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    Beat It (Demo)

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    The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection

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    Michael Jackson

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Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

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.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

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If women see STEM positions as inhospitable working environments, online or otherwise, then it is our responsibility to work toward creating inclusive environments conducive to work by all. YouTube is only part of a much larger struggle toward equality in the workplace.

In my experience, I have been asked everything from if I have a stylist, to if I dress “nerdy” to better fit in my “role,” to what my reaction would be if approached to pose for Playboy. Scientists who take pride in their appearance should not also have to worry about their discoveries and accomplishments being undermined by questions about where they get their clothes or if they would consider increasing the popularity of their published works by taking those clothes off.

If we want to see diversity in these fields, there has to be a conscious rejection of and intolerance toward remarks in the media that diminish these achievements.

Emily Graslie of science YouTube channel “The Brain Scoop” who recently fired back at some YouTube trolls for paying more attention to her appearance than the subject matter in this video which went viral late last year. (via chicagobusiness)

Why aren’t more male scientists saying this too??

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johnskylar:

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themiracleofmusic:

oh.

Actually, I think the kid is playing Minecraft. Which is essentially digital Legos.

Two generations of creative people, just different methods of expression. Let’s not shit on the digital age as much, ‘eh?

You know what’s great about Minecraft?

You don’t get lacerations from stepping on it.

You know what’s great about legos?

Your shit doesn’t get blown up because a green penis snuck up on you.

Now here I thought this was just about how both the toddler and the 20something don’t have jobs…

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Casablanca | 1942 | dir. Michael Curtiz

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Said by liberal nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to collaborationist police chief Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) as they quit vanquished Morocco to join the Free French army in West Africa. In a script as quotable as Hamlet, this witty, sophisticated last line captures the pervasive tone of the movie’s patriotic response to the conflicting wartime demands of love and duty. The film lists three screenwriters, but this final scene was written and directed by its hands-on producer Hal B Wallis on an empty, fog-filled set”

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The “Hello Kitty” Caterpillar
This is the Chinese Bush Brown butterfly (Mycalesis gotama) in its larval (caterpillar) state. To the world’s delight, it looks remarkably like the famous Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty with little bumps resembling ears and an incredible design of a cat-shaped face. These cute caterpillars are quite a hit in Japan and are referred to as “hellokittipillars”. But don’t go hugging them too tightly.
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odditiesoflife:

The “Hello Kitty” Caterpillar
This is the Chinese Bush Brown butterfly (Mycalesis gotama) in its larval (caterpillar) state. To the world’s delight, it looks remarkably like the famous Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty with little bumps resembling ears and an incredible design of a cat-shaped face. These cute caterpillars are quite a hit in Japan and are referred to as “hellokittipillars”. But don’t go hugging them too tightly.
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odditiesoflife:

The “Hello Kitty” Caterpillar
This is the Chinese Bush Brown butterfly (Mycalesis gotama) in its larval (caterpillar) state. To the world’s delight, it looks remarkably like the famous Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty with little bumps resembling ears and an incredible design of a cat-shaped face. These cute caterpillars are quite a hit in Japan and are referred to as “hellokittipillars”. But don’t go hugging them too tightly.
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odditiesoflife:

The “Hello Kitty” Caterpillar

This is the Chinese Bush Brown butterfly (Mycalesis gotama) in its larval (caterpillar) state. To the world’s delight, it looks remarkably like the famous Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty with little bumps resembling ears and an incredible design of a cat-shaped face. These cute caterpillars are quite a hit in Japan and are referred to as “hellokittipillars”. But don’t go hugging them too tightly.

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Why You DON’T “Fucking Love Science”

The sad thing is that this trend is almost worldwide. Its definitely true in 2 of the places I would want to be — US. And then there’s India where its dying before ever taking off.

Except China, I believe. Hmm..

johnskylar:

So you think you love science, do you?  

What does that mean to you, exactly?  

For most people, I’m guessing it means something like this:

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Or perhaps something like this:

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That’s not what science is, though.

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