Michael Jackson Thriller Wall Clock Review: "I don't need no dreams when I'm by your side..."

I received this clock as a housewarming gift when I first moved into my new place from family. I had never seen anything like it at the time and I still haven’t seen anything similar since that time. It’s really a great find. I thought that it might have been vintage when I first saw it but, I am really not sure. There’s a small hairline scratch on mine but, that didn't stop me from hanging this baby up.

I haven't seen this anywhere online since I first received it but, there is another version selling on Amazon for less than $40. I linked it up here in my Holiday Gift Guide a few days ago. 


Why Don't You Give Love on Christmas Day?

Hey everyone! 

Just wanted to take the time out to wish everyone in my Michael Jackson family a very Merry Christmas. 
All the best!


Fancy words will only ruin it.

"Touch" is one of those Jackson 5 songs that you listen to... enjoy... then realize what you just heard.  
This song is from the album Skywriter and super sensual in its content. 

Darlin' just relax
You melt me like hot candle wax
One touch and my whole body melts
You just say, you say you can't express yourself

Oh, just keep doin' what you're doin'
Fancy words will only ruin it
Touch (touch me)
That very special touch
If I satisfy you (if I satisfy you)
How can you satisfy me baby

Don't you worry baby why
You see these tears of love in my eyes
I feel this love flowin' through
Like a river girl straight through me to you

Your touch mean than words
Than any language ever heard
Touch (touch me)
That very special touch
Every brand new day (every brand new day)
I wake up wanting you the same ole way...

"Touch"  Skywriter 1973.

What is a 12 year old Michael Jackson doing about pleasing women in such a manner?

But with this song Michael does it, as he does most things very well. This song, as many songs that the Jackson 5 recorded was a tune performed originally by the Supremes. One of the things I really hate hearing is how Michael was "too young" to be singing about certain subjects. Well, to me, Michael's voice expresses such deep and raw emotion on certain songs that at times I've been moved to tears. Now many of these instances, I was a high schooler myself but, there are times now as I embark on my adult life that I sit back and listen to what he is saying and I truly do believe it. 

Now I won't comment on the underlying sexual innuendos found in the lyrics of this song but... hey.
I'll just say that I'd totally encourage you to take a listen (if you aren't familiar with it already). I'd like to think that this would sound even more awesome performed by a mid-20's Michael. 

How many of the artists on the radio today had the power and the heart to move souls like Michael Jackson did? 

I'd argue not too many. 


Breaking News: Legacy of Love NY MJ Fan Club Makes Headlines!

So proud. 

I never could have imagined that this small little club could become something so big, so meaningful, and so much fun for so many fans along the East Coast. 

If you are looking for a sure-fire way to make friends, this is certainly it.


To join Legacy of Love check us out here (oh and tell em that MJFANGIRL sent cha). 

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Michael Jackson Fan Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - For the Fan Who Has Everything

Hey everyone! 

I'm coming to you today with some fun gift ideas for the Michael Jackson fan in your life (who has everything!) And check it out... these are ALL under $40.00! SCHWEET!

1. Gifts & Decor Quartz King of Pop Michael Jackson Memorial Wall Clock
Okay so maybe I am a bit biased because I have not one but TWO (yes TWO) of these on my wall. I love these clocks. They are so stylish and they're a really good gifting option for the Michael Jackson fan that has most of the typical items that any collector might have. I am really not sure where to buy this, apart from Amazon because I received my clocks as housewarming presents from family. I actually didn't bother putting batteries in mine because they look pretty without all of the ticking and trouble that goes along with having more than one clock working in the same area :-). The only real downside to this item is that the dates are printed at the bottom. For some this is a big issue and it used to be for me but, not so much these days. These are very high quality and well worth the price -- my top choice for the season! 

2. Jackson Five: The Completed Animated Series  
I am so excited about this one! I think that the Jackson 5 Cartoon DVD release is one of the things I am most excited for in 2013. I did a quick entry about how excited I was to hear about this a few weeks back. I would most recommend this for fans who love the Jackson 5 era, who are open to learning more about it, or for the young Michael Jackson fan in your life. I'll admit, if I had children, I'd be popping this in the DVD player for them to watch. The stories are fun and musical, yet easy enough for a young child to understand and enjoy. 

3. Colorforms Michael Jackson Dress-Up Set

This is super vintage and fun! I kinda want this JUST to have it. This is one of those less popular and more difficult to find items. Recommended for any fan of the Off The Wall Era! Would be cute packaged together with The Jacksons Live CD !

4. Michael Jackson Puzzles Thriller 25th Anniversary Edition 500 Piece Puzzle
We gave one of these babies away at the last Legacy of Love Halloween party. It was a huge hit. At the time they were retailing for about 20 bucks but now they're down to just under $12 on Amazon. SCORE! I don't really have the time to devote to something like this now (or the space) but I plan on making time in the near future.  If anyone wants to buy me this for Christmas, they are totally welcome to do so! 

5. Continental Accessory Corp. Michael Jackson 1 Subject Notebook, Twin Wire, 80 Sheets, 8.5 x 10.5 inches, Assorted 6 Pack (593)
I did an entry (here) waaaaaay back in the day about these but I LOVE THEM. I honestly wish that I had purchased more when they were just 3 dollars each at my local drugstore but, leave it up to good old Amazon to still have them in stock! Don't let the small picture up top fool you, these are each 80 sheets of pages that are just about letter size. Perfect gift for your Michael Jackson fan that is still in school and needs a little dosage of Mike during class to stay focused.
(That was me alllllllllllllllll the way!). 

What do you think of some of these suggestions? Are you a Michael Jackson fan who has everything? What would YOU like to recieve for the holidays?
Leave a comment below :)

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My favorite Christmas candles

This season has been so insanely busy for me- I can hardly keep up! I am so happy things will finally slow down though. By the time this entry is posted, I will be in Japan on business. Two of the things that help me prepare for long journeys are listening to music and lighting candles.

My two favorite candles at the moment are Home for the Holidays by Yankee Candle and Merry Mistletoe by Slatkin & Co. Burning candles always helps to put me in a calm and serene mood. This is only my second candle from Slatkin & Co and I was super pleased with how evenly this candle burned and how good of a throw it has. Merry Mistletoe smells like a mix of fresh pine, light citrus, and a bit of floral. I'd HIGHLY recommend this candle to anyone, especially if you're just looking for something subtle. Home for the Holidays is a bit more spicy but, it also works to help put me in the Christmas mood. I've heard for years that Michael Jackson's previous home, Neverland, was always so sweet smelling and peaceful.

What helps to get you all in the Christmas mood? 


Lady Gaga goes Goo-Goo for Michael Jackson Costumes at auction

As many of you have probably already heard, Lady Gaga was the mystery bidder that purchased 55 of Michael Jackson's costumes from the auction held by Julien's Auction house this past weekend. 

Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins were the creators of so many of Michael Jackson's costumes and original outfits during his career. (To see some of these costumes, I'd highly recommend getting Michael Bush's book: The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson.) 

Like many of you I was on the website watching the live bidding to see all of these precious items sold.
Watching the auction was kind of sad because I felt like some random people were buying the items just to buy them, and that we'd never get to see these things again. It's like--- who buys these things? Hundreds of things were auctioned off since Michael died and I truly wonder who are the people that purchases these items. I wish that I had the money and the know-how to win some of these things. 

I was elated to learn that Lady Gaga won so many of these beautiful costumes and am truly thankful that they aren't scattered around the world in random places. Lady Gaga tweeted "the 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide." --- and to that I say THANK YOU! 

As  fellow artist and all around cool woman, I am happy that Lady Gaga has plans to archive some of Michael's belongings. There's no doubt in my mind that she will make the right decision on how to care for these items. Although I am not in any true rush to see these in a museum, my hopes are that one day I will be able to take my children to see some of the beautiful artwork, rare costumes, and reflect on some of the monumental moments in Michael Jackson's career. 

To see the auction catalog before it's removed, check it out at the Julien's homepage here
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