You may not have noticed, but we here at the Low Density Lifestyle website have restrained from mentioning Michael Jackson’s name since his untimely death.
We didn’t want to be seen as capitalizing on the sensational nature of the news, which is what every media outlet has done around the world.
But our crack research staff has informed us that we are the only website in the world that has yet to mention his name, and so, because we are feeling the pressure, this article does indeed mention his name.
But we are referencing Michael Jackson’s name only within the context of the Happiness series, and especially the Happiness is… theme that I’ve been writing about this week.
Michael Jackson’s music at the peak of his career – in the 1980’s – was infectious, riveting and joyous, and it could get you moving in no time, even if you were someone allergic to movement and dancing.
And once you felt the infectious beat, you couldn’t help but feel happy.
And so, to finish the week’s theme of Happiness is… you’ll get to watch some videos that are fun, unique and a salute to Michael Jackson.
The above video is a young Steve Martin dancing to Billie Jean. This video comes from a TV show that Steve Martin was part of.
Steve Martin has been creating happiness for so many people for so long, that it seems a good combination: Michael Jackson’s song and Steve Martin dancing.
And the below video is pretty wild: it’s inmates in a prison in the Philippines dancing to Thriller. I’ll bet they were pretty happy to be able to pull off such a feat.
And there’s one bonus video, thrown in for good measure. Below the prisoners singing Thriller is one of my favorites, Weird Al Yankovic, performing Eat It, his gentle spoof of Michael Jackson’s hit, Beat It.
So get into it, let the beat move you, and see if you agree that Happiness is…Grooving to the Beat ala Michael Jackson.
One last note: if you read our Summer Hours, you’ll know that for the summer we are publishing articles one less day a week, 4 days instead of our usual 5 days. So we’ll see you again with the next article on Tuesday.