Episode 036 of The MJCast is dedicated to Scott Devlin who recently passed away after a brave battle with cancer. We hope you are at peace now, Scott. Our thoughts are with your family. Michael-on forever, our MJ brother…
Jamon and Q are joined by Mexican mega-fan Ale Huerta to cover all the latest MJ news. Jamon, Q & Ale kick things off by talking about The MJCast’s recent interview with The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, Sean Lennon’s bizarre new song which references Michael Jackson’s relationship with Bubbles the chimp and Janet Jackson’s new photoshoot for Emirates Woman. Following this, the group discusses Susan Fast’s book Michael Jackson’s Dangerous (33 1/3) winning a major literary award, the new Omer Bhatti and Prince Jackson music video for Automatic and new music by Taryll Jackson of 3T. Next, Sony Music Japan’s re-release of Michael Jackson and The Jackson’s music catalogue on Blu-Spec CD 2, the Cascio family are back at it again with unreleased MJ music being auctioned off and blockbuster developments in the case that Eddie Cascio is named in. The group also discuss a range of new seminars and conventions coming featuring Michael Jackson collaborators such as LaVelle Smith Jr., Bruce Swedien and Vincent Patterson before moving into talking about a range of new photo, music and video leaks featuring Michael Jackson. The major discussion topic for this week is all around Ale’s recent trip to Brad Sundberg‘s MJU seminars, Michael’s final resting place at Forrest Lawn and Neverland Valley Ranch.
- Our first online interview about The MJCast has just been published by Eliza and Karin over at The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies. Enjoy!
- Sean Lennon releases a distasteful ode to Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles. YouTube video here.
- Janet Jackson poses for a photoshoot for June’s Emirates Woman.
- Susan Fast‘s book Michael Jackson’s Dangerous (33 1/3) wins the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Canada 2016 Book Prize.
- The Michael Jackson Reel website launches. Visit to explore new interviews with Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 collaborators from their early career.
- Mike Smallcombe is releasing unedited interviews with Michael Jackson collaborators.
- Omer Bhatti shares never before seen footage of Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and himself as shot by Hamid Moslehi.
- Omer Bhatti has released a new music video for the song Automatic as produced by Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Jackson.
- New music is on it’s way from 3T member, Taryll Jackson.
- Unseen promotional images of Michael Jackson for MLS Limousine have recently leaked.
- Sony Music Japan is set to release Michael Jackson and The Jackson’s back catalogue (minus Blood on the Dance Floor) on the new format Blu-Spec CD 2.
- The Cascio Case moves closer to class action proceedings.
- Choreographer Vincent Patterson will be speaking and offering a masterclass at the Dangerous 25 event.
- Legendary recording engineer Bruce Swedien is also offering a seminar on his work with Michael Jackson.
- Tavis Smiley’s new book Before You Judge Me – The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days.
- New HIStory statue photoshoot images have been unveiled by photographer Timothy White.
- The London Michael Jackson art exhibition On The Wall will be occurring from the 28th – 30th of July, 2016.
- Frank Cascio is auctioning the unreleased Michael Jackson tracks Revenge and If I Were to Wish along with never-before-seen private footage of Michael with Elizabeth Taylor. Stay classy, Frank.
- New footage of Michael rehearsing Black or White in 2002 for the A Night at the Apollo political fundraiser gig has leaked thanks to LaVelle Smith Jr. LaVelle has also recently shared footage of rehearsals for the 1995 MTV Awards ceremony and the ill fated HBO One Night Only special.
- The upcoming Michael Jackson Fan Convention in Las Vegas is fast approaching. August 26th, 27th & 28th.
Main Discussion Topic
- Ale’s recent trip to Brad Sundberg‘s MJU experience, Michael’s final resting place at Forrest Lawn and Neverland Valley Ranch. You can also see video from the trip here and here.
Finds of the Week
- Jamon – RazörFist’s The Michael Jackson Rebuttal YouTube vlog
- Q – Jankins’ new Moonwalk Talks episode, Episode 016 – I’m Angry. #TheRealMJ and Liam McEwan’s YouTube vlog New Michael Jackson Allegations: THE TRUTH.
- Ale – Michael Jackson Remix to the King by Marcio Gianullo
- Ale Huerta’s Facebook and Instagram pages
- Michael Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour live in Mexico City, 1993
- Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album
- The Remember The Time short film
- Dangerous: The Short Films DVD
- Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker film on Blu-Ray
- Karin Merx’ review of Susan Fast’s Michael Jackson’s Dangerous (33 1/3) book
- Mike Smallcombe’s Making Michael book
- Omer Bhatti dancing in the Angelikson home studio
- The MJCast – Episode 034: June 25th Special feat. Kevin Stea
- Spike Lee’s Bad 25 documentary on Michael Jackson
- The Man Behind the Throne. A documentary on the Michael Jackson collaborator, Vincent Patterson.
- A Night at the Apollo Dangerous video and full performance audio.
Music Breaks & Ads
- Michael Jackson – Butterflies (Track Masters Remix feat. Eve)
- Michael Jackson vs. Ray Park Jr. – Bad Ghostbusters
- Leslie Wai’s Michael Jackson Mashup
- June’s Diary’s cover of Heal The World
- Jackson Source
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