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Dr. Conrad Murray

Asks Court

To Get Out of Jail

1/27/2012 3:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray has just filed legal docs asking a judge to release him from jail pending appeal.

Murray claims in his legal docs he has a legitimate basis to appeal his manslaughter conviction.  Among the grounds for appeal -- "improper exclusion of defense evidence and witnesses that resulted in violating the defendant's State and constitutional rights to due process, to present a defense and to the effective assistance of counsel."

Murray's lawyer also says, "He has exhausted virtually all of his available resources."

Murray is asking to be released on no bail pending the appeal.

If released, Murray says he plans to live with his baby mama Nicole Alvarez -- and would be willing to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Murray says he would also seek employment to support his children -- though it's unclear what work that would entail ... considering his medical license has been unceremoniously revoked.

To illustrate his dire circumstances behind bars, Murray's lawyer says the ex-doctor is housed under "maximum security" conditions -- isolated in a solitary cell, and escorted around the jail facility with his hands chained to his waist.

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256.

Dose Of Reality    

Sorry mymjj5, I don't think we'll ever agree. I didn't say they had it easy the whole time but their period of struggle, especially for MJ, was relatively short. The CC at the time was nowhere as tough as it was even a few years earlier, plus it wasn't long where they were able to branch out.


Many musicians live a very tough life for a very long time. They do "pay for play" gigs and hustle the door so they get their percentage as their only pay. Even then, the bar/club owners often short them. They play without support, lugging their own equipment (including a PA and maybe even lights), sleep in broken down vans on top of said equipment, while driving to the next gig. They can't afford motel rooms so they hope they can sweet talk some young lady they don't even like just for the chance of a proper shower and maybe an actual bed for a night. Those who don't hit the road, especially now that there are fewer venues then ever, have to hold down at least a full time job while they try to do a gig where that doesn't actually cost them money by the end, once or twice a month. That's the life of a musician today.


People like to say boo hoo MJ had such a tough childhood as a performer and a star. Poor MJ was forced to sing and dance. Daddy hit him. First, I'm sure he wasn't the only kid at that time that got hit. His practice groomed him to be a successful star. He was made to sing and dance but that is relative play compared to say a kid that grew up on a farm. If he didn't have that upbringing, where would he be? Most likely working in the Gary Indiana Home Depot waiting for the monthly karaoke night at the bowling alley.

885 days ago
257.

mymjj5.    

They can't afford motel rooms so they hope they can sweet talk some young lady they don't even like just for the chance of a proper shower and maybe an actual bed for a night. Those who don't hit the road, especially now that there are fewer venues then ever, have to hold down at least a full time job while they try to do a gig where that doesn't actually cost them money by the end, once or twice a month. That's the life of a musician today.
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when artists traveled and toured the CC back during the days of segregation, artists would often stay with people they knew in their homes. this was common even if they had money because very few hotels would rent rooms to black people. regardless of how popular or rich they were. i know this is a gossip site but you are way off base.


........and this was during the late 70s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8IP5d9GO8&feature=related

884 days ago
258.

mymjj5.    

The CC at the time was nowhere as tough as it was even a few years earlier, plus it wasn't long where they were able to branch out.
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bnb
They? They who? Just be quiet........"Off the Wall" sold 20 million copies in 1978. yet in 1982 mtv still did not want michael nor any black artist on the network........
So much for "branching out" 12 years after the CC? just be quiet. You have no idea what you're talking about......... especially about the CC.....pleazzzzz. don't try to comeback with mtv did not have country artists either.....
"Beat It" was in the Rock category........michael's protest to the label got him on the network.....MTV was not into branching out, even though their ratings were so low the network was about to fold.........until "Billie Jean" aired of course.

the CC still exists. artists who have sold millions often find themselves back on it because of the limitations of "branching out".........it's not as prevalent as you seem to think..........

btw: other than the jackson brothers, who were the other children's groups traveling around the CC?

I'm not fan of wikipedia and I know for a fact this list is NOT all inclusive of the artists that played the CC during the 50s, 60s and 70s.......yet again I ask how many children's groups or child artists can you name that played the cc? this is from wikiP:
Many notable performers worked on the chitlin' circuit, including Count Basie, George Benson, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr., Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Redd Foxx, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, John Lee Hooker, Lena Horne, Etta James, B. B. King, Patti LaBelle, Bernie Mac, Moms Mabley, The Delfonics, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Wilson Pickett, Richard Pryor, Otis Redding, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Little Richard, Smokey Robinson, Ike & Tina Turner, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Supremes, The Temptations, Tammi Terrell, Muddy Waters, and Flip Wilson.Jimmie " JJ " Walker.

that list is just the tip of the iceberg........

884 days ago
259.

Dose Of Reality    

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln

884 days ago
260.

Dose Of Reality    

mymjj4,
MJ couldn't hold a candle to most of those performers and certainly couldn't keep up with them at the same age(s).
MJ didn't spend decades playing bars for little or no money, his fame and success came early. Take a look at the history of most of those people you mentioned and you will see what a struggle it can be, even with some name recognition. Then again you would like me believe MJ was performing in illegal backwoods juke joints along the Mississippi delta 1950's, so I don't expect you to take anything I write seriously.


He suffered with MTV? If MTV didn't exist he never would have anywhere near the amount of fame or money. Do you think Thriller would have done nearly as well? Yes, there were no black artists on MTV at the time, MJ had the money behind him to change it. Keep something in mind when it comes to MTV at the time, there really weren't very many videos in rotation at all and very few with any high production value or budgets. Many of the videos were from unknown artists without major labels made very cheaply by non-professionals or film students that simply were able to borrow a camera. Also, many of the videos were coming from outside the US as well. The few major artists primarily showed existing promotional content that existed before MTV and concert footage. Videos were not the "art form" that they were considered years later. MTV was still very much in it's infancy with backers saying "we don't know if this will work or how long it will last" and record companies scrambling to figure out how to make money off of it. Though it is well remembered, cable TV in many was just taking off, still not being available in many areas, and MTV not being available to every system either. That's where the "I want my MTV" campaign came from and in many ways MTV sparked the cable TV explosion. Just a little perspective for to to dispute.


You can go back to living in your fog now.

884 days ago
261.

Dose Of Reality    

mymjj4.: 57 minutes ago

The CC at the time was nowhere as tough as it was even a few years earlier, plus it wasn't long where they were able to branch out.
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bnb
They? They who?
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Um, the Jacksons, you know the topic of conversation.
I know your reading abilities are quite limited but this is hilarious.

884 days ago
262.

Luz    

@BnB
mymjj4,
MJ couldn't hold a candle to most of those performers and certainly couldn't keep up with them at the same age(s).
MJ didn't spend decades playing bars for little or no money, his fame and success came early. Take a look at the history of most of those people you mentioned and you will see what a struggle it can be, even with some name recognition. Then again you would like me believe MJ was performing in illegal backwoods juke joints along the Mississippi delta 1950's, so I don't expect you to take anything I write seriously.


He suffered with MTV? If MTV didn't exist he never would have anywhere near the amount of fame or money. Do you think Thriller would have done nearly as well? Yes, there were no black artists on MTV at the time, MJ had the money behind him to change it. Keep something in mind when it comes to MTV at the time, there really weren't very many videos in rotation at all and very few with any high production value or budgets. Many of the videos were from unknown artists without major labels made very cheaply by non-professionals or film students that simply were able to borrow a camera. Also, many of the videos were coming from outside the US as well. The few major artists primarily showed existing promotional content that existed before MTV and concert footage. Videos were not the "art form" that they were considered years later. MTV was still very much in it's infancy with backers saying "we don't know if this will work or how long it will last" and record companies scrambling to figure out how to make money off of it. Though it is well remembered, cable TV in many was just taking off, still not being available in many areas, and MTV not being available to every system either. That's where the "I want my MTV" campaign came from and in many ways MTV sparked the cable TV explosion. Just a little perspective for to to dispute.


You can go back to living in your fog now.
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I guess that's what it's called: Being at the right place at the right time? And that involves being aware of the market and recognizing the opportunities available to you. That's called: Intelligence. Something I see you have manage to fog, because you are too stuck in your envious world!

884 days ago
263.

Dose Of Reality    

Luz, thanks for your comment that had nothing to do with the discussion.


I'm not envious of MJ, he chose to live a sad life. To take natural abilities and squander them. Locking himself away and hiding. Suffering mental illness and addictions (I would say more to medical treatments as opposed to strictly drugs) which took his life early. No thanks.

884 days ago
264.
265.

Luz    

Just a little something.

884 days ago
266.

Luz    

http://youtu.be/mwQbH48w2n8

884 days ago
267.

Dose Of Reality    

duilama, I like your posts too. We need some humor. There are way too many thin skinned people in this world. For once I would like to see a fan post something even remotely funny, it doesn't have to be against MJ, just an attempt at humor. Then again, phantom, one of the fans that doesn't annoy me, might be posting some hilarious stuff, I just don't click on the links.


One of my favorites came from OhWell when he described MJ's stage performance he ever started the tour.
TeHehe "PLOP"
Comedy gold, right there. Comedy gold.


I don't expect anything funny from the rabids, it's not just because comedy requires a certain amount of intelligence and free thinking, but also truth.

884 days ago
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269.

mymjj5.    

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln
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back to the lincoln administration?........a century after his assassination people were still fighting for the right to vote, education, fair housing, and employment.....

883 days ago
270.

mymjj5.    

@bnb
You're the one who pointed that "they" could "branch out" after working the CC. That's why I said they? they who? All black artists were/are still limited for exposure in the entertainment industry. Of course it's no where near as bad as it was over 50 years ago. yet subtle insulting limitations are still there......especially in the film industry. I just pointed out how someone could sell 20 million copies and still have a network object to the artist well over a decade after the civil rights act. Trying to insult my intelligence for additional posts will not work. you can have the last word on this one. Michael outsold and out performed every artists who ever lived. there's nothing you can write that can change the record books. comeback all you want too......yada yada yada

btw: as for you, LMP, & duilama's ridiculous lies, rants and distorttion against michael's life and legacy now and forever you all are:

You a stupid***
you a, you a stupid ***
(stupid, stupid)(stupid, stupid, stupid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHHkls1P1E&feature=related

movin on..............................................neXt!

883 days ago
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