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Reblogged from rhythm of the tide.

lacienegasmiled:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

I want to buy every demo like this.

(Source: harrattanparhar)

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Fantastic new “North Dakota” Official Music Video (by Tigirlily)!

My functioning presence this morning is sponsored in part by @Starbucks. #DoubleShot #TripleShot @CenturyBaptist (at Century Baptist Church)

My functioning presence this morning is sponsored in part by @Starbucks. #DoubleShot #TripleShot @CenturyBaptist (at Century Baptist Church)

It happened.

It happened.

Should have bought a bigger book case……

Should have bought a bigger book case……

Boom.  (Taken with Instagram)

Boom. (Taken with Instagram)

In the history of the world, has anyone ever successfully opened a pack of batteries the way the packaging looks like it should? (Taken with Instagram at Century Baptist Church)

In the history of the world, has anyone ever successfully opened a pack of batteries the way the packaging looks like it should? (Taken with Instagram at Century Baptist Church)

Big tin, baby tin.  (Taken with instagram)

Big tin, baby tin. (Taken with instagram)