Episode 067 - ‘Joseph Vogel Special’ is up on themjcast.com. After several years away from the @MichaelJackson fan community, author and Merrimack College professor Dr. Joseph Vogel is back. He appears on this week’s special edition of The MJCast to mark the release of his fully revised book, ‘Earth Song: Michael Jackson and the Art of Compassion‘. Interviewed by Jamon Bull and Charlie Thomson, Vogel gives the most candid interview of his career.
After becoming mired in controversy over his endorsement of fake tracks released on the MJ Estate’s first posthumous album, Vogel left social media several years ago. Now, in this exclusive interview, Vogel tells The MJCast he was duped. The songs were fake. The Estate assured him it had evidence they were real but, over the years, he came to realise that simply wasn’t true.
Fans who boycott the Estate over the release of those songs are being perfectly reasonable, says Vogel. He hasn’t spoken to the Estate for several years and hasn’t been approached to appear in Spike Lee's rumoured Thriller documentary. He is now is actively seeking a publisher to reprint his first MJ book – ‘Man in the Music‘ – specifically so he can remove his words on the fake tracks and cease to acknowledge them as MJ songs.
Also in this bombshell interview, Vogel discusses how and why he revised his Earth Song book, why he left social media, whether the fans who turned on him were justified and what his next projects will be.
Joe’s revised edition of ‘Earth Song: Michael Jackson and the Art of Compassion’ includes fresh insights based on new evidence and interviews with key MJ collaborators, like Earth Song short film director Nick Brandt.
In addition to writing several books on Michael Jackson, Joe has appeared in the Estate’s documentaries on the Bad and Off The Wall albums and wrote the liner notes for the Estate’s Bad 25 box set.
If you have any thoughts, opinions, or feedback on the show, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find the links to our many social networks on www.themjcast.com. Michael on! J. 📚✌🏽 #MichaelJackson #MJFam #Moonwalkers #TheJacksons #JacksonFam #Podcast
I'm ready for some more photo shoots from Paris so I can have more content to edit anyway this pic is to cute baby Janet with Katherine and Latoya in the back with the afro #michaeljackson #moonwalker #moonwalker #mjfans #mjfans #mj #jacksonfam #janetjackson #instagram #parisjackson #princejackson #blanketjackson #bigijackson #kingofpop #janetjackson #latoyajackson #katherinejackson #instagram
Super rare pic of Prince with his dad. Christmas 2008. This was Michael's last Christmas 😪. #princejackson #princemichaeljackson #parisjackson #michaeljackson #jacksonfam #bigijackson #blanketjackson #respectmichaeljackson #michaeljacksonforever #michaeljacksonjr #princemichael #heisbiracial #princeparisblanket #janetjackson #jackson5 #jacksonfans
This is an adorable photo anyways I keep wanting to make edits of Paris and some of my faves and its a problem😩 #mjfans #mjfan #mj #moonwalkers #moonwalker #jacksonfam #marlonjackson #jackiejackson #michaeljackson #kingofpop #thejacksons #bigijackson #blanketjackson #parisjackson #princejackson #instagram
To the host with the most! Happy Birthday, Q. Working with you on our little old Jacksons podcast is a wonderful experience. We love every adventure we get to go on together, and can't wait for the many more that are to come! Love you. Your team at The MJCast. 🎂🎁 #MichaelJackson #MJFam #Moonwalkers #TheJacksons #JacksonFam #Podcast
Happy Birthday, @poppa3t! Hope you have a beautiful day with family & they spoil the socks off you. Thanks for all the great music. Keep it coming! We’re loving #TitoTime. Also, thank-you for allowing us to interview you on our show at the start of the year -> http://www.themjcast.com/episode-050-tito-jackson-special/ Love you always, Poppa T! The MJCast. 🎂🎸 #TitoJackson #TheJacksons #JacksonFam
How's everyone been doing, I thought I missed a lot since being gone for like 2 days anyways is this for real this poster cause I definitely want to watch it #janetjackson #jacksonfam #moonwalkers #moonwalker #mjfans #mjfan #mj #parisjackson #bigijackson #blanketjackson #princejackson #instagram #michaeljackson #kingofpop
"Be you, because in the end that's the only thing that is going to make you happy" -Jackson Krecioch.
I'm very proud of him 💖 he has been the person who has taught me that we always have to love ourselves for who we are and we don't have to be what people want us to be.
I love you very much @jackson_krecioch ✨😍
@dylangeick #jacksonkrecioch #krecioch #jylan #loveislove #gayboy #dylangeick #geick #jylangrecioch #happynationalcomingoutday #jylanforever #jylanfandom #jacksonfam
Fixed it. To find out what I would have wanted for #MJScream listen to our latest podcast, Episode 066 - 'Long Hair Don't Care' at http://www.themjcast.com/episode-066-long-hair-dont-care/. J. 👻✌🏽 #MichaelJackson #MJFam #Moonwalkers #TheJacksons #JacksonFam #Podcast #MJFamBeLike #WhatShouldHaveBeen
The reason why I Stan this relationship because I love their personalities they're both kind individuals who care about the world and people in general, they are able to have their own Identities while being related to one of the biggest superstar on the planet, I think its important to see them together at least to me it is ik Paris has other other aunties but Janet is so much like Michael but also her own person I don't know how Janet is offstage, some family members don't get along, hopefully they haven't had a fallen out and hang out or talk to each other privately, to Paris she's just an auntie but to fans its different, I just hope they have a great bond and I know I keep saying that but yea I really mean that, I'm so hooked on making edits of them a hobby that I enjoy so much I will eventually post other things it will become annoying after while anyways I tried my best with this edit and sorry about the quality of Janet's pic I'll probably post another version of them together like this anyways thanks so much for the likes hopefully if and when I get a computer the edits will turn out better unfortunately all I have is my phone #janetjackson #jacksonfam #michaeljackson #moonwalker #moonwalkers #mjfans #mjfan #mj #parisjackson #parisjacksonfans #princejackson #bigijackson #blanketjackson #kingofpop
I think Janet and Paris need their own Instagram account but unfortunately I have too many already 😥😒 unless there's already one out there🤔 anyways both teens I think Janet was like 17 though idk anyways I hope you all have great day😊 #janetjackson #michaeljackson #moonwalkers #moonwalker #mjfans #mjfan #parisjacksonfans #parisjackson #princejackson #bigijackson #blanketjackson #kingofpop #jacksonfam #mj
Episode 066 of The MJCast is dedicated to the victims of the September 19th Central Mexico Earthquake, which has killed more than 300 people to date and those who are suffering in hurricane ravaged Puerta Rico. You can pitch in by following the charity links at the top of the shownotes at themjcast.com. A massive recovery effort is underway in Mexico City and Puerta Rico. The MJCast wishes host of The MJCast en Español @AleHuertMJ and her friends and family all the best…
It’s nearly Halloween and, aptly, John Branca has coughed and spluttered back into action to gift us with a trio of new projects. The first is a compilation CD of songs that are Halloween-themed and also of songs which aren’t Halloween-themed. The tracklist includes Ghosts, Thriller, Torture… and Dirty Diana and Scream.
The second new project, given a preview at Comic Con in New York, is a cartoon about a jeri curl-sporting dog set to ‘reimagined’ @MichaelJackson songs. The third is a 3D conversion of Thriller which featured the wrong music at its London premiere.
Two of these peak Michael Jackson Estate offerings – the CD and the new version of Thriller – were launched in recent weeks with a series of invite-only fan parties. After screening the music videos for several of the songs on the CD, John Branca and John Landis teamed up for some Q&As. So fans were treated to the sight of an unconvincing plastic dummy serving as a proxy Michael Jackson. They also saw the Torture video.
Co-host Charles Thomson and friend of the show Paul Black appear on this episode to discuss these latest Estate releases after @JamonBull and Q’s round-up of all the hottest news.
If you have any thoughts, opinions, or feedback on the show, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at email@example.com or find the links to our many social networks on www.themjcast.com. Keep Michaeling! J. ✌🏽🎧 #MichaelJackson #MJFam #Moonwalkers #TheJacksons #JacksonFam #Podcast #Thriller3D #MJScream #Halloween #ThrillerNight