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Thursday, December 30, 2010

ACTION: Discovery Channel re: re-enactment of MJ's autospy

UPDATE: DISCOVERY CHANNEL HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM INDEFINITELY!




Source: TMZ (Sincere thanks to TMZ for their continued coverage of this subject since first reported re: fans writing Discovery as seen here December 11th.)  Ps. For some reason when I converted the PDF as a JPEG, the watermark was removed.  Not sure what font you use but made sure TMZ was still credited as well as sourced above.

If you want to send your message, you can write a letter to the President/CEO of Discovery.

David M. Zaslav
President and Chief Executive Officer
Discovery Communictions Inc.
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays............

On this day, and every day, I wish for each of you, my dear friends and family of MJ fans, a wonderful day filled with L.O.V.E. and happiness.  May each day  of the coming year, and those beyond, surround you with friends and family, joy, good health and wealth. 

Together we are a group of people who cherish happiness and honesty, L.O.V.E. and laughter, charity and cohesiveness, peace and pride.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mortified.................

"When the slaughter was finished they drove the rest of the pod out, but the two babies did not want to go, they were looking all over for mom. So the evil men slaughtered them too."

Read the entire update HERE

.... For those of you who just read this and did nothing... imagine this.

Cali's back... and Opus issues are top priority

I know everyone has been frustrated with the issues that have yet to be resolved with Kraken Opus re: MJ's Opus.  The most frustrated people are the ones who have yet to even receive what they paid for... and I don't mean not getting the 2nd glove, or the OR card and technology.  I mean the people out there who paid over a YEAR ago who have yet to get their MJ OPUS.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A live dolphin being loaded (NO blood video)

Source

The next time you visit a Sea World, or other sea park, or any type of live swim with dolphin program, remember the eyes of this dolphin. Remember the cries you hear from her. For she is on her way to be sold into a life of captivity.

...and if you say nothing, turn your head and look the other way, you are as much of a part of the problem as these so-called fishermen and dolphin killers.

Harsh?   No. True.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dolphin video from a 16 year old


Source: Kahakaigirl

More information:  Elora Malama

What are YOUR comments on this video?  Agree, disagree or no opinion.  Would like to hear from each of you.  As always, comments may be left anonymously if you wish.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cirque du Soleil Exclusive Pre-Sale (Nov 3rd through 5th)

Picture credit:  Sony, NYC (via email).  Copyright (likely) MJ Estate & Cirque du Soleil

EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE

Michael Jackson's tours were the greatest events in modern music history...And now, The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil unveil Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime production that unfolds inside the creative mind of the King of Pop.

Now for 3 days only, Michael Jackson fan club members get exclusive access to tickets for all 27 North American dates through the fan club pre-sale.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil is a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael's creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.
 

Facebook: Become a Fan!

Twitter: Follow Cirque

Also, enter to win tickets to the World Premier.  (Small print says open to US and Canadian residents)  Please read official rules here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Uncover MJ's Name - L.O.V.E. from Spain

I received this message in my email from a beautiful MJ fan in Spain, who I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the last 10 months, re: the MJ Opus.

To each of you, those beautiful fans, who spent over a year working tirelessly to accomplish something that many thought would never be done-- this one is for YOU. 

Credit: Photo found here
Acabo de leer la noticia publicada en TMZ del descubrimiento del nombre de Michael en el famoso colegio que tapó su nombre en el 2003. Dicen que todo gracias al empeño de sus fans, y como tu eres de L.A. he dado por supuesto que algo habrás tenido que ver. Tanto si es así como si no, para mi les representas, y quería que supieras cuanto me alegra esta noticia. ES como si todo estuviese volviendo a su sitio, todo ha cambiado ya respecto a Michael en el mundo. A base de verdades y también estoy segura, de que a golpe de tecla por parte de mucha gente. Por favor, transmite mi gratitud a quienes han promovido esta acción.
via Google Translate (which we know isn't the best at translations, but you get the idea)

I just read the news published on TMZ's discovery of the name of Michael in the famous college that covered his name in 2003. Say thanks to the efforts of their fans, and as you're from LA I assumed that something you've had to do. Whether so or not, to me they represent, and I wanted you to know how much I am glad this news. It is as if everything was back to his place, everything has changed and about Michael in the world. On the basis of truth and I am sure that a keystroke by many people. Please convey my gratitude to those who have promoted this action.
Kudos to all of you.  You have shown the world that MJ fans carry Michael Jackson's message of L.O.V.E. and peace in their hearts.  Together and with L.O.V.E., there is nothing in this world we can not do.  Keep up the great work. 

Much L.O.V.E.,
Cali

PS.  The only part I contributed was to sign the petition.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Karl Fowler, KRAKEN OPUS CEO, unpaid personal taxes in Guernsey Press

Thank you dear Anonymous for this comment:

Congratulations: Uncover MJ's name project

Fantastic news!

Please see the post here  and also Mrs. Jackson's statement is posted here

Way to go MJ fans!

Here's some more press on the topic!

TMZ with exclusive photo
MyFoxLA
LA Times
KTLA

Dolphin slaughter & trade - Do the math

(Edit/Add):  If you're looking for my reply from Elora's blog, please scroll down to comments.  Thanks!
Cali

Information sent to me just moments ago re: my blog post here.  I have posted the comments in their entirity here.  Most recent comments on top.  (Edit/Add:)  Also, the link kiuchi_minoru provided as the source for his information is below (in Japanese).  Here is a Google Translated version in English
kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Total in Japan: http://bit.ly/cpNkDv  Taiji: http://bit.ly/bQuwPe  #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Dolphins for aquariums were 93, whose estimated value is \72M. Do you think live dolphin trade is really the motivation? #thecove

FROM @kiuchi_minoru TO @CaliMJFan To the Dolphin Base/Taiji Whale Museum/Taiji Development Corporation who train/feed/sell dolphins to foreign aquariums #thecove

FROM @CaliMJFan TO @kiuchi_minoru Where does the money go if the fishermen do not get it?

@kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Thank you for the update. One more to add, Fishermen do not receive any extra money for the exported dolphins. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Yes these are in yen except the total value I calculated for your convenience ($252.5K). #thecove 
kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Back to the calculation. The estimated money gained from live dolphins in total: \20.2M = $252.5K The break down is... #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Though HEPCA claims they were sold $300K each, they admit they haven't seen the papers. That is just an imagined price. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan As to the 4 dolphins sold to Egypt it is clear they were sold for \15,694K in total, according to the Custom Service. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan If you sell the dolphins to foreign countries, the prices are different as they'd include the cost of transport etc. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan NB The money fishermen/Fisher's Union get is less than these prices, as Taiji dolphin base act as intermediary. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan False Killer Whale \3M; Orca \20M. If you want to know the price in dollars, simply divide it by 80. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan Bottlenose Dolphin \7-900K; Spotted Dolphin \150K; White-sided Dolphin \1M; Risso's Dolphin \500K; Pilot Whale \2M... #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan The price list is posted by someone who appears to have worked on the dolphin trade in Aquarium industry in Japan. #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan You can find the price list of dolphins sold from Taiji dolphin base to aquariums in Japan here: http://bit.ly/c4Xlez  #thecove

kiuchi_minoru @CaliMJFan On reading your blog I noticed a misunderstanding on live dolphin prices. Will let you know about the correct prices. #thecove

Scott West's account of events in Taiji Japan 10/16/10

Please go here to read Scott's full account of the slaughter and his detainment by the Taiji Police- for trying to film the "fishermen" slaughtering 8-10 dolphins today. 

Source: Sea Shepherd

Taiji Japan October 16, 2010: Third Dolphin Slaughter of 2010 season

Please text DOLPHIN to 44144

Cali's notes:
This is all about money.  The Japanese government, through its Los Angeles consulate's official, is on record as of Thursday October 14th, saying:
In Japan, dolphins “are regarded as naturally reproduced marine resources.” As such, “the Japanese government will continue to authorize the use of dolphins at a sustainable level.”
'And false labeling of food would be investigated “when provided with evidence.” Source: LA Times

Thursday, October 14, 2010

............ ENOUGH...............

Below you will find the source of what instigated a comment on Twitter by another MJ fan towards Oprah Winfrey. 

There's no excuse for this list being sent and none for the comments, hatred and other comments re: Oprah that are stemming from the post below the jump.  Shame on whomever who wrote it.  It is not only up to each of us to monitor our own words, but to call out others around us when things get out of control.  If you don't, you contribute to it by allowing it to continue.  Change only happens when something different happens- not letting the same thing happen over and over.  Think about it.

Watch the video in the next thread below from Joel Burns, go to Ellen Degeneres' page, or Google The Trevor Project for more information on what words and action of bullying do to others.  Children are DYING from words.  If you think words don't mean anything, why don't you go ask their parents!  See if "it was a joke" will pass the BS test with them.

Michael Jackson stood for LOVE! So do his fans.  Remember that.

Councilman to gay teenagers: "It gets better"


Source: FTWCC Joel Burns YouTube

I just got a tweet from Alyssa Milano which gave the link to the above video.  Not only should every adult watch this, but they should show it to their children too, ESPECIALLY teenagers.

For more information:
The Trever Project
Ellen DeGeneres's selections of Orgs to donate re: Bullying

ContactMusic doesn't know difference between Randys!

UPDATE: (Jan 06, 2011)  The picture is still up.  Really ContactMusic? 

This is really a disgraceful show of "journalism" at its worse, especially for a musically focused media outlet such as ContactMusic.com   This article, as industry standard, I'm sure has passed through approval levels prior to posting and based on posting date/time (October 13, 2010 at 1330) still has not yet been corrected.

The article, which you can read here, discusses recent Twitter comments by Michael Jackson's youngest brother, Randy, who is clearly upset over the news that Oprah Winfrey is producing an interview with his parents and Michael's children (or at least reportedly with MJ3).

What could possibly be so disgraceful that I rate this article a major "fail"?

Look for yourself.

International Save Japan Dolphins Day TODAY

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
What: October 14th: International Save Japan Dolphins Day
A worldwide peaceful and lawful protest of the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan, as depicted in the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove and the Animal Planet series Blood Dolphins. The Japanese government issues 23,000 permits annually to coastal communities to kill dolphins of several species. A few are sold, at great profit, to aquariums and swim-with-dolphins programs around the world. The captive dolphin industry subsidizes the slaughter. The majority of the pod is then slaughtered for meat. But the meat is contaminated with outrageous amounts of mercury and other pollutants, exceeding the Japanese government’s own health limits. This is a human rights issue as much as an animal welfare issue.


Demonstrations will be going on throughout the world in front of Japanese embassies and consulates on October 14th. Please join your fellow environmentalists and animal activists in protesting the hunts and urging Japan to switch to more sustainable and benign methods of profit, such as eco-tourism and dolphin-watching cruises.

When: Thursday, October 14th, Noon to 2 PM.

Where: In front of Embassies and Consulates of the Government of Japan around the world. Below is a list of cities where events are planned along with contact information. If you don’t see your city, start your own event! Contact Shelby Proie, Shelby@savelolita.com, for more information.

If you can’t attend, please consider calling. Here is a list of all Embassies and Consulates with phone numbers:  http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html

Participating Cities and nonprofit organizations:

UNITED STATES:
Anchorage
Margaret -maggiekvet2b@aol.com

Atlanta
David Drolet-http://rescuedolphins.wordpress.com/ rescuedolphins@comcast.net

Boston
Lisa Yee, pagan_kitty05@yahoo.com
(NOTE: Boston *edit* had an alternate Japan Dolphin Day rally on 10/7 sponsored by WDCS, WSPA, CSI, and MARC from 12-2PM in front of the Japanese consulate)

Chicago:
Allie Presas, alpresas@sbcglobal.net ; Cynthia Perez, kivrosdalai@yahoo.com
Detroit
jylforsyth@gmail.com
Denver:
Animal Rights Action Network and Emily Wolf
Contact: ann@animalrightsactionnetwork.org , newfylove@yahoo.com
Honolulu
Courtney Vail, courtney.vail@wdcs.org
Wild Dolphin Foundation: keikibeachbungalows@gmail.com

Houston
Houston Animal Rights Team (H.A.R.T.), vegan world radio
Contacts: Kara, amandalouisepetrie@gmail.com , port.ashley0@gmail.com

Los Angeles
Contact: Julia Ramsey, ramseyjulia@gmail.com

Miami:
Save Japan Dolphins and Oceanic Defense
Mary Jo Rice, mjrice@earthisland.org

New York City
NY4Whales
Contact: tlwilliams@optonline.net

San Diego
Daniela, danielaj_94@yahoo.com

San Francisco:
Earth Island Institute, In Defense of Animals, Orca Network,
Contact: Mary Jo Rice, mjrice@earthisland.org

Seattle:
SaveJapanDolphins, EcoElements
Contact: orcaspirits@msn.com

Philadelphia
Kevin Starbard, kstarbard@earthlink.net

Portland
Rae Wilson-raemarie.wilson@comcast.net

Tempe, AZ
Rockstar Rescue; For The Whale Of It
Contact: jamezblonde@gmail.com
Washington DC:
Animal Welfare Institute and Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society International
CONTACT

CANADA:
Calgary
Joanne Clarke joanne.clarke@gmail.com
Ottawa
Ottawa Animal Defense League
Contact: Sue Manns, ottawaanimaldefenseleague@hotmail.com
Toronto
Ocean Activists United
Contact: Sarah Patrick, little-fizzle@hotmail.com
Vancouver
tammara443777@hotmail.com
EUROPE:
Barcelona, Spain
Coordinadora Proyecto Cetaceo Libre
Contact: Diana Morales, dmorales@hgt.es

Berlin, Germany
Tom Hernan, Elisa Brongers
hernan@gmx.de

Croatia:
Ocean Activists United - Zagreb Chapter
Mariana – Prijatelji zivotinja
mariana@prijatelji-zivotinja.hr

Edinburgh, Scotland
lucas@ruzowitzky.dk

London, England
Marine Connection and Karen Page, karen.4page@ntlworld.com

Libson, Portugal
Natalie & Nori in conjunction with: http://www.chickswithsticks.org.uk/ , http://www.s4cglobal.org/ , http://www.beasonefoundation.org/ , http://www.soulsurfers.org/
Contact: natalievfox@hotmail.com

Paris, France
Vivamar Society-Ljubljana and Slovenija
vivamar.society@gmail.com
aurore.d.f@free.fr

Rome, Italy
Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali

Rotterdam, Netherlands
EDEV – Een DIER Een VRIEND, elisa.brongers@edev.nl
Stockholm, Sweden
Izabelle Maelan, izabelle_91@hotmail.com
Vienna, Austria
“Resistance for Peace” and Angelique Hackl
office@resistanceforpeace.org  and angelique.hackl@gmx.at
MIDDLE EAST:
Israel
SaveJapanDolphins.ru
Jacob Berelman, jacob@savejapandolphins.ru


ASIA PACIFIC:
Taiji, Japan
Save Japan Dolphins
Leilani Munter, leilani@leilanimunter.com

Auckland, New Zealand
Joshua Walker-Joshuawalker@timelesshost.com

Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156971054323777
dolphindaydemo@gmail.com

Brisbane, Australia
Robyn Price mokie485@optusnet.com.au

Christchurch, New Zealand
Aaron Nolan, az.nolan@windowslive.com

Canberra, Australia
Karin Klaus, karinklaus@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=132020196847829

Hong Kong, China
Jess Chan, jesstychan@gmail.com

Indonesia
Femke, jakartaanimalaid@gmail.com

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dave, russellbanfield@sbcglobal.net

Melbourne, Australia
Haans Silver, hsiver72@bigpond.com

Perth, Australia
Melinda Reilly, melindareilly@iprimus.com.au
Philippines
Trixie (EII)-, eiiphils@gmail.com

Sydney, Australia
Naomi Wong, creamriceking@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123220707732441

Wellington, New Zealand
Jarna Hamilton, j_arna@hotmail.com

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN:

Argentina
Wild Earth Foundation

Bahamas
EARTHCARE
sam@reearth.org
Mexico City
SophreEarth-ie Cortina-sophiecortina@mac.com
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jorge Perez and Aliança International do Animal ”AILA”-jorge@g3turismo.com.br  and amadu10@terra.com.br
AFRICA:
Cape Town, South Africa
Bahia Fitchen- bahiafitchen@yahoo.com
Nigeria, Africa
Nigeria SPCA (Emmanuel Eyoh), nigveganimal@yahoo.com

Source  SaveJapanDolphins.org

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kraken Opus: Cali's email to Karl and Andy re: Opus Reality...and more.

MJ Fans: if you haven't read this post yet, then come back to this one.
Enjoy! Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

Andy and Karl,

It's been some time, since I've heard from either of you. Come Monday, October 18th, I will have been watching and working on behalf of customers worldwide who purchased The Michael Jackson Opus for 10 months now. I am a customer, not an employee of Kraken Opus, meaning I get nothing for doing this except keeping my promise to fans back in December of last year. I would not read my MJ Opus until every single person had theirs and I wouldn't stop working on their behalf until the issues were resolved. Karl, when we first spoke this year, you jokingly offered me a VP position after this was resolved. I knew then (and now) it was a joke but what I didn't realize, is maybe these issues will NEVER end! This is bullshit! To say there's no plausible excuse for this would be the understatement of the century.

BREAKING: 14 in Dolphin pod have been SLAUGHTERED

The dolphins in the 2 videos just below this post have been killed:  EXCEPT *edit* two who have already been transported out of town, likely to be sold to a dolphin park or swim program.

Here is one early report:

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cove Runs Red with Blood for the Second Time this Season

Taiji fishermen slaughtered the entire Pod of an estimated twenty Rissos dolphins sparing the life of one to be sold to the Aquarium industry.

Yesterday Sea Shepherd offered to buy the lives of the captive dolphins. The fishermen refused saying that they would not sell us the dolphins to be released. They sneered at the offer saying it was nonsense to buy dolphins to release them hinting it was like welfare and they would not take hand-outs.

Instead they speared and stabbed the dolphins in the cove until the water ran scarlet with blood.

The Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians are on site filming the slaughter, restricted by numerous Japanese Coast Guard and police

Source  Courtesy: Sea Shepherd

There will be more infomation on a Save Japan Dolphins WORLDWIDE Protest this Thursday.  I'll get this up by tomorrow!

UPDATE 1: This from @blumarbl on Twitter. 

the "spared" babies now have no place to go, no protection and no future. #JapansShame

the dolphin babies are traumatized from seeing the pod massacred around them and forced to swim in their mother’s blood #JapansShame

fishermen in #thecove are at this moment driving the babies out but they won't leave, they are looking for their mothers

6 baby dolphins were "spared" in Taiji, although there mothers were killed, meaning the babies will starve #JapansShame 

UPDATE 2:
Monday, October 11, 2010
Taiji Fishermen May Spare Mothers and Babies
We have confirmed that 14 dolphins were killed today at Taiji. Two were taken into the harbour hoisted onto a flatbed truck and driven out of town. About 6 dolphins, mothers with calves are still swimming in the bloody waters of the Cove. The fishermen have indicated they may release them to appease the Cove Guardians. We cant confirm this until they do but it remains a possibility.

There were Japanese news crews in Taiji covering the kill today. That is unusual.
Source: Courtesy: Sea Shepherd

Dolphins tailslapping the water

UPDATE:  October 11, 2010 (US Time) THESE DOLPHINS WERE SLAUGHTERED in Taiji, Japan  Read more here  The 2 videos below were within approx 24 hours of their being killed.

Here is video of the dolphins being driven into The Cove in Taiji, Japan on October 11, 2010 by Elora

Source

Distressed Risso Dolphins after they were driven into the Cove on October 11, 2020 in Taiji, Japan as they await their deaths tomorrow morning (Japan time). By John and Jackie.

Source

The "fisherman" were offered the same money they would get if they killed these dolphins and here's an account of what their reply was.  View here

Visit these blogs to read the latest reports from Taiji.  Very interesting.

Jackie and John (from the UK)
Elora Malama (16 year old from the US)
Scott West (from the US)
Leilani Munter (female Nascar driver)
     be sure to watch her video at the top about her vision of change.
Steven Thompson (co founder) of Taiji Dolphin Action Group

PS.  Steven Thompson, after his swim in the Cove today, asked the Taiji "fisherman" and media to let the pregnant females and the baby dolphins go so they are not slaughtered.  Yes, the drives in Taiji kill every single dolphin that enters The Cove when there is a slaughter- babies and pregnant females too!

If you wish to contact the Japan Embassy in your country (or state), here is the list, courtesy of  Stop Killing Whales and Dolphins on FB, see below.

OPUS REALITY: MJ Fan email to Andy @ Kraken Opus

The emails to Andy (andy@krakengroup.com ) are starting to come in.  Here's one.


My name is *removed*, and I have bought the Official Michael Jackson last year, maybe your remeber me, Im from *removed*, I got my book after six month waiting...However, I never got the OR CARD...because it would never was one....( Im aware of this since april this year anyway....)..thanks to my dear Cali and her great efforts to help us...Im telling you this, because I dont want anything from you, except for the fact that you have part of the product I bought....

I know that you already made a donation with that portion of the money , I know the person who asked you to do it, so I know that its true for sure....I would like that you do the same with the $ 20 that represents my non-existant OR CARD...I want you to donate that money in Michaels name, or at least in my name in behalf of Michael to a charity.

The charity I have chosen is : " Save Japan Dolphins "

I hope you do some good with our money.
Kind Regards, *removed*.

BREAKING NEWS: Michael Jackson OPUS Augmented Reality, Kraken Opus

After many weeks of waiting, and the perserverence of one dedicated MJ fan, a REFUND in the amount of $20 has been made as a donation to charity (to www.SaveJapanDolphins.org ) by Kraken Opus UK in lieu of a full refund (and return) of the MJ OPUS since there is NO Augmented Reality as originally advertised. Coupled with the email response from Lara (KO's secretary) posted on my blog last week citing the reason for no OR (Intellectual Property infringement),

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

KRAKEN OPUS UPDATE: Opus Augmented Reality

The following is a reply from Lara Allen, secretary to Karl Fowler/Kraken Opus/OMG to an MJ fan on September 21, 2010.  Please pay attention to the portion I have highlighted in red.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Please watch, comment and share

Source

Visit Elora's blog today. A 16 year old young lady who traveled to Japan to witness this for herself. Her blog is a daily account of her experiences including the culture of Japan. It is really an amazing blog.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

C R A Z Y week

First, I must wholeheartedly admit to my dear IACOPs and fellow MJ fans that I miss you so terribly.  Period.  Over the last 9 months, we have truly become a family - and right now I wish you were all with me (well, maybe not-- as you'll see why... lol).  I miss you I miss you I miss you.

Today is the first day I've even ventured near my computer let alone turn it on since my last post and just sitting here, I feel like I am with each of you.  Life sometimes throws us some hardballs, crazy schedules and things we think we will never be able to handle.  It is during those times, one really knows what they are made of.  And of course, what they are not.  This past week has taught me I am not made of invincible steel.  lol  I hope this makes sense because I'm still not thinking clearly but you can take a few days to read it. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dance Game Trailer: Michael Jackson The Trailer

Source

Read more about it here.

Kinda looks pretty cool. What do you think?

If you're on Twitter, we need your help please

Here are some tweets sent out today, that you could also RT to help bring awareness and SHAME to Kraken Opus for what Karl Folwer has done with the MJ Opus' Augmented Reality.  Feel free to copy and RT, or paste them on Kraken's Facebook page. Make up your own!  Let's get this Augmented Reality issue as well as the Opus books that fans have PAID for and still have NOT gotten issues resolved!

We need everyone's help!  Much L.O.V.E.  Cali

@AlRoker help 20k ppl who purch MJ Opus based on FALSE ADVERT by @KRAKENOPUS CEO Karl Fowler ur 8.12.09 interview @NBC re Augmented Reality


TO @KRAKENOPUS There are still PAID customers waiting 4their MJ OPUS! Send now or REFUND! You've had their $$ for over a YEAR


TO @KRAKENOPUS You also still owe 20,000 MJ OPUS customers the OPUS REALITY portion of our purchases. PUT UP OR PAY US BACK!


#MJFam who purchased MJ OPUS: #FF @KRAKENOPUS and tell CEO Karl Fowler you want your OPUS REALITY & other fans their Opus to be sent!

Lady Gaga: Using her fame to make change

I was completely apalled at her outfit at the MTV VMA's over the weekend (as well as the "meat bikini" for the cover of Vogue-Japan, but she just earned a whole lot of respect points for this video statement. It is not only directed to her fans, but to the US Senate, to Repeal DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell). 

Source

Now THIS is how you make change-- and productively use your fame to make the world a better place.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

KRAKEN OPUS: Any of you get this email?

Someone posted this email went out a few days ago from Kraken Opus (for those still waiting to purchase).

Thank you for your query regarding The Official Michael Jackson Opus.


The demand for this publication has been overwhelming, and all remaining copies are being dispatched to customers that have already paid in full. Currently, there are no plans to reprint this Opus so, unfortunately, there are no more copies available to buy.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 
For information on our forthcoming Opus projects, please visit www.krakenopus.com.
 
I LOVE the last line.  Just like them to think ANYONE in their right mind would EVER purchase anything from them again.
 
BUT I also know this is a line of BS.  Something is happening, just not sure what it is! 
 
Remember, to all 20,000 customers who did purchase, please make a comment here on this YouTube video about the ADVERTISED Opus Reality that we all purchased.  Thank you. 

Kraken Opus: Reality for MJ Opus

We have an angel among us in Brazil, who, when Kraken Opus was lurring us with the additional feature of the Opus Reality, made a video of how it worked, using the 2 downloadable OR cards that were once available from Kraken's site.  All of this, as we know, was pulled abruptly from Kraken's site in April.  Even even with 9 months of repeated followups to the highest levels within Kraken Opus, short of going to their investors or Paul Murphy, Karl Fowler has 20,000 (and counting) customers still waiting for the ADVERTISED product that was to accompany The Official Michael Jackson Opus

Source

Please click the SOURCE link to write a response directly on this angel's YouTube page.  She has linked her video as a video response directly to Kraken Opus' video.  Every single fan that reads this needs to respond there.  Kraken Opus will be made aware of this video, if they haven't already. 

If Karl Fowler believes everyone will just forget about this, then he won't do anything about it.  If you are as mad as you all have been telling me for months now... then THIS is the time to say it.  Outloud.  So the whole world can see it. 

Another thing:  The topic of the promised apology gift offered to only a handful of countries- a Nate Giorgio print - that is as likely as the Opus Reality ever going live.  To clear up any confusion: The Artist Edition (AE) MJ Opus sold for just under $500 through Sony Concierge.  The AE MJ Opus *did* include an AUTHORIZED limited edition print, signed by Mr. Giorgio himself (limited to 500).  The *apology* print however, as I have been telling you since February/March, you will never ever get them.  The decision to send those emails promising the apology prints, came directly from Kraken Opus UK-- and- from my phone and email discussions with Karl Fowler- from Karl Fowler himself. 

I don't know how to be more clear about the OR site and the apology prints- but Karl, I'm about ready to post our emails. 
Lastly, there are still a handful of you waiting for either the original delivery of your MJ Opus or a replacement Opus which was sent damaged.  I have sent repeated followups to Karl Fowler and Andy Clay, and neither of have responded.  Since I include your customer information in each of the email lists, my hope was they would organize the shipments to you-- even if they remained silent to me.  I am now hearing from these same fans/customers they still have NOT received their MJ Opus, a few of these customers waiting now since August of last year!  THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, not to mention ILLEGAL in every country.

After all, Karl and Andy Clay (and a cc: to Lara) have everything they need to look up your order AND contact you directly with any questions the following is included:  Customer name, email, country, date of purchase, the order # when supplied to me, and whether it was purchased through Ticketmaster or Kraken Opus directly.  These specific items were the minimum information Andy Clay has needed from me since I began working with him in January of this year.  A few of these customers have been on lists I've sent to Andy since the very beginning-- January/February like the MJ fan from Ecuador.  (not naming names here).

I would like to graciously thank the MJ fans who answered my call for a UK lawyer.  I am overwhelmed at the high level and extremely reputatable legal options available to us.  THANK YOU.
Hang in there.  I know this has been tough on everyone, but patience is a virtue... and in the end, we WILL win.

Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

PS.  Coincidence?  One of today's top stories on Yahoo is titled:  Tropical Storm Karl heads to Gulf of Mexico. 
Oh, check out this little nugget of information from June 18, 2009.  (Another article from The Sun) Prince fans who purchased the Prince 21 Nights Opus for $2,100 a pop, might want to take particular attention of this!  The Celtic Opus was delayed last year to August of last year.  Wonder if anyone has gotten it yet.

SOLD OUT?  Hmmm, Karl, you need to fulfill more ALREADY PAID ORDERS!  Fans,  Check it out for yourself here


(page edited 9/16/10)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Cove, online for FREE

Check this out-- you can stream the Oscar award winning movie, The Cove, online for FREE.  Go here and watch it as soon as you can!  No excuses.  If you watched the PSA below "My Friend is in Trouble... Right Now", then you can watch The Cove.  It's rated PG-13. 

Also, there is a new blog from a 16 year old young lady named Elora who is in Taiji, Japan to watch what happens there first hand and this girl is taking the world by surprise! She really is amazing.  Her trip is part of her Senior class project.   You can read her daily reports from the eyes of a teenager and watch some of the video she's posting from places she visits, and see her photography.  Today's video is of a beautiful waterfall.  Yesterday, some thoughts after she swam in the waters of The Cove...her own words.

Incredible.  Really.

So far, news from Taiji ("The Cove") is that no dolphins have yet been killed since the hunting season opened on September 1st.  Many believe this is because the month of September is being used by the dolphin trainers around the world to capture new female dolphins for their Sea Parks before any of Taiji's water turns from blue to red, with the slaughters.  It is being said the dolphinariums are feeling the impact of being associated with the slaughters in Taiji, and want to distance themselves as much as possible, therefore an arrangement has been made for no-kill during September.
 
Therefore your voice is critical and very urgently needed.  Please sign the petition today.  It only takes a few seconds.  Every single signature matters.  Share with your family and friends too!

If you're on Facebook, sign here
If you're not on FB, sign here

Please help the dolphins today.  Visit SaveJapanDolphins.org or SeaShepherd.org for more information and updates. 

Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Project Idea: Holiday mail for Troops through Red Cross

There's plenty of time before the holiday season is upon us.  Saw this through Red Cross this morning and thought it would be a great idea!

The better part of this, it doesn't have to be just for US Troops.  You could contact your local chapter of the Red Cross to see what they are doing for your country's military troops.

Anyone interested? 

Monday, September 6, 2010

NEW iPhone app from Nate Giorgio with Michael Jackson art and audio

Nate Giorgio, yes-- the one and only-- has gone iPhone in a BIG way!

An example of Nate's iPhone talent
(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio.  All Rights Reserved.

Not only does Nate create incredible sketches on his iPhone with his fingertip (showoff! lol) but he has a new iPhone app displaying his Fine Art, with a gallery dedicated specifically to Michael Jackson.  Here are just a few examples:


All photos (c) 2010 Nate Giorgio. All Rights Reserved.

There is an audio clip of Nate and MJ talking about _______ (sorry, not going to spoil it. Get the app!) More art and clips to come, as well as another phone platform too... Android OS.

So be sure to check it out here

This isn't on fansites yet, so go get it and make your MJ friends jealous!

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From Cali: Stop talking about it. DO IT!

I know I know, this is an MJ blog and over the last year I've contributed to repeating some of the nonsense posted around the world-wide-web, and like each of us out there, not knowing what really is fact or fiction.  Well, I have had enough!  This is not a rant, it is a call to the MJ fan community to ACT.

The web is SATURATED with MJ blogs, MJ facts (and fiction), hypotheses, and downright (pardon my language) bullshit.  This is NOT what Michael Jackson was about.  Michael, in my interrpretation of his message, wanted to help everyone.  Every single living creature, man, woman, child and animal alike.  He dreamt of a day when the world would stand together in harmony and lend a helping hand to anyone or anything in need.

He wanted to stamp out hunger and created We are The World for Africa.  He wanted to help end AIDS, so he joined with Dame Elizabeth Taylor.  He wanted to help children so he created Heal The World.  He wanted to help the animals around the planet as well as the rainforest, in short, the Earth.  and he gave us Earth Song.  He put the vision of how to make the change in his video Cry, giving us instruction on HOW to make the change.  He wanted to give happiness and smiles to dying children around the globe just by his visit.  He didn't just SAY... he DID!

WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO MICHAEL!

Pleased to announce NYTram's blog

One of my blog followers here, and prominent member of the IACOP family, has made a wonderful new MJ blog.  I am so happy and pleased to announce it.  Please go check it out and be sure to follow him.  MJTKOP-NYTram's blog can be found here

Also, here is a new "Kraken Bunny" wallpaper.  LOVE IT!


And of course, this one is near and dear to my heart.  Please read his 2 articles on Baby Seals.  Slaughter of Baby Seals and Look Again, Baby Seal 



(c) Martijn Peskens aka MJTKOP-NYTram

Sunday, September 5, 2010

MJ on dolphins (excerpt from Dancing the Dream)

Enough For Today

Dance rehearsals can go on past midnight, but this time I stopped at ten. "I hope you don't mind," I said, looking up into space, "but that's enough for today." A voice from the control room spoke. "You okay?"

"A little tired, I guess," I said.

I slipped on a windbreaker and headed down the hall. Running footsteps came up behind me. I was pretty sure who they belonged to. "I know you too well," she said, catching up with me. "What's really wrong?"

I hesitated. "Well, I don't know how this sounds, but I saw a picture today in the papers. A dolphin had drowned in a fishing net. From the way its body was tangled in the lines, you could read so much agony. Its eyes were vacant, yet there was still that smile, the one dolphins never lose, even when they die..." My voice trailed off.

She put her hand lightly in mine. "I know, I know."
"No, you don't know all of it yet. It's not just that I felt sad, or had to face the fact that an innocent being had died. Dolphins love to dance -- of all the creatures in the sea, that's their mark. Asking nothing from us, they cavort in the waves while we marvel. They race ahead of ships, not to get there first but to tell us, 'It's all meant to be play. Keep to your course, but dance while you do it.' "So there I was, in the middle of rehearsal, and I thought, 'They're killing a dance.' And then it seemed only right to stop. I can't keep the dance from being killed, but at least I can pause in memory, as one dancer to another. Does that make any sense?"

Her eyes were tender. "Sure, in its way. Probably we'll wait years before everyone agrees on how to solve this thing. So many interests are involved. But it's too frustrating waiting for improvements tomorrow. Your heart wanted to have its say now."

"Yes," I said, pushing the door open for her. "I just had this feeling, and that's enough for today."


Excerpt from "Dancing the Dream - Poems and Reflections" © 1992 by Michael Jackson

I found this on It's all for L.O.V.E.'s blog here.  Thank you for sharing this!

Remember you are contributing to this by
NOT USING YOUR VOICE TO STOP IT!

Please sign the petition to stop dolphin slaughter.  (DEADLINE Sept 10th!)
Facebook Causes here
TakePart here

The dolphins and whales deserve to be watched in their own environment:  THE SEA.

Educate yourself:
Save Japan Dolphins  The organization leader, Ric O'Barry, featured in the Oscar Award winning film, The Cove.  He was the dolphin trainer for the popular TV series Flipper.
The Cove Movie (with Japanese subtitles) The Cove Movie
Huff Post Article: Ric O'Barry (Sept 7)

Japan's The Institute of Cetacean Rearch  (IRC) (Whaling research)
Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry  & Fisheries (MAFF) (Japan Government body)

Interesting articles
Japan's Fishing Industry is in Peril (Mercury poisoning) 2003
Russia threatens to ban Japanese fishing around S Kurils (2007)

The International Whaling Commission (IWC)

GreenPeace Tokyo Two found guilty -helps whales in the long run (?)
Extended clip of The Cove
Source

Our World: Your voice is needed to help others

Source

The official start of the hunting of dolphins started September 1st, despite the worldwide outcry to end this brutal practice. The annual slaughter, which runs through March, traditionally slaughters 20,000+ dolphins brutally in the waters of Japan. Right now, there are activists in Taiji, Japan (the city made famous by the Oscar Award winning documentary "The Cove") who are documenting to the world what is happening. While there have been no known killings so far, 9 dolphins have lost their freedom this week, as they were captured to be sold to dolphinariums somewhere in the world.

While no nation has the right to tell others how to eat, the truly critical aspect of this story is that the dolphin and whale meat, contains dangerously high levels of mercury, which is poisoning those who eat it.  And many in Japan do not even know this is happening.  There is an exhibit at a Tokyo university, with histories on people who had mercury-poisoning in the 1950s in Minamata, Japan.  It runs through September 19th.

If you have friends in Japan, PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THEM!

Also, PLEASE-- Please take 5 minutes of your day to:
1. Sign this petition  (on Facebook, here) to help stop dophin slaughter. 

2. Share this on your social networking (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc) and ask each of your followers to join you in signing the petition  
(Copy/paste)
http://www.savejapandolphins.org/blog.html
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/252

3.  Please add any of these tags to your tweets on Twitter to help this topic trend globally:  #taiji #dolphins #thecove #savejapandolphins

4.  Read updates on SaveJapanDolphins.org or Google Dolphins in Japan, Mercury poisoning, etc for more information. 

Stay informed.  Use your voice. 
Thank you!
Cali

EDIT:  PS:  I read this from another MJ fan's blog, It's all for LOVE.  They have an excerpt from MJ's Dancing the Dream about what MJ thought of Dolphins, "they're killing a dance."  It's definitely worth a read! 
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers are with the families of those in Manila, Philippines who were taken hostage and killed on a tourist bus at the hand of a disgruntled worker. 

Thoughts and continued prayers are with the families of the 33 miners in Chile who are trapped, and thankfully alive.  Sadly, news reports are saying it may take them months (by Christmas) to get them free. 

Thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family today after the hearing in Los Angeles regarding the potential trial of Conrad Murray. 

Much LOVE to each of these families and their loved ones, and others who are struggling with loss. 

 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Interesting things from around the net

Larry King Live has a poll  What is your favorite MJ album?  10 days left to vote.

Don't forget the CNN poll is going to close soon (on/before August 25th): Who are the top 5 Music icons? We already know who will win #1... if we vote, that is.

Kraken Opus went digital-- a new iPhone app was announced for the Saatchi Opus. Appears they are creating a series of apps for Apple products, actually.   Question:  How many of you have phones that are app-friendly?  How many have iPhones/iPad/iTouch, etc? 

New events have been added to the Upcoming MJ related events calendar here.  If you know of an event for MJ's birthday, please send me a link so I can add it to the calendar!  Thank you!
Mexico City- Hector Jackson's Funk and Drill  Remember his event that made it into the Guinness Book of World records last year?   See lots of video here.

Los Angeles - (Aug 28th) Unveiling largest US MJ Mural
                       (Aug 28th) Fans' trip to Neverland (link coming)
                       (Aug 29th) Film viewing of The Way He Makes Them Feel
                                         Pre-order the DVD here

Trashy rumors:  Mr & Mrs Jackson might be getting a divorce.  UPDATE:  Well, according to Roger Friedman (takes grain of salt), his column reports it as, well, sort of confirmed.  Hmmm. Read here.

Don't want to leave you on a sour note, so here's an ABC report titled How Michael Jackson Won the West.  Pretty great video.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TRIBUTE: Dominquie & Darius - Michael in Me






"A new group from Sacramento called DandD paid respects to the King by writing a hit tribute song called "Michael In Me". They collaborated with Harrison Funk, who was Michael Jackson's personal photographer, and Bernie Grundman, sound engineer on Thriller."

Photo credit: Harrison Funk (c) 2010





Sunday, August 15, 2010

WALLPAPER: Nytram's newest, MJ Angel

It appears the series on Nate Giorgio has inspired many of us in many ways.  For NYTram (MJTKOP-NYTram), it has inspired this beautiful piece.

Thank you NYTram for sharing this with us!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Showcase 9: Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (5/5)

This is the last, in our series of 5, rare MJ sketch from Nate Giorgio.  We hope you have enjoyed this series and maybe learned a little more about Mr. Giorgio.  I know I have. 

I would like to thank Mr. Giorgio for his graciousness and generousity by sharing these 5 sketches with MJ fans.  Words escape my ability to truly thank him enough. 

(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio, All Rights Reserved.

In case you missed any of the Showcase series featuring Nate Giorgio, here they are:

Showcase 1:  Nate Giorgio and The Bradford Exchange
Showcase 2:  Nate Giorgio Trivia
Showcase 3:  Nate Giorgio.. Videos and did you know...
Showcase 4:  Nate Giorgio: Trivia... with a twist!
Showcase 5:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (1/5)
Showcase 6:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (2/5)
Showcase 7:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (3/5)
Showcase 8:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (4/5)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Karl Fowler


From Michael Jackson fans around the world



Click to enlarge.  Enjoy.

Let's go back a year ago today, August 12, 2009.  Remember the time?
Do you have an anniversary card you'd like to share with Karl Fowler?  Please email cali_mj_fan@yahoo.com and it will be posted here!

But wait!  There's more!  Click READ MORE to see the rest!

Showcase 8: Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (4/5)

Today's art is a personal favorite.  Wait until you see this one!


(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio, All Rights Reserved.

I am speechless.

Thank you Mr. Giorgio.  Thank you for loving Michael, for sharing your vision and talent with the world.  And most of all, for being you.  We are honored to be in your world.
Much L.O.V.E.,
Cali
In case you missed any of the Showcase series featuring Nate Giorgio, here they are:

Showcase 1:  Nate Giorgio & The Bradford Exchange
Showcase 2:  Nate Giorgio Trivia
Showcase 3:  Nate Giorgio.. Videos & did you know...
Showcase 4:  Nate Giorgio: Trivia... with a twist!
Showcase 5:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (1/5)
Showcase 6:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (2/5)
Showcase 7:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (3/5)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Showcase 7: Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (3/5)

As promised, today's rare look inside is a sketch and ink of Michael.  WOW!  Be sure to visit Nate's website here.  The music is enchanting.  His art, divine.


(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio, All Rights Reserved.

Remember to check back Thursday and Friday for two more releases.   Enjoy! 
Cali wishes to once again thank Mr. Giorgio for his kindness.  Thank you really does not express my gratitude.
Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

In case you missed any of the Showcase series featuring Nate Giorgio, here they are:

Showcase 1:  Nate Giorgio & The Bradford Exchange
Showcase 2:  Nate Giorgio Trivia
Showcase 3:  Nate Giorgio.. Videos & did you know...
Showcase 4:  Nate Giorgio: Trivia... with a twist!
Showcase 5:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (1/5)
Showcase 6:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (2/5)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

POLL: Vote MJ's TII Band as best performance

Please go to George Lopez' Lopez Tonight poll to vote for MJ's This is It band's performance of MJ's Man in the Mirror as #1.  You can vote as many times as you want

UPDATE:  They are currently #3. #1 #2 to Pitbull.  Back to #1 (yay...ty PattiAnn & Velvet & Volos & Renata & NYTram) Looks like we have some competition with Pitbull fans.  PLEASE KEEP VOTING

UPDATE 2:  We have a little comfortable lead right now (thank you thank you PattiAnn and Velvet, Velvet and Renata!) so let's help get Orianthi in the #2 spot! Stinks she's in the same alpha as MJ's TII -- but I'm sure MJ would want her up there too.

UPDATE 3:  My first look today -- This is it Band with 2100 and Ori had 834.  Just now, TII with 2122 and Ori 900.  So keep voting.  (lol, and yes, it IS addicting!)  See my tips in comments below.  If you have any, please let us know!

Thanks for all your votes!  Please share with #MJFam.

One for all..and all for one.... (and two).  For MJ.

Showcase 6: Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (2/5)

Today we a have double-shot with a Smooth Criminal pencil sketch and the face of an angel. 
(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio, All Rights Reserved.

Tomorrow's entry in this rare look inside, will be a beautiful pencil sketch portrait and ink.  Of course, we are saving the big surprises for Thursday and Friday.  Stay tuned!

Once again, Cali would like to thank Mr. Giorgio for his kind generousity.  Thank you.

Much L.O.V.E.,
Cali

In case you missed last week's Showcases on Nate Giorgio, the artist, here they are:

Showcase 1:  Nate Giorgio & The Bradford Exchange
Showcase 2:  Nate Giorgio Trivia
Showcase 3:  Nate Giorgio.. Videos & did you know...
Showcase 4:  Nate Giorgio: Trivia... with a twist!
Showcase 5:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (1/5)
Showcase 7:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (3/5)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Showcase 5: Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (1/5)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a look at Nate's sketches of MJ?  What about the 100's of them that have never been seen before?  Ever wondered what they talked about?  What Nate was thinking while he was sketching?  How was Nate able to capture the very essence of Michael with a few strokes of his golden brushes? 

While these questions may not be answered here, this week's series is a very brief and exclusive opportunity!  We will be posting a photograph-a-day of rarely seen sketches, taken directly from Mr. Giorgio's sketchbooks.  These are posted, with permissions, for the express purpose of MJ fans to enjoy.  So mark your calendars and tell your MJ friends.  You won't want to miss these through Friday! 

Without delay, here is #1 in this 5-part series.  MJ fans, please be sure to thank Mr. Giorgio in the comments (or email me cali_mj_fan@yahoo.com)  Most of all, ENJOY!

(c) 2010, Nate Giorgio, All Rights Reserved.
This was the first rough that Nate was developing for cover of The Official Michael Jackson Opus, before he went with the one that adorns it now. 

(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio, All Rights Reserved. 
Click a picture to enlarge in a new window. 

Cali would like to gratefully thank Mr. Nate Giorgio for the humbling honor of sharing these with MJ fans around the world.  Mr. Giorgio's heartfelt love of, and for, his friend Michael, gleams through his kindness and work.  Thank you just does not seem enough.

Much L.O.V.E.,
Cali

In case you missed last week's Showcases on Nate Giorgio, the artist, here they are:
Showcase 1:  Nate Giorgio & The Bradford Exchange
Showcase 2:  Nate Giorgio Trivia
Showcase 3:  Nate Giorgio.. Videos & did you know...
Showcase 4:  Nate Giorgio: Trivia... with a twist!
Showcase 6:  Nate Giorgio:  A rare look inside (2/5)
Showcase 7:  Nate Giorgio: A rare look inside (3/5)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Facebook

Yes it's true.  Cali's finally on Facebook.  Many of you have invited me so the new page was launched Friday.  Your warm welcomes and comments are beautiful.  Thank you. 

The new Facebook page will be another way to share MJ and non-MJ related news about the world around us.  Let's make the world a better place to live.  Make a change.  If you see something interesting you would like to share, please bring it to my attention.

By the way, a few of you asked how I found you.  Facebook has a friend-finder function that sends the invitation requests by email, which is what I did.   So if you have received one from Calimj Fann-- that is from me.  (The system would not allow my last name as Fan.  haha)

Edit:  PS.  I'll be making a few little adds and changes to the blog here too (nothing major).  Just in case anyone thinks they are seeing things that are appearing and disappearing, it might just be me messing around. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Showcase 4: Nate Giorgo Trivia... with a twist!

EDIT:  It's time to post the answers!  They are below in red.  CONGRATS to the international team who has spent the last 3 days scouring the Earth for these answers!  You can breath now.  LOL

Velvet said she is bouncing from roof to floor waiting for these. LOL

These might be a little harder.  Why? 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Who is still missing their MJ Opus?

Sigh, I can't believe it's August-- 10 days short of ONE YEAR since we started ordering-- and I'm writing this, but...

Who has still NOT received their The Official Michael Jackson Opus from Kraken Opus / Kraken Media Group?

There are still more emails for me to go through, but if you have gotten an email from me today, then I have you on my list for follow up.  If you haven't heard from me today or are new to this blog-- and ordered an MJ Opus more than 2 weeks ago, and still have not received it from Kraken Opus, please email me at cali_mj_fan@yahoo.com  (MJ OPUS in subject line)

Please include the following in your email to expedite this process.  (Please do NOT leave this information in the comment section of this blog for your privacy).

Your/customer's name
Email
Country
Date of purchase
Purchased from?  Ticketmaster or Kraken Opus.

That's it.  Your information will be added to a list I send to UK to check the status of your delivery, and I will continue to follow up until you write me to confirm you have received it.  Every last one!

Here comes a rant:

CNN Polling: Top 5 Iconic Musicians

Voting is on NOW.  Please use this link

It was kind of confusing on how to do it.  They want you to rate your top 5 of the ones below.  So, go to one and then select what number you want them in your vote.  Example (of course), Click "rate" under MJ's picture, and select #1.  If you scroll back up to the top of the page, you'll see MJ in your #1 box.  Complete #'s 2 through 5 the same way, then click submit. 

Results will be on their site on/after August 25th.  So hurry and vote.

PS.  HEY CNN-- WHERE'S FRANK SINATRA Chairman of the Board !?!?!