Thursday, June 25, 2009

King of Pop

I often say that I am going to put together a folder of cute pictures of myself for use after my death in any news stories, death notices or funeral programs. I recognize that I won't be here for it, but I worry that they will use my driver's license photo or something.
So, all of this is a roundabout way to say that I bought a picto-record (the record came in a clear case, because the album cover was imprinted on the record) of "Thriller" at, of all places, Toys R Us. My parents resisted cable growing up, so my sister and I rented the "Thriller" music videos from the video store.
A babysitter bought me a biography of Michael Jackson (although he was still a young man at that point, so clearly it was early chapters) so I had a little information about the tough childhood the Jackson kids had.
But the Michael Jackson who I saw moonwalking and doing "Thriller" and even the one who proclaimed he was "Bad" are the ones I choose to remember today.