So I never wrote a Michael Jackson post when he passed, if you’re into tech lingo and know anything about something called the long tail then you’ll know why I didn’t.
I was a hard core Michael fan, I was given a VHS copy of “Smooth Criminal” when I was a kid and watched it until the ribbon ran ragged.
I remember exactly where I was when I saw “Thriller,” my dad was making tuna noodle casserole while my sister and I watched the making of before watching the actual video so we wouldn’t be scared.
I also remember watching “Black or White” for the first time.
Yes, he got a little weird, so when he passed it was pretty surprising, but I didn’t lose any sleep over it.
About a week after he passed I decided to play some MJ on my iPod on a long drive with the moosh.
Dude, the kid could barely sit still.
She was IN. LOVE.
She couldn’t get enough. Still can’t.
I bought a DVD of his number one videos, oh how the kid danced while I did that whole “happy tears of pride and joy” from the couch. “Thriller” didn’t even phase her, unless you count being possessed by the beat.
I went out last Friday night with some friends so Cody rented “This Is It” to watch with her while I was gone (I had already seen it when it came out in theaters.)
Apparently my house turned into a dance party. While there’s no video evidence of Cody dancing, I know I didn’t teach her all these moves and she had to learn them from somewhere.
For the record, Cody never denied moonwalking across the bamboo.
the moosh told me today if I didn’t watch it I’d have to “just beat it.”
She then proceeded to dance.
My kid is awesome.