When I was ten -
I took a summer babysitting job for a working mom in my neighborhood.
8:00 am - 3:00 pm four days a week.
Three little rowdy boys
$1.00 an hour - seven dollars for the whole day.
But because she had MTV - it was all worth it.
I was in the height of my Michael Jackson craze.
At one point I was trying to save money to go to one of his concerts,
until my cousin Jamie told me “Utah” banned MJ because of his dancing.
I would feed the boys Spaghetti O's and send them to play in the backyard,
as I practiced the "moonwalk" on their wood floors.
I received the “Thriller Album” for Christmas one year;
and I would fall to sleep listening to it every night.
Say what you will about him.
I agree he was Wacko-Jacko the last 20 years;
He was eccentric and disturbing.
His personal life was pitiful.
But he will always be the King of Pop to me.
skip to 3:35 & 4:33 for the moonwalk