Dad: Let’s try this record. Look it’s like a book. On the inside are the songs and the words. And when you fold it out and turn it over, you can see a whole guy! His socks are glowing too.
Cedar: Cool! (laughing)
(he puts the record on.)
Cedar: Wait, who is this?
Dad: This isn’t punk rock. It’s called soul music. Kind of like dance music.
Cedar: Wait, but WHO is it?
Dad: His name is Michael Jackson and…
Cedar: Michael Jackson!
Dad: What you know him?
Dad: Wait, how?
Cedar: From the video where he dances with the zombies.
Dad: Oh, right. Should have guessed that.
(after dancing around for awhile)
Cedar: He sings like the same way as with the zombies. The drums are the same too!
Dad: Yes, kind of. But this was before the Thriller album. When he was younger.
(a full-on dance mayhem takes place for the first couple of songs)
(we get to track 3, Working Day and Night)
Cedar: Cora, listen. (he switches to 45rpm) It’s Alvin and Chipmunks!
(we proceed to listen to the remainder of the first side at chipmunk speed as Cedar and Cora pretend to fall backwards on the bed, laughing hysterically)
Dad: Okay, so what did you think of this album?
Cedar: It makes me think of dancing.
Dad: Do you dance to punk rock music also?
Dad: Is this different?
Cedar: Yes, it’s not punk rock. It has trumpets.
Dad: What about the cover?
Cedar: It was cool.
Dad: What did you like?
Cedar: The fold up man.
Dad: Look at his socks.
Cedar: How do they light up?
Dad: I don’t know.
Cedar: Weird. You look at the words and then you turn it over and there’s Michael Jackson! Michael Jackson for the skies!
Dad: What does Michael Jackson for the skies mean? Did you say “for the skies” or “in disguise”?
Cedar: For the skies.
Dad: What does that mean?
Cedar: I don’t know. Does this record go in the Os?
Dad: No. Michael starts with a “M” and Jackson starts with a “J”
Cedar: Why did you tell me who it was!?
Cedar: Why did you tell me it was Michael Jackson? I wanted to guess! And this is ONLY record that opens up!
Dad: Um, sorry and this isn’t the only record that opens up.
Dad: There are more. Why don’t you look for more records that open up.
Cedar: How you do you know?
Dad: These are my records.
Cedar: Look when it’s open like this it makes a bridge.
Dad: Sure does.