Since hearing the news of Michael Jackson’s passing, I’ve been very nostalgic and sad. I remember getting the Thriller album on cassette tape when I was ten and listening to it over and over. So much so that his music is laced with many of my growing up memories. I remember hanging a full size poster of him on my wall, replacing the one of Shaun Cassidy probably along side the ones I ripped out of Tiger Beat magazine of the Coreys, Duran Duran, Kirk Cameron and Michael J. Fox. I remember when MTV actually played videos and I’d watch his repeatedly- Billie Jean, P.Y.T., Bad, Smooth Criminal- the moon walk, the glove, the red jacket.
He is to my generation what Elvis or the Beatles were to my mom’s- an icon and a legend.
In celebration of his career and pioneering musical genius I am cranking up my favorite songs of his and dancing. Thanks for the music and the memories, Michael.