dear Michael

I was 5 years old when my parents gave me my first ever album. 'Dangerous'. I kept listening to the tracks while my eyes kept staring at that crazy album cover. Seriously, it was hypnotic. I think the hours I spent staring at that album cover lead me to pursue such an artistic life. no joke.
He was a hero to us youngsters, we grew up with his cds in our disk players. He was a pioneer in many ways, a powerful performer and song writer.
Unfortunately, these last years were pretty hard for him, loosing a lot of money, cases turned against him, etc..
I guess he was away from his music and from what he expressed in his songs about the world and about people, he was under too much stress, living in the ugliness of our society and dying in it. That's what our society can do to gods.
I was chatting with Eric not long ago, when he told me: "maybe he'll rise from the grave like in thriller?" :0
Anyway, we know he'll live through his music and his fans and forever will be in our hearts.

One of my favorite songs: Heal the World - indeed.


For those of you who haven't still heard, Home is Yann Arthus-Bertrand's first film. Yann and Luc Besson who co-produced it wanted to screen it on a worldwide premiere. I wasn't able to watch it on the 5th (world environment day) because it was banned in the UAE. But I managed to download it on mininova, I wached it last night and understood why Dubai banned the film. You should see it for yourself. It's free.
Below is the press conference of the movie.
It's a must see. must see. musssst see.

the movie website:

youtube link:

wrong yet real

There is something so wrong about technology. Something weird. It's hard to put into words, but this attraction we have for our computer screens seems out of place. It may be just me, but when I am on my computer, another side of myself tells me "what are you doing? get out! DO something!"
There is some kind of misplacement between us and the digital world. The Web, the blogs, the social networking communities, all of those are supposedly a representation of ourselves, yet it still doesn't feel like it. Somewhere in this strong connection we have with technology, there is an untied knot.
Maybe I am pointing out a problem that doesn't exist. I don't know. I just feel that we as human beings are using our screens too much, and have forgotten the wonders that can be seen through an extended field of vision, and the wonders that can be achieved by actually doing things and not letting things do them for you.
Our lives are so artificial, so limited. I have absolutely no idea on what will the future do to us. What new beings will we become. We have now followed a definite path. We cannot go backwards. We aren't creating technology, it is creating us. Transforming us.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but this hype, this excitement towards using digital means for communicating is really bothering me. It all feels so wrong. help.