Michael Jackson making HIStory


Seperti apa yang sudah saya janjikan di blog sebelumnya, saya akan memperlihatkan sedikit dialog antara Michael Jackson dengan Adrian Grant dalam buku Michael Jackson making HIStory tahun 1998. Dialog ini saya sengaja mempostingnya pada tanggal 29 Agustus untuk memperingati ulang tahun sang King of Pop yang ke-52 tahun. Berikut dialognya.

AG : ”You have traveled to many countries all over world. Can you tell me about your admiration for Brazil, and the experience that you had whilst filming the video, They Don’t Care About Us?”

MJ: “I love the Brazilian people, I feel for them in the same way that I feel for the Indians and Africans. There’s a lot of poverty in Brazil, and I remember going there for the first time kind of left my heart… (You know there’s bits of my heart in different countries around the world in which I travel)… and I have a lot of heart for those people. Have you ever been to Brazil?”

AG: “No, I haven’t, but I hope to one day, especially for the Carnival!”

MJ: “It’s amazing. The people are so sweet, and they were so happy to see me. You know they were overwhelmed with excitement, and I was happy to be there for them. I wish I could do more – I just feel so bad that I don’t do enough, I really do.”

AG: “Why did you choose Spike Lee to direct that video?”

MJ: “They Don’t Care About Us has an edge, and Spike Lee had approached me. It’s a protest kind of song – it’s not a racist song, it’s an anti-racist song and I thought he was perfect for it.”

AG: “You wrote a song called Money. Having been a millionaire since you were a boy, how important is money for you?”

MJ: “I guess it gets things done… to fulfill some dreams you need to have financial backing. However I think everything starts with a thought, like if you plant a seed which then cultivates itself, everything comes out of that. I never really thought about it when I was little, I always felt that I was compelled to do the things I did, I really did.”

AG: “ Do you not find it difficult to relate to the needs and the pain of the suffering when you seemingly have everything you could desire?”

MJ: “No, no, not at all. Being a world traveler I’m touched and moved by everything that happens, especially to children. It gets me emotionally sick, and I go through a lot of pain when I see that type of thing. I can’t pretend as if I don’t see it. It affects me very much. For some reason there’s a certain part of my concert where I break down in every show and in that spot I get a certain thought – I think of the plight of the children and it gets me every time. I don’t know why in that place, it’s during I’ll Be There, the thoughts just come to me and I try hard to contain myself.”.

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  1. aku ska MJ U ARE NOT ALONE ERA rambutnya cute ngegemesin rambutnya heheehe

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