Monday, February 4, 2013

My Daily Thriller



Well.. I’ve been thinking about writing about The King of Pop for a year and a half and I’m finally going to let you in on a little known fact. Since moving to The Netherlands, I‘ve heard a Michael Jackson song every day. I’m not talking every couple of days.. I’m saying every day. One day I had even gone the whole day without one when I was listening to I Heart Radio. A station I like out of Detroit was playing Christmas music and who comes on.. Jackson 5.. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.


I’m a Motown girl. Born and raised just outside of Detroit in the height of the Motown days. 

I grew up listening to The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and many more. I would not be who I am if I had not sung my heart out into my hair brush with my best friend Cheryl to The Supremes. 

And if you knew me when I was a little girl, you knew I loved The Jackson 5. On my bedroom wall hung a poster. Not Donny Osmond (although I will always have Puppy Love for him),

 not Davey Jones (although I was a Believer),



 and not David Cassidy (although I Think I Loved Him).




 I had a poster of Michael Jackson.

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Michael watched over me as I studied my ABC’s 

and talked on the phone to my elementary school crush (I will leave him nameless. DC) but Never wanting to Say Goodbye.


 Michael mania had even spread to my friends. In 5th grade in classic grade school fashion, my friends and I appeared in the end of the year talent show. And yes, we were the finale… as we came dancing out of the audience to sing Stop, The Love You Save. Oh baby… we rocked the house.


But here I am in The Netherlands missing my America in all its glory. Someone must know that I need a little encouragement from The King of Pop. Today’s MJ appearance in my life… Strolling through my Facebook feed, all talk was about Beyoncé, the Super Bowl and a blown fuse. And someone posted a halftime classic, Michael in all his glory.


 This American Girl is ever so grateful for being blessed to be raised in Motown and the classic music helps to beat my heart. And yes, Michael, I Want You Back. 



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