Michael Bearden on UStream

Michael Bearden on UStream

Michael Bearden had a webcast last night and sang a song with an amazing artist, Ayanna Irish.

I just wanted to share with you in quick point form some of the other things he mentioned.

He told a story about MJ putting on a really deep voice and different accents he could do.

He spoke of the Dirty Diana rehearsal.

Michael’s musical language – describing the emotion of the song – put some booty on it, drag yourself out of bed, bathe in the moonlight, sizzling…. Creating a mood.

MJ knew the fans loved him.

He said Michael was computer illiterate and Prince helped him to get online to get the fans to suggest songs for the set list.

The night before “everything happened”, the night before “that happened”, MJ had a glow about him.

Then he started to address my question and the stream cut out!!!  My question was: What was the most important lesson you learned from MJ personally?

His partial answer was “keep it simple”. He used to say that to MB a lot….


Then he comes back on and they (Ayanna and MB) perform “One Last Goodbye” (available on ITunes)

Do you sing? I sing background.

Was MJ going to do another album? Yes he was.  MJ was a father, businessman, artist, he had all these things going on.  He was most excited about being on the stage again. He had so much new music he was working on with new producers.  When MB asked to hear something MJ wouldn’t sing the vocals saying it’s all up in here (pointing to his head).  And then MB chuckles and says MJ would say one of his favourite sayings “It will reveal itself”

How are you doing? I miss him a lot.  I think about him often.  I can’t escape his music.  The fans are like a big family and helping me through this.  But what I’m doing is what I always say: Embrace LOVE.

Ipod story:  One day MB & Travis bought MJ an ipod and put all the band songs etc. on it and bought great headphones and gave it to MJ.  MJ just stared at it. He had no clue how to even turn it on.  They said, It’s an Ipod. MJ said ok what does it do. Once he got into though you couldn’t get him off it!

MB’s assistant bought this Thriller jump drives with all of MJ’s song and videos on it and they were describing it to MJ and he was amazed.

As a star from childhood, he never had to deal with any of these everyday things we took for granted.  So something as simple as a USB drive was just amazing to him.

What is your favourite MJ song?  If I had to pick one? It’s almost impossible to just pick one… but the one I really like… well there’s two…


Then it came back on and I guess they didn’t realize it came back on but I couldn’t understand but MB was saying something about fans being everywhere at 6pm when they arrived and they would practice until late, like 1 or 2 in the morning, and the fans would still be there.  The same amount of fans! J

Then he said they should try and log back on and at least log out properly.

It was sooo funny!  The laptop camera activated and the lady was typing and reading our comments and then realized that we could hear and see her.  It was so funny!  She looked so confused.

Then MB came on.  He was reading the comments.  Then he said we would have to do this again on another venue (not Ustream).

Back to favourite song:  favourite song to play with MJ was Human Nature.  Favorite fan song was Billie Jean especially the end part with just the freestyle and the beat and the fans going crazy.  Can’t beat that.

Then they wrapped it up.

Other than this being a ton of fun chatting with people on the side of the actual broadcast, I found the “it will reveal itself”, and the fact he wouldn’t say the night before MJ died or passed or anything like that – just “things happened”,  the two most interesting things.

Anyway, just wanted to share this with you all!


~ by lilwendy on September 9, 2010.

5 Responses to “Michael Bearden on UStream”

  1. cool…
    I finally read this…been going through “on hold” e-mails…
    Mostly deleting, but glad this was there.
    I like Michael Bearden though I didn’t care for a cpl of comments he made on the Lopez Show…as long as MJ doesn’t mind, guess it was OK.
    Thank you Wendy for taking the time to type all of this out.
    As per how much MB said, well these days I feel that people who know what Michael did are being especially minful these days… going along with the story. Especially Mrs. Jackson’s suit.
    Holy _ _ _ _, that really took me aback at first.
    I have a gut feeling that there are good reasons for his; one of which is that it is not time yet.

  2. Thank you very much my friend, you are very kind in sharing this useful information with? others…. he details were such a blessing, thanks.

  3. Thank you so much. I was unable to get it to work at all. I appreciate you sharing what you heard.

  4. Wendy, as usual I agree with you…I got cut off so many times I missed a lot but thanks for recapping it. Also he deflated our attention away from that night by saying he didn’t want to talk about it because he didn’t want it to take him there….where is there?

    • Yeah he didn’t want to go into that space…. at this time while he was with us… I understand what he’s saying but…. well you know… 😉

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