Think Farrah Fawcett had any influence on my style? I wouldn't have admitted it at the time, but it's pretty undeniable. Heh. Admit it. You, too, if you're anywhere near my age.
The news about Michael Jackson... man, it's been hours and I'm still stunned. I didn't get a thing done all night -- I tried, but I spent the whole night listening to and/or watching MJ music videos, old and new. We Are The World. It was Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond, for me, when I was growing up. We're all about the same age, and I had a serious crush on them both. I used to write fan letters, BEG my mother to let me buy 16 Magazine (and the like), spent much of my allowance on 45s that I'd spin in this weird damp room in our basement on Schaefer Street... it wasn't my bedroom (ick), but I kind of made it my hang-out room (kind of ick, too, but at the time I shared a bedroom with my mom... I NEEDED a Room Of My Own, and that was it!). One Bad Apple, ABC, and a LOT of David Gates and Bread was played in that room.
We have lost three incredibly huge icons this week. Do they get any bigger than this? Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Rest in peace, all.