Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dead at 50

Say what you will about what he's been doing for the last 20 years, Michael Jackson's THRILLER shaped me...

Not only did I watch the very life out of my special edition VHS tape when I was a little kitty, but I also seem to recall making a play-by-play voice over on my boom box to go along with the THRILLER View Master set that I had. My audio accompaniment came complete with spooky narration, sound effects, and even a gentle reminder to change out the slides when appropriate.

At 3:15 pm today, the Los Angeles Times confirmed reports that Jackson had passed away from a heart attack after being rushed to hospital earlier this afternoon.

Michael Jackson truly lived his life as an ode to the unusual. I wonder if he plans on sharing a coffin with the Elephant Man's bones?