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Goosebumps man… Such Greatness!

Believe them the first time, when they show you who they are… For those who’ve betrayed me… You showed me who you were before, I just refused to believe it. I’m too nice.
Maya Angelou
Laugh, if you are wise.
Latin Proverb

My day started of kinda of ho-hum but when I heard this song my heart bloomed with sunshine and positivity. Thank you Stevie!

Just because someone walked out of your life doesn’t mean you aren’t valuable- it just means they couldn’t see it- God has better for you!
Paula White

Michael Jackson’s original home demo of Don’t Stop.

Jackson said that when the melody of “Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough” came to him, he couldn’t shake it off and he found himself humming and singing it while walking through the Jacksons’ Encino home. As Michael could not play, he had his brother Randy perform the melody on a piano in the family’s recording studio, and had his sister’s perform percussion with him.

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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.

BONO: Who is Jesus?

When asked, “Who was Jesus?,” Bono from U2 answered, “That is the defining question of what Christianity is about… Either he is the Son of God… or he was nuts.” See what Bono thinks here…

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Bali

Difficult people are very important, - they teach you tolerance and acceptance. If all was going your way all the time, you would become a spoiled child, wouldn’t everyone? Difficult people are just one of the ways God teaches us to expand beyond our egos and accept other perspectives on life.
MFG

Wisdom #truedat #winning #wisdom #realtalk

My new favorite song!

Brian Williams Raps "Rapper's Delight" on Jimmy Fallon.

Brian Williams Raps “Rapper’s Delight”

A monk was asked, “What do you do there in the monastery?” He replied, “We fall and get up, we fall and get up, fall and get up again.”
Esther de Waal