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Anthony Cooper
Anthony Cooper

Destiny Original Mix Tom Wax Ben Champell

The future King of Pop took on the legacy of the King of Rock & Roll on the Jacksons' 1980 take on "Heartbreak Hotel." Written by Michael, it has little in common with Elvis Presley's 1956 classic; it's a lithe disco-pop tune that takes the original's theme in a darker direction with lyrics about a hotel where relationships break up. "Heartbreak Hotel" became a Number Two R&B hit; then somebody at the Jacksons' label, perhaps sensing legal complications, changed it to the nonsensical "This Place Hotel."

Destiny Original Mix Tom Wax Ben Champell

Motown songwriting team the Corporation had to tone down the lyrics for "Mama's Pearl," which was originally titled "Guess Who's Making Whoopie (With Your Girlfriend)," so pre-pubescent Michael could sing it without raising parents' eyebrows. Musically, the track comes off like the scrappy cousin of "I Want You Back," with its bouncing piano and bass-y "doo-doo-doo" backup vocals, but Michael sounds as cute as ever trying to persuade a girl to fall in love with him. The track, which reached Number Two, remained special to Jackson decades later; in Moonwalk he wrote that it reminded him of his schoolyard days.

The best song from Jackson's last studio album is a bit of light, innocent, doting R&B, free of the dark undertones that dominated so much of his later music. The song was presented to Jackson in a demo with vocals from Marsha Ambrosius of the group Floetry, who was also one of the song's writers. "We originally demo'ed it with a woman singing, so it was hard for him to hit those notes," recalled co-producer Vidal Davis. "We did tons and tons of takes." The finished results recaptured the easeful soul of Jackson's earliest solo recordings right down to a rhythm track built around his finger snaps. Said Davis, "He had the loudest snaps in the world."

"'The Way You Make Me Feel' and 'Smooth Criminal' are simply the grooves I was in at the time," Jackson said. Planet Earth was pretty into them as well. The third consecutive Number One single from Bad is the last unambiguously buoyant hit of Jackson's miraculous Eighties. "That was one of my favorites," says keyboardist Greg Phillinganes. "I remember how much fun I had laying down those offbeat parts, the bass line, all that stuff, and watching the expression on Michael's face." The idea for the unshakable groove came from Jackson's mother, Katherine, who suggested he do a song "with a shuffling kind of rhythm." Jackson replied, "I think I know what you mean," and quickly came up with something (originally titled "Hot Fever"). Jackson recorded all the vocal parts, including the backing vocals, dancing around a darkened studio to the track. Recalled engineer Bruce Swedien, "He'd sing his line, then he'd disappear into the darkness."

Pat was a member of Portland Collectors Club (originally Glass Club). She always had interesting things to share for every program at our meetings.She loved showing her collections at both of her homes. And we all learned from her knowledge.She was a treasure and will be missed.

My Mother's brother Pat,I will hear his laugh for always.When I think of Uncle Pat I think about Family, that is what mattered most to him and what he was best at his immediate family.The original bunch Harry ,Dot and the 5 kids Dee,Barbara,Sonny,Pat and Mike had always been a unique and interesting family, many of us saw each other very seldom if at all outside the immediate bunch but that being said, know who we are and stand close together with the love and respect for our family.I treasure the stories I hold from mom all the way back to Ginny,I treasure the moments shared and the memories I have.I remember they lived and did the best they could with the time allowed.It seems fishing and painting,family, and Shelley mostly come to mind when I think of Uncle Pat.The sorrow is always with us it never can be comforted we just come to accept the things that we cannot change.There are no words deep enough , strong enough, or correct enough to convey how huge a void this is and that I understand and feel this with you it surfaces many memories and people .I regret your loss, I regret your sorrow, pain , and emptiness.Live for him, through him, and with him ,he's not here but he's not gone.He's around.I wish for all of you a sense of calm.

Spencer Hayes is a California surfer and the operations manager of Deus Ex Machina in Venice,CA. In this interview, Spencer explains the concept behind the global store that was originally started in Sydney, and what he hopes to accomplish with the US store.

Bruce Brown, who, after making the film The Endless Summer, created On Any Sunday, a movie about riding dirt bikes. As the idea and ability of exploration came into view, and with the addition of surf racks attached to motorcycles, the original guys could get to different surf spots that were previously inaccessible and have more fun doing it. This surf/bike concept is very evident in Bali, as pretty much every two-wheeled transportation mechanism has a rusty surf rack welded to it, and when you pull up to the beach you park your motorcycle or scooter next to ten other rusty surf-racked scooters.

How did Magic Quiver come about?While the original idea was just to get some good boards for me and my friends, I began to see a business opportunity. Opening a shop has been a dream of mine since I started surfing. But with Portugal being a very small market, I was doing this for the love I have for surfing and surfboards. After 13 years working at a TV Station, the opportunity knocked and I decided it was time to go after my dream and make Magic Quiver a real shop. I left a safe and well paid job and started working hard to make it happen. 041b061a72

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