Day Eighteen: Michael Jackson’s Thriller
This past weekend, my wife and I went with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to see the Detroit stop for the latest Cirque Du Soleil traveling show – Michael Jackson’s Immortal tour. As an aside, in case you’re wondering about the show – overall it was really good. I had a few issues with it, but overall it was an amazing experience! Not only did that show remind me that I have far too little representation of Michael Jackson’s music in my collection, it also reminded me that I love listening to Thriller this time of year.
Back when Michael was in his prime, a new video used to be a major event. MTV did an amazing job hyping his videos and creating excitement. Let’s be honest, Michael’s videos were always amazing so that helped too, but I don’t think MTV will ever match the excitement and buzz around a Jackson video ever again. Hell, we’re lucky to see videos a few hours each day these days…but I digress.
This is Thriller!
One of my favorite Michael Jackson videos is Thriller. It’s absolutely perfect – a good storyline, great choreography, Vincent Price, and zombies! Plus, the song is great too. I remember when MTV would show the entire 14 minute film, plus the behind-the-scenes documentary. I’d watch them every single time they were on – even though I’ve seen them several times before. There’s just something about Michael Jackson’s Thriller that captures the magic and spirit of Halloween, so I try to watch the video at least one a year around this time. Thankfully, since MTV doesn’t seem to care about it any longer, I can find it on YouTube. Everything about this video is iconic (from that red leather jacket to Vincent Price’s laugh track at the end) and it needs to be treated as such.
What music do you listen to when you’re trying to get into the Halloween spirit?
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As you can see by the above image, I’m getting ready for my 31 Day Challenge. As extra motivation, I’m linking up with a collection of blogs filled with folks who are also doing other types of 31 Day Challenges. Check out The Nesting Place linked over on the right in my blogroll (or click here – )
As you look to follow along my 31 day journey, use this page as your one-stop shop for everything. While I’ll be adding each day of the challenge to my blog, I’ll also be direct linking all 31 Days to the bottom of this original post to make sure there’s an easy way to keep track of everything.
Based on my poll results, it looks like my readers want everything but book recommendations (too bad, I’m a bookseller, so you’re getting some of those too….), so expect a very diverse month of posts inspired by the Halloween season. You’ll get everything from reviews, recommendations, recipes, craft ideas, costume ideas, interviews, and posts about all things that go bump in the night (among other things).
I’m very excited about this undertaking. Thanks for supporting me in my efforts to make this October a spooktacular one.
Also, if you like what you see and want to link up with me on your blog, feel free to use the image below -Happy Horror…Happy Haunting…Happy Halloween!
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