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This blog is dedicated to the loving memory of my mom, Dee Dee Jackson, and my uncle, Michael Jackson.

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Monday
Jun112012

Shooting with "MJ"

Hey guys, these last couple of months have been a strange one for me. Lately I have found myself being both extremely happy and sad at the same time.

What's the happy part?

I received my "Epic" camera last month and it's absolutely incredible. What is an Epic camera? It's an innovative digital cinema camera by the "Red" company. In fact, Red was a company that my uncle Michael was very fond of. We would talk about them over the phone and especially their upcoming cameras. He felt that Jim and his company were trailblazers and that one day they would overcome the big guys. I don't have to tell you that he was right, like always.

Here is a photo of my uncle with the Red one camera.

Knowing my uncle, he probably loved every minute behind the camera.

Which brings me to the sad part. Ever since I got my Epic camera, I've been finding myself depressed. Why? Because my uncle would have been the first person I would have called on the phone to tell about my new "Epic". He would have been so happy for me, ....for us. I can hear him now, asking "when are we gonna shoot something together with it?". The hard reality is, now I never will be able to.

Anyway, in honor of my uncle, I have decided to name my Epic camera, "MJ".

That way everytime I turn on the camera to shoot something or press the record button, I will be thinking of my uncle Michael, and the way he inspired me and will continue to inspire me.

In a way, I will be shooting with "MJ"

Monday
Nov142011

Hold My Hand

"HOLD MY HAND" was the last song my uncle Michael every played to me in person. He was SO PROUD OF IT. I'll never forget that smile he had on his face as the song played through the speakers (in his room) at the Palms Hotel in Vegas. After the song was over, he asked me what I honestly thought of it. I told him it was a worldwide number one song and that it was going to be a huge. He was so happy to hear that. 
I did give the song one slight criticism though. I told my uncle that he needed to be singing more in the chorus and at the end of the song... lol. I said that we (the fans) would want to hear his voice more. :-)
"Hold my Hand" will be officially released tomorrow, November 15th. I'm definitely excited to buy it as soon as it becomes available knowing that the moment I play it, I will instantly remember the day my uncle first played it to me. It's these memories of him that I hold on to and cherish with all my heart. Words can't express how much I love and miss my uncle Michael.

Saturday
Oct152011

Happy Birthday Poppa T

It's my dad's birthday today and I wanted to post this special message about him.

Many of you guys know of my dad, but don't really know the great man he is. He is not only very laid back, but anyone who gets to know my dad, truly loves him. You see, kids learn by watching their parents and my dad was an incredible role model for me. As successful and as famous as he was when I was a kid growing up, my dad always stayed humble and simple.

My dad was a family man with a demanding and sucessful career and I am especially thankful that he was able to balance both so well. He sacrificed his own solo music career to coach our little league baseball teams. He then later sacrifice it again to start our 3T music career. Everyday he worked with us on singing, writing and making harmonies. He showed me and my brothers how to record our own music and taught us on the same exact equipment that he was using to record him and his brothers.

As we get older, we sometimes forget who was really instrumental in who we are today as a human being. As I look back, I have never forgotten the sacrifices my dad made for us. He never wanted anything in return, just for his sons to be happy. I love my dad and the man he was and still is and I wish him an incredible birthday.

Thursday
Sep082011

The launch of Code Z : The Zombie Series Official Concept Teaser

Code Z: The Zombie Series concept teaser is now officially on our Code Z Vimeo Page.

 


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Wednesday
Sep012010

One of my fondest memories with my uncle Michael

If you were to ask me what was one of my fondest memories with my uncle Michael, the first answer that would come to my mind would be, "Huis Ten Bosch" What is Huis Ten Bosch. The Huis Ten Bosch I am talking about is a Dutch Village theme park in Nagasaki, Japan.

The quick story is.... my brothers and I were visiting my uncle Michael in Japan. All of us were invited to visit the theme park Huis Ten Bosch . I won't go into too many details because most of these memories are very special to me and I hold them close to my heart. However what I can tell you is that the four of us never laughed so hard....period..We were all just acting silly and making each other laugh that day. For years afterwards we still talked about that trip. Matter of fact, whenever my uncle need some cheering up, all we had to do was mention Huis Ten Bosch and he would laugh again. That's one of the things I will miss most about my uncle. Making him laugh or smile. He had a great laugh. A laugh that would make you laugh back. That trip was purely a magical one and I will never forget it.

 

Taj