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Exploring the Neverland Ranch

Vice talks to 4 urban explorers who visited/photographed Neverland Ranch
posted by k5.user on Jun 27, 2014 - 62 comments

Music to Make You Move: Syncopation, Body-Movement and Pleasure

What is it about "Happy" by Pharrell Williams that makes you want to move? Why can't we sit still when we hear Ray Charles perform "I've Got a Woman"? Michael Jackson had it, and so did Stevie Wonder. "It," in this case, is syncopation, the gaps in the rhythm that your brain wants to fill in, as reported in the article Syncopation, Body-Movement and Pleasure in Groove Music (full article online).
posted by filthy light thief on May 30, 2014 - 70 comments

Before it was the Moonwalk, it was Backsliding, or The Buzz

Moonwalking is often attributed to Michael Jackson, but as summarized in this low resolution clip from Soccer AM, it was performed under various names in decades before MJ's live television performance in 1983. Let's backslide through the years, from Cab Calloway's 1932 version that he called "The Buzz" to Jeffrey Daniel performing the backslide as a member of Shalamar in 1982 on Top of the Pops in the UK. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 18, 2014 - 13 comments

Chiaroscuro

Michael Jackson heals the world
posted by Artw on Dec 10, 2009 - 41 comments

It doesn't matter who's wrong or right. Just beat it.

Beatin' it in Seattle
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 1, 2009 - 37 comments

Eternal Moonwalk

Eternal Moonwalk: A Tribute to Michael Jackson
posted by arcticwoman on Jul 6, 2009 - 55 comments

Crispin Glover does "Ben"

"Ben" - The Michael Jackson song revisited by Crispin Glover.
posted by boost ventilator on Mar 13, 2003 - 24 comments

Separated at birth? Michael Jackson and Lon Chaney. (Good heavens! Michael, what have you done to yourself?)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Mar 5, 2001 - 17 comments

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