Thursday, June 25, 2009

the thing about my baby

Poor Michael Jackson hasn't been much more than a punch line the last few years, but his sudden death is reminding me of all the good times we had together. Like many people, Thriller was the first real album (I'm talking about a record) I ever owned (really was shared by me and brother and sister) - we would carefully place it on my parent's gigantic sterio and try to impress each other with our moonwalks. The truth is the guy had a real influence on my love of music, dancing, fashion (uh, as a kid), and even you know, being an invironmentalist and a good person... Sure, he was a wacky, but his music was joyful and innovative.

Go put your top fave songs by Michael Jackson on Top Five.

5 comments:

dad said...

Who had the BEST Moonwalk? K C S

dad said...

The Little Kid and his family from northern Indiana, they where fun to listen too and watch as they grew up, especially Michael.

kbmulder said...

Ah, yes! Our first vinyl also. I'm sure you remember John's sequin glove and MJ Barbie which played with our Barbies. MJ was the hottest thing around at Poston Road School.

Amber said...

My first album too! I had the glove. He was just a big part of my childhood - Thriller, that song in E.T., a movie i must have seen 20 times. That solo in We Are The World. As an adult, my friend Nicole turned me on to how spectacular and inventive his music and dancing really were, what the Jackson 5 meant to Motown, etc. All that and he seemed to be such a strange, damaged, gentle guy...it's heart-wrenching. That towering talent alongside that disfiguring torment...I mean, it's pretty damn epic. As a result, I can't stop watching youtube and t.v. coverage.

Penny said...

Amazing rhythms and lyrics that appealed to young and old and made people want to dance or could sooth or uplift the spirit. A huge talent. Remember our young J.T. with his black jacket and the glove?