makes his kids breaky! He's lovely....a wonderful father! :wub:

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Post by HeavenSent » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:07 am

[QUOTE=minnie yu]awww..very lovely to read this...but i have a lil bit sense of sadness..am i a weirdo??:rolleyes: i feel kinda of sad to read things about Mike like this..especially after such a long times we havenot seen him..Mike..maybe that's because he is nervous cos that's all about whether or not he could trust those people he met...:confused: maybe i am too sensitive at this point..but i just wish Mike has someone around him really care and love him only think the most best interest of him..thats all we want...

about gets up in the morning makes breakfast for his children..GOD..that's so precious and lovely moment...those cuteie things will always be with those three babes growing up with them..i only can imagine when they grows up and looks back those memeories.how much they are loved by daddy??? that's so so precious....to all of us.... love them...:wub: :wub:[/QUOTE]
I think we all are to a certain extent, Minnie. It's sad that we have to wait with bated breath for something POSITIVE to be said about him. I'm glad he's what Billy described as "fit" and that he is indeed working on music. So very glad to hear that! Also, I think that being nervous denotes him being moved and emotional about coming back to the music world. I'd be plenty nervous too. Confident, but nervous.

I was somewhat disappointed that he wasn't dressed in woman's clothes, however :unsure:

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Post by Shannon » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:52 am

That was so precious. :wub: Ohh, I loved to read that. Reading such positive, yet casual stuff about Michael is such a rarity, unfortunately. I wasn't surprised at all hearing about him making breakfast to the children, if I remember correctly he has said he always loved doing that. Awww, I wish I had a daddy like him...
Nobody knows anything about him...does he drive? Apparently, he does occasionally and he even had a cell phone before losing it a day later.


There....something normal to which people can RELATE.

:lol :lol Yeah, somehow I have no problem imagining that too... :P :lol
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Post by HeavenSent » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:55 am

^ lol. ME NEITHER.
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Post by ajkinkycuffs » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:03 am

The less questions the better. Less chance of people twisting and turning things around on his account. This is a new turn. A new day. Something fresh. Let the music play for itself. And screw everyone over who though that he wasn't on a comeback.

Michael, will you cook breakfast for me as well?

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Post by HeavenSent » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:25 am

[QUOTE=ajkinkycuffs]
Michael, will you cook breakfast for me as well?[/QUOTE]
Stop the presses! That would be so fab to see him in the kitchen actually cooking. :cloud9 Though the porridge bit isn't what I'd consider cooking, cooking. That sounds more like boil water. Add cereal. Mix and serve. lol

I agree with you on the 'less questions, the better'. However if Billy just steers away from all the rumors and innuendo all together, there'd be nothing to worry about. He'd get himself a winner interview.

Judging from his observations, Michael wants it to be all about the music. I hope Billy is mature enough to honor that.
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Post by HeavenSent » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:50 pm

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Post by TruthSeeker » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:10 pm

Carla trying to give me a heartattack! :lol

He looks great :D

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Post by Shannon » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:50 pm

[QUOTE=HeavenSent]Pic from Billy's blog...

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Ohh... He looks very happy and healthy. :D Btw, is it just me or does his hair look shorter?
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Post by MJfan01' » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:59 pm

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Post by HeavenSent » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:12 pm

[QUOTE=Shannon]Btw, is it just me or does his hair look shorter?[/QUOTE]
Looks about the same to me, actually. I'm thinking back on his appearance in Japan for the MTV awards.
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