Thriller at 35

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Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He is on Twitter, blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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  1. Avatar Jonathan Rowe
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    I know that Toto aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But that they served as studio musicians on this album, on a Steely Dan album, for Boz Scaggs, and have sold millions of their own albums demonstrates there is something especially talented about them.Report

  2. Avatar gabriel conroy
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    My memory may be screwing with me, but at least in my city, I seem to recall the video being shown once on a pbs station. If I’m not making that up, it was a one shot deal. I’m pretty sure that’s how I watched it, because my family didn’t have cable.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe
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    I’m pretty sure, before finally being able to see the whole thing, I caught some of Thriller in bits and pieces in the ‘tv edit’ version they showed in regular rotation. I do remember when I saw the whole thing through, it was at my grandmother’s neighborhor’s house in Nova Scotia. But I can’t remember if it was that next summer (i.e. 1984*), or the summer after that.

    *I do remember that we saw the Canadian version of the LA olympics but at grandma’s house itself; a black and white TV that, at the time, could only receive the English CBC station, the French CBC station, and one independent station, that I think went on later to become Atlantic TV.Report

  4. Avatar Michael Cain
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    My son was born in November before the video was released, on my 30th birthday. The first time I saw it straight through was late at night while I was carrying an ill one-month-old around, doing the baby bounce, trying to get him to sleep. The tempo was just a bit faster than his preferred baby bounce tempo.Report

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