"We wore that tape out"
Ta-Nehisi has reposted his post from two days ago about Michael Jackson. It now includes extra material, like this note from his father:
enjoyed the michael jackson piece. only thing is i remember your mom as loving that album. shortly after it came out we drove to atlanta. we wore that tape out. and knew most of the lyrics by the time we got there. i haven't spoke to her but that's my clear memory.