@1 week ago with 49133 note and 1553607 play
#Music #Michael Jackson #Beat It
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.”
(Source: harrattanparhar, via nprmusic)
@2 weeks ago
#Blades of Glory #Will Ferrell #movie quotes #Jon Heder #movies #ice skating
- The night is a very dark time for me.
- It’s dark for everyone, moron.
- Not for Alaskans or dudes with night-vision goggles.
@2 months ago
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@3 months ago with 10218 notes
Loving the colours in this photo. So perfect. Doesn’t hurt that I’m looking at Tom Hiddleston either.
(Source: tomhloki, via buenastardis)