Sitting here awaiting a dentist appointment on the last day of the year (got a spot on my tongue they're going to give a look-see, don't think it's anything serious) and I received a picture disc of "Thriller" from the maw-in-law. Now, I already have an unopened copy that I recently opened and spun, but I figured I'd see if my aversion to picture discs is justified. Yep, a little sibilant, and that low rumble I always hear on picture discs is also there, but not too bad. Then I start to immerse myself in an album I know all too well, but haven't really listened to in years. From Quincy Jones' production, to Eddie Van Halen's kickass solo in "Beat It" and throughout, that supremely talented singer MJ, I can see why this album was the biggest thing the 80's could offer. Strange to say, but with the odd tics and mannerisms Michael used in his singing, he didn't actually need any gimmicks. He was a very talented singer, with a gift for infusing his singing with style and panache. Anyway, it's literally 70 degrees here in Ky, tonight to drop to 45, so storms are here until after midnight, and I thought I'd share my very enjoyable ride on this classic. Anyone else recently spun it??