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Michael Jackson - Beat It (Demo)




Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

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.

Dang. Dude was good.


Michael Jackson was just too damned good.



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Light of India

The Umaid Bhavan Palace and hotel in the background. One of the royal automobiles in the foreground. The erstwhile maharaja and his family still reside here. Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 

Oxford Bookstore in New Delhi

This is amazing! One reason more to visit Delhi. I wonder if they are planning to launch this pan India?

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Street of India

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India Map Made Out Of Real Food by Henry Hargreaves

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Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. One of its founders, Robert Sayre, spoke at CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh as part of our month on Rebel.

Check out his talk and learn more about the cause. →

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INDIA1219/OM on Flickr.


Happy international women’s day!! Henna art is applied for luck, joy & beauty. #sweet1985 #henna #india #bridal #iwd (at