Thriller Turns 30
Well, not exactly, but today's the 30th anniversary of the song reaching number 1. If google is correct it was on this day in 1983, to be exact. I will never forget watching the video in my room thinking how cool it was and the controversy surrounding Michael Jackson's supposed connection to the occult. He was a Jehovah's Witness and I guess they frown on that sort of thing. Whatever. Crazy the stuff that stays with you when you're young and impressionable. I remember thinking, what's the big deal? It's Hollywood and movie magic and MTV and a cool song. Cut him some slack. Of course, he didn't need me to defend him back then and did enough in his life to stir up controversy more "controversial" than dead people dancing in unison. At any rate, I wanted to pay tribute to this musical milestone and moment in pre-teen history with a video that speaks to my inner 11 year old. It invokes memories of Thriller while capturing a spirit of rebelliousness with an authentic nod to the style of the 80's. Which is making a comeback, by the way. Plus, it makes me want to dance. Like, totally.
I am hearing reports that the video is not opening on mobile devices. Super annoying. However, it does work on a desktop or laptop and if you find yourself unable to view it just go to YouTube and watch it there. Lessons in Love by Neon Trees. Well worth it! Happy Thursday Everyone!
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