Episode 007 – We Come in Peace

Episode 007 - We Come In Peace YouTube ArtQ returns from his US/Canada/Hong Kong trip and is back on board to discuss the future (or lack thereof) of Captain EO in Disney parks, Michael Jackson being nominated by the Billboard Music Awards for Top R&B Album of 2015 with Xscape and the upcoming Broadway version of The Wiz. We also discuss Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, MJ tribute artist Dimitri Reeves performing Michael’s music amidst the Baltimore Riots, the Estate of Michael Jackson partnering with Authentic Brands Group for an international merchandising business relationship, Kingvention 2015 and the Thriller Studio Tour at Westlake Recording Studios, Hollywood! Lastly, we launch into an in depth discussion around Q’s experiences at the Cirque Du Soleil MJOne show at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

Disney’s Captain EO to be closed?! What’s really going on here?
Michael Jackson’s Xscape album is nominated for Top R&B Album of 2015 by the Billboard Music Awards.
The Wiz is set to be NBC’s next live musical in late 2015, also coming to broadway in 2016 with Cirque Du Soleil‘s inolvement!
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson is out. Read all about this great album on this NBC article.
Michael Jackson tribute artist Dimitri Reeves performs MJ songs amidst the Baltimore Riots and gives an interview about it here!
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Authentic Brands Group partner to expand the Michael Jackson brand worldwide.
A Michael Jackson convention called Kingvention 2015 is happening in London on Saturday the 12th of September, 2015.
Thriller Studio Tour at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood is Back for 2015!

Discussion Topic
Q’s thoughts on Michael Jackson One, the Cirque Du Soleil/Michael Jackson show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Finds of the Week
Jamon – Tristan Jackson’s #MakeThatChange video project
Q – 2CELLOS They Don’t Care About Us music video

Additional Links
Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter by D.B. Anderson
Kerry Anderson’s Facebook page and Agape Love, the Facebook page for his upcoming book.
Red Bubble’s Keep Michaeling t-shirt
Xscapeorigins.com, the website for the new book on Michael Jackson’s creative process, by Damien Shields.

Connect With Us

If you have any thoughts, opinions, or feedback on the show, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at themjcast@icloud.com or find the links to our many social networks on www.themjcast.com. Keep Michaeling!

About Jamon Bull (Admin)

An Australian guy who loves tech, sci-fi, music, film & history. I also host a Michael Jackson podcast called The MJCast.

3 Replies to “Episode 007 – We Come in Peace”

  1. Eva Maria Uhl

    Hello there,…
    I don,t know,how many times I repeat,who influenced,inspired,motivated my life,guess who?
    Michael Jackson for sure.His anthem “Earth Song” is more important today,than
    before.He was much more beyond all time,this is the reason,why no one could
    understand his message,this is either the reason,why pple hated him!
    I won,t compare,but fr example,what about Beethoven,s or Mozart,s influence
    of their timeless music?
    the same is about Mjs legacy,look that more and more children and teens falling
    in love with Mjs music,without ever knew him?!
    My loveto MJ is not to discribe,coz LOVE must not to describe!
    I,m Not a fan of this genius loving man,he is my heart brother,that maybee sounds crazy or weird,…well,I,m crazy coz I think different!
    Of course,I visited L:A:So all places,where MJ was and sure either Disney-Land
    I was overwhelmed of Captain EO,but mostly I am overwhelmed of MJ,he was a peace-maker,a constant giver of LOVE….
    Reminder:ITS ALL ABOUT L.O.V.E.<3
    With all my best wishes and blessings to all of you from Germany***

  2. alexinou

    Wey-hey, Q is back! And what a tale!
    So, why hasn’t Captain Eo been released? I read a long time ago in a French magazine that it would be a very complex venture because all those who worked on the short film – dancers, musicians, etc. – have a share in the piece, meaning that anyone wantng to exploit it commerically would have to get permission form a very large amount of people and even when Michael was alive, it was too complex a task for anyone to consider it.

    TabloidJunk – Make that Change: the URL is no longer valid but Tristan has uploaded his fantastic montage on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY2xifKU64k
    Thank you for sharing, Jamon, that was very well made and emotional to watch.
    2CELLOS are fantastic, I remember them from the MJ episode of Glee where they played Smooth Criminal and their rendition of TDCAU is also phenomenal.

    Q, thank you so much for sharing your experience at the One show in Las Vegas. It was brilliant, you have made us all relive it with you and you’ve sold it fantastically, it was vivid with details, we could feel your excitement but you didn’t talk too fast and it was contagious.

    LOVED this episode, so many to go through still (over 100) and SO looking forward to it.

    Alexandre (he/him/his)

    1. Elise Capron

      I’d STILL love for Captain EO to be released! I doubt that all the dancers, etc, would get a piece, but there were a lot of big names involved in its production, and I’m sure that complicates the reproduction rights. If you love Capt EO (I do!), you’re going to have a lot of fun with our interview with John Barnes–coming much later on in our episodes!
      This is also a bittersweet comment to see. This past year, TJ (TabloidJunk) passed away. It was a terrible loss.


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