Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, November 30, 2012

Crap. I'm Old.

The Michael Jackson albumThriller was released 30 years ago.



The video came out a year later. Cable TV was in its infancy, compared to today. Most TV viewers received over-the-airwaves broadcasts; even HBO was usually broadcast in metro areas. And the comparatively few people who saw music videos saw ones where th bands were playing and maybe some scantily-clad women were dancing around the musicians. The video of Thriller changed everything.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Yep, cause he sure as hell would have NEVER made it on Ed Sullivan... :-)

The New York Crank said...

You think YOU feel old? Over on the Patricia Polygon blog, she's got a clip more than 40 years old of Arlo Guthrie singing Alice's Restaurant. Cripes, I remember not only when he was skinny, but when everybody in America knew — and felt, yes, felt! — exactly what he was singing about.

These days, it's old folks" music. Grrr.

Very crankily yours,
The New York Crank