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Kayla looked out the window into the cloudy night. Looks like rain. She thought. Shrugging her shoulders, she gathered her purse and keys and headed out the door. Rain didn’t bother her. Besides, she wanted to get this grocery shopping out of the way; she was tired and irritable. A gentle wind greeted her as she stepped outside, tugging at her dark shoulder length curls. Kayla smiled; she always loved breezy nights. The air was thick with the smell of oncoming rain. She pulled up to a Whole Foods store and quickly walked inside to avoid the rain. She adjusted her bag on her shoulder and jumped a little as her cellphone buzzed in her purse:
VICTORIA: Hey, what’s up?
KAYLA: Nothing, just doing some random shopping nothing in the fridge at home, how about you?
VICTORIA: Nothing much. Watching TV :/
KAYLA: Oh. K. Well I’ll call u when I get back to the house.
VICTORIA: OK. ily bye be careful.
KAYLA: ♡♡♡ bye
Kayla was so occupied with her phone, she didn’t look up to see someone coming around the corner. She bumped right into a young man, and both managed to drop all the contents of the mini baskets they were carrying.
“Oh! I’m so sorry sir! ” she apologized.
“No no, pardon me miss. I should have been paying attention to where I was going. ” the man said, ” here, let me help you with this…”
They both knelt down at the same time to put their items back into their baskets. That is when they first made eye contact. Kayla paused for a moment to study him. His eyes were the first thing she really noticed about him. They shined out at her from under his dark grey hoodie like mesmerizing stars that shone with many secrets. His eyes were a rich dark brown. A single, long curl of ebony hair had escaped it’s hair tie and draped itself across his face. The second thing that she noticed was that he was the most beautiful man she had ever seen. Kayla wondered fleetingly if she were in a dream. She nervously tucked a strand of her own hair behind her ear. “Thanks. I’m really sorry about crashing into you. I was on my phone, after all. “
“That makes two of us then, ” the man chuckled, holding up his own phone. Kayla’s heart skipped a beat. His smile was so lovely and bright. Good lord, she thought. They stood together after putting the items away.
“Are you from around here?” He asked, his large curious eyes scanning her face. All of a sudden, she felt self conscious. Her fingers absently played with a lock of hair again. ” No, actually I just moved here from Florida a month ago. ” He nodded in understanding. *”So have I, except I have been here for three months now…and I’m from Los Angeles.”
“Looks like we have something in common then. I’m Kayla.” She extended her hand towards him with a warm smile.
The man bowed slightly as they shook hands, which caused her to swoon on the inside. “Nice to meet you madame, my name is Michael.” Kayla couldn’t help but notice how warm and large his hand was. His voice was mellifluous, and had a musical sound to it. Every time he spoke, it sounded like a delicate rain falling.
Could you get any more perfect?
They both walked slowly towards the checkout line to prolong the conversation. Michael had this strange aura about him. He spoke first, as a semi awkward silence had settled between the two. “May I ask you something?” A small smile graced his features.
“Are you doing anything this weekend? I know this may sound forward, but I couldn’t help but want to know more about you. You seem like a very intriguing person. “
“Oh!” Kayla said, stopping where they were. She thought it over. She couldn’t really trust this man, could she? “No I’m free this weekend, we can both become more acquainted with this town.
Michael flashed another dazzling smile. They finally arrived at the checkout line and Kayla couldn’t help but notice the strange looks the cashier was giving them. As soon as she made eye contact with her, the cashier looked down immediately. She wanted to ask the girl what her problem was.
“Does saturday night sound good? I’m booked tomorrow.”
“Saturday is perfect,” he said. “There’s a new Italian restaurant opening on Caldwell, I hear they are excellent.”
“Hopefully, it doesn’t rain,” she said, looking out at the sky.
“I’m sure it’ll be fine, ” Michael reassured her. The cashier began checking out his few items with obvious distaste. Kayla shot her an icy glare, glancing back at Michael apologetically. He didn’t seem to notice or care. “Maybe after that, we can go for a walk in the park?” He suggested, raising his long eyebrows. “That sounds nice!” She replied, flashing him a flirtatious smile. By then, they had reached her silver Audi A4. She put her bags in the trunk. They quickly exchanged numbers. “I’m waaay down there,” Michael said. He pointed to a far off black car in the distance. A moment passed between the two. Michael looked at his feet, and back to Kayla.
“It was nice meeting you tonight Kayla, ” he said softly.
“Likewise,” despite herself, she giggled, I’ll see you Saturday night at 6:30?”
“6:30. Farewell madame, ” he took her hand and kissed it. She blushed. “See you then Michael, goodnight. “
They waived at each other before walking in opposite directions.
When Kayla got home, she fell asleep with a smile as the rain that had been held back especially for her finally began to pour. When she heard the rain, she thought of his voice.
Michael smiled as he thought of Kayla. Most people in the small town had avoided him or given dirty looks. “Maybe fate has joined our souls. Maybe god has finally sought to soothe my lonely heart.” He thought. He performed a spin about his ballroom, ecstatic.
“Someone is happy,” a teasing voice echoed through the large room.
“Be quiet.” He said, with crimson cheeks.
The voice continued to snicker.
I wonder what she’ll say when I reveal who I really am, he thought. I hope I do not drive her away.
“Don’t worry Maestro, I’m sure she will accept you just they way you are,”
“Let us hope so,” he mumbled. He walked over to the grand piano by the window and began to play a soft tune, looking out into the moonlight as his long elegant fingers glided along the smooth ivory keys. This is how he spent most of his time: reading, walking aimlessly around the woods that surrounded his home, or playing an instrument. He only went into the city on rare occasions. The townspeople there were quite judgemental and rude. He only went to the library, or on occasions when really bored, he would become invisible and sneak into the movie theater and irritate moviegoers by laughing very loudly. No one could pinpoint the source of the noise because it would be too dark. He chuckled to himself at this thought. One thing that he actually enjoyed doing was pulling pranks on the townspeople. As he played, his thoughts drifted back to Kayla, the thick, honey-skinned woman he’d met earlier at the store.
“God, she’s beautiful,” he whispered under his breath. He began to dote on her lovely brown eyes, full lips, and full figure, her soft, delicate hands when they introduced themselves, and her gentle voice. Her powerful aura had washed over him completely.
Michael was snapped out of his reverie by a distant voice calling to get his attention.
“You have a visitor, sir.”…
DISCLAIMER: I am not using this for profit, just purely imagination! I know hat the character for Maestro speaks a bit more modern, but this Maestro has been around so long, he has picked up some of the lingo of modern people, as well as technology (he has a smartphone and a car lol). I wanted to do something different with this Maestro because everyone is always having him as someone who barely moved past the 17th century. Anyway, honest, respectful critique is welcome! Do not copy without permission please!
I am saying to everyone in mjfam, why can’t we stop putting agendas and conflict ahead of fans and MJ? Just fight for and appreciate MJ, and most of all, be kind to one another. Some popular MJ groups have been rude or mean. That does not make it okay. That is not how Michael would want his fans to act. Also MJ was forgiving, not vengeful or spiteful towards those who did him wrong. The reason why MJ fans get on Twitter and social media is only focused on either justice for MJ, appreciating him, meeting others who love him, etc. It is only about MJ but still we shouldn’t hurt each other in the process of fighting for/appreciating him. I am pretty sure if a popular MJ group was rude to me, I would give them a piece of my mind, but then I would block and ignore and not give them the time of day. If you don’t agree with someone’s opinion, don’t bad mouth them. Not everyone has to share the same mindset. Everyone is different. Also, not everyone in MJFam has to RT/fav/quote what you want them to quite or follow who you want then to follow. I am considering leaving Twitter (not the Michael Jackson fandom)because of all this unnecessary mess.
I will not un follow/ block you if I do not agree with your opinion, BUT I will if all that is seen from following is toxic anger, petty arguments, who did this, who did that, or if you are saying nasty/ mean things about Michael’s family or dis respecting me. I don’t do all that drama. Anger and conflict is very toxic for me. I am just here to talk about and appreciate MJ with other fans. I follow ppl who have Facts or interesting/ educational things to say about MJ, or for fans who have a witty sense of humor. I swear if one more MJ fan gives me an ‘ultimatum’ like ‘if you follow this person, or RT ppl’s status that I don’t like, I block you’, I WILL give you an very unfriendly piece of my mind. I am not here for your follow, I’m here to HAVE FUN talking about MJ, and defending him. I didn’t come here to feel ‘pressured’ about who I should and shouldn’t follow, RT, Fave, whatevs. Now, that is all.
Why is there an increasing habit of calling Justin Bieber the new ‘ King of Pop’ or the next Michael Jackson? It’s quite annoying actually. I understand that Bieber has his fans, but the next mj? Really? Why is there such an effort to forget Michael? To put someone else in his place? This is not happening to anyone else who has passed and is a musical legend; not James Brown, Elvis Presley, no one! Replace 45 years of a musical legacy with a disruptive teenager who thinks the world revolves around him? I don’t think so. I am not saying that Justin Bieber is talentless, but he needs to try and be himself rather than someone he can never replace. You cannot become a great artist by being unauthentic. If you have a role model, it’s good to draw inspiration from them, but try and be an exact replica and you might as well become an impersonator. Please stop trying to replace Michael Jackson. If that were even possible, whoever were to replace him would have to be so good that he/she would be better than or equal to Michael Jackson!
I have to fix his mouth because it looks a little off, and the shading could use more improvement, not to mention his left eye looks a bit weird, but otherwise, just wanted to show you all a drawing that I did over the weekend I got a little depressed doing this because I keep comparing myself to other artists, but sometimes I can’t help it. Some of y’all have a style I wish I could replicate. Y’all make it look easy! lol Anyway, I did this with graphite pencils and regular sketchbook paper. I’ve been drawing other doodles of Michael, but i am too embarrassed to post them. And as usual, my crappy camera failed to capture the right shading. Yay Blackberry. <#3
Crap! I accidentally cropped out my signature! -_-
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#mjfam Well, looks like #AEG Live was successful in portraying MJ as a ‘doctor shopper’ Jurors also believed that AEG was kept in the dark about Dr. Murray using propofol, and the jury foreman said that there was no evidence to suggest that AEG knew what was going on between Murray and MJ, though they did expect him to do his ‘general care’ job well. But when they did see when something was wrong, AEG did meet with the doctor to see why MJ wasn’t going to rehearsals, NOT to see what was wrong with MJ, is this guy doing his JOB right, should we hire another, better doctor? Even though they did not know exactly what was going on, they could have STILL put MJ’s health and safety above money and getting to rehearsals. AEG said ‘I don’t care what is wong with Michael Jackson, the show must go on’, no canceling of the tour to make sure MJ got better, no actual investigating of the doctor they hired the moment when people around MJstarted saying that something was wrong, and if MJ had a doctor, why did he look so bad, just interest in money. I think AEG is still liable.they didn’t even have to go into MJ’s medical records to investigate Murray when they saw that something was wrong! They could have said’ hold on’ ppl are saying mj is getting worse and worse, and we hired a doc to see to his health’ why is our star not healthy? Why is our star looking like this with a ‘competent’ doctor for ‘general care, let’s investigate him?’? Instead, Randy Phillips and Gongaware squashed any one who said MJ needs help and said ‘the show must continue!’ Oh, and now we know that the jury was actually clapping for Kenny Ortega. I honestly think that Kenny tried to help, but he didn’t know exactly what was wrong with MJ.That would probably explain why he said MJ appeared to have a miraculous recovery on the 2 days before he passed (because those rehearsals were much better, and MJ seemed more like himself) Why no one took him to a hospital, I don’t know. :/ maybe no one knew exactly what was wrong with MJ, and they didn’t think it was as serious as it was. I’m not trying to make excuses for anyone, just trying to piece this story together. It is possible AEG had no idea in the begining about the doc, but later on when MJ started to deteriorate, they never asked what’s wrong, never went to MJ and asked him ‘do you need a break, should we postpone the tour until a certain date’, etc. NO. AEG didn’t know because they didn’t want to know. They wanted their money. #greed.
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Judge adds: “Plaintiffs presented substantial evidence that (AEG’s) conduct was a substantial factor in causing (Jackson’s) death”- Alan Duke, CNN
“Judge in AEG trial has explained her decision to remove Phillips and Gongaware as defendants. Substantial evidence has been presented at trial from which a jury can reasonably infer that (AEG) knew or should have known that Dr. Murray presented an undue risk of harm to (Jackson). Plaintiffs presented substantial evidence that (AEG’s) conduct was a substantial factor in causing (Jackson’s) death. Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware did not assume personal liability. Rather, they acted solely as an agent of AEG Live.”- CE Thompson, British Journalist
OK, it has been obvious since Day 1 that the judge presiding over this case (“Judge” Yvette Palazuelos) is biased and bought by some members of AEG Live. First she did not allow cameras into the courtroom, so the public could hear valuable testimony and witness for themselves the vile and immature conduct of O’Melveny and Myers, the firm that AEG hired to defend them. Also, she did not want to expose her bias to the world. Next came an effort to decrease the amount people in the courtroom. People who have been following the case closely know what I am talking about. All I have to say on the matter is that the claim that the conduct of AEG was a major cause of Michael’s death is a very reasonable one, considering it is mostly their fault that MJ stressed out. However, that other half of the Judge’s statement about there not being sufficient evidence to find Gongaware and Phillips Liable is B to the S. What AEG should be held liable for is the fact that (1) They ignored Michael’s pleas for a better schedule, (2) They bound him in a contract that was deceiving and held all his assets (not to mention his very expensive ATV catalog) should he not be able to perform the 50 shows that he DID NOT sign up for, (3) At least ONE of the executives (*cough* Paul… Gongaware…) knew about Michael’s previous problems with medication from the Dangerous tour, yet claims he knew nothing about it until MJ’s passing (which is a lie). Michael made his struggles known worldwide during the dangerous tour. (4) Randy Phillips and Kenny Ortega and Travis Payne forced Michael to attend rehearsals, even though in the contract, he was not required to attend. Michael always rehearsed on his own in previous tours. (5) They treated him with contempt, and supposed “tough love”, which wasn’t love at all, called him “creepy” and a “freak” behind his back, (6) Randy Phillips admitted in an email to slapping and screaming at Michael “so loud that the walls shook“. (7) They pressured his doctor to do as they, the “producer”, said, not Michael, “the artist”, in turn causing Murray to take more risks for his paycheck, (8) They hired a doctor who could not say no to either AEG or Michael, who may have thought he needed the propofol in order to sleep so he could have energy for the long and grueling schedule they laid out for him (9) Paul Gongaware emailed Kathy Jorrie, and told her to make the show’s performance schedule not look so rigorous, basically to deceive Michael -(click on the highlighted links/words that will take you to the evidence). If anything, Gongaware and Phillips are the most liable because they inflicted the most damage, along with Thome.
Another point: If AEG could check on Thome Thome because they were concerned about his authenticity, if they claimed to know exactly what Arnold Klein was giving Michael, why couldn’t they have checked Murray the same way?
Lastly, we have the ‘big boss’—Phillip Anschutz, who should also be in jail. He’s the one who approved all of this in the first place. He should have been the first one up on the stand to squirm. I truly hope that he has no happiness in life, and that all the money in the world will only leave him in suffering. I hope they all suffer.
Overall, the main basis of this case was whether or not AEG hired Murray, which was admitted in emails and on national television that they did. End of story. AEG loses. Nothing else really matters. Michael’s past med problems had NOTHING to do with AEG’S negligence in willfully (I think) hiring a destitute doctor to control Michael. They should all be in jail.
OTHER EVIDENCE THAT RANDY PHILLIPS PRESSURED MICHAEL:
Dan Beckerman, AEG’s chief operating officer, sent Phillips, the chief executive of concert division AEG Live, a YouTube link to Jackson’s shaky 2001 MTV appearance and asked, “Can he pull this off?”
“With time and rehearsal,” Phillips wrote back.
Pressed by another promoter about Jackson’s ability to deliver, Phillips shot back in an email, “He has to or financial disaster awaits.” Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/fernandacaminoMJFan/posts/10200505044134754 – MORE evidence that they knew about Michael’s past problems with medication, yet decided to pursue him ANYWAY) Yeah, Phillips and Gongaware aren’t responsible…stupid Judge…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZkjCrimUzQ -Randy admits that AEG hired Murray
*NOTE: I haven’t decided if this post needs more work or not, but I wanted to share it with you all.
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