131: A Tale of Two Estates

In this regular episode, host Jamon Bull is joined by regular guest Charles Thomson, Friend of the Show Casey Rain (creator of the Prince-focused YouTube channel, The Violet Reality), and first-time guest, mega-fan Velo Kristina. The team deep dives into all the latest news around the King of Pop, including upcoming auctions of Michael Jackson items, a big update on Wade Robson’s case, recent interviews with Teddy Riley, Michael Bush, and Greg Phillinganes, Howard Weitzman’s passing, re-releases of The Jacksons’ albums, and much more. Plus, the group digs into the question of whether the Prince or Michael Jackson Estates have handled each icon’s legacy most effectively.

Discussion Topics
• The Jacksons continue their run of reissued albums with “The Jacksons Live” on vinyl.
• The Jacksons have released “Can You Feel It (Jacksons X MLK Remix)” as a promo single for their Triumph reissue.
• Remixed by Nick* has released “Give It Up (Nick* Stripped Mix)”.
• A new illustrated anthology, Michael Jackson in Comics, has been released.
• The Sessions Live on Instagram, breaks down MJ tracks in live weekly sessions.
• Howard Weitzman, Michael Jackson’s lawyer, dies at 81.
• Michael Jackson’s bronze statue collection from Neverland up for auction.
• Rob Swinson is auctioning some of his Michael Jackson items.
• Michael Jackson tapes and other items are up for auction.
• New interviews. Teddy Riley, Michael Bush and Greg Phillinganes.
• Wade Robson’s case against Michael Jackson has been dismissed.
• The Violet Reality recently released a video on Prince’s legacy five years after his death. How does the Prince Estate’s new project compare to the Michael Jackson Estate’s efforts?

Post Show
• The Prince vs. Michael Jackson debate.

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One Reply to “131: A Tale of Two Estates”

  1. alexinou

    Fantastic discussions, loved it!
    So, TRIUMPH album. I think it’s like an early Dangerous: Michael had learnt a lot from Quincy Jones with Off the Wall and could not wait to experience and create freely with that new knowledge, without a Quincy putting limits. Triumph is like a hybrid album:
    – Michael has grown massively and developed from working with Quincy
    – Michael is still free, spontaneous and fresh
    No wonder he could not wait to free himself from Quincy Jones after having a taste with Triumph.

    About the Prince estate, I love how Charles gives his point of view, with “Casey said”, you can picture him going down a list of bullet pointed notes he’s been taking on a physical notepad 😁

    Great perspective all around, THANK YOU!
    Alexandre (he/him)

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