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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that couldn’t be happier after rediscovering our favorite, long-lost Michael Jackson CD.

Even though we sometimes tend to count Michael out of our list of musical favorites, we can’t stop ourselves from grooving when we hear those dance-worthy beats and that signature high-pitched wail.

Sure, MJ has had his fair share of controversy in the last 10 years, but there is no denying that he was on top of his game in the 1980s.

Between the moonwalk, the white sequined gloves, the tilted fedora and the feature-length music videos, Jackson solidified his position as the King of Pop, a title that was later replaced with things like Wacko Jacko and the King of Creep.

We always wonder what may have been if Jackson hadn’t slipped in to a world of his own imagination, and we feel a little cheated when we dream of all the amazing songs that we could be rocking out to if he was still recording today.

Even on our worst days, songs like Billie Jean, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,’ and Rock With You have the power to turn our moods around, and we can’t stop our feet from dancing when Thriller starts to play.

We’ll never forget the horrified excitement we felt the first time we saw the Thriller music video and, even though it gave us nightmares for close to a decade, we studied the dance moves in the living room for hours on end.

Rumor has it there is a Michael Jackson cover band that sometimes likes to play in Breckenridge and we are anxiously waiting to see if the crew plans to return this season.

We don’t get a chance to wear our red leather jacket very often, so we’re keeping the dance moves limited to the living room until the appropriate moment.


Moving on, we need to hand out a set of gossamer angel wings and a halo to Kath Weathers with Omni Real Estate in Breckenridge. Sounds like this is a full-fledged Angel Alert! from Amanda, and here’s what she had to say:

“I was in a terrible real estate situation over the past year and a half, and Kathy was helping me to get out of it. I won’t go into too many details, as we all understand the negative impact the economy has brought lately. However, I will say that despite insurmountable odds, difficult people and situations and a million other setbacks and problems, she stuck by my side and did absolutely everything possible to help me. In the end she became … a friend. I will never forget how she tried tirelessly to help me get and how she truly cared about my future and well being. THANK YOU.”

You go, Kathy! That’s one of the best testimonials we’ve ever heard and we’re sure that good karma is headed your way in droves.


We out on this Monday, cranking the ’80 jams and praying for more snow.

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