michael jackson stands alone as the king of pop. not only has he been a huge influence on the music world, with such hit albums as "off the wall" and "thriller" but he was also an ICON of dance and fashion. come on, i remember doing the zombie "thriller dance" in my friend's basement in first grade!
and in fact, i think someone recently once bet me $1.00 that i wouldn't moonwalk to the bathroom at beauty bar, and... thanks for the beer money marisa.
here are my personal top five favorite michael jackson songs (in no particular order):
2) scream (and it's $7 million music video)
3) rock with you
4) the way you make me feel
5) billie jean
with a special nod to "will you be there" from the "free willy soundtrack."
thanks for everything michael. you will be missed.
sunday night was the 19th annual BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS fundraiser called "broadway bares." it's a sexy, variety and burlesque show featuring the best of broadway dancers, and a few stars.
this year included appearances by allison janney (the west wing, away we go), sutton foster (shrek: the musical, flight of the conchords), and mo rocca (VH1 best week ever, NPR wait wait, dont tell me). i volunteered backstage and was fortunate enough to see mo sans shirt. not bad!
the fleshy event raised a whopping $808,819, which all goes to broadway cares/EFA! a great success, but still down from last year's $874,372. is it the economy? people just don't have the extra cash to donate to such a great cause?
my feeling is, if you don't have the money to donate to your favorite cause (children, animals, cancer research), find a way to donate your time!
am i the only one watching "i'm a celebrity... get me outta here?"
i think i am but that's okay. there is nothing else on tv since "gossip girl" ended it's season.
i just wanted to say, years later, that i am officially jumping on the sanjaya band wagon. i love him. he is one of the few likeable "characters" on "i'm a celeb." maybe it's because he hasn't been a supermodel for 20 plus years, or gone through drug rehab yet.
we'll see how this all pans out. but i'm watching, and rooting for sanjaya. don't judge me!