Saturday, March 8, 2008
On his blog, furthermucker.com, writer Miles Marshall Lewis notes that the Thriller album turns 25 this year. And that in recognition of its lasting influence, the album has been reissued with many guest artists. Yes, it's under the auspices of the gloved one's empire, and yes, if you go to his website there's a big ol' ClearChannel logo looking back at you, but if it does nothing else, it sparks a few memories.
Also Lewis has a great essay on Thriller (new and old) over at the Village Voice: http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0807,lewis,79102,22.html.
And then there's Thrillercast...a podcast with music industry insiders recalling their own Michael Jackson stories and their experiences with the album. Good stuff if you, like I, were old enough to be aware of the MJ phenom, but not old enough to be cool. http://www.michaeljackson.com/podcast
...sometimes I still practice moonwalking around the house.