Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson! On this special birthday episode of The MJCast, we are joined by dear friend James Alay. Aside from also being a Michael Jackson megafan, James has worked with us over the past couple of years in making The MJCast a reality by contributing his technical expertise. Thank-you, James! In Episode 038 we kick things off by discussing Quincy Jones recently being honoured by the BBC during Proms, Spike Lee’s 6th annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson event, a never-before-heard MJ song called Family Thing and Taryll Jackson’s new website, music and upcoming podcast. We then discuss the new 2017 official Michael Jackson calendar, 3T’s first Power of Love radio show, Paris Jackson’s thoughts on Kanye West breaking one of Michael’s records and Rihanna receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient at this year’s MTV awards. Our main discussion topic this week is all around James’ fan story and his favourite MJ products. We hope you enjoy this episode of the internet’s premiere podcast on all things Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.
- Quincy Jones has been honoured in England this year by BBC’s Proms.
- Spike Lee honours Michael Jackson with the 6th annual Michael Jackson block party Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson.
- Brad Sundberg releases a promo video for In the Studio With MJ feature the never-before-heard song Family Thing as background audio.
- Taryll Jackson launches his new website, debut’s new music and has a podcast on the way.
- Michael Jackson’s official 2017 calendar gets Dangerous!
- Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson of 3T host their first Power of Love radio show on LA Talk Radio, sponsored by their Dee Dee Jackson Foundation.
- Paris Jackson responds to an MJ fan on social media around Kanye west beating one of her father’s records.
- Rihanna is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Main Discussion Topic
- James Alay’s fan story and his all time favourite Michael Jackson products.
- Favourite MJ song – Will You Be There
- Favourite MJ album – HIStory: Past, Present and Future – Book I
- Favourite MJ performance – 1988 Grammy Awards performance
- Favourite MJ tour – The Bad World Tour
Finds of the Week
- Jamon – Sony’s HIStory album manufacturing video
- James – Michael Jackson – My Life (By Pentum & Dorian)
- Q – The Book of Laura’s MJ Fan Tag YouTube video. Subscribe to her channel here and follow Laura on Twitter here.
- James Alay’s Facebook page
- Quincy Jones’ The Dude and Back on the Block albums
- Rocking Horse Records in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us
- Michael Jackson – People of the World
- The Ink Spots – Bless You For Being an Angel
- Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
- Michael Jackson – She Was Lovin’ Me (2010 Version)
- The Jacksons: Next Generation
- Amateur footage of Michael Jackson performing Billie Jean at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City on September 7th.
Music Breaks & Ads
- Taryll Jackson – Best of All Time
- Jackson Source
- Siedah Garrett – Keep On Loving You
- Michael Jackson – You Rock My World (Neobeats Remix)
- Nigel George – M.J. You Are Loved on YouTube and iTunes
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