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Flashback Friday Double Dose! (R.I.P. Michael Jackson)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Movies, Music, News, R.I.P., Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

In memory of the late-great legend that was Michael Jackson here are two clips only highlighting the surface that was his long, extensive, and inspirational career.

First is Michael, with the also legendary Diana Ross, lending his vocal as well as his acting talent in 1978’s The Wiz singing Ease On Down The Road. He played The Scarecrow with an innocence and sweet nature where, I think, the gave an audience a peek on the performer himself.
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The second video, below, shows Michael with his brothers The Jacksons in the special effects laden Can You Feel It from 1980. This was after the success of his Off the Wall album, but before 1982’s Thriller which would catapult him to superstardom.
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Having died unexpectedly and at a young age, it was a shock to me as well as many throughout the world who was touched by his music and spectacular performances. These videos are just two of the many songs that I’ve loved throughout the years whether I heard it on viynl, cassette tapes, the radio, cd’s, or my mp3 player. He will be deeply missed, but his music will live on as they no doubt will keep inspiring older fans as well as the millions of new ones yet to hear his albums.

Playing around with little sister Janet

Playing around with little sister Janet

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Monday Cuteness! (Lucky Janet Jackson Fan)

Posted in Entertainment, monday cuteness, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Well, this is actually a little NSFW-ish. It’s a video of one VERY lucky Janet Jackson fan who was handpicked by the diva herself to be tied up, grinded on, and mentally tortured for the duration of  “Would You Mind” from her All For You album.

Dude is going ballistic and I think it’s so funny! Poor thang – now he’ll be recounting this experience for the rest of life – at work, at the club, at the gym, maybe even at church! I feel bad for the person trying to get with this guy in the future because in his mind, NO ONE will be able to live up to Miss-Jackson-If-Ya-Nasty. (via Bossip)

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Flashback Friday

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Even after 14 years, Janet Jackson’s video for “If” is still hot! I love the androgyny of the females-dressed-as-males characters and for portraying Asian men as being sexy and sexual because that’s rarely portrayed in the mainstream. The color scheme, setting, dancing, actors, and duh Janet exude heat. Why aren’t newer videos as creative? *sigh*

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Flashback Friday! (Mercedes Boy-Pebbles)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Even though she did TLC wrong, so they say, I still can’t hate on this song “Mercedes Boy”. Everybody in my town was bumpin’ this song back in 1988. I swear her and Beyonce could be twins. Interesting bit of trivia: Did you know the male dancer Rudy Houston, who has also appeared in Pebbles’ video “Girlfriend” and Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”, had a sex change in the late 80’s and now goes by the name of Lana?

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