Monday, October 17, 2011



This is arguably the biggest (most expensive, at least) and most watched music video with a Halloween theme.

I'm not a huge fan of this artist, in fact I really have cause for a great deal of antipathy towards him. Now that he has passed, though, I suppose I should be charitable. Nevertheless, I have to say this (again): Sharing a name with this fellow while growing up was pure, unadulterated hell.

Here's the video, though. Directed by John Landis, zombie make-up by the legendary Rick Baker and narrated by none other than Vincent Price.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?


Paladin said...

I remember when this video came out. It was my freshman year in college (version 1.0). I had never seen MTV before - since we didn't have cable out in the sticks where I grew up.

They ran it about every 5 minutes, so I'm right there with you on the antipathy scale. Exception for me would be little Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 era, and the first album or so when he went solo. I consider it the pre-weird Michael, and I dig it.

M. D. Jackson said...

Yeah, he was cute when he was five years old and singing with his brothers -- back before his mammoth popularity ruined my life.

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