076: MJ101 Special: Thriller 35

In celebration of the recent 35th anniversary of Thriller and the accompanying MJ101 eBook, Jamon and Q have returning guests Andy Healy and Chris Lacy back on the show for an in-depth, track-by-track discussion of the album for the first special episode of Season Four.

Andy, creator of the free MJ101 eBook series, and Chris, a long-time fan, dancer and Albumism contributor, share their insights and stories alongside Jamon and Q as they take a deep dive into the world of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Thriller remains the world’s best-selling album and has inspired more than three decades worth of iconic dance moves and fashion. Through this discussion of each track, the guys get to the heart of how Thriller changed pop culture, and the world.

MJ101: Thriller
• The official MJ101 website and Twitter page
• Andy Healy’s articles on Albumism
• Chris Lacy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
• Chris Lacy’s articles on Albumism
• Michael Jackson’s Thriller on Apple iTunes
• Michael Jackson’s Thriller 25 (Deluxe Edition) on Apple iTunes
• Michael Jackson’s 1982 26th Annual Grammy Awards acceptance speeches
• Michael Jackson discussing his moving cultural experience after visiting Dakar, Senegal in Jet Magazine
Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Something (12″ Version)
• The Mexico Deposition
• Paul McCartney’s Pipes of Peace (Deluxe Edition) album on Apple iTunes
• Paul McCartney – Say Say Say (feat. Michael Jackson)
• Michael Jackson – Thriller (SWG Extended Mix)
• Michael Jackson – Thriller (Louis La Roche Remix)
• Michael Jackson – Thriller Megamix (SWG)
• Michael Jackson – Starlight (Demo)
• Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
• Michael Jackson – Thriller
• Vincent Price’s full voice over session for Thriller
• The MJCast – Episode 064: Vincent Paterson Special vis Apple Podcasts and the web
• The MJCast – Episode 068: Thriller Night Special with Ola Ray via Apple Podcasts and the web
• Michael Jackson – Beat It
• Brittany Spanos’ Rolling Stone article; How Michael and Janet Jackson created the New Black Rock Star
• Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
• Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (12″ Version)
• David Marchese’s The Vulture article; Quincy Jones, In Conversation
• Jon and Vangelis – State of Independence
• Donna Summer – State of Independence
• Footage of Michael Jackson singing background vocals on Donna Summer’s ‘State of Independence’ along with Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and others.
Hall and Oates interview discussing Michael Jackson being inspired by their work
• Steve Porcaro interview discussing the story behind Human Nature
• SWV – Right Here
• Quincy Jones discusses the story behind The Lady In My Life

Music Breaks & Ads
Michael Jackson – The Girl Is Mine (Demo)
• Original U.S. Thriller TV ad
• Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (SWG Extended Mix)
• Michael Jackson – Lady In My Life (Extended Version)

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Episode 017 – No Kaiju!

While Jamon is away travelling, Q is joined by Dan Villalobos as Co-host. Topics include Ciara’s rendition of Heal the World to commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11, Sony Music’s October plans for Michael Jackson, a wrap up of The Jackson’s performance at Proms in the Park and Jermaine Jackson’s fantastic new song, Summer Time Feeling. Q and Dan then also discuss Kingvention 2015 (with a little help from Jay Hoffman), the use of Thriller in a new Party City TV ad, Paul McCartney’s Pipes of Peace album reissue with a new version of Say Say Say, Tony Succar’s Unity album being disqualified from the Latin Grammy’s and all the latest on 3T’s The Jacksons: Next Generation TV show. Q and Dan then delve into a discussion around their own personal Michael Jackson experiences as fans and their initial thoughts on Janet Jackson’s new album, Unbreakable.

Ciara performs a cover of Heal the World on The View to commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11.
Does Sony Music Australia’s communication with @MJBookClub on Twitter indicate that plans for celebrating Michael in October are in the works?
The Jacksons perform live at Proms in the Park in the UK. Read all about the show through Syl Mortilla’s wrap up blog.
Jermaine Jackson’s new song Summer Time Feeling
Kingvention 2015
The song Thriller and its use in the new Party City tv ad
Paul McCartney re-releases his Pipes of Peace album with a new version of the song Say Say Say which features newMichael Jackson vocals!
The Tony Succar album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson has been deemed ineligible to qualify  for a Latin Grammy Award. Tony responds to this news.

Discussion Topic
Dan and Q discuss their personal Michael Jackson experiences, including seeing him live and in person at various locations.
Dan and Q’s initial thoughts on the new Janet Jackson album, Unbreakable.

Finds of the Week
Q – The latest two episodes of the Michael Jackson podcast, Moonwalk Talks.
Dan Villalobos – Wesley Snipes on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon discussing his role in the short film Bad.

Additional Links
Moonwalker ad
Brad Sundberg’s In The Studio With MJ website.
Dan Villalobos’ website and his FacebookTwitterSoundcloud and Instagram pages

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