Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oh, Thriller

I can remember when Thriller came out when I was eleven or twelve. I babysat for a family in the neighborhood, and the dad had The Making of Thriller, and I must've watched it 150 times. This was back when I wanted to be a video dancer. Or a pop star. But even then I knew I couldn't sing.

I'm more bummed about Michael Jackson than I thought I would be. I'm listening to some songs from the album. I gotta say it was an innovative album for its time, and that's no small part to Jackson's talent. I also gotta say the recording and production is stellar. And that is no small part to Quincy Jones.

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than Michael Jackson to sing Lady in My Life, one of the few songs on the album that wasn't a single, and I think its sole ballad. Hah. What a crush. But this was back when he was hot. And you know, PYT was kind of a sexy song. 

Oh well. There's still Quincy Jones. 


Sarah Laurenson said...

It's sad that we've lost 3 show biz icons in a very short time. Ed, Farrah and now Michael.

Oddly, I'm more relieved than sad about Michael. His life was such a train wreck and the more I saw, the more I felt he needed some serious help that he would never get as the people around him wouldn't allow it. Or maybe he wouldn't allow it either. Hard to say. His life seemed very sad to me.

laughingwolf said...

jacko was never allowed to grow up... but his talent in dance/music will never be rivaled :(

my younger daughter was so scared of 'thriller' on tv, she hid behind the couch, but kept popping up for quick looks, she was about 4....