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.

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"It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse."

Yann Martel

Everything you love is here

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"Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere."

— Paulo Coelho (via thatkindofwoman)

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"Have patience with all things- but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that."

— Saint Frances de Sales (via thatkindofwoman)

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"People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown."

— Chuck Palahniuk (via thatkindofwoman)

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zodiacsociety:

Sagittarians are friendly and honest. They prefer to speak first before they think things through, which often makes people laugh; however, this can also mean they can hurt those with a more sensitive soul. Most people will find you disarmingly charming.

zodiacsociety:

Sagittarians are friendly and honest. They prefer to speak first before they think things through, which often makes people laugh; however, this can also mean they can hurt those with a more sensitive soul. Most people will find you disarmingly charming.