From “My Brush With Badness” – a diary by “Sam L. Parity” on working for Michael Jackson during the ‘Bad’ Tour:
"…Michael is an awful driver. He hit everyone's car in the studio lot at least once, including mine." (Photo NOT from Sam's diary. Just a funny picture of MJ and cars.)
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"He was also really concerned about doing anything that would inadvertently upset anybody around him. Even though he was spending five thousand bucks a day on studio time, Michael left me this note one day on my desk. I kept it as a souvenir, and pull it out now and then if people ever question my story. It pretty much tells you everything you need to know about him as a person and an artist."
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And again from Sam: MORE Musings on Michael:
"He was amazing in the studio. He has the equivalent of a photographic memory for music. He could sing something 40 different ways, and then two weeks later, remember that takes # 6 and 27 were the best ones." (Photo NOT from Sam's Diary. Just a nice photo of Michael recording.)
… We recorded so much music for Dangerous, that it was nearly impossible for MJ to pick out what was going to end up on the album. At one point, it was going to be a double album, as he had well over two hours of music chosen for the release.
When Sony decided they wanted it all to fit on a single CD, Michael kept coming back with lists of his his “final” selections, but they almost always added up to over 74 minutes–the maximum running time for the disc. I remember them going back and forth on this for weeks…
He still has my ink pin!